History Trivia / ETTheExtraterrestrial

20th Feb '18 8:22:20 PM Angeldeb82
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** Averted nicely unlike a lot of 80s movies. You can tell it was filmed in the 1980s due to the cars, the TV, and the family owning an Atari 2600, but it doesn't stick out like other examples. Many of the pop culture references they make like ''StarWars'' or ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' are still known by today's audiences.

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** Averted nicely unlike a lot of 80s movies. You can tell it was filmed in the 1980s due to the cars, the TV, and the family owning an Atari 2600, but it doesn't stick out like other examples. Many of the pop culture references they make like ''StarWars'' ''Franchise/StarWars'' or ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'' are still known by today's audiences.
20th Feb '18 8:21:18 PM Angeldeb82
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** Creator/StevenSpielberg has also stated that this movie is a StealthSequel to ''Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind''. To claims of Christian allegory ([[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic E.T. dying and being resurrected, the kids' mother who unwittingly adopts him being named "Mary" and the family's being redeemed and made whole through E.T.'s influence, etc.]]), however, Spielberg issued nothing but denials, joking that his JewishMother would have been upset with him if he'd set out to make anything like that.

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** Creator/StevenSpielberg has also stated that this movie is a StealthSequel to ''Film/CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind''. To claims of Christian allegory ([[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic ([[FauxSymbolism E.T. dying and being resurrected, the kids' mother who unwittingly adopts him being named "Mary" and the family's being redeemed and made whole through E.T.'s influence, etc.]]), however, Spielberg issued nothing but denials, joking that his JewishMother would have been upset with him if he'd set out to make anything like that.



* CreatorKiller: This game is often credited for the Great Crash of 1983, which annihilated Atari and Warner Bros.'s value. While [[{{Misblamed}} it didn't singlehandedly cause the Crash,]] it didn't exactly help matters, either. Atari boss Ray Kassar, who had already driven away several programmers that then founded Creator/{{Activision}} and demanded the game's short development timetable, was ousted from his position and he has not been affiliated with the entertainment world at all since 1983. Shortly afterward, Warner sold off Atari, and the classic developer completely lost all of its dominance when Creator/{{Nintendo}}, who broke off their attempted relationship and became a brand-new ArchEnemy, released the NES and ended the crash in 1985, but they were able to hang around for another decade until Atari's inability to recover from the crash culminated in the Atari Jaguar, which finished off the studio.

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* CreatorKiller: This game is often credited for the Great Crash of 1983, which annihilated Atari and Warner Bros.'s value. While [[{{Misblamed}} [[MisBlamed it didn't singlehandedly cause the Crash,]] Crash]], it didn't exactly help matters, either. Atari boss Ray Kassar, who had already driven away several programmers that then founded Creator/{{Activision}} and demanded the game's short development timetable, was ousted from his position and he has not been affiliated with the entertainment world at all since 1983. Shortly afterward, Warner sold off Atari, and the classic developer completely lost all of its dominance when Creator/{{Nintendo}}, who broke off their attempted relationship and became a brand-new ArchEnemy, released the NES and ended the crash in 1985, but they were able to hang around for another decade until Atari's inability to recover from the crash culminated in the Atari Jaguar, which finished off the studio.



* MagnumOpusDissonance: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]]. As seen from the quote on the main page, Howard Scott Warshaw considers it an honor that this is the worst-received game on the system, as in comparison to his best work, ''VideoGame/YarsRevenge'', he has "the greatest range of anyone ever on the machine."

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* MagnumOpusDissonance: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]].{{Inverted|Trope}}. As seen from the quote on the main page, Howard Scott Warshaw considers it an honor that this is the worst-received game on the system, as in comparison to his best work, ''VideoGame/YarsRevenge'', he has "the greatest range of anyone ever on the machine."
15th Feb '18 9:33:49 PM Tenma-Yuuki
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* GenreKiller: ''E.T'' is the mascot of the Great Crash of 1983, which not only reduced Atari to a shadow of its former self for the remainder of the 80s and 90s, but destroyed almost everyone else in the industry, and likely would have sent gaming into a permanent small niche or worse had Nintendo not stepped up. It's also part of the reason some other Hollywood studios, most notably Creator/{{Disney}}, hesitated in the gaming market and fumbled several times.* KillerApp: ''Inverted''. The poor reception of this game, along with others, served to turn people away from the Atari 2600 as well as all other video game consoles for a few years.

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* GenreKiller: ''E.T'' is the mascot of the Great Crash of 1983, which not only reduced Atari to a shadow of its former self for the remainder of the 80s and 90s, but destroyed almost everyone else in the industry, and likely would have sent gaming into a permanent small niche or worse had Nintendo not stepped up. It's also part of the reason some other Hollywood studios, most notably Creator/{{Disney}}, hesitated in the gaming market and fumbled several times.times.
* KillerApp: ''Inverted''. The poor reception of this game, along with others, served to turn people away from the Atari 2600 as well as all other video game consoles for a few years.
15th Feb '18 9:33:08 PM Tenma-Yuuki
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* GenreKiller: ''E.T'' is the mascot of the Great Crash of 1983, which not only reduced Atari to a shadow of its former self for the remainder of the 80s and 90s, but destroyed almost everyone else in the industry, and likely would have sent gaming into a permanent small niche or worse had Nintendo not stepped up. It's also part of the reason some other Hollywood studios, most notably Creator/{{Disney}}, hesitated in the gaming market and fumbled several times.
* HoistByTheirOwnPetard: Having been caught short when ''VideoGame/PacMan'' sold so well it caused a shortage of consoles as people bought them specifically to play the game[[note]]and be disappointed[[/note]], Atari revved up production of consoles, expecting the same thing to happen. The huge overstock it was left with, just as [[TechnologyMarchesOn technology was beginning to advance past the 2600's capabilities]], contributed to the decline in Atari's fortunes over the next few years.
** Likewise, the company's aggressive sales tactics, practically forcing retailers to preorder vast stocks of the cartridges, led to the famous embarrassment of having to secretly bury all the many many returned cartridges in a secured landfill, a rumor that would not be confirmed until 2014 when the evidence was (literally) unearthed.
* KillerApp: ''Inverted''. The poor reception of this game, along with others, served to turn people away from the Atari 2600 as well as all other video game consoles for a few years.

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* GenreKiller: ''E.T'' is the mascot of the Great Crash of 1983, which not only reduced Atari to a shadow of its former self for the remainder of the 80s and 90s, but destroyed almost everyone else in the industry, and likely would have sent gaming into a permanent small niche or worse had Nintendo not stepped up. It's also part of the reason some other Hollywood studios, most notably Creator/{{Disney}}, hesitated in the gaming market and fumbled several times.
* HoistByTheirOwnPetard: Having been caught short when ''VideoGame/PacMan'' sold so well it caused a shortage of consoles as people bought them specifically to play the game[[note]]and be disappointed[[/note]], Atari revved up production of consoles, expecting the same thing to happen. The huge overstock it was left with, just as [[TechnologyMarchesOn technology was beginning to advance past the 2600's capabilities]], contributed to the decline in Atari's fortunes over the next few years.
** Likewise, the company's aggressive sales tactics, practically forcing retailers to preorder vast stocks of the cartridges, led to the famous embarrassment of having to secretly bury all the many many returned cartridges in a secured landfill, a rumor that would not be confirmed until 2014 when the evidence was (literally) unearthed.
times.* KillerApp: ''Inverted''. The poor reception of this game, along with others, served to turn people away from the Atari 2600 as well as all other video game consoles for a few years.
15th Feb '18 9:31:37 PM Tenma-Yuuki
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* ObviousBeta: To a certain extent. It's complete and there are no major bugs, but it suffers from a lack of playtesting. A [[http://www.neocomputer.org/projects/et/ third party patch released decades later]] fixes many of the problems.
25th Jan '18 4:37:28 AM Kitchen90
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* UsefulNotes/ListOfFilmsYouShouldSeeByTheAgeOf14: #2
12th Jan '18 11:31:42 AM kquinn0830
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* OldShame: Creator/StevenSpielberg came to regret the edits made to the film for the 2002 re-release.

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* OldShame: Creator/StevenSpielberg came to regret the edits made to the film for the 2002 re-release.re-release and insists that people watch the original version instead.
20th Oct '17 9:06:01 PM Darthman616
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* DuelingMovies: With John Carpenter's darker take on an alien counter in ''Film/TheThing1982''. ''E.T.'' trounced it with critics at the time and at the box office. But both are held up as sci-fi classics now.
21st Sep '17 11:07:32 PM jameygamer
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* GenreKiller: ''E.T'' is the mascot of the Great Crash of 1983, which not only reduced Atari to a shadow of its former self for the remainder of the 80s and 90s, but destroyed almost everyone else in the industry, and likely would have sent gaming into a permanent small niche or worse had Nintendo not stepped up. It's also part of the reason some other Hollywood studios, most notably Creator/{{Disney}}, hesitated in the gaming market and fumbled several times).

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* GenreKiller: ''E.T'' is the mascot of the Great Crash of 1983, which not only reduced Atari to a shadow of its former self for the remainder of the 80s and 90s, but destroyed almost everyone else in the industry, and likely would have sent gaming into a permanent small niche or worse had Nintendo not stepped up. It's also part of the reason some other Hollywood studios, most notably Creator/{{Disney}}, hesitated in the gaming market and fumbled several times).times.
21st Sep '17 11:05:49 PM jameygamer
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* GenreKiller: ''E.T'' is the mascot of the Great Crash of 1983, which not only reduced Atari to a shadow of its former self for the remainder of the 80s and 90s, but destroyed almost everyone else in the industry, and likely would have sent gaming into a permanent small niche or worse had Nintendo not stepped up. It's also part of the reason some other Hollywood studios, most notably Creator/{{Disney}}, hesitated in the gaming market and fumbled several times (one of the men who got to witness ''E.T.'' the video game's nuclear failure up close was Warner exec Frank Wells, who, along with Michael Eisner and future Spielberg partner Jeffrey Katzenberg, took over Disney two years after ''E.T.'' imploded on store shelves).

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* GenreKiller: ''E.T'' is the mascot of the Great Crash of 1983, which not only reduced Atari to a shadow of its former self for the remainder of the 80s and 90s, but destroyed almost everyone else in the industry, and likely would have sent gaming into a permanent small niche or worse had Nintendo not stepped up. It's also part of the reason some other Hollywood studios, most notably Creator/{{Disney}}, hesitated in the gaming market and fumbled several times (one of the men who got to witness ''E.T.'' the video game's nuclear failure up close was Warner exec Frank Wells, who, along with Michael Eisner and future Spielberg partner Jeffrey Katzenberg, took over Disney two years after ''E.T.'' imploded on store shelves).times).
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