Robot Overlords

Synopsis: Alien robots come to Earth and assert their control over humanity. They claim that they only want to observe humanity. They enforce a strict no one allowed outside rule. They implant humans with a device that alerts sentries to anyone who goes outside and if they refuse to comply they are destroyed. They also employ humans to be their proctors. One of these men is Robin Smythe. He tries to get Kate Flynn to be his wife but she still mourns her husband whom Smythe says died. But her son Sean, doesn't believe it. He sends messages out asking anyone who knows anything about his father to tell him. One day he and three young people are fooling around when they discover that they turned off their implant. That's when they go outside and someone answers Sean's message and tells him where his father is. So he goes out to find him But Smythe pursues him and brings his mother as leverage. And when the robots corner Sean he somehow manages to control them. So the Robots are curious why he can do
Director(s): Jon Wright
Production: Vertical Entertainment
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90 min


Citizens of the Robot Empire,

today is day 1,264

of your planet's occupation.

When our study of humanity

is complete,

we will leave your planet

and never return.

We mean you no harm.

However, we have one rule

which you must obey:

stay indoors.

- You call this living?

- Dad!

That isn't a home!

It's a prison!

Daddy, I'm begging you!

Dad! Please come back!

- No!

- Please!


Citizen, return to your home


You killed her!

You took her from me!

Please, come, Dad!

You have 10 seconds

to return to your home.

This is your final warning.

You're gonna kill us all anyway!

Five, four...

You might as well take me now!

- ...three, two, one.

- Dad!!!

This hasn't happened!

This hasn't... happened!

Go back inside!

Citizen, return

to your home immediately.

Get back inside, kid, come on!

Connor, get inside!

- This is your final warning.

- No, come off the street!

- Five, four, three, two, one...

- Stand down!

Authorization code 97ZCRS.

Request half-hour amnesty.

citizen intends

to return home.

Authorization confirmed.

Past your bedtime,

isn't it, son?

Please let me take him in.

I've got the spare room.

I got you these.


Thanks, Robin.

He'd be well looked after.

You're an angel, Kate,

but, you know, you don't need

to shoulder the burden.

We have homes

for orphaned children,

good homes, good people.

Couldn't you put him in

with one of the...

What's the...?


Put him in with

the collaborat...

Collaborate is a word

with all sorts

of nasty connotations, son.

The Volunteer Corps

put food on your table,

keep your lights on, put this

nice roof over your head.

I'd appreciate a modicum of

respect for myself and my team.

Robin, he didn't know

what he was saying.

I'm sorry.

It's not you, Kate.

You were a wonderful teacher.

I've no doubt

you're a wonderful mother.

And Sean's a good lad.

But these two...

What about us two?

I can look after my brother,

Mr. Smythe.

Can you, child?

Look at the state of you.

- Child?

- It's high time

we found you somewhere to live

with proper adult supervision.

I'm 16. I'm an adult.

Have you heard anything

about my dad?

- I've checked the records, son.

- He's not dead, Mr. Smythe.

I know he's not.

I'm sorry, Kate.

Be strong.

You can take the boy in,

of course you can.


Citizen, you have five minutes

to return to your home.

Are you sure

this is a good idea?

The boy's just lost

his dad, Sean.

No, what I meant to say is

can you cope?


Citizen, return to your home


I said essentials, Connor!

- Citizen, return to your home.

- Forget the toys!

- 15 seconds.

- Just hang on a minute.

Connor, get up!

- I need all these!

- This is your final warning.

Connor, now!

Five, four,

three, two, one.

You're gonna look like a Viking

for the next four years.

Speaking of Vikings,

did you know that they used

to give their swords names?

Head Biter was one.

Skull Smasher.

That's really interesting.

My name is Mediator 452.

I have been purpose built

to liaise

between the Robot Empire

and the humans in this zone.

Our intention is to study

all sentient thought

in the universe.

When our study is complete,

we will leave your planet

and never return.

- Bullshit.

- Alex, mouth.

What are you gonna do,

ground me?

Everything we have told you

is the truth.

Robots never lie.

Your tea, Mom.

Come on.

It's ridiculous, isn't it?

- Sorry?

- This. I mean, look.



Go to hell, you filthy traitor.

I mean, no one talks like that

in real life, do they?

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