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.
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Saturn 3 is one of those lousy science Fiction movies from the late 70's that deserves to be ridiculed. Unfortunately, it wasn't bad enough to be featured on SNL, but definitely not good enough to be remembered. Somewhere in the remote future a Human inhabited spacecraft, Saturn 3, is occupied by the stunning Alex(Farrah Fawcett) and her pre- geriatric lover, Major Adam (Kirk Douglas). They are visited by an anal technocrat from Earth (The Captain) played by Harvey Kietel. He is proposing to construct a high tech robot for research and to serve as an assistant for his new home. Unfortunately, things don't go as planned. The Captian is taken by Alex's ethereal beauty. He wishes to severe the tie she has with the aging Kirk Douglas to have her for his own. His method? To live vicariously through the robot (Hector) in order to overtake Adam's position as lover.
Now I know the appeal of beautiful woman can be a plot driven device if used tastefully and if it doesn't dominate the overall theme. But this seems to be the only thing going on here beside the development and fine tuning of the poorly constructed robot. Now I thought the robot was pretty cool looking and reminded me of a more fragile version of The Terminator. But Hector, albeit striking in appearance, is poorly designed with all of its loosely fitted wires, exposed valves and hollow frame. He could have used a more sturdy core to withstand blows. Modern Sci-Fi movies take the attractive woman's beauty as incidental and give the poor gals a bit more brains, substance, authority and toughness. But Farrah was just being used for eye candy while she titillated us with her sexy pouts, lilting voice, gorgeous figure and dazzling eyes. Harvey Keitel is wasted in this role where he plays against type. Here he chooses to use an uptight voice and speech pattern which sounds more robotic than military. And Kirk Douglas? Okay, I don't really have anything personal against the guy, but watching him cast with a woman thirty years his junior is both disheartening and fairly grotesque. Much like his son, he was the kind of actor I felt I had to put up with when watching a movie rather than ever truly enjoying or liking him. Saturn 3 is a snooze fest. But that's not to say that I completely hate it. It boasts some pretty cool production qualities and some admirably constructed set designs. This movie could have done better if they made a porno where Farrah gets accosted by some Technocrat or alien. It's that bad
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