The Last Starfighter follows the story of Alex (Lance Guest), a young man living in a trailer park with dreams of the stars. After he successfully becomes the only person on the planet to defeat the game of Starfighter, Alex learns this was a test to find the greatest pilot in the galaxy to go up against an intergalactic threat known as the Kodan Armada.
Listen to this episode as we dive into The Last Starfighter and decide how we could possibly remake it for a modern audience. Should we remake it completely, or pick up the story over 30 years later? Would Lance Guest return, or should we start completely fresh? How do you approach an arcade game in the modern era?
Everyone report to the flight deck, because we’re about to Remake The Last Starfighter RIGHT!
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What IS Remake This Movie RIGHT?
Remake This Movie RIGHT! is a bi-weekly 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!
Host | Contributor Information:
Aaron – The Hollywood Outsider | The Blacklist Exposed
Scott Clark – The Gaming Outsider | The Hollywood Outsider
Troy Heinritz – The Blacklist Exposed | 11.22.63
Wayne Henderson – Media Voice-Overs | Voice-Over Journey Podcast | Packers Fan Podcast | 11.22.63 – A Look Back
Artwork by Dustin Baker – DustyGrafix
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