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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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Swarm, The (1978)

African killer bees are moving west and threatening to engulf Houston, Texas. Quick, call on entomologist Brad Crane (Michael Caine) and a hive of Hollywood...

Larkins, The

1 9 5 8 - 1 9 6 0 (UK) 1 9 6 3 - 1 9 6 4 (UK) Builder's clerk Fred Robinson created The Larkins for an...

Cranberries, The

On their first (and best) album, the earnest, Celtic-tinged shimmer of The Cranberries struck the ear as almost trance music, powered by Dolores O'Riordan's...

Action, The

Formed in Kentish Town in 1963, the front man of The Action was singer Reg King, a natural lunatic in the Keith Moon mould....

Baby Blue Marine (1976)

Jan-Michael Vincent stars as Marion "Hedge" Hedgepeth - a trainee in Marine boot camp in 1943. He's a member of the idiot squad, the...

Captain Action

With a change of clothes and mask, Captain Action could alter his identity into some of the mightiest heroes on the planet. The basic 12"...

Father Dowling Mysteries, The

1 9 8 9 - 1 9 9 1 (USA) 43 x 45 minute episodes Amiable, unassuming Catholic priest Father Frank Dowling (Tom Bosley from Happy Days)...

Falling Down (1993)

Falling Down is a powerful and disturbing study of one ordinary man's descent into insanity fuelled by urban stress. It does not have a...
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