The six best onscreen pairings of robots and the apocalypse

3) Silent Running
This film about robots, ecological collapse and dumbass humans predates the other two by a few decades. Made in the glorious '70s, before anyone had ever heard the words "global warming," Silent Running offers a vision of a future where we managed to kill all the plant life on Earth and are keeping the last vestiges alive on spaceships. Then we decide, fuck it, we don't even need those (must be Republicans in control in the future) and decide to destroy it all, leaving one man and his robot buddies to try to salvage the last living plants in the solar system. Then he has to blow himself up, with one last, lonely robot still tending to the final garden. Hopefully it'll run into Wall-E at some point.

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