Finally, the episode you've waited all summer to experience, presented in stunning IMAX 70 mm with thunderous THX sound. You've got your tickets. You've got your popcorn. Now take your seat and tell the guy next to you how excited you are as we overwhelm you with the spectacle of summer movies.*
01:40 June 11, 1993
06:47 The Blank action figure
09:30 Interlude: Celebrity Jeopardy: Movies for $400
15:00 What made the blockbuster
20:45 The smart blockbuster
25:55 Interlude: Meco: "Star Wars"
26:57 The Star Wars phenomenon
33:50 Michael Bay: the successful joke
37:10 The Syfy-ification of summer blockbusters
39:25 Interlude: Huey Lewis & The News: "Back in Time"
47:40 "Teasers frustrate me."
49:05 Independence Day
56:10 We always win
*This episode was recorded prior to the event that took place in Aurora, Colorado on July 20, 2012. While it contains no direct references to The Dark Knight Rises, we apologize for any such associations that may come to mind and affirm that no disrespect is intended to the victims of that event.