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!
When the Music Stops: GI Joe

This week sees a trio of GI Joe stories heading your way, all courtesy of our old friends at Kid Stuff! Anyone who has ever heard their Transformers stories will know what to expect here, so don't get your hopes up; their GI Joe stuff isn't much better, if at all better. 

Still there's three stories to choose from, so I'm hoping quantity trumps quality this time around. They're certainly weird enough to get entertainment value out of, if nothing else.

The three stories are: The Captive City, The Deadly Satellite and Challenge of the Clones. Enjoy, and YO JOE!

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Dreadwind's Ghost: http://dreadtidings.blip.tv

HotRodG1: http://www.youtube.com/user/HotRodG1

Metrodoxy: http://www.youtube.com/user/ProfessorMoriartyx

JiiDee: http://www.youtube.com/user/jiidee

The Nerdsphere: http://thenerdsphere.weebly.com/index.html

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Nerdsphere Forums: http://thenerdsphere.madmooseforum.com

Tech Spectacular: http://techspectacular1.blogspot.co.uk

Direct download: GIJOE.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:36pm UTC

Episode 138

This week sees the return of the guy who helped start this very podcast you're listening to - yes, the Jer Bear guests on this episode with Glenn, Phil and Jii!

In this week's episode, we take a look at what YOU want us to spolight in the coming months, as well as catch up on the rest of the news at Toy Fair (including some adorable Crimson Guard), and also answer some questions about comic books and TV! 

Becca's still not well this week, but we hope that she's back next week with us - we miss you Bri! Get Well Soon!

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Dreadwind's Ghost: http://dreadtidings.blip.tv

HotRodG1: http://www.youtube.com/user/HotRodG1

Metrodoxy: http://www.youtube.com/user/ProfessorMoriartyx

JiiDee: http://www.youtube.com/user/jiidee

The Nerdsphere: http://thenerdsphere.weebly.com/index.html

The Nerdsphere Blog: http://thenerdsphere.blogspot.com

Nerdsphere Forums: http://thenerdsphere.madmooseforum.com

Tech Spectacular: http://techspectacular1.blogspot.co.uk

Direct download: Episode_138.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:56am UTC

When the Music Stops: Transformers - The Special Teams

Boy, do we have a treat for you this week. ONLY available in the UK using Robot Points, The Special Teams is a definite curio. Yes, it's nothing but a glorified advert for the combining Transformers of 1986, but it's unique in the fact that it casually steals bits of continuity from all the G1 stories that were happening at the time, including the comic and cartoon.

It's also narrated by Don Henderson of 'Bulman' fame. He was in Star Wars, you know.

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HotRodG1: http://www.youtube.com/user/HotRodG1

Metrodoxy: http://www.youtube.com/user/ProfessorMoriartyx

JiiDee: http://www.youtube.com/user/jiidee

The Nerdsphere: http://thenerdsphere.weebly.com/index.html

The Nerdsphere Blog: http://thenerdsphere.blogspot.com

Nerdsphere Forums: http://thenerdsphere.madmooseforum.com

Tech Spectacular: http://techspectacular1.blogspot.co.uk

Direct download: TST.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:13pm UTC

Episode 137

It's the Toy Fair episode of BTTE, so Glenn, Phil and Jii have a lot of news to go through this week - so much so, that they don't actually get to fit it all in this week!

What we DO have is a spotlight on the Hanna-Barbera take on Godzilla, an ad break with an extra special bonus, and a question that brings some very interesting and unexpected answers. Lead on, Macduff!

We'd also like to wish Becca a very speedy recovery, as she's not well. Get well soon, Becca!

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Dreadwind's Ghost: http://dreadtidings.blip.tv

HotRodG1: http://www.youtube.com/user/HotRodG1

Metrodoxy: http://www.youtube.com/user/ProfessorMoriartyx

JiiDee: http://www.youtube.com/user/jiidee

The Nerdsphere: http://thenerdsphere.weebly.com/index.html

The Nerdsphere Blog: http://thenerdsphere.blogspot.com

Nerdsphere Forums: http://thenerdsphere.madmooseforum.com

Tech Spectacular: http://techspectacular1.blogspot.co.uk

Direct download: Episode_137.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:51am UTC

When the Music Stops: Action Force - Return of the Dinosaurs

In honour of Dave Tree (All the Cool Stuff, Roll Out Roll Call) visiting BTTE Towers, this week's story is NOT the GI Joe cartoon episode 'Primordial Plot', oh no. It's a rare journey to see those International Heroes from Action Force! Listen as a very British Flint takes on the creepiest ever Cobra Commander, and foils a plot to take over the world using cloned dinosaurs! All to the best cartoon theme tune ever! FULL FORCE!

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HotRodG1: http://www.youtube.com/user/HotRodG1

Metrodoxy: http://www.youtube.com/user/ProfessorMoriartyx

JiiDee: http://www.youtube.com/user/jiidee

The Nerdsphere: http://thenerdsphere.weebly.com/index.html

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Nerdsphere Forums: http://thenerdsphere.madmooseforum.com

Tech Spectacular: http://techspectacular1.blogspot.co.uk

Direct download: AFRD.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:20pm UTC

Episode 136

It's special guest time at BTTE Towers, and this time it's the turn of specialist collector's store All the Cool Stuff owner, one of the guys in charge of the Roll Out Roll Call convention, and all round nice guy, Dave Tree! Dave has a lot of interesting things to talk about, not only because he's a fan of most things 80's, but also because he has a unique perspective of the toy world, being a store owner. He is a must!

Also this week: Glenn, Phil, Becca and Dave discuss your thoughts and feelings of TMNT 2: The Secret of the Ooze, and we trawl the depths of the News Pipe in search of all the tasty morsels of new this week. How will new girl Becca cope with the News Pipe in her first foray into it? (Spoiler - brilliantly)

All the Cool Stuff: www.allthecoolstuff.co.uk

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Dreadwind's Ghost: http://dreadtidings.blip.tv

HotRodG1: http://www.youtube.com/user/HotRodG1

Metrodoxy: http://www.youtube.com/user/ProfessorMoriartyx

JiiDee: http://www.youtube.com/user/jiidee

The Nerdsphere: http://thenerdsphere.weebly.com/index.html

The Nerdsphere Blog: http://thenerdsphere.blogspot.com

Nerdsphere Forums: http://thenerdsphere.madmooseforum.com

Tech Spectacular: http://techspectacular1.blogspot.co.uk

Direct download: Episode_136.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:42am UTC

When the Music Stops: Batman - The Warhawk

This week's tale of derring-do (about half eleven, sir) comes from 1989, and is again from Ladybird, who seem to have made a good living in the 80s by making some awesome readalong books. In this tale, the Penguin makes off with a government super-plane (think Firefox), and of course, there's only one man in the world who can stop him - the Dark Knight himself!

Top Tip: listen out for the great music bookending this one, in the style of Prince's 'Batdance', but not - if you see what I mean.

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Dreadwind's Ghost: http://dreadtidings.blip.tv

HotRodG1: http://www.youtube.com/user/HotRodG1

Metrodoxy: http://www.youtube.com/user/ProfessorMoriartyx

JiiDee: http://www.youtube.com/user/jiidee

The Nerdsphere: http://thenerdsphere.weebly.com/index.html

The Nerdsphere Blog: http://thenerdsphere.blogspot.com

Nerdsphere Forums: http://thenerdsphere.madmooseforum.com

Tech Spectacular: http://techspectacular1.blogspot.co.uk

Direct download: Warhawk.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:10pm UTC

Episode 135

Hark! A new podcaster appears! Yes folks, there's a new addition to the BTTE team, in the shape of Becca aka Metrodoxy! Please make her feel welcome, and treat her as you'd treat Glenn, Phil and Jii. In fact, scrub that, treat her nicely!

This week's show sees Becca join the guys as Phil regails us with a spotlight of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: The Secret of the Ooze, followed by some news - and as there's been a week's hiatus, there's plenty of it about. So much, in fact, that we've had to hold some off until next week, you lucky people.

Also: we find out which 80s theme tunes rock the team's boat. Yes, team. We have a team now. Like the Avengers. But nerdier.

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Back to the Eighties @ Twitter: @backtothe80spod

Back to the 80's on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/nostalgiatardis

Dreadwind's Ghost: http://dreadtidings.blip.tv

HotRodG1: http://www.youtube.com/user/HotRodG1

Metrodoxy: http://www.youtube.com/user/ProfessorMoriartyx

JiiDee: http://www.youtube.com/user/jiidee

The Nerdsphere: http://thenerdsphere.weebly.com/index.html

The Nerdsphere Blog: http://thenerdsphere.blogspot.com

Nerdsphere Forums: http://thenerdsphere.madmooseforum.com

Tech Spectacular: http://techspectacular1.blogspot.co.uk

Direct download: Episode_135.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:22am UTC