This is a long shot but I am looking for a movie I saw in the early 90's. It involved a ship sent to research an abandoned ghost ship. They go through "hyperspace" and find the ship. The ship they find looks like pole with a ball on the end and it is spinning. They dock with it and and find computer terminal and restart the computer. I believe by pressing some crystals on the console. They ask it some questions and get answers, form a bond but seem uneasy.
Eventually they crew of the rescue ship finds out the planet/star close by is about to implode and they do not have enough fuel to escape. They end up using the abandoned ship as a booster to get away but not before the computer in the abandoned ship finds out and questions it. They proceed regardless, detaching after fuel is spent in the abandoned ship. They escape, but the abandoned ship gets destroyed when the planet implodes.
This might be a TV movie, I am not sure. I saw it when I was around ten so some details may not be 100% but I am pretty sure it is.