One score and several days ago, a film was released that would change the world forever. That film's name is Independence Day. Known as ID4 to its friends, it would conquer the 1996 box office and the hearts of fans around the globe. Quick side story: I saw this film when it was released in IMAX and the guy behind me fell asleep and snored very loudly. He obviously had one opinion of it, but what do Scott and James and their guest Alex Kleinman think? They'll tell you, but first there's some discussion of very hypothetical math, fire physics, and maybe some things that aren't nerdy if you're lucky. Did you guys know that "nerdy" and "Nedry" are almost spelled the same. I just figured that out because I typed wrong. Do you think it was a typo that the writers just left in? Sorry, I'm Russell Casse drunk... Where were we? Oh yeah, also there's a very simple game that one player can't figure out. And then we'll decide: tentacles or tiny arms when we ask "Is It Better Than Jurassic Park?"
*After the episode there's a brief, spoilerless coda about the new ID: Resurgence.
**How Much Would it Cost to Build Jurassic Park? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LS8a98DJhhI
*** Giftalk podcast https://soundcloud.com/american-glasser/giftalk-episode-1-01