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Friday, December 12, 2008

Take your turn, take a ride on the merry-go-round in an inhuman race

The latest jobs to be taken over by robots are the lead roles in the Phantom of the Opera, according to Engadget, which says "The lead bots (named Thomas and Janet) can both walk, and have silicon facial "muscles" that help them mimic human expressions and mouth movements."

And because George Lucas hasn't made quite enough money from Star Wars yet, it's being staged as a musical.  This raises many questions - one being, will there be an introspective third act solo for Chewbacca? (Other than Han Solo, ha ha ha.) Perhaps the Taiwanese creators of the Phantom of the Opera robots could adapt them for the roles of C3PO and R2D2. "The Phantom Menace of the Opera" - just thought of that. And I'm going to suggest that since James Earl Jones is already a broadway veteran that he should reprise his role as (the voice of) Darth Vader, singing "Dooooooo not un-der-est-i-mate the pow-er of the dark siiiiiiiiiiide!"


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