Love, Death & Robots
Love, Death & Robots (stylized as LOVE DEATH + ROBOTS) is an American adult animated anthology web television series on Netflix. The 18-episode first season was released on March 15, 2019. The series is produced by Tim Miller, Joshua Donen, David Fincher and Jennifer 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.
In June 2019, Netflix renewed the series for a second season.
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 the 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?'"
Sixteen 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 the story by||Animation studio(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 participates 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 teammates Wes and Ivrina explains that Sonnie was sexually assaulted and mutilated 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, the fear of death in combat being 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. The cat then proves this by showing it can speak, demanding 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:|
|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 and chases the witness. The woman flees to a sex 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 steals a gun and 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, Matt Yang King, Nolan North, Anastasia Foster
|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. The camera zooms out to show that the whole planet is populated by DeeBees, and the farmers are the invading force, having set up domed 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, Dr. Wehunt's intern, Simon, discovers a cave with inscriptions describing an "eater of souls". A monster suddenly appears and devours Simon, then mutates into a larger, more bestial form. Flynn flees with Dr. Wehunt and 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, but they are cut off from the main exit. Realizing that Dracula has followed them, Dr. Wehunt finds another exit through a secret tunnel while the mercenaries set up explosives. The team escapes, and when Dracula re-enters the chamber he is killed in the explosion. However, their tunnel leads them to another chamber 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. Soon, the yogurt gives the president a plan to eradicate the United States national debt, warning him that any deviation will be catastrophic. The president cannot help but deviate, and the global economy soon collapses except for Ohio. In desperation, the government gives the yogurt supreme executive power over much opposition. A decade later, humans live prosperous lives under the yogurt's reign. The yogurt decides to initiate space launches, leaving 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|
The Blue Goose spaceship'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 awakes from hibernation 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. They rekindle their relationship, but Thom is still in disbelief of the situation. He forcefully demands the truth from a tearful Greta, who tells him that his experiences are a simulation and that he is not ready to see reality, as she truly does care for him. He insists, so she reluctantly relents and awakens him to reveal he is an emaciated old man in a floating hive web structure, and that "Greta" is actually an alien occupying the structure. As Thom loses his mind from the encounter, "Greta" returns him to the dream world, minus his recent memories. She awakens and greets him 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, young Liang and his father track a shape-shifting fox-like Huli jing named Tsiao-Jung to her den. There, Liang meets Tsiao-Jung's daughter, Yan, who tries to explain the plight of the Huli jing. Tsiao-Jung urges Yan to escape, but Liang's father kills Tsiao-Jung in front of them. Years later, Liang's father dies just before the British colonizing of Hong Kong. Liang moves to Hong Kong where he works as a train engineer, and one night sees Yan, now permanently human because industrialization has supplanted magic. Liang develops robotic engineering, and Yan comes to him for help. The Governor of Hong Kong had drugged her and turned her into a cyborg sex toy, but she eventually killed him. Liang builds her a flexible metal alloy body able to morph into a robotic Huli jing. Parting as friends, Yan then hunts Englishmen abusing women in her homeland. |
Cast : Elaine Tan, Matt 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 in a dump. However, Dave refuses to leave. He tells the inspector about Otto, a muck creature that has fused with whatever material it consumed in the dump. Instead of killing it, Dave made it his pet. He encourages Otto to eat the inspector. |
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 in Afghanistan. They are ambushed by Taliban militia while escorting a convoy and 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 Sobieski and all the other troops slaughtered by what appears to be another werewolf. Commander Reyner orders Decker to find the Taliban werewolf and bring him in alive. The next night, Decker sneaks out of base camp into the desert, and meets an old man and a younger man, both of whom morph into werewolf form. He fights and defeats them both. Decker returns to base and ends his service in disgust. 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|
Alexandria Stephens attends to a faulty satellite in Earth orbit. During a spacewalk, her old-model EVA suit is hit by a stray screw from orbital debris, casting her hopelessly adrift with only 14 minutes of oxygen. 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, but she narrowly misses grabbing hold. 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, the young man undresses to swim through the air, while the old man urges him to return. As the young man becomes a luminescent being, a primordial Shark appears, and despite the old man's calls of danger, the young man is ignorant until he is consumed by the ghost shark.|
Cast : Kirk Thornton, Yuri Lowenthal
|13||"Lucky 13"||Jerome Chen||Philip Gelatt||Marko Kloos||Sony Pictures Imageworks||March 15, 2019||13 minutes|
After two crews on the Dropship #13-02313 are lost, other Marines become superstitious and give the unlucky ship to rookie Lt. "Cutter" Colby. Cutter flies twenty missions without casualty; under her charge, the ship is renowned as "Lucky 13". Cutter, loyal to her craft, passes up upgrading to newer models. On one mission, 13 is grounded by a Subsurface gun; the ship fails, but all its occupants survive. The troops evacuate as Cutter occupies enemy combatants; when overwhelmed, Cutter sets 13 to self-destruct to kill many enemy troops it can. After reaching the trench, Cutter watches as the ship does not detonate until enemy troops take over, where 13 takes them all down with her. Cutter is awarded numerous medals 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 the reclusive artist Zima Blue, who wishes to tell his story before unveiling his final work. Zima, who began in portraiture, moved on to murals focused 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 roboticist 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. 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, casts off all of his modifications and reverts to his original state as a simple cleaning machine.|
Cast : Kevin Michael Richardson, Emma Thornett
|15||"Blindspot"||Vitaliy Shushko||Vitaliy Shushko||N/A||Animation production by:|
|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 and destroyed by a massive defense bot. Using distraction, Sui knocks it off the convoy, but it shifts into vehicle mode and gives chase, crushing Kali as it does. Sui sacrifices himself to destroy the defense bot's CPU and the convoy. Rookie survives and takes the targeted microchip, lamenting 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, commending him for 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 tiny preserved mammoth, and returning to the freezer they find a fast-moving time-dilated civilization developing. Within 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, which burns Rob's face. 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 prehistoric 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 in 1908 instead of 1945. 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".|
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. Following a bloody victory, Scout Okchen finds the decomposed corpse of a fallen Secret Police agent, Boris Grishin. Grishin's notebook describes "Operation Hades", an attempt to summon monsters to fight in the Red Army, but the summoners 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 another soldier, Pogodin ready munitions to seal the monsters' nest and cave, but the blast instead opens the entire burrow. The horde is larger than expected, so Sergei orders a last stand, commanding his son to relay a message 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 trailer featured Matt Green's industrial hardcore remix of AMBASSADOR21's "We Are Legion". 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.
Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes compiled 43 critic reviews and identified 77% as positive, with 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." Metacritic sampled 4 reviews from mainstream critics and calculated a weighted average score of 65/100, indicating "generally favorable reviews".
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". Peter Rubin of Wired magazine 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".
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. 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".
|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|||
|2020||Annie Awards||Outstanding Achievement in Animated Effects in an Animated Television/Media Production||Viktor Németh, Szabolcs Illés, Ádám Sipos, and Vladimir Zhovna (Episode: "The Secret War")||Won|||
|Outstanding Achievement in Music in an Animated Television/Media Production||Rob Cairns (Episode: "Sonnie's Edge")||Won|
|Outstanding Achievement in Production Design in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production||Alberto Mielgo (Episode: "The Witness")||Won|
|Outstanding Achievement in Editorial in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production||Bo Juhl, Stacy Auckland, Valerian Zamel (Episode: "Alternate Histories")||Won|
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