Ep. 64 — Director’s Special Edition: Steven Spielberg

ET1982.For this episode, we start a series that will take a look at directors of speculative fiction movies, and what better place to start than Steven Spielberg?

Steve, Dr. Jayce, and Ben each go through their favorite three and least favorite three films directed by Spielberg, along with a favorite and least favorite film produced by him.

What Spielberg movie caused Dr. Jayce to want to be an actor?

What Spielberg movie would turn Ben into a blubbering idiot if he ever met Steven Spielberg on the street?

What movies are going to be on one person’s top three favorites and another person’s top three hated?

Is there ANY movie that all three of them can agree on?

Find out in this episode!




One response to “Ep. 64 — Director’s Special Edition: Steven Spielberg”

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    Andrew Musser

    Fun podcast. Just a couple of thoughts.

    I agree with everything you mentioned that made Jurassic Park appealing, but there was one more thing that made it special to me. It was the first film with good enough special effects to convince me that a decent Lord of the Rings film was possible. As soon as I saw those brachiosaurs at the start of the film, I was certain. Of course, I had no idea just how much special effects technology would improve in the years leading up to the filming of The Lord of the Rings, making it many times better than I had imagined from a technical standpoint.

    Sounds like I liked Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull better than you guys. It wasn’t a great film, but then again I wasn’t expecting a great film.I found it to be a mostly pleasant, if imperfect Indy romp. I didn’t mind the sci-fi theme, but I did mind the fact that the artifact was generic compared to the legendary ones in Raiders of the Lost Ark and The Last Crusade. I mean, compare: The Ark of the Covenant! The Holy Grail! And….some skull? Meh.

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