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!

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.

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

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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.

World of Crap: worldofcrap.co.uk

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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

Duncan from Stacebob and the Dweebs joins us this week to talk about one of his favourite movies - and let's face it, it's probably one of yours, too. From 1987, it's John McTiernan's whimsical tale of an alien coming to Earth and trying to make friends with a military unit who just doesn't want to know, and it's chopper obssessed commander who sounds suspiciously too Austrian, and who enjoys mud packs of an evening.

Well that's how I saw it.

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Direct download: Episode_341.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 11:06pm UTC

Jenny from the World of Crap joins us again this week, this time to talk about some of the more forgotten cartoons of the Eighties and early Nineties. You know, things like The Perishers. Poddington Peas. The Shoe People. That kind of thing. They existed. They happened. And hardly anyone ever nostalgises about them. 

Until now.

Also? Jenny, I told you this would be the title. Told you.

World of Crap: worldofcrap.co.uk

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Direct download: Episode_340.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 11:07pm UTC

Yes folks, it's that time again - the FIFA World Cup is on us again, and here at BTTE Towers we'd like to look back at the tournaments gone by in the Eighties and early Nineties to see just how much football has changed over the years, and which retro football kits Glenn needs to buy in the future. Pete from the Smorgasbored podcast is here as well, casting his expert eye on proceedings!

There's also talk of this year's competition, and our predicitions for the winners - Pete will be back after the World Cup to see how well we did!

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Direct download: WCBTTES.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 11:32pm UTC

This week on the Nerva Beacon, Leigh and Glenn travel all the way back to the Earth Year 1996, to when Doctor Who came back - and it was about time! Literally!

It's the Doctor Who TV movie starring Paul McGann as the Eighth Doctor in is, to date, only mainstream TV appearance! But how does it fare by today's standards? Did it have any influence at all on modern Who? And will we ever see Grace again? All these questions and more will be answered!

Next time, we tackle the Eighth's Big Finish ouvre. Blimey.

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Direct download: NB15.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 9:59pm UTC

Emalie and Dave join us from the Transformers YouTube Community this week, to talk all about collecting, having a partner who is a collector, being part of a collecting community, and all kinds of lovely things.

You should all join the TFYTC too, because they're all lovely.

The Transformers YouTube Community: facebook.com/groups/ttfytc

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Direct download: Episode_339.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 6:15pm UTC