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GetBlockbuster.com | Set in the 1970s, this hit immersive "biopod" miniseries tells the story of two big-dreaming filmmakers and friends, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, and how they turned their lives upside down to lead a movie revolution.

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GetBlockbuster.com | Set in the 1970s, this hit immersive "biopod" miniseries tells the story of two big-dreaming filmmakers and friends, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, and how they turned their lives upside down to lead a movie revolution.

    Episode VI: May 25, 1977

    Episode VI: May 25, 1977

    Season Finale. George and Steven first meet at a film festival. A startling surprise on Hollywood Boulevard. George and Steven build a sandcastle.
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    Set in the 1970s, this six-part original series tells the story of two big-dreaming filmmakers and friends, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, and how their personal, career and health struggles led to a movie revolution, and the greatest box office flop-turned-triumph of all time: Star Wars. 
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    • 26 min
    Episode V: The Music Calls

    Episode V: The Music Calls

    George Lucas screens his film for Steven Spielberg and his friends. John Williams records a masterpiece. Theaters reject Star Wars.
    Set in the 1970s, this six-part original series tells the story of two big-dreaming filmmakers and friends, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, and how their personal, career and health struggles led to a movie revolution, and the greatest box office flop-turned-triumph of all time: Star Wars. 
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    • 25 min
    Episode IV: Dreams Have Limits

    Episode IV: Dreams Have Limits

    George and Steven struggle with crews, imploding budgets and nature itself. A $40-million handshake. "The Star Wars" faces its biggest threat.
    Set in the 1970s, this six-part original series tells the story of two big-dreaming filmmakers and friends, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, and how their personal, career and health struggles led to a movie revolution, and the greatest box office flop-turned-triumph of all time: Star Wars. 
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    • 29 min
    Episode III: Another World

    Episode III: Another World

    Jaws is an international sensation. John Williams attends the Oscars. George and Steven embark on rival projects out of this world.
    Set in the 1970s, this six-part original series tells the story of two big-dreaming filmmakers and friends, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, and how their personal, career and health struggles led to a movie revolution, and the greatest box office flop-turned-triumph of all time: Star Wars. 
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    • 29 min
    Episode II: The Shark

    Episode II: The Shark

    The open ocean devours Steven. George finds a home for his space adventure. John Williams returns to film scoring with an inspired idea.
    Set in the 1970s, this six-part original series tells the story of two big-dreaming filmmakers and friends, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, and how their personal, career and health struggles led to a movie revolution, and the greatest box office flop-turned-triumph of all time: Star Wars. 
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    • 27 min
    Episode I: The World Builders

    Episode I: The World Builders

    Steven and George become allies. A tragedy stuns composer John Williams. Producers at Universal take a risk on a big idea.
    Set in the 1970s, this six-part original series tells the story of two big-dreaming filmmakers and friends, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, and how their personal, career and health struggles led to a movie revolution, and the greatest box office flop-turned-triumph of all time: Star Wars. 
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    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

Tbuelna ,

Incredible

I have listened to this entire podcast 5 times so far. It is incredible and very entertaining!! I never leave reviews, but owe it to this production to leave one. Can’t wait for the next season!!

Rich Ives ,

Excellent Podcast!

An enjoyable podcast for anyone, fan of American directors who left indelible marks on our psyche or otherwise, who loves the connectivity of innovators who ultimately change history.

To me it is reminiscent of Manet’s meetings in Café Guerbois, Paris, with like minded artists struggling in an antiquated stoic fine art world. It proves great minds think alike and rarely realize the impact they’ll have on the world.

I was just a kid when Jaws, Star Wars and Close Encounters premiered and fortunate enough to have a father who took me to see them so this resonates very deeply with me.

The sound quality and editing are both excellent, and the voice actors are attentive to say the least.

Thank You Matt Shrader & crew. I’m very much enjoying this podcast!

Rich Ives

Rebel Leia ,

Great Series! Well done!!

I enjoyed learning how George and Steven met and became friends. This series really had some great inside information into both of their worlds as they started out their careers and I loved how you also talked about John Williams and his major role and friendship with them as well. Well done!!

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