This week on Alcohollywood, we crash and burn with guest Derek as we talk about 1990’s cult hit Robot Jox, directed by Stuart Gordon! In the far flung future, the Cold War still rages, but now territorial disputes are settled by gladiatorial robot fights. Achilles (Gary Graham) our illiterate hero, squares off against Alexander (Paul Koslo) for the territory of Alaska. Luckily, he is helped by his genetically engineered love interest Athena (Anne-Marie Johnson) and the flamboyant Tex Conway (Michael Alldredge). Along the way, we get to see wonderfully cheesy acting, delightful stop-motion robot fights and so much more. Check out our review and drinking game below!
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THIS EPISODE’S DRINK: The Cock-Saw
1 part silver rum
1 part dry gin
splash, lemon juice
1 part St. Germain elderflower liqueur
dash, Peychaud’s bitters
Combine and stir.
DRINKING RULES FOR ROBOT JOX:
- Anytime someone browbeats or condescends to Achilles
- Anytime a character gives a ‘crash and burn’ thumbs-up gesture
- Whenever you see viewscreens, TV monitors, etc.
FINISH YOUR DRINK WHEN:
Achilles (Gary Graham) shouts, “I’m gonna get in this thing and I’m gonna KICK. YOUR. ASS!”
Join us next week as we get classy with the Orson Welles-Joseph Cotton masterpiece The Third Man!