The Last Starfighter (Taito, 1983) v1.01 Review!

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Smaug just posted this video review of The Last Starfighter (Taito, 1983) VPX v1.01 by Xenonph and HiRez00.

Love the intro!!
Keep up the great work!!
 
I loved the movie even though the special effects were only fair. The table looks cool.
 
I loved the movie even though the special effects were only fair. The table looks cool.
While TRON stole most of the thunder just the year before for groundbreaking special effects, The Last Starfighter was made with the best special effect technology at the time.
 
Now that is a movie which needs a remake.
With the new technology this can be great again!
Very good effects in the game.
Love the call-outs!
What a great intro, well done.
 
I loved the movie even though the special effects were only fair. The table looks cool.
At the time the special effects were groundbreaking. Full rendered 3D CGI from a CRAY supercomputer. It looks a bit odd now, but it blew my mind at the time. Still a really fun movie.
 
Now that is a movie which needs a remake.
With the new technology this can be great again!
Very good effects in the game.
Love the call-outs!
What a great intro, well done.
Ok, now hear me out -- what if the remake was done but instead of sending out "video games" to find and groom Starfighter piolets, they send out .... pinball machines!
 
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    @Free Bally!, A pirate, known for his seafaring adventures and notorious escapades, found himself in a rather peculiar situation. After a particularly rough storm that had battered his ship and crew, he realized that they were running low on provisions and, quite embarrassingly, that he was in need of adult diapers due to an unfortunate bout of seasickness that had left him with a weakened constitution.

    With a grumble and a scowl, the pirate docked his ship at the nearest port town, a bustling marketplace known for its variety of goods and fresh seafood. He tied his ship securely at the harbor, adjusted his tricorn hat, and made his way to the market with a swagger in his step, trying to maintain his fearsome reputation despite his current mission.

    As he walked through the crowded streets, the pirate attracted curious glances from the townsfolk. His appearance was striking, with a weathered coat, a hook for a hand, and a parrot perched on his shoulder squawking,
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    (AI prompt) Why did the pirate have an eye patch?
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    @Free Bally!, Pirates are often depicted with eye patches in popular culture, but the reasons for this vary. Here are a few possible explanations:

    1. **Injury**: The most straightforward reason a pirate might wear an eye patch is that they lost an eye due to injury. Pirate battles, sword fights, and the general hazards of seafaring life could easily lead to eye injuries, necessitating an eye patch.

    2. **Myth and Stereotype**: The image of a pirate with an eye patch has become a stereotype perpetuated by movies, books, and other forms of media. It's part of the romanticized pirate image that includes peg legs, hooks for hands, and parrots on shoulders.

    3. **Preserving Night Vision**: A more interesting and practical theory suggests that pirates wore eye patches to keep one eye adapted to the dark. When moving between the bright deck and the dark below decks, a pirate could switch the patch from one eye to the other. The eye that was covered
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  • Free Bally! @ Free Bally!:
    nope... it was because a seagul shit in his eye the day after he got the new hook fitted
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  • JonPurpleHaze @ JonPurpleHaze:
    He couldn't scratch his eye, or tried and had to get the patch because of the hook...:pirat:🏴‍☠️🪝
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  • Free Bally! @ Free Bally!:
    ahh well, back to work tomorrow
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    Looking at Tuesday for a real day off, ahhh
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    Hope you find your keys!
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  • Free Bally! @ Free Bally!:
    But working long every darned day has (Finally!) cleared up pain in my hip that has plagued me since April
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  • Free Bally! @ Free Bally!:
    haha, naw the keys are long gone. HAVE to get a new pair of pants... Without A Hole In The Pocket!
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    Get AC 4! you :pirat:
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    Got AC, weather-liars say i'll need an umbrella all weekend
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    ohh oops
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  • Free Bally! @ Free Bally!:
    you mean the pirate game!
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    AC = Assasin's Creed...4...Black Flag.
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  • Free Bally! @ Free Bally!:
    heh, they all look like pirate queens, instead of a gig on the beach, the Law Of The Sea says they have to fight until there's only one
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    ahoy, have to go make some salad of fish chunks flavored to taste like crab, have a salty Friday ya scallawag!
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