The late 1970s and early 1980s were a groundbreaking period for science fiction films. It got kicked off by "Star Wars," which fueled the imaginations of many directors of the time. It also caused studios to trip over each other in their search for the next big space saga. Some of those films were fun like "Battle Beyond the Stars." Others were serious works of art like "Alien," "The Black Hole," and Peter Hyams' "Outland."