(Not) The Last Starfighter?

The Last Starfighter poster

I recently saw The Last Starfighter again for the first time in 15-20 years, and it was just as awesome as I remembered—better, in fact, now that I’m old enough not to be scared shitless by Beta Alex’s morning face or Centauri’s optical accessories (doesn’t Robert Preston’s voice remind you just a tiny bit of Jean Shepherd?). If you were ever a kid (and it’s likely you probably were at one time or another), a gamer, and/or a sci-fi fanboy or fangirl, this was the movie for you. And now there’s talk of an impending sequel. This somewhat dated announcement leads me to believe the film is either stalled financially or stuck in development hell—but ain’t the possibility a cool one?

3 thoughts on “(Not) The Last Starfighter?

  1. Philip ·

    this i missed, but man it looks awesome

  2. kelly ·

    I’m not sure if I ever saw this one…I know when I was a kid I was all over the television channels, but I don’t recall most of what I saw lol. And a sequel…well, that’s better than remaking it like everyone else is trying to do these days!

  3. jesse ·

    My grandfather was a huge movie buff. He turned me onto this one, as well as a slew of other 80s classics like Howard the Duck, The Goonies, Gremlins, Critters, The Gate, Krull…are you sensing a theme here? ;)

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