Starchaser: The Legend of Orin (1985)





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In this 3-D animated cross between Star Wars and the Knights of the Round Table, young Orin (voice by Joe Colligan) lives in an oppressed, underground world in which humans have become the slaves of robots. One day the hero finds the handle of a sword and in a vision is told that if he can locate the blade, he will be able to overthrow the robots. Off he goes on his quest, up to the surface world where he meets and teams up with Dagg (voice by Carmen Argenziano) to face the evil empire in a series of daring battles. Along the way, Orin and Dagg have their own love interests, and a bit of swarthy language occasionally peppers their conversation as well. Parents should be advised of these two excursions into a more adult world, otherwise, most moppets would enjoy the fast-paced tale of heroism and adventure.
Animation , Kids & Family , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Atlantic Releasing Corporation


Noelle North
as Elan/Aviana
Les Tremayne
as Arthur
Ken Sanson
as Magreb
John Moschitta Jr.
as Auctioneer/Z. Gork
Mona Marshall
as Kallie
Mickey Morton
as Minemaster
Herb Virgan
as Pung/Hopps
Dennis Alwood
as Shooter
Tina Romanus
as Aunt Bella
Ryan MacDonald
as (voice)
John Garwood
as (voice)
Philip Clarke
as (voice)
Herb Vigran
as Pung/Hopps
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Critic Reviews for Starchaser: The Legend of Orin

All Critics (1)

Never realizes its own ideas to their full potential.

Full Review… | May 6, 2016
Cinema Crazed

Audience Reviews for Starchaser: The Legend of Orin


It isn't really a bad movie, it's just painfully derivative from plot and characters stolen from Star Wars to the music snatched out of Star Trek.

Todd Anderson
Todd Anderson

On the surface, this is a 1985 animated film that shamelessly rips off Star Wars. Some clever writing and a desire to have a wider audience than most of it's kind,however, create something a bit more substantial and unique.

Bob Pelletier
Bob Pelletier

Woah... someone REALLY likes Star Wars. Starchaser- The Legend of Orin is basically that... it's not a complete ripoff but it bleeds the line between homage and straight up copy. Effeminate hero? Harrison Ford knock off? Money-hungry bounty hunters in space? All check. Even the climax takes place in a Death Star-esque area. You'll be dead of alcohol poisoning by the end of the film if you try taking a shot each time you saw a Star Wars reference. Though most of the backgrounds are beautiful, it's sometimes lazily animated and the voice acting doesn't sound motivated. It's not the worst animated movie and there are far more shameless Star Wars ripoffs, but Starchaser is not really worth watching.

Tom Radovich
Tom Radovich

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