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‘The Last Starfighter’ Could Be Coming To Television As ‘The Starfighter Chronicles’
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The Last Starfighter

Released over three decades ago to this day, the sci-fi cult classic The Last Starfighter was a groundbreaking achievement in cinematic special effects as one of the earliest feature films to employ computer-generated imagery. Now the film’s screenwriter Jonathan Betuel wants to revive his creation as a television series, and it will have an intriguing hook that no other program has: virtual reality.

Betuel is teaming up with Andy Vick and Rick Rey, the co-founders of the virtual reality entertainment company Surreal, for the new series which will be titled The Starfigher Chronicles. The show won’t continue the story of the film, which focused on a teenager whose dreams of leaving home for a better life and his skills at an arcade video game get him embroiled in an intergalactic war. Instead, Chronicles will be “a serialized story about alien law enforcement,” according to Variety’s Janko Roettgers.

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Rogue Synapse Unleashes ‘The Last Starfighter’ PC Game For Free Download
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The Last Starfighter

Hello friends. Have the January doldrums got you down? Do you stand outside at night, staring up at the sky and wondering what lies out there in the infinite? Are you yearning for adventure the likes of which no one has ever dreamed of? If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, then we here at Geeks of Doom have the solution to your problems. And it may just be out there beyond the stars.

The Frontier is under attack by the evil forces of Xur and the Ko-Dan Armada and only you, the last of the great Starfighters, can save the universe from annihilation and enslavement. Okay, not really, but the good people at Rogue Synapse have created a special PC freeware game based on the arcade game seen in the 1984 sci-fi adventure The Last Starfighter.

You can check out a video demonstration of the game here below.

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