Saturday, 20 October 2012

The Nineties Blogfest Debrief

Thank you to everyone who took part in The Nineties Blogfest. Of the 31 people that signed up, 23 posted something. The Nineties inspired Jeremy to recast Star Trek: The Next Generation, Stephanie to write about shorter periods, Phil to write a piece about the Noughties as well and two of you to sign up twice, which was thorough.

For every year, film and music were the most varied suggestions, while books, comics and games came up less often. Of the three games posted, two were from The Legend Of Zelda series, and both the comics posted were X-Men crossovers.

After The Noughties Blogfest I compiled a debrief of sorts and so here's my attempt to do so again for the Nineties.

Here's a rundown of the most popular suggestions:

The films Ghost, Total Recall and The Hunt For Red October were all featured on two lists each, as was TV show Twin Peaks

The runaway success this year was Nirvana's Nevermind album appearing on no less than six lists with songs 'Come As You Are' and 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' both garnering two votes individual votes each. Filmwise Terminator 2: Judgement Day, The Fisher King, Doc Hollywood and Disney's Beauty And The Beast were listed twice.

The Red Hot Chili Peppers' songs 'Breaking The Girl' and 'Under The Bridge' appeared on one list each, with both tracks from Blood Sugar Sex Magik. While the U2 album Achtung Baby also got two votes. The Last Of The Mohicans, Reservoir Dogs, Universal Soldier and Disney's Aladdin were all on two lists each.

Jurassic Park made it on to four lists (with a special mention for Michael Crichton's 1990 novel as well). Counting Crows songs, 'Mr. Jones' and 'Anna Begins', from the album August And Everything After both featured on different lists.

Pulp Fiction was chosen by four of you, while the films Speed, Forrest Gump, TV show My So-Called Life and Weezer's The Blue Album are all on two lists each.

The big surprise this year was that The Soup Nazi episode of Seinfeld appeared on two lists. 180 episodes to choose from and two of you both zeroed in on that one. The TV show Nowhere Man, Oasis album What's the Story Morning Glory? and the films WaterworldSe7en and Toy Story were also on two lists each, while Braveheart Alanis Morrisette's Jagged Little Pill made it onto three.

Twister and Independence Day were both in three posts, whiole Matilda, Mission Impossible, The Birdcage and Star Trek: First Contact were all in two.

More movies were posted this year than any other and yet The Fifth Element and Titanic appeared in three posts and Donnie Brasco, L.A. Confidential, Face/Off, The Full Monty, Starship Troopers, Liar Liar, As Good As It Gets, Good Will Hunting, G.I. Jane and Gattaca were all in two posts each, as were Radiohead's OK Computer and Foo Fighters’ The Colour And The Shape. On TV, the debut of Buffy the Vampire Slayer saw it crop up on four lists.

Lauryn Hill's The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill album and films Soldier and Blade all made it into two of your posts.

Films The Mummy, Fight Club, Galaxy Quest and The Sixth Sense were on two lists, while The Matrix was on four. On TV, Buffy spinoff series Angel got two votes (one of them for the episode I Will Remember You) and three of you loved Blink 182's Enema Of The State album.

The Linky will stop working at some point so here are links to all those that took part: Me, Philip J Reed, Donna Hole, Hart Johnson, Azia, M.J. Fifield, Deniz Bevan, Medeia Sharif, Melissa @ My Creatively Random Life, Entertaining Interests, Tami @ Thrift Shop Commando, Sydney Aaliyah, Stephen Tremp, SciFi media, Ninja Captain Alex, Drea Moore, Building Castles On The Beach, Jeremy [R- Zombie], Ellie, Joshua, Tony Laplume, The Pedestrian Writer and Stephanie who separated hers into smaller chunks 1990, 1991, 1992-1994, 1995 - 1997 and 1998 & 1999.

Hopefully I'll see you here in eleven months time for
The Eighties Blogfest...


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

It was a lot of fun! Had I been choosing TV shows, I would've selected Soup Nazi as well.
Surprised not more of us picked Galaxy Quest, since many commented on my post that was an excellent choice. Really didn't expect anyone else to pick my albums though!

M.J. Fifield said...

I'm reading through this list thinking "Oh man! I can't believe I didn't put that on my list!" all over again.

An 80's blogfest will be hysterical. And if I start making my list now, I just might be done in eleven months.

Anonymous said...

I had so much fun researching for my post and visiting people's blogs.

The Soup Nazi was memorable. I picked Seinfeld in general, but if I were to hone in on something it would be the Elaine dance.

Stephsco said...

Cool recap! I can't believe The Sixth Sense was 1999--it doesn't seem that long ago, but I didn't see it when it first came out.

Haha--the Elaine dance. Funny!

Dave said...

Thank you all, I'm glad you enjoyed it.