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List Rules Vote up the best installments of the Love, Death & Robots animated series on Netflix.

With episodes between 7 and seventeen minutes long, the short, heady installments of Love, Death & Robots harken back to the 1983 Heavy Metal film and MTV's Liquid Television series. The similarity is very intentional, as this great anthology television series from Netflix is a sort of re-imagining of David Fincher and Tim Miller's long-awaited reboot of Heavy Metal - which is itself the US version of the French Métal Hurlant comic and magazine anthology series.

Some shorts are computer animated, some cel-shaded in an almost retro style, while others combine animation and live action. Each animation style is perfectly suited to the story being told as Netflix's new animated anthology serves up sci-fi and speculative shorts that run the range from horror to humor. Short and to the point, the series is very binge-able and very much made for adults. With so many styles and stories, some Love, Death & Robots installments are definitely better than the rest.

Vote up the shorts from Netflix's Love, Death & Robots that were the best balance of animation and story and vote down the shorts that weren't as wonderful.

 

Beyond the Aquila Rift is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Every LOVE DEATH + ROBOTS Short
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Beyond the Aquila Rift

Starring: Henry Douthwaite, Madeleine Knight, Rebecca Banatvala
Written by: Philip Gelatt
Based on a story by: Alastair Reynolds
Animation Producer: Unit Image

Awakening after traveling light years off course Blue Goose's creware on a mission to reach beyond the Aquila Rift, but an error in the routing plot means they must struggle to discover just how far they've come.

Episode Number: 7

Director: Léon Bérelle, Dominique Boidin, Rémi Kozyra, Maxime Luère

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Sonnie's Edge is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Every LOVE DEATH + ROBOTS Short
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Sonnie's Edge

Starring: Helen Sadler, Hayley McLaughlin, Time Winters
Written by: Philip Gelatt
Based on a story by: Peter F. Hamilton
Animation Producer: Blur Studio

In the underground world of "beastie" fights, Sonnie (Helen Sadler) remotely controls an unbeatble, genetically-engineered monster in underground gladiatorial battles.

Episode Number: 1

Director: Dave Wilson

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Good Hunting is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Every LOVE DEATH + ROBOTS Short
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Good Hunting

Starring: Elaine Tan, Matthew Yang King, Gwendoline Yeo
Written by: Philip Gelatt
Based on a story by: Ken Liu
Animation Producer: Red Dog Culture House

In early 20th century China, a the son of a spirit hunter (Maddox Henry) becomes friends with a shape-shifting huli jing after his father slays the huli jing's mother.

Episode Number: 8

Director: Oliver Thomas

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Three Robots is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Every LOVE DEATH + ROBOTS Short
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Three Robots

Starring: Josh Brener, Gary Anthony Williams, Chris Parnell
Written by: Philip Gelatt
Based on a story by: John Scalzi
Animation Producer: Blow Studio

Long the fall of humanity, three robots start to wander in a seemingly abandoned city on a post-apocaylptic tour.

Episode Number: 2

Director: Victor Maldonado & Alfredo Torres

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