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Colonel K

Colonel K has written 251 posts for 80sNostalgia.com

Random Interview #3 – @RetroWench

Interview number 3 in the “Random Interview” series is with @RetroWench. I’ve chatted to Retrowench a few times online, as she shares the same interest in retro gaming. She also won one of my 80s competitions a year or so ago. To read more about the “Random Interviews”, see this page. Were you ever so […]

Random Interview #2 – Phil Scowcroft

Interview number 2 in the series of “Random Interviews” is Phil Scowcroft. Phil is Head of Music at Bolton FM, a station that, over the last two years, has invited me in a few times to take part in Kev Gurneys Club Tropicana 80s show. I say “invited me in”, but I think they more […]

Random Interview #1 – Laura D

First up in the “Random Questions About Your 80s” interviews is Laura D McBryde. I originally got the idea of random-question interviewing from her, and so as a thanks it seemed fitting that she was the first person to be featured. To read more about the “Random Interviews”, see this page. Where was your favourite […]

Random Questions About Your 80s

A few months ago, I took part in an interview project that I found out about via Twitter. I was asked a few random questions via email by @LauraDMcBryde, I emailed my answers back the the results appeared on her website along with many other peoples. Recently I returned to the site and re-read my […]

Betamax VCR

The 80s saw a very vicious war, where there could be only one winner. It was the war between VHS and Betamax. Some people wondered who would win, but to me I knew who the winner would be. This was due to the fact that my father had a habit of always backing the horse […]

Peter and Jane books

You wouldn’t find books like these around today. I mean, look at it. There’s two half naked kids on the front cover asking you to play with them. Certainly an innocent enough book in those days, but today is likely to get you banged up on paedophile charges just for owning one. The Peter and […]

Tron

In 1982 Disney released a film that had some stunning special effects for it’s time, and in my opinion an outstanding storyline. This film was called Tron. As a programmer, I can sympathize with the programs that I write. It may be a hard life being a programmer, but being a program is even harder. […]

Interview with Mark Jones

Looking through the archives of 80sNostalgia, I found an interview originally from about the year 2000 that, for some reason, hadn’t been copied across when I moved servers back in 2005. It was with Mark Jones, the graphics guy who worked on Wizball. Enjoy… An exclusive interview with Mark Jones The graphics guy behind Wizball […]

Count Duckula

To a small child vampires are a scary thing. Well they were to me anyway. So, if a children’s cartoon was to be made about this very subject, what could they do to tame the horrific topic. Hmmm, first of all, let’s make it not a bat, but a duck. Alright, yes a duck is […]

Screwball Scramble

Tomy were responsible for many electronic games and toys in the 80s including the Tomytronics, Omnibot, Lights Alive and Super Cup Football. They were also quite good at games that didn’t require batteries. The aim of Screwball Scramble is to navigate a ball bearing around a course in the quickest time possible. You would put […]

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