History Film / TheLastStarfighter

17th Jan '16 12:22:53 AM pratchettgaiman
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* AliensSpeakingEnglish: Centauri does (due to having spent a significant amount of time on Earth), but the Rylosians don't--Alex has to wait a bit until they give him a translator
17th Jan '16 12:17:14 AM pratchettgaiman
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** It's not made clear how old Centauri is, but he's definitely SeenItAll and has copious advice for Alex.
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** It's not made clear how old Centauri is, is(a reference to a "Excalibur gambit" implies he was around at the time of King Arthur), but he's definitely SeenItAll and has copious advice for Alex.
30th Dec '15 3:10:51 PM AnotherGuy
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* ParentalObliviousness: There is no sign that Alex's mother notices anything wrong with Beta, who's pretending to be him.
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* ParentalObliviousness: There is no sign that Alex's mother notices anything wrong with Beta, who's pretending to be him. Justified in that she's almost always at work, and Alex seems to be just a moody teen who just learned he was turned down for a university when she ''is'' home.
30th Dec '15 3:07:41 PM AnotherGuy
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* BloodKnight / ProudWarriorRace: Bogati, though they're never seen in action.
30th Dec '15 3:06:13 PM AnotherGuy
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* AsYouKnow: Ambassador Enduran uses this trope almost by name -- "as you all know" -- as he mentions to the Starfighters what the Frontier is, why it's important, and how, because of a dark betrayal (he means Xur), the Frontier will soon collapse. Naturally, the audience and Alex are hearing this for the first time.
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* AsYouKnow: Ambassador Enduran uses this trope almost by name -- "as you all know" -- as he mentions to the Starfighters what the Frontier is, why it's important, and how, because of a dark betrayal (he means Xur), the Frontier will soon collapse. Naturally, the audience and Alex are hearing this for the first time. Justified in that the Ambassador is orating a standard "Welcome to the Star League, New Starfighters" speech given to new recruits.
27th Dec '15 9:41:57 PM ImpudentInfidel
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** The running gunfight at the end concludes a few minutes after it started just inside the Frontier with the out-of-control Ko-Dan flagship colliding with Rylos' moon. Either both sides continued to travel at superluminal speeds throughout (which seems unlikely given how long it took the Mothership to close on the stationary Gunstar) or the Frontier really is inside the Rylos system.
27th Dec '15 9:13:58 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* AscendedFanboy: Alex goes from being the best at a video game to being the best (and only) Starfighter.
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* AscendedFanboy: Alex goes from being the best at a video game to being the best (and only) Starfighter. An InvokedTrope, since unknown to him the game was deliberately set up with the same controls.
27th Nov '15 5:11:02 AM VicGeorge2011
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* ComicBookAdaptation: By Creator/MarvelComics.
21st Oct '15 9:21:59 AM StFan
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* FictionalVideoGame[=/=]LicensedGame: Atari Inc. was originally slated to develop arcade and home video games based on the movie (the game(s) were even mention in the closing credits). They were cancelled for various reasons, including the sale/division of Atari Inc. into Atari Games and Atari Corp. The home computer game was eventually released (with minor changes) as ''StarRaiders 2''.
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* FictionalVideoGame[=/=]LicensedGame: Atari Inc. was originally slated to develop arcade and home video games based on the movie (the game(s) were even mention in the closing credits). They were cancelled for various reasons, including the sale/division of Atari Inc. into Atari Games and Atari Corp. The home computer game was eventually released (with minor changes) as ''StarRaiders 2''.''VideoGame/StarRaiders II''.
17th Oct '15 2:22:45 AM DragonQuestZ
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We have the inverted form. It's Referenced By (and it's a trivia trope).
* ShoutOut: Inverted, it receives shout outs rather than makes them. ** ''VideoGame/StarControl'' makes the Death Blossom (the manouver where the Starfighter spins and fires wildly) a special ability of the Pkunk ''Fury'' (the ''Fury'''s weapon configuration is intended to take advantage of this). ** ''VideoGame/UniverseAtWar'' makes it the special of the Novus ''Dervish'' fighter. ** An episode of ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'' has the crew tipped off that something's wrong because Buzz trips over the "foot" of an octopus-man who's not supposed to be there, parrallelling a scene where Alex [[spoiler: trips over [[TheMole a Ko-Dan spy]], who's also an octopus-man]].
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