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!
Back to the Eighties New Year Special 2012

It's the last show of 2012! And in BTTE Towers, it's time to welcome a special guest - Kalel Prime! Yes, it's been a while since the Batman Commentaries, so it's well past due to have the dulcet tones of Dave on the show again.

This week, the guys let you all in on what Father Christmas brought them tis year - and it's an eclectic and suprising list, I can tell you (mainly because I was there). Also on the show; some Transformers news (some good, some bad, all interesting though) and a few Star Wars stories, and Dave, Phil and Glenn answer a question posed by our very own Boglodite Thanos.

To all our listeners, a Happy and Prosperous New Year, may you live as long as you want but never want as long as you live!

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Back to the Eighties Christmas Special 2012

Yes folks, it's hello and welcome to this year's Christmas special, where Glenn, Phil and Jii take a look back in time to 1985 and 1986, to see what Christmas telly was like back then, in the year before Eastenders took root as the BBC's festive choice year, after miserable year.

There's also all the news worth looking at, including some very interesting Lego (and not-Lego) developments, some actual good third party news, and all change regarding the Star Wars comics!

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Direct download: Episode_130.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:49pm UTC

When the Music Stops: Christmas Special

Ho, ho, ho! Merry Christmas!

Yes folks, tis the season of goodwill and peace, and in the spirit of giving, this Christmas we at BTTE Towers are giving you the gift of TWO readalong classics!

First up, it's the tale of how Scrooge McDuck renounced his miserly ways (only to have them turn up in Ducktales again) in Mickey's Christmas Carol, and then, it's the turn of a true Christmas classic, as we join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the gang for A Charlie Brown Christmas!

Merry Christmas Everyone!

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Direct download: Christmas2012.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:29pm UTC

Episode 129

It's nearly Christmas at BTTE Towers, and Glenn, Phil and Jii are getting ready by reading out your lists to Father Christmas! There's also all of the news that's fit to talk about this week (including some news about GI Joe: Retaliation, the new Star Trek movie and even Man of Steel), and there's even a discussion about crisps which ends up making Glenn and Phil feel decidedly old (Jii, not so much.)

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Episode 128

Glenn's not here this week, so Phil has enlisted the help of two, yes TWO people this week to assist with the podcast, you lucky people. Joining Phil this week are Jii, the esteemed third member of the BTTE team, and Andy, the Moon Baws himself! Together, they discuss topics as diverse as Lego, Kamen Rider and the new Star Trek movie trailer, as well as all the news goodies you've come to expect from our little show.

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Direct download: Episode_128.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:36pm UTC

Episode 127

This week sees Phil and Glenn taking a look at what your top 5 gameshows of the 1980s are, and discussing the all of the news. Which let's face it, due to it being nearly Christmas, there's not much of. Fear not however, because in the next couple of weeks there shall be a battle of the Christmas songs, to see which one is the greatest. And it shall be good. Oh yes, it shall be good.

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Direct download: Episode_127.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:06pm UTC

When the Music Stops: Autobots Fight Back

This week's readalong confection is a return to the Ladybird Transformer universe, where the Autobots are learning more and more about the strange planet of Earth, and the Deceticons yet again get the wrong end of the stick and misunderstand Earth technology.

Such fun!

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Direct download: Autobots_Fight_Back.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:44pm UTC

When the Music Stops: Star Trek and Spider-Man

Yes folks, because there's no regular podcast this week (thanks, Glenn), we'll have a double dose of readalong goodness, shall we?

This week, from Power records, it's two adventures from 1975, with the crew of the Entreprise having a tricky time with wine as they find out 'In Vino Veritas', then we relocate to New York to see how Spidey deals with 'The Bells of Doom'!

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Direct download: STIVVSM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:14pm UTC

Episode 126

This week sees Phil and Glenn looking at one of the quintessential 80's gameshows, with one of the quintessential 80's gameshow hosts - Bob Monkhouse! Yes folks, it's time to take a trip to Bob's Full House, where, as Bob himself would always say, the doors are always open for you!

There's also all the news that we can gather together this week, and a question or two about 80's computers, and a poser about immortality itself...hopefully we won't be playing the Game of Rassilon here at BTTE Towers though. Not quite yet, anyway.

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Direct download: Episode_126.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:49pm UTC

When the Music Stops: Zoids - The Legend of Heroic Combat

Hark, gentle listener, and pray silence for the Namer, Guardian of the Names of Power, as he guides you through the wastelands of what once was the planet Zoidstar, and introduces you to the many and varied combatants in the war between the forces of the Red and Blue ZOIDS!

(With many, many thanks to Grufflock for providing me with this weeks audio!)

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Direct download: ZOIDS.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:59pm UTC