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Old 12-16-2014, 06:39 PM
 
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Ha ha, oh you youngster, you! The early 90s were not that long ago. Wait another 30 years, as someone else pointed out, and then see your reaction when a 20-something tells you that the 20-teens were a "long" time ago!
So in the early 90s did people feel like the late 60s and the Moon Landing "happened yesterday" too?
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Old 12-17-2014, 03:56 AM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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So in the early 90s did people feel like the late 60s and the Moon Landing "happened yesterday" too?
We-ll.....not quite that but in the early 90's, I was experiencing a certain memory gap at least Hollywood wise. It seemed to me that there was nothing between 1979 and 1990 (if I recall correctly those years).

Now the explanation of that was that I had entered college, didn't see much TV, and then I was in the Navy, and again, didn't see much TV. What TV I did see was in spurts, only on certain days. If I did see something else, something interesting, on the tapes I was making, I probably didn't have the chance to get involved in it.

For example, I remember that the first episode of the reboot "Mission: Impossible" I saw was "Submarine" in late April of 1989. It was on the TV at my police station as I was leaving and I was instantly hooked......but that was episode 18 of a show that had been on since October 1988. I was quite unaware till that night that it even existed.

So to the question at hand, in 1990's, did I feel the moon landings were yesterday? Probably not (I wished I had kept diaries back then) but by then, I had at least three items in history to shift me away from that feeling. We were well into the space shuttle era, from Enterprise flight testing, to launches, to a disaster. But before that, before seeing John Young coming down that staircase at Edwards and seeing one very happy astronaut, yes, Apollo-Soyuz, Skylab, Apollo might have all been yesterday.

Secondly, there was the Hollywood side of it. When it comes to space movies, Hollywood uses what is in use at the time. Steve Austin flew in Apollo capsules, Derek Flint and The Stranger (1973) flew in an Apollo type capsule. Marooned was a type of Apollo. Countdown, being earlier, was a mix of Apollo and Gemini. We are constantly reminded where we are, what was just there.

But now cut to the 80's and it's entrance. Moonraker is about shuttles. Lifeforce uses a type of shuttle. Mission: Impossible used a shuttle. SpaceCamp is a shuttle. Now, well then, we were reinforced about what is now, what is here.

Finally, with the moon landings, I was a child. In 1990, I was an adult. With all on experiences over that time of change, there is bound to be feelings of how long ago that was.
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Old 12-17-2014, 11:31 AM
 
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the 90s and the 00s didn't have an identity of their own, the 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s all had their own unique indentities
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Old 12-17-2014, 04:33 PM
 
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the 90s and the 00s didn't have an identity of their own, the 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s all had their own unique indentities
So does that mean, we're still living in the 80s?
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Old 12-17-2014, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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The 90's are still new.

Very little of the music is considered classic at this point, maybe a little grunge, Metallica, and RHCP, but not much else.

A few of the TV shows are syndicated, but many of them were in the late 90's/early 2000's too.

This is why. They are still fresh in our minds.
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Old 12-17-2014, 07:18 PM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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Hey David - Metallica was formed in 1981
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Old 12-17-2014, 07:43 PM
 
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Hey David - Metallica was formed in 1981
I know, but the Black Album came out in 1991.
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Old 12-17-2014, 11:51 PM
 
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I know, but the Black Album came out in 1991.
I think of the Black Album as more of a hair metal than a grunge album. It sounds "classic" to me.
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Old 12-18-2014, 01:29 AM
 
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I think of the Black Album as more of a hair metal than a grunge album. It sounds "classic" to me.
I'm offended for Metallica for you thinking they were ever hair metal.
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Old 12-18-2014, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Springfield
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Using pop culture as a reference, it's sort of amazing to see old reruns of Seinfeld and realize that show is like a quarter century old.
Funny, I think the same about Seinfeld re-runs. It doesn't feel like that long ago, until I make a reference to a scene or quote from the show, and someone in his 20's stares at me blankly. They still crack me up, though.

In another thread, I wrote a response, and the OP wrote "Thanks, Troy..." I don't think she got my username reference. Obviously, she hadn't seen my show "I Can't Believe They Invented It!" or "Troy and Company's Summertime Smile Factory."
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