Quotes / Unintentional Period Piece

Nyssa: At least we won't be noticed.
Tegan: What do you mean, because this is a police box?
Nyssa: Well, this is Earth. For once it's a perfect camouflage.
Tegan: This is the 1980s, Nyssa. Police boxes went out with flower power.

This is so Nineties!
Kimberly doesn't know how right she is, Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers

"The very notion of a lease for computers is a combination of words that'll make Millennials start bleeding from the ears; don't tell them some families used to rent their televisions."
Stuart Millard on Saved by the Bell, So Excited, So Scared

"Back at the Daily Planet, Lois is getting ready to go interview the President on Air Force One, and sheís decked out in this hilarious 1940s reporter cosplay, right down to a hat. Sheís even taking the Planet's helicopter, because ó and this might be hard to believe ó there was actually a time when newspapers made so much money that they could afford things like that."
Chris Sims and David Uzumeri on Superman

"Total Recall. The original. Not the stupid remake. And I know The Martian is coming out soon, but I still prefer to think that Total Recallís future vision of Mars will prove to be more accurate: mutant hookers, Johnny cabs, an external atmosphere that will turn your face into a rubber maskÖ Iíll take that Mars over Matt Damon shitting in a tent."

"Strips like Dennis the Menace have really young kids playing unsupervised around the neighborhood in ways that were commonplace a generation ago but would get many parents in trouble with Child Protective Services today. The tradition of just letting your dog roam freely at night, has, I think, been dead for even longer...That all said, if Dagwood were abruptly devoured by this pack of feral dogs with the same gluttonous ferocity with which heís crammed innumerable sandwiches down his gullet over the decades, I for one would not object."

"Buck has a cell phone, but Ken Ritz doesnít. Itís apparently possible, but not easy, to find an airportís phone number ďon the Internet or something.Ē And the expense of long-distance phone rates are significant enough to consider even in a ďlife or deathĒ situation. You donít need to check the publication date in this book. That right there is all you need to conclude that it was published in 1997."
Fred Clark on Nicolae: The Rise of Antichrist, a sequel of Left Behind

"Kids, take a trip back to The '80s when handguns were allowed on planes, smoking was allowed in airports, pregnant women were advised to drink by their female bosses, 14-year-old teenagers were allowed to work as limo drivers, and gas was f*cking 74 cents a gallon!"

"Zardoz is probably the most 70ís of all the 70ís movies Iíve recapped. Really. Itís more 70ís than Impulse, Night of the Lepus, and Parts: The Clonus Horror combined. Hell, itís more 70ís than That '70s Show.

From the flowing unisex garments, to all the half-naked waifish chicks, to the pointless quoting of Nietzsche, to all the big perms (on men!), to the cornucopia of half-assed stoner ideals, I canít think of a movie more dated in every aspect of its visual design and philosophy."

"Right before Scream, there was a real push to make movies 'evergreen', meaning donít date them and stay away from popular references so that if I turn it on in twenty years, I could think it was today. One of the things that [screenwriter] Kevin [Williamson] did was to throw out this idea of 'let it be forevermore', and let's fucking tag it for right now and lean into the moment of right now."
Matthew Lillard on Scream (1996), twenty years later