In 1984, a small Midwestern town named Bomont is invaded by Chicago teen Ren McCormack.

This may not sound like much; a mother and son, splitting off and leaving town on the heels of a nasty divorce, to live with family, right?

Well, it's much more than that. They come to a town where rock n' roll music is outlawed, as is dancing!

Yes, folks, we are talking about the movie that launched Kevin Bacon in to superstardom, we are referring to the film Footloose.

This week, Eva Standley has agreed to come back and host, as Mike took some time off - for those who don't know, Mike's mom was ill, and finally passed away a few weeks ago. He's currently looking for a place to stay, support of any kind, so if you think you want to help out, reach out to him over at Geekcast Radio (http://www.geekcastradio.com).

And of course, join us as we try to figure out where the hell all these kids learned to dance so well if dancing is illegal in town!!!

Direct download: Footloose.mp3
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ALF

In 1986, NBC introduced the world to Gordon Shumway, an Alien Life Form, aka ALF, who has a penchant for bad jokes, cats as cuisine, and hailed from a planet named Melmac.

The series was well received by the public, who loved this alien, the smartass comments he made, and his interactions with The Tanner family (no, not DJ, Uncle Jesse, etc, but Willie, Kate, Lynn and Brian). They loved the different views he had on Earth, and adjusting, although there were usually things that came back to haunt him - the giant cockroach, trying to make a cat casserole, and boulliabaiseball...ALF was loved by the public.

Join Doug Abel and Mike Blanchard as we wax poetic about the series ALF on this week's episode of Talkin' Bout My Generation!

 

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A long time ago, in a galaxy not too far away...(or more specifically, May 25th, 1977, in a theatre near you)

The significance of the above date changed a generation of movie goers, marketing, and helped to define the term "blockbuster". People lined up for hours, literally around the block, to catch a glimpse of a science fiction movie based on mystic arts, an epic space battle, and special effects that pushed the envelope, putting a company at the top.

The movie?

Star Wars.

Yes, this epic film became one of the best known trilogies of all time, taking us from a small desert world to do battle with an oppressive Empire, journeyed to planets of ice, swamps, and clouds, and even to forested locations with primitive yet intelligent bears.

This week, this episode is being released on May 4th, as part of Star Wars celebrations nationwide ("May the Fourth Be With You!"), and is part of our 100th episode celebration as well! Join Doug Abel, Mike Blanchard, and Todd Randolph as we discuss one of the greatest sicence fiction franchises of all time, Lucasfilm's Star Wars trilogy.

Direct download: Star_Wars.mp3
Category:Movies -- posted at: 9:52pm PDT
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