Lifeforce and British Security!
What impressed me most on this re-view of the movie is how casually our stalwart and mostly British scientists (including Frank Finley and Patrick Stewart) take the greatest discovery in human history. Texas-drawling astronaut Steve Railsback and his shuttle crew find a space-craft hidden in Haley's comet. Cue some cool John Dykstra special FX as our spacemen float into the ship and come across three naked humanoid forms inside crystal cubes, including the aforementioned (and did I mention impressive?) Ms. May. Just looking at Mathilda provokes a lot of eye-acting from Railsback and the other astronauts -- her beauty is seductive, ya see. Stuff happens and the aliens are eventually brought back to Earth for study.
But the discovery of alien life seems about as exciting to these scientists as deciding between beef or fish for dinner. They schedule the dissection of the seemingly dead female alien in the middle of the night, and send one schmucko with a scalpel into the dissection room to do the deed. No one else is even watching -- guess they have better things to do than be there when someone CUTS OPEN THE FIRST ALIEN LIFEFORM EVER DISCOVERED. Upstairs in his office, the lead scientist dozes off (!) in front a video array while scalpel boy gets busy -- only to have the female alien snap awake. Schmucko is getting his soul-essence sucked when the sleep-deprived head scientist finally snaps out of his stupor and calls "security". The naked alien lass strolls around the lab while a crack force of three oblivious Bobbies -- one of whom offers the naked female space vampire a sandwich to settle her down -- basically watch her walk off into the night.
I will say that you really don't know where the hell this movie is going, which is a plus -- there is a lot of whacked out shit going on in this thing. And the blu-ray transfer is pretty spectacular. But otherwise, there's a reason this hasn't risen higher in the pantheon of classic sci-fi...