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Is There A 'The Last Starfighter' TV Offshoot On The Way?

Written by sdsichero on Wednesday, July 15 2015 and posted in News with Benefits

Is There A 'The Last Starfighter' TV Offshoot On The Way?

Maybe? Hard to tell. Might feature VR.

Source: ‘The Last Starfighter’ TV Offshoot with Virtual Reality Scenes in the Works (Exclusive)

There may be a successor to The Last Starfighter. In the 1984 sci-fi movie romp, a young man was recruited to the interstellar Rylan Star League (via a videogame) to battle the Ko-Dan Empire. Spoiler alert, the novice starfighter helps to win the day with a Gunstar starfighter. Now some 30+ years later, we may be getting a follow up. Maybe.

The writer of The Last Starfighter, Jonathan Betuel, is working on birthing a television show titled The Starfighter Chronicles. The show is in early development and reportedly"doesn't directly continue the original "Starfighter" story", and is about alien law enforcement and "… instilling a moral code". What's not clear is if the story will take place in the same universe as the original or not. There are hints it might though, as it is mentioned that the rights to the original have reverted back to the writer… and that title.

The original movie was one of the early movies to incorporate computer graphics in a big way. For the television show, Betuel wants to incorporate a new-ish technology as well: virtual reality (VR). The intention is for the show to be viewable on traditional TVs:

… it would also feature special scenes that break the frame, allowing viewers equipped with virtual reality (VR) headsets to look around and explore the inside of a spaceship or immerse themselves in an alien firefight. "It's a very interesting blend," said Betuel. "The otherworldiness of it lends itself to VR."


If it does take place in the original movie's universe, better be sure to have a bag handy for the inevitable "Death Blossom" scene…



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Sdsichero is Asian and he likes anime. He should write more articles.






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