When I was a kid I remember seeing a short clip from a movie or TV show probably on the Sci-Fi Channel. Would have been sometime in the 90's.

I remember there was a large black ship that was crashed in a desert and a man or a couple approached it. When the man when inside he was standing on a platform and the interior of the ship was a an entire solar system or galaxy.

That's all I remember and the image has been stuck in my head for years.

Any idea what this is from?

It was actually a solar system/Galaxy, there was no screen or projection in evidence. It appeared as if the protagonist had actually walked into the space around the solar system/Galaxy.

Also I don't believe that he was wearing a space suit. His clothing would have been more in line with walking in the desert. White or tan slacks and shirt. If there was a woman present I have no memory of what she might have been wearing.

  • Did it literally contain a solar system or are we talking some kind of holographic display?
    – Valorum
    Commented Nov 23, 2016 at 1:00

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This movie is not a perfect match but the description sounds like a scene near the end of the movie Mission to Mars. Here's an image from the DVD version of the film:

room with solar system display

The three astronauts had entered a spaceship in the desert just prior to this scene.

  • I do remember that scene now that you've mentioned it but this is not it. I edited my question to mention the fact that it appeared to be an actual solar system/Galaxy not a projection of some kind.
    – Theo
    Commented Nov 28, 2016 at 15:20

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