Eliminators might be noted for the improbability of the elements it manages to gather the heroes consist of a female robotics expert, an amnesiac cyborg, a laconic Han Solo-cum-Humphrey Bogart-styled riverboat captain, a ninja and a cute robot, and their encounters include Neanderthals, river pirates and a mad scientist who plans to travel through time to conquer the Roman Empire. It is to Bilson and Di Meos credit that they manage to include all of the elements into the story in a way that does not stretch it beyond all realms of credulity. There is one moment when the script does put its finger on their stew of elements What is this? Andrew Prine asks, Some sort of comic-book? We got robots, we got cavemen, we got kung fu. The question is rhetorical but the answer is surely yes, it is some sort of comic-book and delightfully so. (Although there is the later moment where Bilson and Di Meo overplay such a self-aware moment, the moment Andrew Prine says This is all some kind of weird-ass science fiction thing, right? at which point the cuteness turns into cutsie cynicism). The Mandroid character is particularly well written. The gadgetry he is outfitted with detachable legs, the ability to plug into a mobile all-terrain unit is most inventive. There is the moment he says My life before the crash is a blank, which seems to be heading into cliches of androids pining for their human past, only to be told Im not surprised you havent got much memory storage. Denise Crosbys character is given a satisfying degree of toughness and she plays well. The lack of budget prevents some of the action opening up but regular Band director Peter Manoogian does a good job with the small scale he has. One may find amusement in the fact that the SPOT robots control panel is simply a calculator keypad.
The Bands later spun the character of Mandroid off in the film Mandroid (1993), although with some confusion that film is unrelated to this.
Peter Manoogian directed several other Band films, including one of the episodes of The Dungeonmaster (1984) and the full-length likes of Enemy Territory (1987), Arena (1989), Demonic Toys (1992) and Seedpeople (1992).
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