Hosted by Glenn and his very special guests, 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 week's episode is all about the Australian soap that was set at Wentworth, in Cell Block H, which would usually appear on K television screens after 11pm - it's Prisoner!

Lee from The Foot of Our Stairs joins us to talk all about his favourite Aussie drama, as well as discuss lots of other nostalgic gems such as Telly Addicts, Rentaghost and Chimera!

So if you're a fan of Aussie melodrama, this episode's definitely the one for you.

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Direct download: Episode_386.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 12:49pm UTC

Duncan from Stacebob and the Dweebs is back with us, and this time he's getting all excited about the movies of the legend that is John Woo, from Asian cinema, to Hollywood, and back again, bringing his own brand of imagery and stylised violence with him.

If you like doves, standoffs and especially dual wielding whilst flying through the air, you've definitely come to the right place.

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Direct download: Episode_385.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 5:12pm UTC

Leigh and Glenn are back after the summer holidays, but sadly with bad news, as former Doctor Who script editor, Target adaptation novelist extraordinaire and all round good egg Terrance Dicks passed away on the 29th August, 2019.

This episode is therefore a celebration of, and dedicated to, his life and work. Farewell, Terrance.

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Direct download: NBTD.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 11:03pm UTC

We're back after the holidays, and this time we're joined by Amy from Eccentric Earth! She picked the 1982 movie The Last Unicorn, so we have a bit of a natter about not only that, but the fantasy genre in the early 80's, and try to find out why it was a very dark and forbidding place. And why it seems that unicorns aren't badasses now.

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Direct download: Episode_384.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 3:00pm UTC

It's our final TF Nation hype episode before the event itself, and it's a biggie, because we've got one of the runners of the show itself, and longtime Transformers convention MC, our friend Dave aka Kalel Prime!

He's going to tell us why we should want to attend the UK's biggest Transformers convention, who's going to be there, what's on, and generally just get us all excited for everything! See you there!

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Direct download: Episode_383.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 8:33am UTC

It's the second of our TFN 2019 hype episodes, and today we're talking to Brad from the vaunted TFYTC all about what he's excited about for the convention this year!

We also talk about Star Wars for a bit, because it's us.

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Direct download: Episode_382.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 1:31pm UTC

TFNation 2019 is very nearly upon us, so the next few episodes are going to be all about that! Joining us first is regular contributor (basically part of the furniture now), friend to all and Getaway apologist, Claude!

Find out what Claude's excited for, including panels, guests, commisions and toys! And you have my total permission to start getting excited if you're going!

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Direct download: Episode_381.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 8:42am UTC

It's time to get another Transformers fan on the show and quiz them about their favourites, and this time it's all about BordersDude aka, John!

Join us as we discover which Autobots and Decepticons he likes the best, and why, and which ones he secretly loves more than others.

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Direct download: Episode_380.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 7:19pm UTC

Amy from Eccentric Earth is back, and she's wanting to talk about John Carpenter's 1987 love letter to all things Nigel Kneale, Prince of Darkness!

We not only talk about this cracking movie, but all things pertaining to Kneale and British sci-fi in general, along with Glenn possibly falling down a massive rabbit hole. It's all connected, people.

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Direct download: Episode_379.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 8:21am UTC

It's all about the malevolent pepperpots in this episode, as we take a look at perhaps the Doctor's most enduring enemy (certainly the most popular) - the Daleks!

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Direct download: NB26.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 7:24pm UTC

Matt aka the Artist Formerly Known As TimeLord is back with us, and this visit he wants to talk about one of the most important UK TV shows of the Eighties, if you're a Transformers fan, anyways. It's the show that introduced many of us to the G1 cartoon, the Timmy Mallett fronted show from our school holidays - WACaday!

Because we're nice, we also decided to throw in some TV-am and Roland Rat stuff in there too, including that time that the UK press tried to expose something a little bit kinky about Roland himself.

 

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Direct download: Episode_378.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 11:47am UTC

Duncan from Stacebob and the Dweebs joins us again, and this time he's here to spotlight the cult classic Weird Al Yankovic movie from 1989, UHF!

We all know him for his various parodies but how many of you actually knew he'd done a movie? Well, now you know. And you ALL should what knowing is.

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Direct download: Episode_377.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 4:58pm UTC

Join Glenn and Dave as they take a look at a movie that was back in cinemas for a brief run this spring, a superhero movie that changed the game and made people start to take the genre a little more seriously (until the studios decided that didn't sell enough toys).

I give you, Tim Burton's 1989 version of Batman.

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Direct download: JFABat89.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 10:48am UTC

No, it's not a Rogue Traders style episode about Andy's favourite swindles (although Swindle might be on the list), it's Andy from the Smorgaspod's favourite Decepticons!

If YOU'D like to be on the show to name your favourite Bots and Cons, let me know! Or even just send your list of your favourites to me on Twitter or Facebook!

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Direct download: Episode_376.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 10:20pm UTC

It's another look at Endgame, this time with the world's biggest Captain America fan, aka our lovely Phil!

Again, needless to say, SPOILERS. But then again, it's been a month. WHY HAVEN'T YOU SEEN IT YET?

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Direct download: EG2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:40pm UTC

It's Top 5 time again! It's Andy from t'Smorgaspod's turn, listen in wonder and delight as he picks his Top 5 Autobots! You won't BELIEVE some of his choices! One of them will SURPRISE you!

And so on. *CLICK*

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Direct download: Episode_375.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 5:30pm UTC

Now that we've been through all of the past Doctors. we should really look at some of their enemies. Starting with their (according to the Third Doctor) Best Enemy, the rogue Time Lord bent on destruction and mayhem, The Master!

And of course, Missy. As if you could ever forget her.

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Direct download: NBM.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 9:30pm UTC

Yes, I know, JFA is primarily a DC podcast, but it would be a little churlish not to mention possibly the biggest comic book movie of all time, so here we are.

Joining me is our old friend (and world's biggest Loki fan) Claude to talk all about the movie, what it did right, what it did wrong, and just where in the hell do we go from here?

Needless to say: HERE BE SPOILERS. You have been warned.

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Direct download: JFAEndgame1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:18pm UTC

Dave, Amy and Glenn are back and ready to talk about all things DC, and this time their attention is directed towards DC's latest cinematic offering, the first outing for the Big Red Cheese himself - Shazam!

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Direct download: JFA4.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:29pm UTC

It's time to listen to some top 80's TV tunes again, as this time Dan from Blast - The XL-80s Group and Type 40 podcast sits down with us to give us his top 5 themes from our favourite decade!

Remember, if you would like to be quizzed on your favourites, please drop me a line, and we'll get you on the show quick smart!

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Direct download: Episode_374.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 3:51pm UTC

Duncan from Stacebob and the Dweebs is back with us, and this time he's bringing us one of his very favourite movies. All the way from 1988, it's the classic "aliens land on Earth and become part of society in a heavy handed allegory of immigration politics of the time" movie, Alien Nation!

Not only that, but we also take a look at the short-lived but much-loved TV show that came after it! I honestly think it'd be great if they brought it back, to be honest. What do YOU lot think? Let us know!

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Direct download: Episode_373.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 5:37pm UTC

We've finally arrived at the Twelfth Doctor! The bloke with a box, who went around fixing things. The man who showed mercy, hated war, and above all, was kind. We were lucky to have him.

He was DEFINITELY a good man.

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Direct download: NB24.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 3:57pm UTC

Claude's back, and this time it's personal...because she's counting down not only her Top 5 Autobots, but also her Top 5 Decepticons too!

Who will she pick? Which continuities will she pick them from? Will Glenn feign surprise when she inevitably picks Dinobot?

You'll have to listen to find out!

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Direct download: Episode_372.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 7:31am UTC

Not quite, but almost! Amy's round from Eccentric Earth again, this time to introduce most of us to a movie we criminally may not have heard about, 1981's Nighthawks!

This thriller not only stars Sylvester Stallone AND Rutger Hauer, but also Billy Dee Williams! It's well worth a watch, but only AFTER you've listened to this week's episode, ok?

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Direct download: Episode_371.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 9:45am UTC

It's something a little different this week, as someone who wasn't around in the Eighties is going to talk about Transformers, and specifically, her experiences watching the Beast Era for the very first time!

Everyone make Claude feel everso welcome, because she has a lot to say about her thoughts and feelings about the shows, and especially about her boy Dinobot!

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Direct download: Episode_370.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 10:01am UTC

In what I hope will be something that happens again going forward, this latest episode is all about TV theme tunes. Specifically, some of the favourites of our guest this week, Masters of the Universe Chronicles' host and good friend to the show, Chris Vint!

He's going to give us six of his best TV themes, and discuss why he loves them and why they keep rattling around in his head long after he's seen the shows themselves.

If you'd like to take part, let me know!

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Direct download: Episode_369.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 10:39am UTC

Andy from the Smorgaspod's back to talk about Transformers: The Movie! One of the formative films from our childhoods (we know this, because we spent it together), why do we love it so much, and why has it stayed at the forefront of our collective memories as fans for 33 years?

Spoiler: Because it's AWESOME, and because we're nerds.

Further Spoiler: Glenn recorded this with a head cold. Apologies for any coughing.

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Direct download: Episode_368.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 11:25am UTC

This week is all about the classic Eighties' Schwarzenegger movie (very loosely based on a story by Stephen "Richard Bachman" King) The Running Man!

To delve deep into this awesomeness, we've enlisted the help of Duncan from Stacebob and the Dweebs, so please join us as we look at the game show to end all game shows, and see what last season's contestants are up to!

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Direct download: Episode_367.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 5:59pm UTC

Jenny from World of Crap and Glyn from This, That and The Other are back this week to talk to us all about those lunchtime kid's programmes that the 80's spawned...those ones that were usually on before the One O'Clock News, and had the BBC's See Saw idents introducing them.

We also talk about Crackerjack, Look and Read, and Threads. It's all connected.

Jenny's also doing a Stardew Valley livestream for charity on the 24th Feb 2019 - More HERE: worldofcrap.co.uk/2019/02/19/stardew-valley-charity-twitch-marathon

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Direct download: Episode_366.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 5:05pm UTC

It's time for Leigh and Glenn to look at the very last two episodes of Matt Smith's run as the Doctor, and it's two very special stories indeed, the 50th anniversary special The Day of the Doctor, and his regeneration episode The Time of the Doctor!

We're not *too* emotional about it, we promise. 

Honest.

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Direct download: DDNB.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 7:50pm UTC

We're joined by Dave and Emalie this week (from the TFYTC and The Forged Serket) to talk about Transformers, TF Nation, collecting toys, and even ice hockey gets a mention! It's all good stuff, and it's always lovely to have them on!

It's also TFNation ticket buying Saturday as well people, so let's all get purchasing those tickets, and I'll see you there!

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Direct download: Episode_365.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 10:47am UTC

Amy from the Eccentric Earth podcast is with us again, and this time we're talking about Jim Henson's criminally underrated 1982 high fantasy classic, The Dark Crystal!

Amy's going to tell us all why we should definitely revisit this hidden gem of a movie, and also talk about why the fantasy genre is important to her. We also discuss the genre in the Eighties, and beyond (whilst getting some 40k in there too, natch)

Enjoy!

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Direct download: Episode_364.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 7:56pm UTC

Brad from the Transformers YouTube Community is back with us, to talk about Transformers, his love of them, his collecting habits, and well...everything!

There's also plenty of other stuff we have a natter about too, and yes, we do talk about Star Wars again. Because Star Wars, amirite?

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Direct download: Episode_363.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 9:19am UTC

We're joined again by Andy from the Smorgaspod, and in this episode, it's all about the 'Bee.

Bumblebee has made his solo live action debut, set in the Eighties, and inspired by Eighties movies such as the John Hughes movies and Short Circuit, all set to a bangin' soundtrack of all our favourite hits from - you guessed it - the Eighties.

But is it any good? Is Travis Knight better at directing Robots in Disguise better than Michael Bay? And when John Cena is on screen, can you actually see him? All these questions and more will be answered!

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Direct download: Episode_362.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 5:00pm UTC

Happy New Year, Eighties fans!

In our very first episode of this year we're joined by Duncan from Stacebob & The Dweebs to go over the Eighties back catalogue of one of it's greatest action heroes - Former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger!

From Conan to Red Heat, from Raw Deal to The Terminator, all your favourites are here! We even talk a bit about Hercules in New York!

Next week: we'll be back.

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Direct download: Episode_361.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 11:17am UTC

As Series 11 has now come to a close with the New Year's special, Leigh and Glenn thought it best to review the second half of the series, and how they think it went.

Spoiler Alert: We're as fair as we can be.

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Direct download: NB_Ep_22.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 10:08am UTC