Tagged: Science Fiction

In the 1990s, the sci-fi genre reached new heights. With the advent of CG-character technology that was revolutionized in Terminator 2: Judgment Day and Jurassic Park, the tools available for filmmaking increased exponentially. The impossible was now possible, and ideas that were once non-viable in the feature film format were now able to be realized. Of course technology is only a tool—it can get you so far, but it’s story and character that determine whether a film will stand the test of time. But master filmmakers like James Cameron, Steven Spielberg, Luc Besson, and The Wachowskis seized upon these new opportunities and crafted sci-fi films that would endure for decades.

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Total Recall (1990)

Total Recall Quote: “You wouldn’t hurt me, would you sweetheart? Sweetheart, we’re married” – Lori Quaid The most expensive film of its day, “Total Recall” took Arnold Schwarzenegger’s career to new heights by adding star power like Sharon Stone, technological wonders like full body scanners, and philosophical questions about the...

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Dune (1984)

Dune Quote: “Remember, walk without rhythm and we won’t attract the worm. It will go to the thumper.” – Paul Atreides No ‘80s movie podcast featuring Kerri Gross would be complete without covering David Lynch’s sci-fi epic “Dune.” But after more than 100 episodes, Shat The Movies couldn’t seem to...

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Back to The Future Part II (1989)

Back to the Future Part II Quote: “Time traveling is just too dangerous.” – Dr. Emmett Brown Most sequels give us more of the same. “Back to The Future Part II” changed the game by giving us a world we’d never seen: hoverboards, Pac-Fax, VistaGlide, and filming two sequels back-to-back...

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Predator (1987)

Predator Quote: “Long Tall Sally, she built sweet, she got everything, that Uncle John need. Aw baby, I’m gonna have me some fun, I’m gonna have me some fun, I’m gonna have me some fun.” – Sergeant Mac Eliot It’s our 100th movie review! And we’ve been saving one very...

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WarGames (1983)

WarGames Quote: “Goddammit, I’d piss on a spark plug if I thought it’d do any good!” – General Beringer “WarGames” changed the way ’80s kids looked at video games, computers, and the threat of nuclear annihilation. But in the age of smartphones and wireless Internet, does this 1983 geek-gasm still...

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Tron (1982)

Tron Quote: “Games? You want games, I’ll give you games ” – Kevin Flynn Disney’s “Tron” digitally dazzled the world as revolutionary work of art: the identity discs, the concept of a computerized world, and visuals that to this day haven’t been replicated in their inventiveness and effort. But one...

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Armageddon (1998)

Armageddon Quote: “So am I. And I’m not so optimistic. We spend 250 billion dollars a year on defense. And here we are. The fate of the planet is in the hands of a bunch of retards I wouldn’t trust with a potato gun.” – General Kimsey “Armageddon” showed us...

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The Terminator (1984)

The Terminator Quote: “I’m a friend of Sarah Connor. I was told she was here. Could I see her please?” – The Terminator Arnold Schwarzenegger plays the Terminator, a cyborg assassin sent back in time from 2029 to 1984 to kill Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton), whose son will one day...