This has been a hectic week at work preparing for the Fall semester, so I have not had much time to work on Nostalgia Drop at all. I did put a little time into pulling clips from a number of cheerleader films for a Scrambled Channels episode.
I’ve had to rework my plan for Scrambled Channels. Initially, I thought a small documentary approach might work, but for some of the naughter fare with actors and actresses who only did that one particular film and then wandered into obscurity, there is not a lot of info out there. So I decided to convert it to themed episodes and look at a number of films that fit the theme.
Below is the same YouTube playlist.
I pull a lot of the items about gaming and movie news here from a number of sources: The Atari Age forums, Retro Indie News, Time Extension, IGN, Retro Hour podcast, Itch.io, Facebook, Twitter, etc. What shows up here will change weekly depending on what I happen to find in the wild. I try to include the original sources in the links.
Ooze: The Escape arrives on the Amiga! (Indie Retro News)
Ooze: The Escape has been ported from the ZX Spectrum to the Amiga, and it has improved graphics, sound effects, and a much larger map with new enemies and keys to collect.
Daily Drop Roundup
You can get daily drops in your socials wherever you live. First Facebook link is the the Nostalgia Drop page, and the second is to the group. The group is more fun.
August 20th, 2023
Shania Twain – “That Don’t Impress Me Much”
The Magic Candle (1991)
Terms of Endearment (1983)
August 21st, 2023
Yazoo – “Don’t Go”
Gumby and Pokey
The Tin Drum (1979)
August 22nd, 2023
Katrina and the Waves – “Walking On Sunshine”
The Legend of Blacksilver (1988)
August 23rd, 2023
TLC – “No Scrubs”
B. Dalton Booksellers
The Toolbox Murders (1978)
August 24th, 2023
Iggy Pop – “Candy”
Bozo 3D Bop Bag
Archon: The Light and the Dark (1983)
August 25th, 2023
Nena – 99 Luftballons
Taco Bell Enchirito
Winter Games (1985)
Beat Street (1984)
August 26th, 2023
The Buggles – “Video Killed the Radio Star”
Inflatable Mobile Phone
Donkey Kong Jr.
Ron Cephas Jones (1957-2023)
Ron Cephas Jones was an actor known primarily for his role as William Hill on the NBC drama “This is Us.” We won two Emmy awards for his role on the show.
He passed away on August 19th, 2023.
Bob Barker (1923-2023)
Bob Barker was an American television game show host for The Price is Right, the longest-running gameshow in North American television history.
He passed away on August 26th, 2023.
Arleen Sorkin (1955-2023)
Arleen Sorkin was an American actress, screenwriter, and comedian. Her most notable characters were Caliope Jones from Days of Our Lives and the inspiration for the character and voice of Harley Quinn in Batman: The Animated Series.
He passed away on August 24th, 2023.