TempBot by Neill Blomkamp. This is awesome: it's like "Clockwatchers" or "Office Space" but with a sad little robot. You may recognize Tempbot from his previous career in the military: Tetra Vaal.

Alive in Joberg is also pretty awesome, and there are some more cool robots in his show reel (but you can stop when you get to Tetra Vaal: it includes all of that plus Tempbot).

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16 Responses:

  1. cyeh says:

    Was that really Linda Carter?


  2. rivetpepsquad says:


    and i was just about to add, "was that really lynda carter?", too, until i read the comments...heh.

  3. doctorfedora says:

    I wasn't sure all through it whether I liked it or not -- I was impressed as hell at the CGI, but the writing felt to me like they tried to make a dark comedy but forgot about half of that.

  4. bitwise says:

    The robot in Tetra Vaal is actually different. The rough outlines are the same, but if you look closely, you can see that they're different in most of the details.

  5. zoratu says:

    that was fantastic.

    i hope there's a feature-length film like this someday.

  6. korgmeister says:

    Interesting. It wasn't as funny as I thought it could be. But I can certainly relate to some of the drab misery involved in being a temp.

  7. skreidle says:

    Hm.. every one of those links loads for me -except- TempBot, which is a shame, as I want to see that more than AiJ.

    • lord_knusper says:

      you could try this:
      wget -U "not wget" "http://www.rsafilms.com/upload/Director File/Neill Blomkamp/High Res./tempbot_BbandHi.mov"

    • dojothemouse says:

      Doesn't work for me either in Firefox on winders.

      But rightclicksave works on this clicky link.

      • billemon says:

        Gives an "access denied" ... but the wget works with "-U 'Internet Explorer'" ... ymmv.

        • dojothemouse says:

          Yeah. The right clicky worked for me when it was a local html file. It might have been denying by referrer.

      • skreidle says:

        It did! (Or rather, option-click in Safari. :)

  8. styroteqe says:

    TempBot = awesome...

    also, bldgblog that you posted has some excellent stuff.. those gun emplacement buildings are pretty.. reminds me of HL2