E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial

How Steven Spielberg's Night Skies became E.T.

Ryan Lambie Feature May 29, 2014

Intended as a sequel to Close Encounters, Night Skies began in the 1970s but later stalled. We look at how its ideas evolved into E.T...

It came from the desert: the legend of Atari's E.T.

Ryan Lambie Feature Apr 29, 2014

As an excavation uncovers copies of Atari's E.T. in the New Mexico desert, we take a look at the history behind the infamous game...

The envy-inducing adventures and abilities of 80s movie kids

Ryan Lambie Top 10 Oct 15, 2013

Kids in 80s movies had the best adventures, from space travel to stealing planes. Here are 10 examples of their envy-inducing exploits...

The 1983 videogame crash: what went wrong, and could it happen again?

Ryan Lambie Feature Feb 19, 2013

A thriving games industry was brought to its knees 30 years ago. Ryan looks at what happened, and whether it could do so again...

10 geek movie cameos that didn't make the final cut

Ryan Lambie Top 10 Oct 5, 2012

They acted their socks off, but ended up on the cutting room floor. Here’s our pick of 10 deleted geek movie cameos…

Spielberg regrets tinkered-with version of E.T.

Simon Brew News Sep 14, 2011

As the altered Star Wars saga arrives on Blu-ray, Steven Spielberg has talked of his regret at the changes he made for the 20th anniversary release of E.T….