If you've seen this film and think of it as fondly as I do, reply.

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@emacsen I first saw it as a child, and it had a big influence on me. I liked the robots because they weren't oppressive as in other movies (robots in scifi are usually a metaphor for an othered outgroup) but were doing useful stuff, like gardening or medical tasks.

Also the ecological message of the movie is probably more relevant now than when it was made.

@bob I liked it because I resonated with the protagonist's feelings of lonliness and despair.

And the antagonist of the film is apathy.

re: the Bots. Clearly someone at Lucasfilms saw the film as well

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