In Flight of the Navigator, a 12-year-old boy goes missing in 1978, only to reappear in 1986. In the eight years that have passed, he hasn’t aged, not even a little. It is no coincidence that at the time he “comes back”, a flying saucer is found, entangled in power lines, and we accompany the journey of discovery as we find out exactly what happened to young David Freeman.
A film beloved for its wild imagination and voice work, this is a film that is near and dear to our hosts’ hearts. With the 1986 classic, Flight of the Navigator, on the shelf for a remake, how do we we think they should do it? You’re about to find out, because it’s time to Remake Flight of the Navigator RIGHT!
Clips selected from the 1986 film, Flight of the Navigator.
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What IS Remake This Movie RIGHT?
Remake This Movie RIGHT! is a bi-monthly podcast where we take a classic film that is actively being remade by Hollywood studio execs, and craft our own version for a modern retelling. Does the story need updating? Should characters or motives be tweaked? Do we need more muppets? We take all factors into account, concoct our singular film, and then offer a Final Pitch to you in movie trailer form. By the end of each episode, we will Remake This Movie RIGHT!
Our show is broken down into three distinct parts:
The Original: We discuss the original film’s impact on us and history, some quick trivia bits, what worked the best from the film and therefore must remain in our upcoming remake, as well as what didn’t work or what needs to be changed for today’s audiences. Most importantly, should this film even be remade?
The Remake: We put together our movie! What story do we want to tell, how close to the original will it be, who will star, and ultimately who should direct our eventual cinematic masterpiece? Our hosts work together to put together one cohesive movie, but there is one caveat – Each host has one ‘CUT!’ throughout the episode to employ, which could completely derail the entire film.
The Final Pitch: This is where we summarize our remake by utilizing the voice talents of voiceover artist Wayne Henderson and present our finished remake to you in movie trailer parody form!
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Troy Heinritz – The Blacklist Exposed | Remake This Movie RIGHT
Scott Clark – The Hollywood Outsider | The Gaming Outsider
Angela Wallock – Remake This Movie RIGHT!
Wayne Henderson – Media Voice-Overs | Voice-Over Journey Podcast | Packers Fan Podcast | Under the Dome Radio
Artwork by Dustin Baker – DustyGrafix
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