Sunday, 25 January 2015
Saturday, 24 January 2015
This week sees the nostalgia TARDIS (with full crew of Glenn, Phil, Sam and Jii) land in the peaceful serenity of the Evergreen Forest. That is, until Bert Raccoon wakes up. The merry hell breaks out. That must mean the this week's spotlight regards the brilliant Canadian 80's cartoon, The Raccoons! There's also news of a Mattel kind, with new PR management possibly already making it's prescence felt, and new heads for your Skeletor figure, as well as all the Turtles, Thundercats (including some weird ideas for the original series) and Star Wars news! Oh, and if you ever wondered if there were any series that have let the guys down when they went back to watch them, well, here's the place to be!
Tuesday, 20 January 2015
In this week's readalong adventure, it's up to everyone's favourite soldiers of fortune to clear the name of a young man who has been framed for a crime he didn't commit...so basically, business as usual, really. Just as an aside, the "Rainbow" calling card at the start of the audio may whisk you back to being 5 years old again in less than a nanosecond. You have been warned.
Sunday, 18 January 2015
Mosquitor. Mos Def. Horde Space Vampire extraordinare and Insectoid weirdo. Kind of like George Osborne, I s'pose. RIP Nemmy.
Saturday, 17 January 2015
Ok folks, here's some exciting news - BTTE finally has it's own freakin' FORUM! Here you'll be able to find all the podcasts, not only individual episodes going forward, but also all the When the Music Stops, AND Cybertrax! There's also the homework threads, and somewhere to post your questions - it's a one-stop pit stop for your rose-tinted DeLorean! (with much love and thanks to Matt Clarke for his help and support) Click here to go to the Back to the Eighties Forum!
This week's episode sees Glenn and Sam looking at YOUR experiences of Masters of the Universe through the ages, from the first toys in 1982, to the Filmation and New Adventures era, and even the 200X series, to today! It's a long and winding road, that may be leading to a new movie? Possibly? We'll have to see. There's also lots of news of a Transformery nature, as well as an interesting question posed on our brand new forum! Yes folks, we have officially moved premises, and BTTE Towers is no longer located at the Nerdsphere. We'd like to thank the Nerdsphere for being our home for the best part of 5 years, and obviously thank Timey and Grufflock for helping set up our new home, which can be found at backtotheeighties.freeforums.net! Please do join us there on the forum, and post as many questions and homeworks as you can! It's all very much appreciated.
Thursday, 15 January 2015
After about a year away, it's time to welcome back Cybertrax! Continuing Glenn's quest to do a commentary of every episode of G1 EVAR, ths week he's joined by everyone's favourite paleo, Mikey, (aka GWolfV1) to have a look at the extremely influential episode that is War of the Dinobots!
Sunday, 11 January 2015
Friday, 9 January 2015
This week sees the return of Harriett Greene, aka Mangagirl232 to BTTE Towers, as she joins Glenn, Phil and Jii in sitting down and reminiscing about the wonder and the glory that is Masters of the Universe. So pull up a pew, and join us as we get all misty eyed about He-Man and the gang, and also speculate on the future of one of our favourite franchises. There's also news! Not much news as it's just after Christmas, and the news hounds all seem to be on a diet. But news, nonetheless, of Masters, Turtles and even a bit of interesting Spider-Man news. Or should I say...Supaidaman news?
Sunday, 4 January 2015
This week it's time to look at my main Christmas prezzie - the 30th Anniversary DVD set for He-Man and the Masters of the Universe! Ooooo, it's a big 'un!
Friday, 2 January 2015
Well, hello 2015! Yes folks, this is the year when Hoverboards and flying cars finally become possible! When Mr Fusion first makes an appearance, and self tying Nikes come about...or maybe not, we'll see. By the end of the year, certainly. We hope. In the meantime, Phil and Glenn are going to talk about what they got for Christmas, and we're going to read out what you lovely people got as well. As far as we can tell, it's been a bumper year! There's also an armful of Transformers news, a smidgin of Turtles, a dash of Ghostbusters, and lots of discussion about all manner of things. You know, the usual. Happy 2015, everyone. It's gonna be a big 'un.
Thursday, 1 January 2015
Happy New Year, ballbags! It's time for a roundup of Christmas and the festive season, as well as the Doctor Who Christmas special review!