Hello fellow '80s buffs! Time once again to wrap up the week that was in '80s nostalgia. As you might have noticed, I haven't been posting much lately. The reason is I'm finally working on the 2nd episode of the RD80s podcast! That's right, the podcast isn't dead! Hope to release a new episode in September with more to follow this year. But even though I haven't been blogging, I've still been posting stories to Facebook and Twitter and will be compiling them here on The Weekly Links. Here's some things I learned this week.

  • The Ghostbusters 30th re-release is in theaters this weekend and in my city!! I'm taking my oldest son on Labor Day so he can experience it for the first time.
  • And speaking of Ghostbusters, the honest trailer released this week was pretty darn funny.
  • I could watch this supercut of the spaceship scene from Flight Of The Navigator all day. (thanks Retriost)
  • In contrast, 10 seconds was too long to watch this live-action version of Prince Adam singing 4 Non Blondes.
  • Micro Machines comeback? Yes, please. But only if fast-talker John Moschitta is used in their marketing campaign again.

The video of the week was one I just watched today. Thanks to this post by UPROXX, I stumbled on to a supercut of video arcades in film that was put together by Huff Post. It's almost 4 minutes of pure quarter-feeding nostalgia that will make you want to ask your mom for your allowance.

TWL Video of the Week
"Arcades In the Movies" by Huffington Post Movie Mashups

I Grew Up In A John Hughes Movie - BuzzFeed Rewind1984-A-Thon Begins! - Forgotten Films
The ‘National Lampoon’s Vacation’ Reboot Is Back From The Dead - UPROXX68 Facts You Might Not Know About Classic '80s Films - BuzzFeed Rewind
Ridley Scott On The ‘Blade Runner’ Sequel Script: ‘It’s Written And It’s Damn Good’ - UPROXX
So Bad, It’s Good: Snake Eater (1989) - Strange Kids Club
13 actors who would have made great 'Ghostbusters' - Hitfix


A 'Full House' Reboot Could Be Just Around the Bend - Mashable
Definitive Ranking Of Kevin Arnold's Romantic Flings On "The Wonder Years" - BuzzFeed Rewind
Marvel's Not-So-Awful Animation of the 80s - The Escapist
Cobra Commander Sold 10 Sitcoms to Network Television in 1984. Which Ones Were They? - UnderScoopFire!
Watch the First 5 Minutes of Lifetime's 'Unauthorized Saved by the Bell' Movie - The Hollywood Reporter
A bunch of weird phrases fit the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ theme song - The A.V. Club
13 Things That Simply Must Be In Lifetime's "Saved By The Bell" Movie - BuzzFeed Rewind
11 Fictional Places Every 80s' Baby Wishes Were Real - Urban Daily
How Snarf-Ra Invalidated Every ThunderCats Episode Ever - io9


Iron Maiden Plan Vinyl Reissues of '80s Albums + Singles - Loudwire
Watch Lady Gaga Join Adam Lambert & Queen Onstage for 'Another One Bites the Dust' - Billboard
Two New Prince Albums Coming This Fall - Flavorwire
The 50 best Canadian songs of the '80s - CBC Music
Boy George Talks About Culture Club Reunion, Lady Gaga, and Justin Bieber: Watch the Video! - US Weekly
Music Memories: What the VMAs Looked Like in 1984, 1994 and 2004 - MashableTears For Fears confirm handful of U.S. live performances in September - Slicing Up Eyeballs

Video Games
18 Of The Sh***iest Video Game Products That Ruined Your Childhood - BuzzFeed Rewind