Here, then, are some more influences that didn’t even occur to me until after I made that original post:
Yul Brynner’s murderous cowboy robot from Westworld is the original Terminator. This movie, as well as its sequel, Futureworld, sparked my imagination as a kid and made me want to write about robot uprisings. When Nar comes after Tramn and Caldo in the cave at the end, I realize now that I was totally trying to convey the same sense of Menace that had me on the edge of my seat when Yul Brynner was coldly stalking tourists.
How could I forget to mention Terminator? Especially T2? The idea of humanity as a whole being wiped out by its own creations has always fascinated me. In…
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