Retroist Last Starfighter Podcast

Welcome to the Retroist Last Starfighter Podcast. On this week’s show we talk all about the 1980s Sci-Fi classic, The Last Starfighter. I am joined this week by Vic Sage with a new “Why Should I Know this Person?”, Doug McCoy with a new “Also Ran” and Rob “Flack” O’Hara with a great new “Talking Tech”. This week I also try a new segment “Listener Mail”.

Subscribe and Support

If you have a moment please stop by iTunes or wherever you might download the show and perhaps give the show a quick rating. It is very much appreciated.

[iTunes] Subscribe to the Podcast directly in iTunes (MP3)
[RSS MP3] Add the Retroist Podcast feed (in MP3) to your RSS aggregator and have the show delivered automatically.

If you would like more retro fun, you can also follow me on the Twitter at and on the Facebook at

Want to help Support the Retroist Podcast? Please drop by our Support page to find out how.

Listen and download the Retroist Last Starfighter Podcast

Thanks for listening to the show and I hope you have a great weekend.

This Post Has 9 Comments

  1. TheSixMillionDollarJedi

    I love this movie. It is my #1 movie that should have had a sequel but didn’t.

  2. Rick Doherty

    I use to love this movie and watched it over and over again. I was a big fan of the theme score as well. While On a Disney trip in the last few years I heard the theme song in the background at either EPCOT or Hollywood studios and immediately recognized it which i thought was wierd since I am pretty sure it is not a disney movie. Having said that, I find it extremely eerie that your screenshot of the movie is a huge hidden mickey.

  3. TheSixMillionDollarJedi

    It does have a great score. The main theme is underrated.

  4. TheSixMillionDollarJedi

    I’m also disappointed this movie didn’t have a toy line. I thought of an action figure line years ago.

    Wave 1

    Alex Rogan in Starfighter gear
    Lord Kril
    Starfighter ship

    Wave 2

    Alex Rogan in trailer park gear
    Beta (pre-Alex version)
    Star Car

  5. vinvectrex

    Glad to see this underated film is getting some love!

  6. Morbius Kromwell

    One more Trek relation not talked about in your podcast, Meg Wyllie who played Grandma in the Last Starfighter was the main alien in the original Star Trek pilot episode of the Cage.

  7. OlderGamer

    Great episode. I got into computer graphics mainly because of this movie (and Tron). My first job out of college I got to work for the guys who did CG (I didn’t find out until after I got the job). I really had to keep myself from pestering them with too many questions. A couple of years later I had switched industries from special effects to computer games and ended up working with one of the guys who made the Last Star Fighter arcade game. Again, I found out by accident. We were developing a (at the time) next generation graphics engine and we needed some test models. Jim produced a Gunstar 3D model and I said “where did you get that?”. “It’s from an unreleased game I worked on.” It was like Six Degrees of the Last Starfighter. Sadly, all of the prototype code didn’t survive (my first question), but some of it has been preserved by the MAME guys and was made to partially run.
    Pretty impressive for 1985 tech (assuming they could get all of it running).

Leave a Reply