by Ryan Rigley
Just when you thought this summer couldn’t get any better, today marks the release of the highly anticipated third installment in the “Men In Black” series. Both Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones will be reprising their roles as Agent J and Agent K respectively, with Josh Brolin taking on the reins of a younger version of Agent K.
What makes this threequel so vastly different from its predecessors is the fact that the majority of it will be taking place in the 1960s. Groovy! As fans of the “Men In Black” series well know, “Men In Black 3” is bound to be full of ’60s jokes and references. After all, part of the fun of making a time travel movie is packing it full of the decade-specific humor that comes with the territory.
From the first televised presidential debates to the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., the ’60s was an extremely important and influential decade in our nation’s past. Here are six key events from the ’60s that we hope to see referenced in “Men In Black 3.”
» The Berlin Wall
Why would Germany build a wall to separate West Berlin from East Berlin? Well, odds are that there are certain types of German aliens that just don’t get along with each other. In order for them to live together in harmony, there has to be something that keeps them from attacking each other. Something like a huge stone wall.
» First Man In Space
History tells us that the Soviets were the first to successfully launch a man into space. Yuri Gagarin was not only the first person to ever enter space, but also the first person to orbit the Earth. However, what if he wasn’t actually a person? Those sneaky Soviets and their shape-shifting alien friends…
» Marilyn Monroe’s Death
Finally, the truth about this “tragic accident” is revealed. Marilyn Monroe didn’t kill herself and she certainly was not killed by the government. In fact, the government aided Marilyn in ditching her human host body and escaping our planet in order to prevent an intergalactic war. Because obviously, Marilyn Monroe was a secret alien space princess.
» Star Trek TV Series Premiere
Have you ever wondered where the idea for “Star Trek” came from? Clearly, a concept so amazing could never come from any human mind. What if we were to find out that “Star Trek” is actually based on true events and that Gene Roddenberry used to be the captain of a spaceship not unlike the USS Enterprise?
» Civil Rights
If you think segregation only effects humans, think again. I have a dream that one day the sons of Arquillians and the sons of Kylothians will be able to sit down together at the table of intergalactic brotherhood. Not the Ballchinians though. Those guys are weird.
» The Beatles
There’s a reason it was called the “British Invasion.” Originating in the Beatluxx Nebula of the Sgt. Pepper System, these so-called Beatles were able to hone their musical prowess to perfection during the 10,000 light year journey to our planet. Their mission? To conquer the Earth one screaming fangirl at a time. Do you honestly think any human in their right mind would cut their hair in the shape of a bowl?
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