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Throwback Thursday: With No Melodrama or Space Battles, 2001 Is Still a Space Opera

Throwback Thursday examines films from the past, “classic” films that might not be in the current cultural zeitgeist but can still be important, interesting, fun, or all of the above. After a short overture, we’re brought into this film by the opening strains of Richard Strauss’s “Also sprach Zarathustra.” Then the tile card appears. Even if you haven’t seen the film, you’ll know by those musical strains what I’m talking about: 1968’s Stanley Kubrick classic 2001: A Space Odyssey. It’s rare...

Throwback Thursday: V stands for Visitor and Victory

Throwback Thursday examines films from the past, “classic” films that might not be in the current cultural zeitgeist but can still be important, interesting, fun, or all of the above. Before the term “binge-watching” became a thing, watching TV on your computer was possible, and cable channels dominated the ratings due to the fragmentation of audiences; the Big Three networks—CBS, NBC, and ABC—relied on event series to blow their competitors out of the water. One such event idea was...

Throwback Thursday: Jumping in the Way Back Machine to Watch Flight of the Navigator

Throwback Thursday examines films from the past, “classic” films that might not be in the current cultural zeitgeist but can still be important, interesting, fun, or all of the above. In 1982, the world was thrilled by the adventures of a boy and his alien, who just wanted to phone home. In 1986, audiences of a much smaller variety got to watch the adventures of an alien and his boy, who just wants to go home. I’m talking about...
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