* ChekhovsGun: Believe it or not, Catskill's terrible jokes. Near the end of the film, [[spoiler:he tears out Phil's battery, only to tear out his own and put it into Phil before running out of power and dying. It turns out his battery has 49% power left because "He was set for low-power jokes".]]
* CoolOldGuy: Catskill is the robot equivalent.
It was a BoxOfficeBomb and trashed by critics, but Creator/StanWinston's robot makeup was nominated for an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward in the category's first iteration. WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob reviewed it [[http://www.thecinemasnob.com/the-cinema-snob/heartbeeps here]].
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