1982 was quite the year for movies. Listing the titles is like a greatest hits of beloved cinema–Star Trek II:The Wrath of Khan, Conan the Barbarian, The Road Warrior, Blade Runner, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, John Carpenter’s The Thing, Poltergeist, The Dark Crystal, Creepshow, Rocky III, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Grease 2 (the SUPERIOR Grease movie), The Beastmaster, The Secret of NIMH, Megaforce (well…maybe not Megaforce)– all of them and many more made up the cinema landscape in 1982.
The films are given an in-depth look in 1982: Greatest Geek Year Ever!, a 4-part docuseries premiering on The CW this Saturday July 8th at 8pm ET/PT. The series looks at the movies with stars, directors, writers, producers, critics and pop culture historians sharing their insights into what makes them so great.
Cherry the Geek TV spoke with Scott Mantz and Thomas Vitale, two of the producers of 1982:Greatest Geek Year Ever! at last year’s San Diego Comic Con. We discussed the origin of the series, the people featured in it, and our favorite films of 1982 and why we think they’re so wonderful. It’s a fun interview. You can watch it by clicking on the link below.
1982:Greatest Geek Year Ever! is written and produced by Mark A. Altman, directed and produced by Roger Lay, Jr. and executive produced by Berge Garabedian. Scott Mantz, Thomas P. Vitale, Eric Carnagey and Aaron Rattner also serve as producers.
What are some of your favorite films of 1982? Let us know in the comments.