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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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Q5/Q6 etc/There’s A Lot Of It About

1 9 6 9 - 1 9 8 2 (UK) 38 x 30 minute episodes This very, very odd sketch show from Spike Milligan (if that isn't...

a.k.a. Pablo

1 9 8 4 (USA) 5 x 30 minute episodes Short-lived ABC comedy from Norman Lear about a struggling young Hispanic comedian and his large, noisy family,...

Get Smart

1 9 6 5 - 1 9 7 0 (USA) 138 x 30 minute episodes The premise of this cult-classic television comedy series is that an evil...

Bill Brand

1 9 7 6 (UK) 11 x 50 minute episodes A by-election in the solidly working-class constituency of Leighley sees left-of-centre Labour Party candidate Bill Brand (Jack Shepherd),...

Stone Temple Pilots

Initially dismissed by critics as grunge latecomers and Pearl Jam wannabes, California's Stone Temple Pilots proved adept at twisting the catalogues of their old...

Alice In Chains

Formed in 1987, and originally a heavy metal band, Alice In Chains was one of the first Seattle bands to sign with a major...

Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre, The (Tales of Edgar Wallace)

1 9 6 0 - 1 9 6 4 (UK) Between 1960 and 1964, 40 low-budget films were produced in Britain for the cinema screen (by Anglo...

Back To The Future: Part 3 (1990)

Director Robert Zemeckis's blockbusting trilogy went slightly off the rails with the second segment, but it got right back on track (literally) with this...