Flight of the Navigator (1986) – Randal Kleiser

Disney delivers a staple of 80s childhood with a revisit to Flight of the Navigator. Watching it now, I find myself more interested in the mysteries going on at the edges of the story than the main thrust of the narrative following young David Freeman (Joey Cramer), his abduction and subsequent return eight years later,…

Runaway (1984) – Michael Crichton

  My time with the Sci-Fi Chronicles book continues as I dive into Michael Crichton’s other science fiction film from the 80s, Runaway, starring Tom Selleck, Cynthia Rhodes, and Gene Simmons. Selleck is Jack Ramsay, a cop that specializes in robots. With his partner, Thompson (Rhodes) at his side, he finds himself pulled into a…

Trailer Tracks: Flight of the Navigator – Randal Kleiser

  Aw yeah.  This film from Walt Disney really hit home with me when it came out – and in many respects still today.  It’s one of those stand-alone magical films that can take you back to your childhood in an instant, and make you feel like a kid again. Joey Kramer and Sarah Jessica…