Japanese scientists create robot [insert word here]

The Japanese are certainly robot crazy. The latest creation is the skiing robot. Prior to that we have the hybrid insect robot and the dancing cuttlefish robot. They are also working on creating more human-like robots. However they played little part in the robotic recreation of Philip K Dick, which apparently escaped the captivity of its masters and the Black Iron Prison when it went missing in 2006.

All of this has been rendered obsolete of course by the invention of the robogeisha.

Lesser Known Horror Icons #1

(Guest post by Nick Withers.)

Nelson Aquino de la Rosa was perhaps the world’s shortest actor. His early fame came from staring in Ratman (an Italian horror filmed in the Dominican Republic, with the Japanese trailer above) which had the infamous tag line “He’s the Critter from the Shitter”. He also appeared in that brilliant clusterf*ck The Island of Dr. Moreau as the mini-Brando and was one of the inspirations for Mini-Me.