July 22, 2004
Cyborgs in Fiction

title_broken_angel_pix.jpgAfter searching long and hard this morning, I finally found something interesting for igargoyle.

Wikipedia has a growing list of Cyborgs in Fiction, which includes movies, television, and books that have to do with cyborgs. For example, they list the Tin Woodman from L. Frank Baum's Oz books, the Borg from the Startrek universe, Darth Vader (he had a cybernetic hand), Inspector Gadget, The Six Million Dollar Man, and many anime characters like Alita (Gally Yoko) from Battle Angel Alita (pictured right).

One notable cyborg that I'm looking forward to is General Grievous from Star Wars, who is going to make an appearance in Star Wars Episode III next year.

"Full Name: General Grievous Shakar Species: 5% Omix-patra (Mainly brain, eyes and nervous system) Droid: 95% Hybrid Cyborg Height: 1.904 meters (default configuration)

Part non-humanoid alien, part custom-designed droid, Grievous hunted Jedi for sport and proudly displayed his victims' lightsabers around his belt as trophies of his conquests. His unorthodox fighting form and mechanical enhancements gave him an edge in close-quarters combat, and his strategic ingenuity and flawless cunning rendered him almost invincible against the Jedi." [supershadow]

In addition, their definition of "Cyborg" would be a good place to list yourself if you think you're a cybernetic enough to deserve a mention.

[Link via del.icio.us: cyborg]

Posted by nym at July 22, 2004 08:18 AM | TrackBack