Behind the scenes footage shows how the Interstellar robots were made

Though I understand its problems, I still enjoyed the visual ride that was Interstellar. Still, the best thing about the movie might have been the TARS and CASE moving monolith robot machines. Here's a behind the scenes clip that shows how the practical effects of TARS and CASE were made and how they were controlled and moved and given life by puppeteers.

It's fascinating to find out the inspirations behind TARS and CASE and also so very impressive to see the puppeteers move those 200 pound stainless steel things around. It all adds up to a great combination of practical effects, human skill and CGI.


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The robots were very cleverly written, but honestly, they design of them is ridiculous. It smacks of "let's do this thing that makes absolutely no sense because everyone else does this other thing". Even if they wanted to keep the same general feel and utility of the robots, they would not under any circumstances have so many sharp edges. I kept saying, "are they kidding me with this shit?" every time one was featured.