I, ROBOT / ** (PG-13): Wikipedia got a mention in Roger Ebert’s review of “I, Robot,” posted this morning.
Asimov’s robot stories were often based on robots that got themselves hopelessly entangled in logical contradictions involving the laws. According to the invaluable Wikipedia encyclopedia on the Web, Harlan Ellison and Asimov collaborated in the 1970s on an “I, Robot” screenplay, which, the good doctor said, would produce “the first really adult, complex, worthwhile science fiction movie ever made.”
Beautiful. On another note, the company at the center of this movie is called “U.S. Robotics.” Was it called that in the book, or did they borrow the name from the modem company? Which came first?