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memories of the ’80s – Somewhere in Time

Science fiction and romance collided in this film that had a man searching for his ideal woman in the time travel movie Somewhere in Time. Directed by Jeannot Szwarc, the screenplay was written by Richard Matheson, based on his science … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Alien Nation

For the 1980s, a tv show forecast a future where racism was shown using an alien race in Alien Nation. Created and written by Kenneth Johnson, the series was spun-off from the movie as a procedural police drama with a … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Man from Atlantis

From TV movie to TV series, the story of an amnesiac from the lost continent: Man from Atlantis. After four successful TV movies, NBC TV said yes to a series based on the folklore of the lost continent of Atlantis. … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Mystery Island

In the late 1970s, CBS TV aired a live-action series to lure in young mystery viewers: Mystery Island. Produced by Hanna Barbera and distributed by Warner Bros, the 10 minute segment was aired during The Skatebirds on CBS Television and … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Earth Girls Are Easy

A comedic science fiction film based on a song? In 1988, a comedy came to the big screen based on a five song EP: Earth Girls Are Easy. Based on Julie Brown’s mini-album Goddess in Progress, director Julien Temple worked … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Labrynth

A combination of science fiction, fantasy, puppets and David Bowie led to the ’80s film Labrynth. The screenplay was written by┬áMonty Python’s Terry Jones based on a story written by Canadian author/poet Dennis Lee and directed by Muppets creator Jim … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – The Man Who Fell to Earth

Based on the book by Walter Tevis, The Man Who Fell to Earth debuted on the big screen in 1976, the first starring role for performer David Bowie. Bowie plays Thomas Newton, an alien from a distant planet, who has … Continue reading

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