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(1998)

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References 

South Pacific (1958)
Solaris (1972)
People receive the ability to physically manifest their thoughts, making their desires become real, but their fears as well.
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
on aproaching the submerged ship, Beth says "look at the size of that thing". Wedge says the same line in Star Wars when they aproach the Death Star
Alien (1979)
The scene where Harry is awake and eating closely follows the Chestburster scene from this movie; the tone and scripting of the scene are very much alike, up to the point where Harry suddenly starts to convulse.
Aliens (1986)
The Abyss (1989)
Similar underwater setting; a fire aboard the station, and the inability to return to the surface due to a storm.
Twelve Monkeys (1995)
The theory that the future cannot be changed and the endless time loop of the spaceship from the future are references to Twelve Monkeys
Event Horizon (1997)
A conscious entity has traveled from space aboard an Earth ship, with the ability to manifest people's fears; both ships feature a mysterious orb of questionable nature; certain events damage the crew's ship, and cause them to be cut off from home base; in the end, there is an explosion on both ships, with several crew members escaping in a pod.

Referenced in 

Siskel & Ebert: Palmetto/Senseless/Dangerous Beauty/Mrs. Dalloway/Nil by Mouth/Live Flesh (1998) (TV Episode)
A still is shown for the "Now in Theaters" bumper. Two thumbs down.
Godzilla (1998)
Seen advertised on a billboard.
Deep Blue Sea (1999)
Mission Hill: Plan 9 from Mission Hill (or I Married a Gay Man from Outer Space) (2002) (TV Episode)
When Wally mentions Dustin Hoffman, Kevin says he remembers him as the "old guy from Sphere."
Taken (2002) (TV Mini-Series)
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Samuel L. Jackson/The Kids in the Hall/Sana Amanat/Matt Sorum (2016) (TV Episode)
Samuel L. Jackson recalls that he was making the movie near the Skywalker Ranch when he was cast for Star Wars

Featured in 

The Making of 'Sphere' (1998) (Video)
HBO First Look: Sphere (1998) (TV Episode)
clips
Shaping the Sphere: The Art of the Visual Effects Supervisor (1998) (Video)
Clips, Making of material
Beneath the Surface: The Making of 'Sphere' (1998) (TV Movie)
It's a making of Sphere

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