27 September 2013

Podcast - 1984 - Killer Robots, Marshmallow Men, Nightmares and Too Many Movies

There's literally too much 1984 to fit into one episode this week as the kids take a good stab at cramming it all in to the one hour. Obviously, they fail miserably, both in that they overrun and also in that they can't possibly get through everything even so.

This was the year of Beverly Hills Cop, The Terminator, Ghostbusters, The Karate Kid and The Temple of Doom. That's not even the full list of notables, so it inevitably gets a bit hectic.

In the end, though, hectic is how we like things round here so let's get together and hold on tight for the first run through one of the most cinematic years in living memory.

Direct Link: https://archive.org/download/0211984KillerRobotsMarshmallowMenNightmaresAndTooManyMovies/021-1984-Killer_Robots_Marshmallow_Men_Nightmares_and_Too_Many_Movies.mp3

19 September 2013

Podcast - 1983 - All The Way Down And Then Back Up

1983 was not one of cinemas proudest years, crammed with sub par sequels and burdened with a short-lived 3-D fad. Not that there weren't good, even great, movies about but almost all of these came from the left field.

1983 was the underwhelming finger pause before what most people think of as 'the eighties' really kicks in. So the eighties kids this week go a-burrowing, down into the heart of 1983 recounting the disappointments, unearthing the triumphs, ready to move forward into a number of far more hectic years.

Direct Link: https://archive.org/download/0201983AllTheWayDownAndThenBackUp/020-1983-All_The_Way_Down_And_Then_Back_Up.mp3

12 September 2013

Podcast - 1982 - Everything Happening All At Once

You won't believe your eighties at the gems up for discussion in this week's cast. Indeed the kids themselves are bowled over by the sheer cinematic variety on display.

1982 was the year of The Thing, Poltergeist, Tron and Wrath of Khan. In no year previously could these be considered the frosting on a giant movie cake, so it just goes to show 1982 was a veritable cornucopia of cinematic goodness.

So join us to find out if Blade Runner is just misunderstood, if ET really is all that and speculate as to whether the Dark Crystal is suitable entertainment for children of any age as the 80s kids get blown away by the awesome might of '82.

Direct Link: https://archive.org/download/0191982EverythingHappeningAllAtOnce/019-1982-Everything-Happening-All-At-Once.mp3

5 September 2013

Podcast - Pity The Fool Who Messes With Our Imports

Fire up your robot car, get out your welding irons and affix some sheet metal to a 4x4, turn into whatever animal you want as long as it's an eagle or a tiger, it's time to look at some of the 80s viewing aimed at younger audiences from across the Atlantic.

Of course, there were anomalous programmes such as the A-Team which didn't start out for kids, things that straddled the gap like Knight Rider and stuff aimed squarely at the younger viewer such as Benji, Zaxx and the Alien Prince.

Basically, if it had a real person in it and it came from the USA in the 80s the 80s kids are getting into it this week. (The cartoons, well, they merit a whole show to themselves He-Man and Transformers fans!)

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Direct Link: https://archive.org/download/018PityTheFoolWhoMessesWithOurImports/018-Pity-The-Fool-Who-Messes-With-Our-Imports.mp3