Friday, November 27, 2015

Recurrent Events 11/27/15: 'Gremlins 3' Will Be A Sequel, Ecto-Cooler Trademark Renewed, Kevin Bacon In New 'Tremors' TV Series

Welcome to your weekly source for retro pop culture news, the Recurrent Events! Happy Thanksgiving! A little late but I hope everyone got to eat some turkey with their family yesterday and celebrate our blessings.

I had some technically difficulties with this week's podcast in that Google Hangouts decided to omit 3 of the topics in playback. My apologies to the guests, but I was able to salvage two topics so take a listen. Hopefully the other topics can be recovered and I'll insert those at a later date. (UPDATE: All 5 topics have been restored!!!) Stream the podcast below and please subscribe on your favorite podcast app. For Android users, Google Play will be offering podcasts soon and I've preregistered both the Recurrent Events and RD80s podcasts. I'll give you a heads up when they become available.


Headlines this week include the Lost in Space TV series reboot at Netflix plus a fun holiday topic as we discuss some remakes that we are actually thankful for. Guests include Erik Tukey (@boulderhillnet), Brain "Hail Mary" Morin (@bmorin54), Chad E. Young (@horrormoviebbq) and Wyatt Bloom (@infamouswb). Stream the latest episode above or visit the Recurrent Events Podcast webpage. You can also subscribe to the podcast on Stitcher or iTunes.

Check out the articles posted this week on RD80s:

The A.V. Club led me to a video this week that I had not seen before. With Star Wars on everyone's mind, they explored a few obscure references to the film which included a skit in the short-lived "Richard Pryor Show" in 1977. It features Pryor working in the Cantina bar and having to deal with all the different creatures. Hilarious!

Video of the Week
"Richard Pryor - Star Wars Bar" by almostpink

Here are the rest of the Recurrent Events for Nov 27, 2015!

MOVIES
Gremlins 3 won't be a remake or reboot - Den of Geek
EXCLUSIVE: On the Sets of 10 '80s Movies That Launched Tom Cruise, Kevin Bacon ... - ET Online
Top 8 Movies of the '80s That Still Hold Up Today - KTNV
'Aliens' star Michael Biehn just spilled some intriguing details about 'Alien 5's' plot - Hitfix
So Bad It’s Good: The Hilarious Jingoism of ‘Rocky IV’ - Flavorwire
12 Intense Facts About ‘Platoon’ - mental_floss
Paramount sets up writers rooms for future G.I. Joe and Micronauts movies - A.V. Club
Rifftrax takes on The Wizard, the classic 100-minute Nintendo ad - Polygon
Once You See Superman III Reimagined As A Horror Film, You'll Never See It The Same Again - io9


TV
MUSIC
VIDEO GAMES
POP CULTURE
HOLD EVERYTHING. Is Ecto-Cooler Coming Back?! - io9
Remember That Time Rocky Balboa (Briefly) Joined G.I. Joe? - UPROXX
Wooden Block Transformers Are Baby’s First Optimus Prime - Gizmodo
Be A Friend: Buy That Special Someone In Your Life ‘Golden Girls’ Granny Panties - UPROXX
15 Things That Only 80s Kids Understand! - PlayBuzz

If you missed last week's wrapup or podcast, visit the Recurrent Events archive!