The new version does take a little getting used to, I will admit. I've got the TV version in my mind and that's kind of how I've always seen Marvin. I think the new one is also going to be extremely short, as well, since Warwick Davis (aka Wicket the Ewok from 'Return of the Jedi', the Leprechaun from the Leprechaun movies and Prof. Flitwick from the Harry Potter movies) is performing the body of Marvin. Alan Rickman is doing the voice.
Hey, everyone...Sorry that it's been months since my last post. Have had an extremely hectic several months. But I just wanted to drop by to say hi and see what's new.
I got a nifty set of robot cufflinks, which I'll photograph when I get a chance and post for you to see.
I've also recently launched CineBot, a film review site, which covers all types of films. (CineBot is my robotic film-reviewing alter-ego. It's not a site for just robot films, though I hope to review a lot of 'bot films, including the animated 'Robots' coming out in March.). Check it out, when you get a chance. Content is light right now, but I hope to update it frequently: www.fadproductions.com/cinebot.htm
BTW, has anyone seen the design for Marvin the Paranoid Android in the new Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy film, due out in May?
Thank you Joe for making this all possible...I had a great time meeting everyone and just hanging out, despite the Saturn Transmission Saga, as it has come to be known (I never realized car trouble could sound so Sci-Fi!)
And of course, thanks to Nikola Tesla for the nifty new addition to my collection! Sorry you couldn't be there!
I travel quite a bit and have picked up all sorts of stuff and haven't really had a problem with security in that respect...I even brought a big clunky trophy back from the Star Wars fan film awards last year (shameless self promotion), which could easily have been used to bludgeon someone to death. No problems at security though. I think it's really the luck of the draw, not to mention the tunnelvision of the security checkers...they have a list of things they're supposed to look out for, which they follow to the letter. They're really not trained to think outside the box and think of common items that could potentially be used as weapons...It's rather scary when you think about. :unsure: I think the real issue is having to lug it around and worrying about it getting damaged.