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Old 07-05-2019, 01:05 PM   #61
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I't's crazy how many of the fugitives that we thought "will they ever get caught?!?" have now been caught, served their time and are just free men/women living their lives now.

Also, pretty much every "Lost Loves" segment is so dated. They used to spend years searching, hiring detectives, etc. and UM was a last resort. Now to find someone you just check Facebook and there they are! That is, if you didn't connect on social media when you first met and never lose touch in the first place.
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Old 07-06-2019, 08:58 AM   #62
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I first watched the show when I was in upper elementary/middle school. The segment about the videotape left by the arsonist gave me nightmares.

Watching it now, all of the technology shown on the show totally dates it, but its like a crazy little time capsule, and that's why I love it.

(Probably the worst "tech dating" is the Apple Computer murder...just a terrible crime, but to think that machine was worth that much back then...)
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Old 07-06-2019, 06:24 PM   #63
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As a service member myself I take a special notice for the military-related segments.

It makes me wonder how and why back in the old decades from the 40s to 80s so many incidents involving the military and some sort of lapse or mispractice on the service's behalf, from coverups to mismanagement on the administrative level. This ranges from UFO incidents to members who disappeared/died under mysterious/unknown circumstances. It seems to be a rare occurance in today's age, if ever. I wonder how upper management in the military were able to fix these issues.

I also take note of how all branches of service would generally wear the common camouflage uniform (known as BDUs/battle dress uniform) and individuals just wear the name of their respective branch on the lefthand side of their blouse. Nowadays, each branch of service is overspending on research and development for their own respective uniform patterns. If they all shared a common battle fatigues uniform it would be much more resourceful and they could use that funding to improve quality of life for members in addition to having them better prepared to carry out their missions.
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I't's crazy how many of the fugitives that we thought "will they ever get caught?!?" have now been caught, served their time and are just free men/women living their lives now.

Also, pretty much every "Lost Loves" segment is so dated. They used to spend years searching, hiring detectives, etc. and UM was a last resort. Now to find someone you just check Facebook and there they are! That is, if you didn't connect on social media when you first met and never lose touch in the first place.
Assuming the people are on social media, recently in a local paper somebody had contacted them asking for help in locating somebody she worked with in the early 1970's. Amazing to think that nowadays with social media accounts & all of these genealogy websites tracking people down is so much easier for the average person, back then they either had to hire somebody to do it or try to do it themselves with would have been incredibly time consuming & costly with all the travel to different offices, making requests for information etc.
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I watched the "Missing Time" segment on YouTube yesterday from the very first Season. I remember seeing this as a kid. When they said the Navy Officer's (Bob?) encounter was from 1966 ! I was a little shocked, so long ago yet in 1988 I guess the 60's were only 20 years prior. Was also surprised to read Budd Hopkins passed in 2011, I wasn't even aware he was no longer with us.
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I kind of have a tendency to live in the past. I was using a VCR as late as 2014. Once in a while I taped a program but they were mostly for taping football games. I can still remember walking up to the counter once at Rite Aid to buy a couple blank VHS tapes. The cashier looked at the tapes as if he were looking at a dinosaur fossil and even said, "I can't believe we're still selling these."

I finally joined the rest of the world and currently watch shows on Demand now. But I'll always have happy memories as a kid going to Blockbuster. Those were fun times.
I agree dynoguy! I always took the kids to Blockbuster especially trying to get there early enough on Friday to snag a new release (and almost never succeeding lol)!
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Another sign of the times that UM aired a long time ago:

- Kids actually reading books!
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I always thought it was interesting how many people/fugitives were described as having "acne scars" or "pock-marked face". I guess ProActiv didn't come out until the mid-90s LOL.
The big hair and big glasses is another tell of the time period. Cheryl Holland's glasses are the size of my entire face.
And as someone else mentioned, the aging. I think people wanted to look older in the 80s, as maybe it made them a credible adult to look mature. People in the segments who were 40 look older than most 55 year olds these days.
One area where UM was ahead of it's time - when Ida Pruitt said "griping and bitching". In those days "bitch" was not a word said on television the way it is now. In 1984 there was a mini-series called "Lace" and the main character asks "which one of you bitches is my mother?" It was considered a VERY big deal for that to be aired at the time. So for UM to air Ida saying that was pretty progressive at the time.
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The Lost Loves segments definitely feel anachronistic at this point. With social media and smart devices being what it is today, I'm still connected with people I knew in grade school.

The idea of losing someone and needing a TV show to help find them seems almost too excessive now, barring cases of adopted children. There are way more resources to get in touch with people.
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When you watch the Mark Adams segment (Season 1, Episode 8 on Prime) and RS notes how Adams.was sentenced to 25 years to life, and that means Adams' first chance at parole would have been 2007.

That seemed so far away at the time but now that we are in 2019 it seems so far away but in the opposite direction.
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That seemed so far away at the time but now that we are in 2019 it seems so far away but in the opposite direction.
Remember when the Year 2000 seemed completely futuristic with almost a Science Fiction ring to it?
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As a service member myself I take a special notice for the military-related segments.

It makes me wonder how and why back in the old decades from the 40s to 80s so many incidents involving the military and some sort of lapse or mispractice on the service's behalf, from coverups to mismanagement on the administrative level. This ranges from UFO incidents to members who disappeared/died under mysterious/unknown circumstances. It seems to be a rare occurance in today's age, if ever. I wonder how upper management in the military were able to fix these issues.

I also take note of how all branches of service would generally wear the common camouflage uniform (known as BDUs/battle dress uniform) and individuals just wear the name of their respective branch on the lefthand side of their blouse. Nowadays, each branch of service is overspending on research and development for their own respective uniform patterns. If they all shared a common battle fatigues uniform it would be much more resourceful and they could use that funding to improve quality of life for members in addition to having them better prepared to carry out their missions.
Well said, but also wanted to thank u for your service to our country.
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The Lost Loves segments definitely feel anachronistic at this point. With social media and smart devices being what it is today, I'm still connected with people I knew in grade school.

The idea of losing someone and needing a TV show to help find them seems almost too excessive now, barring cases of adopted children. There are way more resources to get in touch with people.
I often think that with a lot of the Lost Loves. It's interesting, isn't it? Also, so many of those segments detail the heartbreak of people separated from parents or their children for reasons having more to do with what authorities and "society" thought was right. So many children taken away, often without consent from anyone! It's kind of stunning. I think sociologists/historians call it the Baby Scoop Era. One that pops to mind is the British woman, Delia, who was eventually reunited with the baby (who was sent to America) that she desperately wanted to keep.
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The Lost Loves segments definitely feel anachronistic at this point. With social media and smart devices being what it is today, I'm still connected with people I knew in grade school.

The idea of losing someone and needing a TV show to help find them seems almost too excessive now, barring cases of adopted children. There are way more resources to get in touch with people.
The PBS show "We'll Meet Again" deals with lost loves. It deals with people's lives in the shadow of a major world event and how they reunited after years.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pr5DN-_AOGM
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