Monthly Archives: July 2011

Apollo 15 ‘Moon Buggy’ Mission 40th Anniversary (’71)

40 years ago this week NASA launched the Apollo 15 mission from Cape Canaveral (July 26, 1971.) Astronauts James Irwin, David Scott, and Alfred Worden conducted the first mission utilizing a “Moon Buggy” and two of them spent three long … Continue reading

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Conquest of the Planet of the Apes Trailer (’72)

Let’s take three and a half minutes out of our Saturday to view the trailer for 1972’s Conquest of the Planet of the Apes. Conquest was the fourth Apes film (a follow-up to Escape from the Planet of the Apes) … Continue reading

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Rad Ads: Blondes Selling Booze (’76)

Hey kids, here’s half a dozen eye-catching American magazine ads from mid to late 1976. I think we’ll make this a new Bionic Disco feature and from time to time bring you a selection of memorable, forgotten and ridiculous advertisements … Continue reading

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Steve Martin’s ‘The Jerk’ Trailer (’79)

Just coming in at the tail end of of the 1970s we have the trailer for Steve Martin’s The Jerk. The Jerk released on December 14th, 1979 and is still a highly-watchable, very funny movie. In fact, The Jerk sits … Continue reading

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TV Time: Star Wars Millennium Falcon Commercial (’79)

It’s time for another classic Star Wars toy commercial from the 1970s. Let’s take a look at this :30 spot featuring one of the most prized and collectible Star Wars toys – the Millennium Falcon! Watch carefully, this may be … Continue reading

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The Runaways: ‘Saturday Night Special’ (’79)

Alright folks, I may have just missed a ‘Music for Mondays’ post (I was out of town at San Diego Comic-Con) but here are The Runaways performing ‘Saturday Night Special‘ in 1979. This awesome tune appeared on the ‘And now…The … Continue reading

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