Starflight One (1982) (part 5 of 11)

Starflight ascends, which is followed by stock footage of Bud Letterman’s rocket ascending at the opposite angle. Uh-oh! Looks like they’re on a collision course… with disaster!

Starflight One (1982) (part 5 of 11)

“Goin’ up to the spirit in the sky, that’s where I’m gonna go when I die…”

In Starflight’s cockpit, Cody and the gang watch their progress up to Mach 3. According to Mission Control, an “announce tape” will roll when they reach it. This is a recording made by Cody to the passengers to tell them they’ve passed Mach 3. During this, Cody actually says he made the recording ahead of time, because he’d have more important things to do when they hit Mach 3. I don’t know, I found that kind of smug, but also kind of amusing.

Meanwhile, Felix and a French guy yell back and forth to each other in French. Robert Englund asks Felix for a translation and Felix replies, “He says he hopes luck has nothing to do with it!” This line makes little sense if you didn’t know Felix just said “good luck” to the French guy. And, to be honest, I’m really not sure if that’s what Felix said either, but that’s my best guess after watching it a few times. Sorry, but like most Americans, the only French I know is voulez-vous coucher avec moi?

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Multi-Part Article: Starflight One (1982)

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