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It’s not The 90s Anymore

But here’s a cut of a bunch of different scenes from famous TV shows and movies where someone tells someone else what decade it is and to get with the times.

It’s interesting to see how many references you can get, and then how many you actually remember watching. Either live when it happened, or in re-runs/re-watches. There’s quite a few, including the 2nd worst Die Hard.

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Star Wars: Underworld

This is pretty neat, too bad it never came to fruition. Probably because of Disney, probably because an unknown number of reasons. It’s neat watching the behind scenes of this pilot that never went anywhere. It makes you wonder what other awesome shows exist out there as test footage forgotten away on a hard drive somewhere.

Maybe this time of total quarantine will bring some of these awesome things out for the world to see.

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OG Pawn Stars

Pawn Stars was a unique idea, take a Pawn Shop in Las Vegas and chronicle all the crazy stuff that comes in. It could have been fun, could have been interesting. But when it’s so obviously set up, it looses the charm. That’s what’s happened to the show (very quickly). Manufactured drama, stupid “storylines” and recruited people & things have made it a blah show to watch.

That’s not the case with this old video of the shop. It’s interesting to see Rick and how much he’s changed and then how much more sane he was. Oh well, it was good back then, now it’s less background noise, and more avoid noise.

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Alternate History Thursday:- Falling Skies

Please don’t watch that terrible TNT show.  Instead, read the rest of this story and be amazed at the actual history that you missed out by being born in this reality, and not the alternate one that I’m about to describe.

We still don’t know where the millions of people who inhabited NYC daily went.  I mean, the ones from Brooklyn, Queens, and The Bronx probably meshed into the rest of the country with little oversight or fuss.  Staten Island and Manhattan on the other hand, those people were locked out, but all of a sudden, there were a few thousand left.  Just how empty the islands were remained a mystery until October 13th, no it wasn’t a Friday.

A pair of USAF F-15E Strike Eagles were making their bi-daily pass over mid-down Manhattan when out of nowhere a SAM was coming at them.  This was odd because of 2 reasons.  Firstly, all previous attacks came from lower Manhattan, and Harlem – close to the borders of the Island.  And secondly, the last attack was over 6 weeks ago.  Conventional wisdom was that the RNYers were out of rockets, and with the entire island embargoed, they had no way to replenish themselves.

One pilot managed to avoid the missile, but the other was hit dead on.  He successfully ejected, but due to the low altitude passes they were doing above city, the plane and the other missile went directly into multiple buildings in midtown.  I know what you might be thinking, destruction on a 9/11 scale.  Well, you’re partially correct.  The buildings, nondescript office/residential towers were utterly destroyed.  The military, the media, and the world assumed that hundreds, perhaps thousands of people were dead or dying as the buildings burned and crumbled.  What’s more, days went by before the fires were fully put out.  From the outside, it seemed like no effort at all was made to save anybody.  Any planes that flew by low were shot at (no more were shot down), the only information came from high flying U-2s.  They showed damage, but also an empty city.

There was no evidence of people in the city at all.  The buildings showed little to no heat signatures, the streets were bare and unmoving, nothing was happening, and no one could figure out where everybody went.

The pervailing theory was the subway system.  People were holed out in the subways, and that old, forgotten tunnels were how the RNYers were getting their supplies.  There was no easy way to prove this.  The President ordered certain key buildings be destroyed, and elite teams of Navy SEALs were sent to infiltrate the subway system.  The buildings were all knocked out via Ship to Surface missiles launched from the harbor.  They stood no chance.  Their destruction was captured on video and broadcast around the world.  The United States was not to be messed with.

The SEALs entered the subways, and found them empty.  They couldn’t do a proper mapping of the thousands of miles of subway tunnels, but they could, to the best of their knowledge, say that the city was empty.  The President ordered the subways to be flooded.  It was a radical idea, and no one was quite sure what would happen, but it was a quiet way to show the RNYers that the game is over, they lost.

Well, it turns out that 100 years of digging and tunneling beneath a city does some damage to the bedrock.  The ground lost alot of weight, and instead of being spread out, it was distributed on points.  Once the water was there those points spread everything out.  Foundations cracked, and buildings lost their footings.

The Mighty Skyline was Falling.

As usual, jump the gun for the video and enjoy your downloaded memory:

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Planet Earth II

I never saw the first one, but this looks good.  I’m pretty amazed at some of the footage they were able to capture.  Either they had drones, or super high resolution cameras and then cropped it in very far.  It looks like a good couple of hours to waste when it premiers sometime this year as no date has been announced yet.

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The Simpsons Did it First

The Simpsons is about to start it’s 28th season tomorrow night.  Every year I look it up, and every year I’m astonished that it’s been airing almost my entire life.  Naturally, with something that has about 600 episodes to it’s name, it’s bound to have tried to predict something, or in the Simpsons’ universe, poke fun at something.  In fact, there’s an entire sub-reddit dedicated to times and things where The Simpsons’ did something, and then real life caught up to it. Some things are inevitable, while others are pretty out there, and still, a generation of people grew up watching and being inspired by the show, so it’s only fitting that those people took inspiration from it.

Indeed, that’s what half of the items in the above video are – directly influenced by The Simpsons, not some far out thing that the show invented first.  Still, it’s a quick video to watch, what do you have to loose?  After all, you are reading this, you can’t be doing something important.

Be sure to tune in tomorrow night for the premier of the new season.  I’m sure it will be great, or it will suck, either way, people will talk about the show, because it’s still on, and it’s still upsetting people!

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TV Drs.

https://youtu.be/foL9gfbfweY

Yes, it’s an advertisement.  Yes, it’s fun.  Yes, it’s under a minute long.  Enjoy it, then make a Dr.’s appointment.  Or don’t it’s a free country.

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Please watch The Last Ship

There are very few television shows I get excited about.  I’ve told you before about The Last Ship.  I’m telling you again.  Season 3 is about to wrap up, there’s only 2 more episodes left, there’s still time for you to catch up on the previous 2 and 3/4 seasons streaming it somewhere.

This show is a rollercoaster of action and drama.  I think my favorite part though is that the writers don’t pull punches.  They also take advantage of being a cable show by using and showing violence, but not be gratuitous with it.  It’s safe to watch with older kids, and it’s mostly accurate from a military point of view (at least as far as I can tell and research that is).

I won’t spoil anything, just go watch it please.  I want a 5th season (season 4 has already been renewed).

 

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The last Person of Interest

https://youtu.be/qUoy4e297i0

This is it, the final chapter in the 5 year saga that has been Person of Interest.  I’ve posted before, I’ve tried to get you all interested, but it didn’t work out, in the end, CBS decided to cancel the series.  At least the show is going out on it’s own terms, so we will have closure there.  This final season has been a typical Person of Interest roller-coaster ride, I’ll be sad when it ends.  Tune in tonight, let’s make the numbers giant.

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The Last Ship

It’s time to get aboard The Last Ship for another rocking season.  Season 3 of this very well done TNT show starts tonight.  It was supposed to start last week, but things happened so it was pushed up a week.  It’s all good though.

For those of you who aren’t aware, The Last Ship is an action thriller set in the months immediately after a global pandemic has killed roughly 80% of the world’s population.  The source of the virus is melting ice caps and pre-historic animal carcasses that have begun to thaw out.  The virus isn’t all killing, and there is a cure for it, but the real meat of the show is how the crew deals with the knowledge that they are the last surviving members of the United States of America as they know it.  There’s plenty of threats be it rebels, commies, or religious zealots.  That’s an oversimplification of the first two seasons, the third one starts tonight, I hope you’re watching with us.