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!
Episode 274 - Coming Out Of Their Shells

This week, it's time for a bit of a chat about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in all of their various forms, so who better to join Glenn and Sam than Stacey Taylor, co-host of the Podcast in a Half Shell and Mistress of Stacey's Pop Culture Parlour?

It's not just about the Turtles though, so expect some talk not only about the current state of the WWE, but also about the brand new Tick pilot starring Peter Serafinowicz!

Cowabunga, dudes!

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Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 12:52am UTC

Episode 273 - Dance Your Cares Away

It's a little bit late, but it's here! This week Glenn, Becca and Sam talk about one of Jim Henson's beloved 80's shows, Fraggle Rock! Whether you saw the Rock appear in Doc's inventing shed or the Captain's lighthouse, this one's for you!

Also, expect Doozers. Lots of Doozers.

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Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 10:25pm UTC

Episode 272 - Sisters Are Bustin' Ghosts For Themselves

Glenn's back from holidays this week, so it's time for a bit of a nerdy catch-up - what have the gang been watching, doing and buying over the past few weeks that they haven't had the chance to discuss yet?

Certainly expect some talk about Ghostbusters 2016, Star Trek Beyond, and all of the SDCC trailers that caught our eyes, not to mention all of the major changes going on over at the WWE.

Next week: get ready to dance your cares away.

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Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 1:09pm UTC

With Glenn still away, Sam, Becca, Paula and a returning Andy decide to get a little more acquainted, so have a random inter-team Q&A session!

Ever wanted to know what our favourite foods are, or how often we use the toilet? Well, you won't find that here, but you will find out our most expensive purchases, favourite books and more!

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With Glenn away, the rest of the BTTE team celebrate the only way they know how, with a quiz!

So join host Sam, along with Becca, Paula and regular co-collaborater Andy as we take the most 80s quiz of all time (until the next one)!

Get your pen and paper ready and lets get quizzical!

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Episode 269 - Bustin' Makes Me Feel Good

Things are a bit different this week, with Phil making a triumphant return to BTTE Towers, along with Grufflock, and even Timey's here, all to talk about one of the best cartoons to not only come out of the 80's, but all time. It's relevant too, what with the new Ghostbusters movie on the way!

Of course we're going to be talking about The Real Ghostbusters, the spin-off cartoon from the original 1984 movie. We'll talk not only about the reasons it was called "Real", but also our favourite episodes, the Marvel UK and NOW! comics, and even the toys by Kenner will get a mention.

Warning: also contains Q5.

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Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 11:04pm UTC

Episode 268 - Trouble Again

This week sees the gang finally tackle Star Wars: Droids, the continuation of the Star Wars universe when there wasn't likely to BE any more Star Wars. Remember those days? Remember when there were no prequels, no Clone Wars or Rebels, not even any Timothy Zahn novels!

What a bleak universe that was. Ambassador, with all of your Star Wars, you are spoiling us!

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Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 12:22am UTC

Episode 267 - Illusion is the Ultimate Weapon

After all that's gone on the UK this week, it's nice to be able to say we WON'T be talking about politics in this episode - well not for long, anyway. We WILL however be talking about an 80's property that's getting a bit of a makeover this year!

In an age of GI Joes and Transformers, Kenner decided in 1985 that they would basically combine the two and make a superconcept - that concept became the mighty M-m-m-MASK! They're the mighty power who will save the day, and Glenn, Paula, Sam and Becca are going to spotlight them! Hopefully they won't be working overtime, though. Overtime sucks.

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Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 12:20am UTC

Episode 265 - Klingon Hamlet

It's Becca's turn to spotlight this week, and she's chosen a doozy from the early Nineties - the sixth and final outing for (most) of the original Starship Enterprise crew, Star Trek VI - The Undiscovered Country!

Find out how the movie came about, the reasons for the "end of the Cold War" storyline, and why Nichelle Nicholls and Brock Peters found their lines hard to say!

Glenn, Paula and Becca also have a bit of a reminisce about Star Trek in general, and we'd like you to do the same! Who's your favourite Star Trek Captain? Who's your favourite character? Which villain out of all the many do you loathe or fear the most? We must know!

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Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 11:27pm UTC

Fantasmagoria Episode 1 - Andy W

Welcome to Fantasmagoria, the show all about fandom and the glory, pleasure and also pain that it can bring! On this first episode, Glenn talks to someone he's known for 27 years (older than a lot of our listeners, we'll bet) as they talk about his chosen fandom! (Spoiler alert - it's Transformers. Oh yeah.)

Also, apologies for the audio, it's not the best, but it IS the best that was available. We're working on better ways to record, but Microsoft isn't making it easy.

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Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 9:46pm UTC