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Monday, September 27, 2004
Last Starfighter: The Musical
I thought I was the only person in the world that still remembers The Last Starfighter, the 1984 sci-fi movie starring Lance Guest and Robert Preston. Now that it's set to re-debut as an off-Broadway musical, I must not be the only one.
Starfighter was my favorite film OAT until the still-reigning champ took its place in the summer of 1985. Shifty aliens, acerbic robots, and a young protagonist that manages to topple an empire bent on intergalactic conquest? OK, fine, it's a low-budget Star Wars knock-off with outer-space Cadillacs and trailer parks tossed in the mix. But for a kid killing time between preschool and He-Man it was the best thing ever.