Best sci-fi movie trivia of 1989

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Trivia: In an interview, the director stated that hoverboards were real, but they weren't on the market because parents didn't like the idea of floating children. He said this as a joke, but this didn't stop mass hysteria as thousands of kids went from store to store looking for hoverboards.

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Trivia: The sound of Vigo growling is exactly the same growl that the terror dogs from the first Ghostbusters make.

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Trivia: The dead sailor harbouring a live crab, spooking Jammer out of his wits in the sunk submarine, is director James Cameron's younger brother Mike. The scene had to be shot several times to get it right, forcing Mike to hold the live crabs in his mouth, until the cry for "action", before releasing them. At one point he had to crush one with his teeth, as it gave him quite a bit of grief. Brotherly love immortalized.

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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: Much like the set of War of the Worlds, the set of this crash was so realistic, that airline pilots near Toronto were calling in a downed aircraft as they flew near it, unaware that it was staged for the filming of this movie.

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Trivia: Gromit was originally supposed to be a cat, but it was decided that a dog was easier to sculpt from plasticine.

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Trivia: When David Banner is dreaming about his trial, the jury foreperson is played by The Incredible Hulk creator, Stan Lee.

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Trivia: Whenever we see Pinhead's hands punching someone or picking something up, the hands are actually the hands of a stunt-woman named Cindy Sorensen. Sorensen has dwarfism, so her hands were the perfect size to portray the puppet's.

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Trivia: In one version of the script, Martin finds another videotape of his father Seth. This tape would show Seth (who is in his part-fly form) explaining the "cure". This scene would have required Jeff Goldblum to be in make-up for five hours, and he didn't want to go through that, so he dropped out, and the scene was cut from the script.

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