ET the Extra-Terrestrial | Saturday Doobie Feature Ep. 104 | Movies and Marijuana Podcast

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E.T. | Saturday Doobie Feature | Movies & Marijuana Podcast | Episode 104


NEW Saturday Doobie Feature! Justin and Cory are back for more silver screen smoking, this week with classic Spielberg coming of age story, ET the Extra-Terrestrial. With the help of their favorite strains, Justin and Cory dissect what makes E.T. such a classic.  Let’s help E.T. phone home!

Spark your favorite strains and enjoy the show:


About the Movie:

Young alien traveler becomes stranded on Earth and befriends a young boy named Elliott (Henry Thomas). Elliott dubs the creature E.T. and introduces him to his little sister, Gertie (Drew Barrymore) and their older brother. E.T. performs miracles with his human friends but falls ill and is eventually taken by force by government officials. ET and Elliott escape their clutches and send ET back to his family, while Elliott finds his place in his own Earth family.

Supposedly, Spielberg based the character on the imaginary friend he created after his parents’ divorce in 1960. In 1980, Spielberg met screenwriter, Mathison, and developed a new story from the stalled sci-fi horror film project Night Skies.

The film was shot from September to December 1981 in California on a budget of US$10.5 million. Unlike many films, Spielberg filmed in chronological order, to facilitate convincing emotional performances from his young cast.

Credit: Photo by Rex Features (379758f) STEVEN SPIELBERG AND HENRY THOMAS 'ET: THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL' SPECIAL EDITION - APR 2002

Credit: Photo by Rex Features (379758f)
STEVEN SPIELBERG AND HENRY THOMAS
‘ET: THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL’ SPECIAL EDITION – APR 2002

Released by Universal Pictures, E.T was an immediate blockbuster. It surpassed Star Wars to become the highest-grossing film of all time—a record held for eleven years until another Spielberg special effects bonanza, Jurassic Park, surpassed it in 1993.

It wins the 80s box office. Widely regarded as one of Spielberg’s finest, critics similarly hailed it as a timeless story of friendship, putting it atop the list of greatest science fiction film ever made in a Rotten Tomatoes survey. It was re-released in 1985, and then again in 2002 to celebrate its 20th anniversary, with altered shots and additional scenes.

Credit: Photo by Everett Collection / Rex Features (430770q) Director Steven Spielberg, Drew Barrymore on the set of 'ET The Extra Terrestrial' 1982

Credit: Photo by Everett Collection / Rex Features (430770q)
Director Steven Spielberg, Drew Barrymore on the set of ‘ET The Extra Terrestrial’ 1982

Most films go through several drafts before the final shooting script, but Melissa Mathison’s first draft is what Spielberg used during the shoot of the film. Instead of continuously revising individual drafts, Spielberg presented Mathison with the general narrative plot for her to round out. She wrote for five straight days and then went through with him for feedback.  Spielberg later called the finished  screenplay “the best first draft I’ve ever read.”

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Produced by: Kathleen Kennedy & Steven Spielberg
Written by: Melissa Mathison
Starring: Dee Wallace, Peter Coyote, Henry Thomas, Robert MacNaughton and Drew Barrymore
Music by : John Williams
Cinematography: Allen Daviau
Edited by: Carol Littleton
Production Company: Amblin Entertainment
Distributed by: Universal Pictures
Release Date: May 26, 1982 (Cannes) & June 11, 1982 (United States)
Running time: 114 minutes
Language: English
Budget: $10.5 million
Box office: $792.9 million

Strains

Tahoe OG – Tahoe OG is the perfect rainy day strain. Strong and fast-acting, you may not want to use this strain when you’re planning to leave the house. Great for those suffering from insomnia, pain, or lack of appetite, Tahoe OG has made a name for itself among other indicas. A top nighttime strain, it provides an extremely lazy, heavy body sensation. Due to superb breeding, Tahoe OG embodies all of the typical indica effects with an added euphoric, sativa-like kick. This strain features an earthy, lemon taste, and is a phenotype of OG Kush. Maturing at around 10 weeks, Tahoe OG is a must-try for those looking for a great night’s sleep. – Provided by The Strain

Vader Extracts Nebula (Shatter) – The Nebula marijuana strain was bred by Paradise Seeds in 1996. Its name means “Starcloud” and it has been known to “twinkle” with THC coating, with a head and body buzz described as intense and almost psychedelic. The buds have been known to smell and taste like honey, and flowering time is a minimum of 9 weeks. Nebula has won many awards, including 3rd place in the sativa category at the High Times Cannabis Cup in 1999 and 2nd place in 2005. It also took 3rd place at the Highlife Cup in 2004 in the Hydro category, and 1st place at the Copa La Bella Flor Spain in 2005. Vader Extracts is a California-based extraction company that specializes in BHO. They took home first place for best booth at the 2014 Bay Area Medical Cannabis Cup. – Provided by Green Wolf LA

KIVA Confections (Edibles):

Dark Chocolate Expresso Beans – KIVA Terra Bites are crafted from micro-roasted Tanzanian coffee beans and coated in Kiva Dark Chocolate. With 5MG of THC per bite, Terra offers dosing that is as convenient as it is delicious. The reclosable container makes it easy to enjoy a little now, and with 120mg THC in each tin, a little later, too. All Natural Ingredients: Semisweet Chocolate ( Sugar, Unsweetened Chocolate, Cocoa Butter, Potassium Carbonate, Sunflower Lecithin, Vanilla), Espresso Bean, Cocoa Powder, Gum Arabic, Confectioners Glaze, Natural Flavor, Cannabis Extract, Glucose Syrup.*Available in California and Arizona. – Provided by The California Weed Blog

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Justin Gentile
Twitter: @justin_gentile

Cory Kotas
Twitter: @CoryKotas

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Sourced: Leafly, MentalFloss.com, Digital Spy, IMDB, and Wikipedia

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