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Kryten

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« on: 10-02-2002 01:07 »

Thundercats is today's best-selling comic... He-Man's back on TV... ALF and Mr. T are doing long-distance commercials...

80's nostalgia: Is it a good or bad thing?

Speaking as someone who lived through the entire decade... once was MORE than enough.

rach_the_tall

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« Reply #1 on: 10-02-2002 01:11 »

I only lived through half the decade, and 80's nostalgia isn't big over here anyway... I find it amusing, although not in excess.
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« Reply #2 on: 10-02-2002 03:30 »

The '80s are best forgotten.
Ricky

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« Reply #3 on: 10-02-2002 06:26 »

I've watched pictures of myself as a kid in the middle/late 80s, and it looks like they're better off forgotten. Maybe I'll scan one or two and put them in the "This is me when I was a kid"-thread.
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« Reply #4 on: 10-02-2002 06:56 »

We still play Only Fools and Horese. That show started in the 80's right?
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« Reply #5 on: 10-02-2002 08:35 »

I've always thought the 80's were cool. Until That 80's Show came out. Then I hated them. But now that piece of crap is cancelled, so I am safe to like the 80's again. Go He-man!
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« Reply #6 on: 10-02-2002 09:57 »

Well there are good sides of the 80s and there are bad sides, and both sides seemed to be fired at TV in 2002, like we've forgotten how to make new programs since then. Hmm...
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« Reply #7 on: 10-02-2002 10:33 »

Oh God, NO! I spent the last 12 years of my life forgetting that decade.

"Just when you think you're free, they pull you back in!"
PCC Fred

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« Reply #8 on: 10-02-2002 10:50 »

Only Fools and Horses, Blackadder, Hill Street Blues, Cheers, The Cosby Show, LA Law, Star Trek: The Next Generation...  Yeah, the 80s were really crap!  roll eyes
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« Reply #9 on: 10-02-2002 10:55 »
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Matlock, and that series about a crime solving priest and his assistant who was a nun.

DIE!
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« Reply #10 on: 10-02-2002 14:16 »

 
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Originally posted by PCC Fred:
Only Fools and Horses, Blackadder, Hill Street Blues, Cheers, The Cosby Show, LA Law, Star Trek: The Next Generation...  Yeah, the 80s were really crap!   roll eyes

Mullets
Big hair
Hair bands
MC Hammer
Vanilla Ice
Captain Planet
Huey Lewis
Hulk Hogan

Now, the 80's had some dang fine movies.

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« Reply #11 on: 10-02-2002 14:46 »

Thunder thuinder thunder thudercats ho ya.
I love the thundercats but apart from that and Transformers the 80's sucked. As long as Pat Sharp doesn't make a come back I'll be happy (I'm not sure if anyone outside of the UK will know about Pat Sharp but let's just say one scary mullet)
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« Reply #12 on: 10-02-2002 15:17 »

I'm sure Pat Sharp's mullet had a life of it's own! But he presented Funhouse - my fav kids show when I was younger - with those 2 twins called Martina and Melody or something...
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« Reply #13 on: 10-02-2002 15:20 »

Meh...
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« Reply #14 on: 10-02-2002 15:25 »

Isn't it that popular thingies and related things come back around every ten years and is basically going in a loop?
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« Reply #15 on: 10-02-2002 15:33 »

 
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Originally posted by Kryten:
Speaking as someone who lived through the entire decade... once was MORE than enough.


A survivor!
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« Reply #16 on: 10-02-2002 17:10 »

*Fiddles with Rubix Cube while Cypris Hill Blares in the Background*Bloody Thing..Wah..?
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« Reply #17 on: 10-02-2002 17:17 »

Uh, Nurdbot...Cypress Hill is so *90s*, buddy.

Someone once told me that we (as a culture) always hate the previous decade and think it's completly uncool (That's so 1999!), but two decades before is completly cool. Hence the sudden return of 80s nostalga.

All of the great things of the 80s are back...war in Afghanistan, a Bush in the Oval Office, Transformers, Mr. T's sudden rise to popularity, a recession (late 80s), crappy network tv...it's all here.

Just wait a few years, then we'll have "That 90s Show" and all will be well again.
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« Reply #18 on: 10-02-2002 19:52 »

 
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Originally posted by Nixorbo:
 Mullets
Big hair
Hair bands
MC Hammer
Vanilla Ice
Captain Planet
Huey Lewis
Hulk Hogan

Now, the 80's had some dang fine movies.

MC Hammer is early 90s so is Vanilla Ice.

I think Captain Planet came on in 1993.


 
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Originally posted by PCC Fred:
Only Fools and Horses, Blackadder, Hill Street Blues, Cheers, The Cosby Show, LA Law, Star Trek: The Next Generation...  Yeah, the 80s were really crap!   roll eyes

Star Trek: The Next Generation was also early 90's I think.

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« Reply #19 on: 10-02-2002 21:00 »

Late 80's/early 90's just kinda run together in my head.
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« Reply #20 on: 10-02-2002 21:23 »

Allow me to say, Thundercats is the most homoerotic kid's show ever. The main character is a man cat thing in a woman's swimsuit. His navel is exposed by the cut of his outfit.. His "weapon" gets larger and larger as he gets more and more "excited". That show creeps me out in a big way.
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« Reply #21 on: 10-02-2002 21:26 »

 
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Matlock, and that series about a crime solving priest and his assistant who was a nun.

DIE!

The Father Dowling Mysteries? That was the best show ever! (I'm assuming)
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« Reply #22 on: 10-02-2002 23:36 »
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I don't know why people are badmouthing the 80's Although I was born in 83 and the 80's are a blur, some of the best stuff was made in the 80's BTTF and Terminator (not completely sure about that one though). True, the 80's had some bad points, but it's got a lot of good too. I love the fact that they're bringing this stuff back. Brings back memories.
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« Reply #23 on: 10-02-2002 23:41 »

Hey Fred, excluding Blackadder, all of those shows were crap...
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« Reply #24 on: 10-03-2002 02:51 »

 
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Originally posted by TheMadCapper:
Allow me to say, Thundercats is the most homoerotic kid's show ever. The main character is a man cat thing in a woman's swimsuit. His navel is exposed by the cut of his outfit.. His "weapon" gets larger and larger as he gets more and more "excited". That show creeps me out in a big way.

  hmpf Sounds Creepy...

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« Reply #25 on: 10-03-2002 04:33 »

DJ CAT, now there's entertainment.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #26 on: 10-03-2002 06:13 »

 
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Originally posted by homerjaysimpson:
 Star Trek: The Next Generation was also early 90's I think.

1987 - 1994, so it just about counts as an 80s show.

And Ben, before you go telling us what 80s shows are crap, wasn't it the 80s when Australia started making that king of shows "Neighbours"?  mad   puke   laff   cry
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« Reply #27 on: 10-03-2002 06:41 »

Oh, don't tell me about Neighbours. It sucked then, and it sucks now.
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« Reply #28 on: 10-03-2002 08:32 »

The 80's was a cool decade, some of the best films ever were made in the 80's like the Terminator.
The Simpsons started in the 80s and if it wasn't for the simpsons futurama would never have existed.
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« Reply #29 on: 10-03-2002 11:59 »

 
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Oh, don't tell me about Neighbours. It sucked then, and it sucks now.

Ah, Kylie and Jason I was a huge fan of them when I was little. I still like Kylie.

In the 80's I had a huge crush on Bros, New Kids On The Block and Michael Jackson

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« Reply #30 on: 10-03-2002 13:22 »

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« Reply #31 on: 10-03-2002 15:06 »

I still like Kylie too, but probably in a different way than Juliet.

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« Reply #32 on: 10-03-2002 21:00 »
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Originally posted by TheMadCapper:
Allow me to say, Thundercats is the most homoerotic kid's show ever. The main character is a man cat thing in a woman's swimsuit. His navel is exposed by the cut of his outfit.. His "weapon" gets larger and larger as he gets more and more "excited". That show creeps me out in a big way.

"Thunder, thunder, thunder, ho!"
"THUNDER, THUNDER, THUNDER...!"
"Lion-o, don't stop!"

This year on campus I see all these t-shirts with Thundercats logos popping up, weird.

Ben

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« Reply #33 on: 10-03-2002 21:29 »

 
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And Ben, before you go telling us what 80s shows are crap, wasn't it the 80s when Australia started making that king of shows "Neighbours"?   mad    puke    laff    cry

True. Then, like now, it's still only you British folk that watch it.  tongue

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« Reply #34 on: 10-03-2002 22:16 »

Good: Some rock groups
Bad: Hairy fashion with rare fiting outfits
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« Reply #35 on: 10-03-2002 22:24 »

The eighties signalled the birth of Maddona's (sp?) career - the eighties were a truly evil time.  Make it go away now...
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« Reply #36 on: 10-03-2002 22:28 »

I like a lot of movies from the eighties.  The 80's were great for nostalgia, but it doesn't need to be recycled.  Especially by FOX.
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« Reply #37 on: 10-03-2002 22:32 »

 
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I like a lot of movies from the eighties.  The 80's were great for nostalgia, but it doesn't need to be recycled.  Especially by FOX.

But recycling is pretty much their only programming strategy these days.
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« Reply #38 on: 10-04-2002 01:51 »

 
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  "Thunder, thunder, thunder, ho!"
"THUNDER, THUNDER, THUNDER...!"
"Lion-o, don't stop!"

This year on campus I see all these t-shirts with Thundercats logos popping up, weird.

Good god, man, that's nostalgia gone horribly wrong! I watched one of those old Thundercats episodes a while ago when CN was showing them late at night, and I cannot believe how *awful* the show was.

It was an 80s cartoon block around 1 am. during the summer: "Thundercats" and "G.I. Joe". Now, I never liked Thundercats, too boring and talky, but only as an adult did I realize how -bad- G.I. Joe really was. Horribly stupid plots, bad characters, and the fact that Cobra was perhaps the biggest group of losers ever. They never hit their targets, were fooled by the easiest of traps, and got no screen time! It's amazing how much better it was when I was younger.
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« Reply #39 on: 10-04-2002 03:11 »

Doesn't that describe most if not all cartoon villains, ev?
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