This one is very vague because it's been at least 20+ years since I saw this movie, and I was very young. But it's a sci-fi movie that I believe starts with a mummified/dessicated/skeletal body floating in space, and a ship retrieves what I remember as a reddish, football shaped object from it that turns out to be a killer robot that starts murdering people once it forms itself. This sound at all familiar to anyone?

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    @Machavity, it hasn't been confirmed and is therefore not a duplicate, per our duplicate story-id criteria
    – Edlothiad
    Commented Apr 7, 2017 at 15:50
  • @Edlothiad Ah, didn't know the policy. I'll retract it if it's not confirmed
    – Machavity
    Commented Apr 7, 2017 at 15:51
  • Sorry for the late reply, but this is definitely the movie! Commented Feb 13, 2018 at 7:05
  • It got accepted now (in comments)
    – Jenayah
    Commented Jun 3, 2019 at 6:14

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This is likely Moontrap.

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The red "ball" is found on a spaceship in orbit, brought back to Earth, where it hatches and builds itself into a killer robot. The rest of the movie is mostly about Bruce Campbell flying to the moon to fight more of them.


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