Tagged: 80s

Relive the creation of the original Predator costume

A huge part of why the Predator franchise is still relevant is the work of Stan Winston and his team. Their Oscar-nominated creature effects on the original 1987 film turned what could have been...

1980s action figures

TheCrafsMan SteadyCraftin presents some action figures from the 1980s, and one from the 1990s… Let’s get weird…

Look Around You

Look Around You is a British TV comedy series devised and written by Robert Popper and Peter Serafinowicz, and narrated in the first series by Nigel Lambert. The first series of eight 10-minute shorts was shown in 2002, and the second...

This is your brain on drugs

This Is Your Brain on Drugs was a large-scale US anti-narcotics campaign by Partnership for a Drug-Free America launched in 1987.

Laurie Anderson on German TV in 84

Laurie Anderson is one of America’s most reknowned – and daring – creative pioneers. Known primarily for her multimedia presentations, she has cast herself in roles as varied as visual artist, composer, poet, photographer,...

Remembering 1983

1983, hands down. Michael Jackson and The Police dominate the Billboard charts, while “Murmur” is released and the Smiths put out their first single. Hair bands have not yet screwed up MTV for the...

Listen to a rare reissue of obscure Japanese avant-guarde electronics

Only 1000 copies of Jun Fukamachi’s Nicole (86 Spring And Summer Collection) were originally pressed for a 1986 fashion show. With this year’s stunning reissue of Midori Takada’s Through The Looking Glass and a host of other recently unearthed ambient...

80s Chicago New Wave scene

This news segment (uploaded by Bill Hammons) appeared on channel 7 back in 1985. It shows footage of the Liedernacht (aka City Club) and the fabulous Asylum. Chicago was home to a number of...

The battle for Endor

Ewoks: The Battle for Endor is a 1985 made-for-TV movie written and directed by brothers Jim and Ken Wheat from a story by George Lucas. It focuses on Cindel, a little girl who joins...