Two years ago, we kicked off this website with a series of articles spotlighting the genre movies of what is still considered to this day to be the greatest summer blockbuster season ever – 1982. My staff of writers and I explored, analyzed, researched, and shared fond remembrances of geek culture classics like Tron, Blade Runner, The Thing, E.T., Wrath Of Khan, and more. Now, two years later, we’re launching an epic series commemorating the 30th anniversary of another titanic year for genre cinema, and this time, we aren’t just limiting it to summer movies.
The Geek League of America is proud to announce the fittinngly titled 1984: THE GREATEST YEAR II ELECTRIC BOOGALOO, the “sequel” to our 1982: The Greatest Year series. This new set of essays will cover the entire spectrum of cinema from the entire 1984 release slate, including bonafide classics like Ghostbusters, Gremlins, Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom, The Terminator, Dune, and many more.
This all-new series will begin on Friday, June 6, with Aaron Peterson’s recollections and analysis of the immortal comedy/sci-fi/horror classic Ghostbusters, and will continue throughout the week of June 9, and will probably end sometime around the 20th. So join us as we honor Gozer, Gizmo, Gurney, Xur and the Kodan armada, Sarah Connor, The Kwisatz Haderach, Falcor, Mola Ram, The Wolverines, and lots more on their 30th birthdays!