Hey creeps, ever wonder what it would have been like if Gerry Anderson directed films for Hammer? Me either, but apparently Kevin McTurk did because he is working on what has to be one of the singular coolest things ol’ XIII has ever laid his eerie eyes upon; The Mill At Calder’s End! But enough chit-chat, just check out this teaser now!!! The Retroist on Twitter.
Though I have seen some since, I can’t honestly say I never ran across an Astrocade console in my youth. Of course one of the reasons might have been that Bally who originally offered it as the Bally Professional Arcade, didn’t have a window open very long before deciding to quit the home market, but it was apparently re-released by a third party who changed the console’s name from the then Bally Computer System to the Astrocade.
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Sadly that artwork above is just a very well done piece of fan art, and the world is poorer for Bruce Campbell never actually having been involved with one of the mysteries solved by those kids and their talking dog from Mystery Inc.
Thankfully though we have artists like the talented Travis Falligant who has decided to fix that problem!
Head over to his Tumblr by clicking on the link above to check out more of his impressive artwork as well as other “Lost Mysteries” that Scooby-Doo and the gang have stumbled upon.Please follow The Retroist on Twitter.
I stumbled across this music video from the early days of MTV this afternoon and thought it was the perfect song to listen to while heading to the arcade this weekend!
I had some great difficulty in trying to find some information about the band called the Toons or the exact year this video originally aired, though a few items pointed out they were contributors to the Doctor Demento show with “Looking At Girls” and the “Punk Polka”.Please follow The Retroist on Twitter.
There are many spaceships that I admire in popular culture. The Enterprise, the X-Wing, Starbug and the TARDIS are all up there, jostling for position, but I think at the top of the list for me has to be the chrome ship from Flight of the Navigator.
I remember the sense of awe I felt as the ship flew 20 miles up in an instant, and my jaw dropped to the ground as it came back again, before taking off horizontally. “Trimaxion Drone Ship”, as the ship referred to itself, was astonishing and the flight scenes throughout the film will live long in my memory.
If you’ve not seen the movie, you really owe it to yourself to track it down! It’s actually a great film and the special effects remain remarkably good for a film that is almost 30 years old.
If you’re interested, you might also enjoy the minimalist poster that I created recently for this film.Please follow The Retroist on Twitter.
I did not get a class ring, but their was a lot of pressure to do so from the people at Jostens, who blanketed are school with marketing material. I just didn’t see the need for one that would justify the expense. Perhaps if Jostens had gone the Zales route and offered a sweet Trans Am as a possible prize for getting a ring, that would have changed things dramatically. I had not interest in non-Lord of the Rings related rings when I was in high school, but I was very interested in the Bandit in Smokey and the Bandit.
Note: I also would be happy to be Snowman from Smokey and the Bandit.Please follow The Retroist on Twitter.
Be warned before watching this, the footage is completely silent. Still it is worth checking out for the shots of the convention floor at an early Trek event and especially for the parts featuring William Shatner. He is led rockstar-like to the stage and the silence forces you to really focus on his expression and the people around him.
I know I am reading into this, but I would say that he looks unhappy while he is almost being pushed through the crowds. At one point he gets bumped and it looks like he might snap, but once he gets to the stage he turns on that Shatner charm and ou don’t need to have sound to realize that he is owning the room.
I know this footage is labeled 1972, but I have not been able to confirm that as the exact year of the footage. I would have guessed it to be a little later since I had read about the 1972 Con in NYC and I don’t think Shatner was there (but I could be wrong).
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