As is often the case, this comic was based on an actual conversation. I had the wallpaper image shown in panel 2, which is from a promotional image for the classic film Forbidden Planet. A coworker felt that it clearly depicted a robot attacking a scantily-clad woman. I pointed out that in the film the robot was the scantily-clad woman’s friend, and was helping her in the image, but that did not impress my coworker.
Really, in my experience, explaining the finer points of a sci-fi movie plot pretty much never impresses anyone.