I am trying to find the title to a show (or movie?) from several years ago.

The basic premise was a small group of people who ended up in deep space on a large alien warship that was heavily damaged, derelict and just flying on auto.

A memorable portion that may help you to help me was when the ship flew itself into a star to refuel. That had the humans quite distressed.

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    Hi there! Roughly how long ago is "several years ago"? Five years, fifty?
    – Jenayah
    Commented Apr 25, 2019 at 7:03
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    Nice to know! You can edit that information in your post, as well as any other memory this guide on story-id might remind you of. :)
    – Jenayah
    Commented Apr 25, 2019 at 7:18
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    Jenayah, I feel so silly after reviewing your link regarding asking story-id questions. I barely met a couple of those gates. It's purely amazing my question was answered so fast given so little initial data was provided. Should the need arise, I'll be sure to include much more information. Thank you again.
    – Dan Mill
    Commented Apr 25, 2019 at 8:03
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    My brain refuses to believe that SGU and VHS existed at the same time. It's still the "new one" as far as I'm concerned!
    – moopet
    Commented Apr 25, 2019 at 12:02
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    Just for the record. This sounds a lot like the book "Rendezvous With Rama" by Arthur C Clark. Commented Apr 25, 2019 at 15:45

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I'd suggest that this is Stargate: Universe, the starship does this on a couple of occasions

Destiny reactors are fueled by absorbing and storing stellar material through a series of ram scoops on the underside of each wing. To accomplish this, Destiny dives into the photosphere of a star, absorbing material during its fly-through. The shields allow matter to pass through for the ram scoops to collect while keeping the ship completely protected from the intense conditions. However, large, hot stars (such as Blue giants) are more than the Destiny's protective capabilities can fully handle. Destiny can still use these stars to recharge though not without incurring some degree of damage and putting great strain on its shields. The ship will perform this recharging process automatically whenever power levels drop below a certain point.


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    Thank you all. This has been driving me mad for quite a while. Great community you guys have created. I hope that I can be if similar service to someone else. Thank you again.
    – Dan Mill
    Commented Apr 25, 2019 at 7:26
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    I loved this show. Too bad it was cancelled. I was coming off of BSG show completion withdrawal, and was looking for that next awesome SF show to get hooked on and SGU did the trick for me.......then SciFi pulls the plug after two seasons. :( Commented Apr 26, 2019 at 17:32

Not much to go on, but Stargate: Universe fits the few details. Its last episode aired 8 years ago, it has the group of people stranded on the spaceship flying on auto and the ship does refuel in a sun.

See if this looks familiar:

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    Oh my Gosh! That's it! I can now go find purchase options. Thank you so very much. Once I figure out how to add positive remarks on my question resolution folks I will do so. Again, Thank you.
    – Dan Mill
    Commented Apr 25, 2019 at 7:22
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    @DanMill Not sure if it's already on your radar or not, but you may also be interested in looking at Stargate: SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis (but particularly SG-1.) While SGU is a self-contained show in its own right and most things should be easily understandable on their own, this show is the second spin-off of SG-1 and built on top of the legacy and continuity of those previous shows. There's a lot of backstory about the Ancients, for example, that gets glossed over or only mentioned briefly, but the earlier shows go into more detail about.
    – Steve-O
    Commented Apr 25, 2019 at 13:22
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    8 years? That can't be right... I feel old now.
    – Harabeck
    Commented Apr 25, 2019 at 14:42
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    Harabeck, I feel you there!
    – Dan Mill
    Commented Apr 25, 2019 at 15:34
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    @Steve-O And SG-1 is itself a spin-off of the Stargate movie. Commented Apr 25, 2019 at 18:30

That sounds like a "Dünyayı Kurtatan Adam", that is a good movie.

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    Hi there. Could you edit your post to explain how that matches, such as providing a summary, quotes or clips? :)
    – Jenayah
    Commented Apr 26, 2019 at 7:45
  • Well it seems like movie was found, so I believe I will delete this one. Commented Apr 26, 2019 at 7:47
  • No need to delete it, similar matches for answers are fine.
    – TheLethalCarrot
    Commented Apr 26, 2019 at 8:02
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    Similar match are fine. Peoples may have a similar question end up here and discover that Stargate was not what they were looking for. But please do add detail. make this an answer. For now it's more a comment. It's an infamous B-movie. What point in the question does it match? Commented Apr 26, 2019 at 8:55

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