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Starcash: Luigi Cozzi Interview
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Starcash: Luigi Cozzi Interview

Luigi Cozzi, creator of the Star Wars knockoff Starcrash, discusses the sript based off of a film he had never even seen at the time.

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MST3K: Santa Versus Satan
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MST3K: Santa Versus Satan

This episode of Backlot features an interview with some MST3K crew and other experts as they llook back at this quirky Rene Cardona-directed movie and learn about things like Santa's superhero powers, how to insult people at Christmas, and much more.

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Freaks and Geeks
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Freaks and Geeks

Sit down with creator Paul Feig and executive producer Judd Apatow of the famed series as they discuss their careers and what it's like to work with a cast of future stars including Seth Rogen, Jason Segel, James Franco and more!

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Rock 'N' Roll High School
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Rock 'N' Roll High School

Get a backstage pass to Rock 'n' Roll High School, a Roger Corman production featuring iconic punk rockers The Ramones. If you ever wondered how they got the band to be in the movie, or where P.J. Soles got her wardrobe, Backlot has you covered in this interview with Arkush, Corman, Clint Howard, Joe Dante and more.

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Forbidden World: Interview with Roger Corman
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Forbidden World: Interview with Roger Corman

Interviews with Producer Roger Corman and Special Makeup Effects guru John Carl Beuchler.

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Dark Skies
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Dark Skies

In this interview with co-creators Brent Friedman and Bryce Zabel, and stars Eric Close and Megan Ward, we'll find out why this self-proclaimed "Forrest Gump meets War of the Worlds" show couldn't feature any government men in black suits, the daily challenges of setting a show in the 1960s, and why the creators wrote a series bible that spanned over 75 million years of history before pitching to networks.

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Piranha: The Making of Piranha
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Piranha: The Making of Piranha

Roger Corman, Joe Dante and many more talk about the special effects and go behind the scenes of Piranha.

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The Shadow
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The Shadow

In this interview with Alec Baldwin, director Russell Mulcahy, Penelope Ann Miller and more, you cam learn about the reasoning behind The Shadow's backstory in Tibet, how they gave the film the look of a 1930s classic and how an excellent supporting cast can add new dimensions to side characters.

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Kingdom of The Spiders
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Kingdom of The Spiders

William Shatner has had some very high profile acting gigs over the years, but he's also done his fair share of small cult films. Kingdom of the Spiders, a 1977 film about a town overrun by killer tarantulas, is one of the latter. Shatner sat down to talk about the movie and revealed some interesting tidbits.

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The Decline of Western Civilization I & III LACMA Panel
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The Decline of Western Civilization I & III LACMA Panel

In this panel at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, we take a look back at the film that captured the spirit of the Los Angeles punk rock scene in the late '70s, as well as the third film in the series, which shined a light on the lifestyle of homeless teens known as gutter punks. We'll learn how there's little difference between a punk band and its audience, why the third film in the series was so hard to find for so long, and why there wouldn't be any punk scene in LA without a man named Brendan Mullen.

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