Help me ID cheesy sci fi movie with stolen soundtrack
June 29, 2006 9:57 PM   Subscribe

I'm trying to remember a cheesy sci fi flick from...the 80's maybe. I can't remember much except there was something about a spaceship that crashlanded somewhere, and there was a "sci fi babe" on board...there was probably some sort of talking robot too. The most memorable thing about the movie was that the music was (stolen) from the movie Somewhere in Time was used...or at least something similar. Can anyone help me identify this movie?
posted by edjusted to Media & Arts (11 answers total)
According to IMDB, "Turkish Star Wars" from 1982 features music stolen from The Black Hole, which was done by John Barry who did Somewhere in Time.

I have not seen Turkish Star Wars, so I do not know if it has a babe or a talking robot.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 10:13 PM on June 29, 2006

Hmm...interesting, but that's not it. A few more bits and pieces are crawling into my brain though...I think the spaceship (crash)landed in a desert or maybe near an ocean...somewhere sandy...and I seem to remember someone being concerned about the girl because she was sick and in sick bay on the could've been the robot...
posted by edjusted at 10:34 PM on June 29, 2006

John Barry did the music for Starcrash with Caroline Munro. Is that it? It's from just before SIT though.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 10:37 PM on June 29, 2006

Spacehunter featured a space ship crash landing, a babe (a young Molly ringwald actually) but no robot that I remember.

Saturn 3 had a babe and a robot, not quite sure if it began with a crash landing though
posted by poppo at 6:55 AM on June 30, 2006

the crash landing in Spacehunter is definitely in sandy territory, but the girl does not come from the ship, she is a native
posted by poppo at 6:56 AM on June 30, 2006

posted by alex_reno at 7:33 AM on June 30, 2006

I don't have a movie for you, but I do know that often when people say "the music from Somewhere in Time", they mean Rachmaninov's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (18th var.) The linked Wikipedia article has a short list of soundtracks on which it's been used, but none fit your movie. There's also a sad midi version of the theme linked there, if you want to see if that's the music you have in mind.
posted by donnagirl at 9:01 AM on June 30, 2006

Starcrash and Spacehunter both look promising, I'll have to check into those...and *maybe* I'm off on the talking robot. I know it wasn't Saturn 3 or Galaxina though.

Sorry for not clarifying: when I say the music from Somewhere in Time, I'm talking about the main John Barry theme, not the Rachmaninov piece.
posted by edjusted at 10:25 AM on June 30, 2006

There is a robot in Spacehunter. The pilot has a woman on his ship, and it turns out she's an android. (She's also destroyed part way through the film.)
posted by Steven C. Den Beste at 10:33 AM on June 30, 2006

I just found some more info, including a video clip. I'm pretty sure Spacehunter isn't the movie I'm thinking about.

...Wait! Yes! Star*crash* is it! Found a video on the same web site. Thanks!
posted by edjusted at 8:55 PM on June 30, 2006

Oops, I guess the astericks around "crash" wasn't necessary
posted by edjusted at 8:59 PM on June 30, 2006

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