Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Retro Beer Cans From 1975 And Jaws Are Making A Return


Drink beer?  Like Jaws?  They you're going to love this.  Remember that scene in Jaws where Quint crushes a can in front of  Hooper?  Well now you can relive that scene thanks to Narragansett Beer.  They've come up with this fantastic idea of bringing back the beer in their 1975 retro designed cans.  The same design Quint got his shark smelling hands on in the Steven Spielberg directed movie.

Back by popular demand, we’re excited to announce the re-release of the Narragansett 1975 “Jaws” can just in time for the anniversary of the iconic film’s debut on June 20. This summer, all 12-, 18- and 30-packs of 12-ounce cans of Narragansett Lager will replicate the 1975 can famously crushed by Captain Sam Quint!

In conjunction with the relaunch, we’re supporting shark conservation efforts in the Atlantic Ocean and giving ‘Gansett fans a chance to name and track an adopted shark!
In partnership with the R.J. Dunlap Marine Conservation Program at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, Narragansett Beer will sponsor the adoption of a shark through the purchase of a satellite tag, allowing researchers — and ‘Gansett fans — to track the giant fish and learn more about shark behavior. ‘Gansett fans will have the chance to name the adopted shark by submitting name suggestions through Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram now through Shark Week, beginning August 10, using the hashtag #NameTheShark. Additionally, Narragansett will sponsor the purchase of a tracking buoy off the coast of Cape Cod through the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy, based in Massachusetts!
 Find out more at http://www.narragansettbeer.com/2014/06/1975-retro-cans-are-back
So go on, #NameTheShark, and always remember – if you’re going to crush it, #CrushItLikeQuint.


Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Counting Down the 80s Hits from 1989 - The Top 20 Songs of '89 based on the US 80s Music Charts

In this installment of our Counting Down the 80s series, The Great 80s counts down the top 20 songs of 1989 (Based on the end of year US Billboard Charts). We also take a look at the top TV Shows and top Movies of 1989.

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Complete First BBC TV Episode

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Episode One


Saturday, 29 March 2014

The making of Fawlty Towers - Fawlty Towers - BBC

John Cleese reveals how the show came about in this exclusive interview from the BBC. John had always wanted to write and perform in a comedy about a hotel, and even though schedules were tight, the team produced the fantastic end result that is Fawlty Towers. Watch more high quality videos on the new Comedy Greats YouTube channel from BBC Worldwide here: http://www.youtube.com/BBCComedyGreats


 

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Knightmare TV Show Remake

British TV classic Knightmare has been resurrected to celebrate Geek Week! Filmed in the original Norwich studios with original cast and crew, and produced by show creator Tim Child, Treguard and Lord Fear once again fight for control of the dungeon...

It's been 19 years since a dungeoneer and his advisors have attempted to beat The Opposition with help from The Powers That Be. Will this new team succeed or will they sidestep left when they need to go right?

Sunday, 23 February 2014

COFFEE WITH KENOBI EPISODE 13 WITH JEFF MCGEE SUBJECT: TOYS TOYS AND MORE TOYS



In your latest episode of Coffee With Kenobi, hosts Dan and Cory talk to Assembly of Geeks' Jeff McGee.  The subject is one of my favourites.  Toys.  The gang talk about their favourite toys from past and present.  They also report on the recent New York Toy Fair where we were treated to some real toy gems.

Don't forget you get a doze of your regular "Espresso Shot with the Bearded Trio."  Make sure to tune in next time for a chance to win a copy of Rogue Leaders, the Lucasarts Book.

In today’s show we share a cup of coffee with Jeff McGee of the Assembly of Geeks and Marvin Dog media to discuss our topic for Show # 13, Star Wars toys.  We get to talk about the past, present, and future of Star Wars toys in today’s discussion (including the New York Toy Fair).  We also have the next offering of  “Your Espresso Shot with The Bearded Trio” with Rob Wainfur.  We will also look at news regarding The Clone Wars triumphant return, tons of Rebels news, possible Episode VII images, and much more.  This is the Podcast You're Looking For!
Listen to the show here

Saturday, 22 February 2014

VIDEO: INSIDE THE TIME TUNNEL TV SERIES

A glorious retro 18 minute video going behind the scenes on The Time Tunnel.

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

A History Of Sci-Fi Television (With Rare Star Trek Bloopers)

A rare documentary of science fiction on American television. During half an hour you will watch a synthesis of what was the first forty years of the science fiction production for television. From precursors as "Rocky Jones, Space Ranger", "Space Patrol" and "Flash Gordon", to cult series of Irwin Allen ("The Time Tunnel", "Lost in Space", "Journey to the Botton of the Sea" and "Land of Giants"). The documentary will glimpse at the best of the genre and bring a surprise that will please very much the fans of "Star Trek". The phenomenon is remembered through a 14 minutes special tribute with a collection of hilarious out-takes of funny goofs made by the actors that was wonderfully edited and given to the cast members as souvenirs. The scenes had been selected from all the three seasons. And the emotions do not stop there. You will remember scenes of "Tom Corbett's Space Cadet", "Captain Video", "Kolchak, The Night Stalker", "One Step Beyond", "The Twilight Zone", "The Invaders", "Superman", "Outer Limits", "Night Gallery", "The Prisoner", "Battlestar Gallactica", "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century", "Logan's Run", "Six Million Dollar Man", "The Bionic Woman", "Hulk", and some episodes of fantasy series such as "Batman", "Captain America" and "Wonder Woman". These classics inspire the current productions still on tv today. An essential document for fans and researchers of Science Fiction.

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Top of the Pops Full Episode April 1980

Another cracking video from http://www.scottishfoodstore.co.uk
Full episode of Top of the Pops (TOTP) from 3rd April 1980. Playlist is as follows;

Living after Midnight - Judas Priest
Night Boat to Cairo - Madness
January, February - Barbara Dickson
Geno - Dexy's Midnight Runners
Talk of the Town - The Pretenders
Don't Push it, Don't Force it - Lean Haywood (performed by Legs & Co.)
Food for Thought - UB40
Missing Words - The Selector
Kool in the Kaftan - B.A. Robertson
Poison Ivy - The Lambrettas
Love Enough for Two - Prima Donna
Going Underground - The Jam
Sexy Eyes - Dr Hook

Monday, 3 February 2014

Muppets Babies Episode One Full Episode

The Muppet Babies S01 E01 Noisy Neighbors Season 1 Full Complete Episode 1


Saturday, 1 February 2014

Noels House Party Episode From 1994

Full episode of Saturday's Noel's House Party, complete with Mr Blobby and Gotcha!

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

First Episode Of Telly Addicts 1989 With Noel Edmunds

Enjoy.  How many did you get?





Sunday, 26 January 2014

Video: Assortment of Kids TV Openings From The 80s

An assortment of kids TV from around the 80's
Rainbow
Fraggle Rock
and more.

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

20 Games That Defined the Sinclair ZX Spectrum

20 Games That Defined the Sinclair ZX Spectrum

1983 3D Deathchase (Micromega)
1983 Manic Miner (Bug-Byte)
1983 Jetpac (Ultimate Play The Game)
1983 Lunar Jetman (Ultimate Play The Game)
1984 Chuckie Egg (A&F Software)
1984 T.L.L. (Tornada Low Level) (Vortex Software)
1984 Boulder Dash (First Star Software)
1984 Thrashman (New Generation Software)
1984 Knight Lore (Ultimate Play The Game)
1984 Sabre Wulf (Ultimate Play The Game)
1985 Elite (Firebird Software)
1986 Rebelstar (Firebird Software)
1987 Arkanoid (Taito)
1987 Bubble Bobble (Taito)
1988 R-Type (Irem)
1989 Chase HQ (Ocean/Taito)
1989 Fantasy World Dizzy (aka Dizzy III) (Codemasters)
1990 SimCity (Maxis)
1990 Rainbow Islands (1990)
1990 Turrican (Rainbow Arts)