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Everything I Need to Know in Life I Learned from an 80s Sci-Fi flick



This week's episode of our Stuck in the 80s podcast focuses on sci-fi movies of the 80s. Ah yes, quite the fertile ground for uber-nerds. Two of the first three Star Wars films were in the 80s afterall. Plus, throw in another Harrison Ford classic -- Blade Runner -- and you wonder why he even bothered with other genres.

So to get us in the spirit of things, proof that everything we need to know we learned from an 80s science-fiction movie:
-- "Size matters not." (Empire Strikes Back)
-- "Give yourself to the Dark Side. It is the only way you can save your friends." (Return of the Jedi)
-- "Death is a primitive concept." (The Last Starfighter)
-- "Doomed is your soul and damned is your life." (Buckaroo Banzai)
-- "Do... or do not. There is no try." (Empire Strikes Back)
-- "Fear is the mind-killer." (Dune)
-- "If you've seen one Consumer Electronics Show, you've seen them all." (Tron)
-- "Things change. Always do. You'll get your chance!" (The Last Starfighter)
-- "Quite an experience to live in fear, isn't it?" (Blade Runner)
-- "A man should remember his past." (Escape from New York)
-- "Moods are for cattle and loveplay, not for fighting!" (Dune)
-- "Use your aggressive feelings, boy. Let the hate flow through you." (Return of the Jedi)
-- "Nothing is worse than having an itch you can never scratch! " (Blade Runner)
-- "All that is visible must grow beyond itself, and extend into the realm of the invisible." (Tron)
-- "Nobody gets to meet the Duke. You meet him once and then you're dead!" (Escape from New York)
-- "Don't be mean. We don't have to be mean because, remember, no matter where you go, there you are." (Buckaroo Banzai)

Fire off a comment and tell us your favorite 80s sci-fi movie, your favorite quotes and whatever else is rattling around, and we'll use it in our podcast this week.

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 2:16pm]


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