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Old June 6 2014, 12:30 PM   #1
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1982: best year EVER

Blade Runner. TRON. ET. And, of course, Star Trek II.

We sf fans wouldn't be here without them.

SF in general wouldn't be what it is without them, at least in movies and tv.
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Old June 6 2014, 01:58 PM   #2
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Re: 1982: best year EVER

Moving to SFF
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Old June 6 2014, 02:47 PM   #3
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what's SFF?
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Old June 6 2014, 02:49 PM   #4
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The proper forum.
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Old June 6 2014, 03:12 PM   #5
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Old June 6 2014, 04:30 PM   #6
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Re: 1982: best year EVER

People always talk about 1982, but for me it was only really TWOK and The Thing that I really cared about from that year (much as I admire Blade Runner, I've just never been able to love it as much as others).

For me it was actually 1984 that was the most special: Ghostbusters, Terminator, Temple of Doom, Gremlins, and Star Trek III. And heck, I'd probably throw Romancing the Stone in there too.
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Old June 6 2014, 04:46 PM   #7
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Blade Runner. TRON. ET. And, of course, Star Trek II.

We sf fans wouldn't be here without them.

SF in general wouldn't be what it is without them, at least in movies and tv.
You forgot The Thing, probably one of the top 3 sci-fi horrors ever made.
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Old June 6 2014, 04:52 PM   #8
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Re: 1982: best year EVER

On the fantasy side of things, 1982 also had Conan the Barbarian.
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Old June 6 2014, 05:00 PM   #9
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A lot of memorable movies! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1982_in_film
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Old June 6 2014, 05:43 PM   #10
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It was a such an embarrassing year of sci-fi riches that BLADE RUNNER and THE THING were released simultaneously.....


.......and both were cancelled out by E.T. anyway.
But their cults keep multiplying.


Except for TRON, most of the '82 films seem to have aged well.
It was also the the year the U.S. got to see THE ROAD WARRIOR.
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Old June 6 2014, 10:06 PM   #11
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Back in 2012, the Alamo Drafthouse ran showings of numerous 1982 films opening on their anniversaries. Got to see The Road Warrior, Star Trek II, Poltergeist, and Fast Times at Ridgemont High all on the big screen. I missed out on Conan the Barbarian, The Secret of NIMH, TRON, and The Dark Crystal.

I watched Blade Runner and The Thing at home.
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Old June 6 2014, 10:09 PM   #12
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1982 was also the debut of the He-man and the Masters of the Universe toy line; the cartoon followed starting in 1983.
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Old June 6 2014, 10:41 PM   #13
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davejames wrote: View Post
For me it was actually 1984 that was the most special: Ghostbusters, Terminator, Temple of Doom, Gremlins, and Star Trek III. And heck, I'd probably throw Romancing the Stone in there too.
I see your 1984 and raise you 1986:

Aliens
Big Trouble in Little China
Blue Velvet
"Crocodile" Dundee
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Flight of the Navigator
The Fly
The Golden Child
Highlander
Labyrinth
Little Shop of Horrors
The Mission
The Money Pit
Platoon
Short Circuit
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
¡Three Amigos!
Top Gun
The Transformers

To name a few...
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Old June 6 2014, 11:05 PM   #14
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Damn, I went to a lot of movies in the 80s.
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Old June 7 2014, 12:36 AM   #15
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Re: 1982: best year EVER

davejames wrote: View Post
People always talk about 1982, but for me it was only really TWOK and The Thing that I really cared about from that year (much as I admire Blade Runner, I've just never been able to love it as much as others).

For me it was actually 1984 that was the most special: Ghostbusters, Terminator, Temple of Doom, Gremlins, and Star Trek III. And heck, I'd probably throw Romancing the Stone in there too.
Yep - we're going through each film this year, as the date arrives, doing a thirty years viewing.

WONDERFUL year and GREAT memories!

Add in

The Last Starfighter
Conan The Destroyer
The Neverending Story
Dune
Starman
Repo Man
Greystoke
The Philadelphia Experiememt
Red Dawn
2010
Bucakroo Banzai
Dreamscape
CHUD
1984
Nightmare on Elm Street
Supergirl


and that's without the just great 80's films like

Beverly Hills Cop
The Karate Kid
Splash
Footloose
This Is Spinal Tap
Police Academy
Revenge of The Nerds
Electric Dreams



Uuuuummmmm............yeah.

I think 1984 wins HANDS DOWN!!!!!
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