I, Robot: the illustrated screenplay

by Isaac Asimov, Harlan Ellison | Plays & Scripts |
ISBN: 1416506004 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingSpatialwing of Arlington, Virginia USA on 1/2/2018
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Journal Entry 1 by wingSpatialwing from Arlington, Virginia USA on Tuesday, January 02, 2018
I found this copy in the Cancer Society's Discovery Shop in Moneta, VA.

Journal Entry 2 by wingSpatialwing at Arlington, Virginia USA on Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Man, does Harlan Ellison have an ego! Asimov really liked this translation of his stories into a screenplay by Ellison and so it is a real shame that it was not made into a movie for Asimov to enjoy. Ellison will have you believe it was the studio executive Bob Shapiro's fault for it not becoming a movie and he is partly true. It is also Ellison's own ego that is the root of the problem. He made it his job to talk to the executive (after the executive didn't get around to reading the script in a timely manner) and basically called him a dumbass on their first meeting, threatened him, and physically 'laid hands' on him. But, Ellison, says he is not to blame for the film not being made. :/ Sure. Edit-->After reading about Ellison some more, this seems to be his MO in life and work. He was known for being difficult, hot-tempered, and an all-around asshole.<--End Edit

As for the script itself, it was not bad. For me, it wasn't a real page-turner but not bad. There is some racism (beyond that expressed against the robots, more a mirror to the time it was written and of the writer), same for sexism, and another product of the time and writer, the characters were quick to hit/threaten one another and especially the robots. The character of Susan Calvin was interesting to see fleshed out and presented center stage but I was surprised at her extreme reaction to Herbie. I understand her being angry but she caused the robot to implode/commit suicide. She is supposed to be the champion of robots and love them more than humans. Just seemed the wrong way to play out the scenario. I don't know, just my opinion.

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Journal Entry 4 by Chicvolley99 at Denver, Colorado USA on Monday, May 06, 2019
Received from the To the Stars: A Science Fiction Bookbox

I have decided to keep this book to release this elsewhere.

Journal Entry 5 by Chicvolley99 at Hunterdon Medical Center in Flemington, New Jersey USA on Tuesday, August 13, 2019

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