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What are fembots?

Where does the word come from?

by Anonymousreply 3303/12/2015

Bender's girlfriends on FUTURAMA.

by Anonymousreply 105/22/2013

The word came from Austin Powers International Man of Mystery. Dr Evil created sexy robots who were supposed to kill and seduce Austin. Instead, he charms them until they self destruct.

It's also a Robynn song.

by Anonymousreply 205/22/2013

Ask Dr. Franklin

by Anonymousreply 305/22/2013

No, it originally comes from an episode (Two-Part episode!) of the "Bionic Woman" in the 70's. (Which would be the "Smallville" of it's time.)

It was so scary. Freaked me out!!!

by Anonymousreply 405/22/2013

Oh, sorry. they were female robots, but they could take off their faces and there was gizmos and electronic dodads underneath. The were strong like the bionic woman, too. youtube it. It's pretty funny today.

by Anonymousreply 505/22/2013

There was also an episode of the original Star Trek. Mudd had three wives, all robots.

by Anonymousreply 605/22/2013

Its also used on Futurama.

by Anonymousreply 705/22/2013

Bionic Woman. NOT Star Trek.

by Anonymousreply 805/22/2013

They were scary because they looked like regular women but if you hit them hard enough, their plastic face popped off revealing transistors and circuits. Awful. Seems corny now but it was scary shit especially since they seemed like nice ladies until their malice was revealed. They were controlled remotely by an evil scientist. Their powers made a scary sound when being activated, even Jamie Summers was freaked out the first time she encountered one.

by Anonymousreply 905/22/2013

Never heard of it.

by Anonymousreply 1005/22/2013

Shockingly fun fact: (Not related) Lindsay Wagner won an emmy for her role as the bionic woman!

by Anonymousreply 1105/22/2013

They were freaky - kind of "Westworld" meets "Stepford Wives."

by Anonymousreply 1205/22/2013

Holy fuck, there was a Fembot doll! Must. Own.

by Anonymousreply 1305/22/2013

You're welcome.

by Anonymousreply 1405/22/2013

[quote]What are fembots? Where does the word come from?

In reference to the regulars at The Abbey.

by Anonymousreply 1505/22/2013

GREAT television! Lindsay owned the role.

by Anonymousreply 1605/22/2013

Fembots have feelings too.

by Anonymousreply 1705/22/2013

Star Trek's episode titled Mudd's Women aired in 1966. The Bionic Woman started in 1976.

by Anonymousreply 1805/22/2013

R18, did Star Trek use the actual word "fembot"?

by Anonymousreply 1905/22/2013

Wikipedia (yes, I know) says the first usage of the actual word "fembot" was on the Bionic Woman. The first name for a female robot, coined in the same 1921 movie that first used the term "robot", was Robotess! MARY!

by Anonymousreply 2005/22/2013

[quote]Star Trek's episode titled Mudd's Women aired in 1966. The Bionic Woman started in 1976.

The word "fembot" was never once used on "Star Trek: The Original Series." There were indeed female androids on one episode of "Star Trek" called "I, Mudd" (but NOT "Mudd's Women"--the latter is the episode with the three woman using the illegal Venus drug), but those women were never called "fembots."

"Fembot" as a term does indeed originate with "The Bionic woman."

The end.

by Anonymousreply 2105/22/2013

Ha! I win! (But you don't have to be a literary genius to combine the words Female and Robot)

by Anonymousreply 2205/22/2013

Stop being such a Robotess R22.

by Anonymousreply 2305/22/2013

too, true. (But, I love being validated for my useless reservoir of pop culture.)

by Anonymousreply 2405/22/2013

My God, but the Fembots scared the shit out of me.

Remember Oscar Goldman's secretary was kidnaped and replaced by a Fembot? The fat evil guy aimed to conquer the world with his Fembots. First, he had to eliminate the Bionic Woman and Oscar Goldman. Jaime Sommers was hot, too.

by Anonymousreply 2505/22/2013

R22/23 completely misses the point. You must not be gay if you don't understand CAMP.

by Anonymousreply 2605/23/2013

Just watched the "Kill Oscar" 3 episode arch last night. First time I've seen it in decades.

It was much better in my memory.

by Anonymousreply 2703/12/2015

True r27 - but it's still bad TV at its very, very best.

I loved that show as a kid - and even though I cringe at times watching the reruns when I come across them on COSI TV - I still enjoy them in a weird way.

I too watched the Kill Oscar episodes last night. Those Fembots creeped me the hell out back in the day...

by Anonymousreply 2803/12/2015

Stop Starting All These Hillarty Threads!

by Anonymousreply 2903/12/2015

Oscar Goldman, nee Richard Norman Anderson, is still alive (born 1926).

He seemed so old in the 70s, but he was only 50ish.

by Anonymousreply 3003/12/2015

Would Robot Oscar have been considered a Fembot also? Was there a term for the robots that replaced male characters?

I thought the robot flying the helicopter that chased Steve on the beach was a 'male' also, but that might have just been a sexist assumption.

by Anonymousreply 3103/12/2015

The fembots from Austin Powers.

They shoot bullets out their titties.

by Anonymousreply 3203/12/2015

Who knoooooooooooows?

by Anonymousreply 3303/12/2015
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