Time warp back to 1987 with this corny ABC Afterschool Special. Like all of these, the story has a simple moral: you can’t judge a book by its cover. Stars Doc from The Love Boat, Bug from Uncle Buck, the Governor from Benson, and Mrs. Willis from The Jeffersons.
THE BEST 1980s
Auralnauts reinvents the story of Star Wars in this mock trailer which stars C-3PO (or is it Creepio?) as the main protagonist, chopped up from bits of the original trilogy, prequels, and a commercial for breakfast cereal (which we still have a box of in the Awesomer office).
The 8-Bit Guy wanted to know if VHS tapes actually made for horrible videos. He compared three versions of Back to the Future: a 1080p digital copy, the same 1080p copy recorded on a high quality VHS tape, and a VHS release from 1985. TL;DW: Noise. So much noise.
Collectible toy and apparel maker Super7 is behind the making of the first official He-Man and the Masters of the Universe cartoon since 1985. If this teaser is anything to go by, they nailed the look. It screens at SDCC on 7/20/16, and then hits iTunes and Google Play 8/1.
One of our favorite 1980’s guilty pleasures is the music of German synth-pop band Kraftwerk. Andy Westphal feels the same way, and performed a fun cover of their track The Robots with the help of his son Hudson. Now is the time on Sprockets when we dance.
If you ask us, ’80’s language is, like, totally coming back. Immerse yourself in this charming era with this tubular poster (shipped in a tube!) from rad designers Tim and Aurélia Sanders. It even shows you how to use these words so you don’t look like a major dweeb. Made in Seattle.
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