Bonus material from ROBOT Night!

Thanks to everybody who was part of last week's ROBOT Night!

We had a helluva turnout, enthusiastic geeks from all walks of life -- plus special appearances by Vlad Tsepis (host of TV's
Ghoul a Go Go), Professor Tom Henning, a game of Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots and a Roomba.

Here’s some bonus material that didn’t appear during the show.

Trailer for the Andy Kaufman robot love story Heartbeeps

NOTE: HBO is showing Heartbeeps this month.

Robot Belt Buckles styled after The Phantom Creeps.

1978 cartoon, The Robonic Stooges

Here’s a clip of TV’s SMALL WONDER, where
V.I.C.K.I. beats up a drug pusher (note: skip ahead to 9:09 for the comedic violence.

John Lovitz and Phil Hartman discuss the URKLEBOT (skip to 1:44 - 3:10)

At last, your very own binary code translator

Asimo Falls Down

The makers of ROOMBA also produce militaristic warrior robots.

An article on soldiers and military robots .

A video about how robots will one day “Take care of us” one way or another.

From the gang at Overthinkingit.com comes this surprising Terminator Ballad

An old favorite, the music video for James Kochala’s “Monkey Vs. Robot”.

And a cut-down we featured at the show: The Harlem Globetrotters Vs. The New Invincibles.


Wednesday Night is ROBOT Night!

One day robots will enslave mankind.

Until then, we can laugh at them.

This Wednesday night, The Sci Fi Screening Room presents ROBOT Night!

Co-hosted by Kevin Maher and Victor Varnado (director of ROBOT SUPREMO)

See Lustful Androids…killer cyborgs…wisecracking robots and other remarkable machines you won’t see on Netflix or Youtube.

Featuring Tom Selleck, Bela Lugosi, Yul Brynner, Gumby, Asimo, Gilligan, King Kong, Urklebot and more!

Plus special guests, cheap beer, trivia prizes and the ultimate robot death match.

Wednesday, May 20th
7 PM
Just $7
UNDER St. Mark’s, 94 St. Mark’s Place (between 1st Ave and Avenue A)


VOTE for the summer film festival

Each summer HBO hosts the Bryant Park Film Series, offering the likes of Cat Ballou, Hud and Funny Girl, along with some obligatory classics starring Robert Redford and Jimmy Stewart.

But how about a film series celebrating the movies that made HBO.

Against my better judgment, I’m doing just that -- this summer at UNDER St. Mark's.

Here’s my list of nominees (in no particular order)

CAST YOUR VOTE in the comments section. Lemme know which ones you’d pay to see (regardless of whether or not you’re actually going to any of the screening.)

The Legend of Billie Jean
Super Fuzz
Modern Problems
Incredible Shrinking Woman
Turk 182
Hot Stuff
The Last Chase
Cloak & Dagger
On the Right Track
Saturday the 14th
Eddie and the Cruisers

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
The Philadelphia Experiment
DC Cab
Mr. Mom
TAG: The Assassination Game
Streets of Fire
Max Dugan Returns
Killer Klowns from Outer Space
Over The Edge
The Outsiders
Grease 2
Strange Invaders
Electric Dreams
Red Dawn
Just One of the Guys
Cannonball Run 2

Teen Witch
Under the Rainbow
Six Pack
Touched by Love
Soul Man
Ice Pirates
Midnight Madness
Flash Gordon (1980)
Halloween III: Season of the Witch
Weekend at Bernie's
Heart Like a Wheel
The Beastmaster

Please note: The trick is finding a title that was:

1. In heavy rotation on HBO
2. Bad enough that it won’t be screened elsewhere in NYC
3. Entertaining enough that people would see it.

For example, Savannah Smiles and Kidco and Who’s Harry Crumb? were staples, but I can’t imagine anyone would pay money to see them.

Leave your thoughts in the Comments section. Thanks!