Meet Hector


Two photos of Hector the Robot, from Saturn 3
(screenplay by Martin Amis):

(click the thumbnails to view the full-size image)

(Hector solo)

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(Hector and Kirk)

About Saturn 3 
(from The Department of Physics at Hong Kong University):

Saturn 3

Directed by Stanley Donen 
88 mins 
Stars: Farrah Fawcett, Kirk Douglas, Harvey Keitel, Ed Bishop


Somewhere in deepest, darkest space, Kirk Douglas and Farrah Fawcett jog around through a space station that looks suspiciously like Bloomingdale's after closing. The pair are scientists doing important work, when bad guy Harvey Keitel shows up. 
Douglas is sprightly, but he has to handle some pretty awful lines in this Martin Amis script [from a story by John Barry]. Keitel's dialog, if quoted, would be on a par. 
Life goes on in this shopping mall of lights till Keitel builds Hector, the mad robot, whose tubes and hubcaps develop goosebumps for Earth. 
Best scene in the entire effort is Hector's resurrection after he has been dismantled for being randy. The parts find each other and reconnet which is more than this film does.

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