Jem, the outrageous, triple-platinum '80s rocker who nearly took down Barbie


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#2

That's truly outrageous!


#3

I love the part where The Misfits break into her song!


#4

Dazzler meets Josie & The Pussycats?


#5

Patrick Nagel meets Josie & The Pussycats


#6

When attempting to convey the glory of this series, I stumbled upon this Comics Alliance article that sums it up nicely:
http://comicsalliance.com/best-jem-episodes/


#7

Here's every Jem episode layered together. Or at least here's a snippet of what it looks like when every Jem episode is layered together.

http://timothyhutchings.com/TH2/All_the_Jems_in_the_World.html


#8

I forgot what a madhouse that show was. It was always my friends sister who watched it, yeah, her... yeah.


#9

Thanks Mark! It's taken me years to get that theme song out of my head and now it's right back in there!!


#10

Jem is how I gauge if a person was from the 80's (I'm 35, so at least a child of the 80's then). Everyone know's G.I. Joe, but a lot of people give you that confused look when you mention Jem.


#11

The AVClub did a rather nice retrospective on Jem a few days ago:

http://www.avclub.com/article/showtime-synergy-looking-back-legacy-and-marketing-204493


#12

I was really hoping that the movie would be a bit campy, along the lines of the Josie and the Pussycats movie from the early 00's... But it looks like they're taking it fairly seriously.


#13

After the credits, that weird color that comes from digitally stacking photos shows up.....

http://krazydad.com/blog/2009/08/06/the-color-of-us/
http://krazydad.com/blog/2009/08/07/the-color-of-us-continued/


#14

So a color that's close to skintone is considered weird when normalizing way too many photos together? Is it so crazy to think that a substantial fraction of the photos include people?


#15

It may have first been noticed with people-photos, but the example images are not of people -- they are of "squared circles":


#16

Gee, someone needs to correct the shocking omission on Barry Harman's Wikipedia page.


#17

Quicktime?


#18

I was wondering if I was the only one who thought the Quicktime was odd; it's been years since I've seen the likes of that. So appropriately retro!

The link (which you can obtain in Firefox by right-clicking and selecting Inspect Element) is http://timothyhutchings.com/TH2/Media/AllTheJemsH264Excerpt%20-%20Wi-Fi.m4v .


#19

Hannibal Lecter reconsiders pie.


#20

Quicktime is still very much used in the Apple world (for obvious reasons, I suppose).