Whether you loved or loathed Interstellar (I loved it) you cannot deny the inherent ‘coolness’ of its robots. Unique, interesting, personable — the thing about Interstellar’s robots that intrigued me was their design. This mini documentary focuses on how and why Interstellar’s robots came to be. It’s fascinating.
Featuring interviews with both Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan, this is really good stuff. I love their approach: let’s stop thinking about robots in terms of humanoid machines, let’s think in terms of their purpose. Why would someone make a robot? What would it actually look like?
Really interesting ideas. Particularly in terms of the real-life inspirations for the robots.