Hosted by Glenn and Phil, this podcast is a virtual trip back in time to the halcyon days of our childhood - the 1980s (and early 1990s). Every week we explore at least one facet of 80's pop culture, discuss questions from our listeners, and report the news from at least 4 of the main franchises of the 80's that are still around today!

WE HAVE A NEW DOCTOR COMING!

Yes, the 13th Doctor has been named, and she's arriving soon! 

Joining Leigh and Glenn to discuss not only this bombshell, but also the finale of series 10 (and a bit of Spare Parts and Big Finish goodness too) is Matt Clarke, aka Timey2Wimey!

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Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 6:41pm UTC

It's time to spotlight a true 80's classic this week, as Matty and Glenn are going to take a ride in a massive golden condor all the way to the Andes, as they search for the Mysterious Cities of Gold!

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Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 5:17pm UTC

It's episode 300! You should all be very proud of yourselves for getting this far!

We're not resting on our laurels here at BTTE Towers though, and to this end, we have to unveil our new co-host, none other than Matty Franklyn of the Reuse Your Old Adventure Podcast!

To give Matty the warmest welcome possible, we're spotlighting a Japanese Transformers series from the Eighties that many consider to be among the best - Super-God Masterforce!

What's YOUR favourite Japanese Transformers series? Do you prefer their Headmaster concept (smaller robot becomes larger robot), or is the Western version more to your taste (smaller being merges with larger being in a mind meld situation)? Let us know, and we'll read out your answers next week!

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Direct download: Episode_300.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 12:37am UTC

Welcome to episode 3 of Nerva Beacon! In this week's installment, Leigh and Glenn have a chat about the role of religion and religious iconography in Doctor Who (especially NuWho), as well as a bit of an old recap of both "The Lie of the Land" and "Empress of Mars"!

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Direct download: NB3.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 8:36pm UTC

This week's episode is all about FEAR. TERROR. Forget YOLO, because the Public Information Films of the 70's and 80's made sure that you'd never want to try anything new, EVER.

Joining Glenn this week are Jenny from the World of Crap and comedy writer and author Joe Turner, to travel far into the world of Brian Wilde warning us of electrical substations, Charley saying stuff, and Dark and Lonely Water.

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Direct download: Episode_299.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 12:19am UTC

It's an exciting one this week folks, because it's special guest time again! As the title suggests, this time around we welcome comedian and fellow podcaster Wil Hodgson to talk about comic books, from the Beano to Batman, from Whizzer and Chips to Lost Girls, with chat about various subjects like Hulk Hogan and Garry Bushell in between!

We'd like to than Wil for being on the show, and please do go and listen to his podcast, We Hope It's Chips!

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Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 11:29am UTC

In cyberspace, no one can hear you scream.

They CAN hear Sam and Glenn go on about Xenomorphs and Xenomorph related ephemera, though. So please, join us as we go on for a couple of hours about the Alien franchise in all it's many forms, from the early days of the "Big Chap", through the glory days of Cameron and his mighty Alien army, to today's take on the chestbursting nightmare fuel merchants.

Also, Vasquez is Queen. Jus' sayin'.

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Direct download: Episode_298.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 8:13am UTC

It's Special Guest time here in BTTE Towers, and who better to guide us through the weird and wonderful world of choosable path books than one half of the Reuse Your Old Adventure team? Yes, the self-proclaimed "cute half" of Rik & Matty joins us - hello to Matty Franklyn!

Mattty joins Sam, Paula, Glenn and Becca to talk about the wealth of books that we had in the Eighties in this genre, from Choose Your Own Adventure, to Fighting Fantasy, and even the D&D books (including the Ravenloft books, Matty's particular favourite, if only because they get to use their Count von Count voice).

So get your character sheets, pencils and D6es at the ready, as we launch headlong into countless fantasy worlds, and take on the challenges within...

Test Your Luck.

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Direct download: Episode_297.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 8:24am UTC

Welcome to episode 2 of Nerva Beacon - your one stop shop of Doctor Who goodness! This week, Leigh and Glenn explore the role of religion in Doctor Who, (especially during the RTD years) and also have a chat about the Master and Missy, and their changing faces over the years!

There are also episode recaps of Extremis and The Pyramid at the End of the World, as well as potentially spoilery speculation aboout what may come in The Lie of the Land!

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Direct download: NB2.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 3:51pm UTC

Diddly Dum, Diddly Dum, Diddly Dum, OO-EE-OOOOOOO!

It's the "look how much politics went on behind the scenes of Doctor Who in the Eighties" episode! Yes gang, while we were watching behind our sofas, ACTUAL REAL horror was going on behind the curtain of 80's Doctor Who. Learn all about the various goings on, as well as all the changes to the crew of the TARDIS, as Baker turned into Davison, turned into another Baker, turned into McCoy, turned into "Indefinite Hiatus".

So join Glenn, Paula and Sam, as they take the Nostallgia TARDIS into a Journey Into Indignity!

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Direct download: Episode_296.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 11:17pm UTC