Flick Central

Welcome to the section of Anaorak’s Almanac that has everything to do with Film, Television, and watchable references. This is taken directly from the book though many of the references have been expanded to include shows or films and even musicals that didn’t exist when Ernest Cline wrote Ready Player One! If you are wanting to follow along with the Ready Player Two references then check out the lists for those under The Shards. Since many of the references overlap between the books and the film all of the lists will be updated when the item is reviewed that way no matter what list you are looking at you will always be able to link to that particular blog post and/or review. Prolific franchises have been pulled from the general list and placed in there own categories to make them easier to track the progress on. Links below the following note will navigate you to those sections of the page.

Note: Links will be added as items are reviewed. Some references have been expanded to encompass the larger universe where characters, species, vehicles, etc. have appeared. Some references have been left to just the direct reference that appears or is mentioned due to the nature of the media (for example Final Fantasy VII is not expanded to include all of the Final Fantasy Franchise as the majority of them do not connect in any way other than game play). Other items may be listed multiple times due to their complexity or coverage of multiple franchises such as Lego Dimensions (the game features multiple areas and characters including Gremlins, Ghostbusters, Doctor Who, etc). The decision to expand the universal scope of any reference is at my discretion but is made during the course of research and consumption of the media AND is subject to change at any time.

General Films

  • Back to the Future
  • Back to the Future Part II
  • Back to the Future Part III
  • Doc Brown Saves the World
  • Big Trouble in Little China
  • The Breakfast Club
  • Damnation Station
  • The Dark Crystal
  • The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
  • Dreamscapes
  • The Evil Dead
  • Evil Dead II
  • Army of Darkness
  • Evil Dead (2013)
  • Within the Woods
  • Fast Times at Ridgemont High
  • Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  • Firefly
  • Serenity
  • From Dusk Till Dawn
  • From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money
  • From Dusk Till Dawn 3: Hangman’s Daughter
  • Gremlins
  • Gremlins 2
  • Godzilla
  • Gamera
  • The Goonies
  • Gundam
  • Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
  • Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
  • Indiana Jones and the Reborn Empire
  • The Iron Giant
  • Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
  • Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
  • Starship Troopers
  • Starship Troopers:

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General TV Shows

  • Altered Carbon
  • Ash vs. The Evil Dead
  • Back to the Future
  • Fast Times
  • Ferris Bueller
  • From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series
  • Good Omens
  • He-Man
  • Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power
  • The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles

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Bonus Material!

  • Back to the Future Day (Play)
  • Back to The Future: The Musical (Musical)
  • Evil Dead (musical)

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Alien & Predator Franchises

  • Alien
  • Aliens
  • Alien 3
  • Alien Resurrection
  • Alien vs. Predator
  • Aliens vs. Predator: Resurection
  • Prometheus
  • Alien: Covenant
  • Alien (TV series)
  • Alien: Isolation- The Digital Series
  • Alien: The Play

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DC Extended Universe

  • Batman

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Jurassic Park Franchise

  • Jurassic Park
  • Jurassic Park: The Lost World
  • Jurassic Park III
  • Jurassic World
  • Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
  • Jurassic World: Dominion

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MARVEL Cinematic Universe

  • Iron Man
  • The Incredible Hulk
  • Iron Man 2
  • Thor
  • Captain America: The First Avenger
  • The Avengers
  • Iron Man 3
  • Thor: The Dark World
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • Ant-Man
  • Captain America: Civil War
  • Doctor Strange
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming
  • Thor: Ragnarok
  • Black Panther
  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Ant-man and the Wasp
  • Captain Marvel
  • Avengers: Endgame
  • Spider-Man: Far From Home
  • Black Widow
  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
  • Eternals
  • Spider-Man: No Way Home
  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
  • Thor: Love and Thunder
  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
  • Teh Marvels
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
  • Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania
  • Fantastic Four
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  • Agent Carter
  • Inhumans
  • Daredevil
  • Jessica Jones
  • Luke Cage
  • Iron Fist
  • The Defenders
  • The Punisher
  • Runaways
  • Cloak & Dagger
  • Helstrom
  • Wanda Vision
  • The Falcon and the Winter Soldier
  • Loki
  • What If…?
  • Hawkeye
  • Moon Knight
  • She-Hulk
  • Ms. Marvel
  • Secret Invasion
  • Ironheart
  • Armor Wars
  • The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special
  • I Am Groot

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Stephen King Adaptations

  • Christine
  • IT (miniseries)
  • IT Chapter One
  • IT Chapter Two
  • Misery
  • The Shining
  • Doctor Sleep

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Star Trek

  • Star Trek: The Original Series
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation
  • Star Trek Deep Space Nine
  • Star Trek Voyager
  • Star Trek Enterprise
  • Star Trek Picard
  • Star Trek Discovery
  • Star Trek Strange New Worlds
  • Star Trek Lower Decks
  • Star Trek Prodigy
  • Star Trek The Animated Series
  • Star Trek The Motion Picture
  • Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
  • Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
  • Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
  • Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
  • Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
  • Star Trek Generation
  • Star Trek First Contact
  • Star Trek Insurrection
  • Star Trek Nemesis
  • Star Trek (2009)
  • Star Trek Into Darkness
  • Star Trek Beyond
  • Short Treks

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Star Wars

  • Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
  • Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
  • Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
  • Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
  • Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
  • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
  • Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
  • Star Wars Episode VII: The Last Jedi
  • Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker
  • Star Wars The Clone Wars
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story
  • Rogue Squadron
  • Star Wars Holiday Special
  • The Ewok Adventure
  • Ewoks: The Battle for Endor
  • A Droid Story
  • Reflections
  • Droids
  • Ewoks
  • The Clone Wars
  • Rebels
  • Resistance
  • The Bad Batch
  • Visions
  • Clone Wars
  • Blips
  • Forces of Destiny
  • Galaxy of Adventures
  • Roll Out
  • Galaxy of Creatures
  • The Mandalorian
  • The Book of Boba Fett
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi
  • Andor
  • Ahsoka
  • The Acolyte
  • Lando
  • Rangers of the New Republic
  • Jedi Temple Challenge

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