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!

This time on Nerva Beacon, it's all about the Ninth Doctor - both of them! We'll be taking a look at the Doctors as played by Richard E Grant and Christopher Eccleston, and looking into how and why Russell T Davies was able to bring the good Doctor back from BBC oblivion.

Also, we'll take a look at all the Who news coming out, as well as remembering the amazing Jacqueline Pearce.

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Direct download: NB.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 6:51pm UTC

Welcome to a new branch of the BTTE tree! This is all about DC Comics, and the love that Glenn and Amy have for them and their massive roster of characters.

Over the coming months we'll be looking at everything DC, including, the movies, TV shows, cartoons, memorabilia and of course, the comic books themselves.

In this first episode, Amy and Glenn have a bit of a natter about why they love DC, their favourite characters, books, TV series and movies, and even profess their great love for a certain Green Lantern villain...

Enjoy!

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Direct download: JFA1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:47am UTC

It's all positive vibes and niceness this week, as Jenny from World of Crap joins us again, along with a new voice to BTTE, that of Glyn Heaviside, Twitterer extraordinaire, and part of the This, That & The Other sketch podcast!

We're going to be talking about all of the things from the Eighties that give us the warm fuzzies, good memories that we hold dear to our hearts. And don't think we don't want to hear from you, because we do! Let us know your treasured Eighties memories, and we'll mention them next time these guys are back on!

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Direct download: Episode_347.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 11:18am UTC

This week's episode concludes the Eighth Doctor's time in the TARDIS by quickly going through some of his Big Finish adventures - not in too much detail though, as we'd hate to spoil any of it.

Next time, it's all change, as we take a look at the Ninth Doctors - wonderful chaps, both of them.

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Direct download: NB17.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 9:14pm UTC

Andy from the Smorgaspod joins us this week to talk about all of the many and varied video and computer games that we played when we were young 'uns, all the way back in the Eighties.

From Raiders of the Lost Ark on the Atari 2600, to Sonic on the Megadrive, to the TMNT at the Dome, it's all here.

What are YOUR favourite video games or systems from Way Back When? Let us know, and we'll read them out in a future show!

Smorgaspod: smorgaspod.com

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Direct download: Episode_346.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 6:16pm UTC

Amy from Eccentric Earth joins us again this week, and she's picked another of her favourite Eighties' movies to share with us - all the way from 1986, come Critters!

This classic horror sci-fi comedy has nothing to do with Gremlins, absolutely nothing, OK? It's all a massive coinkydink. We also have no trouble at all staying on topic. No trouble AT. ALL.

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Direct download: Episode_345.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 11:09am UTC

We're back! After a bit of time, Leigh and Glenn have returned to bring you all that's best in Doctor Who, from the Doctors themselves, to the stories, all the ephemera of the show, and of course you, the fans.

As we've had a bit of a break, this is a catch-up episode, including all of the news from SDCC and LFCC, the trailers, and of course, the event of the summer, #DoctorWhoOnTwitch.

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Direct download: NB16.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 10:24pm UTC

Big Dunc Sparrow is with us again this week, and this time he's bringing us some Arnie goodness in the shape of 1985's Commando. If you want cheesy one-liners, great action and Arnie never being hit by any bullets EVER, then you've come to the right place.

Also, the mystery of why Vernon Wells is cosplaying as jacked up Freddie Mercury is finally solved!

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Direct download: Episode_344.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 1:46pm UTC

Jenny from World of Crap is back with us again, and this time she wants to take us down the dark path of dinners gone wrong! If you ended up having mashed potatoes with curry, minced beef in a trifle, or bananas in lasagne, then this is the episode for you!

They're just examples, by the way. What's in the show is much, MUCH worse.

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Direct download: Episode_343.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 11:00am UTC

As we looked at Predator last time, we thought it would be rude not to look at the other side of the AvP equation! So here's a sideways look at the 1986 James Cameron sequel to Alien - Aliens!

Joining me this week is the amazing Amy Walker from the Eccentric Earth podcast, which you should all check out, and not just because I'm on it sometimes.

Eccentric Earth Podcast: podbean.com/podcast-detail/v7j6p-62b23/Eccentric-Earth-Podcast

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Direct download: Episode_342.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 8:46am UTC