I have to do a “two-for” every now and then. These are definitely worthy.
The evolution of this story, like so many others, started with my mother. I remember her always referring to the first movie in the series as the “scariest movie” she’d ever seen. She mentioned it in passing when I was about 5 and I never forgot it. I was not allowed to watch it at that time given my age.
Approximately 6 years later, the sequel was the Sunday Night movie on ABC (I think–one of the big four networks, anyway). My father was very excited when he found out and started queuing up a tape. I remember the ominous score at the beginning as a very small spacecraft was docked onto a larger one. The speed with which the engineers cut through the metal doors is an image I will probably never forget.
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