The year is 2029 and robots have replaced most of humankind in the workplace, creating mass unemployment. Reflecting the anti-robot mood, TV producer Marty Shultz has created a robot combat game show called DESTROY ALL ROBOTS. The rules: eight teams and their fighting robots must locate and capture The Toymaker, a robot loving super-villain.
15 year-old inventor Toby Badernoch has noble plans for the £10,000,000 prize money, hoping to use it to find a cure for his terminally ill brother, Matt. He develops a cyber-prosthetic android named EVE to take with him to the island. But Eve is sabotaged and kills the show's presenter - the TV crew pull out leaving the teams marooned on the island to fend for themselves...
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A life-long lover and hobby collector of robots, Darrin has written for film and TV and his play BLACK ASPIRINS was shortlisted for the Verity Bargate award in 2004.