|In my younger years I went
to see a movie called "Saturn 3". I remember my Dad dropping me and
a friend off at the theater, and then both of us standing awe struck in
the lobby staring at the lifesize movie promos of Hector, the star robot
of the film. He was the sole reason why we wanted to see it.
Saturn 3 starred Farrah
Fawcett-Majors (as the filmmaker's box office pull), along with Kirk
Douglas and Harvey
Keitel. It was different seeing Kirk in a role like this.
The thing that seems to stand out to everyone that I talk to, is the contrast
of a large powerful body with a tiny binocular type head that controlled
the metal beast. Hector's mind did not lay in his tiny head, but
in a column of brain matter that was programmed by his imperfect human
trainer that killed the original guy that was to be sent with Hector to
Saturn where Farrah and Kirk lived. The problem is that the trainer
had an attraction to Farrah's character, and then so did Hector due to
his direct input from his trainer "brain to brain" via a computer cable.
This is where the problem is born. I must also mention Hector was
part of the "demigod" series of robots.
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|Monster Fan Magazine