BILL CRIDER'S POP CULTURE MAGAZINE
I'm pretty sure I saw that in the theater. I would have been eight years old at the time.I remember being impressed but, coming after Star Wars, everything else paled in comparison.
I remember seeing this one in the theaters also. So disappointed. On the way out, one of the jokes cracked was that all existing prints should be shot into the nearest black hole.There was a cousin who liked the movie and forever after that he was our barometer. If he liked it, it must be crap.
While not a great film, I remember this one as an eleven-year-old. I had the audio LP (with the dialogue). I had the VINCENT action figure (the good droid, voiced by Roddy McDowell) and the big red bad guy droid. What I remember, other than the action stuff, was the real concept of a black hole. It opened my mind--as much as an eleven-year-old can have his mind opened by stuff adults can't really comprehend--to real science. Soon after that, Carl Sagan's Cosmos was on TV. And I always wanted a sequel. I'd actually like to see it again.