Silent Running (1972)
Shots of the domes separating, and the passage through Saturns rings were edited into at least one version.
the footage of the Agro Ships is from this film
The Agro ship is stock footage from this movie
Footage of the 'Agro ship' is taken from this film
names Huey, Dewey & Louie
Title mentioned by Bruce Dern during his monologue
Roger Ebert compares R2-D2 to the squat robots in this film.
The end is a homage to the end of 'Silent Running' -- a little portion of a unique garden, looked after by a robot, is saved of the destruction and goes away slowly.
Referenced by name
The botanical cruiser is the Valley Forge from Silent Running
The General maintains a garden in the space ship, POV of shot pans back through spacecraft window as does shot early in Silent Running
A spaceship carrying Earth flora and ecosystems.
Climatic battle takes place in a geodesic dome with a forest and a waterfall, that greatly resembles Dome Number 1 from "Silent Running". Iron Man and War Macine fight drones, which was also the word used for tech robots in "Silent Running"
Huey's name is based off of a crippled service robot from this movie.
Ash calls Claptrap a Silent Running robot.
DVD release reviewed + footage used
Ruth and Arthur watch the movie together.
Jakob Stegelmann talks about robots featured in films, and mentions the film + footage used
Watched by Annabel on TV
spoofs certain scenes
The subplot involving Joel and the Bots tending his vacuflowers is a homage to this film.