If, like me, you like to read about how films are made, you’ll know that movie disasters (as opposed to disaster movies) can sometimes be more interesting than success stories. One such disaster is the 1980 science fiction thriller Saturn 3. I had the misfortune to watch this dreadful film on its first theatrical release. Shortly afterwards, I wiped all traces of it from my memory banks. Recently, however, a filmmaker called Greg Moss has brought it all flooding back.
Under normal circumstances, I’d curse someone for resurrecting those old demons. Greg, however, has redeemed himself by setting up a splendid website called Something Is Wrong On Saturn 3. At its heart is an in-depth article that draws from a wealth of sources to document the film’s troubled production history. Greg hopes that, over time, the site will become much more. Here’s what he has to say:
“My aim with this site is to not only offer a place for fans to gather and hang out – but to also provide a serious forum for anyone who can offer verifiable information on the making of the film – and hopefully attract insight from people who actually worked on it. Consider it an exercise in ‘cinematic archaeology’ – if you like. So please, if you do have any comments or suggestions or would like to contribute factual and accurate information (from reliable sources) with regard to Saturn 3, feel free to drop me an email.”
To visit Greg’s cinematic archeological dig, just click on the link: