Lance Guest stars in Nick Castle’s The Last Starfighter (1984)! We ask questions like: Was 1984 a good year for movies? Is it plausible to use a video game as a military recruitment tool? And, how is this movie similar to Superman (1978)? Listen now to find out!
Alex Rogan (Lance Guest) gets recruited (via video game) to fight in an intergalactic war. A turn of events makes Alex the last Starfighter and he must devise a plan to defeat the Kodan armada. In this podcast episode, Scott Croco and Christina Croco unhack The Last Starfighter (1984)!
- 1984 was a great year for movies
- Cast/crew trivia
- Summary of The Last Starfighter’s story
- General reaction
- Comparison to Superman
- Beta units!
- Real world video games used for recruiting
- Box Office results / critics’ reactions
Episode 014 – The Last Starfighter (1984) unhacked!
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