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"The science fiction method is dissection and reconstruction. You look at the world around you, and take it apart into its components. Then you take some of those components, throw them away, and plug in different ones, start it up and see what happens."
- Frederik Pohl

Spider Robot  
  Scuttling insect robots.  

Maniacal bad guy played by KISS' Gene Simmons creates scuttling insect robots with acid-tipped stingers; they chase Tom Selleck. What more do you need to know?


(Killer-Spider-Robots attack Tom Selleck in Runaway)
From Runaway, by Michael Crichton.
Published by Tri-Star Pictures in 1985
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These little guys were pretty scary - and they worked in packs.

See this video (*spoiler alert!) for creepy details.

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