Saturday, 25 October 2014

Chronicles of Narnia - Prince Caspian and the Voyage of the Dawn Treader

We return to the magical land of Narnia now on the BCC, with the second of the BBC adaptations of the Chronicles of Narnia, Prince Caspian and the Voyage of the Dawn Treader from 1989!

Young Prince Caspian of Narnia wonders and dreams about the old days of Narnia when animals talked, and there were mythical creatures and four rulers in Caer Paravel. But his uncle and aunt don't like to hear him thinking of such things, and plan to murder him and take his throne. Caspian's tutor, Dr. Cornelius manages to save him, and not only teach him about the old ways, but bring him into the real Narnia and introduce him to the real Narnia. But Caspian's plight is desperate, and he must use the legendary horn to call help from another world: Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy.

Friday, 24 October 2014

The Neverending Story - The Series

Let us travel now to the land of Fantasia, filled with many adventures and magical creatures in the animated series of The Neverending Story!

Young boy Bastian helps yet again the Childlike Empress and her people of Fantasia, an imagination land that can be accessed and influenced through a magic never ending book called The NeverEnding Story, because the horrifying Nothing and other villains still threaten it. In the process, Bastian learns valuable lessons and gains many magical friends.

Thursday, 23 October 2014

G.I Joe The Movie

This post marks 500 videos posted on to the BCC, so as usual I like to post something a little bit special in recognition of the milestone. This time I give you G.I Joe - The Movie!

Time and time again, Cobra has been on the threshold of global domination, only to be thwarted by the Joes. Now the ruthless terrorist organization has a new ally, the Cobra-La race, led by Golobulus. Golobulus wants to steal the Joes' "Broadcast Energy Transmitter" in order to ripen space spores and mutate the people of Earth. When Duke is injured and the rest of the force immobilized, it's up to the new "rawhides" and Slaughter's Marauders to pick up the slack and save the world!

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Jonny Briggs

Now a real treat for anyone who grew up in the UK in the mid 80's. The adventures of a working class boy named Jonny Briggs!

Based on a series of popular children's books by Joan Eadington, Jonny Briggs is a Children's BBC kitchen sink realism television programme first broadcast in 1985. The programme is set in Middlesbrough and revolves around the exploits of a young boy, the eponymous hero, his pet dog, Razzle, and his eccentric family members: Mam and Dad, older sister Rita and older brothers Albert and Humph (Humphrey). Another older sister, Marilyn, is mentioned but never seen.
The stories often centre on Jonny's school life, where he and his best friend Pam are constantly in battle with the dreadful twins Ginny and Josie.

Monday, 20 October 2014

Fireball XL5

Time for one of Gerry Anderson's earlier works now on the BCC with Fireball XL5 from 1962!

Set between the years 2062 and 2063, the series featured the missions of spaceship Fireball XL5, commanded by Colonel Steve Zodiac of the World Space Patrol. The crew included glamorous Doctor Venus, a doctor of space medicine; middle-aged navigator and engineer Professor Matthew Matic and co-pilot Robert, a transparent anthropomorphic robot who would most commonly proclaim ON-OUR-WAY-HOME.. Robert was the only character in an Anderson series that was actually voiced by Anderson himself, albeit with the aid of an artificial larynx.

In the series, the World Space Patrol is based at Space City, located on an unnamed island in the South Pacific, headed by Commander Zero. Zero is assisted by Lieutenant Ninety. For unspecified reasons the 25-storey T-shaped control tower at Space City rotates; in one episode a character inadvertently makes it rotate fast enough for those inside to suffer from vertigo.

Fireball XL5 patrolled Sector 25 of charted interstellar space (although there only appeared to be three sectors marked on the space chart seen in the Space City control room). The patrols were missions of three months duration but the ship was also on call when at base.

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Ninja Turtles - The Next Mutation

Well, after a posting hiatus of nearly 3 weeks, we are back on track with videos for you to enjoy. This time we have the live action Ninja Turtles - The Next Mutation!

This series introduced many new elements to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles saga, including a female mutant turtle called Venus de Milo (named after the famous statue) and new central antagonists, an army of humanoid dragons known as "The Rank" led by the vicious Dragonlord.
The series apparently followed the continuity of the live-action films. The Turtles lived in the same abandoned train station featured in the second and third films, and Splinter's ear is slashed as it was in the original film. However, the films and the series display differing styles, Shredder being alive (and no longer Super Shredder), and the absence of April O'Neil and Casey Jones.
Other notable differences were found in the Turtles' weapons; Leonardo carried one double-bladed ninjatō instead of two katana (though he was shown to own two in a few episodes); Raphael's twin sai could combine to make a staff; and because nunchaku are outlawed in several places, Michaelangelo's signature weapon in this series was a pair of tonfa.