With news that “In the Street” would be returning as the theme song for “That ’90s Show,” it was unclear what an updated version would sound like. James Iha of Smashing Pumpkins and Brett Anderson of The Donnas recorded the new cover art for fans’ listening pleasure. Now we can listen to the updated track while also getting to know Leia’s rebel group better. During a short visit with Grandma and Grandpa Forman, Leia meets Gwen (Ashley Aufderheide), the neighborhood misfit. They chat, connect, and find illegal substances that are nearly two decades old.
There’s something for fans of the original incarnation too. We get glimpses of hairstylist Fez (Wilmer Valderrama), married couple Kelso (Ashton Kutcher) and Jackie (Mila Kunis), and even a visit from Bob (Don Stark). But it wouldn’t be a That ’70s Show sequel without genuine emotional stakes alongside laughs. Eric and Donna return on the hood of the Vista Cruiser, and not everything is phenomenal. It seems that Eric has trouble bonding with Leia just as he had trouble bonding with his father, despite the obvious snappy similarities between father and daughter. “That ’90s Show” seems just as full of heart as the first show – the element that made the original so special.