Tim and Mike create a robot for Robot Wars and are on their way to the quarter finals. Their rival team, a couple of fellow soldiers of Mike's in the Territorial Army, sabotage Tim and Mike's robot. Brian gets invited to do an installation at a local art gallery, and ends up knocking himself out and becoming a figure in his art display. Mike and Tim exact their revenge on their rivals by rebuilding and improving their robot. Written by
Tim Von Cloedt
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"Private Iron" (itself a pun on 'Private Ryan') has the following boot script at the start of the show. COMMAND.COM LOAD BIOS AXE ON/AXE OFF FRIED GOLD 75% (an in joke) ORAC: SET (From portable computer from Blakes 7
(1978)) ZEN: CHECK (The ships computer from Blakes 7
(1978)) 7 ZARK 7: ON (The robot from Battle of the Planets
(1978)) TO ROM I.O. CONTROLLER.FAT COMSPEC.EXE BERTHA.DAT (References to two children's television programmes - Bertha
(1985) and _"Thomas the Tank Engine" (1984)_) LOG CROSSOVER CHOCKABLOCK - ACTIV (From the children's television series Chockablock
(1981)) PARITY SET MEMORY SET SYSTEM STATUS OK. See more
Private Iron's command boot up
COMMAND.COM, LOAD BIOS, AXE ON/AXE OFF, FRIED GOLD 75%, ORAC:SET, ZEN:CHECK, 7 ZARK 7:ON, TO. ROM. I.O., CONTROLLER.FAT, COMSPEC.EXE, BERTHA.DAT, LOG CROSSOVER, CHOCKABLOCK - ACTIV, PARITY SET, MEMORY SET, SYSTEM STATUS, OK.
Spoofs Bottle Rocket
Smash It (All Seeing I Remix)
Performed by Fuzz Townshend See more