ABC Film Challenge – Sci-Fi – S – Saturn 3 (1980)
Saturn 3 is a sci-fi horror that dives into the primal fears of survival in an isolated location.
Director: Stanley Donen
Writer: Martin Amis (Screenplay) John Barry (Story)
Starring: Farrah Fawcett, Kirk Douglas, Harvey Keitel, Ed Bishop, Roy Dotrice, Stephanie English
Plot: 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.
Runtime: 1 Hour 28 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: Saturn 3 starts when Benson (Keitel) and his eight-foot robot are sent to a remote based in an asteroid field near Saturn. Where Alex (Fawcett) and Adam (Douglas), two lovers live.
As the pair are trying to figure out Benson. They find themselves in a difficult situation. as it appears that he has come here to replace them. Leading to the pair needing to keep their home safe from an outsider.
Thoughts on Saturn 3
Saturn 3 is a sci-fi horror that is looking to capture a mix of the isolation of space and technology taking over. Having its own free will. This is a film that will focus on the primal fears of survival in a world where not everything is as it seems. The film will use the station near Saturn. Which will be a fully liveable location for the people habituating it. Will show how it works wonderfully for creating what is needed.
The performances in the film are great, with Kirk Douglas, Farrah Fawcett and Harvey Keitel in the key three roles. where none of them look out of place in what this vision of the future could be.