ON THE DUSTY PLANET ISAAC is the galaxy's toughest Maximum Security Prison, run by Manrocci Mining Industries. Alien, human, and android prisoners toil all day in the blazing sun. It's Alcatraz in outer space, lorded over by tough, bigoted Warden Vernon Gernsbeck. Prisoners who don't work, receive electroshocks... or die.
When the Carnubium mines begin running dry, Gernsbeck decides to close down the prison colony and ship all of the human and alien prisoners to Mars... Leaving the android prisoners behind for eternity.
As the last shuttle refuels, the Androids riot, taking over the prison. A rag tag group of guards, human and alien prisoners, the Warden and his pretty daughter Garby, must defend the command center from an army of Androids. Designed to for industrial use - with nailguns, hot riveters, vacuum shrink-wrappers, power drills, cutting saws, and blow torch appendages - the Androids use their tools as deadly weapons. Armed only with a handful of guns and rifles, the seven humans and aliens must fight a seemingly never ending force of unstoppable killing machines. Guards and prisoners fighting together to survive.
But the Androids, lead by man-killer Ralph 124C41, cut off the oxygen to the command center, and kidnap the shuttle pilot.
With time running out, and only two hours of breathable air, they must fight for their lives and try to outsmart the Army of Androids to save the shuttle pilot. When the exchange of Warden Gernsbeck for the pilot goes sour they are left with no escape... Will they be trapped on the planet? Torn to pieces by Androids?
But Alien prisoner Merritt, cowboy guard Nowlan, and Garby the warden's daughter form a plan to destroy the Androids and escape the prison planet.
"ANDROID ARMY" is a non-stop action story, in the tradition of "Assault On Precinct 13", "Last Of The Comanches", "Stagecoach", and "The Terminator", about a group of humans and aliens who must learn to fight together, to survive.
"ANDROID ARMY" a screenplay by William C. Martell
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I've written 19 films that were carelessly slapped onto celluloid: 3 for HBO, 2 for Showtime, 2 for USA Net, and a whole bunch of CineMax Originals (which is what happens when an HBO movie goes really, really wrong). I've been on some film festival juries, including Raindance in London (twice - once with Mike Figgis and Saffron Burrows, once with Lennie James and Edgar Wright - back to "jury duty" in October of 2009). Roger Ebert discussed my work with Gene Siskel on his 1997 "If We Picked The Winners" Oscar show. I'm quoted a few times in Bordwell's great book "The Way Hollywood tells It". My USA Net flick HARD EVIDENCE was released on video the same day as the Julia Roberts' film Something To Talk About and out-rented it in the USA. In 2007 I had two films released on DVD on the same day and both made the top 10 rentals.