Welcome to April and the Blogging A to Z Challenge! Here's a quick refresher of my theme and the "rules" I set for myself.
- Science Fiction and/or Fantasy movies from the 1980's
- A movie I watched when it came out (meaning when I was a kid)
This movie actually terrified my kids when they were little. Not sure why, but they will still run screaming from the room if I threaten to put it on. I loved it as a kid. In fact, when I became a reader I read the book by William Kotzwinkle. It's another example where you can get so much more out of the written word than a movie. Seriously, check it out!
Enemy Mine (1985)
This one is available on DVD from Netflix (which I don't do). It's also on YouTube.
The nice thing about this movie is Dennis Quaid's character crash lands within the first 5 minutes of the film. None of this 20 minutes of character introduction before getting to the action. That all comes AFTER the crash landing. It's nice that the planet he's stranded on is so different from earth. Completely inhospitable, it lends itself well to moving two races from hate to depending on each other for survival.
Earth Star Voyager (1988)
Earth Star Voyager was supposed to become a series but for some reason Disney let it die after the 4 hour pilot. Back in the day I LOVED everything about this movie. I watched and waited hoping to buy it on VHS. That never happened. Even now you can't buy it, but thanks to YouTube you can watch it.
I watched it this past Feb for the first time in 15 years. The script and acting doesn't hold up to today's standards, there are plot holes, cheesy lines, and the need to take some pretty big leaps with your suspension of disbelief. All things considered though, I can see why the 14 year old me loved it. I mean, a ship full of people not much older than me traveling through space? Yeah, sign me up!
Did you see Earth Star Voyager when it was released? What did you think?
Bonus from FADE INTO ME:Etdeur--Head of the Abhithian High Council, with eyes of fire.
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