The four-part docuseries Greatest Geek Year Ever: 1982 has been picked up by The CW and will air this summer!
1982 was an incredible year for movies, with the line-up including E.T., Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Poltergeist, John Carpenter’s The Thing, Conan the Barbarian, Friday the 13th Part III, The Beastmaster, Halloween III: Season of the Witch, Blade Runner, Swamp Thing, Megaforce, The Sword and the Sorcerer, the U.S. release of The Road Warrior… the list of awesomeness goes on and on. That’s why Mark A. Altman, Roger Lay Jr., Tom Vitale, and host Scott Mantz teamed up to craft the four-part docuseries Greatest Geek Year Ever: 1982… and that’s why JoBlo Movie Productions got involved with the project as an executive producer. We’ve been promoting this documentary for a while, and now we’re happy to announce that it has been picked up by The CW!
Deadline broke the news that Greatest Geek Year Ever: 1982 is part of The CW’s slate of original scripted and unscripted programming that will debut on the network throughout this summer. Here’s the information:
An inside look back at the greatest geek year in cinema ever, 1982, with stars, directors, writers, producers, critics and pop culture historians sharing their insights about such classic films as E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Blade Runner, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Poltergeist, Tron, and many more. Filled with exclusive interviews, rare behind the scenes footage and incredible never before seen clips in a fun, lively, no holds barred celebration of the legendary moviegoing year, GREATEST GEEK YEAR EVER: 1982 will take viewers behind the scenes of the biggest and most influential movies ever made at a time when fandom was in its infancy. GREATEST GEEK YEAR EVER: 1982 is written and produced by Mark A. Altman, directed and produced by Roger Lay, Jr. and executive produced by (JoBlo founder) Berge Garabedian. Scott Mantz, Thomas P. Vitale, Eric Carnagey and Aaron Rattner also serve as producers.
Our interview with Altman can be seen in the video embed at the top of this article. And here are a couple clips from Greatest Geek Year Ever: 1982 that we’ve shared in the past: you can check out a piece on The Sword and the Sorcerer at THIS LINK and a segment on Megaforce can be seen HERE.
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Originally published at https://www.joblo.com/greatest-geek-year-ever-1982-the-cw/