E30 Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)


Krissy and Nathan continue the anniversary specials with Nathan’s pick- Raiders of the Lost Ark! Join us as we adventure through this truly most excellent movie!

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1981: Raiders of the Lost Ark

IMDB Says… In 1936, archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before Adolf Hitler’s Nazis can obtain its awesome powers.

Deep Cut Recommendations

As we all know, IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes and awesome places like that will always give you some recommendations… People who liked THIS also liked THIS. Your Most Excellent Hosts have their own recommendations, perhaps a bit further off the beaten track.

Krissy recommends Disneyland, in particular Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Forbidden Eye!

Nathan recommends the transcripts of Speilberg, Lucas and Kasdan brainstorming what would become Indiana Jones. Find it here: http://maddogmovies.com/almost/scripts/raidersstoryconference1978.pdf 

While you are at it… check out the newest episode of Voyage Trekkers…. put faces to your favorite podcast guest voices!

What’s Next?

Next up on the Most Excellent 80s Movies Podcast we are jumping into the world of epic fantasy and babies!


IMDB Says… A reluctant dwarf must play a critical role in protecting a special baby from an evil queen.

Listen to E28: Buckaroo Banzai (1984)

Listen to E29: The Princess Bride (1987)