The movie Short Circuit features a self-aware robot who names himself Johnny 5. (See: 5) Johnny 5 was developed for the military under the original name of SAINT number 5. SAINT is an acronym for "Strategic Artificially Intelligent Nuclear Transport." Johnny 5 becomes self-aware when he is indirectly struck by a bolt of lightning while recharging his battery. His eyes glow red at this moment, as they do when he uses his laser gun. Bringing to mind the Tin-man analogy, the comparison between humans and robots is made when Stephanie Speck says, "I'm a machine, you're a machine..." Stephanie's house and truck have rainbow stickers, and at one point her head comes close to a rainbow sticker in the background indicating her passage "over the rainbow." While Johnny 5 is driving her truck with rainbow sticker visible on the windsheild, Stephanie calls him a "hunk of tin." Rainbows and tin are connected through the number 42 as both the angle of light refraction in a rainbow, and the symbol for the metal tin (a symbol which combines the shape of a 2 and 4).
In the sequel for Short Circuit, Johnny 5 gets gold plating (Golden Boy).
Similarities and Connections Between Short Circuit and Other FilmsEdit
At the end of the Short Circuit sequel, Johnny 5 becomes a citizen, which is similar to the movie Bicentennial Man.
The sequel for Short Circuit stars actor Michael KcKean (MM) who plays the father of D.A.R.Y.L.
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