It's the year 3000 A.D., and the Earth is lost to the alien race of Psychlos. Humanity is enslaved by these gold-thirsty tyrants, who are unaware that their 'man-animals' are about to ignite the rebellion of a lifetime.
In the year 3000, humanity is no match for the Psychlos, a greedy, manipulative race on a quest for ultimate profit. Led by the seductive and powerful Terl, the Psychlos are stripping Earth of its resources, using the broken remnants of humanity as slaves. What is left of the human race has reverted to a primitive state, believing the invaders to be demons and technology to be evil. After humanity has all but given up any hope of freeing themselves from alien oppression, a young man named Tyler decides to leave his desolate home high in the Rocky Mountains to discover the truth, whereupon he is captured and enslaved. It is then that he decides to fight back, leading his fellow man in one final struggle for freedom.Written by
The original screenplay was heavily re-written at the behest of the studio and star John Travolta. Original writer J.D. Shapiro thought that the changes "killed the movie", and wanted to be credited under his pseudonym "Sir Nick Knack". However, WGA rules stated that pseudonyms cannot be used when an author gets paid a certain amount of money, so the only alternative to be credited under his full name was to not be credited at all. His agent and attorney talked him out of it, as "there was a lot of money at stake". See more »
In the remains of Denver, ruined for 1000 years, Johnnie finds books in good condition despite being in the open air, cars with still-pressurized tires and wrecked buildings with completely intact plate glass windows. See more »