Friday, December 4, 2015

Recurrent Events 12/04/15: Rambo TV Series, New TMNT Video Game In Development, Indiana Jones Will Not Be Recast

Welcome to your weekly source for retro pop culture news, the Recurrent Events! We are in the Christmas season and be sharing new and previous seasonal articles on RD80s so be on the lookout!

One of the traditions in the past couple years is refreshing the '80s Christmas Specials, Movies, & TV Episodes Playlist on YouTube so please check that out. I've found and added several new videos this year to help you get in the holiday spirit!

I had another great time recording the Recurrent Events podcast this week. I'm also very grateful for Retromash.com becoming the first official sponsor of the show! All month you can check out their fun Advent Calendar each day for a new gift taken directly from the pages of an Argos catalog from the '80s. If you'd like to sign up your retro website, blog, or product to be an official sponsor for just $5, visit the Recurrent Events sponsorship gig on Fiverr.

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Headlines discussed this week include the new Funko Willy Wonka POP! Vinyls and NECA Contra action figures, Gremlins 3 shifting to a sequel instead of a remake, Coca-Cola renewing the trademark for Ecto-Cooler, a new Rambo TV series at FOX, and Platinum Games producing a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles brawler. Guests are Stacey Rader (@geeky_vixen), Will West (@willambwest), and Wyatt Bloom (@infamouswb).

Check out the articles posted this week on RD80s:

Thanks to Kotaku this week, I sat through an 8-minute supercut video of computers in 70s/80s/90s movies. I always get a kick out of old tech and how we used to do things. It's also entering to see how advanced computer technology is depicted in older movies as well. Check it out...

Video of the Week

"70s, 80s and 90s Computer Hacking Supercut" by elsefrickey



Here are the rest of the Recurrent Events for Dec 4, 2015!


33 Movies That Almost Starred Bill Murray - mental_floss
18 Fun Facts About 'The Naked Gun' - mental_floss
The Dreadful Ten: Top 10 '80s Horror Films That Deserve A Modern Sequel! - Fangoria
The 10 Craziest, Most Blatant 'Star Wars' Rip-Offs - Yahoo! Movies
For Everyone Whose Festive Awakening Was Caused By "The Muppet Christmas Carol" - BuzzFeed Rewind
Ding, ding! The magic of Rocky 3, Clubber Lang and Eye of the Tiger - Stuck in the 80s
9 Christmas Horror Movies to Watch This Holiday Season - Nerdist
Video: Every vehicle in the original Star Wars trilogy to scale - io9
Here’s What The ‘A Christmas Story’ Cast Has Been Up To - UPROXX
Reese Witherspoon Developing Barbie Creator Biopic, Not Starring As the Doll Herself - Vulture
14 Things You Might Not Know About 'The Muppet Christmas Carol' - mental_floss
The Best '80s Teen Movie You've Never Seen - Huff Post
The 6 Weirdest James Bond Adventures (That You've Probably Never Heard Of) - io9
Have a Lethal Gremlins French Connection Christmas: 21 non-holiday holiday movies - A.V. Club
Retro-Style Ads For The Force Awakens Dials the Hype Up to 11 - Kotaku
Predator sequel: screenwriter offers update - Den of Geek
17 Facts About 'Misery' On Its 25th Anniversary - mental_floss
22 Fun Facts About ‘Scrooged’ - mental_floss
22 Reasons Why "Clue" Is Your Favorite Movie - BuzzFeed Rewind


TV
MUSIC
VIDEO GAMES
Platinum Games to make Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game - Den of Geek
POP CULTURE
New Willy Wonka POP’s and Vinyl Idolz - PopVinyl.Net
New WWE POP! Vinyl Figures - Toy News International
The 1983 Montgomery Ward Xmas Catalog! - Dinosaur Dracula
33 Classic '90s Toys That'll Make You Wish You Were A Kid Again - BuzzFeed Rewind
Congratulations to Trypticon for Winning the 2017 Titan Fan’s Choice Vote - Awesome Toy Blog
How Much Could Your Old Retro Star Wars Toys Be Worth (Infographic) - SavemybaconRemembering ‘The Wonder Computer of the 1980s’ – The Commodore VIC-20 - Flashbak
17 Christmas Toys Every '80s Kid Wanted (PHOTOS)
 - The Stir
Edward Scissorhands TITANS: The “I’m Not Finished” Collection - Plastic & Plush


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