Android’s Dream: Astro Boy

When treated as protagonists, Androids fill a tale with themes of the roles and definitions of humanity. When included as tertiary characters they are often symbols for "the other."

Android’s Dream: Rosie

Rosie is the mechanical servant from the animated situation comedy The Jetsons. She doesn’t get much back-story, but is a significant figure in the cartoon - and in our culture.

Android’s Dream: Human Torch

Human Torch is a mechanical man in the Marvel Comics universe. As comics have notoriously poorly maintained canon, it’s tough to pin things down sometimes, but The Human Torch has a comparatively clear chronology.

Android’s Dream: R. Daneel Olivaw

Daneel is one of the many mechanical men in Isaac Asimov’s novels. He is the most used character in the vast canon Asimov developed, and became, in the later books, extremely important to the development of human society.

Android’s Dream: Bender

Bender is the mechanical man on the animated situation comedy series Futurama. He’s a "bending robot," originally only designed for difficult manual labor involving the shaping of large metal beams.

Android’s Dream: Maria the Maschinenmensch

The Maschinenmensch (German for "human machine") is the gynoid from the 1920’s German film Metropolis.

Android’s Dream: Prometheus

When treated as protagonists, androids fill a tale with themes of the roles and definitions of humanity. Thus, this series is taking a close look at these artificial people. Today we’re looking at Prometheus.

Android’s Dream: Pinocchio

Throughout the long history of fiction, androids and gynoids - artificial men and women - have been a common element. When included as tertiary characters they are often symbols for "the other."

Android’s Dream: C-3PO

C-3PO  is a mechanical man in the Star Wars story-world. As the character comes from such an immense franchise of stories, we could never analyze his entire character in a single article, but we can touch on his central themes and purposes.

Android’s Dream: The Gunslinger

When treated as protagonists, androids often fill a tale with themes of the roles and definitions of humanity. Thusly, this series is taking a close look at these artificial people. Today we’re looking at The Gunslinger.

Android’s Dream: Replicants

When treated as protagonists, androids fill a story with themes of the roles and definitions of humanity. Thusly, this series is taking a close look at these artificial people. Today, we’re looking at replicants.

Android’s Dream: Pygmalion's Statue

Throughout the long history of fiction, androids and gynoids - artificial men and women - have been a common element. This series is taking a close look at these artificial people. Today we’re looking at Pygmalion's Statue.

Android’s Dream: D.A.R.Y.L.

Throughout the long history of fiction, androids and gynoids - artificial men and women - have been a common element. Thus, this series is taking a close look at these artificial people. Today we’re looking at D.A.R.Y.L.

Android's Dream: Marvin the Paranoid

When included as tertiary characters, androids are often symbols for "the other." When treated as protagonists, they fill the tale with themes of the roles and definitions of humanity. Today we’re looking at Marvin the Paranoid Android.

Android’s Dream: Tik-Tok of Oz

When included as tertiary characters, androids are often symbols for "the other." When treated as protagonists, they fill the tale with themes of the roles and definitions of humanity. Today we’re looking at Tik-Toc.

Android’s Dream: Data

When treated as protagonists, androids fill a tale with themes of the roles and definitions of humanity. Thus, this series is taking a close look at these artificial people. Today we’re looking at Data.

Android’s Dream: Doctor Frankenstein’s monster

Throughout the long history of fiction, androids (and gynoids) - artificial people - have been a common element. When included as tertiary characters they are often symbols for "the other."