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Last Starfighter, The

Now, we love this and are delighted to see it…again. Anyway, the thing to watch out for here is the scene where Xur appears as a holographic image in the Starfighter Hangar on Rylos (bear with us on this) and demonstrates his power by displaying on a screen the captured chief of Rylan intelligence, whom he proceeds to torture by having a laser beam melt his head. Now, this was in the original but they *never* show it on the telly usually.

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  1. Cindylover1969

    December 2, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    Lorimar’s best movie ever (yes, they made movies as well as TV shows). In the field of videogame movies, both this and “WarGames” beat the pants off “Tron.” Fact. Also notable for a) being one of the few science fiction efforts to get around the whole “all aliens speak English perfectly” problem and b) being the first movie to have virtually all its special effects be computer-generated. No one thought that would fly back then…

  2. Richard16378

    May 9, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    This is one of these films that always seemed to be on TV every few months & but I’ve not seen it in the listings for years.

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