A true story:
Me: I gave you a little mental shout-out when Joaquin won last night. He was all sorts of unkempt-looking, but he was adorable nonetheless. He can go from Penn to cute in record time.
Sars: He is really cute, I think. I loved him so much in Signs.
Me: He was pretty great in that. He's been in so many projects I haven't cared for, though. I never even think of him when it comes to actors I like. And I probably should, because he's got the goods.
Sars: He does. He's always thinking; I respect that. Although...he was annoying in SpaceCamp.
Me: In the what now?
Sars: Lea Thompson! Tate Donovan!
Me: Oh god. IMDb, here I come.
Sars: YOU'VE NEVER SEEN IT?!
Me: Am I fired if I say I've never heard of it?
Sars: ...You're fired twice. "Never heard of it." IT'S LIKE I DON'T KNOW YOU ANYMORE.
Me: But ... but ...
Sars: No. Rent it.
Me: Holy god, that is some ... interesting cast.
Sars: I'm telling you. You are an incomplete cultural commentator.
Me: This'll work. It can play into my continuing anthropological study of Tom Skerritt's face.
Sars: Oh shit, I forgot about him. Heh. This is why I usually don't make fun of Kate Capshaw, even though she deserves it.
Me: I can honestly tell you ... never. Never once even heard tale of it.
Sars: That is amazing to me. I'm old, but still.
Me: No, because that was the same year as Goonies, I think [edit: Err, almost.], and I sure as shit saw that. It's probably just some random Chaos Theory-like fluke.
Sars: I had never seen Goonies until last year. Guess who yelled at me for that?
Me: Me? Would I do that?
Sars: You gave me the nonplussed "...." So go rent your ass some SpaceCamp.
Me: Maybe there was some rift and everybody who saw Goonies didn't see SpaceCamp and vice versa? I'm grasping here.
Sars: My brother saw them both, so I don't know what the connection is.
Me: Oh, man, Netflix has the trailer. But it says if I liked Adventures in Babysitting, I'll like this one. So that works for me.
Sars: Yeah, that's accurate, I'd say.
So it was that I was thrown into the breach with SpaceCamp. [We meet again, Tate Donovan.] I'll let you all know how it turns out.