A film (rented VHS I think) from the late 80' or early 90's, some kind of pods found their way (don't remember how) into an spaceship heading for earth. These pods were egg/walnut shaped and orange/brown and approximately the size of a basketball. In these pods there was a small machine with tools that could use material from surrounding environment to build some kind of robot/cyborg. I remember that it used a human body as a base to build this robot/cyborg. Some people were trying to stop this ship from reaching earth but in the end it crashed and then you saw at least one surviving pod. I think Martin Landau was in the film but I may be mixing things up.

  • see OP comment below confirming duplicate
    – Otis
    Oct 7, 2016 at 1:58

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This is Moontrap with Walter Koenig and Bruce Campbell. Direct release to VHS, unavailable on DVD or Bluray.

  • Thanks a lot, trying to remember the title of the film almost drove me crazy. I mixed up the the film with "The dark side of the moon" wich is utter s**t I found out after 2 minutes. I saw that somebody is selling the DVD on ebay and Amazon. Again, thanks a lot!
    – Hezarfen
    Feb 15, 2013 at 18:46
  • The DVD is a bootleg. Trust me, I've looked. And please accept my answer if you feel it's correct, just click the checkmark next to it.
    – John O
    Feb 15, 2013 at 18:59

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