Retroist Podcast – Episode 128 – Cloak & Dagger

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On this week’s show we talk all about the cult 1980s classic, Cloak & Dagger. I am joined this week by Vic Sage with a new “Why Should I Know this Person?”, Doug McCoy with a new “Also Ran” and Rob “Flack” O’Hara with a great new “Talking Tech”. Music on the show was provided by Peachy (the Henry Thomas of Wales), if you have musical needs, why not contact Peachy at peachy@retroist.com and “like” him on his Facebook Page.

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8 Responses to Retroist Podcast – Episode 128 – Cloak & Dagger

  1. sjgeek89 says:

    A few weeks back on my” treasure hunt” in my mother’s basement I was going through our old vhs tape case and found the tape with a faded Cloak & Dagger written on it, I wore that tape out. I’ve waited awhile for this episode.

  2. Good show and once again, good segments. Appreciate Talkin Tech as I have about 4 of those Atari 800 XLs in their original boxes; they were showcasing the heck out of ‘em in the store.

  3. TheSixMillionDollarJedi says:

    I’m huge fan of this movie. It’s part of my 80s video game movie tetraology (others include Tron, Wargames and The Wizard).

    Some highlights for me in it are:

    1) the old lady’s missing fingers always creeped me out

    2) Watching this movie in the 80s made me want to own a video game store like Morris’

    3) The line “Play dead or you will be” is awesome.

  4. jamie says:

    hey retroist its been a while remeber me ive commented before on your site about the whiz kids and made some funny remarks i just wanted u to know im doing ok and ive been listening to your shows even when i have not responed i still think of us as best buddies like u told me once we probably would have been good fruiends growing up. oh retroist i found somrthing at target last night jakson 5 animated dvd kits been a while sence ive seen or herd about that. one more thing dou remeber when i suggested streethawk the tv show as a podcast i would love it if u could do that sometime. just thought i would refresh your memory. and good podcast by the way cloak and dagger been a while sense ive seen that. sorry for rambling on. but im just pleased to comment again have a awesome weekend tell next time your friend jamie.

  5. sjgeek89 says:

    SMDJedi you are absolutely right about her fingers, or lack of. I remember that scene so vividly as a kid. It really creeped me out. (no offence to anybody missing fingers)

  6. TheSixMillionDollarJedi says:

    It was that slow reveal and it looked like it was an actual hand with missing fingers.

  7. Atari Adventure Square says:

    Great show, guys!
    I had forgotten about this movie and, thanks to this podcast, I’ll get to enjoy it all over again.

    Yeah, I also have a fondness for movies of the era featuring video games.

    And indeed the Atari 5200’s graphics couldn’t handle the visualizing of the secret plans, but I get a kick out of seeing how film-makers saw computers at the time.

    “Sure, there are blocky graphics *now*, but press this button and tweak this innard and POW! : The world of tomorrow, today.”

  8. James says:

    The Atari 5200 Cloak and Dagger game is still hopefully being made by Dave Comstock.

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