Continue for more friendly 'bots3) Bishop Most of the androids in the Alien universe are total assholes, but Bishop turns out to be the exception. While the space marines were busy getting their ass kicked by the aliens and Ripley was running around trying to keep Newt from being eaten, Bishop risked (artificial) life and limb to guide the shuttle down. Then, when an alien queen ripped him in half and left him for dead, did he give up and go gently into that good night to dream of electric sheep? He did not. He gutted it out and saved Newt from sliding away into oblivion. Good android. 2) R2-D2/C-3PO It's impossible to overstate the importance of these two lovable robots to the Star Wars franchise. For starters, if R2 doesn't smuggle those Death Star plans, the Rebel Alliance is done for -- it's way harder to hit that already hard-to-hit exhaust port if you don't know it's there, and that's just one of several times R2 saves the main characters' bacon. Even C-3PO gets in on the life-saving bit, when he convinces the Ewoks not to eat Han, Leia and friends (with a little help from Luke, but still). Perhaps most important, they provided comic relief in the original trilogy, and when Lucas abandoned the droids and looked for yuks elsewhere, we got Jar Jar. Fuck that. 1) Tom Servo and Crow T. Robot Speaking of comic relief, no two robots have done more in the service of comedy than the two wisecracking 'bots of Mystery Science Theater 3000. In between making the worst movies on Earth into comic genius, they also did some good deeds in the form of keeping Joel and Mike sane as they underwent the Mads' bizarre experiments and forced imprisonment on the cruelly named Satellite of Love. Nice work, guys. You've done robots everywhere proud.