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February 08, 2021

Re-Education Camp Cafe: Flashback 1983 Edition

First a news flashback, then trailers from 1983 (second one: Doctor Detroit), then TV shows that debuted in 1983, followed by three videos compiling videos that ran in 1983.

Finally, the top 30 songs of 1983.

Recap of 1983.

Did you see the Burger King commercial at 2:40?

Recognize the girl?

Recognize the boy?

I'm not sure that all the dates here are right. The boy in that commercial would be in a major movie this very year. (Hint: Private school, hot mom. More than a hint: here.)

Yet he was also shooting Burger King commercials, just months before?

The girl, meanwhile, would be in one of the biggest movies of the following year. She must have been shooting it while this ad was airing.

Movie trailers from 1983.

I forgot that 1983 was the "Battle of Bonds," with Sean Connery coming back to do a non-canon remake of Thunderball, as well as Roger Moore starring in the main Bond franchise's Octopussy. The trailer they use for Never Say Never Again must be a fan-made one, a fake trailer, because it features the James Bond Theme. This production was not allowed to use any of the material from the EON main franchise, especially the theme.

And I've really got to see Brainstorm one of these days. That's a movie I've sort of slightly wanted to see since it was out in theaters. But I never wanted quite enough to actually watch it, even when it was on HBO literally every six hours.

I just saw The Dead Zone for the first time this month. That was released in 1983 too, apparently. It was... boring. It really didn't do much besides present the bare bones of a very basic what-if-you-could-see-the-future premise.

New TV shows of 1983.

TV commercials from 1983, here,
and here,
and here.

Top 30 songs of 1983.

Depressing bonus: Compare 1983 with today.

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