It’s hard to believe, but it’s been three decades since Johnny Five became a cultural icon in the 1986 classic Short Circuit. So, as we look back at the 30th anniversary, we’ve dug up all the things you probably never knew (or likely forgot) about the sci-fi classic.
From some bizarre, behind-the-scenes details about casting, to a not-so-subtle Terminator connection, to a look at the world at large that inspired the film’s setting (#ColdWarFTW). If you’re looking for a deep dive into the robotics, we also have some details about the design of Johnny Five, and the team that brought him to life (every robot needs those eyelids, right?).
We even take a look back at the bizzaro music video, featuring a cardboard cut-out of Steve Guttenberg, and the parody song it helped launch We dug deep for these factoids, folks.
Revel in nostalgia, check out the video below, and let us know what you think: