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Episode 087 - Not Done With Nostalgia Yet

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Are we really tired of nostalgia in TV and Film like Vice says?

Vice released an article that had the headline: "People are finally getting sick of nostalgia in TV and Movies". The top of the article had a picture of The Last Jedi and Jumanji. Two films that have reached a billion dollars at the box office or at least close to it. Financial success is by no means a measure of quality but it at least shows that "nostalgia fatigue" is really only in the minds of those who feel it and is not with the masses. 

If you actually read the article, however, it goes on to say that Jumanji is successful nostalgia because it doesn't carry any baggage of the first one like Star Wars and Star Trek. That's what this Nerd Nuptial is about this week. 

Are we actually tired of nostalgia in our entertainment and what does that even mean? Rehashing old stories or leaving beloved characters alone?