Tag Archives: UKTV

“People would love/fear/fuck a robot!” says TV show about robots

Did you see the story about mankind’s fear of the impending rise of the robots? Chances are you did, with widespread coverage of the story including appearances in the GuardianTimesDaily Mail and Daily Star:

Humans hope robots of the future will make love not war

A fifth of Britons have said they would have sex with an android but considerably more fear the rise of the machines will threaten mankind.

One in three, perhaps influenced by the likes of the Terminator franchise, believe that robots will spell the end of the human race.

Perhaps more pressing however is that almost as many are concerned they could lose their job to intelligent machines.

Source: The Times, 6 May 2014

Would YOU have sex with a robot? Prostitutes, police and cleaners revealed to be just some the jobs that droids could take over by 2025

In 10 years our streets could be governed by RoboCop-style police, our taxis may drive themselves and prostitutes might be replaced by so-called ‘sexbots.’

That’s according to a survey that looked at how robots will rise over the next decade.

It found that more than a third of people fear robots will take their jobs, while the same number fear androids will threaten the human race’s existence.

Source: Daily Mail, 6 April 2014

The Times and the Daily Mail, amply illustrating their differing priorities, there. However, whether we’re fighting or fucking our new robot brethren, the source of the story remains the same:

The survey was completed by 2,000 British people to mark the launch of new sci-fi TV police drama, Almost Human, which features an android cop.

Curiously, the list of jobs which could be taken over by robots didn’t include ‘journalist’ – when given the number of outlets who ran this simple copy/paste of a One Poll survey press release, it seems an industry ripe for automation.

“Fairy tales can be scary!” says TV station airing scary fairy tales show

February 17th, 2012

Fairytales too scary for modern children, say parents

Traditional fairytales are being ditched by parents because they are too scary for their young children, a study found.

Research revealed one in five parents has scrapped old classics such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarves and Rapunzel in favour of more modern books.

says the Telegraph.

Are fairy tales too scary for today’s children? Parents admit they refuse to read classics to youngsters

For generations, children have been captivated by Rapunzel and enchanted by Jack and the Beanstalk.

But it seems these traditional fairytales are on their way to an unhappy ending – as parents decide they are too scary.

One in five have ditched the likes of Hans Christian Andersen or the Brothers Grimm in favour of more modern books, a study has revealed

says the Daily Mail.


TRADITIONAL fairy tales are being ditched by parents who say they are too scary for young children.

One in five parents has scrapped classics such as Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs and Rapunzel in favour of more modern stories, according to a study published yesterday.

says the Daily Express.

What is it about the sweet, classic stories we tell our children that has the British press up in arms? Are you sitting comfortably? Then let’s begin…

Once upon a time there was a TV station called Watch, run by UKTV, and the TV station spent a lot of its money buying a Big Bad American drama about a policeman who can see nasty monsters which were once thought to only inhabit fairy tales – a bit like in the fairy tales the newspapers are talking about.

And because this TV station wanted lots of mummies and daddies to watch their expensive Big Bad American drama, they produced an opinion poll which encouraged parents into saying fairy tales send bad messages to little girls and boys, so that the newspapers could make lots and lots and lots of noise about the nasty stories, specifically on the day the TV series was due to begin airing.

The End.

Now don’t have nightmares.