April 15, 2014

Of Muppets and Men (1980)
Posted by Rob O'Hara | one comment

I’ve been on a big Muppet kick lately, and this documentary is simply amazing. If you enjoy not just the Muppet Show but the Muppets in general, you owe it to yourself to set aside an hour and watch this … Continue reading

I have always loved Snoopy
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When I was a kid, my Mother bought me a Snoopy autograph book that she found unused at a Garage Sale. I proceeded to go around the neighborhood and my house asking people for their autographs. Most of the neighbors … Continue reading

Science Ninja Team GATCHAMAN
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Courtesy of our friends over at Section23 Films, I have been able to spend the last few weeks plowing through almost the entire series of (Science Ninja Team) Gatchaman. For the uninitiated, Gatchaman is the ‘70s anime classic about five … Continue reading

Ziggy Played Guitar
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The V-Neck Sweater without an Undershirt??
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This look has been very popular at times. I had an Uncle who regularly pulled it off. As an adult I have never even tried this. How do you know if you can pull of the v-neck on bare flesh? … Continue reading

Four Candles
Four Candles vs. Fork Handles, courtesy of The Two Ronnies
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I’m going to keep this brief because I could write for hours about British comedy pair The Two Ronnies, and it still wouldn’t be enough. Ronnie Corbett and Ronnie Barker were a mainstay of my parents TV for many years. … Continue reading

Grandpa wants his McDonalds’ Lego Set
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Lego are fun for all ages, so it is sort of unfair for poor Grandpa to have to sit there and watch as everyone else at the table get to play with their Happy Meal toy. Luckily Grandma is there … Continue reading

April 14, 2014

BOOK REVIEW: The Art of Ian Miller (Titan Books)
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When the ol’ Rollickin’ Retroist sent me Titan Books’ The Art of Ian Miller to review I had but one thought; “Who in the hairy hells is Ian Miller?” Well dear fiends, after thumbing through this lavish tome, I simply … Continue reading

Saturday Frights Podcast – Episode 009 (Phantom of the Paradise)
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Welcome back friends to the Saturday Frights Podcast! Each week or so my co-host, the Projectionist and I will discuss a particular horror movie or horror themed TV episode from the Retroist Vault and this time we chose the Brian … Continue reading

A Great Hart: Memories of Owen Hart
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It’s no secret I love the wrestling business. People laugh and think that somehow makes me an idiot because of it, but I don’t care. But I am a realist, and as much as some of the guys in the … Continue reading

The NBA…in Glorious Tesh-O-Vision
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The NBA playoffs are about to start, but I just can’t get into them anymore. Have I grown out of my interest in sports as adulthood took hold? Can I not find the time to watch the games with the … Continue reading

Milky Way helps keep you going
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My Grandmother used to lecture me about how and I ate my candy bars. She would tell me that they were not meant as treats or desserts, but instead as a meal replacement if you were too busy. I had … Continue reading

The Terminator via Dr. Seuss
The Terminator via Dr. Seuss
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As a big fan of The Terminator franchise and as someone who read plenty of Dr Seuss throughout my childhood, I was pleased to find that one of my favourite artists, DrFauststusAU created a mashup of the two to glorious … Continue reading

Sammy Davis Jr. sings the theme song to “My Mother The Car”
Posted by The Retroist | one comment

“My Mother the Car” is generally not a well reviewed TV show. It was an odd idea for a show to be sure (maybe a little silly), but I found it to be a charming show, especially when I was … Continue reading

April 13, 2014

Image courtesy of Titan Books.
Alien: The Official Movie Novelization By Alan Dean Foster (Review)
Posted by VicSage | 3 comments

As long as I can remember I have been a big fan of movie novelizations, it didn’t matter if that meant a novel or a storybook or perhaps a comic book adaption. I quickly learned that there were varying ways … Continue reading

Image courtesy of David Branstetter and Comic Book Resources.
Cookie Monster As Galactus By David Branstetter!
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With Disney now owning both the Muppets and Marvel Comics I don’t think it’s too far of a stretch to say we might see some type of mash-up in the near future. At least that is the line of thinking … Continue reading

Hopalong Cassidy
Retro Radio Memories: Hopalong Cassidy – “Coltsville Terror” (1952)
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Welcome back friends to another installment of Retro Radio Memories! This week for your listening pleasure we have chosen an episode from the CBS Radio series Hopalong Cassidy, entitled “Coltsville Terror”, that stars William Boyd as his famous film and … Continue reading

Mr Microphone
Mr, Microphone by Ronco
Posted by Hayden Yale | one comment

Quite by accident, I stumbled upon the video below for Ronco’s Mr. Microphone – the cordless wireless microphone that puts your voice on FM radio! What a great commercial, right? But wait, it isn’t the only one… And finally, if … Continue reading

April 12, 2014

Saturday Frights - Sean Hartter
Saturday Frights: Twilight Zone – Night Call (1964)
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Hey friends! I’m sorry to say that your usual informative and lively host for Saturday Frights, Daniel XIII, has briefly succumbed to some form of avian flu…received I might add when he tried to wrest a corpse, er, I mean … Continue reading

Super Gran
Hang About, Look Out, for Super Gran!
Posted by Hayden Yale | 4 comments

On my way into work this morning I witnessed an old lady walking with a very cool hat and tartan skirt and was instantly reminded of a TV show I watched in my youth about a Grandma with super powers … Continue reading

E.T. - Atari 2600
Want To Attend The Atari “E.T.” Landfill Excavation on April 26?
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Thanks to Xbox Wire for the heads up on the exciting news regarding the Atari landfill excavation taking place in Alamogordo, New Mexico! In their press release it was announced that the dig would be opened to the public for … Continue reading

Space Ghost - Howard Scott Warshaw
Atari’s Howard Scott Warshaw Was On Space Ghost: Coast To Coast?
Posted by VicSage | 2 comments

Now to be fair in this interview with Space Ghost, Howard doesn’t get to talk to much, seems like Space Ghost mistakenly thought his guest was going to be Willard Scott. While they don’t get to discuss the Atari 2600 … Continue reading

Batman 75
Celebrate 75 years of Batman with a little Bruce Timm
Posted by Hayden Yale | no comments

(Editor’s Note: No you are not seeing double, my friends. Hayden had this wonderful post written before I submitted my own post on Friday. As usual his articles are so good I felt it would be a crime not to … Continue reading

April 11, 2014

Batman - Bruce Timm
Batman: Strange Days – 75th Anniversary Short
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It’s been ten years since we last had the pleasure of seeing an animated Batman project in the style of Batman: The Animated Series, a decade since Justice League: Unlimited wrapped up back in 2004. That is when animation artist … Continue reading

Jordache Jeans go “Country” in the Early 1980s
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Both of my sisters went through an abbreviated country-style period in their youths. It was probably inspired by the movies and TV shows that glamorized mechanical bull-riding and imposing belt buckles. I think Jordache was right on the cutting edge … Continue reading

Need help? Try the Phonebook!
Posted by The Retroist | one comment

In this commercial for the GTE Phonebook, we discover that a Beverly Hills glass replacer gets most of his business from the yellow pages. I assume at least half of that phonebook business comes from a young and photogenic Kirk … Continue reading

RCA Videotheque
Would you like to join the RCA Videotheque?
Posted by Hayden Yale | no comments

Reading through a 1980 scan of Billboard magazine on Google Books, I found this advert which made me smile – you just don’t see the word “videotheque” these days. Because I like the word, here is 80′s duet Dollar singing … Continue reading

April 10, 2014

Doctor Who’s Jon Pertwee In An Early Short Film About Vacuum Tubes!
Posted by VicSage | 2 comments

When most people think of Jon Pertwee they rightfully think of his 1970 – 1974 run as the third Doctor in the Doctor Who television series or perhaps his 18 year gig as Chief Petty Officer Pertwee on the BBC … Continue reading

The Electric Company – Spidey Meets the Yeti
Posted by The Retroist | 3 comments

I never got tired of watching Ol’ Webhead when they ran these sketches on The Electric Company. The narrator in this ad sounds a lot like I did when I was a kid.

Remco Crayon Play Cosmetics
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We had a bunch of outlet type stores in my hometown. This made for some really interesting dumpster diving for me and my friends. Sometimes what you found was useful right away, like a working portable TV with a cracked … Continue reading