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TO DEFEND THE FRONTIER- THE 35TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LAST STARFIGHTER

THE LAST STARFIGHTER

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“Greetings Starfighter. You have been recruited by the Star League to Defend the Frontier against Xur and the Ko-Dan Armada”

 

Star Wars spawned many Space films and series in its conquest of the 70’s and 80’s. I missed the 40th Anniversaries of The Original Battlestar Galactica and Blake’s 7 last year, but it is the 35th Anniversary since the Frontier fell, so I thought I’d watch it again.

It is a pretty entertaining slice of the 80’s. Not quite as cheesy as you would think. There are a few things that they couldn’t get away with doing nowadays- like Louis swearing, looking at playboys and, well, generally being Louis.

The plot revolves around Alex Rogan, a Teenage handyman who fixes everything electrical in the Trailer Park where he lives. He desperately wants to get out of there, and he does, just not in a way he expected.

Beating the in-built high score, known as ‘The Record’ on the Video game Starfighter, Alex meets Centauri, who claims to have made the game and whisks Alex away in his car, which then flies off into Space and across the galaxy to Rylos and the orbiting moon which houses Starfighter Command.

Far from being overjoyed, Alex’s culture shock turns to horror when he realises what he has been conscripted into, especially when a hologram of Xur, the traitor who defected to the Ko-Dan appears and executes a spy in front of them.

Forced to return Alex home, Centauri is wounded by an assassin and leaves a cloned copy called Beta behind. Alex realises he has to fight, and he does, in the last Gunstar left, trained by Navigator Grig who helps him turn the tide against the Armada.

 

It is quite good, a fun rollercoaster with pretty good special effects and a great story. Now it’s being remade, hip-hip hoorah for nostalgia, as Hollywood, specifically Disney has been doing remakes of everything. Where’s the Original/New movies these days? I won’t go on about it here, but I think a Starfighter TV series would be better.

Anyway, it is a fun ride, just remember to hold tight and get ready for blast-off

 

9/10

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_Starfighter

 

https://movieweb.com/last-starfighter-remake-concept-art/

 

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087597/

 

 

 

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44 DAYS TIL THE 9TH BLOGGERVERSARY- EEK!

001That’s right Earthlings/Marslings and any other lifeform picking up this transmission! I’ve been whittering/rambling on for nearly nine years on this blogsite! Some of it makes sense, but sometimes it hasn’t..

ANYWAY, From Saturday, I’ll officially begin the countdown, trying to write something everyday, even if it’s just reblogging other’s posts- It’s the Summer Blogathon where Anything can happen, Tuesday til Monday and then it starts all over again!

I’ll probably hit 900 posts by September. This one is 842-ish, so miles and miles to go before I sleeeeeep!

Better get cracking then hadn’t I?

 

 

IW6- THE TIMEPHOENIX ARISES!

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It’s a new cover for Infinite Whoniverses Series 6, which hasn’t been updated in, like, forever!

SHANSHUMA TIAKORR!

 

 

MERCER’S MUSICAL MUSINGS- SHATTER ME!

“Somebody make me feel alive and shatter me.”

 

SHATTER ME, performed by Lindsay Stirling and Lzzy Hale of Halestorm is an awesome duet. It’s the song that makes you fall in love with dubstep violins.

 

At times it feels like such a melancholic track. When you feel like you’re just going through the motions and desperately need an epic change of direction or 180’ turnaround or paradigm shift.

 

It would also make an awesome theme tune. If I ever get round to making my Star Wars fan fiction film ‘Another Chance’ about the Survivors of Alderaan and Officers aboard the Death Star, then this’ll be it.

I actually found it when I was looking for the Attack on Titan spin off No Regrets about Levi. Someone had made a music video

Levi/Attack on Titan AMV-

 

Then I used it for the theme of the first Cosplay get together in 2017. While roaming round the Museum and Library, saw a video with Tim Peake aboard the Space Station, so had to include a shot of him- Awesome!

My post on LS Facebook page-

https://www.facebook.com/lindseystirlingmusic/posts/used-shatter-me-as-the-theme-for-my-cosplay-vid-hope-you-like-ithttpswwwyoutubec/1302452973149457/