Night Flight Plus Best Of 2017: The Top Ten most popular films & episodes we added this year!

By on December 30, 2017

Well, Night Flight fans, we’ve come to the end of another year, and 2017 has turned out to have been quite a wild ride, hasn’t it?

As we look forward to the New Year, and whatever it might bring, we thought you’d like to know which titles were the Top Ten most popular new additions from 2017 to our streaming channel, Night Flight Plus.


First up — and this list is in no particular order — is the two-hour 2006 documentary, Wendy O Williams & The Plasmatics: 10 Years of Revolutionary Rock & Roll, which features rare live concert footage and official videos (including pretty cool behind-the-scenes footage of Wendy climbing from a moving car into an airplane), rare photos and newspaper/magazine clippings (including Wendy’s court appearances), interviews with former band members, ex-road crew dudes, various music critics and rock magazine publishers, and much, much more!

Read more here.


Next we have Kraftwerk and The Electronic Revolution is a mind-blowing three-hour tour, beginning with electronic music’s emergence in Europe at the end of the Sixties but mostly focusing on Germany’s Kraftwerk, through their most important and influential period until the near-present, examining the scope of that influence on other bands and musical genres down through the decades. Read more here.


Next up is Sad Vacation: The Last Days Of Sid And Nancy, the 2016 documentary film about the “tumultuous and stormy” relationship between the Sex Pistols’ bassist Sid Vicious and his girlfriend Nancy Spungen. Read more here.


Our subscribers streamed the hell out of Adjust Your Tracking! The Untold Story Of The VHS Collector, a full-fledged, feature-length documentary by two first-time directors who traveled across America to dive deep down into the sub-culture of VHS tape collecting, which they refer to as “tape rescuing.” Read more here.

Then there’s Scott and Gary Show: Butthole Surfers.

In October of 1984, experimental psychedelic Texas rock band Butthole Surfers dropped acid before they appeared on “The Scott & Gary Show,” a zany indie-punk NYC-based public access TV show. Read more here.


Next up we have Dr. Ruth and Jerry Seinfeld episode from our Dr. Ruth collection. We added sex therapist Dr. Ruth‘s video library to our Night Flight Plus channel in June of 2017.

The collection features Dr. Ruth’s exclusive ’80s vintage interviews with celebrities, rock stars and lots of special guests, plus special excerpts and selections compiled from her cable TV shows which all aired between 1984-1990. Read more about the collection here.

Among our incredibly popular Full Episodes of Night Flight episodes — was one particular title from the summer of 1984, the full episode from July 14th.

Our Full Episode from August 24, 1984, was also quite popular.


Next up was Night Flight Atomic TV, which took a satirical look at nuclear war hysteria, both real and imagined, through mashed-up music videos and public domain movie clips.

You can now watch this episode — which first aired on April 15, 1988 — in your underground bunker or wherever you’re hiding out from the next atomic blast, real or imagined, on Night Flight Plus! Read more here.


Next, we have our Night Flight Tom Petty Interview with rock journalist Lisa Robinson from the spring of 1985.

We posted it shortly after Petty had died, after suffering a heart attack at his Malibu home late Sunday evening, October 1, 2017, just a few weeks before what would have been his 67th birthday. Read more here.

Last, but certainly not least, another of our most popular titles in 2017 was our Night Flight Black Sabbath Video Profile, which originally aired on our TV show on April 29, 1986. Read more about it here.

We often look at the popularity of our uploaded titles to evaluate and try to figure out what you’d like to see more of on NF Plus in the future, but you can always give us direct feedback about what you’d like to see.

Replying below to this end-of-year wrap-up with your comments is a pretty good way for you to voice your opinions about the selections on Night Flight Plus. Thanks for all your support in 2017, and we’ll see you in the New Year!


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