The other day, I bumped into a show where Kiefer Sutherland plays the President Of The United States, and marveled that the bad boy of my youth had become the elder statesman figure of the present day.  Not only was he 40% of the brilliance that was ‘Lost Boys’, Kiefer made ‘Flatliners’ almost watchable and even gave viewers of ‘Bright Lights, Big City’ something to goggle at other than a painfully miscast Michael J. Fox.  Of course, the question of old Kiefer or young Kiefer has come up before at my house: Is Jack Bauer cooler than Doc Scurlock?  Is there any villain more vile than Ace Merrill?  It’s a toughie, but eminently suitable for today’s platinum-blonde query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) is probably biased as a child of the 1990s, but still thinks David is partially responsible for the proliferation of nerds in longcoats and leather gloves, asking: Old Kiefer or Young Kiefer?

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Matthew Peterson

Matthew Peterson

Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture!

And a nice red uniform.

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  1. March 27, 2017 at 11:47 am — Reply

    I actually wear my long coat because of “Highlander”, not “The Lost Boys”, so I think there might be a little blame to share on that front.

    I really can’t decide. I think he’s been involved in some great stuff (and also made some possibly terrible stuff tolerable) through the course of his career, so I don’t really favor his works from any particular age range. Plus, the characters he plays as a youth are usually quite different from the roles he brings to life later, so it isn’t easy to compare them when he did a pretty good job with almost all of them.

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