Love, Death & Robots
Love, Death & Robots (stylized as LOVE DEATH + ROBOTS) is an American adult animated science fiction anthology web television series on Netflix. The 18-episode first season was released on March 15, 2019. The series is produced by Joshua Donen, David Fincher, Jennifer Miller, and Tim Miller. Each episode was animated by different crews from a range of countries. The series is a re-imagining of Fincher and Miller's long in-development reboot of the 1981 animated science fiction film Heavy Metal.
|Love, Death & Robots|
|Created by||Tim Miller|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||18 (list of episodes)|
|Running time||6–17 minutes|
|Distributor||Netflix Streaming Services|
|Original release||March 15, 2019 –|
The cast includes Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Gary Cole, Chris Parnell, Omid Abtahi, John DiMaggio, Christine Adams, Josh Brener, Jill Talley, Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Nolan North, Elaine Tan, Aaron Himelstein, Samira Wiley, Stefan Kapičić, and Topher Grace, with Grace and Winstead appearing in live-action roles, rather than animated.
The animated series consists of 18 stand-alone episodes, all under 20 minutes long, and all produced by different casts and crews, though some episodes may share certain crew members. The series title refers to each episode's thematic connection to the three aforementioned subjects, though not every episode contains all three elements.
The project evolved from a late 2000s meeting whereby David Fincher and Tim Miller decided to make a remake of 1981 film Heavy Metal. Announced in 2008, the project was to be produced by Paramount Pictures although Fincher and Miller had trouble getting the funding necessary for the project. According to Miller, after the release of Deadpool, Fincher called Miller saying "OK, so we’re going to use your newfound popularity to get our anthology movie made", only to eventually decide, "Fuck the movie stuff, let’s just take it to Netflix, because they’ll let us do whatever we want." The two noted that the popularity of YouTube during the gestation period caused a change in their thinking with Miller stating "I honestly think that it's funny, because David and I back then would be having the argument of, 'Can people consume media this way?' And now it becomes the argument of, 'Can people consume media any other way?'"
16 of the 18 short stories in the first season are short story adaptations. Initially this was not planned, with the duo envisioning a variety of methods by which they would have developed the series. Miller originally suggested a longer list of stories that he wanted to adapt. Miller primarily wrote outlines and drafts for each short and allowed for scripts to be changed as studios saw fit in order to aid the production.
|No.||Title||Directed by||Adapted script by||Based on a story by||Animation producer(s)||Original release date||Duration|
|1||"Sonnie's Edge"||Dave Wilson||Philip Gelatt||Peter F. Hamilton||Blur Studio||March 15, 2019||17 minutes|
In dystopian London, a young woman named Sonnie with teammates Wes and Ivrina participate in underground "Beastie" fights: Remotely controlled bio-engineered gladiator beast battles. Ringmaster Dicko attempts to bribe Sonnie to throw the match, but she declines. Her team explains that Sonnie was sexually assaulted in the past, and her desire for revenge becomes her "edge". Sonnie enters the arena, piloting her beast, Khanivore, to fight the opponent, Turboraptor. After a brutal match, Khanivore wins. Later, Dicko's mistress visits Sonnie and seduces her, then almost kills her in a vicious attack. Laughing, Sonnie reveals that her body is only a bioware processor spliced to a spine, and that her consciousness was always inside Khanivore, and that the fear of death in combat is her real edge. Sonnie as Khanivore breaks out of her holding tank and kills the mistress, then prepares to kill Dicko as the screen fades to black.|
Cast : Helen Sadler, Hayley McLaughlin, Time Winters, Omid Abtahi, Christine Adams, Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Braden Lynch
|2||"Three Robots"||Victor Maldonado & Alfredo Torres||Philip Gelatt||John Scalzi||Blow Studio||March 15, 2019||12 minutes|
Long after the fall of humanity, three robots (K-VRC, XBOT 4000, and a triangular bot) wander through a post-apocalyptic city, trying to understand how humans lived based on their limited knowledge of them and the things they left behind. They learn the concept of human sports, consumption, and eventually pets when they encounter a live cat, which proceeds to follow them. The three robots learn about their origins and later arrive at what appears to be a nuclear missile base, where the triangular bot explains that humans died out from environmental disasters caused by their own actions. K-VRC states that at one point, humans genetically engineered their cats. Then the cat proves this by showing it can speak, and it is suggested that cats contributed to mankind's extinction. The cat demands to be petted, while many other cats in the base corner the three robots.|
Cast : Josh Brener, Gary Anthony Williams, Chris Parnell
|3||"The Witness"||Alberto Mielgo||Written by: Alberto Mielgo||N/A||Pinkman.TV||March 15, 2019||12 minutes|
A woman witnesses a murder in an apartment across from her hotel in Hong Kong. The murderer realizes he has been seen, but notices the similarity between his victim and the witness so he proceeds to chase her. The woman hails a cab and contacts the authorities leaving vague details about the murder in her confused state, and calls a man named Vladimir. She then visits a strip club where she works as a dancer under the alias Zawora. The man enters the club, guided by the host. During her dance, the woman sees the man in the audience and he chases her through the city streets. The woman, who stole Vladimir's gun, hides in an apartment but the man finds and corners her. They proceed to fight over the gun, with the woman ending up shooting the man dead. She then realizes that a man in the hotel across the street, identical to her victim, has witnessed the murder.|
Cast : Emily O'Brien, Ben Sullivan
|4||"Suits"||Franck Balson||Philip Gelatt||Steven Lewis||Blur Studio||March 15, 2019||17 minutes|
A small community of farmers pilot mech suits to defend their land from an invading swarm of insectoids which they call "DeeBees". When the defense field fails, DeeBees pour in faster than they can be repelled, so as the community heads for underground shelters. All arms are called in and one neighbor, Jake, sacrifices himself to kill a large portion of the swarm. A giant insectoid breaks through, but with a well aimed shot from a turret gun, one of the farmers' wives destroy it. Come dawn, the barriers are back to normal and the town has returned to a sense of safety. After the battle, the camera view moves back to show that the whole planet is populated by DeeBees, and the farmers are the invading force, having set up colonies across the planet.|
Cast : Neil Kaplan, G. K. Bowes, Scott Whyte, Courtenay Taylor, Tudi Roche
|5||"Sucker of Souls"||Owen Sullivan||Philip Gelatt||Kirsten Cross||Studio La Cachette||March 15, 2019||13 minutes|
Flynn, a hired mercenary, and Dr. Wehunt, an archaeologist, escape through a tunnel, fleeing an unknown assailant. Moments before, an intern called Simon discovered a cave with writings in it describing an "eater of souls". A demon suddenly reveals itself and devours Simon, causing it to mutate into a larger, more bestial form. Flynn flees with Dr. Wehunt and Flynn informs his two employees Micky and Gary of the situation by radio. On their way, they are confronted by the demon which is revealed to be Dracula. Dracula attempts to kill Flynn, although it stops and retreats after seeing a cat. Dr. Wehunt explains that Dracula fears and hates cats. The two reunite with Micky and Gary in a chamber, although they are cut off from the main exit. Realizing that Dracula has followed them, Dr. Wehunt searches for another exit through a secret tunnel while the mercenaries set up explosives. When Dracula bursts into the chamber, he is blasted with gunfire. The team escapes, and when Dracula re-enters the chamber he is killed in an explosion. However, their tunnel leads them to another chamber which turn out to be filled with similar demons.|
Cast : Michael Benyaer, Fred Tatasciore, Laura Waddell, Jonathan Cahill, Scott Whyte
|6||"When the Yogurt Took Over"||Victor Maldonado & Alfredo Torres||Janis Robertson||John Scalzi||Blow Studio||March 15, 2019||6 minutes|
A group of scientists mutate yogurt by fermenting bacteria. Although initial tests fail, a researcher takes the mutated bacteria home for her homemade yogurt, where it becomes sentient. The yogurt asks to meet US leaders, to whom it claims to have solutions for the country's problems. As payment, the yogurt requests control over the State of Ohio. The leaders initially laugh at the offer, but accept after the yogurt threatens to go to China. It proceeds to receive a century-long lease on Ohio, promising respect for the humans and constitutional rights within its borders. Soon, the yogurt evolves and comes up with an instruction to eradicate national debt. It gives this to the US president, but warns him that any deviation will be catastrophic. He accepts, though he deviates, and the global economy soon collapses except for Ohio. In desperation, the government gives the yogurt supreme executive power, despite some rejecting the idea. A decade later, humans live prosperous lives under the yogurt's reign; to the surprise of humans, the yogurt decides to initiate space launches, and leaves the humans behind on Earth.|
Cast : Maurice LaMarche, Alexia Dox
|7||"Beyond the Aquila Rift"||Léon Bérelle, Dominique Boidin, Rémi Kozyra, Maxime Luère||Philip Gelatt||Alastair Reynolds||Unit Image||March 15, 2019||17 minutes|
Blue Goose's crew members, Thom, Suzy, and Ray, are returning home from a successful mission, but an error in the routing plot causes unexpected events to happen. Thom is greeted by Greta, an old flame, and is told he is hundreds of thousands of light years from Earth, nearly beyond the Aquila Rift, and centuries have passed. Still in disbelief, Thom forcefully demands the truth from a tearfully reluctant Greta, who tells him that he is not ready to see the truth. Greta defends her position as she truly does care for him, and revealing the truth would hurt him. But as his demand grows, she relents and awakens him: an emaciated Thom is in a floating hive web structure occupied by an alien species. As Thom loses his mind to such an encounter, "Greta" returns him to the dream world, minus his recent memories, to greet him and begin all over again.|
Cast : Henry Douthwaite, Madeleine Knight, Rebecca Banatvala, Delroy Brown, Grahame Fox
|8||"Good Hunting"||Oliver Thomas||Philip Gelatt||Ken Liu||Red Dog Culture House||March 15, 2019||17 minutes|
In early 20th century China, Liang accompanies his father hunting a shape-shifting Huli jing named Tsiao-Jung, but stumbles when entranced by her. His father traps her in a half-form, following Tsaio-Jung to the den where Liang meets her daughter, Yan. As Yan tries to explain how humans and Huli Jing can love without magic, her mother arrives urging she get away. Liang's father kills Tsiao-Jung in front of them, but when he asks Liang if there are signs of pups, Liang lies and says there were none. His father accepts this and takes the severed head of Tsiao-Jung to collect the bounty; Yan escapes into the night. Years later, Liang's father dies just before the colonized modernizing of China, while Liang and Yan are friends. Moving to Hong-Kong, Liang works as a train engineer, and one night sees Yan, now permanently human after magic left the world. After a time, Liang develops robotic engineering, and Yan comes to him for help: the Governor of Hong Kong drugged her, and turned her into a cyborg sex toy, but she killed him for this atrocity. Per her plea, Liang builds her a flexible metal alloy body to morph into a robotic Huli jing. Parting as friends, Yan hunts any Englishman abusing her homeland.|
Cast : Elaine Tan, Matthew Yang King, Gwendoline Yeo, Maddox Henry, Sumalee Montano, JB Blanc
|9||"The Dump"||Javier Recio Gracia||Philip Gelatt||Joe Lansdale||Able & Baker||March 15, 2019||10 minutes|
A city inspector tries to convince Ugly Dave Dvorchek to move out of his house which is located in a dump. However, Dave and his pet Otto are intent on not doing so. Dave recounts a story of meeting Otto, who is a muck creature which fused with whatever material it consumed. But instead of killing it, Dave made it his pet and commands it to eat the inspector, killing him. Happy to be staying in his home, Dave plays with Otto.|
Cast : Nolan North, André Sogliuzzo, Gary Cole
|10||"Shape-Shifters"||Gabriele Pennacchioli||Philip Gelatt||Marko Kloos||Blur Studio||March 15, 2019||16 minutes|
In a world where werewolves are common knowledge, but discriminated against, two close werewolf friends, Lt. Decker and Sgt. Sobieski, serve in the US Marines. They are ambushed by Taliban militia while escorting a convoy in Afghanistan. Decker's senses locate the assailants, who are then killed. After returning to base, Decker and Sobieski are antagonized by some of their comrades. Later that day, Sobieski is assigned to a Watchtower position. That night it is attacked and Decker races ahead of the backup convoy to help the troops. Upon arrival, Decker finds all the men slaughtered by what appears to be another werewolf. Decker also finds Sobieski, apparently killed by a werewolf. Commander Reyner orders Decker to find this Taliban werewolf and bring him in alive. The next night, Decker sneaks out of base camp, and meets an old man and a younger man, both of whom morph into werewolf form. They attack Decker. After being injured, Decker faints to lure in the younger werewolf and kills him. Decker then fights the old man werewolf, killing him by crushing his skull. By dawn Decker has mostly regenerated, and he returns to base. After ending his service in disgust due to being abused and antagonized by his fellow soldiers, he reclaims Sobieski's body and buries him in the desert with his dog tags.|
Cast : Graham Hamilton, Adam Bartley, Jim Pirri, James Horan, Ike Amadi
|11||"Helping Hand"||Jon Yeo||Philip Gelatt||Claudine Griggs||Axis Studios||March 15, 2019||10 minutes|
Overworked and underpaid by the E-Z Orbital Maintenance Company, working class hero Alexandria Stephens attends to a faulty satellite in Earth orbit. While in mid-operation her old-model EVA suit is randomly hit by a stray screw from orbital debris, damaging her oxygen tanks, disabling the mobility unit, and casting her hopelessly adrift in open space. A rescue team can reach her in 58 minutes, but her compromised oxygen supply will only last 14 minutes. She seals the upper left arm of her suit using her watch strap, then removes the left glove, exposing her left arm to the vacuum of space. Throwing the glove pushes her back toward the satellite. Unfortunately, she narrowly misses grabbing hold of the satellite. As she drifts back past her beaten up maintenance vehicle The Anthem, she decides to break off her now frozen left forearm, and throws it in a last ditch attempt to make it back to her ship. Back onboard she performs emergency self triage then radios Bill, her ground controller, who asks with relief if she "still needs a hand?"|
Cast : Elly Condron, Chris Parson
|12||"Fish Night"||Damian Nenow||Philip Gelatt||Joe Lansdale||Platige Image Studio||March 15, 2019||10 minutes|
Two salesmen get stuck in the desert after their Plymouth breaks down due to a broken radiator. Spending what remained of their day around the car, the older man informs the younger man that the desert was once a sea floor, and they soon discover that the desert is not what it seems at night. They wake up to find the ghosts of prehistoric marine life floating around the car. In awe of the sight, Young man starts taking off his clothes to swim through the air, while Old man urges him to return. As Young man loses himself to becoming a luminescent being, a primordial Shark appears, and despite Old man's calls of danger, Young man is ignorant until he is consumed by the ghost shark. Old man, in shock, stands alone in the desert under a full moon.|
Cast : Kirk Thornton, Yuri Lowenthal
|13||"Lucky 13"||Jerome Chen||Philip Gelatt||Marko Kloos||Sony Pictures Imageworks||March 15, 2019||14 minutes|
After two crews on the Dropship Lucky 13 are lost, other Marines become superstitious and give the unlucky ship to rookie Lt. "Cutter" Colby. Dropping troops at an LZ, the troops are flanked by enemy fire and Cutter orders the Marines back into Ship 13. As one officer races to make it, Cutter waits until the last second to launch flares, saving all troops. Following this success, Cutter flies 19 more missions without casualty. Under her charge, the ship is renowned as "Lucky 13". Cutter, loyal to her craft, passes up upgrading to newer models. But on one mission, 13 is grounded by a Subsurface gun; the ship fails, but all its occupants are still alive. The troops evacuate as Cutter occupies enemy combatants; when overwhelmed, Cutter sets 13 to self-destruct to kill however many enemy troops it can. After reaching the trench, Cutter watches as the ship does not detonate until after enemy troops take over, where 13 takes them all down with her. Cutter is later awarded numerous awards and a cutting-edge new ship, but she longs for one more mission on Lucky 13.|
Cast : Samira Wiley, Daisuke Tsuji, Nestor Serrano, Stanton Lee, Noshir Dalal, Jeffrey Pierce, David Paladino, Jeff Schine, Melissa Sturm
|14||"Zima Blue"||Robert Valley||Philip Gelatt||Alastair Reynolds||Passion Animation Studios||March 15, 2019||10 minutes|
Journalist Claire Markham is invited to interview reclusive artist Zima Blue, who wishes to tell his story before unveiling his final work. Zima, who began in portraiture, moved on to abstract murals with the main focus on abstract shapes in a single shade of blue. He continued making larger murals until they were incorporated into celestial bodies, asteroids, and even nebulas. When they meet, Zima reveals to Claire that even though many assume he is a cybernetically enhanced man, in truth he is an advanced android originally built by a young woman who was interested in advanced robotics and engineering many years ago to clean ceramic pool tiles (known as Zima Blue tiles), with the tiles being the first thing he saw. He was upgraded and modified as a test-bed for hardware and software to his current state, passed from owner to owner after his original owner died. Deeply dissatisfied with his state and expressing a deep yearning for meaning through his art, he unveils his final piece: he immerses himself in the re-constructed pool that he originated from, strips away all of his modifications and reverts to his original state as a simple cleaning machine where he finally reaches meaning and happiness stating that he is "home".|
Cast : Kevin Michael Richardson, Emma Thornett
|15||"Blindspot"||Vitaliy Shushko||N/A||Original story by: Vitaliy Shushko||Elena Volk||March 15, 2019||8 minutes|
A cyborg crew — Hawk, Kali, Sui and Rookie — attempt to rob a convoy for a heavily guarded microchip as it is in motion to a tunnel. As they plant explosives on the back car, Sui drops one of his when swerving to avoid a desert rat, alerting the guards. Kali opens cover fire, as Hawk moves in to deal with the turrets. Once in the tunnel, they have a limited window to get the microchip, but as Hawk readies, he is blindsided by a massive defense bot which destroys him. Using distraction, Sui knocks it off the convoy, but it shifts into vehicle mode and intercepts Kali before she can rally with Rookie and Sui. As Sui and Rookie work to destroy the CPU of the heavy bot, Sui sacrifices himself to destroy it and the convoy. Rookie survives and takes the targeted microchip, lamenting on the loss of his team. He is greeted by Bob, the team's coordinator, congratulating him and telling him that he copied all of their brains before the mission; the crew greet Rookie in hologram form, commenting on a job well done.|
Cast : Aaron Himelstein, Carlos Alazraqui, Jill Talley, Brian Bloom, Chris Cox
|16||"Ice Age"||Tim Miller||Philip Gelatt||Michael Swanwick||Digic Pictures / Blur Studio / Atomic Fiction||March 15, 2019||10 minutes|
Gail and Rob move into the apartment finding an antique refrigerator. Opening it to get ice, they find a preserved mammoth the size of a sand grain, and returning to the freezer they find a fast-moving time-dilated civilization developing. After ten minutes, the civilization goes from Medieval era to Industrial Revolution then modern day, but some minutes later they see the civilization use tactical nuclear warfare, and Rob's face is slightly burnt by the nuclear explosion. Finding the fridge civilization escalating their warfare, they close the freezer and order pizza. After an hour, and afraid they did not make it, they open the freezer and find the civilization has rebuilt, and has moved further into its future with technology evolving at an unprecedented level. They ultimately evolve into a race of energy beings, return to a singularity, and vanish from the freezer. Believing the mini-people are gone, Rob unplugs the refrigerator to clean it in the morning. As they have breakfast, they find the freezer now has a prehistorical world, with primitive sapiens under attack by dinosaurs.|
Cast : Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Topher Grace, John DiMaggio, Roger Craig Smith
|17||"Alternate Histories"||Victor Maldonado & Alfredo Torres||Philip Gelatt||John Scalzi||Sun Creature Studio||March 15, 2019||7 minutes|
Multiversity, an alternative history research simulation app, shows a user six different timelines involving the death of Adolf Hitler. Potential consequences of each death include different outcomes from WWI and WWII; various individuals reaching The Moon first; time travel paradoxes; and post-apocalyptic scenarios. Exiting the demo, the user selects a possible alternate timeline where "Lincoln shoots first" instead of Booth.|
Cast : Rebecca Riedy, Dieter Jansen, Scott Whyte, Chris Cox
|18||"The Secret War"||István Zorkóczy||Philip Gelatt||David W. Amendola||Digic Pictures||March 15, 2019||16 minutes|
A platoon of Red Army soldiers hunt demons in the Siberian forests. Sgt. Sergei Pavlovich and his Lieutenant raise concerns the men are too dispersed, but the Major dismisses their worries. As the Germans lay siege to Stalingrad, the Red Army platoon continue without support into the forest. Following a bloody victory, Scout Okchen finds the decomposed corpse of a fallen Secret Police agent, Boris Grishin. At camp, reviewing Grishin's notebook, Sergei finds intel on "Operation: Hades" which was to research myths across Russia. In 1919, after the White Army retreated, Grishin summoned monsters to fight in the Red Army, but apparently failed to control them and died. Sergei wishes to use this information to get rid of the demons, but others fear it would expose the government's past errors. As they locate a barrow, Okchen and Pogodin ready munitions to destroy the monsters' nest and cave, but the two die from the collapse before they can escape. The horde is larger than expected, and Sergei orders a stand. He deploys explosives and turrets, but orders the fastest horse for his son to relay a message to the Major to bombard their current location to kill the horde. By the morning, all of the platoon are killed, but planes fly over their location and begin carpet-bombing the site.|
Cast : Stefan Kapičić, Bruce Thomas, Jeff Berg, Antonio Alvarez, Victor Brandt
Netflix released the first trailer for the series on February 14, 2019. The episodes of the show are displayed in different orders to different users, which differ from how most shows are displayed on the service. In response to an accusation that the episode order was based on the streaming company's perception of a user's sexual orientation, Netflix responded that there were four unique episode orders, released to users at random.
On Rotten Tomatoes, the series holds an approval rating of 79% based on 42 reviews, and an average rating of 7.03/10. The website's critical consensus reads, "This animated anthology has enough creative Death to satisfy cyberpunk aficionados who Love their Robots to have some Heavy Metal influence, but the series' lofty ambitions are often undercut by a preoccupation with gore and titillation."
Abby Robinson of Digital Spy called the series problematic in its portrayal of women as primarily sexual objects and victims of trauma, labeling it as "firmly rooted in the past". Writing in The Daily Beast, Nick Schager described the series as "Black Mirror for the ADD-addled video game crowd" and praised the show for its "diverse affair rife with violence, humor, and a healthy dose of sensuality". In a more negative review, Ben Travers of IndieWire described the episodes as "too often hyper-masculine and half-baked" and gave the series a C grade, though the review was based on only 6 of the 18 episodes. Writing for Wired, Peter Rubin praised the show and its boundary-pushing nature, saying that "sometimes, you just want to see Adolf Hitler suffocated by a giant mound of gelatin". Rubin further voiced frustration with the seemingly "endless parade of stoic supermen and the women who deceive or escape them", noting that at times it seems as though Fincher and Miller have aimed the show at a "particularly retrograde subset of genre fans".
|2019||Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards||Outstanding Short Form Animated Program||"The Witness"||Won|
|Outstanding Sound Editing for a Comedy or Drama Series (Half-Hour) and Animation||"The Secret War"||Nominated|
|Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation (Juried)||Alberto Mielgo (production designer) (Episode: "The Witness")
Jun-ho Kim (background designer) (Episode: "Good Hunting")
David Pate (character animator) (Episode: "The Witness")
Owen Sullivan (storyboard artist) (Episode: "Sucker of Souls")
|British Academy Scotland Awards||Animation||"Helping Hand" Jon Yeo, Caleb Bouchard||Won|
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