AlphaBots Week XXIII: W is for W.1.K.1.!
There was a live action sci-fi kids show that ran between 1978-1981 called Jason of Star Command. The show centered around a Han Solo/Buck Rogers type of space adventurer named Jason (played by Craig Littler) and his fellow Star Command colleagues. They fought against the evil forces of Dragos. James Doohan was a regular cast member during the first season until 1979’s Star Trek: The Motion Picturecalled him away to reprise the role of everyone’s favorite Scottish engineer.
This week’s bot is W.1.K.1., by far the smallest bot in my series to date. He fit in a pouch on Jason’s belt. W.1.K.1. could fly, shoot frikkin’ laser beams from its small eye, and spoke in a child-like gibberish. Its small legs worked like most wind-up toys of the day, moving over each other using a mechanical gear assembly.
If you’re ever curious about this show one can view the entire run on Hulu.
Drawn in Manga Studio 4 EX with a Wacom Intuos 2 tablet.
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