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Posted: 10/29/2006 2:44:30 PM EST
Alright movie buffs let's see if you can help me on this one...

I watched a movie as a kid probably around 1986-1988 about some crew from another planet or future, coming to earth. They befriended 1-2 boys who ran away from their parents or something, and I remember their parents worrying at NASA (might have been in communication with the boys on the ship at some point). The captain was the typical hero sort, and they had a crew along with an android (I wanna say gold, kinda like C-3PO), and acrew of about 7-8 of mostly humans; were boarded by some evil aliens/robots and killed all except the captain, who was shot in the chest. I remember the android protecting the child(ren)The captain somehow escaped and went back to the boy's house and went to his bedroom and there in a toy chest was a bullet-extractor that he used to pull the bullet fragment from his chest. There was an emotional goodbye b/w the two and the captain did the infamous walking into the sunset.

This is about all I remember. If it was a movie, It probably wasn't rated R, and doubtful that it was PG-13.

This has been driving me crazy for years. I don't think it was part of a series, and I've watched so many B-rated movies to drive me crazy thinking it might have been it...

Thanks in advance if you can help
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 10:28:02 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/29/2006 10:28:15 PM EST by brainslushy]
"Flight of the NAvigator" maybe?

www.imdb.com/title/tt0091059/

or

"The Last Starfight" perhaps?

imdb.com/title/tt0087597/
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 10:00:32 AM EST
He said robots.

That leaves the first one out.

The second sounds more like it, but more than a few facts were wrong and/or forgotten. I’m inclined to say The Last Starfighter, but I’m only 60% convinced.
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 10:04:02 AM EST
I don't know the movie the original poster is looking for, but it's not The Last Starfighter.

The Last Starfighter was about a guy who lived in a trailer park being selected to fly starships because of his prowess at an arcade game. No robots, but a lizard-looking alien guy.
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 10:13:39 AM EST

Originally Posted By Wombat_SCSO:
I don't know the movie the original poster is looking for, but it's not The Last Starfighter.

The Last Starfighter was about a guy who lived in a trailer park being selected to fly starships because of his prowess at an arcade game. No robots, but a lizard-looking alien guy.


The Last Starfighter was the tits!

gave hope to us Asteroid players.


thanks for the memories...may have to dig up my Atari 2700
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 10:54:50 AM EST

Originally Posted By rob78:

Originally Posted By Wombat_SCSO:
I don't know the movie the original poster is looking for, but it's not The Last Starfighter.

The Last Starfighter was about a guy who lived in a trailer park being selected to fly starships because of his prowess at an arcade game. No robots, but a lizard-looking alien guy.


The Last Starfighter was the tits!

gave hope to us Asteroid players.


thanks for the memories...may have to dig up my Atari 2700


Star Raiders Pwn3d Asteroids.
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 12:03:59 PM EST

Originally Posted By ProfessorEvil:

Originally Posted By rob78:

Originally Posted By Wombat_SCSO:
I don't know the movie the original poster is looking for, but it's not The Last Starfighter.

The Last Starfighter was about a guy who lived in a trailer park being selected to fly starships because of his prowess at an arcade game. No robots, but a lizard-looking alien guy.


The Last Starfighter was the tits!

gave hope to us Asteroid players.


thanks for the memories...may have to dig up my Atari 2700


Star Raiders Pwn3d Asteroids.


Galaga Pwn3d Star Raiders
Link Posted: 10/31/2006 12:17:27 PM EST

Originally Posted By rob78:

Originally Posted By ProfessorEvil:

Originally Posted By rob78:

Originally Posted By Wombat_SCSO:
I don't know the movie the original poster is looking for, but it's not The Last Starfighter.

The Last Starfighter was about a guy who lived in a trailer park being selected to fly starships because of his prowess at an arcade game. No robots, but a lizard-looking alien guy.


The Last Starfighter was the tits!

gave hope to us Asteroid players.


thanks for the memories...may have to dig up my Atari 2700


Star Raiders Pwn3d Asteroids.


Galaga Pwn3d Star Raiders


True enough. One just happened to be cheaper to play at the time (quarters are a lot of money to a kid)
Link Posted: 11/1/2006 3:21:39 AM EST
nope neither of those. Man, I used to think the Last Starfighter had awesome graphics...till I watched it again a couple years ago...yeah atari
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