History Trivia / HeavyMetal

10th Jul '16 4:58:03 PM maxwellsilver
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* ActorAllusion: In the 1980s TV series ''Series/{{V}}'', one of the important characters is a battle-hardened Resistance leader fighting against the Visitors, a group of extraterrestrial lizard-people. In this movie, the [[BigBad main villain]] is a psychotic human warrior fighting ''with'' a group of lizard-men as their leader (see below). Both characters are named Tyler, and both roles are played by MichaelIronside.

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* ActorAllusion: In the 1980s TV series ''Series/{{V}}'', one of the important characters is a battle-hardened Resistance leader fighting against the Visitors, a group of extraterrestrial lizard-people. In this movie, the [[BigBad main villain]] villain is a psychotic human warrior fighting ''with'' a group of lizard-men as their leader (see below). Both characters are named Tyler, and both roles are played by MichaelIronside.Creator/MichaelIronside.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: The plot was meant to be connected and more complex than an anthology, but due to the release date being bumped up and a rushed production, the animation had to be done by several animation houses, including [=CinéGroup=] and Atkinson Film-Arts. Some of the ideas were Hanover Fiste showing up in So Beautiful, So Dangerous, appearing on Zeke and Edsel's ship, saying "Sternn will go free!" and a sequence linking Sternn and B-17 called Neverwhereland, wherein the Loc-Nar lands on a planet and affecting its development.
** Kyle Gass had revealed that the director of ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' had approached Music/TenaciousD with an idea for a remake of Heavy Metal. The band was to appear in it as a duo of alien stoners, and they even composed the song [[XtremeKoolLetterz "Deth Starr"]] for the film. Unfortunately, though, the idea never came to pass for fear that [[AnimationAgeGhetto an R-rated cartoon would not sell well]], so the band ended up releasing the song years later on their album ''Rize of the Fenix''.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: WhatCouldHaveBeen:
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The plot was meant to be connected and more complex than an anthology, but due to the release date being bumped up and a rushed production, the animation had to be done by several animation houses, including [=CinéGroup=] and Atkinson Film-Arts. Some of the ideas were Hanover Fiste showing up in So Beautiful, So Dangerous, appearing on Zeke and Edsel's ship, saying "Sternn will go free!" and a sequence linking Sternn and B-17 called Neverwhereland, wherein the Loc-Nar lands on a planet and affecting its development.
** Kyle Gass had revealed that the director of ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' had approached Music/TenaciousD with an idea for a remake of Heavy Metal. The band was to appear in it as a duo of alien stoners, and they even composed the song [[XtremeKoolLetterz "Deth Starr"]] Starr" for the film. Unfortunately, though, the idea never came to pass for fear that [[AnimationAgeGhetto an R-rated cartoon would not sell well]], well, so the band ended up releasing the song years later on their album ''Rize of the Fenix''.
21st May '16 4:39:16 PM erforce
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* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: Music/ElmerBernstein reworked some of his ''Heavy Metal'' score as "Dana's Theme" from ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}''.

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* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: Music/ElmerBernstein reworked some of his ''Heavy Metal'' score as "Dana's Theme" from ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}''.''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}''.
22nd Apr '16 6:30:23 AM Prfnoff
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* HeyItsThatVoice: The original movie features quite a few alumni of ''Series/{{SCTV}}''. Of note:
** The police desk sergeant, Den, and the robot are all voiced by Film/UncleBuck himself.
** [[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} Egon Spengler]] is the green stoner alien, Zeke.
** [[WesternAnimation/SuperMarioBros Bowser]] is one of the henchmen during the Harry Canyon sequence.
** Also in the Harry Canyon sequence, [[TheRaccoons Susan]] [[Anime/SailorMoon Roman]] is the Girl.
** [[Film/AnimalHouse Dean Wormer]] is the guy prosecuting Captain Sternn.
** [[WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants Squidward]] is Hanover Fiste and Dr. Anrak.
** You half expect Captain Sternn's lawyer to yell [[Film/HappyGilmore "Ya JACKASS!"]]
** [[WesternAnimation/{{Doug}} Beebe Bluff]] is Gloria the redheaded secretary.
** Subverted, however, with Captain Sternn and Edsel the purple stoner alien, who both sound NOTHING like [[Film/AmericanPie Eugene Levy's]] natural speaking voice.
** [[WesternAnimation/AtomicBetty Maximus IQ Sr.]] is Grimaldi, the B-17 co-pilot, and one of the barbarians in Taarna.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: Elmer Bernstein reworked some of his ''Heavy Metal'' score as "Dana's Theme" from ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}''.

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* HeyItsThatVoice: The original movie features quite a few alumni of ''Series/{{SCTV}}''. Of note:
** The police desk sergeant, Den, and the robot are all voiced by Film/UncleBuck himself.
** [[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} Egon Spengler]] is the green stoner alien, Zeke.
** [[WesternAnimation/SuperMarioBros Bowser]] is one of the henchmen during the Harry Canyon sequence.
** Also in the Harry Canyon sequence, [[TheRaccoons Susan]] [[Anime/SailorMoon Roman]] is the Girl.
** [[Film/AnimalHouse Dean Wormer]] is the guy prosecuting Captain Sternn.
** [[WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants Squidward]] is Hanover Fiste and Dr. Anrak.
** You half expect Captain Sternn's lawyer to yell [[Film/HappyGilmore "Ya JACKASS!"]]
** [[WesternAnimation/{{Doug}} Beebe Bluff]] is Gloria the redheaded secretary.
** Subverted, however, with Captain Sternn and Edsel the purple stoner alien, who both sound NOTHING like [[Film/AmericanPie Eugene Levy's]] natural speaking voice.
** [[WesternAnimation/AtomicBetty Maximus IQ Sr.]] is Grimaldi, the B-17 co-pilot, and one of the barbarians in Taarna.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: Elmer Bernstein Music/ElmerBernstein reworked some of his ''Heavy Metal'' score as "Dana's Theme" from ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}''.
14th Apr '16 6:57:57 AM Arivne
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* FollowTheLeader: ''Film/TheFifthElement'' borrows heavily from the Harry Canyon segment.
1st Feb '15 10:47:18 PM maxwellsilver
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* TheDanza: Julie is voiced by Penthouse Pet and B-movie queen Julie Strain. The character is even designed to look like her.
** Thank {{Nepotism}} for that - Strain was married to ''Heavy Metal'''s editor-in-chief Kevin Eastman (he of the TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles, and a co-writer of the graphic novel the film is based on) at the time.



** Music/BillyIdol is in the sequel! And Tyler is [[WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries Darkseid]], and Chartog and Zeek are [[WesternAnimation/TrippingTheRift Darph Bobo and Whip]], respectively.
23rd Dec '14 9:54:34 AM nombretomado
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* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: Elmer Bernstein reworked some of his ''Heavy Metal'' score as "Dana's Theme" from ''{{Ghostbusters}}''.

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* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: Elmer Bernstein reworked some of his ''Heavy Metal'' score as "Dana's Theme" from ''{{Ghostbusters}}''.''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}''.
12th Oct '14 11:13:29 AM 24EWQSWR
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1st Jun '14 7:57:58 PM Aiguille
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** Also in the Harry Canyon sequence, [[TheRaccoons Susan]] [[SailorMoon Roman]] is the Girl.

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** Also in the Harry Canyon sequence, [[TheRaccoons Susan]] [[SailorMoon [[Anime/SailorMoon Roman]] is the Girl.
15th May '14 5:33:06 AM FeigeRoman
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** Also in the Harry Canyon sequence, [[TheRaccoons Susan]] [[SailorMoon Roman]] is the Girl.
26th Apr '14 7:25:52 PM ZeroWizard
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** OlderThanTheyThink: The character was named Tyler in the original miniseries the movie was adapted from, The Melting Pot, over ten years before the movie's production.
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