Friday, October 04, 2019

A 1980's Podcast

I had a restless night.

Woke up at ridiculous times and found myself struggling to get back to sleep. To help lull me back to dreamland, I decided to listen to podcasts to help me on my way.

Instead of picking something I already subscribe to, I thought I'd check out something new. I forgot exactly what I typed in the search, but I came up with shows about 1980's movies.

Fair enough, I thought.

I scrolled through a random show's feed and came across an episode that I thought I'd enjoy - the best movie sequels of the 1980's.

In it, the group of hosts were meant to discuss films that had sequels in the 1980's. They weren't tied to films in which the first parts were created in the 80's. An example given was the Rocky series which was released here in the UK in 1977 but had its third (1982) and fourth (1985) films in the decade it covered.

The first host stated his favourite sequel movie of the 1980's was 1984's 2010: The Year We Make Contact. It's the sequel to 2001: A Space Odyssey, which came out in the 1960's.

Do you now see what I mean about the first movie not having to be part of the 1980's?

I listened on.

The next host said her favourite sequel movie of the 1980's was Terminator II: Judgement Day.


As I was listening, I thought to myself 'Did she really say T2?'

'She mustn't be aware that film came out in the 1990's' I reasoned. But then, she came out with something like 'I know this film was released in 1991 but the first film came out in 1984'.

I don't know what else she said. I don't know what the other host said. I switched off the podcast immediately. Never to be listened to again.

It was blatantly going against the point of the discussion. I had no time for that kind of nonsense at that time of the morning.

Terminator 2 is a great movie, though.

It's a great sequel, too.

A great sequel that was made in the 1990's that is.

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