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Whereas the movie I, Robot, which is opening in July (at least in the US, I don't know the opening dates in other countries) is a total perversion of Isaac Asimov's book on which the movie is based.

Whereas the movie is based on the idea that robots are evil and must be destroyed; contradicting the book's theme that robots can be made to serve humanity or even be better leaders than humans themselves.

Whereas the movie I, Robot was produced by 20th Century FOX.

I propose a boycott of 20th Century FOX and all its products and subsidiaries.

Any Asimov fan will surely be disgusted by what has been done with this movie, but they aren't the only ones who should boycott.

All science fiction fans should; what they can do to Asimov they can do to others. This time it is I, Robot. Next time it may be _The Moon is a Harsh Mistress_ or _Ringworld_ (OK, probably not while Niven is alive) or the Heritage Universe series or _Mission of Gravity_, or virtually anything else, especially if the author is dead or likely to be so in a decade.

In fact, anyone who likes books should consider it. After all, it can't just happen to SF books--anyone notice what ws done, by Disney, I think, to E. B. White's Stuart Little.

We must boycott FOX to teach filmmakers that they can't just rewrite books to make a better movie; if they want to make a movie from a book they must follow the plot.

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