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Saturn 3 (1980)

Two lovers stationed at a remote base in the asteroid fields of Saturn are intruded upon by a retentive technocrat from Earth and his charge: a malevolent eight foot robot.

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Two lovers stationed at a remote base in the asteroid fields of Saturn are intruded upon by a retentive technocrat from Earth and his charge: a malevolent 8-ft robot. Remember, in space no one can hear you scream... Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

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Original Director John Barry had made his name as a Set Designer, and had been acclaimed for his work on Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) and Superman (1978). After he was removed from this movie, he was working as a Second Unit Director on Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980), when he collapsed on-set, and died of meningitis. See more »

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When Adam is going to leave Benson 'to the robot', he's about to close the door when it cuts back to Benson pleading on the table. You can see Adam's hand helping him, even though at that point, he's over at the door saying he won't leave him. time 36.46. See more »

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[first lines]
Announcement: Captain James, your presence on pad 73, immediate, urgent.
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Stranded in Space (1991) See more »

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Outstanding set design and a good premise let down by dull direction and sloppy editing.
20 October 2008 | by See all my reviews

The talent working on this film should have meant the end product was a lot more coherent than it actually was.John Barry who was involved with a story credit but was production designer for Star Wars and Superman must have had a big hand in the set design for this film as it looks incredible.The sets are so good they are a character in themselves and lend effectively to creating a sense of isolation.The sets remind me of Alien,yes they are that good which would be testament to the brilliance of Barry.Its a shame then that the rest of the film is rarther poor.It shows glimpses of promise but seems to falter just as its picking up.An expressionless Harvey Kietel seems dubbed and gave a physically hollow performance alongside an energetic Kirk Douglas and an airhead Farrah Fawcett.The visual effects are actually OK but the film seems to be missing big chunks and i get the feeling there's a version out there on the cutting room floor that is actually a lot better than what we have here.This film could probably be remade quite successfully,it has a great premise and is lacking a quality director to see it through. 6/10


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