Been looking forward to seeing this one snice I heard Sheldon say something about it on the Big Bang Theory. I thought it was a TV show but it’s a movie with some of the best special effects a Sci-Fi picture has ever had.
They’re trying to make Harvey Keitel look as pretty as possible to make sure that the lovely Farrah Fawcett would be attracted to the only earth man she has seen other than Kirk Douglas, who is in amazing shape for a dude who has to be in his mid to late 60s when the movie came out.
This does make him 30 years too old to be banging Fawcett, but it makes sense it you are the only two people on a space station for god knows how many years. Besides, Fawcett and Douglas look like a cute couple. They have good chemistry.
Than here comes Harvey Keitel playing the Captian trying to mess things up with his future Earth-like social behavior that seems emotionless, especially in his emotional attempts to get Fawcett to have sex with him. Cause that’s what they do on Earth during this time frame, they just fuck each other without love (According to the Captain). It matters not that she’s banging her dad, all The Captain wants to do is hit it cause he feels he’s young and new and better than old and out dated, which technically is Douglas.
Making things crazier, The Captain brings a robot on the ship that thinks like he does only rapier and despite the fact that it has no penis it’s very over aggressive for some of that sweet Ex-Charlie’s angel.
The art direction is fabulous in this movie. Everything looks far beyond it’s time . Almost hard to bbelieve the film came out in 1980. The special effects are really tight. I like some particular
Long wide scenes which the characters are walking though Saturn three and we get to see the hallways and tunnels of the place, which look amazing. Though the story is weak and as interesting as Douglas Fawcett and Keitel are they are not holding up this movie that well. What is holding this movie up is the Visual effects which are still mind blowing to this day.
Looks like Sheldon was right!