Film & Water Presents: Turn It Off With Tracy #19


Episode 19: STARMAN

Rob goes easy on Tracy this week, and shows her John Carpenter’s gentle sci-fi classic STARMAN, starring Jeff Bridges and Karen Allen. Yellow means go fast!

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11 responses to “Film & Water Presents: Turn It Off With Tracy #19

    1. I recently rewatched the first three episodes of the TV series. It’s a little dated now, but it was still quite charming thanks to Robert Hays and Christopher Barnes. It’s worth a watch if you’re in the mood for a dose of kindness.

  1. I remember renting Starman around 1989 or 1990, thinking it was based on the DC Comics character. While I was disappointed it had nothing to do with the comics, I have to admit I enjoyed the movie thanks to the wonderful performances of Jeff Bridges and Karen Allen.

  2. Man, I haven’t seen this movie in decades. I really need to give it a re-watch. Cindy and I, independently of one another, liked the movie and the TV series as kids. Sounds like something we should binge-watch together. See FW Network spreads the love.

    Great show as always, and I’m going to hold you guys to that Don Knotts double feature! You can throw in “The Haunted House” episode of The Andy Griffith Show that inspired The Ghost and Mister Chicken.


  3. Starman was my first John Carpenter movie. I saw it on cable as a small child at my Grandparents’ house. While at the time I had hoped it would be a Superhero Movie, my disappointment was short lived. Even as a kid, I could appreciate that this movie was something special. I haven’t seen it since probably ‘89 or ‘90, but I always thought of it fondly. I recently picked up a copy on VHS, and will be revisiting it soon. Thanks for this, Rob. So glad you got the chance to meet Karen Allen :)

  4. This movie is not so sweet when you realize that it’s actually meant to be a prequel to The Thing, where Jenny’s baby grows up to be the titular character of that film.

    In all seriousness, I remember watching and enjoying both the Starman movie and TV series as a kid. Apparently, the TV series made a greater impression on my young mind, because I see Robert Hays, rather than Jeff Bridges, when I picture the Starman in my head. How interesting.

    Thanks for another great episode. I enjoyed the change of pace. That sort of thing helps to keep me on my toes.

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