In several dramatic sci-fi films, Marvin has popped up as a reminder of our society’s fascination with otherworldly beings. In Close Encounters, “Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century” plays briefly in the background. In Gravity, made 36 years later, a Marvin figurine can be spotted floating in the shuttle. For decades, Marvin has remained the go-to symbol of the intersection of science fiction and pop culture.