I tried my best to find something about a small scene I remember from a movie I watched when I was little, in the 1980's, but could not find anything on my own. All I remember is the following scene.

A man (might be a teenager) is floating through space in a bubble. Along with him is a woman (or teenage girl) and some kind of humanoid alien with an elephant shaped head. From its trunk a small flame pops out that the man uses to light a cigarette.

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    Animated, or live action? Was the bubble fully transparent or mostly opaque, with or without portholes or windows?
    – Zeiss Ikon
    Mar 31, 2020 at 11:40
  • Possibly related: scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/70770/…
    – Zeiss Ikon
    Mar 31, 2020 at 11:48
  • tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Film/PodPeople has an elephant-like character, and a bubble approaching Earth, but falls apart after that.
    – FuzzyBoots
    Mar 31, 2020 at 12:21
  • @FuzzyBoots Seems like a decent enough match to me.
    – TheLethalCarrot
    Mar 31, 2020 at 12:57
  • It wasn't Pod People. Of that I am very sure. It was a more menacing large humanoid creature. The more I think about it I believe it was initially the villain. And it was live action not animated.
    – BB79
    Mar 31, 2020 at 13:18

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You're looking for Visitors from the Arkana Galaxy from 1981. It ends with the scene you described: With an astronaut (and a space woman and a couple of space kids) floating in space and the man lighting his cigarette with the alien's trunk. The final scene is in the film's poster (see its Wikipedia page) and you can see that weird alien here on the left:

The poster showing two characters each on a starry background; on the left is a pink alien creature with ribbed "skin" and a got-like head but massive eyes with two female characters with pink hair and gold skin tight suits; on the right a female with a gold skin tight suit; bald, large head and large ribbed ears

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