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(CinCity2000.com)   How would a sequel to The Last Starfighter go forward without Dan O'Herlihy? Nevertheless, it's begun location scouting   (cincity2000.com ) divider line
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2008-03-07 01:51:51 PM  
In stead of a sequel, it should just be remade. And then have a sequel.
 
2008-03-07 01:52:26 PM  
God, I hate Hollywood.
 
2008-03-07 01:55:42 PM  
But it was supposed to be the last starfighter.

=Smidge=
 
2008-03-07 01:57:36 PM  
Oh we got trouble, right here in River City.
With a capital T and that rhymes with Z and that stands for Zur.
 
2008-03-07 01:57:36 PM  
How do YOU do?
 
2008-03-07 01:58:39 PM  
Give back the money??!!??
 
2008-03-07 01:59:27 PM  
FrancoFile: Oh we got trouble, right here in River City.
With a capital T and that rhymes with Z and that stands for Zur.


Awesome, Preston was one of the greats.
 
WRC
2008-03-07 01:59:38 PM  
I grew up watching this movie. I never knew it was older than I am. I think I'm starting to understand the get-off-the-lawn folks.
 
2008-03-07 01:59:43 PM  
"The Last Starfighter is..."

...the inspiration to my favorite move in Battlefield - The Death Blossom. Nothing like parachuting into an enemy stronghold, tossing a flashbang, and spinning around throwing grenades and emptying clips like a madman.
 
2008-03-07 01:59:49 PM  
Jeez, O'Herlihy has a long IMDB listing.
 
WRC
2008-03-07 02:00:42 PM  
FrancoFile: Zur

Xur
 
2008-03-07 02:01:21 PM  
Its kinda like The Last Starfighter. Thats where I got the idea you see?
content.answers.com
 
2008-03-07 02:01:46 PM  
What do we do now?
 
2008-03-07 02:03:01 PM  
I don't understand why the alien race capable of inventing gunstars (that's what the spaceship was called, right? A gunstar?) and then getting video games all the way across the galaxy to train humans to fly them, couldn't have just used those video games to train their own people.
 
2008-03-07 02:04:29 PM  
Pocket Ninja: I don't understand why the alien race capable of inventing gunstars (that's what the spaceship was called, right? A gunstar?) and then getting video games all the way across the galaxy to train humans to fly them, couldn't have just used those video games to train their own people.

The games didn't train starfighters. They identified them.
 
2008-03-07 02:05:13 PM  
When I was a kid, I thought this movie should win the Oscar for THE BEST MOVIE EVER MADE.

Now, not so much, still cool though
 
2008-03-07 02:05:55 PM  
......we die!

/electro monocle slaps into place
 
2008-03-07 02:06:57 PM  
oxxymoron: The games didn't train starfighters. They identified them.

Maybe they identified some innate talent...but it was basically a simulation so there had to be some training going on, too. In any case, the same question stands. They can build the ships and spread video games across the galaxy, but can't find talented pilots within their own population?
 
2008-03-07 02:07:14 PM  
What the hell is the Last Starfighter and who is Dan O'Herlihy.

/drtfa
//to lazy to look it up
 
2008-03-07 02:08:35 PM  
I too need to express my childhood love of the film and some anxiety about a sequel being made in today's hollywood.

Thank you for time, good day.
 
2008-03-07 02:09:04 PM  
Setinotathome: When I was a kid, I thought this movie should win the Oscar for THE BEST MOVIE EVER MADE.

Yeah between this, Goonies, and Empire Strikes Back you have the Holy Trinity of my childhood.

/I ignore that short Howard the Duck stage
 
2008-03-07 02:09:10 PM  
FrancoFile: Oh we got trouble, right here in River City.
With a capital T and that rhymes with Z and that stands for Zur.


dammit
 
2008-03-07 02:09:26 PM  
Sybarite: FrancoFile: Oh we got trouble, right here in River City.
With a capital T and that rhymes with Z and that stands for Zur.

Awesome, Preston was one of the greats.


Agreed. I don't think there will be another generation of performers like that.
 
2008-03-07 02:09:45 PM  
It was no Legend, that's for sure
 
2008-03-07 02:09:51 PM  
Pocket Ninja: oxxymoron: The games didn't train starfighters. They identified them.

Maybe they identified some innate talent...but it was basically a simulation so there had to be some training going on, too. In any case, the same question stands. They can build the ships and spread video games across the galaxy, but can't find talented pilots within their own population?


Sure, some training. But only record breakers got the callup.

And I think you have it backwards. They couldn't find enough starfighters in their ranks so they built the games to spread across the galaxy.
 
2008-03-07 02:10:19 PM  
God I forgot how awesome that movie was. AWESOME!

I hope they don't bone up the remake/sequel.
 
2008-03-07 02:11:26 PM  
Wait, wil was in that movie? Who in the hell did HE play?
 
2008-03-07 02:12:22 PM  
I've always wondered what the "Excalibur test" was.
 
2008-03-07 02:12:23 PM  
oxxymoron: And I think you have it backwards. They couldn't find enough starfighters in their ranks so they built the games to spread across the galaxy.

I dunno. It's been a while. It just seems like a pretty inefficient way to recruit, particularly when the ship's ultimate weapon basically requires you to stand still, push a button, and hang on.
 
2008-03-07 02:13:17 PM  
kennedy311: Wait, wil was in that movie? Who in the hell did HE play?

Scenes cut.

I like the part about Lance Guest (47) has agreed to reprise his role. The Old-Ass Starfighter!
 
2008-03-07 02:15:38 PM  
Pocket Ninja: oxxymoron: And I think you have it backwards. They couldn't find enough starfighters in their ranks so they built the games to spread across the galaxy.

I dunno. It's been a while. It just seems like a pretty inefficient way to recruit, particularly when the ship's ultimate weapon basically requires you to stand still, push a button, and hang on.


Yeah. Been a while for me, too. Just focus on this.

www.poster.net
 
2008-03-07 02:15:55 PM  
They'll probably remake it and call it Ender's Game just for the ticket sales
 
2008-03-07 02:16:01 PM  
Pocket Ninja: I dunno. It's been a while. It just seems like a pretty inefficient way to recruit, particularly when the ship's ultimate weapon basically requires you to stand still, push a button, and hang on.

Well these are also the same guys who didn't have any way to defend their 1 base which contained all their pilots and all but one of their fighters. Not exactly geniuses of military strategy.
 
2008-03-07 02:18:17 PM  
oxxymoron: Pocket Ninja: oxxymoron: The games didn't train starfighters. They identified them.

Maybe they identified some innate talent...but it was basically a simulation so there had to be some training going on, too. In any case, the same question stands. They can build the ships and spread video games across the galaxy, but can't find talented pilots within their own population?

Sure, some training. But only record breakers got the callup.

And I think you have it backwards. They couldn't find enough starfighters in their ranks so they built the games to spread across the galaxy.


Up to your old "Excalibur" tricks again, eh, Centauri?


Not the first time Centauri had been to Earth to find a warrior messiah I am willing to bet.


/yes I know saying warrior messiah is redundant but I bet a lot of people don't know saying warrior messiah is redundant so I do it for their benifit.
 
2008-03-07 02:19:06 PM  
gtraz: Pocket Ninja: I dunno. It's been a while. It just seems like a pretty inefficient way to recruit, particularly when the ship's ultimate weapon basically requires you to stand still, push a button, and hang on.

Well these are also the same guys who didn't have any way to defend their 1 base which contained all their pilots and all but one of their fighters. Not exactly geniuses of military strategy.


Pearl Harbor.

Too soon?
 
2008-03-07 02:23:18 PM  
I started seeing this movie pop up on Cable the other day and I turned to my girlfriend and said,

"Ever notice that when Hollywood decides to remake a movie, release a sequel, or some sort of spin off, that movie pops up on Cable a lot more. I bet they are replaying this move to get people excited for Ender's Game"

I was wrong.
 
2008-03-07 02:24:36 PM  
Sweet jumpin' Jesus...leave my childhood alone Hollywood!
 
2008-03-07 02:27:04 PM  
Captain_Sissypants: What the hell is the Last Starfighter and who is Dan O'Herlihy.

/drtfa
//to lazy to look it up


There's always one clueless post-for-the-sake-of-it n00b in every thread...

Next you'll be telling us you had no idea we landed men on the moon.
 
2008-03-07 02:27:52 PM  
Eep! I love this movie. And normally sequels set my toes on edge but with the right people I can see this happening. There was enough of a developed universe in the first movie that they could take it any direction and it will be okay.

Though I will miss Grig. Dan O'Herlihy wasn't really much in the movie but the scenes he was in, he stole them.

Captain_Sissypants - What the hell is the Last Starfighter and who is Dan O'Herlihy.

The Last Starfighter Trailer

TLS scene with Grig (O'Herlihy) and Alex
 
2008-03-07 02:28:03 PM  
Captain_Sissypants: What the hell is the Last Starfighter and who is Dan O'Herlihy.

/drtfa
//to lazy to look it up


Go somewhere and die.
 
2008-03-07 02:31:51 PM  
hockeyfarker: They'll probably remake it and call it Ender's Game just for the ticket sales

except that is already been picked up with a screenplay on the umptenth rewrite.
 
2008-03-07 02:33:16 PM  
I had General Tso's Chicken for lunch and I just released my own death blossom, much to the chagrin of those in the adjoining cubicles.
 
2008-03-07 02:33:29 PM  
oxxymoron: Pocket Ninja: oxxymoron: The games didn't train starfighters. They identified them.

Maybe they identified some innate talent...but it was basically a simulation so there had to be some training going on, too. In any case, the same question stands. They can build the ships and spread video games across the galaxy, but can't find talented pilots within their own population?

Sure, some training. But only record breakers got the callup.

And I think you have it backwards. They couldn't find enough starfighters in their ranks so they built the games to spread across the galaxy.


It's been a long time since I've seen the film, but wasn't the video game thing a one-off by Centauri?
 
2008-03-07 02:36:23 PM  
FrancoFile: Oh we got trouble, right here in River City.
With a capital T and that rhymes with Z and that stands for Zur.


"Ladies and gentlemen, either you are closing your eyes to a situation you do not wish to acknowledge, or you are not aware of the caliber of disaster indicated by the presence of the Kodan armada in your community!"
 
2008-03-07 02:39:21 PM  
Oh man, i loved that movie. Even had the "movie book." Got an AWESOME model of the Gunstar. Friggin' heavy. Made out of solid resin. And Win.
 
2008-03-07 02:40:45 PM  
Cameron_Talley - It's been a long time since I've seen the film, but wasn't the video game thing a one-off by Centauri?

Yep. He received a bonus for every Starfighter trainee he recruited. He was a droid who loved the almighty dollar or credit or what ever currency they used to pay him.
 
2008-03-07 02:45:56 PM  
oxxymoron: Yeah. Been a while for me, too. Just focus on this.

And she has aged very very well to boot

i78.photobucket.com
 
2008-03-07 02:46:25 PM  
This is the greatest news I've ever had in my whole life.

/watched the movie every damn weekend at grandmas house in my childhood. 80s ruled
 
2008-03-07 02:47:24 PM  
greatmoose: Oh man, i loved that movie. Even had the "movie book." Got an AWESOME model of the Gunstar. Friggin' heavy. Made out of solid resin. And Win.

Where did you procure such a model of such perfect awesomeness? I've found a resin kit, but I am lazy and lack skill.
 
2008-03-07 02:50:17 PM  
Dubb: In stead of a sequel, it should just be remade. And then have a sequel

How about a prequel, then a sequel that would actually be a remake, and then a sequel that consists of 50% flashbacks to part of the original and the sequel original.
 
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