One of the great sci-fi films from the 80's, showcasing plot and acting over action and FX, although Lou Gosset, jr.'s make-up looks cool here. Two pilots shoot each other down and have to crash land on a stark, wasteland of a planet. They hate each other and are now forced to live together to survive. That's what make the film special, watching their relationship change and turn from hate to mutual respect, to a friendship. They learn each other's language, customs, and religion. Our earthman sees later in the film who the real asshole race is after witnessing the slave treatment of the aliens race. This movie is poignant, touching, and sometimes a bit sad. You even see the birth of a baby Drac and our spacemen becomes the father-like uncle. I always wondered exactly how the alien dude got knocked up, but I digress. Two men alone on a deserted island, makes you kinda wonder. When the alien kid gets captured by slavers, our hero finally gets rescued to later become the hero, it's alls well that ends well. Surprisingly good for what it is.