Greydon Clark is doing sci-fi again, but unlike DARK FUTURE, this one's for the kids. It's also a family affair with both of Clark's sons (Trevor and Travis) starring, along with the maestro himself and his wife Jacqueline (formerly Cole), who played April in ANGEL'S BRIGADE. Tony Curtis is the latest in a long line of show biz legends (Neville Brand, Peter Lawford, George Kennedy) to be in one of GC's films and Darby Hinton (who also co-produced) rounds out the cast of Clark regulars. The special effects come off like someone with limited budget was forced to be very creative. The costumes are a mixture of the futuristic and something out of Roman times. Nicholas Josef von Sternberg does his usual reliable DP work and the villain's space ship kind of looks like a floating VCR. There's a computer who appears in a hologram like apparition as a clown and most of the action takes place in the woods...not the first locale that comes to mind for a science fiction narrative - but yet it all comes off like a million bucks. It's nice to see the young human protagonist use his diabetes to help save the universe. Plus the ending leaves it open for a sequel. It took me a long time to track down a copy of this film but here's hoping there more to come. The world needs another Greydon Clark production right about now, especially something as good as STAR GAMES.
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