Twitch's Favorite Robotic Cops (Resurrection Optional)

Peter Martin, Managing Editor

The metallic clank of his feet. The whirling drill sound of his arms and torso twisting into motion. The stentorian command of his voice. Paul Verhoeven's RoboCop set a high standard for robotic law-enforcement officers back in 1987, a standard that José Padilha's new RoboCop will be hard-pressed to top when it expands into North America on Wednesday, February 12.

But Verhoeven's vision, based on a great script by Edward Neumeier and Michael Miner, and brought to life by a large team of talented craftspeople and an excellent cast, led by the great Peter Weller, was not the first time robotics and/or cops brought back to life played a role in providing law and order on the big screen. Our writers were eager to share their -- sometimes quite liberally interpreted! -- favorite robotic and/or resurrected cops. Click through to read our selections.

Ard Vijn, Jim Tudor, Zak Hepburn, Ernesto Zelaya Miñano, Daniel Rutledge and Charles Webb contributed to this story.