Factual error: Amongst the essential parts of a nuclear weapon's detonation mechanism is a radioactive isotope of tritium, which has a half life of just 12 1/2 years. The tritium in every nuke on earth has to be replaced every ten years or so. This is by no means unusual; there are other perishable parts including detonators made of conventional explosives which would be completely inert after a thousand years. After lying dormant with no maintenance at all for that amount of time the nuclear weapons the 'Man-animals' find would be big shiny paperweights and not much else.
The home planet of the Psychloes explodes after Barry Pepper and the other humans destroy the base where the Psychloes hang out. Terl gets his arm blown off and gets locked in a cell surrounded by gold bars in Fort Knox. Jonnie tells Terl that he finally has his gold and is using it for leverage. Ker joins the humans while Terl just stands in the cell all alone with his gold.
Terl: Attention. This is Terl, your chief of security. Exterminate all man-animals at will, and happy hunting.
Trivia: John Travolta made the film with Franchise Pictures. A few years after the film, it was revealed in a court case that Franchise had fraudulently overstated the budget of Battlefield Earth by $21 million to scam investors. After losing the case, Franchise filed for bankruptcy, and Travolta fired his manager, who set up the deal with Franchise in the first place.
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