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Hidden Figures (feat. Joe Ruppel, History Nerd) : Episode 82

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Hidden Figures

What: The story of a team of African-American women mathematicians and their contributions to the early American space program.
Directed by:  Theodore Melfi
Starring: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kirsten Dunst,Kevin Costner, Aldis Hodge

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WarGames (feat. Joe Ruppel, History Nerd) : Episode 76

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WarGames

What: Young Matthew Broderick accidentally almost hacks the planet.
Directed by: John Badham
Starring: Matthew Broderick, Ally Sheedy, John Wood

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Conan the Barbarian ’82 (feat. Joe Ruppel, History Nerd) : Episode 70

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Conan the Barbarian ’82

What: Arnold is awesome and cuts through a bunch of bad guys on his quest for revenge.
Directed by: John Milius
Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Earl Jones, Max Von Sydow

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The Island of Dr. Moreau (feat. Joe Ruppel, History Nerd) : Episode 62

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The Island of Dr Moreau

What: Marlon Brando goes to island, does creepy things to animals
Directed by: John Frankenheimer
Starring: Marlon Brando, Val Kilmer, David Thewlis, Fairuza Balk, Mark Dacascos, Ron Perlman

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Dracula (feat. Joe Ruppel, History Nerd) : Episode 58

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Bram Stoker’s Dracula

What: Vlad rages against all kinda of things as revenge for losing his wife.
Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola
Starring: Gary Oldman, Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins

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War of the Worlds (feat. Joe Ruppel, History Nerd) : Episode 31

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War of the Worlds

What: Tom Cruise and his kids try to survive a somewhat badly-planned alien attack.
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Starring: Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning, Tim Robbins

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Frankenstein (feat. Joe Ruppel, History Nerd) : Episode 29

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Frankenstein

What: The original 1931 adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein
Directed by: James Whale
Starring: Boris Karloff

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Starship Troopers : 006

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Starship Troopers

What: Paul Verhoven makes a scathing satire of the science fiction classic. Space marines kill bugs.
Directed by: Paul Verhoven
Starring: Casper Van Dien, Denise Richards, Dina Meyer, Jake Busey, Nieil Patrick Harriss

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