The Last Starfighter is a 1984 science fiction adventure film directed by Nick Castle. The film tells the story of Alex Rogan (Lance Guest), an average teenage boy recruited by an alien defense force to fight in an interstellar war. It also featured Dan O'Herlihy, Catherine Mary Stewart, Robert Preston, Norman Snow and Kay E. Kuter.
The Last Starfighter, in addition to Disney's Tron, has the distinction of being one of cinema's earliest films to use extensive computer-generated imagery (CGI) to depict its many starships, environments and battle scenes. This CGI technique, for the time, was a great leap into the future compared to contemporary films such as the previous year's Return of the Jedi, which still used static physical models shot by moving film cameras.
The Last Starfighter was Preston's final film role. His character, a "lovable con-man", was a nod to his most famous role as Harold Hill in The Music Man. There was a subsequent novelization of the film by Alan Dean Foster, as well as a video game based on the production. In 2004, it was also adapted as an off-Broadway musical.
WHEN THE FUCK ARE WE GOING TO GET A SEQUEL TO THIS GOLD?!
Sunday's NFL Slate -
|SUN, NOV 25||TIME (ET)||TV||TICKETS||LOCATION|
|Minnesota at Chicago||1:00 PM||FOX||640 available as low as $70||Soldier Field|
|Oakland at Cincinnati||1:00 PM||CBS||253 available as low as $35||Paul Brown Stadium|
|Pittsburgh at Cleveland||1:00 PM||CBS||355 available as low as $25||Cleveland Browns Stadium|
|Buffalo at Indianapolis||1:00 PM||CBS||319 available as low as $32||Lucas Oil Stadium|
|Denver at Kansas City||1:00 PM||CBS||292 available as low as $39||Arrowhead Stadium|
|Seattle at Miami||1:00 PM||FOX||913 available as low as $15||Sun Life Stadium|
|Atlanta at Tampa Bay||1:00 PM||FOX||268 available as low as $47||Raymond James Stadium|
|Tennessee at Jacksonville||1:00 PM||CBS||429 available as low as $10||EverBank Field|
|Baltimore at San Diego||4:05 PM||CBS||481 available as low as $45||Qualcomm Stadium|
|St. Louis at Arizona||4:25 PM||FOX||704 available as low as $19||U of Phoenix Stadium|
|San Francisco at New Orleans||4:25 PM||FOX||320 available as low as $72||Mercedes-Benz Superdome|
|Green Bay at NY Giants||8:20 PM||NBC||1,736 available as low as $30||MetLife Stadium|