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** This film, along with the other two Creator/TobeHooper did for Creator/TheCannonGroup, ''Film/InvadersFromMars'' and ''Film/TheTexasChainsawMassacre2'', were arguably the last big-budget movies he would ever work on, sticking to TV shows and smaller movie projects in the later years of his career.

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** This film, along with the other two Creator/TobeHooper did for Creator/TheCannonGroup, ''Film/InvadersFromMars'' ''Film/InvadersFromMars1986'' and ''Film/TheTexasChainsawMassacre2'', were arguably the last big-budget movies he would ever work on, sticking to TV shows and smaller movie projects in the later years of his career.


** Creator/MichaelGough, Creator/TrevorHoward and Creator/PatrickMacnee were considered for Dr. Hans Fallada, Dr. Armstrong and Sir Percy Heseltine.

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** Creator/MichaelGough, Creator/DonaldHouston, Creator/TrevorHoward and Creator/PatrickMacnee were considered for Dr. Hans Fallada, Dr. Armstrong and Sir Percy Heseltine.


** Creator/BrianCox and Creator/BillNighy were considered for Roger Derebridge.

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** Creator/BrianCox and Creator/BrianCox, Creator/BillNighy and Creator/StuartWilson were considered for Roger Derebridge.


* DevelopmentHell: At some point, two TV series were announced based on the property: one by Ringleader Studio in 2013 and based on the book and another by Chiller TV in 2015 and based on the film. So far, both project failed to materialize.
* DisownedAdaptation: After its release, Creator/ColinWilson recalled that author Creator/JohnFowles regarded the film adaptation of Fowles' own novel ''Literature/TheMagus'' as the worst film adaptation of a novel ever. Wilson told Fowles there was now a worse one, the film adaptation of ''Lifeforce''.

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* DevelopmentHell: At some point, two TV series were announced based on the property: one by Ringleader Studio in 2013 and based on the book and another by Chiller TV in 2015 and based on the film. So far, both project projects have failed to materialize.
* DisownedAdaptation: After its release, Creator/ColinWilson recalled that author Creator/JohnFowles regarded the film adaptation of Fowles' own novel ''Literature/TheMagus'' as the worst film adaptation of a novel ever. Wilson told Fowles there was now a worse one, the film adaptation of ''Lifeforce''.''Space Vampires''.



** In the other hand, Creator/PatrickStewart describes the movie as "the nadir of his career" and, as stated above, took the job solely because he was in need of some cash.

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** In On the other hand, Creator/PatrickStewart describes the movie as "the nadir of his career" and, as stated above, took the job solely because he was in need of some cash.

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** Creator/PatrickStewart shot one of his scenes as scripted with the dialogue line "Hes been bad". He pulled Creator/TobeHooper aside and whispered that maybe saying "Hes been naughty" would be better. Hooper agreed, and that's the version they went with for the film.
** The scene where The Space Girl is speaking from inside a possessed Dr. Armstrong uses a verbal cadence and cuts between Stewart and Mathilda May to show their connection. They had struggled as to how to make that clear until Stewart came up with the cadence idea and went off with May to practice.


** Creator/GrahamChapman, Creator/EdwardFox, and Creator/EdwardWoodward was considered for Dr. Armstrong.

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** Creator/GrahamChapman, Creator/EdwardFox, Creator/MichaelJayston and Creator/EdwardWoodward was considered for Dr. Armstrong.


** Creator/HerbertLom, Creator/JamesMason and Creator/MaxVonSydow were considered for Dr. Hans Fallada.

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** Creator/HerbertLom, Creator/JamesMason Creator/JamesMason, Creator/MaximilianSchell and Creator/MaxVonSydow were considered for Dr. Hans Fallada.

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** Creator/MartinJarvis was considered for Dr. Armstrong, Dr. Bukovsky, Roger Derebridge and Sir Percy Heseltine.

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** Creator/MarinaSirtis was considered for the Space Girl.


* CastTheRunnerUp: Before being cast as Dr. Armstrong, Creator/PatrickStewart was considered for Dr Leonard Bukovsky, Sir Percy Heseltine, Col. Colin Caine, Kelly and Lamson.

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Before being cast as Dr. Armstrong, Creator/PatrickStewart was considered for Dr Leonard Bukovsky, Sir Percy Heseltine, Col. Colin Caine, Kelly and Lamson.
** Frank Finlay was considered for Dr. Armstrong, Bukovsky and Sir Percy before being cast as Dr. Hans Fallada.
** Michael Gothard was considered for Col. Caine before being cast as Bukovsky.
** Peter Firth was considered for Roger Derebridge before being cast as Col. Caine.
** Nicholas Ball was considered for Col. Caine, Kelly and Lamson before being cast as Derebridge.
** John Hallam was considered for Bukovsky, Derebridge, Col. Caine and Kelly before being cast as
Lamson.



* DisownedAdaptation: After its release, Creator/ColinWilson recalled that author Creator/JohnFowles regarded the film adaptation of Fowles' own novel ''Literature/TheMagus'' as the worst film adaptation of a novel ever. Wilson told Fowles there was now a worse one, the film adaptation of "Lifeforce".

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* DisownedAdaptation: After its release, Creator/ColinWilson recalled that author Creator/JohnFowles regarded the film adaptation of Fowles' own novel ''Literature/TheMagus'' as the worst film adaptation of a novel ever. Wilson told Fowles there was now a worse one, the film adaptation of "Lifeforce".''Lifeforce''.

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* CastTheRunnerUp: Before being cast as Dr. Armstrong, Creator/PatrickStewart was considered for Dr Leonard Bukovsky, Sir Percy Heseltine, Col. Colin Caine, Kelly and Lamson.


** Quite a few [[Series/DoctorWho Doctors]] were considered for roles - Creator/PatrickTroughton for Fallada, Sir Percy Heseltine and Dr. Armstrong; Creator/JonPertwee for Dr. Armstrong, Sir Percy Heseltine and Dr. Hans Fallada; Creator/TomBaker for Dr. Armstrong; Creator/PeterDavison for Dr. Armstrong and Roger Derebridge; Creator/ColinBaker for Col. Colin Caine; and Creator/PeterCapaldi for Rawlins. In addition, Creator/NicholasCourtney was considered for Dr. Armstrong, Sir Percy Heseltine and The Pathologist, Creator/ElisabethSladen was offered the roles of Ellen Donaldson and The Space Girl, Janet Fielding was also considered for The Space Girl and Creator/AnthonyAinley was considered for Dr. Armstrong, Dr. Leonard Bukovsky, Sir Percy Heseltine and Dr. Hans Fallada.

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** Quite a few [[Series/DoctorWho Doctors]] were considered for roles - Creator/PatrickTroughton for Fallada, Sir Percy Heseltine and Dr. Armstrong; Creator/JonPertwee for Dr. Armstrong, Sir Percy Heseltine and Dr. Hans Fallada; Creator/TomBaker for Dr. Armstrong; Creator/PeterDavison for Dr. Armstrong and Roger Derebridge; Creator/ColinBaker for Col. Colin Caine; and Creator/PeterCapaldi for Rawlins. In addition, Creator/NicholasCourtney was considered for Dr. Armstrong, Sir Percy Heseltine and The Pathologist, Creator/ElisabethSladen was offered the roles of Ellen Donaldson and The Space Girl, Janet Fielding was also considered for The Space Girl and Creator/AnthonyAinley was considered for Dr. Armstrong, Dr. Leonard Bukovsky, Sir Percy Heseltine and Dr. Hans Fallada.


** Creator/PatrickMacnee was considered for Dr. Hans Fallada, Dr. Armstrong and Sir Percy Heseltine.

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** Creator/MichaelGough, Creator/TrevorHoward and Creator/PatrickMacnee was were considered for Dr. Hans Fallada, Dr. Armstrong and Sir Percy Heseltine.



** Creator/PeterCushing was considered for Dr. Armstrong and Dr. Hans Fallada.

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** Creator/PeterCushing was and Creator/JohnGielgud were considered for Dr. Armstrong and Dr. Hans Fallada.



** Creator/TrevorHoward was considered for Dr. Armstrong, Dr. Hans Fallada, and Sir Percy Heseltine.



** Creator/GrahamChapman, Creator/RobertHardy and Creator/EdwardWoodward was considered for Dr. Armstrong.
** Creator/JamesMason and Creator/MaxVonSydow were considered for Dr. Hans Fallada.

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** Creator/GrahamChapman, Creator/RobertHardy Creator/EdwardFox, and Creator/EdwardWoodward was considered for Dr. Armstrong.
** Creator/HerbertLom, Creator/JamesMason and Creator/MaxVonSydow were considered for Dr. Hans Fallada.



** Creator/RichardAttenborough and Creator/DonaldPleasence was considered for Sir Percy Heseltine and Dr. Armstrong.

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** Creator/RichardAttenborough Creator/RichardAttenborough, Creator/RobertHardy and Creator/DonaldPleasence was considered for Sir Percy Heseltine and Dr. Armstrong.



** Creator/MichaelGough was considered for Dr. Armstrong, Dr. Hans Fallada and Sir Percy Heseltine.
** Creator/HerbertLom was considered for Dr. Hans Fallada.
** Creator/JohnGielgud was considered for Dr. Armstrong and Dr. Hans Fallada.



** Creator/EdwardFox was considered for Dr. Armstrong.
** Creator/RobertHardy was considered for Dr. Armstrong and Sir Percy Heseltine.


** Creator/DenholmElliottm, Creator/FreddieJones, Creator/CharlesGray, Creator/IanHendry and Creator/PeterWyngarde was considered for Dr. Armstrong, Dr. Leonard Bukovsky, Sir Percy Heseltine and Dr. Hans Fallada.

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** Creator/DenholmElliottm, Creator/DenholmElliott, Creator/FreddieJones, Creator/CharlesGray, Creator/IanHendry and Creator/PeterWyngarde was considered for Dr. Armstrong, Dr. Leonard Bukovsky, Sir Percy Heseltine and Dr. Hans Fallada.

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