Saturday, 28 June 2014

Where's Wally?

The bespectacled man in the red and white striped shirt. You's think he'd be easy to spot, but he can get lost in a crowd so easily, prompting the question; 'Where's Wally?'!

Wally and his dog Woof travel to distant lands, solving mysteries and lending a helping hand wherever they could. With the help of his magic walking stick, Wally could travel through space and time or travel to far off magical lands. Often sent by Wizard Whitebeard to help solve a puzzle, or mysteries, "Where's Wally" was a 1/2 hour puzzle of clues and riddles.
The evil Wally lookalike Odlaw was the show's villain, constantly plotting to steal Wally's magic stick. In each episode Odlaw would team up with the other villains from the far-off lands to help get the magic stick, while Wally and Woof teamed up with other land's "good-guys" to help with their problems.
Wally stayed true to the books' premise by means of the "Wally's Minutes," during which the screen froze for a full minute so the viewer at home could try to find Wally. This kind of segment aired twice per episode.

Star Trek - The Animated Series

From 1973 and based on the original show, it's the animated version of Star Trek!

The further adventures of Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the USS Enterprise, as they explore the Galaxy and defend the United Federation of Planets.
This animated series continues the adventures of the USS Enterprise, taking advantage of the visual freedom of animation to present stories with more alien elements.
With the exception of Ensign Chekov, all of the regular characters from the original series continued to appear, voiced by the original actors from that series (Chekov was absent to cut down on costs of hiring the voice actors, although Walter Koenig penned an episode of the series,"The Infinite Vulcan"). Dr. McCoy is a full commander, and Nurse Chapel is a full lieutenant. New characters, such as Arex and M'Ress, were also featured. The show was the most expensive animated show on the air at the time, primarily because six "name" actors from Star Trek: The Original Series provided the voices for their characters.

Friday, 27 June 2014

Tales from the Cryptkeeper

Time for a spooky offering in an animated show based upon the horror comics of the 1950's. It's Tales from the Cryptkeeper!

ith each episode, this animated show features a new, unscrupulous protagonist who commits a foul deed: maybe a boy who bullies younger kids or a pair of gruesome girls with no respect for rules. As always, the Cryptkeeper is on hand to cackle and howl as these little nasties learn the error of their ways. And. they usually learn the hard way, tangling with vampires, giant toads, mutant ooze or toys come to life.

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes

They are small, round, red and deadly! It's the Attack of the Killer Tomatoes!!

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes is an animated television series based on the movies Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (from 1978) and Return of the Killer Tomatoes (from 1988). The original film Attack of the Killer Tomatoes was released in 1978. A parody of the giant menace movies of the 1950s, it became a cult hit.

The series picks up five years after The Great Tomato War (much as the film Return Of The Killer Tomatoes did), where tomatoes are banned. However that has not stopped Dr. Putrid T. Gangreen from engaging in his experiments. Gangreen's ultimate goal is to rule the world and he will not let anyone stop him. But his most successful experiment may very well be his undoing. Tara Boumdeay, a tomato turned human runs away from Gangreen, taking with her 'Brother' the fur-covered F.T., whom she passes off as a dog. They befriend Chad Finletter (nephew of the Great Tomato War veteran, Wilbur Finletter) who, after saving the pair from a tomato attack, gets Tara a job at his uncle Wilbur's Tomatoless Pizza Parlor. She shares their secret with Chad regarding the two of them being tomatoes and Chad vows to help them against whatever Gangreen has planned.

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Tucker's Luck

Spinning out of Grange Hill and into his own series, it's one of the most popular characters from Grange Hill, it's Tucker's Luck!

Peter "Tucker" Jenkins is a working-class youth living in a council estate in London in the mid-1980s. Tucker recently graduated from secondary school (see Grange Hill), which gave him a so-called comprehensive education but no real job skills. Furthermore, he lacks the academic qualifications to go further in his schooling or land a good job. So, like thousands of other young people at the time, he's unemployed and on the dole. The stories in Tucker's Luck revolve around Tucker Jenkins and two friends from school, Alan Humphries and Tommy Watson, and their attempts to get by, day by day, eager for work but always short of money and qualifications.

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

The Worst Witch

Before Harry Potter became the character everyone thought of for magical school drama, there was The Worst Witch!

The Worst Witch is a British television series about a group of young witches at a Magic Academy and is based on The Worst Witch books by Jill Murphy.
Mildred Hubble is the worst student at Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches. She is well-meaning but does things without thinking. The benevolent headmistress, Miss Cackle, is generally understanding, whereas Mildred's form teacher Miss Hardbroom thinks she just isn't trying hard enough.

A little distraction...

Thought I'd try something different today, so I have made a little 80's crossword for you to have go at. It's nothing fancy, and probably not very difficult at all, but I hope you like it!

Monday, 23 June 2014

Big Bad Beetleborgs

Following on from Power Rangers and Masked Rider, here is another of Saban's action superhero series, Big Bad Beetleborgs!

Set in the fictional town of Charterville, three "typical average kids", Drew, Jo, and Roland, enter the supposedly haunted Hillhurst Mansion after accepting a dare from rich snobs Van and Trip. The house is revealed to be the home of real monsters when the kids accidentally bump a pipe organ, releasing a phantasm named Flabber. He proves to be friendly, and in return for releasing him, offers to grant them one wish. They wish to become their comic book heroes, the Big Bad Beetleborgs. However, this also brings the Beetleborgs' sworn enemies to life: the Magnavores, led by the evil Vexor, who would summon monsters from the comic books to battle the Beetleborgs.

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Hector's House

Let's pay a visit to lovable Hector's House and see what mischief Hector, Zsazsa and Kiki are up to! 

A gentle, rather than subversive or outright bizarre, series, it was first broadcast in 1965.
The main characters, affable Hector the Dog and cute Zsazsa the Cat, live in a house and beautiful garden. Kiki the Frog, dressed in a pink smock, is a constant and at times an intrusive visitor, through her hole in the wall. Despite Hector's willingness to endlessly help them out, Kiki and Zsazsa often played tricks on him to teach him a lesson, leading him to say his catchphrase at the end of the episode, "I'm a Great Big [whatever he was] Old Hector.

Bobby's World

There nothing better when you were a kid than your imagination, and that is the key to entering Bobby's World!

Bobby lives in a typical suburban neighborhood, but step inside his imagination and discover a world of daring adventure, incredible wonder and lots of laughs-all in pint-sized perspective. We see Bobby's World through the eyes of 4-year-old Bobby, the alter ego of comedian Howie Mandel. Bobby's two biggest character traits are his penchant for taking things literally and letting his imagination get the best of him.