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* ControlFreak: Benson does not take even the slightest inconvenience well, which is one of the first things that rubs off on Hector (as seen by Hector breaking a chess piece after losing a game). When Hector takes over the base, he intends to run it ''his'' way.


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* DeadPersonImpersonation: Benson murders his intended last-minute replacement by blowing him out an airlock and quickly taking his place on his ship. Alex and Adam think they're dealing with a guy called "James."


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* LackOfEmpathy: Captain Benson's coldness and lack of empathy for other people or living things is probably one symptom of his psychosis. Which unfortunately rubs off on Hector.


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* SympathyForTheDevil: Adam's last words to Hector are that it isn't his fault or Benson's that he's a killer robot. "It's everybody's fault."


''Saturn 3'' [[note]]in the novelization, [[UsefulNotes/TheMoonsOfSaturn the moon Tethys]], but in [[ArtisticLicenseAstronomy the script's case]], Titan[[/note]] is a 1980 science-fiction film starring Creator/KirkDouglas, Creator/FarrahFawcett, and Creator/HarveyKeitel.

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''Saturn 3'' [[note]]in the novelization, [[UsefulNotes/TheMoonsOfSaturn the moon Tethys]], but in [[ArtisticLicenseAstronomy the script's case]], Titan[[/note]] is a 1980 science-fiction horror film starring Creator/KirkDouglas, Creator/FarrahFawcett, Creator/FarrahFawcett and Creator/HarveyKeitel.



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* ArtisticLicenseAstronomy: Based on the way Saturn moves through the moon's sky, it would have to be orbiting perpendicular to the rings. For [[RuleOfCool some reason]] it's necessary to pilot a craft straight through the rings in order to get to the moon.

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* ArtisticLicenseAstronomy: Based on the way Saturn moves through the moon's sky, it would have to be orbiting perpendicular to the rings. For [[RuleOfCool some reason]] reason]], it's necessary to pilot a craft straight through the rings in order to get to the moon.



* BadassGrandpa: Kirk Douglas was 63 when he filmed this movie.

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* BadassGrandpa: Kirk Douglas was 63 when he filmed this movie.during filming.



* EyeScream: Hector pulling a spark out of Alex's eye.



* InterspeciesRomance: Not necessarily a romance but dear God...



* MrFanservice: We get several full-body nude shots of Kirk Douglas (from the back). He sure kept a good shape well into his sixties... ok, it's fan service if you're into that. Otherwise it may be FanDisservice.

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* MrFanservice: We get several full-body nude shots of Kirk Douglas (from the back). He sure kept a good shape well into his sixties... ok, it's fan service fanservice if you're into that. Otherwise it may be FanDisservice.



* MinimalistCast: There are only five speaking actors onscreen, six if you count the KillerRobot. Three of them carry 99% of the movie, and one dies as soon as the robot starts going mental.
* [[MurderByInaction Murder By Inaction]]: When a gigantic ceiling claw ('cause all laboratories have giant ceiling claws) pins Benson down, Adam considers just letting Hector have him as he's about to close the emergency door on him. He turns out to be a better man than Benson, and goes back to save him.

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* MinimalistCast: There are only five speaking actors onscreen, six if you count the KillerRobot. Three of them carry 99% of the movie, film, and one dies as soon as the robot starts going mental.
* [[MurderByInaction Murder By Inaction]]: MurderByInaction: When a gigantic ceiling claw ('cause all laboratories have giant ceiling claws) pins Benson down, Adam considers just letting Hector have him as he's about to close the emergency door on him. He turns out to be a better man than Benson, and goes back to save him.



* NoYou: This exchange between Benson and a voiceless Hector:
-->'''Benson''': Now tell me, absolutely, can you talk or are you malfunctioning?
-->'''Hector''' (through a screen): I AM NOT MALFUNCTIONING. I AM NOT MALFUNCTIONING. YOU ARE.



* TheVoiceless: Hector, at first. He later obtains Benson's voice, then Adam's, and he uses Alex's voice to send away TheCavalry.

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* TheVoiceless: Hector, at first. He later obtains Benson's voice, then Adam's, and he uses Alex's voice to send away TheCavalry.

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* ImpededCommunication: Adam and Alex try to radio their distress to the MileLongShip that has come to check on them. However, their pleas are blocked by the mad robot Hector, who mimics their voices precisely, and tells the ship that all's well. The reply is a cheery "See you in six months," and TheCavalry departs none the wiser.

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* EatTheDog: When examining Alex's pet dog, Benson mentions he's kept a few dogs himself... for food. Alex promptly tells him to hand the dog over.


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* EverybodyHasLotsOfSex: Benson mentions that monogamy is "penally unsocial" on Earth after casually asking to have sex with Alex and being surprised to learn she's exclusive with Adam.
* FantasticDrug: Blue Dreamers, a recreational pill given to long-haul pilots so they don't go bonkers after extended periods in space.


''Saturn 3'' [[note]]in the novelization, [[UsefulNotes/TheMoonsOfSaturn the moon Tethys]], but in [[ArtisticLicenseAstronomy the script's case]], Titan[[/note]] is a 1980 science-fiction film starring Creator/KirkDouglas, Farrah Fawcett, and Creator/HarveyKeitel.

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''Saturn 3'' [[note]]in the novelization, [[UsefulNotes/TheMoonsOfSaturn the moon Tethys]], but in [[ArtisticLicenseAstronomy the script's case]], Titan[[/note]] is a 1980 science-fiction film starring Creator/KirkDouglas, Farrah Fawcett, Creator/FarrahFawcett, and Creator/HarveyKeitel.


''Saturn 3'' [[note]](in the novelization, [[UsefulNotes/TheMoonsOfSaturn the moon Tethys]], but in [[ArtisticLicenseAstronomy the script's case]], Titan)[[/note]] is a 1980 science-fiction film starring Creator/KirkDouglas, Farrah Fawcett, and Creator/HarveyKeitel.

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''Saturn 3'' [[note]](in [[note]]in the novelization, [[UsefulNotes/TheMoonsOfSaturn the moon Tethys]], but in [[ArtisticLicenseAstronomy the script's case]], Titan)[[/note]] Titan[[/note]] is a 1980 science-fiction film starring Creator/KirkDouglas, Farrah Fawcett, and Creator/HarveyKeitel.



* SameLanguageDub: Benson is dubbed by RoyDotrice.

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* SameLanguageDub: Benson is dubbed by RoyDotrice.Roy Dotrice.

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* MrFanservice: We get several full-body nude shots of Kirk Douglas (from the back). He sure kept a good shape well into his sixties... ok, it's fan service if you're into that. Otherwise it may be FanDisservice.

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* TakingYouWithMe: How [[spoiler:Adam finally kills]] Hector.

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* MindHive: Hector, near the end.
-->'''Alex''': Stop it! Stop using us.
-->'''Hector''': Well, you see my difficulty. I'm you. I'm Adam and the other one. I'm everyone.


''Saturn 3''[[note]](in the novelization, [[UsefulNotes/TheMoonsOfSaturn the moon Tethys]], but in [[ArtisticLicenseAstronomy the script's case]] Titan)[[/note]] is a 1980 science-fiction film staring Creator/KirkDouglas, Farrah Fawcett, and Creator/HarveyKeitel. It was conceived and partly directed by John Barry, a production designer for ''Film/AClockworkOrange'' and ''Franchise/StarWars: Film/ANewHope''. This film takes cues from both. After some sort of dispute (accounts differ), Stanley Donen (of ''Film/SinginInTheRain'' fame) ended up directing most of it.

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''Saturn 3''[[note]](in 3'' [[note]](in the novelization, [[UsefulNotes/TheMoonsOfSaturn the moon Tethys]], but in [[ArtisticLicenseAstronomy the script's case]] case]], Titan)[[/note]] is a 1980 science-fiction film staring starring Creator/KirkDouglas, Farrah Fawcett, and Creator/HarveyKeitel. Creator/HarveyKeitel.

It was conceived and partly directed by John Barry, a production designer for ''Film/AClockworkOrange'' and ''Franchise/StarWars: Film/ANewHope''. This film takes cues from both. After some sort of dispute (accounts differ), Stanley Donen (of ''Film/SinginInTheRain'' fame) ended up directing most of it.



* AnArmAndALeg: When Harvey Keitel's character Benson is trying to forcefully abduct Alex and take her to Earth, Hector goes fully haywire, grabs him by the wrist, and just crushes straight through it.

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* AnArmAndALeg: When Harvey Keitel's character Benson is trying to forcefully abduct Alex and take her to Earth, Hector goes fully haywire, grabs him by the wrist, and just crushes straight through it.



* TheBait: Alex (Farrah Fawcett) at one point stands in the middle of the lab, in front of a few floor panels of which the supportive grating had been removed. Hector just walks around them.

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* TheBait: Alex (Farrah Fawcett) at one point stands in the middle of the lab, in front of a few floor panels of which the supportive grating had been removed. Hector just walks around them.



* DamselInDistress: Farrah Fawcett's character Alex. Constantly harassed by Benson, and later stalked by the Hector the Killer Robot, who possesses Benson's memories and bits of his personality.

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* DamselInDistress: Farrah Fawcett's character Alex. Constantly harassed by Benson, and later stalked by the Hector the Killer Robot, who possesses Benson's memories and bits of his personality.



* HeroicSacrifice: Adam sacrifices his own life for Alex, since he was linked to the Robot and probably under its influence already. [[{{Foreshadowing}} Forshadowed]] in his chess game with Hector as he lectures Benson on the merits of self-sacrifice.

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* HeroicSacrifice: Adam sacrifices his own life for Alex, since he was linked to the Robot and probably under its influence already. [[{{Foreshadowing}} Forshadowed]] Foreshadowed]] in his chess game with Hector as he lectures Benson on the merits of self-sacrifice.



* MsFanservice: Farrah Fawcett's Alex. So much that all the other characters (even the robot) are fighting over her.

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* MsFanservice: Farrah Fawcett's Alex. So much that all the other characters (even the robot) are fighting over her.



* UnnecessarilyCreepyRobot: Hector looks for all the world like a skinned, metallic corpse with tubes for veins and metal plates where its muscles would be. Slowly, more of it is revealed, until we come to its head... or lack of one. All it has on top are two insectile, twitching, glowing eyes on an arm. It doesn't talk -- it merely flicks its eyes around to stare at you. When you combine those attributes with its measured tread, its deliberately inhuman movements and the fact that it's learning directly from [[spoiler:the thoughts of the murderous, psychotic handler who has a stalkercrush on Farrah Fawcett]], it invokes the eeriest elements of the UncannyValley, essentially recreating FrankensteinsMonster [[RecycledInSPACE in space]]. But scarier. What happens near the end of the film isn't pretty either: [[spoiler:Hector, his brain having been turned into a duplicate of his handler, has taken on his handler's madness as well, to the point that Hector tries to wear the man's head atop his own]].

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* UnnecessarilyCreepyRobot: Hector looks for all the world like a skinned, metallic corpse with tubes for veins and metal plates where its muscles would be. Slowly, more of it is revealed, until we come to its head... or lack of one. All it has on top are two insectile, twitching, glowing eyes on an arm. It doesn't talk -- it merely flicks its eyes around to stare at you. When you combine those attributes with its measured tread, its deliberately inhuman movements and the fact that it's learning directly from [[spoiler:the thoughts of the murderous, psychotic handler who has a stalkercrush on Farrah Fawcett]], Alex]], it invokes the eeriest elements of the UncannyValley, essentially recreating FrankensteinsMonster [[RecycledInSPACE in space]]. But scarier. What happens near the end of the film isn't pretty either: [[spoiler:Hector, his brain having been turned into a duplicate of his handler, has taken on his handler's madness as well, to the point that Hector tries to wear the man's head atop his own]].

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* EasilyDetachableRobotParts: Hector, though it's not that easy for humans to attach his parts. [[spoiler:But he can do it himself easily.]]

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* SmartPeoplePlayChess: And they know when to sacrifice their queen.


* TheBait: Alex (Farrah Fawcett) at one point stands in the middle of the lab, in front of a few floor panels of which the supportive grating had been removed. Hector [[GenreSavvy just walks around them]].

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* TheBait: Alex (Farrah Fawcett) at one point stands in the middle of the lab, in front of a few floor panels of which the supportive grating had been removed. Hector [[GenreSavvy just walks around them]].them.


** Averted with the murder of the real Benson by his imposter, which is shown in [[ExplosiveDecompression full]] [[LudicrousGibs gory detail]].

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** Averted with the murder of the real Benson Captain James by his imposter, Benson, which is shown in [[ExplosiveDecompression full]] [[LudicrousGibs gory detail]].


* BloodlessCarnage: When Adam pushes Hector into the coolant pit whilst carrying the explosives, a massive blast with several parts of Hector is shown. But nothing belonging to Adam.

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Adam pushes Hector into the coolant pit whilst carrying the explosives, a massive blast with several parts of Hector is shown. But nothing belonging to Adam.
**Averted with the murder of the real Benson by his imposter, which is shown in [[ExplosiveDecompression full]] [[LudicrousGibs gory detail]].


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*NoOSHACompliance: The ship's locker-room, for whatever reason, has an airlock in its ceiling, complete with [[AbsurdCuttingPower razor-sharp wiring]] crossing in front of it.

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