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Old v. Gold 110: The Last Starfighter

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!

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