Sci Fi Movie Podcast Close Encounters of the Third Kind


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Hosted by Remi Lavictoire, Jonathan Colbon and Ian Fults

Podcast length: 1:03:09

Sci Fi Movie Podcast CE3K PosterThis time on The Sci-Fi Movie Podcast, we’re digging deeper into “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” from 1977, directed by Steven Spielberg.

The Positive
It was unanimous that CE3K is absolutely crucial Sci-Fi watching.  At the same time, it’s a big scale story about our first contact with Extraterrestrials, and also an intimate story about how individual lives are impacted by first contact with an Alien Intelligence.  It’s accessible by the entire family and will be great food for conversation after watching.  It’s fascinating to watch our main characters slowly uncover the mystery that builds to climax at Devil’s Tower in Wyoming.

The Negative
It was tough finding things significantly wrong with CE3K, we did find some of the sequences tended to go a bit too long and the ending seemed a bit anti-climactic.  We keep in mind, though, that in this day and age, we tend to be a bit ‘attention deficit’.  Ian found it hard to believe that all the people in the story eventually end up in the same place, and Jonathan found it somewhat unbelievable that our main character would abandon his family to board the Alien ship.

The Verdict
Close Encounters of the Third Kind is a realistic and plausible example of how Humanity’s first encounter with Extraterrestrial Life. It’s a bit slow compared to the pace of today’s movies, but if you’re patient, you’ll find Close Encounters to be a treat that’s worth the wait.

Director: Steven Spielberg

Writer: Steven Spielberg

Richard Dreyfuss – Roy Neary
Francois Truffaut – Lacombe
Teri Garr – Ronnie Neary
Melinda Dillon – Jillian Guiler
Bob Balaban – David Laughlin

Devil’s Tower – Here’s where it really is!

Devil's Tower Wyoming

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Close Encounters Movie Trailer

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Sci Fi Movie Podcast Close Encounters of the Third Kind