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Taken (2008) - Part 1, Nostalgia Review


Our particular set of skills might not be that great, but we can all agree that Bryan Mills’ skills are incredible as we explore our nostalgia for 2008’s English-language French action-thriller film, Taken.

This is a special episode as requested by Mike, who answered the call and donated to Dana’s fundraising campaign supporting the non-profit Angioma Alliance, Because Brains Shouldn’t Bleed!

In this episode, Tim, Chris, Dana, and Kari explore their nostalgia and what they recall as their favorite moments. Spaz missed this episode because it was his birthday weekend and he was taken… by alcohol and steak. We finally find movies that Chris hasn’t seen before and Kari calls us out on our ratings. Tim and Dana are both looking forward to seeing this movie again for the first time as parents and how that may change their connection to this movie. Also, screw U2…
Movie Details
Written by Luc Besson (5th element) and Robert Mark Kamen (Karate Kid, 5th element), and directed by Pierre Morel
Starring Liam Neeson and Maggie Grace
Budget of $25mil, made over $226mil in the box office
Currently a 7.8 on IMDb
Special shout out to Sticker Mule for donating a total of $100 to our August 31st giveaway. 2 winners will walk away with a $50 store credit to purchase their own customer stickers, coasters, labels, or even hot sauce. Sticker Mule is a personal favorite of ours and a company we’ve been using for years.

A huge shout out and thank you to Retro Static Radio ( for donating to our show. Head to their page to see some amazing projects they have in the works, commission them for some fun rewards and enjoy some NEW classic old timey radio performances

Another huge shout out and thank you to our podcasting comedian friend Grim ( for donating to our show as well. Grim is by far one of the funniest podcasts I’ve listened to and I love hearing his take on the world around him. You will be entertained for sure.

A special Ko-fi shout out to our friend, splatonoodles ( who has some wonderful illustrations to share. Lauren is a graphic artist that has some great commissions available, so please check out her page and fund her creativity!

Finally, I wanted to thank The Paul and Griff Show (@paulngriffshow), Geeksploration the Podcast (@Geeksplorepod), and Maria (Facebook) for sharing their nostalgia with us in this episode.