‘That’s impossible. Robots can’t kill.’
A literate science-fiction mystery set in an elegant, multicultural future society, The Robots of Death
(1977) represents a synthesis of a witty script, beautiful design and
clever, sympathetic casting. This Black Archive examines these elements
contributing to the story’s alchemical brilliance, alongside the themes
of artificial intelligence, class and power in the works of scriptwriter
Chris Boucher, and the titular robots’ legacy, including their
reinterpretation in audio and stage plays.