This little puzzle has been bothering me for about fifteen years now. A while back I re-watched a bunch of sci fi films from the 1990s, but one was missing that I had some clear and rather embarassing memories of.
What I remember:
There are a bunch of scenes on either a spaceship or grounded station. Possibly on a desert world or blasted terrain. There's a hero and his male antagonist (both caucasian, dark haired), plus the hero is accompanied by a pretty brunette for most of the movie. It's a typical polished 1990s sci fi B movie, but could have been made anywhere between 1988-1996. I'm thinking more mid-1990s. Direct to TV or VHS, the sort of thing on at 2am on the sci-fi channel in the mid-nineties.
The key scenes:
At some point, the brunette is taking a shower and the bad guy ambushes her with some sort of hypnotic, swift-blinking light that apparently either knocks her out or puts her into a trance.
Later, the bad guy is sitting/standing over an examination table, where he's apparently brainwashing the still-nude woman. He calls the hero and says "you wouldn't believe the view". He's some kind of jock/colonial marine type, plus evil.
At some point the hero rescues the woman, but it turns out she's now a sleeper agent for the bad guy(s) and sabotages the mission (whatever that is). I'm not clear on this last part, but I think it turns out her brainwashing is irreversible and so the woman either sacrifices herself or leaves the crew.
Amazingly, I haven't been able to find any record of "young attractive brunette in a sci fi film is nude in a shower and then gets her brain fried by some guy with a laser pointer", despite it being a pretty specific moment.
I've checked through a few movies like Space Marines, Phoenix and Terminal Voyage, but come up with nothing. Any help would be extremely appreciated.