Personal blog - and temporary home page until new website is finished - of writer, editor and graphic artist Christopher Mills

Thursday, September 07, 2006

The Animated Eighties: Starchaser

I just ordered the DVD of one of my favorite 80's animated adventure films, Starchaser: The Legend of Orin, from Deep Discount DVD.

While extremely indebted to Star Wars, I always felt that the film rose somewhat above the derivative storyline and characters, and worked on its own merits as an interesting, involving and ultimately satisfying space opera.

I used to have the film on VHS, but that tape disappeared years ago. I think I must have loaned it to someone and never got it back. Since the DVD runs less than 10 bucks, I figured it was a good time to replace it. Besides, I've been feeling nostalgic lately.

Over on YouTube, a fan has re-created the trailer by taking footage from the widescreen DVD and synchronizing it with the audio from an old VHS tape. Very nicely done.

Is it just me, or does that spaceship look like a prototype for Joss Whedon's Serenity?


universal swordsman said...

I must agree. I does have the look of a Firefly class ship.

Christopher Mills said...

Minus the big lightbulb on its butt.