Hosted by Glenn, Sam, Becca, Paula 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!
Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi - Commentary

With the release of Rogue One closer than ever, it's time to watch the last film in the original trilogy, and ask ourselves honestly, were the Ewoks THAT bad? Really?

Spoiler - they're not. No matter what Simon Pegg said in Spaced.

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Direct download: RotJ.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 12:34am UTC

When the Music Stops: Catra's Ice Palace

Back once again, we're taking you on a magical, mystical journey back to when cassettes were not only for music, but also for stories of our favourite 80's franchises!

This week, it's off to Etheria, for an adventure with She-Ra and the gang at Whispering Woods, where a winter festival is taking place, and Catra being the grinch that she is, can't help but want to ruin everyone's fun...

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Direct download: Catras_Ice_Palace.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 11:40pm UTC

Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back - Commentary

It is a dark time for the Rebellion. 

With that in mind, it's time to watch The Empire Strikes Back, relax, and enjoy watching our favourite Rebel Alliance take on the evil Galactic Empire, and this time, lose.

Spoiler alert - Darth Vader turns out to be Luke's dad.

(Also, Paula had to duck out halfway through this one as she needed to sleep - she'll be back for Return of the Jedi though!)

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Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 12:54am UTC

Episode 280: Halloween 3 - Season of the

Oooooooooooooooooooooo! It's Halloween! And Glenn's made Becca, Sam and Paula watch a crappy moooooovie! Wooooooo!

Scary.

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Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 2:00pm UTC

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope -  Commentary

To celebrate the imminent release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in cinemas very soon, Back to the Eighties is going back to the original trilogy to add their very own DVD commentaries!

This time it's Episode IV: A New Hope, with Glenn, Paula and Becca!

We'll be using the Blu-Ray Special Edition release if you want to watch along!

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Direct download: ANHComm.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 9:23pm UTC

Episode 279 - Wrestling With the Past

This week we've got ANOTHER special guest! This time around it's Manga Girl herself, Harriett Greene, joining Glenn, Sam and Paula to talk about wrestling, not just in the 80s, but through the New Generation, Attitude, Ruthless Agression and the New Era of wrestling that we have today!

So, lace up your boots, cut the snappiest promo you can, and make sure your entrance music hits right as we take on everything we love (and some things we hate) about wrestling in the 80s and beyond!

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Direct download: Episode_279.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 1:31pm UTC

Episode 278 - Bored Games

Jenny from World of Crap is back with us this week, and along with Glenn, Becca and Paula, they'll be taking a look at the many varied, wild and wonderful board games that the 80s and early 90s had to offer. From Guess Who? to Lost Valley of the Dinosaurs, there's something for everyone!

Next week: It's seconds out for the first pinfall, as we talk to Harriett Greene about all things wrestling!

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Direct download: Episode_278.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 11:33am UTC

Episode 277 - Talkin' Toys

From Speak'n'Spell to 2XL, from Major Morgan to Teddy Ruxpin, Paula's going to take us down an aural memory lane this week with a spotlight on talking toys of the 1980's!

Becka and Glenn come along for the ride, and chip in their favourites - what are YOUR faves?

Next week: it's Morphin' time!

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:52pm UTC

Episode 276 - The Long Dark Teatime of Back to the Eighties

It's Becca's turn to spotlight this week, and she's chosen to look at a Douglas Adams endeavour you may not be familiar with - Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency!

Of course we mention Hitchhiker's and his time on Doctor Who as well, because well, Douglas Adams.

So sit back, relax, have a cup of tea and enjoy the whimsy and Wodehousian dialogue, because next week, Paula spotlights something truly terrifying...

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Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 10:06pm UTC

Episode 275 - SPOOOOOOOON

Spoooooooooooooon! 

So goes the battle cry of Destiny, the call to arms of Eternity, the calling card of this week's subject, the nigh invulnerable guardian of The City, the Tick!

Join us won't you, as we delve into the history of the Superheroe's Superhero, and find all of his crunchy goodness!

Ooooo. SHINY!

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Direct download: Episode_275.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 10:03pm UTC