Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Starflight One (1983)

Starflight: The Plane That Couldn’t Land (re-released on video and given a cinema release in the United Kingdom as Starflight One, also referenced as Airport 85) is a 1983 television movie starring Lee Majors and Hal Linden.
The first hypersonic transport is leaving for its inaugural flight from Los Angeles to Sydney, Australia, a two-hour flight through the stratosphere.  What could possibly go wrong?



  1. If I recall correctly, this is about a hypersonic transport which accidentally goes to orbit.

    Which is a bit like the gas pedal getting stuck in your car, causing you to accidentally break the speed of sound.

    1. I do think I watched it on video and it did seem like just another plane disaster movie with a bit of a sci-fi gimmick. Suits - well the helmets - are sort of interesting.

  2. One of the helmets shows up in the TV series Parker Lewis Can't Lose 1st season episode 20, Randall Without A Cause. It shows up as a desk decoration in a police detective's office.