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Intellivision

It was an Atari world back in the late 70s and early 80s, but Mattel’s Intellivison staged a pretty good coup. The Atari VCS (aka the 2600)...

Video Games

Encouraged by the success of Atari, other companies tried dipping their joysticks into the home video game market in 1976. Coleco introduced Telstar Pong, while the...

Pong

The first successful computer game was a video version of ping-pong, whose "ball" was a blip that bounced back and forth on screen between...

Breakout

Designed by future Apple Computer founder Steve Jobs (though Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak reportedly did the bulk of the work), Breakout turned the video...

Atari

Californian Nolan Bushnell created a game called Pong in 1971. The following year -  with $250 of his own money and a matching investment from...

Odyssey

Before there was Atari, before there was even Pong, there was the Odyssey. We take it for granted now, of course, but try to...

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Buster and Billie (1974)

Georgia, 1948. Backward Billie (Joan Goodfellow) - who has been constantly abused by young men of the town - finally finds someone who will...

Bengo

1 9 5 3 - 1 9 5 9 (UK) Bengo was the creation of artist William Timym (known as "Tim"). Originally appearing in the Daily Express,...

Goldfinger (1964)

The third Bond film and arguably the best ever, and certainly the movie which proves once and for all that Sean Connery was, is,...

Platters, The

Formed in Los Angeles in 1953, The Platters were one of the very first black vocal harmony groups to reach a mass white audience. They...

A-Line Dresses

The A-line was first introduced by Christian Dior in 1955, but the style was too extreme a departure from the tiny waist, full skirt...

Return To Eden

1 9 8 3 (Australia) 6 x 60 minute episodes 1 9 8 6 (Australia) 22 x 60 minute episodes Return To Eden first appeared in 1983. The 6-hour Australian mini-series,...

Day of the Triffids, The (1963)

A shower of meteorites produces a glow that blinds 99% of the population of the world. Enter the Triffids - sinister giant plants from space whose...

3-2-1

1 9 7 8 - 1 9 8 7 (UK) 180 x 60 minute episodes Ted Rogers and Dusty Bin (a robotic dustbin with a face on...