Fantasy ID filter: book read in the late 80s, early 90s. Child in fishing village, purchased as a slave or servant by a traveling magician. Beautiful city in decline, animal (fish?) shaped necklace with a seed in its mouth? [more inside]
MovieFilter: Transportation planner looses his job. In the end he pitches his plan and gets his job and girlfriend back.
MovieFilter: Transportation planner looses his job. He ends up pitching his plan and gets his job and girlfriend back. [more inside]
Can you ID this early 80s music video based on ridiculously few details? [more inside]
I am looking for the name of a toy that we used to play with a lot when we were growing up. [more inside]
I've got a short 80's centric playlist started with Somebody's baby, She's a beauty, and Jessie's girl. Can you help me think of more songs like this with the same feel, sound? [more inside]
Was this really the plot line of a "Facts Of Life" episode, or am I misremembering? [more inside]
Help me find this creepy short film from the 80s I saw on Night Flight! [more inside]
I'm trying to find a retro (80s-ish) t-shirt with the Good Humor ice cream logo on it and not having any luck. [more inside]
Looking for books about the history of HIV/AIDS in North America. Wanting both clinical/ epidemiology and social narratives. Also, would love anything that touches on stage performers and the affect it had on creative fields during the 80s.
What's the name of that upcoming retro-ish sci-fi movie? [more inside]
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Is there a good online repository for technology geek ephemera from the 80s? I'm thinking of a teenage kid in his 80s bedroom holding a soldering iron, working on a hobby project next to his C64. Would love to see imagery, video, back issues of magazines, whatever.
Help me rediscover an electronics project from Radio Shack from back in the '80s. [more inside]
I'm thinking of an 80s song, common in movie soundtracks, that starts with a sung "Oh we oh we oh we oh wee ohh Ahhh". The google, it does nothing. Any ideas?
Please help me stop thinking about the Goo Goo Dolls and tell me what '80s band I can't remember. [more inside]
I'd like to offload a bunch of vintage 80s toys. Any suggestions for specialist shops that might be interested? I'm in South London, UK. [more inside]
Is anyone familiar with an Easter puppet special that was on (I think) HBO in the early '80s? I remember that it involved a bunch of bunnies working in an Easter egg factory, and that the Easter Bunny ("E.B.") was fairly nervous and might've had a Woody Allen-esque delivery. It definitely isn't "Tale Of The Bunny Picnic" (though that looks pretty cute, too). Bonus points if there's a streaming version anywhere online - I'd love to show this special to my bunny-obsessed niece. Thanks, all.
Looking for an 80s progressive rock video featuring Darth Vader [more inside]
What foreign film did I watch on television in the UK in the 80s [more inside]
Trying to remember a spy thriller film from the early 80s. [more inside]
Help me assemble a mixtape of contemporary songs that sound like 80s songs, won't you? [more inside]
Elephant with stuff in his ears, villains plotting to dirty a PI's teeth, and a man crawling under descending cardboard smoke: help me find footage of these early-80s PSAs. [more inside]
What is that 80s sax song that goes "do dwee do dododo?" [more inside]
What is this half-remembered VHS tape of very-low-production-values, very short sketches, that my friend and I rented in the mid-to-late 80s? [more inside]
Please help identify another childhood TV memory from U.K. late 70s / early 80s. Horror/drama elements.
Weird alien living-desk-lamp or exotic flower in some suburban British home. Another super-vague childhood TV memory question. U.K. late 70s/early 80s. [more inside]
Are there major concrete breakpoints in film quality/style over there years? Or are these more to do with the film to video conversion (I watch movies on television). Or are these perceived changes based on my historical memory? [more inside]
Where can I find a community of amateur video makers who might be interested in doing a music video for my band? [more inside]
Probably a shot in the dark, but does anyone recall a kids game show that aired (briefly) during the mid-80s, featuring teams of religious schools competing "Family Feud"-style against one another answering questions about the Bible? [more inside]
Help me find this 3 Musketeers cartoon from the 80s with a ridiculously catchy theme song! [more inside]
Yet another Halloween costume thread: '80s Edition. [more inside]
Trying to remember a TV movie/series I saw back in 92/93. [more inside]
A song. From the 80s. Almost no information. Go! [more inside]
Seeking somewhat obscure '80s dance songs that are in the vein of Sheila-E and Exposé in terms of '80s sound, beat, female vocals and danceability. [more inside]
What movies and TV shows do you associate with the genre of yacht rock? [more inside]
Identify this b-movie from the 80s [more inside]
Who are the unsung heroes of the 70s and 80s? i.e. recommend some good non-mainstream bands from then. [more inside]
I am taking my friends to karaoke but I need song recommendation! (age group: 25~32) [more inside]
HelpMeThinkOfThisMovie/TVShowFilter: back in the mid-80s I used to rent these VHS kids movies about a sci future where this special group of soldiers (or something) wore their own individual Robo-Cop-Like Suits. It was NOT animated. The main character wore gold armor suit and I think had a Cyclops-like visor. I want to say the word "Captain" was in the title... [more inside]
Do you remember an old Mac game where you play as a wizard's apprentice who goes to a magic store? [more inside]
Need help with identifying a half-sample of some eighties female vocalist, as echoed in a BEP single. [more inside]
I can't remember this movie from the 80s. I can remember a few fleeting details. Stupid getting old. [more inside]
Please help me figure out what TV movie / TV special from the 80s I'm remembering. It involved a woman receiving a manufactured child in the mail that required her to add water (or some other liquid) to activate it. [more inside]
What was this computer I had as a kid? It was in the early to mid 80s. It was small (barely bigger than the keyboard). It had a very small built-in display (LCD, I think). There was a membrane keyboard. It took cartridges, and some of the carts came with keyboard templates. There's one in particular I remember that had information about countries of the world, and the template had one flag for each key. I seem to recall the plastic case being beige, but I'm not 100% sure. It could play sounds, and there was a cart for composing music. What was this thing?
What are your favorite albums from the 70s or 80s that feature synthesizers or electric combo organs?
What are your favorite albums from the 70s or 80s that feature synthesizers or electric combo organs (think Farfisa or Vox)?
What one single most typifies 80s popular music production style? [more inside]
I'm trying to remember the name of a band, among whose defining aesthetic characteristics was the prominent use of a band-wide? uniform including white pants and/or a white belt. Probably 80s? Maybe New Wave? [more inside]
What is the terminal-type thing I used in a New York State elementary school in the mid- to late-70s and early 80s? [more inside]
I'm usually the dude that answers questions like this, but for the life of me, I can't remember the title of the film. It was early-mid 80's, possibly a TV Movie, where two "righteous dudes" are kidnapped and brought to this town that looks eerily like small town Kansas circa 1950. It turns out that this city is a training ground for Soviet sleeper agents, and the dudes were kidnapped to update the training program. In the end, the dudes lead an escape from the town back to America.
In the early 80s, I was browsing the magazines at a local grocery store and found a humor magazine that had a parody of People Weekly -- called Peephole Weekly here -- as either its front or back cover. What magazine was this? Bonus points for a date of publication. [more inside]