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!
Christmas Special 2015

Merry Christmas, gang!

And we're sorry. We're so, SO sorry. But it had to be done. With Star Wars and Christmas practicallly coinciding this year, we decided that we'd do a commentary of 1978's Star Wars Holiday Special.

This is the only audio that survived the event.

Happy Holidays, people.

Star Wars Holiday Special: youtube.com/watch?v=Z_mmWCuYS0o

Boba Fett Cartoon: youtube.com/watch?v=qAQtDPUvT6M

Holiday Special inc Cartoon: youtube.com/watch?v=S3a5j8PgQxg

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Direct download: Xmas2015.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 5:35pm UTC

Episode 246 - Horror Beyond Imaginiation

It's nearly Episode VII time (2 sleeps in the UK!) so it's high time that we looked at the last of the original Star Wars trilogy movies, Return of the Jedi!

Join Glenn, Paula and Sam as they look into the history of the movie, at some of the trivia surrounding it, and share their personal memories of the movie.

They also look forward to the next installment of the Star Wars saga, as well as give their first thoughts on some of the new trailers hitting our screens such as TMNT, Independence Day, and appropriately enough, Star Trek Beyond!

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Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 11:23pm UTC

Episode 245 - Empire State of Mind

Glenn's back, and in the mood to talk some Star Wars!

This time, the gamg takes a look at the difficult second movie, The Empire Strikes Back, it's making, inception, the trivia surrounding the movie, and the reasons why it's generally considered to be the best of the bunch.

After the break, it's all about the prequels (no Rebels), and it would seem that life reflects art, as a Rebel Alliance who don't like them, strive to take on the evil Empire that does...

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Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 11:33pm UTC

With Glenn away, Sam, Paula and guest Andy get a bit carried away and talk Star Wars Spoofs, Parodies and references, as well as James Bond movies, Comic Books, Caves and pretty much everything in between! 

Enjoy!

Direct download: BTTE_20_11_2015.mp4
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 10:57pm UTC

Episode 243 - I Have a Bad Feeling About This

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...

Yes folks, there's not long to go until Episode VII of the Star Wars saga is upon us, so here at BTTE Towers we thought it'd be a nice idea to go back, way back, to where it all began.

So let's all have a good look at Episode IV, shall we? To when Luke Skywalker was just a farm boy flying through Beggar's Canyon, Ben Kenobi was a crazy old wizard, Darth Vader had killed Anakin Skywalker, and R2 and 3PO were the narrators.

May the Force be with you. Always.

Solidarité avec les paris.

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Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 1:25am UTC

Episode 242 - The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Yes folks, Christmas time is upon us again, and to start off this year's festive season, Jenny from World of Crap is with us to remind us that it's not always fun and frolics at Christmastime, sometimes you have to contend with things like the ALF Christmas, and as always, Bungle will have a strop in the Rainbow house! (Also, Paula finds out that George is a boy!)

There's also all the news that you'd want from your favourite franchises, and a question regarding everyone's favourite Masked Crusaders, so please, pull up a seat, and listen closely. Because next week, you may feel a certain stirring in the Force...

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Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 11:50pm UTC

Episode 241 - Fisher Price Forever

Sam's back from his travels, and he has stories! Let's be honest, it's not ever day you get to be in New York (unless you live there), so Sam has stories to tell, and tell 'em he does.

After that, we have a spotlight from Paula, on those toy touchstones that we all have, so expect Sticklebricks, Fisher Price treasures and lots and lots of Lego. Lots.

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Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 9:20pm UTC

Episode 240 - TURTLE POWER!

It's a totally radical episode this week duderinos, as Glenn, Paula and Becca take a look at the most gnarly cartoon to span both the 80's and 90's, and actually run for 10 whole seasons, as well as produce enough merchandise to match the GDP of a major First World country - we're talking about the completely crucial and radical Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, dude (Hero Turtles in the UK - what a bummer, thanks Thatcher)

There's also some news, but not a lot, as it's coming up to Christmas, and most toy companies already have their Santa Lists drawn up by this time of year. Totally not cool, dudes.

So lay back, relax and chill out party dudes, and listen to some totally radical TURTLE POWER!

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Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 10:36pm UTC

Episode 239 - ULLAH!

There's a slight invasion on the podcast this week, as Becca takes us back to 1976, to before Jeff Wayne had composed the theme for TV-am, and David Essex was still considered something of a cool guy, and Richard Burton was (probably) still married to Liz Taylor, as we take a look at Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of the War of the Worlds (to give it it's full title).

There's also the rest of the main news headlines from NYCC to look at, as well as a couple of listener questions that have been posed to us (more of those too, please - we can't get enough of them!), making this a packed show!

There was more, but I can see a green flash coming from Mars from my window, what are the chances of that happening, eh? A million to one?

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Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 10:55pm UTC

Episode 238 - FULL FORCE!

We're all back for RORC (boo), and this week it's Andrew's turn to spotlight something so near and dear to his heart, that he didn't even have to do any research - it is of course Action Force! We learn from it's very beginnings, through to the point where it morphed into GI Joe and beyooond!

There's also LOTS of exciting news this week, as NYCC begins in earnest, and the last big reveals of the year take place. You don't want to miss this!

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Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 9:53pm UTC