This week join Jonathan, Andrew, & Steve as Jonathan introduces the potential significance of nostalgia that occurred on U.S. television beginning in the late 1980s. Using the shows The Wonder Years, Quantum Leap, and Dream On as case studies the guys discuss and debate the significance of nostalgia not only for a childhood but a childhood that grew in parallel with a particular medium (TV). Also, enjoy as Jonathan and Steve argue over Mike Post’s Quantum Leap theme.
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The Big Chill’s 1983 soundtrack successfully sold ’60s pop nostalgia.
The film Stand By Me’s soundtrack boasting nostaglic hits.
creators of The Wonder Years: Neal Marlens and Carol Black
Parents on The Wonder Years dual recording (16mm film & still camera) the moment for future revisiting.
The role of film is built into The Wonder Years DVD package aesthetic.
Recreation of physical nostalgia is built into The Wonder Years DVD boxset.
Producer Donald Bellisario with his Quantum Leap star Scott Bakula.
Quantum Leap episodes set the temporal stage for audiences each week.
Dr. Samuel Beckett leaps into his boyhood self in the episode “The Leap Home.”
Little Martin Tupper grows up literally in front of the TV in the intro for Dream On