“Saturn 3” Podcast Movie Review

Hector and Farrah Fawcett in Saturn 3

Saturn 3 – Dare Daniel Podcast Episode 113

“You flunked!”

Retentive technocrats Daniel and Corky come down from their blue dreamer trip to review Kirk Douglas, Farrah Fawcett and Harvey Keitel in Stanley Donen’s sloppy space opera Saturn 3. The film assembles an amazing armada of above-the-line talent for a passionless, murky and uninspired Adam and Eve in space parable.

Elsewhere, Daniel and Corky discuss space chess strategy, robot birthing hips and inexplicable detonation buttons.


U.S. theatrical release: Feb. 15, 1980

Domestic box office: $10 million (production budget: $9 million)

Critics scores: 25 on Rotten Tomatoes; 9 on Metacritic

This week’s darer: [Redacted]

Why did [Redacted] dare Daniel and Corky to watch Saturn 3? “I don’t think you’ve yet reviewed a bad science fiction movie, of which there are so many choices. Going back to 1980: Saturn 3. Kirk Douglas, Farrah Fawcett and Harvey Keitel — what could be wrong with that combination? And Kirk Douglas does a nude scene!”

IMDB synopsis: “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.”

This week’s referenced movies: Shining Through; the Harry Potter movies; the Star Wars movies; Singin’ in the RainFunny FaceCharadeA Clockwork OrangeSupermanSuperman IILucky LadyRaise the Titanic!Can’t Stop the MusicIshtarApocalypse NowBad LieutenantThe Magnificent SevenDeathtrapViva Knievel!The Iron GiantEastern PromisesSliverClifford365 DaysEx MachinaGreaseAliens

Ratings: Daniel – Dare; Corky – Double Dare


Saturn 3 theatrical trailer

Hector vs. Farrah

Deleted Blue Dreamers

Harvey Keitel remembers Saturn 3

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