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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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memories of the ’80s – Escape from New York

After being a Walt Disney player in the 1970s, the 1980s transformed Kurt Russell into an action start with the film Escape from New York. Produced, written and directed by John Carpenter, the film was set in 1997 Manhattan, where … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan

The second film in the Star Trek movie franchise brought back one of its major enemies – Ricardo Montalban in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. Due to the lacklustre reviews for the first Star Trek film, Paramount Pictures … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Trekkies got a big screen gift for Christmas in 1979 with Star Trek: The Motion Picture, the first film made after the 1960s television┬áseries concluded 10 years previously. Creator Gene Roddenberry had lobbied Paramount Pictures to continue the series with … Continue reading

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