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The Black Hole
1979. Gary Nelson
Sailors land on an Island run by a mad scientist, except the island is a space station and the sailors have a robot with them. It's a good bet the script started life as a 20,000 leagues under the sea-style period piece and then was knocked off track by the success of Star Wars. You can almost hear some Disney producer's anxious phone call with the brass about re-setting movie in space. "Make sure it has a funny robot, a big epic space soundtrack, and some model shots. What do you call a 'Haunted Island' in space? 'Haunted Quasar'? I'm sure you'll think of something. Of course Borgnine is still attached, he's on contract."
Try Forbidden Planet or 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea first.
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