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Welcome to Earth, and welcome back to the Post Show Recaps DATE NIGHT series!

In their second DATE NIGHT podcast, Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Emily Fox (@emelette) ring in the Fourth of July holiday weekend with a look back at INDEPENDENCE DAY, the 1996 Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum action movie about a world brought to its knees by an alien invasion. Josh and Emily talk about their respective ID-4 origin stories, their favorite characters, what holds up and what doesn’t, and their projections for next year’s sequel, INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE.

Josh and Emily will be back with a third DATE NIGHT soon talking about Mark Wahlberg and Reese Witherspoon’s FEAR, so hit us up in the comments section or on our feedback form with any questions about that ridiculous(ly wonderful) piece of work.

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  • Kathie

    Thanks Josh and Emily, this was a lot of fun! Kind of like with the Evolution of Strategy, a lot of my favorite parts are not necessarily about the topic. Loved the exchange “Sorry for jumping ahead.” “No no no, it’s okay, we are unstuck in time. There’s no such thing as skipping ahead.”
    Really funny idea about bringing in Bill Paxton. Maybe not such a great plan for ID2:Resurgence, but it would be awesome for ID6:Alieanado, on SyFy.

  • toast

    But but but …. You didn’t talk about the movie….