Continuing yesterday's subject, let's look at another live action Disney film which has the power to creep kids out; how about The Black Hole?
I don't think I was quite prepared for The Black Hole on first viewing. I had a children's storybook of the film (using illustrations, not photos) and had cereal box toys of all the film's robots. It looked like a fun adventure film with good guy robots and bad guy robots. How was I to know? Damn that Maximilian. The scene where Maximilian executed one of the heroes using the spinning blades in his hands was way, way, too intense for me as a child. The revelation that the ship's supposedly robot crew were actually unholy cybernetic abominations was nowhere near as terrifying to me as that stone-faced robot silently killing a man on screen.
The Black Hole sure wasn't Star Wars - in terms of quality or suitability for children - but when I saw the film again as an adult I was impressed to see how well the special effects stood out, especially compared to so many of today's CGI-laden snore-fests. But that Maximilian... he's the one character whose name I know off the top of my head and with good cause: you don't want to turn your back on him.