In this episode of Film Stories with Simon Brew, a sci-fi sequel and a low budget romcom, both of which sparked at the box office.

Star Trek: First Contact was ordered whilst the previous film in the series – Generations – was still in cinemas. This time though, there’d be fewer studio mandates, but a very tight production schedule.

The pressure with The Big Sick was on getting the script right: it took years of work before the $5m film went before the cameras, and it all ended up with an Oscar nomination.

Stories of both are told in this episode.

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