Star Wars vs. the opening themes of 80’s TV shows

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There is no shortage of Star Wars mashup videos littered across the internet and they are normally of the “watch once and forget” variety. However, those of you with a certain nostalgia for 80’s TV shows and their ever-so-catchy theme tunes might enjoy what the Star Wars Mashup Channel has put together on Youtube.

Get ready for Star Wars visuals mixed to the intros of The Love Boat, MacGyver, Airwolf (Imperials and Rebels!), the A-Team and Dallas!

If you like these, check out the Star Wars Battle Tribute on the same channel which mixes The Prodigy track Voodoo People to various battles from the Star Wars saga.

TV Thursday: Misfits Of Science (1985-1986)

As most of you are aware of, I am a huge comic book fan, so when I saw the advertisement for Misfits of Science I began to mark the days off my calendar until its debut.

Though there was a small problem, my family and I watched Dallas on Friday evenings and we only had the one color television…so I had to sit in the backroom with the black and white TV when Misfits finally aired. I loved it! Though it would seem that I was possibly the only one as the series only lasted from October 1985 to February 1986. I remember talking to some of my fellow students at school on the Monday after its debut and they seemed far less impressed with the show than I was.

The show dealt with Dr. Billy Hayes (Dean Paul Martin) who is a research scientist at the Humanidyne Institute. The Institute specializes in human anomalies, humans that are gifted with extra abilities that set them above the norm of society. Which even then made me immediately think of Marvel’s X-Men comics!

Dr. Hayes ends up ‘recruiting’ a team of ‘human anomalies’ like Dr. Elvin Lincoln (Kevin Peter Hall) a fellow colleague that can shrink to eleven inches for a short amount of time. Johnny Bukowski (Mark Thomas Miller), a rock and roll musician who was electrocuted and gained super speed as well as the ability to generate lightning bolts, and finally Gloria Dinallo (Courtney Cox) who has telekinetic powers. Theoretically they gain another member of the team with Arnold Beifneiter at the end of the pilot episode, a man who can freeze anything he touches due to being placed in cryogenic sleep in 1937. His nickname was Iceman…and Marvel had an obvious issue with that so the producers of the show cut out his character after the pilot. The series also had Jennifer Holmes and Max Wright in the cast.

Dallas the Complete 14th Season on DVD

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You might have heard that Dallas is returning to television and that it will even have some of its original cast members returning. It is a great time to be a Dallas fan, not just because we will have new Dallas soon, but as of last month, the entire run of the original Dallas is now available on DVD. If you plan on watching the new Dallas, it might be a good idea to make your way through all 14 seasons of the original or take a short cut and just grab season 14 and find out how it ended. If you do, here is what you will get:

In its 14th and final season, Dallas goes out in a gusher of murders and kidnappings, lies and blackmail, seductions and schemes. J.R., Bobby and Cliff – three original characters so big only Big D could hold ’em – are at the heart of the action, surrounded by oil-country folks who joined the series over the years and a passel of dynamic newcomers. And of course there’s that Dallas hallmark, a white-knuckle cliffhanger. This time it’s a two-part finale inspired by It’s a Wonderful Life in which J.R.’s guardian from the great beyond shows the Lone Star State’s meanest rattler what the world would have been without him. Think everything’s for the better? Then you’re in for some surprises!

So get going and order your copy of Dallas: The Complete Fourteenth Season via Amazon and then get ready to set your DVRs to TNT soon.