On this episode of What Occurred to this Superstar, we check out the solid of That 70s Present, together with the now imprisoned Danny Masterson.
Hanging out down the road, you possibly can discover the solid of That ’70s Present, Fox’s go-to sitcom from 1998-2006. Lasting eight seasons and even 200 episodes, That ’70s Present had an ensemble that discovered a charismatic group of characters within the Wisconsin burbs and making essentially the most out of that basement. Making its debut on Fox within the fall of 1998, the present rapidly grew to become a cultural phenomenon. It made superstars out of a lot of its younger solid, together with Ashton Kutcher, Topher Grace, Laura Prepon, Danny Masterson, Wilmer Valderrama, and even the grownup leads, Debra Jo Rupp and Kurtwood Smith (with Crimson Foreman a far cry from this function in Robocop).
But, as lighthearted because the present was, some very darkish enterprise was happening behind the scenes, as co-star Danny Masterson’s rape trial and conviction proved. What occurred to the solid of That 70s Present is a disturbing epilogue to a present that, at its finest, introduced quite a lot of pleasure to tons of followers however had a really darkish aspect. On this episode, we dig into what’s occurred to the close-knit solid, a lot of whom got here below fireplace for his or her help of Masterson all through his trial and after his conviction, with this a story of Scientology, wealth, energy, and abuse. That mentioned, it’s not all darkish, with co-stars like Topher Grace and Laura Prepon happening to long-running careers, and, regardless of every part, Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher have had one of many higher Hollywood marriages. But, one can’t deny the Masterson case and the icky help from most of the solid members have solid a shadow over the present’s legacy, in addition to Netflix’s ill-timed sequel collection, That ’90s Present.
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