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Starlog Archives: Bob Gale’s Dr. Strange


Following the unexpected success of Back to the Future, writer Bob Gale could do just about anything he wanted.  That meant overseeing a movie adaptation of The Shadow that would never be made and writing the script for an unproduced Dr Strange movie.  Now that Marvel’s Sorcerer Supreme is finally making his big screen debut later this year, I thought it would be fun to read an interview with Gale from the September 1986 issue of Starlog in which he discusses his take on the character.

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Totally Awesome Facts You Need to Know About Back to the Future


Back to the Future Day

It’s been thirty years since the release of the science fiction comedy, Back to the Future.  Today is not the actual anniversary of the movie’s release date.  But it is Back to the Future Day.  According to the sequel, Back to the Future Part II, today is the day that Marty McFly and Doc Brown use the DeLorean to travel thirty years into their future in order to save Marty’s kids and set up two sequels.  So welcome to the 21st century, Marty.  Sorry to say, we still need roads.  But we do have some totally awesome facts you need to know about Back to the Future!

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Movies of 1985 Bracket Game Winner!


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Our look back at 1985 comes to a predictable end as we go Back to the Future.  Thirty years ago, the story of a boy who travels back in time thirty years to see what his parents were like when they were his age was a critical and commercial smash.  Thirty years later in our present (Marty’s future), the movie still holds up as a pop culture touchstone.  It’s the rare piece of entertainment that plays across generations.

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Movies of 1985 Bracket Game: Brazil Vs. Back to the Future


Brazil Vs Back to the Future

With the start of a new year, there’s a whole new slate of movies to look forward to.  Hollywood is hoping 2015 will be a better year at the movies than 2014 was.  But how will the movies of the new year stack up against the movies from 30 years ago?  1985 gave us some classic movies and its share of forgettable ones as well.  In this month’s bracket game we’re going back in time to 1985 to pick our favorites from 30 years ago!

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Movies of 1985 Bracket Game: Back to the Future Vs. Weird Science


Back to the Future Vs Weird Science

With the start of a new year, there’s a whole new slate of movies to look forward to.  Hollywood is hoping 2015 will be a better year at the movies than 2014 was.  But how will the movies of the new year stack up against the movies from 30 years ago?  1985 gave us some classic movies and its share of forgettable ones as well.  In this month’s bracket game we’re going back in time to 1985 to pick our favorites from 30 years ago!

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Movies of 1985 Bracket Game: Back to the Future Vs. The Color Purple


Color Purple Vs Back to the Future

With the start of a new year, there’s a whole new slate of movies to look forward to.  Hollywood is hoping 2015 will be a better year at the movies than 2014 was.  But how will the movies of the new year stack up against the movies from 30 years ago?  1985 gave us some classic movies and its share of forgettable ones as well.  In this month’s bracket game we’re going back in time to 1985 to pick our favorites from 30 years ago!

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Movies of 1985 Bracket Game: Back to the Future Vs. Fletch


Fletch vs Back to the Future

With the start of a new year, there’s a whole new slate of movies to look forward to.  Hollywood is hoping 2015 will be a better year at the movies than 2014 was.  But how will the movies of the new year stack up against the movies from 30 years ago.  1985 gave us some classic movies and its share of forgettable ones.  In this month’s bracket game we’re going back in time to 1985 to pick our favorites from 30 years ago!

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Lebeau’s Le Show: Episode 008 – Time Travel


Time Travel

A while back Daffy and I were approached by Dan of Annie and Danny’s FastPass Podcast to do a show on time travel movies.  Since coming up with topics is hard, Daffy and I decided to steal Dan’s idea  take him up on his offer.  We were finally able to master time enough to line up all three of our schedules to talk time travel.  So Dan becomes our first-ever guest star here on Le Show.

But it wasn’t just Dan joining us this time.  We also took feedback from the wonderful readers here at Le Blog.  About a week before we recorded, I posted a survey asking you guys what you wanted to hear about in a time travel show.  The response was overwhelming.  So we’ll probably continue to seek your input for future podcasts.  For this episode, we had you guys rank eight time travel comedies and eight action/adventure movies.

We’re obviously going to cover the classics like Back to the Future and The Terminator.  But Daffy dives deep with some scholarly research.  We also look at the indie comedy, Safety Not Guaranteed and everyone wishes they had found the time to watch Primer.  Special guest time travel expert Dan disses Star Trek and praise Jean-Claude Van Damme.  And we all talk about what we would do if we could travel through time.

The show is embedded after the jump.  Hope you like it.

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What the Hell Happened to Lea Thompson?


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Lea Thompson

Lea Thompson is best known for playing Michael J. Fox’s mom in the Back to the Future trilogy.  For most of the 80’s, she seemed like an actress poised for stardom.  But when the decade ended, Thompson’s movie career dried up.  From there, she transitioned into television.  First as the star of her own sitcom and then in frequent made-for-TV-movies.  Despite having worked steadily for more than three decades, Thompson never achieved A-list status.

What the hell happened?

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What the Hell Happened to Billy Zane?


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Billy Zane

Billy Zane got his start in one of the most beloved science fiction movies of the 80’s.  He gained popularity on one of the quirkiest TV shows of the 90s.  And he played the least-loved character in what was at the time the highest-grossing movie ever.  His list of credits include several popular films.  But when the handsome actor tried to transition into leading man roles, something didn’t click.  Zane has worked steadily since 1985, but somehow he never became a household name.

What the hell happened?

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