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'The Last Starfighter' set to return as Hulu series



"Greetings, Starfighter. You have been recruited by Hulu to defend the ‘80s from another bad remake of a beloved classic." Yes, 1984’s The Last Starfighter will get new life as a TV series called Future Man.

Hulu has commissioned a Future Man pilot for a 30-minute “comedy” starring Josh Hutcherson (“Peeta” from The Hunger Games.) IO9’s Gizmodo site says the show’s pilot nearly matches the plot of The Last Starfighter. Hutcherson plays a young gamer whose skills land him a offer to become a warrior and save the Earth from invading aliens.

Yes, as IO9 says, it’s also the same plot as Ernest Cline’s new book, Armada.

Even Xur and the Ko-Dan armada think this is a bad idea.

Lance Guest played the lead character (“Alex Rogan”) in the original along with Catherine Mary Stewart as love interest Maggie Gordeon, Dan O’Herlihy as his gung ho iguana co-pilot and the late Robert Preston as Centauri.

No word on when this will reach our screens. I just hope Hulu also gives us Death Blossom to deliver one massive volley at close range.

[Last modified: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 5:49pm]


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