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|"kinda reminds me of Capsela when I was growing up"
( 10/22/2010 1:36:11 PM)
|"Try this link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capsela"
(Bill Christensen 10/23/2010 12:49:51 PM)
|"Also note Gerry Anderson's puppet series "Terrahawks" (1983) featured spherical robots (good) and cubical robots (evil). The cubes could stack up like that as part of their nefarious plans to help their puppet overlords.
(Kibo 10/25/2010 8:08:41 PM)
|"Found a picture will post http://www.thecartoonarchive.com/Terrahawks.php"
(Bill Christensen 10/25/2010 10:41:58 PM)
|"The Metal Monster by A. Merritt (1920)
"... there poured with incredible swiftness out of the crevice score upon score of the metal things. The fissures vomited them!
Globes and cubes and pyramids ... Sphere and block and pyramid ran together, seemed to seethe. I had again that sense of a quicksilver melting. Up from them thrust a thick rectangular column. Eight feet in width and twenty feet high, it shaped itself. Out from its left side, from right side, sprang arms—fearful arms that grew and grew as globe and cube and angle raced up the column's side and clicked into place each upon, each after, the other. With magical quickness the arms lengthened."
"The span over which we had passed had raised itself even as had the baby bridge of the fortress; had lifted itself across the chasm and dropping itself upon the hither verge had disintegrated into its units; was following us.
A bridge of metal that could build itself—and break itself. A thinking, conscious metal bridge! A metal bridge with volition — with mind — that was following us.""
(Blue Monkey 11/19/2011 9:29:18 PM)
|"Great find! I've never read that story; I'll add it to the index."
(Bill Christensen 11/21/2011 8:54:57 PM)
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