Films: Red Planet (2000)
Alias: Autonomous Mapping Exploration and Evasion
Location: Civilized Area/Eldritch location/Desert
Height/Weight: Twice that of an average human.
Affiliation: Neutral, leaning on Evil
Summary: Mars is the number one place we often expect sci-fi writers to bring on the aliens. But these days, while Mars is capable of sustaining life no matter how small, we won't be seeing tentacled monstrosities or anything like that. Oh no, we'll just bring the monsters to the planet instead!
History: Earth is on the brink of environmental collapse, meaning that the next best option is to terraform Mars. But when things start going a bit slow, a team of experts is sent to investigate. Helping them is AMEE, a military-grade robot designed to guide them. But an accident strands the entire crew on the red planet. AMEE is lost yet found once more at the abandoned Mars base, but she now sees the remaining crew as a hazard, and switches into military mode to kill them all. Which sounds worse? Starving to death on a deserted planet, or being hunted down by a homicidal robot?
Notable Kills: Nothing special.
Final Fate: After discovering that their terraforming efforts have actually been helped by some no-longer-dormant Martian insects identified as Nematodes, the remaining crew finds a way to save both Mars and Earth. But before the last astronaut can leave, AMEE attacks. Luckily, her core is taken after she's disabled and self-destructs, and with it the man leaves.
Powers/Abilities: Durable steel.
Weakness: Heavy artillery, anything that could cause her to short-circuit.
Scariness Factor: 3.5-Whoever designed AMEE as a navigator either really liked dogs or just hated people. A typical navigator would probably not have to come with military protocols on a BARREN PLANET. The fact that she's so deadly and bestial in looks is entirely science's fault.
Trivia: -We have indeed sent machines to Mars, but in the form of cart-like Rover drones.
-As usual, Val Kilmer was an absolute prick on the set, but nothing compared to the rivalry between him and costar Tom Sizemore. The Two frequently got into physical fights, with one involving Tom throwing a weight at him (and thankfully missing). However, according to Sizemore, the two have made up.