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!

Welcome, Watchers of Illusion, to the Castle of Confusion, to join Glenn and this week's guest, the awesomely talented writer George Daniel Lea, who wants nothing more than to talk about one of this favourite things from the 1980s - the evergreen, amazing game show (for kids, mind) - Knightmare!

Will he be successful in his quest, or will the Catacomb Bite devoure him before the exit to Level 2? Beware, team!

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Direct download: Episode_315.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 3:26pm UTC

We're joined again by Mr Christ Vint this week, to talk about a classic piece of British telly that he truly loves, the seminal dramedy from 1983, penned by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais - Auf Wiedersehen, Pet!

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Direct download: Episode_314.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 10:24am UTC

Uncle Dunkle's back! Yes, Duncan from Podcast In A Half Shell joins us again this week, and brings with him a VERY early Christmas present, as we spotlight possibly the Greatest Christmas Movie Ever - Die Hard!

Yippee-Kai-Ay, motherlickers.

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Direct download: Episode_313.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 5:59pm UTC

It's a blast from the past this week, as co-founder of Back to the Eighties, Jeremy joins us to check on how the podcast is doing - so quick, look busy! The Boss is here!

We'll also be doing some reminiscing, this time about GI Joe, Cobra, the state of the franchise, and asking why Hasbro doesn't seem to care less about one of it's heritage properties right now.

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Direct download: Episode_312.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 10:20am UTC

Leigh and Glenn reconvene to have a bit of a chat about the second Doctor this week - a Doctor borne out of necessity, but also a Doctor that literally rewrote the rules and everything we thought we knew about the character!

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Direct download: NB7.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 6:16pm UTC

Claire Vaughan from Chapter Arts joins us this week to talk about a movie that's very close to both of our geeky hearts, a film maybe not considered good at the time, but has certainly become a massive cult classic now, and worthy of anyone's nerdy nostalgia - 1980's Flash Gordon!

If you're ever in Cardiff and want to visit Chapter, here's their website address: chapter.org

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Direct download: Episode_311.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 1:25pm UTC

We have the awesomely awesome Chris Vint with us this week, to chat about a subject close to both our hearts (especially as Chris used to podcast about this very subject on the Masters of the Universe Chronicles) - Masters of the Universe, along with She-Ra and the Great Rebellion!

Nyahhhh.

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Direct download: Episode_310.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 11:24am UTC

Leigh's co-hosting again this week, and she's chosen to spotlight one of the best and most influential comdies of the 1980s - The Young Ones!

We'll be taking a look at Scumbag College's finest, their influence on the comedies that came later, and of course, praising the god-like genius that was Lord Sir Rik of Mayall.

You utter, utter, utter, utter bastards.

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Direct download: Episode_309.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 7:35am UTC

Engage!

This week sees Glenn joined by one of the biggest Star Trek fans he knows - Mr Tony Thrustle - to talk about the Enterprise crew that came to be loved perhaps even more than the originals - we of course mean the crew from Star Trek: The Next Generation!

Grand.

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Direct download: Episode_308.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 9:49am UTC

It's a triumphant return for When The Music Stops, this time with a visit to Eternia, where Stratos and his wife Delora (yes, in Ladybird continuity she's his wife and not his sister) are being menaced by the Evil Lord of Destruction himself - Skeletor!

(Also, "Captain Blue" Ed Bishop is narrating. Also, he says "Avion" with a French inflection. This whole story is weird.)

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Direct download: Wings_Of_Doom.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 3:53pm UTC