When no one is looking it starts to assemble either itself or other robot creatures from objects found around the room.

This is NOT one of the recent Transformer movies, it probably dates back to the 80's as I rented it on VHS.

  • Virus?
    – Valorum
    Commented Mar 12, 2016 at 12:17
  • I don't think so, the plot doesn't seem familiar and perhaps too recent. I'll track it down and watch it though, just in case.
    – Tim
    Commented Mar 12, 2016 at 12:56
  • Moontrap?
    – Valorum
    Commented Mar 12, 2016 at 13:00
  • Yes, I think that's it !!! I'll see if I can get it somewhere. Thanks !
    – Tim
    Commented Mar 12, 2016 at 13:38
  • Full movie linked below. You may also find this to be of interest.
    – Valorum
    Commented Mar 12, 2016 at 13:45

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This is Moontrap

During a routine flight, two veteran space shuttle pilots discover an alien artifact and bring it back to earth. It soon turns out to be an extraterrestrial war robot, which is able to recycle any biological or technical material for its own deadly use. The two astronauts are sent to the moon, where Nasa expects to uncover the mystery of the alien robot's origin. They discover an ancient humanoid culture and battle the ultimate threat of the war machines heading to earth.

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    For the record, this film is awful. I think the sole reason anyone should see it is so that no matter how bad the film they're watching is, they can always think to themselves "At least I'm not watching Moontrap again"
    – Valorum
    Commented Mar 12, 2016 at 13:40
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    No. It must be seen to support the career of the greatest actor of his generation, Bruce Campbell!
    – Vicpylon
    Commented Mar 12, 2016 at 15:06
  • There is a DVD version available, or at least my library had a copy.
    – FuzzyBoots
    Commented Mar 13, 2016 at 1:00
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    @Richard Do you think it would work even if one were watching Batman and Robin or The Bachelor? Commented Mar 13, 2016 at 5:28
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    @ToddWilcox - It works on all occasion, except if one is watching Starcrash, at which point you'll yearn for the subtle artistry of Moontrap.
    – Valorum
    Commented Mar 13, 2016 at 7:50

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