Charlie’s Angels Get Down Like Dat, A Three-Eyed Fish, and The Walking Dead Rule TV

Oct. 30-Nov. 5: Frankenstein fights a time traveler, Prince makes a sequel, two hip-hop milestones, Will Smith is magic, Naomi Watts is a spy, Megamind tries to give up villainy, everyone gets together for colored girls, and Tim Robbins is haunted in a horror classic. All that and more this week on Thirty Twenty Ten, your weekly look back on the week that was 30, 20, and 10 years ago.


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4 thoughts on “Charlie’s Angels Get Down Like Dat, A Three-Eyed Fish, and The Walking Dead Rule TV

  1. The part about U2’s “All That You Can’t Leave Behind” immediately transported me back to the first time I heard it. I think this is where a lot of us draw the line between their “old stuff” and “new stuff,” so it’s wild to think this is 20 years old.
    I have a question: I am a little late to 30 20 10 and just discovered it about a year and a half ago, so I’ve been going back and listening to earlier episodes to catch up. But you can only go back so far, not all the way to the beginning. Is access to the older shows available for Patreon patrons?

  2. Randomly I heard in the trailer for Megamind the name “RealD” the 3D movie equipment company I worked for from 2013 to 2019. Anyway, if you guys ever wanted to know more about how the 3D worked feel free to reach out to @racoonhail on Twitter and I can try to answer questions.

  3. Frankenstein unbound. What are some other movies where they have an Internet before the Internet existed? I’ll never forget watching Repo Man and seeing the villains do what was essentially a google search on big clunky 1980’s computer. Now 1980’s audiences would watch that and go, “Wow, what future tech these villains have!” But I think that most kids who might watch it in 2020 would just see that and think it was the internet, just clunkier. Any other films have tech like that that an uniformed young viewer of today might think was just the internet of its time?

    What is a film with a twist you enjoyed more the second time, when you knew the “twist” than you enjoyed the first time when you didn’t not? I recently re-watched Jacob’s Ladder (SPOILERS) and I think I like it a lot more when I knew it was his death dream and him coming to terms with his life ending than I did when I was confused about what was happening and what the point of everything was.

    What is your favorite Season 2 episode of the Simpson’s? Mine is Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish with Blinky the three eyed fish

    Patti LaBelle back up singers Christmas

    It is the 30th anniversary of Ice Ice Baby. This song is not just a Nineties Song, it may be THE Nineties song, the song that people making period films use anytime they want to unequivocally set the audience up for a very very specific moment in time.
    It’s treated as a joke song now, two things;
    1) It wasn’t when it came out. It was commercially popular, but also received pretty good critical reception and was nominated for a Grammy in the category Best Rap Performance (losing to “Can’t Touch This”)
    2) I wonder if it’s joke status will eventually fade and it’s decade signifier status will outlast its contemporaries? A quick search of IMBD shows that it’s used far far FAR more often than Wilson Phillips #1 hit of 1990 “Hold On” vs
    In the 2090’s when someone is making a 1990’s period film/tv/vr experience/whatever, I can honestly see them using this song without a hint of irony – at that point it’ll just be a song strongly associated with the 1990’s and nothing else.
    Also he’s getting a bio pic, which is something many bigger stars of his era are highly unlikely to ever get:
    And that’s another good way to get pop culture longevity.

    Lifehouse. Hanging by a moment. Personally I love this song.

    The International space station has been continuously manned every day since October 30, 2000. This, of course, means that the percentage of the human population who are currently living on the planet Earth has been less than 100% of the total human population since that date. It’s within the realm of possibility that this will continue for the indefinite future, as in for the entire remaining existence of the human race. I find that neat.

    Charlie’s Angels. My only connection to the Charlie’s Angel’s multi-verse is girls doing the pose in college.

    Beautiful day U2. It’s not a song I ever really seek out but anytime it’s on I’ll listen to it.

    Four Lions does not get the love that it deserves. The filmmakers have a spot on take that tons of “Terrorist Masterminds” are actually pretty stupid. The Sopranos showed us that many of the Mafios are dim witted lunks but this is the only film I have ever saw that utterly deglamorized and made fun of the “average terrorist” for being fundamentally bad at their job.

    Goldeneye Wii. The problem with remaking Goldeneye is that it is a very important game that was a pretty fundamental experience for a huge chuck of gamers at the right age of life but it is also not that great of a game and that’s OK! “But here’s the thing: it’s okay that GoldenEye sucks because it doesn’t matter if it was ever “good” or not. Does applying a set of conventional standards to a game make all of the fond memories we’ve had with it any less valid, less real? Absolutely not. Video games on their own may be objects with set values, just numbers and algorithms, but they don’t function completely until people play them, and people have unique and different points of view–-it’s what makes us people, and it’s also what makes playing videogames so damn interesting and fun. Games are ultimately subjective experiences, meaning that at some point objective analysis falls apart. To me, GoldenEye is an incredibly fun game that I still love to play, and for me, that is plentiful.”

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