Friday, September 19, 2014

The Weekly Links: Official Marty McFly Nikes, Dukes of Hazzard Recreated In GTA V, Rock N' Wrestling Returns

Thanks for visiting RD80s each Friday for your weekly wrap-up of nostalgia...The Weekly Links! AND thanks for all the awesome feedback on episode 2 of the podcast. Think it's safe to say that everyone was pleased with its return and I can't wait to begin working on episode 3!

Had a busy week over at the other site I help host but I've kept one eye on the '80s content coming through my feed. Here are a few things I happened to learn this week:

  • Luke Duke didn't get much love from nightshirt manufacturers back in the day.
  • Miami Vice is turning 30 later this month and the entire series is now available online.
  • Fairground rides were pretty rad when they incorporated movie themes.
  • Ghostbusters 30th anniversary just got sweeter thanks to these Krispy Kreme donuts.
  • Some serious Play-Doh molders recreated sets from Ferris Bueller and Saved By the Bell.
  • This He-Man fan film trailer gives the franchise some hope.
  • Dan Akroyd wants more than just a Ghostbusters sequel. Who ya gonna call to pull that off, Danny boy?

My favorite video this week features a guided tour through New York City by Ernie Hudson to visit shooting locations for Ghostbusters! And if his narration wasn't enough, EW incorporated some awesome "then and now " effects throughout the whole video...

TWL Video of the Week
"Ghostbusters' Tour of NYC with Ernie Hudson"
by Entertainment Weekly
Real archaeologists think Indiana Jones is just a low-down, dirty tomb raider - The A.V. Club
20 Wise Lessons You Learned From "Stand By Me" - BuzzFeed Rewind
9 Great 80’s Flicks We’d Love to See Remade - Do You Remember
24 Signs You're Basil From "The Great Mouse Detective" - BuzzFeed Rewind
'Facts of Life' Reunion: Cast on Kissing George Clooney, "Bad" Behavior and the Show's Odds of Success Today - The Hollywood Reporter
They’re Adding Hulk Hogan’s Rock ‘n’ Wrestling To WWE Network And My Life’s Almost Complete - UPROXX
1981 News Report on the Internet is Now Hilarious - Neatorama
Chevy Chase-Beverly D'Angelo Comedy Moving Forward at ABC - The Hollywood Report
Bring That Back: 80s And 90s Sitcoms We Wouldn't Mind Making A Comeback - Madame Noire
Here's What the New Danger Mouse Will Look and Sound Like - Topless Robot
Watch the 'Orange Is the New Black' Credits With the 'Golden Girls' Theme Song - The Hollywood Reporter