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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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Factory, The

UK group The Factory recorded two effects-laden psychedelic singles in the late 1960s which combined psychedelia with pop harmonies. Originally named Souvenir Badge Factory, the...

X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes (1963)

Dr James Xavier is a world renowned scientist experimenting with human eyesight. He devises a drug, that when applied to the eyes, enables the user...

Bobby Rydell

Born Robert Ridarelli, Rydell hailed - like his fellow pop crooners Fabian and Frankie Avalon - from the prolific city of Philadelphia, and he linked up...

Blow-Up (1966)

Leading Italian director Michelangelo Antonioni attempted to capture London during the swinging sixties in his first British film, Blow-Up, and came up with the benchmark...

Prime Cut (1972)

In this sleazy and irreverent crime thriller from Downhill Racer (1969) director Michael Ritchie, Lee Marvin plays Nick Devlin, a Chicago Mob enforcer sent to...

News Free Zone

1 9 8 5 (Australia) 50 x 30 minute episodes This comedy series from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation starred Grahame (Aunty Jack) Bond as himself and Rick...

Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins, The (1971)

A forgotten British anthology film directed by Graham Stark including seven segments written by notable sitcom writers and comedians, with a host of familiar...

Christine (1983)

Nerdy misfit student Arnie Cunningham (Keith Gordon) buys "Christine", a 1958 Plymouth Fury with a history in which people tend to die in and...