Flight of the Navigator (1986) Poster


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Starsky and Hutch (1975) (TV Series)
David asks Carolyn when "Starsky and Hutch" is on. He is very disappointed when she says that it was cancelled years earlier as it was his favourite show.
Rocky (1976)
Dog named Rocky.
Grease (1978)
In 1978, the film's closing number "You're the One That I Want" is played on the Freemans' car radio. Grease (1978) was likewise directed by Randal Kleiser.
Roller Boogie (1979)
When David watches Jennifer through a telescope, the song Lovefire plays.
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
When David flies away from the gas station, Big Al the gas station attendant says "He just said he wanted to phone home."
Miami Vice (1984) (TV Series)
A little boy is wearing a "Miami Vice" T-Shirt.
The Transformers (1984) (TV Series)
There is a "Transformers" toy in David's room at the NASA base.

Referenced in 

Terminator 2 (1991)
Young boy teaching a robot how to smile and talk like human
Galaxy Quest (1999)
Flick (2000)
Nostalgia Critic: Free Willy (2010) (TV Episode)
Free Willy uses the same formula as this film
Paul (2011)
Towards the end of the film, Clive, Graeme & Paul use a firework as a landing beacon for an incoming spacecraft, very much like the climax of "Flight of the Navigator (1986)."
Geek Charming (2011) (TV Movie)
Josh and his film geek friends watch the movie at a film festival; a poster hangs in the background.
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: The Top 10 80's Cartoon Intros (2012) (TV Episode)
Hewy thinks that the intro has that Flight of the Navigator thing.
Nostalgia Critic: To Boldly Flee: DVD (2013) (TV Episode)
Critic - "It's gonna take a Flight of the Navigator knock off to knock off this funk".
The Bet: Episode #1.1 (2016) (TV Episode)
Title is referenced as "Navigator"


The Price Is Right (1972) (TV Series)
David's mother and the NASA people watch the show.

Featured in 

Troldspejlet: Episode #1.3 (1989) (TV Episode)
reviewed and footage shown
Troldspejlet: Troldspejlet Special: Tegnefilm på computer (1989) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann looks at computer animation, mentioning the CGI in the film + clip shown
Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 Underrated Nostalgia Classics (2008) (TV Episode)
Featured as the Number 5 spot
Anime Abandon: Detonator Orgun (2014) (TV Episode)
clip shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Mind-Bending Moments in Sci-Fi (2015) (TV Episode)
David ending up in the future is given an honorable mention


Star Trek (1966) (TV Series)
Max says in a Scottish accent, "Scotty to Bridge: she can't take much more of this, Captain."

Spoofed in 

Flashback (2011)
Movie cover seen for a movie called Flight of the Litigator.
Nostalgia Critic: To Boldly Flee: Part I (2012) (TV Episode)
the mind reading scene.
To Boldly Flee (2012) (Video)
the mind reading scene
Ice Age: Collision Course (2016)
The spaceship internals and controls, and Scrat's reaction to them appear to borrow heavily from Flight of the Navigator.

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