bostonguy: Every time I see that show, I think to myself, "The world is so farked up because those kids are the ones running things now."
transporter_ii: One of the bigger differences is that there really wasn't an alternative to fossil fuels in the 70s.
Mugato: I know TFA isn't about the show but the show was made in the 90s, meaning if they did a show like that now it would be "That 2000s Show". Aside from technology, don't think there was enough different about the 2000s to be as much of a novelty.Yeah we were in two wars but we just recently got out of Afghanistan. We had another fascist republican President until relatively recently. Fashion and music isn't really that different. It'd be a show that would remind us how things suck about as much as it did then.Now "That 90s Show" would be fun because everything was better then. And I'm old.
Mugato: transporter_ii: One of the bigger differences is that there really wasn't an alternative to fossil fuels in the 70s.Well I'd put that under "technology". I was mostly talking about politics, fashion, music, shiat like that. Back in the 1990s you could definitely tell it a movie or TV show was made in or set in the 1970s. Aside from technology, not so much. Like I'm re-watching The X-Files and you could run that as a show made today aside from once again, the tech.
Psychopompous: Mugato: transporter_ii: One of the bigger differences is that there really wasn't an alternative to fossil fuels in the 70s.Well I'd put that under "technology". I was mostly talking about politics, fashion, music, shiat like that. Back in the 1990s you could definitely tell it a movie or TV show was made in or set in the 1970s. Aside from technology, not so much. Like I'm re-watching The X-Files and you could run that as a show made today aside from once again, the tech.You don't think a show about heroic FBI agents investigating crackpot conspiracy theories, some of which are covered up by a Deep State of secretive government agencies, would play differently in 2022? When the X-files was made, the FBI was still cleaning house post-J. Edgar Hoover and was attempting to stay above the political fray. A rebooted X-files would have to contend with the all of the drama post-Comey, as well as post-Mar-A-Lago.
edmo: The 70s look good in the rear view but it's mostly a great place to be from. Don't go back.
Lusiphur: Inflation is trending down, energy prices are mostly dropping, wages are going up while employment is starting steady, interest rates are barely over 5%. It's just like the 70s, except if the 70s were the opposite of the 70s!This guy missed his mark on doom and gloom predictions by like two months.
cryinoutloud: FFS. Would you quit comparing everything to everything else? No time is exactly like some other time. No generation is like one thing or another. No city is "like" this city. Everything is different. There are 12 billion random facts working together to make something as it is. Something else isn't "like" it.Just trying to foist this crap on me just because you need to fill up column inches. Oh you're a historian. Well then--that makes you an expert on EVERYTHING. No it doesn't. It makes you an expert at collecting random facts, then putting them together to suggest the world that already existed in your head.In the 70s, we had a world of resources to plunder. Why, we'd barely gotten started on drive-thrus, Starbucks didn't exist, we still went to the movies, and nobody got anything delivered unless it was a refrigerator or a wash machine. You kids enriched an entire sector of laze consumerism that has kept us going until now, when the planet crashed. And you can't buy your way out of that one.I bet that historian has never seen a world like this one. It doesn't parse with the world that he wants to live in. Just like Farkers. There must be a trillion reasons for something to be "like this"--and none of them have anything to do with our greed. Nope, he's never seen that before, and neither has anyone who lives in the first world. It's just (waves hands) economic and world forces! Political unrest and a shift to the right by the masses!History is written by those who are best at excusing their role in the whole rotten thing.
cryinoutloud: FFS. Would you quit comparing everything to everything else?
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