Please Don't Reboot 'The Last Starfighter', Give Us 'The NEXT…

If our fellows at io9 are to be believed, there's plenty of interest in rebooting The Last Starfighter, a classic scifi picture by all rights. Even the mighty Steven Spielberg can't convince Jonathan R. Betuel (writer and apparent rights-holder) to let him at it. Here's why it'd be a far, far better idea to make a … » 11/25/14 1:26pm 11/25/14 1:26pm

The Next-To-Last Starfighter Preps For Flight

The long list of totally unnecessary sequels just got a bit longer. A sequel to 1984's The Last Starfighter is finishing up script revisions, and producers are doing some location scouting. Not only that, but original star Lance Guest has verbally agreed to reprise his role. Everything's coming up death blossoms! » 3/10/08 10:23am 3/10/08 10:23am

You Have Ten Seconds To Reach Minimum Safe Distance

Science fiction has always had a dark obsession with destroying things, and spaceships are a constant target. When not worrying about enemy ships fragging them to pieces, crews have to worry self-destruct sequences, on-board bombs, lousy construction, bad driving, and suicidal commanders who seem hell-bent on… » 2/12/08 11:20am 2/12/08 11:20am

The Only Scene In "Last Starfighter" That Shows Starfighting

Thank the star-gods that CGI effects have improved since 1984's The Last Starfighter. Just check out this climactic scene, where our trailer-park video-game champ finally uses his skillz in the space battle you've waited the whole movie for. It looks like an unfinished version of modern CGI effects. Starfighter also… » 1/15/08 11:30am 1/15/08 11:30am