In Armageddon, what tool was Harry Stamper referring to when he said
"unpack The Judge"
after the drill bit broke?
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The "Judge" is a large, high-tech drill bit with multiple spinning parts.
Interestingly, in the original script they were going to call it "The Terminator". I would assume that this ran into a rights issue.
HARRY: Go to the Terminator.
Chick grabs Harry's mysterious METAL CASE. Harry pops open the metal case, revealing THE TERMINATOR, a super high-tech bit.
HARRY: I designed you. I built you. You are the enemy of all subterranean shit. You are the king. It's showtime.
Harry passes it to Bear, who screws it onto the drilling pipe, Rockhound scoops up a COLLECTION OF DOWNHOLE ROCK CHIPS.
HARRY (CONT'D): Hit it, Chick.
The DRILL PIPE turns. Sediment comes WHOOSHING out of the hole and — THE DRILL PIPE descends like a bitch.