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Nostalgia for the 80s and 90s
#16
The Thing is one of my all time favorites
Second would be Dune, i think. Film is criticized but I just love it. I love all original written saga and recomed to anyone as a masterpiece of Sci-Fi writting.

I really like Sci-Fi Horros, Alien series ofcours.

Now its somehow rare to see in modern movies that thirll vibe. Maby Interstellar had some of it..
constant is change...
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#17
(11-13-2019, 07:05 PM)Tigero Wrote: The Thing is one of my all time favorites
Second would be Dune, i think. Film is criticized but I just love it.  I love all original written saga and recomed to anyone as a masterpiece of Sci-Fi writting.

I really like Sci-Fi Horros, Alien series ofcours.

Now its somehow rare to see in modern movies that thirll vibe. Maby Interstellar had some of it..

Here's a book series that would translate superbly to a TV Series : The Foundation Series, by Isaac Asimov.  Now I'm not going to speak about what he got up to in his private life, or connections that his son has.  But the foundation series was excellent.

Michael Fassbender : The Robot
Any Jewish Actor     : The Mule
Hari Seldon             : Elon Musk
Salvor Hardin          : Gabriel Byrne

Heh. Whilst typing this out I discover that Apple has bought the rights to the Foundation Series and is making a TV Programme out of it!

[Image: foundation-series.jpg]
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#18
What I miss most about the 80s is the music. I love 80s music! I don't know about other parts of the world but unfortunately currently in the U.S. rap and hip hop NOISE gained a foothold amongst people in their 20s so sometimes it is unavoidable and I hate it. The 80s was a much better time when rock was in the plurality. Gimme some AC/DC any time!
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(11-17-2019, 07:33 PM)Lufiend Wrote: What I miss most about the 80s is the music. I love 80s music! I don't know about other parts of the world but unfortunately currently in the U.S. rap and hip hop NOISE gained a foothold amongst people in their 20s so sometimes it is unavoidable and I hate it. The 80s was a much better time when rock was in the plurality. Gimme some AC/DC any time!
Music nowadays is by and large utter shite.  I really don't know how people can stand to listen to that cacophonous garbage.
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#20
Definitely sharing the sentiments here although I would personally prefer to rename it "Nostalgia for the Late 70s and 80s" as my popular culture golden age really spans from around 1976 to 1991.

I know someone mentioned earlier in this thread about our memories cherry picking but I don't go along with that. A lot of the movies and music and TV shows of the 80s (and I think starting late 70s too) just had an optimistic feel-good vibe about them. Something very sadly missing today.

Movies - This was a golden time for action, sci-fi/fantasy and comedy no doubt about it. The original Terminator and Robocop really got that dark feeling on point and of course Balde Runner too. Alien ('79) and Aliens ('86) too and most of those early Arnie action flicks like Commando and Predator and Red Heat are still great fun to watch.
Many of the most enjoyable family favourites too like the Back to the Future trilogy, Indiana Jones trilogy, ET, The Goonies, Ghostbusters, Batman, Superman that many of our age group love.
Great comedy movies (the SNL heyday) and the teen movies too. Anything directed or produced by John Hughes or John Landis really.

Music - So much diverse stuff came out in the 80s. Love all the synth influenced stuff (Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, Depeche Mode, OMD, A-ha, Eurythmics, Tears For Fears, Simple Minds etc), the "post-punk" that carried on from the late 70s punk thing like the Clash and Adam Ant, goth as well like Echo and the Bunnymen and Sisters of Mercy and the rock stuff whether it was Queen still reigning supreme, U2 and Bruce Springsteen in their pomp or Fleetwood Mac's 1987 comeback and the hard rock and glam metal stuff. Iron Maiden, AC/DC and Def Leppard making metal go big and proper rock chicks like Joan Jett, the Bangles and the Go-Gos giving me so many horny fantasies. Pop/RnB like MJ or Prince of course and any brotha sporting a jheri-curl! Big Grin  And nothing wrong with Phil Collins either.

Television - Miami Vice, 'nuff said! Other great fun and indeed masculine action shows like The A-Team, Knight Rider, Starsky and Hutch as well. Again, comedy and light entertainment in the UK was still fun and nobody got too uptight about all things PC. There is something kind of homely about seeking on YouTube old clips of various UK TV shows and quiz shows too. An innocence that seems lost forever.

Technology - The 80s was when home computing and gaming really took off, Atari and Commodore were the bee's knees and of course the ZX Spectrum. These Spectrum Emulators these days are the best thing, just load up Manic Miner or Head Over Heels or Chase HQ like back in the day. Same with the Commodore Amiga.

Technically I am a child of the 80s and 90s but I really grew up more in the 90s being that decade covered the bulk of my adolescence. And I grew up feeling really f***ing bitter and pissed off at having to grow up in the 90s wishing I could have had my adolescence in the 80s instead. The demise of the Commodore Amiga was a very bitter pill to swallow and worse still 90s Britain was a wankstain of a time and place to be alive what with the f***ing piece of s*** "Cool Britannia" vibe where some of the most pretentiously shite music and arts and the complete wanker twats of "Lad Culture" were lauded as though this is cool apparently. Being like the Gallagher thickos or other idols of that thicko Loaded magazine and acting like a laddish twat singing twattish football songs and just acting like a drunken pleb groaning "YEEEEEEEAH" in ya face. Or being a pretentious wanker like Jarvis Wanker? If this is all supposed to be cool then what it really said about Britain is "what a shitty country full of shitty people this must be". Gawd, one of the biggest periods of the Emperor's New Clothes. A bitterness I haven't let go of. I may be convinced however the 90s in North America and elsewhere in Europe would have been a bit more bearable. A bit.

What's more is that I think in some ways the 90s feels like the genesis of today, and that's not all a great thing. Sure, some great stuff like technology and computers and mobile phones have been inspired (yet in other ways a curse as much as a blessing, depleting people's social skills) but also I think the 90s was when the first throes of progressive PC-ness kicked in slowly setting the tone for today.
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#21
(12-22-2019, 10:47 PM)robocop Wrote: Definitely sharing the sentiments here although I would personally prefer to rename it "Nostalgia for the Late 70s and 80s" as my popular culture golden age really spans from around 1976 to 1991.

I know someone mentioned earlier in this thread about our memories cherry picking but I don't go along with that. A lot of the movies and music and TV shows of the 80s (and I think starting late 70s too) just had an optimistic feel-good vibe about them. Something very sadly missing today.

Movies - This was a golden time for action, sci-fi/fantasy and comedy no doubt about it. The original Terminator and Robocop really got that dark feeling on point and of course Balde Runner too. Alien ('79) and Aliens ('86) too and most of those early Arnie action flicks like Commando and Predator and Red Heat are still great fun to watch.
Many of the most enjoyable family favourites too like the Back to the Future trilogy, Indiana Jones trilogy, ET, The Goonies, Ghostbusters, Batman, Superman that many of our age group love.
Great comedy movies (the SNL heyday) and the teen movies too. Anything directed or produced by John Hughes or John Landis really.

Music - So much diverse stuff came out in the 80s. Love all the synth influenced stuff (Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, Depeche Mode, OMD, A-ha, Eurythmics, Tears For Fears, Simple Minds etc), the "post-punk" that carried on from the late 70s punk thing like the Clash and Adam Ant, goth as well like Echo and the Bunnymen and Sisters of Mercy and the rock stuff whether it was Queen still reigning supreme, U2 and Bruce Springsteen in their pomp or Fleetwood Mac's 1987 comeback and the hard rock and glam metal stuff. Iron Maiden, AC/DC and Def Leppard making metal go big and proper rock chicks like Joan Jett, the Bangles and the Go-Gos giving me so many horny fantasies. Pop/RnB like MJ or Prince of course and any brotha sporting a jheri-curl! Big Grin  And nothing wrong with Phil Collins either.

Television - Miami Vice, 'nuff said! Other great fun and indeed masculine action shows like The A-Team, Knight Rider, Starsky and Hutch as well. Again, comedy and light entertainment in the UK was still fun and nobody got too uptight about all things PC. There is something kind of homely about seeking on YouTube old clips of various UK TV shows and quiz shows too. An innocence that seems lost forever.

Technology - The 80s was when home computing and gaming really took off, Atari and Commodore were the bee's knees and of course the ZX Spectrum. These Spectrum Emulators these days are the best thing, just load up Manic Miner or Head Over Heels or Chase HQ like back in the day. Same with the Commodore Amiga.

Technically I am a child of the 80s and 90s but I really grew up more in the 90s being that decade covered the bulk of my adolescence. And I grew up feeling really f***ing bitter and pissed off at having to grow up in the 90s wishing I could have had my adolescence in the 80s instead. The demise of the Commodore Amiga was a very bitter pill to swallow and worse still 90s Britain was a wankstain of a time and place to be alive what with the f***ing piece of s*** "Cool Britannia" vibe where some of the most pretentiously shite music and arts and the complete wanker twats of "Lad Culture" were lauded as though this is cool apparently. Being like the Gallagher thickos or other idols of that thicko Loaded magazine and acting like a laddish twat singing twattish football songs and just acting like a drunken pleb groaning "YEEEEEEEAH" in ya face. Or being a pretentious wanker like Jarvis Wanker? If this is all supposed to be cool then what it really said about Britain is "what a shitty country full of shitty people this must be". Gawd, one of the biggest periods of the Emperor's New Clothes. A bitterness I haven't let go of. I may be convinced however the 90s in North America and elsewhere in Europe would have been a bit more bearable. A bit.

What's more is that I think in some ways the 90s feels like the genesis of today, and that's not all a great thing. Sure, some great stuff like technology and computers and mobile phones have been inspired (yet in other ways a curse as much as a blessing, depleting people's social skills) but also I think the 90s was when the first throes of progressive PC-ness kicked in slowly setting the tone for today.

What a great post!
I agree with you 100%. 
I also remember feeling pretty pissed in my teens in the 90s, and already a nostalgic kid looking back at 70s and 80s popular culture, music, etc.
In many ways, I think the mid 90s was the beginning of our cultural downfall.
The best thing for me would be to have been born in the late 50s- early 60s. That way I would have been a teen in the 70s and a young man in the 80s, and probably married with kids in the 90s.
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#22
If there is any video I have found that makes me proud to be an 80s kid and encapsulates the optimism of the decade then no-one does it better than this!




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#23
(12-24-2019, 01:28 PM)Ayahuasquero_Brasileiro Wrote: What a great post!
I agree with you 100%. 
I also remember feeling pretty pissed in my teens in the 90s, and already a nostalgic kid looking back at 70s and 80s popular culture, music, etc.
In many ways, I think the mid 90s was the beginning of our cultural downfall.
The best thing for me would be to have been born in the late 50s- early 60s.  That way I would have been a teen in the 70s and a young man in the 80s, and probably married with kids in the 90s.

Thanks! Proves I am not alone in my thinking! Are you from Brazil? Interesting to see how trends and other things were there too be it with regional films/TV/music or Anglo-sphere faves. And I am interested to hear more takes on 70s/80s/90s nostalgia from Latin America and the former Eastern Bloc as it does seem the 80s was the time of new horizons (end of Communism in EE and the underground movements preceding which eventually led to discovering western trends and the events of '89 and also in Latin America the end of military dictatorships).

I admit that movies in the 90s were still of a good high standard and that is at least one thing of the entire 90s that does stir nostalgia in me. Otherwise in other categories less so. Although at least TV shows then, and kids TV shows as well, weren't going full-on PC like some cartoons depicting kids with two mommies or two daddies. YEEEEEEEEEEUCH! Sick Angry

Another nostalgia topic I would also add is sports. I feel a lot of nostalgia for football and other sports moments before 1992-ish and felt bitter I had to endure some dreadful tournaments instead of the great World Cups and Euro Champs of the 80s instead. The 90s also was the rise of Sky and multi-channel TV, a real curse on society. It felt like you were an outsider if you didn't have it, whereas in the old days of 4 television channels we were grateful for what we had.

It reminds me how I had a conversation with someone who said in recollection it feels like in the 90s (certainly in the UK), it was as though all of life's rejects and losers of before would have their moment of being in the spotlight, their revenge almost. Things that would have had no place in the 80s or before. Anything "laddish" (look it up) and generally twattish and wankerish. Say no more.

I personally wish I was born early 70s. Then I would have been a child/pre-adolescent in the late 70s and 80s, teens in the early 90s (and late 80s too) and young adult/uni/first experience of independent travel and chasing womens no later than 1994, I would say rather than 2002!
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#24
Robocop = Craig?
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#25
(01-01-2020, 03:10 PM)Reformation1 Wrote: Robocop = Craig?

Who is Craig then?

That ain't my name however! Why do you think I'm a Craig?
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#26
(01-01-2020, 05:32 PM)robocop Wrote:
(01-01-2020, 03:10 PM)Reformation1 Wrote: Robocop = Craig?

Who is Craig then?

That ain't my name however! Why do you think I'm a Craig?

I know all...

And i thought i was typing this somewhere else, my bad!
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#27
(01-01-2020, 05:57 PM)Reformation1 Wrote: I know all...

And i thought i was typing this somewhere else, my bad!

Do you mind not using such a retarded and dumbass phrase such as "my bad", a fecking irritating low-IQ phrase that is only used by people with brain cells made of fried bananas? It does not make you or anyone look good at all.

Cheers.

(11-18-2019, 02:12 PM)SteveJabba Wrote:
(11-17-2019, 07:33 PM)Lufiend Wrote: What I miss most about the 80s is the music. I love 80s music! I don't know about other parts of the world but unfortunately currently in the U.S. rap and hip hop NOISE gained a foothold amongst people in their 20s so sometimes it is unavoidable and I hate it. The 80s was a much better time when rock was in the plurality. Gimme some AC/DC any time!
Music nowadays is by and large utter shite.  I really don't know how people can stand to listen to that cacophonous garbage.

Mostly vocoder or unoriginal samples. I am trying to pinpoint a likely how/who/what/why/where/when of how in the 90s things started to go downhill but not easy!
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#28
(01-10-2020, 11:10 AM)robocop Wrote:
(01-01-2020, 05:57 PM)Reformation1 Wrote: I know all...

And i thought i was typing this somewhere else, my bad!

Do you mind not using such a retarded and dumbass phrase such as "my bad", a fecking irritating low-IQ phrase that is only used by people with brain cells made of fried bananas? It does not make you or anyone look good at all.

Cheers.


Oh dear!  I'm sorry you've got yourself all upset.  I presume using 'dumass' and 'fecking' and 'brain cells made of fried bananas' is very high brow though *snigger* 

That silliness aside, I did actually apologise for a very minor error i made.  You don't need to be a cunt and try to tell me off after I've apologised.  It actually makes you incredibly insecure. 

I apologised. 

Accept it graciously like a man, not a butt hurt baby.
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#29
(01-10-2020, 12:52 PM)Reformation1 Wrote: Oh dear!  I'm sorry you've got yourself all upset.  I presume using 'dumass' and 'fecking' and 'brain cells made of fried bananas' is very high brow though *snigger* 

That silliness aside, I did actually apologise for a very minor error i made.  You don't need to be a cunt and try to tell me off after I've apologised.  It actually makes you incredibly insecure. 

I apologised. 

Accept it graciously like a man, not a butt hurt baby.

Well how about you think before using that f***ing retarded phrase "my bad" again? It's an IRRITATING expression that only complete retards use and pisses me off.
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#30
(01-12-2020, 10:24 AM)robocop Wrote:
(01-10-2020, 12:52 PM)Reformation1 Wrote: Oh dear!  I'm sorry you've got yourself all upset.  I presume using 'dumass' and 'fecking' and 'brain cells made of fried bananas' is very high brow though *snigger* 

That silliness aside, I did actually apologise for a very minor error i made.  You don't need to be a cunt and try to tell me off after I've apologised.  It actually makes you incredibly insecure. 

I apologised. 

Accept it graciously like a man, not a butt hurt baby.

Well how about you think before using that f***ing retarded phrase "my bad" again? It's an IRRITATING expression that only complete retards use and pisses me off.


How about you just say sorry?  Be a man and accept that went a bit far.  It doesn't make you weak to do that, it actually makes you strong.  

I would accept your apology graciously, unlike you did to me.  View this as an opportunity to grow.
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