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I am Joey Cramer from Flight of the Navigator, various other 80's film and TV. And our recently released Documentary Life After the Navigator. My first fantastic Reddit AMA. Ask me Anything !!

Hey Navigators! It's Joey here!! Ask Me Anything!! Also, in case I don't get to all the questions today, I'll try to revisit and answer asap!! Thanks so much! this is RAD! joeycramer.com


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NeverDoubt2

Hi Joey, I've been a Flight of the Navigator fan for as long as I can remember. What were the movies that inspired you as a kid?


thejoeycramer

HI! I actually grew up on a lot of musicals. Oliver, Bugsy Malone and of course Grease!! I loved acting and singing those parts! I think later, movies like Back to the Future, Star Wars were amazing. I also loved old Bruce Lee and ninja movies. I really had such a wide range of films that I loved growing up, it would be hard to list! I could talk all day!

thejoeycramer

Hey Everyone ! Just FYI.... If I don't have time to answer ALL the questions by 2pm, I'll keep revisiting until I get them all done! thanks so much for the great questions, cool memories, love and support.


ZakMckrack3n

I'd just like to echo others and say I love Flight of the Navigator. It's a great movie, terrific job in it!

thejoeycramer

Thank you all for being patient with my slow typing! lol. also great questions so want to take the time to answer them with care.

I appreciate you all


SmallDangerousHippo

I don't have a question that hasn't been asked already. Just wanted to say this movie was my favorite as a kid. I've probably seen it about 100 times and still have the VHS. Thanks for doing an AMA, I'm going to check out the documentary.

LeonardSmallsJr

Now that you're the age of your parents from the movie (give or take), what are your thoughts on a sequel?


thejoeycramer

I would LOVE to do one! As long as it had the same "heart" as the first one. I've actually been writing some ideas and thoughts down, so who knows? And Mark H Baker had some cool ideas from his original story that could be incorporated as well! Maybe get some plans in motion for the 40 year anniversary

E3K

Hey Joey, thanks for the AMA! Did you know that the spaceship prop you were in for filming is now the roof of a drink stand at Disney World? It's weird but true.


thejoeycramer

my pleasure ! this is fun!

I did see some pics and heard. I'd planned a trip there before covid but hoping to go check it out once things open up again!

hudsonmayberight

At the age of 43, having remembered watching FOTN at the cinema as a kid, it's still a favourite of mine, and one that I insisted my son watched. I am still known to this day to answer many requests with 'compliance'.....

Anyway, what was it like for you as a young boy growing up, having been thrust into the spotlight when the movie came out?


thejoeycramer

lol! yes! Ive gotten COMPLIANCE many times over the years, its a good one!

Honestly, I enjoyed every minute! I felt so grateful to be doing something I loved at such a young age! As some may have seen (LOTN) or heard, it was hard later in my teens when I tried to be a "normal" kid and was treated differently. I ended up not "fitting in" which I now we can all feel at times.

I still say I wouldn't change a thing, because through all the challenges I've faced and overcome FOTN was such an AMAZING and positive part of my young life experience that I'll cherish forever!

bravehamster

Were you actually being fed and responding to Pee-Wee Herman's voice during filming of Flight of the Navigator, or did they use a stand-in?

Also, how do you feel about the music of Twisted Sister and/or the Beach Boys?


thejoeycramer

I didn't actually work with Paul (pee wee) his voice was added later. I had the pleasure of working with Tony Urbano (the puppeteer) who would read lines with my as a "scratch track" check out the Documentary for all the BTS magic!

haha! I used to listen to Twisted Sister in high school, not a huge fan but liked to draw their logo on my binder! lol!

and the Beach Boys are brilliant! I grew up on the Beatles but whenever I want to think of California ill listen to the Beach Boys.

[deleted]

Hi Joey, do you remember me?


thejoeycramer

Hey man! I think so! you have a collection of 80s sound gear you use for DJ ing etc! thanks for coming out

danellender

Hi Joey! Do you feel like you did all right by Disney? I see so many accounts of kids who are supposedly pushed into a cookie cutter mold and supposedly fell apart because of the pressure of it all.


thejoeycramer

HI! I have no complaints. it was my first "starring" role , so not much to compare it too, but I felt I was treated well especially thanks to Randal Kleiser and Jonathan Sanger. I ended up "getting out" before any of that 'pressure ' started

adamWakamatsu

What’s the biggest challenge for you in terms of being an actor as an adult compared to your childhood experiences?


thejoeycramer

Good Question. I think as a child actor I was chosen for that intuitive natural "spark" I had. As an adult, im finding there is an Incredible amount of specific work, study and practice involved in learning how to "be natural" again. As an adult I'll tend to Overthink some choices for a scene, instead of using my instinct, if that makes sense? I Have been working with some great coaches and feel im finding my "inner child" again. Trusting that my instincts are on point and I've been having some great success in class that give me inspiration for my career as an adult actor.

ohmygoddude82

Flight of the Navigator was one of my top favorite movies as a kid. I was just geeking out about it to my kid the other day. What movies from your childhood do you still geek out about today as an adult?


thejoeycramer

Awwww. Thanks. I love that its spanned generations !

I'd have to say Star Wars, Raiders, Bugsy Malone, Princess Bride, Neverending Story, The Secret of NIMH, Grease. I love movies so hard to pick, but those popped into me head first!

agrunther

What was your favorite scene to shoot for Flight of the Navigator?


thejoeycramer

I am most proud of the "hospital" scenes. they had such heart and the emotional connection was so good. The scariness at first and then the "tender" scene with older Jeff really brought heart and relatability to the movie.

But I really loved the whole shoot, such great cast and crew that made it all fabulous

dhe6548

Hi Joey loved Flight of the Navigator like everyone else, but I also loved Runaway (1984) with Tom Selleck. Was that fun to do? Looking forward to meeting you in November at the comic con.


thejoeycramer

Runaway was special because it was my first feature and all the robots! Also working with "Magnum PI" Gene Simmons "KISS fan" and Michael Crichton were incredible for a first film!

ran-Us

How big of a Sci Fi fan were you before you were cast in the role? And how does it feel to be part of an beloved 80s Sci Fi classic children's film?


thejoeycramer

Hi! well I loved Star Wars of course! And Battlestar Gallactica! as well as other alien SciFI movies! so to be a part of one that people still love and has stood the test of time spanning generations is the greatest gift of my childhood! And Super Cool as an adult!

CrossFIRE121-Reddit

Hi Joey, I saw Flight of the Navigator not too long ago and I have to ask, what did you think of the special effects back then? The CGI in the movie was pretty interesting.


thejoeycramer

I didn't actually see the CGI at the time of filming but looking back I think its safe to say the they were/are pretty fantastic. I even viewed the movie with a class of young actors recently and they all felt the graphics held up! so that's a good sign! kids do speak their minds! lol

Siosal01

Flight of the Navigator is required viewing for my kids. What are some classic movies that you think kids should watch?


thejoeycramer

love that! say Hi for me!

Princess Bride, Neverending Story, Bugsy Malone (if you can find it) Mary Poppins. So many! I know there's more but hard to think on the spot. oooo! Fraggle Rock! and its not a movie, but any Mister Rogers <3

I lean towards music and a good message!

defcas

Do you still leak? Seriously I had only had like 4 VHS tapes when I was a kid and FOTN was one of them, I bet I've watched it 50 times. Hope the last 40 years have been great to you.


thejoeycramer

I do not leak, you leak remember ? lol!

thank you. life gets better everyday!

indieangler

What was the bank robbery all about? I hope you're in a better place now, friend.


thejoeycramer

Hey thanks! I am!

Have a watch of our documentary LIFE AFTER THE NAVIGATOR on Amazon in US and UK or Vimeo on Demand. That'll explain it all!

WhirlyTwirlyMustache

I must have seen Flight of the Navigator about a hundred times when I was really young. Dad recorded it from HBO or something and we always had to fast forward through Roadhouse to get to it. Did you get to keep any souvenirs from filming the movie?


thejoeycramer

Nice memories ! I liked RoadHouse lol!

I have a couple souvenirs from the premier! A FOTN frisbee and a crew patch that im still waiting to put on something special!

odrincrystell

What was it like working with the great Paul Reubens?


thejoeycramer

Aw... he is great isn't he!

all his dialogue was added later, so only met him briefly once!

t_ran_asuarus_rex

I loved this movie so much as a kid! what was used as the alien? was it added in post production? thanks and hope all is well!


thejoeycramer

I think you mean MAX? he was a "real" puppet! as well as all the other creatures! so cool about the 80's was everything had to be "in camera" effect.

thanks , life is good! you too!

BarryD7709

Hi Joey How long are you gonna make us fans wait before your back on the big screen where you belong ? P.s Thanks for signing your autograph for my daughter Elissa 😊


thejoeycramer

lol! thanks! im working on it! slow n steady, but I truly feel its where ill thrive.... making movies.

I'm studying hard and have a couple possibilities coming up! just have to wait n see!

ReddAdd

What was sjp like before she was famous?


thejoeycramer

incredible actor, wonderful person! I think she still is!

wet181

Will there be a sequel, and if so will you be in it?


thejoeycramer

Love to make one happen, just have to keep working hard and see what happens !

let's hope!

innocent_blue

Hey Joey! What was your favorite part of filming? How did you interact on set with the ship? Were the effects practical and real time or were you told where to look?


thejoeycramer

Hi! honestly I loved all the filming! hard to pick a favorite, so many good times! most effects were "in camera" and practical so very easy to interact with! Flying in the Ship on the crane was so cool cause it felt kinda real! and the interior spaceship was incredible as well with all the creatures, the chair and engines that came out of the floor! was almost like the real thing !

benderrodz

How cool was the ship and the effects in real life?


thejoeycramer

pretty fantastic !

if you watch the documentary LIFE AFTER THE NAVIGATOR there's really cool BTS footage

aaaaaasdfghjkl

Hey Joey. Funnily enough, put this movie on for the kids and wife the other day. It still holds up well and you did a great job!

So, what happened after navigator? Why didn't you Caulkin the industry and do a few more movies? And what do you do these days?


thejoeycramer

Hey! you'll have to check out our documentary LIFE AFTER THE NAVIGATOR on Amazon or Vimeo on Demand. That'll explain some of my journey!

Lisa_N_Downs

Hi Joey! Kicking things off, lovely to see you on here :) How does it feel to be doing your first AMA?


thejoeycramer

Hello!! My typing isn't the greatest lol. but im excited to see what people wanna know! and so happy to have these platforms to connect with people!

Spazzrico

So cool to see you do this. I loved the movie as a kid and I think we are similar ages. I can say this: FotN and particularly Sarah Jessica Parker helped to awake something in me at the time, and I’m wondering if working with her did the same for you?


thejoeycramer

Thanks! I'm having fun for sure!

Thinking back, I'm realizing that most of the film was me and MAX. There were some key relationship scenes tho and the ones with "Carolyn" SJP were so cool because they were funny, but thoughtful and connected at the same time. AND Carolyn becomes David 's connection to his family.

That all being said, the scenes w SJP were definitely memorable ones and she was such a good natural actor it made it soooooo easy to work and have fun!

DetectiveGinoFelino

Hi Joey,

I loved you in Runaway from 1984. If you had to pick between Tom Selleck or Gene Simmons to be your dad in real life, who would you pick and why?


thejoeycramer

Hi! thanks Runaway was really cool because it was my first feature film! and all the robots of course !

I think Tom would be a great dad.... so kind and funny. we really connected!

Gene would be more like the "crazy uncle" you go visit to get into trouble with! lol!

KanisBlack

How much did you understand the plot and themes of the movie then, and have your views on them changed as an adult?


thejoeycramer

well the script did change, but I felt I knew what was going on. and I love the end result, that hasn't changed!

its all about importance of family, friends and the journey home.

RJDToo

Hey Joey! I was obsessed with the inside of the ship as a little boy with it being all chrome and shiny. Was the spaceship interior as cool as it looked?


thejoeycramer

Hi! it absolutely WAS!! it was all real effects, so it looked exactly like you see in the film! I wanted to take it home with me!

Bauer2x4

Did you get to work with and/or hang out with Paul Reubens or was all his dialog added in later?


thejoeycramer

only met him once briefly. his part was all added later!

tho I did get to see an episode of Pee Wee's Playhouse being filmed! so cool !

packetlag

Hey! I read an article about you recently and I appreciated learning about your story. I was one of those impressionable youths that enjoyed you on the screen. Did you ever make progress on the treatment you were working on for a followup to Flight of the Navigator?


thejoeycramer

Still just kind of jotting ideas as they come, while working on the craft of acting. I do have a couple great writer/filmakers who would love to help make it happen so we'll see!

TIDRPodshow

Hi Joey, Loved having you on our show a while back, one question i wanted to ask was what was it like working with Tom Selleck n Runaway?


thejoeycramer

Hi! thanks!

Tom was awesome ! we really connected and it was an absolute dream film for my first!

Bongoroach

Hey Joey, think you’re awesome. I rewatched flight of the navigator nearly everyday as a kid. Really liked the documentary, and I have a lot of respect for you for coming out the other end with such a positive outlook.

In the documentary, you mention about getting back into acting. Just wondered if that was something you were still interested in perusing, and if so, how’s it going?

Thanks man :)


thejoeycramer

Thank you so much! I'm very proud of where Im at and how far I've come.

Yes! definitely want o pursue acting, I've been taking classes and study for few years now, worked on a couple indie shorts and features. Will be looking for an Agent soon and just keep reaching for my dreams and they will come!

MoonlitStar

Greetings ! What three things do you think about the most each day ?


thejoeycramer

Hello! I like this one!

My daughter

The craft of Acting

Gratitude

PabstyLoudmouth

What is for favorite meal to cook for yourself? And of course I loved Flight of The Navigator as kid. I loved the part where they used fireworks so you could find your way back.


thejoeycramer

Boneless skinless Non-med free run chicken on a huge salad! pretty much my "go to" lol!

"OOOO! pretty!" says MAX

JayMunOne

Howard Hesseman... douchebag or good guy?


thejoeycramer

AMAZING GUY!!! So cool to reconnect with him couple years ago filming for the Navigator documentary ! Class act !

allywilson

Do you still keep in touch with your younger (also, younger-older) brother?

Also, Veronica Cartwright *always* somehow appears to be a bitch. Is this verifiable?


thejoeycramer

we all connected recently for the documentary. had a Freeman Family reunion! was super fun!

and Veronica is the most wonderful, kind person you'd ever meet! Love her!

midflinx

It's really great to see you here! I watched FotN so many times as a kid. Do you imagine David eventually dated Jennifer?


thejoeycramer

Thank you!

Lol! that's a hard one..... maybe?

but in the original script David runs into "Carolyn" when he gets home from his adventure! so might've been her he ends up with!

wanszai

Ive seen this movie so many times, its truly a great movie with an awesome soundtrack. I constantly hear about a potential remake (not sure how i feel about that but...), is that something you have heard or is it something you would potentially cameo in?

Thanks again!


thejoeycramer

I'd love to do a Sequel and have actually been writing ideas so we'll see!

gofredo50

Joey, love FOTN so much! Was there any movement in the ship when you were shooting interior shots, or was all your movement due to G forces acting? Thanks for being open about your story. See ya later, alligator!


thejoeycramer

Haha! thank you! All G force acting! had to contort my face!!

see ya later navigator!

yourzero

Hello, Joey!

First, I want to say how huge of a fan of Flight of the Navigator I am. I'm in my 40s, and I could probably quote every line.

All I want to ask is a really dumb question, but it will fill the missing piece in my childhood puzzle about this movie. As a kid, I wondered how they made the steps outside the ship appear to float?

My stepdad claimed "they used fiberglass". I would just love to know the real answer. (even if it's covered in a documentary or trivia out there - mostly to geek only about being able to talk to you about this movie)

Thank you!


thejoeycramer

It is in the documentary ..... but we'll thank the talented magician Doug Henning for the super cool "in camera" effect of floating stairs! they were held up by a beam that "hid" behind the stair at a certain angle !! hard to explain without a visual but hope that helps!

spacemoses

Hey Joey, my gf is a big fan. She wants to know the current favorite song in your playlist? Thanks!


thejoeycramer

Hi! Im a huge Pearl Jam fan, so listening to their recent album a lot lately. also just picked up the new Kings of Leon album that im looking forward to! I also really like Bon Iver, but my music taste is never ending..... can she recommend something from her playlist ?

logannewbanks

If you still are a fan of scifi movies and or shows what have been your recent favorites? Also was there ever talk of a sequel?


thejoeycramer

I love the Marvel and DC universes. Also loved Interstellar, Tenet, and I'm looking forward to Synchronic. looks suuuuuper trippy.

So hard cause I love so many movies

The_Raf

Hi Joey, thanks a lot for this AMA, Flight Of The Navigator is one of my favourite film of the 80s and great inspiration for my young self. You killed it in that role! Nice that you’re back on socials. Question: how was back in the day filming without use of green screen, previz or other tecnological methods?


thejoeycramer

Hi! thank you so much.

I think in ways working with "in camera" effects was better than green screen etc.... I was able to really immerse myself in the world instead of having to imagine it!

That being said, I worked on a short indie film that was ALL green screen, so I'm excited to see how that turned out! And I'd love to work on a Marvel or Star Wars movie someday, I think green screen can also be a cool challenge as an actor to really "create" the environment in my head and then see it come to life on the screen!

budderocks

Hey Joey, thanks for your time!

You took a long break from acting. How has your return been? Are you enjoying it more or less than before?


thejoeycramer

HI! thank you!

I am loving it sooooo much! I've learned the craft of acting is a never-ending journey and I am enjoying the ride! Also learn more n more about myself in the process! All about self awareness and self love!

AsksAStupidQuestion

Is it true that you leak?


thejoeycramer

haha! only when I drink lots of water! my Brain is airtight these days!

thegaffa81

Hey Joey, where can I get a Puckmaren? Wanted one of those since I was a kid haha.


thejoeycramer

I wish!! I want one too!!!

some people have made some really cool shirts with him on it! and some really neat sculptures too! I'd love to see a Funko Pop puckmarin!!

EggplantLoveHouse

Have you ever seen a ghost?


thejoeycramer

I feel like I have, but one can never be sure? have you?

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thejoeycramer

Thanks man! So glad you're doing well and I'm sending good vibes bro!

GaryBusey007

Joey, what is your favorite movie and why? Hope you're doing well.


thejoeycramer

So hard to answer. I love so many movies for so many different reasons. Pulp Fiction is up there for story, originality and cinematography for sure.

My list would be long, I enjoy certain movies to capture a certain "feeling" and I love watching good acting.

dhe6548

Did you ever think when filming FoTN that it would be still so popular now in 2021?


thejoeycramer

I don't think you can predict how a movie will ever do, but I have to thank the fans for loving it after all these years and making it a cult classic! So grateful

moviefreaks

Hello, would you be willing to be in a remake of the FOTN? If they were to make one.


thejoeycramer

Of course! I'd love to, as long as it had the same heart and care put into it!

Martipar

Firstly I want to say I preferred Flight of the Navigator to E.T. I used to watch it quite regulalrly as a child, I saw E.T. once. Also thanks to Sarah Jessica Parker and that film I was introduced to Twisted Sister, which is also pretty. cool.

As for a question, what are your personal favourite films that you're in?

Edit: scrap that i've just checked IMDB, OK, so I really should ask. What films are you're personal favourites?


thejoeycramer

Thank you so much. It's kind of hard to pick a favorite movie, there are so many that I love. It kind of depends on what mood I'm in, and what I want to feel like, for me to pick a favorite movie. I love Quinten Tarantino film's, I like Peter Berg films, JJ Abrams, Kathryn Bigelow, to name a couple off the top of my head, as well as so many classic films. There is really too many to list.

Most-Foundation-1334

Joey as the Navigator I have to say thanks for one of my favorites all time movies I loved it as a kid. I still love it as an adult and my son enjoyed it as well but my real question is have you ever been hungry enough to eat a zigzog? You know like a hippo but with feathers. lol. Thanks again and see ya later navigator!


thejoeycramer

haha! thanks so much......

Fortunately, I have not been THAT hungry! I'm also transitioning to veggie! lol! and the feathers would be a mess!

PeterAhlstrom

Hey Joey, I gotta ask, why does my childhood memory insist that you were actually Fred Savage in Flight of the Navigator? (Do you get this question a lot?)


thejoeycramer

Haha! don't get this asked, but funny story.... My agent in LA at the time was out for lunch and Fred Savage was sitting a couple booths away, when the waitress said " I hate to bug you, but Flight of the Navigator is my favourite movie"

MistaPink

This AMA over...??? Well "See you later Navigator"

Yes I waited all day to do this. Love that movie!


thejoeycramer

Im trying to get to everyone ! so amazing all the cool comments!

dcraig13322

Can you remake this move but as a cartoon maybe with a little twist? Compliance!


thejoeycramer

That would be cooooool! haha!

robot_pirate_ghost

Joey - I'm late to this AMA and you've graciously answered so many questions already, but I still wanted to thank you.

Flight of the Navigator became my family's "feel better movie." Whenever we stayed home from school sick, my mom would let us watch it. It took on a whole new meaning because after watching it, we would actually feel better. I watched it as an adult too and literally just suggested to my mom yesterday that she could watch it to help her through her difficult recovery from surgery. That movie and all the people that brought it to life have helped us through so much. I'm very grateful. Thank you.

Also, we really enjoyed I-man. Sure, the visual effects are cheesy by today's standards, but the story and music are great. And your performance with Scott Bakula was awesome. Do you have any memories from that movie that you'd like to share?


thejoeycramer

Thank you Ill say again what a gift it is to be part of a film that affects people in such a positive way!

I-Man was super fun, lots of action scenes, stunts etc.... when I first did the " Falling through the skylight" stunt I got some weird dust in my eyes so we had to rethink the stunt and eventually it worked out!

isobane

Hey Joey, huge fan. Flight was one of, if not my absolute favorite movie growing up. As a kid I wanted a little habitat type thing with all the different creatures.

Loved the movie, still watch it at least yearly to this day.

Forgot to ask my question the first time, lol.

What sorts of things did you learn during the movie making process that you carried with you through life? Any disassociation with movies after having been behind the scenes on one?


thejoeycramer

Hi! Thank you.

Some things I carried with me were, and have helped me over past years getting my life back on track:

Always be yourself, Do what you love and success will follow, and at end of the day, Family and friends are what matter most!

No real disconnect with movies after.... I was always fascinated with movie magic and storytelling so I can still immerse myself in a film and be swept away!

ecclasates

Flight of the Navigator is my favourite film of all time. I have watched it more than any other movie in my life. It changed my life as a child. I would love to see a sequel that continued on from the original, and you would have to be in it or I wouldnt even give it the time of day.

How is life going for you now? What are you doing with yourself?


thejoeycramer

Wow! Thank you. That means so much and Ive heard so many people say FOTN changed their life or helped them through tough times! I feel so grateful to be a part of that!

If you watch our documentary LATN it'll give you a glimpse into where Im at these days and I'm working hard to get back on the silver screen!

westbee

On a rewatch of the movie, I noticed on the floor that there was a tile in the shape of the Flux Capacitor from Back to the Future.

Looking at the release dates of both movies, Flight of the Navigator was released literally months after Back to the Future.

I haven't seen any thing to confirm that it is a nod to that movie online. But is it an easter egg within the movie? Thanks!!


thejoeycramer

Hmmm..... not that I know of! Maybe coincidence ! Cool tho! ima look for that.

Indylicious

Did you get to keep that lil guy that you snuck home with you in your pocket? I LOVED the difference specimens Max had in his collection, that was my favorite part and I always hoped you got to keep that little puppet. Thanks for the AMA it's really interesting!


thejoeycramer

I know! Pretty fantastic creatures even today

didn't get the original, but a dear friend made me a really wonderful replica Puckmarin! I bring it to Comic Cons!

niddelicious

Have you read your own Wikipedia page?

And do you disagree with anything in it?


thejoeycramer

I have read it and there are definitely some discrepancies.... but haven't looked in a while.

It was careless "storage" of a firearm not "use" An antique rifle I was transporting from a cabin to friends house.

Some other things, but past is past and I hope people won't judge me on what I've "done" but how I live my life "now"

warpedspockclone

Hey man, nice to see you. What would be your summary of your documentary, and how can I find it?

I've watched FOTN a ton, probably 3 months ago most recently. I saw a reddit post about you a while ago that said life threw you some curve balls. Hope you're doing well.


thejoeycramer

Thanks man! I don't think Im technically allowed to promote on here? but if you Google Im sure you'll find it !

Molang3

Absolutely loved this movie growing up!! Thanks for doing an AMA! I haven’t scrolled through all the questions so I apologize if this has been asked but were the alien props giant or was it perspective trickery?


thejoeycramer

HI! most everything was "life sized" the Ship was full size and the creatures were as well! made it really easy to live in that world as David !

WillofRivia

Hey Joey, always watched this movie every saturday on vhs and still watch it when i can to this day as the was always my favourite live action kids movie.. My question always was; What was the 2nd class manoeuvre? :)


thejoeycramer

Lol! That is a good question !! I'll remember that when writing ideas for a sequel!

erik4121

Hey Joey, loved this movie since I was 10 when it came out. How do you think it compares to other movies that are similar to it like Space Camp, DARYL, Explorers and Cloak and Dagger?


thejoeycramer

Don't like to compare, but LOVED Cloak and Dagger!! thanks for reminding me!

SANAFABICH

What are you doing nowadays?


thejoeycramer

Hi! Im being a part time dad, studying acting to live my dreams again, after releasing our documentary and having fun connecting with people who love FOTN after all these years!

Steven8786

Flight of the Navigator was (and still is) one of my favourite movies.

Umm... what topping do you like on your pizza?


thejoeycramer

Haha! I like a BBQ Hawiian Chicken Pizza !!

To-the-hilt

Hey Joey. Sorry I missed this but I hope to catch you another time.

Me and my wife watched the documentary then the film again. I was blown away by your story of success and the aftermath. You really are a courageous man and I was really affected by it.

I grew up watching FotN, I’m 42 now and have recently been off work due to unresolved problems in my past and I genuinely felt for you in the doc and it really help me get perspective on some things and has helped push me forward in my recovery so I want to thank you for that.

If I had one question it would be... would you rather fight 1 horse sized duck or 100 duck sized horses?

Sorry I couldn’t resist.

Thanks again for being so open and showing the world what you’ve been through and all the good things you are doing now.


thejoeycramer

Thank you. keep it up friend you git this !!!

Haha! I think Id rather find a way to "befriend" either choice ! That'd be CRAZY COOL!

but if I HAD to choose. A horse sized Duck!

TizardPaperclip

Your acting in Flight of the Navigator was phenomenal. I was about your age when I saw it, and vividly remember the scene where the future-people were trying to discern where you'd come from. They asked you who the president was, and you said, in a kinda sad/exasperated/angry voice: "Jimmy Carter, of course!".

That was when the reality of your character's situation hit me, and I was completely invested in the story. And of course, it only got more intense from there, with the bittersweet reunion with your brother, and your slow acceptance of your new reality. I felt like I was right there beside you.

So be honest: Was this just a result of really good direction, or did you (just a young kid), have some kind of technique for realism? I've never forgotten those scenes.


thejoeycramer

Thank You ... Randal is an amazing director. and I just had a natural ability to put myself in David 's shoes. I really felt it all.

Stryker412

Not sure if you’re still checking these but besides FOTN one of my other favorite movies growing up was I-Man. Can you tell us what it was like to work with Scott Bakula? What that whole experience was like for you? Would love to see a revival of that one!


thejoeycramer

Hi! ahhh cool! I-Man. Scott was great! He gave me my first Royal Stetson hat(kinda like "Indy's" ) and that movie was lots of fun to do! even got to do some of my own stunts! Falling through the Skylight etc.... every boys dream to be Indestructible !!

TheFeatureFilm

Oh my gosh - Flight of the Navigator was one of the defining movies of my childhood. I'm so glad you're here and doing well and still working in the industry!

My question for you would be, what's your favorite 80s movie?

Thank you for bringing immense joy to generations people. Say hi to Max for me!


thejoeycramer

was asked this recently and my first thought was THE LOST BOYS. even though there are so many great 80s movies! that one killed!

Nairbfs79

One of my favorite movies as a child of the 80s. How did they make all the alien specimens on the ship? And what was it like to work with Sarah Jessica Parker?


thejoeycramer

Best way to answer is check out our documentary ! thank you.

RockSnarlie

Joey! Love FotN! It was a staple right next to Star Wars and Willow. Q: How far do you think you could throw a toad?


thejoeycramer

Hey! Id never Throw a poor Toad.... lol! if I could even catch one!

xanthopants

Do you have any navigator props or memorabilia? Pics please 🙏


thejoeycramer

No props, couple things from the premier , I posted pics on IG. thx

EpicAndroid

Do you have any pets, and, if so, are any named "Bruiser?"


thejoeycramer

lol! maybe someday !

StrokeMyAxe

37 years old. Not a year goes by that I don’t imagine what it was like to experience that adventure. FOTN was a movie that changed and inspired me. That feeling I had when I first saw it has always stayed with me.

I imagine there are so many moments while filming that stick with you and shape you. What were some of the moments that stayed with you and shaped you (and maybe continue to shape you) as a person today?


thejoeycramer

Hi! So wonderful how movies can touch our hearts forever!! thank you

Be yourself.

Enjoy every experience, nothing lasts forever.

Follow your heart and dreams.... believe and they will come true.

jebus3rd

Flight of the navigator is my favorite film of all time. It got me into sci-fi and I can't wait to watch it again..

Thanks for your part (obviously very major part) in the film.

I can't really think of a question....

What do you believe life is all about?

I know that's very open ended lol but hey worth a shot....

Also do you game at all?

Peace and love to you....


thejoeycramer

I don't game these days! Long ago ..... like the first HALO and MATRIX on Xbox lol! Or SEGA HOCKEY!!

I think life is about following our hearts, being connected to others, and mostly LOVE and FAMILY

Same to you

corndevil82

Does your kids like Your movies? I’ve always wanted to ask an actor this? Flight is an amazing movie btw?


thejoeycramer

well my daughter is just coming to the age where she can watch, so hopefully she likes it! hard to compete with Frozen and JoJo tho! lol!

Thank you.

deicous

Hey joey, what’s your favorite sailing ship?


thejoeycramer

I don't sail, so hard to say. BUT didn't they have a cool "sailing spaceship" in TIME BANDITS? that would be Rad!

3BaaDy

What do you think of Childish Gambino’s song, Flight of the Navigator?


thejoeycramer

Its pretty trippy and kinda sad in ways. I love Donald Glover, love to work with him someday. Always wondered if the song related to the movie at all?

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