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?
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