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Saturn 3 (1980)

 
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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2015 2:53 pm    Post subject: Saturn 3 (1980) Reply with quote




This movie doesn't get to sit at the table with the popular kids because nobody likes it.

Well, almost nobody. I thinks it's enjoyable, even though it's flawed.

Kirk Douglas does a pretty good job as the aging and rebellious loner who is satisfied with his near-solitary life on a remote space outpost with a just few simple pleasures, like books and music and Farrah Fawcett in a baby doll nightie that let's her famous backside play peek-a-boo.



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The arrival of Harvey Keitel and the most ungainly robot anywhere, bar none, complicates the lives of the happy couple.

The plot moves as slowly as the robot, and neither one seems overly intelligent, but the idea that the maladjusted man transferred his sexual quirks to the robot does create an unusual drama. And the ending isn't entirely predictable, so it's worth sitting through at least once.

If you haven't done so already, watch it here from Youtube. The picture is especially good for a YouTube video. Very Happy



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Enjoy this trailer for the movie. Very Happy
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And just for fun, here's the deleted scene in which Farrah dresses like this! Shocked


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Saturn 3 is not a great movie, but I'm hoping this article from Starlog #33 will have some interesting things to say about it. I'll read it in a day or so and let you guys know if it's good.

Click on each page here to see a large, easy-to-read version you can zoom in on. Click on the large version again, and then zoom in as close as you want!

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I watched this back 1980 I thought it a miss that tried hard.

It was enjoyable, but could not cross over to memorable.

When I rewatched it about 10 years ago it was better than I remembered but still not great.

Too much Farrah Fawcett dialog, but not enough Farrah Fawcett
in various states of undress.

I think the robot was creepy, but mostly well done.

Its probably time for another re-watch.

For some reason this movie and Outland disappointed me because they did not live up to their potential. They should have been better.
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My feelings exactly concerning both movies, Mach7. Very Happy

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This movie isn’t exactly a masterpiece, but it certainly has some interesting behind-the-scenes stories connected with the production. The article above is well worth reading for those stories, along with other interesting facts. Very Happy

For example, the usual manner for casting a major role like the one played by Farrah Fawcett certainly didn’t happen for this film. Producer/director Stanley Donen sent the script to potential backers Lord Lew Grade and Martin Starger, hoping they'd like it and pony up the dough.

Grade took the script with him when he flew from Los Angeles to New York, and he spotted Farrah Fawcett and her agent sitting across the aisle . . . so he walked up, gave her the script, and asked her to consider taking the role.

Gosh, what ARE the odds, eh? Shocked

By the time the plane landed, Farrah had agreed to be the sexy femme fatale.



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The article discusses at length the film’s weakest link — that hugh, clunky, tube infested, walking chrome car bumper. The robot’s design was supposed to allow it be very mobile, as well as manually dexterous. Sadly, it was neither one. It was complex as hell, expensive to build, and literally painful to look at.

Reading the article will make intelligent fans of futuristic design involuntarily wince at the sad difference between the intended design and the failed results. Rolling Eyes

I can’t for the life of me understand how the experienced professionals involved in the design and construction of the robot ever thought they had a good design, or that the colossal mass of metal and colored tubes would be able to move around like anything other than a sleepy drunk who needed help getting home.

I looked for a picture that displayed the robot's design, complete with good lighting that highlighted the details. Damned if I could find a single one. This is as close as I got.

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My artwork is just a hobby, but I think any of the designs below would have worked better than the one that appears in the film.








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