Looking for title of an animated Sci-fi from late 80s early 90s. I vividly remember a scene where a mother turns into a computer run by a large crystal in order to save child. I also recall, though might be mashing up two different movies, the father had left a key to a super weapon embedded in the kids hand. Very similar premise to Titan AE but not the one I'm thinking of.

Might have "Star" or "Space" in title.

  • Is it like a gradual transition? Piecemeal replacement? Brain ripped out and put in the computer? Brain download?
    – FuzzyBoots
    Feb 25, 2018 at 1:47
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    From what I recall it's a download or "life-force" transfer. Follows the "kid is special, mother sacrifices herself to keep him safe" trope. The mother then becomes an AI for the base kind of deal. Feb 25, 2018 at 2:06
  • There are tones of this in Neon Genesis, but I don’t think that’s what you’re thinking of.
    – Broklynite
    Feb 25, 2018 at 12:17
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    No I don't think so. Would had rented it on VHS back when we had to rent the machine (didn't have a VHS at home). From recollection it would have been after Mighty Orbots, that was something else we rented to watch. SO I'm thinking timeframe 1985-87ish. It is a common trope though. Voltron had a similar father is the computer and helps daughter, but genders would be swapped. There was a galactic empire chasing after them, etc. Feb 25, 2018 at 14:33

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Maybe the cartoon show Defenders of the Earth? Flash Gordon fights crime alongside his son (plus other heroes and their respective children), and stores his late wife's consciousness inside a computer.

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    – Machavity
    Feb 28, 2018 at 18:24
  • Looks like I'm mashing up two shows, but the mother in the computer is def this show. Mar 5, 2018 at 5:22

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