Independence Day is Cool! – Talking About Tapes (#62)

July 2, 2021

The 4th of July is on its way so Tony and Newt decided to watch the 1996 classic, Independence Day. In this Podcast..

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The 4th of July is on its way so Tony and Newt decided to watch the 1996 classic, Independence Day. In this Podcast / Movie Review Tony and Newt will talk about the things that make Independence Day cool! Like the miniature cities they built and destroyed, the unique alien design, and the most patriotic speech ever put to film!

On July 2nd, communications systems worldwide are sent into chaos by a strange atmospheric interference. It is soon learned by the military that a number of enormous objects are on a collision course with Earth. At first thought to be meteors, they are later revealed to be gigantic spacecraft, piloted by a mysterious alien species. After attempts to communicate with the aliens go nowhere, David Levinson, an ex-scientist turned cable technician, discovers that the aliens are going to attack major points around the globe in less than a day. On July 3rd, the aliens all but obliterate New York, Los Angeles and Washington, as well as Paris, London, Houston and Moscow. The survivors set out in convoys towards Area 51, a strange government testing ground where it is rumored the military has a captured alien spacecraft of their own. The survivors devise a plan to fight back against the enslaving aliens, and July 4th becomes the day humanity will fight for its freedom. July 4th is their Independence Day…

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