Thursday, February 2, 2017

#242 - Strict Definition of a Cyborg


HOSTS: Dan, Shawn

NEWS/TALK: What is a cyborg?

COMICS: Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Adventures, Loose Ends, March: Book 1, Rom Vol. 1

2 comments:

7cbdbe2a-eed8-11e6-aa76-ff71cafa6e5d said...

So I loved Rom as a kid & I was really let down by the FCBD issue, so I can't read the new series & I'm even scared to re-read the old series. But I will give some spoilers to a thirty year old series that might help. My memory is that the Space Knights volunteered for a conversion process where large portions of their bodies were put in stasis while they were transformed into Space Knights with the hope they would be converted back to Galadorian (did I get the name right) when the Dire Wraith war was over. I believe in the final issue of the series Rom regains him humanoid form.

For the definition of cyborg, I believe that the term cyborg was coined as the title of the book that inspired The Six Million Dollar Man. I think a lot of sci-fi folks go with the shift from augmented human to cyborg when it is over 50% of the body, though lately I think it might be more in touch with someone who's brain is partially augmented by computers.

There's a number of fascist brain bots in comics, The Brain in Doom Patrol & then an actual Nazi in the 1970s version of The Invaders in the first couple issues.

All I got for now. Good to be able to listen to you guys during my data processing work.

Comic Book Pitt said...

Thanks for the info and the feedback! Glad we're able to keep you entertained during work!