I saw this movie when I was a kid.

At the end of the movie, the robot was left behind in a broken space ship taking care of the plants.

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That is Silent Running, from 1972.

  • Yes, that's it! Thanks
    – Lan
    Jun 19, 2012 at 8:44
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    I found that movie quite depressing as a kid. :-P
    – David
    Jun 19, 2012 at 13:38
  • As a side note, the robots in "Silent Running" were portrayed by amputees. This made the robots less like humans in costume as happens so often in sci-fi films and tv shows. I think it added to the enjoyment of this film because of the little human charactreristics these robots portrayed without appearing too human.
    – John S.
    Nov 20, 2013 at 20:01
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    Of course, the robots literally were humans in costumes!
    – moopet
    Nov 20, 2015 at 14:59
  • @moopet there should be a special kind of upvote for this kind of comment. So much scifi addresses what it means to be human one way or the other. I'm sure the implication wasn't intentional, but surely the actors were human! :)
    – uhoh
    Jun 24, 2017 at 11:42

It would be easier if you told us a bit more, when were you a kid. But My google-fu threw up this.

Silent Running

It does have the broken space-ship, the robot and the plants.

Kind regards, Jennifer


I agree. Sounds like Silent Running, starring Bruce Dern. I saw it on TV, yes, years ago. Green apocalypse type of film, with all Earth's plants on a spaceship after Earth got to polluted to sustain them. When the crew gets the order to blow the ship and come home, Dern's character kills the other crew members and takes off into space with the plants and the robot helpers on board.

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