||Crossing the Frontier: The Making of The Last Starfighter, an original documentary with a
fascinating look at the creation of the film and its groundbreaking computer-generated visual effects.
Hosted by Lance Guest and featuring behind-the-scenes footage and all new interviews with director
Nick Castle, production designer Ron Cobb, art director James Bissell, producer
Gary Adelson, composer Craig Safan and some of the computer artists who blazed the trail for
a new era of effects technology.|
Millions of light-years ago, a great frontier was constructed in the universe to protect the Star League of
Planets from its enemy, the evil KO-DAN. But now a defector has given the key to the frontier to the KO-DAN,
and Starfighters from throughout the galaxy are needed to defend the peace. One recruiter, the alien
scalawag Centauri (Robert Preston), visits Earth to fill his quota of recruits and finds Alex
(Lance Guest), an 18-year-old Earthling with an extraordinary talent for video game wizardry. Alex
is quickly propelled into the regions of outer space to join others from planets throughout the Star League
to fight a war to save the universe.