I remember a scene from a movie or TV series that I saw in the 80's. It was set on what I think was an abandoned spaceship. An astronaut (main character?) finds a dead crew-member in full space-suit, covered by dust. He (she?) carefully whipes off the dust on visor and reveals the skull of an alien with sharp teeth.

I know this is very thin, but hopefully somebody know what I'm talking about. I've looked through the epguides for the Twilight Zone (1985 version) since i remember following that series, but it doesn't fit any episode. It's very possible the movie was made in the 70's and is more horror than SF.

While looking I came across Old movie with abandoned spaceship on this site, but it's not The Starlost or any old "tacky" series like that.

Any ideas?

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    This sounds vaguely like this scene in Alien Sans visor.
    – DampeS8N
    Jan 7, 2014 at 15:20
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    Thanks for the reply. Kind of similar, but it's not Alien (or any other "big" scifi movie).
    – Jesper
    Jan 8, 2014 at 11:53
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    If you can include any other details, it might help. We are assuming this is live action and in color. Was there anything different about the lighting? Do you remember any details about the ship, suits, chairs, dust? What else do you know it isn't and why?
    – DampeS8N
    Jan 8, 2014 at 16:16
  • Live action and colour, yes - other details no. Sorry, I really can't remember anything except this scene, and hoped someone else would too - but it was a longshot.
    – Jesper
    Jan 28, 2014 at 18:21
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    There was a beautiful SF cover of a similar scene (normal teeth though) for the James Hogan novel, Inherit the Stars. Feb 12, 2014 at 18:30

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Possibly Titan Find AKA Creature?

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It is the story of some astronauts who stumble on a creature which can control the dead.

Trailer here:

There is a scene in the trailer which might be the scene you are thinking of - but it is very grainy and hard to tell.

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    This looks AWFUL... I can't wait to watch it! Sep 23, 2014 at 2:52

Although this is a very common depiction in science fiction, here are some suggestions to jog your memory:

Moon Zero Two (1969):

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Star Pilot (1966):

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See Steve Prideaux for more skulls in space.

There's an illustrated synopsis of "Enemy Mine". I've seen the movie and can't recall a skull-helmet scene fitting in anywhere.


I think i recognize this scene from the movie Enemy Mine (1985).

  • Hmmm... I believe I recall that scene, a Drac skull though wasn't!? Sep 23, 2014 at 2:57

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