LEAGUECAST – Episode #57: What Is The Definitive Sci-Fi Movie Of The 1980s?



The 1980s saw an absolute explosion of genre cinema that dealt with the underlying themes of the decade of excess — the isolation of a suburban existence, Cold War paranoia, control vs. free will, fear of technology overrunning humanity, and the ultimate horror of life after a nuclear holocaust. But which film is the defining, the greatest, the quintessential sci-fi film of the ’80s? That’s what Jeff, Shawn, Adam, and Aaron discuss on this week’s special episode of the LeagueCast! Join the guys as they talk about robotic cops, time-travelling teens, gamers turned starfighters, rogue android hunters, starship crews, acid-bleeding aliens, and all the sights and sounds of ’80s genre cinema! Also: A breakdown of the new Avengers: Age Of Ultron trailer!

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Jeff Carter

Jeff is the defining voice of his generation. Sadly, that generation exists only in an alternate dimension where George Lucas became supreme overlord of the Earth in 1979 and replaced every television broadcast and theatrical film on the planet with Star Wars and Godzilla movies. In this dimension, he’s just a guy from New England who likes writing snarky things about superheroes, monsters, and robots.

  • Guest

    Star Wars, by far. I’m actually not an AVID fan of any of these, but I like all of them. I just think that, as far as explosive popularity and discussions involving the titles go, Star Wars really took everyone by the reins.

    • Aaron Wood

      Definitely Star Wars, but we made the stipulation at the beginning of the podcast to NOT include those movies, or else it would have been a very short show. lol