Anyone remember "The Black Hole" movie? It was a little hard to take it seriously when they used such DOPEY looking robots. Oh, and the crew actually went through the black hole and LIVED! It was sort of like an acid trip experience.
I loved that movie. It had a few hokey elements, but it was a Disney movie, and the funny robots did seem cool to me as a kid. The big bad red robot, Maximillian, was pretty rocking. I think he was probably the inspiration for the Imperial Guard uniforms in Return of the Jedi.