CNET's Crave blog lists the Top 10 Evil Computers from science fiction movies, television, comic books, and video games. The Trivia Geek explains why this list is so very, very wrong.
CNET's Crave blog lists the Top 10 Evil Computers from science fiction movies, television, comic books, and video games:
1. BOSS - Dr. Who: The Green Death
2. SkyNet - The Terminator
3. Queeg 500 - Red Dwarf
4. MODOK - Marvel Comics
5. GLaDOS - Portal
6. Max - The Thirteenth Floor
7. The Ultimate Computer - Superman III
8. Nomad - Star Trek
9. Proteus IV - Demon Seed
10. HAL 9000 - 2001: A Space Odyssey
This list stinks, quite frankly. First off, to not anoint SkyNet—the only evil computer to ever actually take over the world—the winner is an insult to time-traveling freedom fighters everywhere. Second, MODOK is a cyborg, not a computer, so he doesn't count. Third, of all the evil computers in Star Trek lore, you don't pick V'Ger, you don't pick the M5, you don't pick Vaal, you pick Nomad? Seriously? Also, Superman III never happened, so this list actually only has nine entries.
Who is your favorite fictional evil computer? I'm sure we can do better than this.