Mon, 1 August 2022
Powerful women influence history. As we grew up we watched some very strong female characters that helped to shape culture and bring about positive change. Let's remember great characters from the 70s, 80s, and 90s and how they inspired us!
What women inspired us growing up? Of course our moms. But we were so entrenched in movies and TV that there’s no way we could have escaped the influence of the characters that we saw there. Let’s explore the female characters that shaped us.
RIP Tony Dow, Paul Sorvino, and TRON actor David Warner
No Bueno! Chaco Taco is going away for good!
Light & Magic, is now streaming on Disney+
Get ready for a spicy way to start your day with Cinna Fuego Toast Crunch!
Just in time for school to start, Post is releasing two new snack packs; Starburst All Pink Juicy Gels and Fruity Pebbles Yogurt Snack Packs
Matt Frewer will be b-b-back as Max in a new series on AMC
Check out some retro news from San Diego Comic Con
What we’re Enjoying
In anticipation of the new She-Hulk series on Disney+, Jay pulled out the 2004 She-Hulk comics by Dan Slott. These are great stories that we may or may not be seeing in the new series. But either way, it’s always fun to Enjoy Stuff. Shua has been listening to a book by John Scalzi called The Kaiju Preservation Society and narrated by Wil Wheaton. It’s a story of a guy that gets a job with a group of people that are observing and taking care of giant Kaijus on another Earth.
Sci-Fi Saturdays/MCU Location Scout
This week Jay revisits a 1995 sci-fi movie with Peter Weller called Screamers. It’s adapted from a book by Philip K Dick and written by Dan O’Bannon. These sound great, but don’t really translate very successfully. Either way, you get some decent effects and action scenes with 90s cheese. And don’t forget his articles on MCULocationScout.com for some great, interactive maps of filming locations.
Our incredible Moms worked so hard to raise us and we appreciate everything they did. But they weren’t the only women that we learned from as we grew up. As we watched movies and TV when our minds were impressionable, we got to see women have more opportunities and take charge to show the world that they were a force to be reckoned with.
Those characters helped to shape our view of culture and inspire us to be supportive partners in the challenge to give everyone equal opportunity. These characters were just a sampling of the many female influences we had, but they embodied some very positive characteristics. Listen in as we talk about actresses that showed independence, intelligence, strength, leadership, determination, and humor.
Who were the female characters that inspired you? How did they make a positive difference in your life? First person that emails me with the subject line, “Still, she persisted” will get a special mention on the show. Let us know. Come talk to us in the Discord channel or send us an email to EnjoyStuff@RetroZap.com