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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Escape from New York (1981)

Escape from New York Quote: “I don’t give a fu*k about your war… or your president. ” – Snake Plissken” Porter Two dystopian American films from the ’80s are huge in Norway: “Blade Runner” and “Escape from New York.” We shat all over the former, so Norwegian listener Per T....

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Videodrome (1983)

Videodrome Quote: “Death to Videodrome! Long live the new flesh!” – Max Renn The story behind this week’s commissioned film review could be a movie of its own: The loving wife of a northern England postman secretly saves the money to hire three misfit Americans to surprise him with a...

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Demolition Man (1993)

Demolition Man Quote: “Looks like he matched his meet, you really licked his ass.” – Lenina Huxley Why would anyone pay us to review a 1993 action-comedy starring an aging Sylvester Stallone and over-the-top Wesley Snipes? Because it’s incredibly easy to watch and superbly entertaining. “Demolition Man” is a ’90s...

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Robocop (1987)

RoboCop Quote: “Dead or alive, you’re coming with me!” – Alex J. Murphy/Robocop The original Shat The Movies trio is back! Roger Roeper joins Dick Ebert and Gene Lyons to review the dystopian Detroit crime classic “Robocop.” Like most Paul Verhoeven movies, “Robocop” has spoof commercials, gratuitous violence, and co-ed...

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Back to The Future (1985) Encore Presentation

Back to The Future Quote: “Don’t worry. As long as you hit that wire with the connecting hook at precisely eighty-eight miles per hour the instant the lightning strikes the tower… everything will be fine.” – Dr. Emmett Brown This week, our Best Of series takes us back in time...

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Predator 2 (1990) Encore Presentation

Predator 2 Quote: “You can’t see the eyes of the demon, until him come callin” – King Willie Predator rocked the barrier between action and sci-fi when Arnold Schwarzenegger battled a new kind of enemy in 1987. This isn’t that movie. On its face, taking the thrilling Predator formula and...

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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...