Best sci-fi movie trivia of 1987

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Trivia: When Skroob's ship arrives at Planet Druidia, Colonel Sandurz says the ship is preparing for metamorphosis to which Lord Helmet says "Ready, Kafka?" Franz Kafka wrote the book "The Metamorphosis."


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Trivia: Jesse Ventura was delighted to find out from the wardrobe department that his arms were 1" bigger than Arnold Schwarzenegger's. He suggested to Schwarzenegger that they measure arms, with the winner getting a bottle of champagne. Ventura lost because Schwarzenegger had told the wardrobe department to tell Ventura that his arms were bigger.


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Trivia: In the original version on the DVD box set, any unauthorized duplication, distribution or exhibition of Robocop will result in criminal prosecution by Enforcement Droids. (01:38:05)

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Trivia: This movie was originally supposed to be part of the TV series "Amazing Stories" but Steven Spielberg like the story so much that he decided to make it a full length film.

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Masters of the Universe picture

Trivia: Gwildor was an original character who did not appear in the Mattel MOTU line until after the movie's broadcasting.

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Superman IV: The Quest for Peace picture

Trivia: Christopher Reeve originally refused to return for this film as he hated "Superman III" so much. He eventually changed his mind when he was given more input in the script.

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Trivia: Jesse Ventura, who plays Captain Freedom, was invited to the film by Schwarzenegger after becoming friends while making Predator.


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Amazon Women on the Moon picture

Trivia: Watch throughout the credits, as there is another sketch in there called "Reckless Youth" starring Carrie Fisher.

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Trivia: The filmmakers used two different shopping malls for the scene where the doctor injects Tuck into Jack's rear. The opening scenes where the doctor runs in and heads for the elevator were shot in the Northridge Mall in the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles. The scene where he reaches the top and rams the syringe into Jack was filmed on the top floor of the Sherman Oaks Galleria, another mall several miles away.


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Trivia: Stephen King novels are visible, on the male prostitutes bed-head. (00:56:30)

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Trivia: Despite Tangerine looking significantly older than Dodger, the actors Katie Barberi and Mackenzie Astin were actually only 1 year apart in age... she was 15, and he was 14. In fact, they had even briefly dated around the time the movie was shot.


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G.I. Joe: The Movie picture

Trivia: After the opening battle, the Cobra base is shown. Several flying fighters emerge from it and fly off. The sound effects of these are blatantly pulled from the snow speeders in the Battle of Hoth in Empire Strikes Back. (00:04:15)

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