It’s an extravaganza of a podcast full of Old v. Gold firsts: five commentators! A panelist on the opposite coast! Extra sound bits!
What movie warrants all this excitement? 1984’s The Last Starfighter, in which a bored young denizen of a strangely idyllic trailer park longs for something more — and gets it when his videogame prowess buys his ticket to adventure in a pioneeringly high-CGI universe, with the original Music Man, Robert Preston, as his charming huckster of a tour guide.
The movie has no problem with Robert Preston rolling up and, “Yes, teenager, step into the weird stranger’s car.”
Podcasters: Robert, Tim, H.P., Joanna, Jack
- 00:00 Intro and Memories
- 15:17 After the Movie: The Musical!
- 18:58 CGI and Cinematography
- 27:35 Off-Brand Spielberg
- 32:32 Characters, Fashion, and Acting
- 51:23 The Vote
Next Week’s Assignment
The rocking medieval love story of Ladyhawke!