1982: best year EVER

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  1. Shat Happens

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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.
     
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  3. Shat Happens

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    The proper forum.
     
  5. Sindatur

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  6. davejames

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    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.
     
  7. Pingfah

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    You forgot The Thing, probably one of the top 3 sci-fi horrors ever made.
     
  8. Out Of My Vulcan Mind

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    On the fantasy side of things, 1982 also had Conan the Barbarian.
     
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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.
     
  11. ManOnTheWave

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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.
     
  12. TemporalFlux

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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.
     
  13. Shazam!

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    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...
     
  14. Nerys Myk

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    Damn, I went to a lot of movies in the 80s.
     
  15. Tulin

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    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!!!!!
     
  16. davejames

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    As many great scifi movies as there has been since then, there's just something about those 80s movies that makes them seem a bit more magical I think. Probably because of the heavy reliance on models and puppets and old school, often hand-animated visual effects (think the proton streams from Ghostbusters), which were so much bolder and more colorful than the kind of generic, computerized look that came later with CGI.
     
  17. Push The Button

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    Saw The Wrath of Khan four times that summer. Now, my wife and I might see a movie in an actual theater once a year.

    It was a great year for movies. Ah, you're only young once, I suppose.

    Actually, our last three theater visits were all Trek related, the two JJ films and the TNG Best of Both Worlds screening.
     
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  18. Tosk

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    Let's just all agree that growing up on '80s movies was fuckin' awesome. :D
     
  19. cylkoth

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    What's remarkable, is the variety offered during both these years. Space opera, fantasy, superhero, action adventure. While the last 2 years have given us space opera (Prometheus, Trek, Ender's Game) and of course, super-heroics, it feels, at least to me, a little more... blander now (hoards of teen sparkling vampires and werewolves) than those 2 lists show.
    Perhaps it's just the haze of nostalgia making it seem better than the present.
     
  20. Push The Button

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    1982 also had Airplane II, where we not only see Shatner in a great over-the-top performance, but (as far as I know) the only big-screen appearance of the pre-refit Enterprise (prior to the recent rescreenings or other special events, of course). My cousin and I were so into Trek at the time, we both applauded when it came onscreen.
     

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