How 1982 Made the Summer Blockbuster

Will, Kat and Jon discuss current (mostly Top Gun related) 80s news including how the Top Gun them was originally for a comedy and whether Val Kilmer has made his last acting appearance. Will challenges Kat and Jon to an apparently difficult Val Kilmer movie game. Then, the trio speaks with entertainment journalist Jeremy Smith about how 1982 changed movies forever.

Introduction – :30

Announcements – 2:14

Will appearing at Anime Ohio on June 18. Visit for tickets and more information.

Jon appearing at SFGE2022 from July 15-17. Visit and use GENXGROWNUP for $5 off your ticket.

1980s News – 4:46

Val Kilmer Movie Game – 22:35

1980s Summer Blockbuster Recollections – 29:27

Chat with Jeremy Smith – 40:27

Wrap-Up and Thank You – 1:16:21

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