Shiny Robots Destroy Humans

I always liked the look of the original Cylons form the 80s Battlestar Gallactica. They looked great on-screen as they were very shiny and the light kept glinting off them in such a nice way. Even as a kid I was skeptical about the wisdom of firing lasers at this highly reflective surface - bouncey bouncey.

All the cylons were played by stuntmen because the suits weren't very bendy and when they got shot all they could really do was lock their legs and fall face forwards whilst the pyrotechnics they had stashed in the suit's joints sparked and fizzed. Looked pretty cool next to all the other 80s telly though...