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Ronnie
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i love this movie [Smile] it has lance guest (jaws 4 & halloween 2) and catherine mary stewart (from night of the comet & mischief).

i watched the special edition dvd a few days ago. my daughter loved it as well.

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there's a cool making of the movie bit in the special features part, hosted by lance guest.

here's some more recent pics of them:

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http://www.collectormania.com/imagegallery/C10images/LanceGuest1.jpg

she looks great, lance has changed quite a bit..

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NowhereGirl,

You have no idea how many hours I spent at the arcade mastering video games waiting for a Centauri to show up when I broke a high score. After watching "Star Wars" and "The Last Starfighter" it was only natural that I would be the next chosen one. Good Movie too.

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awesome movie.

i remember when it was first released. it was a surprise hit. i'd like to see this again, maybe when my kids are a little older.

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They are remaking this movie, Starfighter (2010). It's not going to be the same without Catherine Mary Stewart.

Maybe Catherine could play Jane Gorgon. [Cool]

Edit:
Check this out.
http://www.roguesynapse.com/games/last_starfighter.php

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Nowheregirl.

I've seen this movie like 50 times. I love this movie!

Valley,

if that's a pic of your game in your house then I bow to you my friend... [Big Grin]

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I don't remember this one at all.......and I recently just bought it at Goodwill last week......I loved Catherine in Night and Mischief!
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quote:
Originally posted by Valley:
After watching "Star Wars" and "The Last Starfighter" it was only natural that I would be the next chosen one. Good Movie too.

Valley, I am jealous....arcades, movie theaters, beautiful cars.....you live like a king!
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quote:
Originally posted by Muffy Tepperman:
I don't remember this one at all.......and I recently just bought it at Goodwill last week......I loved Catherine in Night and Mischief!

You've gotta watch it...
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I remember really loving that movie when I was a kid. I made my parents take me to see it twice. It was running on cable recently and I caught it. It hasn't aged very well and seeing it now just reinforced what a poor Star Wars knockoff it was. On the other hand, I think I like Cloak & Dagger and The Monster Squad even better now.
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If you listen to the audio commentary, you will learn that it wasn't a "poor star wars knockoff", and that they actually tried to veer away from that when making the movie. It was also the first movie to use cgi of that scale, although that part obviously did not age well!
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right you are jaylee. i was thinking the same thing.. i payed close attention when they spoke about this on the dvd...they were very intent on not making another star wars flick.
all other movies had used minatures and puppets ...the last starfighter was digital.

i disagree that the movie has aged poorly.

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I saw Mischief at the movies with my high school boyfriend, his brother and sister and a bunch of our friends. I had never seen Catherine Mary Stewart before that...but everyone I was with thought I looked exactly like her...and they were freaking out when we came out of the movies-they were going up to people who came out of the movie-and were asking them if I looked like the girl in the movie-I was so embarrassed, and they were goofing around asking me when did I do a movie. I actually did look alot like her when I was in high school.

So, it was so funny to me when I bought the Last Starfighter a few years ago...I got it for my son, because I thought he'd like it, since he loves Star Wars stuff....the first thing he said...was oh my god....that girl looks just like you...and it was Caterine Mary Stewart. It was kind of weird, because I thought it too, there was some scene where she was getting in the bed of a truck, and I thought...wow...it looked like me.

But, when I saw her in Nighthawks I never thought we looked alike. Then I watched a movie with her and Rob Lowe...it was called Dead Silent, it was good. But she was older in it, and I didn't think we looked anything alike then.

It is great to see a current picture of her.
I like that hair style on her.

My high school boyfriend use to look alot like Lance Guest-when he was in the movie Halloween 2-but Lance absolutely has changed a ton. My friend has met Lance Guest a bunch...and I have seen candid current pictures of him....he goes to alot of the convention things.

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Last Starfighter was great until they went into space. I thought the dynamic on earth was really well done. I can still recall thinking as a kid that the space scenes would've looked much better and felt more exciting if they'd used models. I used to think that the ships looked like paintings.
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quote:
Originally posted by logan5:
Last Starfighter was great until they went into space. I thought the dynamic on earth was really well done. I can still recall thinking as a kid that the space scenes would've looked much better and felt more exciting if they'd used models. I used to think that the ships looked like paintings.

I have to agree! But you gotta give them props for trying something new!
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In my recent trip, I went to the Starbrite Stalite trailer park place and the owner told me that the filmmakers have been trying to convince her to let them use the place as the location in the new version...
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Ooh... A new version huh? Hmmmm...
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I love the part where Alex comes back to earth and interacts with his beta self.

"I'll have it all figured out by the time we reach the frontier."

"-Whats that?"

"The frontier!"

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Welcome to Silver Lake! Oh and for Cameron Dye fans it was cool to see him in a different albeit small role.

Nick, are you serious that the Starbrite Starlite trailer park is still there?

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quote:
Originally posted by logan5:
Last Starfighter was great until they went into space. I thought the dynamic on earth was really well done. I can still recall thinking as a kid that the space scenes would've looked much better and felt more exciting if they'd used models. I used to think that the ships looked like paintings.

That's pretty much my feeling as well. All the space stuff is what didn't age well for me.
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quote:
Originally posted by Valley:
Nick, are you serious that the Starbrite Starlite trailer park is still there?

Well, the place is there. The trailers themselves were only there for the movie, but the park store with the starfighter game is still there... I actually stood where Alex does to play the game... [Wink]

I just knocked up a quick comparison pic here

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quote:
Originally posted by Nick:
In my recent trip, I went to the Starbrite Stalite trailer park place and the owner told me that the filmmakers have been trying to convince her to let them use the place as the location in the new version...

Ahh the good life... [Wink] no seriously, thats a great gig, where to next?
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Lol -- It was my 40th birthday present to myself. We went up through Arizona, route 66 to LA and then up the coast stopping at a whole bunch of locations along the way.

You'll see the fruits of this when the new locations engine is up. I'll be using these locations to "get the ball rolling" so to speak and then we'll see if others want to run with the ball and get the majority of these 80s movies locations identified and photographed,as many of them are disappearing forever [Frown]

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It's gonna be nice Nick! [Smile]
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I dont think Lance has aged very badly, he's middle-aged heavy is all...but its that Larry Fine haircut he's rocking that seriously needs to go [Wink]

As for the FX in this movie, I take issue with folks who say the effects "dont age well". Look, what *does* age well besides Wine and Stock Certificates?

The space FX give the movie its charm, the same way TRON wouldn't be TRON if they remade the whole thing using modern CGI. See: STAR WARS.

Hell in another few years kids will go "Why is that guy standing outside playing a videogame and not sitting on his couch". "no no, those were ARCADE games, son...."

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quote:
Originally posted by HeadRusch:

As for the FX in this movie, I take issue with folks who say the effects "dont age well". Look, what *does* age well besides Wine and Stock Certificates?

Heheee... [Big Grin]
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