AF­TER LIFE

CEL­E­BRAT­ING ICONIC SCI-FI STARS LANCE GUEST Alex Ro­gan in The Last Starfighter

SFX: The Sci-Fi and Fantasy Magazine - - Red Alert -

Ah, ’80s cult fan­tasy sci-fi cin­ema. A time for cheesy hu­mour, ground­break­ing-for-the-time FX and for your av­er­age teen to em­bark on heroic quests to re­store equi­lib­rium. In 1984’s The Last Starfighter a gamer is re­cruited to fight for real in an in­ter­ga­lac­tic war. we spoke to orig­i­nal Starfighter Lance Guest.

Would you like to play the role again?

Sure. I think Alex has a lot more he can do. It would be fun to see what his short­com­ings in the first film might lead to. As well as his strengths.

What would alex be do­ing now?

Well, it’s been over 30 years, if he’s still alive, he must’ve taken care of all the nec­es­sary prob­lems that were left with him in the orig­i­nal movie. If he’s still work­ing on them, there must have been some kind of set­back.

Is there any­thing you think was un­fin­ished about his story?

Ab­so­lutely! What about [his girl­friend] Mag­gie? What hap­pened when Xur took off?

Did you keep any sou­venirs?

A pair of Levi’s and some Adi­das. Much later some­one gave me a pin that was on the Starfighter uni­form.

Is there any­thing from the movie you wish was real?

Maybe Cen­tauri’s star­car. It would be cool to just drive into space. I also like that if you shake a Beta’s hand, he be­comes a dou­ble!

What would it say on his grave­stone?

Vic­tory or Death! Uh... I guess Death.

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