To add to the pandemic brainstorming below, I would add more to footage such as what did society do to adapt, did it have an impact on today’s society, and commercials could be to possibly be prepared for the unpredictable (but not hoarding).
I viewed the below project ideas and I think the 80s character acting in a news room would be creative. Now finding 80s attire would be a little tough with the COVID-19 but there are improvisions. Commercials could be 80s products.
Below is another great ideas on past music stars. How would this have impacted today’s music, would it be different? Would it be the same? Would they have produced more music? I’m sure there are documentary or interviews on what would have happened to get started on the projects.