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!

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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

It's all about the First Doctor this week - the Original, you might say. From his possible early days on Gallifrey, to kidnapping teachers and almost murdering cavemen, to heartbreaking goodbyes of loved ones (and Chesterton) and his last days as more of a kindly Edwardian gentleman, Leigh and Glenn examine it all!

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Direct download: NBE06.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 10:58pm UTC

Dead or alive, you're coming with us...to spotlight one of the best and cleverest action movies of the 1980s!

Joining Glenn this week is Duncan from Podcast in a Half Shell, as they discuss not only how awesome Robo himself is, but also how Paul Verhoeven took what could so easily have been a no-brain actioner, and made one of the sharpest satires of our time.

Thank you for your co-operation.

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Direct download: Episode_307.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 10:37am UTC

Three years after promisiing to get him on the podcast, he's here!

Joining Glenn this week is one of the guys from the Transformers Youtube Community Modcast, and all round good guy, SMSNO1 AKA Dave Mence!

Along with all of the usual stuff, we talk about his love for the live action Transformers movies, and the Transformers community on Youtube as it was, is and may yet be.

We also mention the mighty Van Horso. If you're listening, we miss you mate.

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Direct download: E306.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 6:08pm UTC

Leigh and Glenn have a general ramble about companions, LFCC and Doctor Who goodness this week, with a hint of what's to come in later episodes...

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Direct download: NB5.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 11:05pm UTC

Nerva Beacon's Leigh joins Glenn this week, as they go back in time to not only Medieval England, but also the Elizabethan era, The Regency and First World War Flanders (by way of Victorian London at Christmastime).

They are, of course, taking a trip through history and exploring the dastardly family tree of the rotten Blackadder dynasty, so expect not only Edmund himself, but Baldrick, Percy, Melchett, Queenie, ESPECIALLY Flashheart, and everyone else, along with some thoroughly cunning plans.

Wubble.

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Direct download: Episode_305.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 11:59am UTC

It's time for even more of a stroll down memory lane for Glenn this week, as he's joined by a pal from his childhood, someone he's known for 28 years! Andy from the Smorgaspod co-hosts this time around, as they discuss Transformers, Star Wars and a good few more nostalgic touchstones!

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Direct download: Episode_304.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 11:12am UTC

Jenny from World of Crap is back this week, and as it's holiday time for most of us, we're having a nostalgie about the caravan holidays we had in the 80s!

From mountains of sandwiches in cool boxes, to talent competitions at the caravan clubhouse, even Max Bygraves on the car stereo - it's all here!

So buckle up, make sure the car battery is connected to the portable telly, and make yourself comfy on the sculpted velour sofa!

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Direct download: Episode_303.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 1:17pm UTC

Welcome to the post-SDCC Back to the Eighties!

Joining Glenn this week are Harriett aka Manga Girl, and also a returning hero in our very own Phil!

We'll be poring through the relevant parts of the SDCC reveals for this year, including very exciting Transformers news (especially for Glenn), the new trailers for everything from Justice League to Stranger Things, and also sharing our thoughts on the 13th Doctor, Spider-Man and Rick and Morty!

AND as a bonus, we discuss the upcoming LFCC, as we'll all be there, so feel free to say hello if you see us!

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Direct download: Episode_302.mp3
Category:Nostalgia -- posted at: 1:57pm UTC