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Trivia: In the video documenting the making of The Time Machine, Rod Taylor states that if you count the number of rivets on the spinning disk on the back of the machine, there are 365 of them (one for each day of the year).

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Trivia: David Lynch was disgusted with the elongated cut of the film which includes paintings of the 'robot revolt' back story to the original film, a sub-plot he deliberately omitted. He demanded his name be removed from the credits of the film and replaced with the Director's Guild nom de plume, 'Alan Smithee'. This was done so sloppily, by superimposing Smithee's name over Lynch's, that the credit reads "A ALAN SMITHEE FILM".

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Pi (1998)

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Trivia: During the second crash, the computer display is flickering with tons of garbage output. Watch carefully and you'll find a hidden message at the bottom of one of the output screens: it reads: "AND JESUS WEPT"

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Trivia: Upgrayedd is portrayed by Scarface of the group Geto Boys. Mike Judge's previous film, Office Space, included Geto Boys songs such as Still, when the office workers smash the printer. According to the DVD commentary - The explanation given by Officer Collins in the Army staff meeting that Upgrayedd is spelled with two D's for a "double dose of this pimpin'" is a direct reference to the documentary American Pimp, in which real-life pimp Rosebudd offers that same explanation for the spelling of his name.

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Trivia: The song Andrew listens in the player is from an opera named "Rusalka". This opera is based on a water nymph who wants to become human for love. Just as Andrew.

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Trivia: For production Designer Ken Adam's giant Pinewood volcano set, some 700 tons of steel were used and some 250,000 square yards of canvas. It featured a working monorail and elevators and cost $1 million to produce.

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Trivia: Jonathan Harris, who played Dr. Smith in the TV series, was set to play the man who hired and then betrayed Dr. Smith.

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Trivia: William Shatner's contract for Star Trek IV stipulated that he would only be in that movie if he could direct Star Trek V.

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Trivia: When Bond first meets Tiffany Case in her apartment she is playing some music. If you listen carefully you will notice that it is the theme song for the film.

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Trivia: I was reading through some of the entries concerning the Borg in the Star Trek Encyclopedia, and came upon a comment they had about Wolf 359 - it's the name of an actual star in space, it makes up part of the Constellation Leo. It's also the site of the first major fleet battle between StarFleet and the Borg. Take your mind back to the scene where Zef and Lily first walk out of that bar, and Lily sees a speck of light that is actually the Borg Sphere, and asks Zef what it is. He replies "That, my dear, is the Constellation Leo". Now, obviously he didn't see what she was pointing out the first time around, but we could probably assume that from their point of view the sphere was in the general area that the constellation occupies in the night sky. Nice coincidence that the first attack on Earth by the Borg came from the same direction as the major battle between Starfleet and the Borg.

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Trivia: The weapons used against Megalon (the ones that look like satellite dishes that shoot lightning) actually existed, although they were never used in combat. The Japanese experimented with them during WWII.

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Trivia: When Max opens the Semi's door, a dead body falls out. This body is actually the same "eye popping" dummy that was used at the end of Mad Max 1.

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Trivia: The scene near the end of the film where the bad guy kills all of the Galaxy Quest crew is very similar to a scene in the '70s British sci-fi TV show Blake's 7. In that scene, the crew are shot one by one in the same fashion as in this scene.

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Trivia: When Alan is digging through the garbage can looking for the Gorgonites, a toy Mogwai can be seen in it. A little tribute to Joe Dante's 1984 film Gremlins.

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Trivia: On the artwork for the widescreen DVD disc and the insert, Picard is shown wearing his old uniform from "The Next Generation," instead of the uniform he wore in this movie.

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Trivia: Not a mistake as such, but interesting to note. When Rodney and Fender are in Fender's room, lying in the hammocks, look behind Fender on the wall. Behind him is a "robot" version of the 'American Gothic' painting from the Rocky Horror Picture Show.

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Trivia: Cinematic legend and Sam Raimi regular Bruce Campbell plays Darkman in the final shot.

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Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker picture

Trivia: The candy factory name, Jolly Jack, is a tribute to "Jolly" Jack Kirby, a legendary comic book artist and writer.

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Trivia: The cyclops thumb in the bar, who says, 'Woo-hoo' is in every thumb movie.

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Trivia: Kirk Thatcher, an associate producer of the film, played the punk on the bus, and also wrote the song ("I Hate You") the punk is listening to on his boombox. (00:43:45)

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