Questions tagged [silent-running]

For questions regarding the 1972 environmentally-themed post apocalyptic sci-fi film directed by Douglas Trumbull and starring Bruce Dern.

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Why did Silent Running have songs written for it?

I watched the sci-fi film Silent Running recently and noticed that the film had many songs written specifically for the movie. Was there a specific reason as to why this is so? Was it common amongst ...
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How much time was spent between when Lowell exited Saturn's rings and when he was discovered?

In the sci-fi film Silent Running, botanist Freeman Lowell pilots his ship, the Valley Forge, through the rings of Saturn and isolates himself from other humans for a long time. Eventually, he is ...
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In “Silent Running”, why blow up the Domes?

In the — pleasant — 1970s film “Silent Running”, it has been decided that the space ship will “return to commercial service”. But why blow up the Domes? The workers are in a hurry, and this operation ...
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