The Last Starfighter
1984 / 101 min
Directed by: Nick Castle
Written by: Jonathan R. Betuel

The concept of “The Last Starfighter” is better than the movie. An alien named Centauri (Robert Preston) creates an arcade game and leaves it on Earth as a way to identify potential Starfighters, who would then be conscripted to pilot starships to protect the universe from destruction. After Alex scores a new record of 1,000,000 points in the game, Centauri stops by in his space car to whisk him away to an asteroid base where he meets a collection of various aliens who were too visually unappealing and dull to make it further than a concept drawing in the Star Wars trilogy. Read more