#41 – Blockbuster Films Part I: The Rise of CGI

S2E18: Catch-Up Episode #7: Sci-Fi Action Movies A Reader's History of Science Fiction

In this episode, I give an overview of recent action movies in the sci-fi genre. Movie recommendation: Everything Everywhere All at Once Other movies discussed: Tenet Free Guy The Matrix: Resurrections
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  4. S2E15: Religion in Sci-Fi
  5. S2E14: Margaret Weitekamp Interview

In the 1980s and ’90s, blockbuster films became a staple of Hollywood and of science fiction, and their rise went hand in hand with the development of CGI technology. In this episode, we explore the ways CGI has contributed to sci-fi over the years.

Movie recommendation: Jurassic Park

Sheldon Hall on the origin of the term “blockbuster.”
Documentary on the making of Independence Day.

Other movies discussed:
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Independence Day
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About Alex R. Howe

I'm a full-time astrophysicist and a part-time science fiction writer.
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1 Response to #41 – Blockbuster Films Part I: The Rise of CGI

  1. HI, Alex. I’m enjoying your episodes. You do a great job. Do you have transcripts of your broadcasts? Sometimes I don’t have the time to listen to the entire audio file, but if I have text I can glance through it more quickly.

    I enjoy listening, though! You have a wonderful speaking voice.

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