Voyagers! - Video Podcast

Learn all about the TV show “Voyagers!” on the Retroist Video Podcast

Welcome to the Retroist “Voyagers” VIDEO podcast. On this episode of the show, I talk about cult time travel TV classic, Voyagers! I start off talking about my love of history in books and why this TV show was perfect for me (and my grandmother).

I then talk about the people behind the camera, the tragic death of one of its stars, the plot, the music, the show’s untimely cancellation and much much more. If you want to learn more about Voyagers! Take a trip down to your public library. Remember its all in books!

This video podcast was done by Justin M. Salvato of boxing4free.com and is a video-ized version of the original Voyagers! podcast I did.

Enjoy!

Not a video fan? Listen to the original audio episode.

Check out the Retroist Video Podcast Archive: http://www.retroist.com/category/retroist-video-podcast/
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Video Game Stars – Gametoids are the new Factoids

A new channel has popped up on YouTube. It’s called Video Game Stars and it is put together by Emmy Award-winning producer TJ Allard. The channel produces one minute long videos about the history of video games and computing. These short videos are called “Gametoids” which is a play on the word Factoids. A new episode will be uploaded every Tuesday and as of today, April 5th, 2017, there are two videos. Check them out then subscribe to the channel so you’ll be alerted when a new video arrives.

The first is about the person who brought the first video game into space and of course the game!

The second is about beer, arcades and kids.

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The Rainbow 100 Computer was Dreamy!

I grew up in Queens Village, New York and I always went with my parents to Jamaica Savings Bank (now Capital One). This bank was interesting for several reasons; the lighting was warm because most of it came from their huge windows, the tellers were separated from the public with very thick bullet proof glass, and the most importantly, their computers.
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That’s me on the side of Jamaica Savings Bank in September of 1989.

There were a few desks and on each was a DEC Rainbow 100 computer. Which consisted of a monitor and keyboard. I didn’t realize until years later that there was a console attached because it was always out of sight. Under the desk perhaps?
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I loved the shape of the monitor – the angle at which you looked at it mesmerized me every time I walked into the bank. My curiosity would always get the best of me and I found myself drifting over to a desk that no one was working at. I would stare at the set-up, dreaming of having a Rainbow 100 for myself. Now that I collect computers, I think it’s just a matter of time before I get one in my collection.

If that computer looks familiar, there’s a good reason for it; it was in a lot of movies. Beverly Hills Cop, The Philadelphia Experiment, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension and Ghostbusters.

The set up here is almost exactly what I saw in the bank minus the printer & console.

If you’re wondering about that wacky looking disk drive, well, this video will explain.

[Via] CelGenStudios

If you want to learn about the DEC Rainbow 100 computer, try here: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/computinghistory/rainbow.html

Cabin Fever

Retro Guy’s Winter Day: Cabin Fever – VC & RVG #9

Cabin Fever…a lot of us suffer from it during the winter. Even people who usually spend most of their time indoors playing retro video games as well as messing around with vintage computers.
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So I decided to make a video of how I usually pass a winter’s day and fight off cabin fever.

For this ninth video of Vintage Computers & Retro Video Games – I’m joined once again by my robot friend, Robie Junior from Radio Shack.

[Via] Justin Salvato

When I’m not working on my boxing website, boxing4free.com. I am in fact scrounging the internet and thrift shops for vintage computer systems & retro gaming consoles. When you have the time make sure to visit my personal YouTube page for more retro fun.

Archie Andrews and The Army of Darkness

Are you a fan of the film Army of Darkness starring Bruce Campbell?

I am and when I found out that comic book artist & writer did Fernando Ruiz did a Archie crossover print using the poster from that film, well, I had to take a look. It’s a thing of beauty. Sad to see what became of Jughead though…

Image courtesy o Fernando Ruiz.

Image courtesy o Fernando Ruiz.

If you want to learn more about Fernando Ruiz’ art, check out his Site.

In bigger news, Fernando Ruiz along with fellow comic book artist & writer, Dan Parent, are working on a new Kickstarter campaign for their comic book Die Kitty Die: Hollywood or Bust! Check it out: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/14732987/die-kitty-die-hollywood-or-bust
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