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Must-Watch Sci-Fi and Fantasy Movies: Star Wars, Labyrinth, Ghostbusters, and More!

About The Guest(s): 

Chris Rogers and Tracy Shackelford are the hosts of the podcast "C Your Ts." They are both film enthusiasts and love discussing movies and pop culture.

Summary: 

In this episode, Chris and Tracy discuss their list of must-watch sci-fi and fantasy movies. They emphasize that these movies are essential for anyone who wants to be part of the pop culture conversation. They provide a watch order for the Star Wars franchise, discuss the influence of movies like Blade Runner and The Matrix, and highlight the cultural impact of films like Ghostbusters, The Princess Bride, and Jurassic Park. They also touch on the significance of the film Close Encounters of the Third Kind and its director, Steven Spielberg. The conversation concludes with a discussion on the impact of the Star Trek franchise and its contributions to science and technology.

 

Key Takeaways:
  • The Star Wars franchise is a must-watch for anyone interested in pop culture, and there is a specific watch order for the movies and TV shows.

  • Blade Runner revolutionized the use of CGI and influenced the cyberpunk genre.

  • Ghostbusters and The Princess Bride are highly quotable and have become cult classics.

  • The Matrix introduced groundbreaking visual effects and has had a significant impact on pop culture.

  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind is a highly underrated film that deserves more recognition.

  • The Star Trek franchise has not only entertained audiences but has also influenced science and technology.

 

Quotes:
  • "The whole point of the list is for you. These are movies you need to watch if you want to be part of the conversation." - Chris Rogers

  • "The Matrix gave us so much in influential photography." - Tracy Shackelford

  • "Princess Bride is the number one most quotable film, 100%." - Chris Rogers

  • "Jurassic Park is a classic that has influenced the way we think about dinosaurs and has become a cultural touchstone." - Tracy Shackelford

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