Flight of the Navigator, Talladega Nights and Kilborn’s Daily Show – Jul 28-Aug 4

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This week in 1986, Jason Vorhees gains supernatural powers while one of the best Disney films of all time opens across the country. 1996 brings us The Daily Show and Keanu Reeves’ post-Speed dud, and 2006 introduces the world to Ricky Bobby.

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1986:

-Howard the Duck ALSO releases this week, so get ready for that

-Laputa, aka Castle in the Sky, debuts in Japan. We’d get it in the US in 2000-frikkin-3

-Taito releases Bubble Bobble in arcades

-Bananarama’s “Venus” is a hit song this month, and both Cinderella and Poison have new albums out

1996:

-M2 launches

-Sublime’s self-titled album releases, incl songs Wrong Way, What I Got etc

Tommy Lasorda retires. Manager of the LA Dodgers for 20 seasons, winning two world series. Also famously appeared on the box for the Sega Genesis launch game Tommy Lasorda Baseball.

-Matilda and Phat Beach also release in theaters

-Phantasmagoria 2, Virtua Fighter Kids and Shining Wisdom all release

-Tecmo’s Deception launches on PS1, Decathlete on Saturn

2006:

-Nelly Furtado’s “Promiscuous” is #1, new albums from DMX, Powerman 5000 and Five for Fighting

-The Descent, Barnyard and Robin Williams’ The Night Listener also release

FlatOut 2, Dungeon Siege II, Super Monkey Ball Adventure and Street Fighter II XBLA all released this week in 2006

Final episode of “Top of the Pops” airs on BBC. Weekly show that counted down the top-selling songs, with many live performances by popular artists. Started on New Years Day 1964, still airs annual Christmas editions that count down the year’s top songs.

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14 thoughts on “Flight of the Navigator, Talladega Nights and Kilborn’s Daily Show – Jul 28-Aug 4

  1. Sublime were “emulating every musical style”? Ah yes, *all* of the music genres: Ska, White Reggae, AND Ska-Punk!

  2. I’ve seen every Friday the 13th multiple times, and while part 6 isn’t the worst, it’s one of the most bleh. It has little memorable moments outside of the ridiculous opening, and having a spot between 4, 5, and 7, there’s no real reason to check it out unlike you’re as into crappy horror movies as I am. On the other hand, I can’t wait to discuss part 7 in two years.

  3. Next week’s episode will cover my birthday! August 6th, 1994 (yeah I’m young cut me some slack). My memory is pretty shit but for ’96 I remember I had a birthday cake with Timon and Pumbaa from The Lion King on it as it was my favourite movie at a young age. In ’06 I think I would have just finished Elementary School and would be going into Junior High but I don’t remember anything interesting to let’s just stick with that Lion King anecdote. Hope you guys don’t rag on my youth too much.

  4. “Beats, Rhymes, and Life” was NOT the last Tribe Called Quest album, but it was the beginning of the end, certainly. There aren’t a lot of memorable tracks, Q-Tip’s cousin is on a bunch of the songs for some reason even though he’s pretty bad, and you can tell that the band was starting to hate each other. Plus, Jay Dee’s influence on the album just makes things incredibly dreary, but, then, I didn’t end up being a fan of any of The Ummah’s stuff.

    It’s not a bad album, exactly, but it is extremely forgettable. Even their final album had one good single (“Find A Way”), but there’s nothing on BRL that I would necessarily seek out again.

  5. When I was a teenager, I was bored and browsing the internet on my birthday (August 3rd). I ended up at Metallica.com, where a header said “Happy birthday Jaymz!” Which, since my name is James, I found pretty odd! Turns out James Hetfield shares my birthday. Which is really just a roundabout way of pointing out that you forgot James Hetfield, you monsters!

  6. Does Brett realize that next year he’s going to be reading all the same birthdays again, since they come around every year? It seems like he’s doing every notable birthday every week.

  7. There are no americans in the cast of The Descent, Chris. The cast is made up of scottish, australian, british, dutch, swedish and irish actresses, and none of them were teenagers. And it has the best schlocky tag line: “Chicks with picks.” The director, Neil Marshall was my favorite director for a while, but he’s unfortunately kind of fallen off the earth after a couple of clunkers after The Descent. He did however direct two of the biggest battle heavy episodes in the Game of Thrones show, Blackwater and The Watchers on the Wall. You should check out his first feature film, Dog Soldiers. It stars GoT’s ser Davos, Liam Cunnigham, as a super over the top villain, as a bunch of british squaddies are beset by werewolves in a cabin in the woods. The dvd commentary is the funniest one I’ve ever listened to.

    1. The Descent is a great movie. Once the girls gather themselves after the initial attacks and bring out the pickaxes, it gets awesome. That scene in the Tomb Raider reboot where Lara wades through a pool of blood up to her eyes seemed to me to be inspired by this movie. (not to mention how gnarly she gets with her pickaxe)
      And Dog Soldiers? A guy goes hand to hand with a bigass werewolf and is almost kicking it’s ass before it get the better of him. His last words before it devours him? “I hope I give you the shits, you fucking wimp.”

  8. Love the talk about Joe Montana’s Sports Talk Football line “I Can’t Believe It”. I still quote that to this day! Keep up the great work, everyone!

  9. Maybe it’s because I listened to this while playing Peggle 2 but I really enjoyed this episode. I have a few things to check out too it seems!

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