What I remember is they have boarded a long abandoned ship on a planet and they have a robot with them. The robot is a midget with a face like C3PO but no eyes. There is a robot of the same type that was left on the ship to guard it. They set their robot to sentry mode(?) and send him after the other robot.

I believe they are trying to use the old ship to escape. I think the ship had been there for 100 years? The original pilots grandsons help is enlisted to get the ship running but I don't think he had every seen it before.

I am guessing it was an 80s straight to VHS movie as I believe I saw it as a rental in the late 80s possibly early 90s in Canada.

I have gone through many lists of scifi movies in this time frame but can't seem to find it.

  • Hello DazedAndConfused and welcome to the SF & Fantasy Stack. Thank you for your question. Are there any other details you might remember? What did the rest of the crew look like, for instance? Where did you watch it and in what language? If there's anything else you remember, how insignificant it may seem, you can edit your question to add it. Meanwhile, may I suggest you take the tour to learn more about this site?
    – SQB
    Jan 15, 2017 at 9:29
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    You lost me at the first sentence. Who they?
    – user14111
    Jan 15, 2017 at 10:10
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    Misremembering The Black Hole?....there are some aspects that could relate - imdb.com/title/tt0078869
    – Paulie_D
    Jan 15, 2017 at 11:10
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    @Dazed You should add that information about the ship being on a planet to your post, so that people can rule out stories about a derelict ship floating in space. And at the same time, please add a few paragraph breaks.
    – Spencer
    Jan 15, 2017 at 17:06
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    Not The Black Hole. Jan 15, 2017 at 20:37

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I believe I have found it. Typed vhs sci fi into ebay search and didnt actually have to look to far. Have to watch it to be sure, but the movie title was "Starship" originally and retitled "Lorca and the Outlaws"

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