Welcome to your weekly source for retro pop culture news, the Recurrent Events! There is plenty of Star Wars in this week's roundup, but I wanted to let everyone know that I've got a fun week planned ahead leading up to the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. I'll be posting several articles that will include some of my experiences with the original trilogy as well as some other unique looks into the classic Star Wars universe. I've really enjoyed doing some virtual digging so I hope you'll take a look next week as this highly anticipated Star Wars season finally comes to a close.
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Headlines discussed this week include the new TMNT 2 trailer, Rick Springfield's Star Wars action figure collection, Crystal Pepsi's pseudo comeback, Dirty Dancing being adapted into a live musical, and the new Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comic. Guests are Stacey Rader (@geeky_vixen) and Erik Tukey (@boulderhillnet).
In case you missed it, check out the content I posted this week on RD80s:
The video of the week for me was the aforementioned podcast topic that delves into Rick Springfield's Star Wars action figure collection. Rolling Stone sits down with the rocker who has apparently been using the royalties from "Jesse's Girl" to buy toys. In fact, he's been collecting since the '80s and has acquired some of the rarest figures known to man. I was very shocked that the "actor rockstar" would publicly display his inner geek, but it was very intriguing nonetheless. Check it out...
Video of the Week
"Rick Springfield Shows Off His Star Wars Action Figures" by RollingStone
Here are the rest of the Recurrent Events for Dec 11, 2015!