Still Watching the Skies: Episode 54 “Saturn 3”
Cody, Robert, and Nat take a star studded trip to ALIEN cash-ins with 1980’s SATURN 3.
Kirk Douglas and Farrah Fawcett are scientists and lovers on a space station set on a moon of Saturn researching food production for a starving, polluted Earth. When their research stalls, Harvey Keitel, with a robot, arrives to bring them back on task. Unfortunately, the robot is programmed to draw its programming from Harvey Keitel’s mind. And Harvey Keitel is a loon.
Maybe the most surprising thing about SATURN 3 is just what a murderer’s row of talent is involved. Kirk Douglas, Farrah Fawcett, and Harvey Keitel are before the camera. Director Stanley Donen and writer Martin Amis are behind the camera. Elmer Bernstein wrote the score. There are some intriguing ideas here. Yet, SATURN 3 is largely forgotten. We discuss why that is.
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SATURN 3: 0:00 to 48:24
Next Film and Outro: 48:24 to End
Next month, we turn our attention to Andrei Tarkovsky’s acclaimed STALKER. Are you ready to journey to The Zone? We hope you’ll join us.