- R.I.P. filmmaker Jonathan Demme, director of “Something Wild,” “Stop Making Sense” & other Night Flight faves
- Record Store Day, every day: You got it nicer at Licorice Pizza stores in the 70s and early 80s
- “TV Party”: Glenn O’Brien’s weekly late 70s public-access punk cocktail party TV show
- Zinelandia: Night Flight talks with Joe Biel about “$100 & a T-Shirt,” his documentary about zines
- In 1977, Prince appeared on “The Gong Show,” but no one has ever talked about the episode, until now
- The Wu Tang Collection: The weirdest “Ku Fung Theater”-style mostly-Asian action flicks you’ll ever see
- Bullseye! Arrow Films’ exploitation, Italian horror, spaghetti westerns, drive-in sleaze & more, now on Night Flight Plus!
- “Dynaman”: Night Flight’s popular series featured rubber monsters, good looking Japanese teens, silly jokes, and cool pop music!
- “All Dolled Up”: Night Flight’s exclusive interview with director Bob Gruen about his New York Dolls documentary
- “The Gumby Show”: America’s Favorite Clayboy is back again on Night Flight!
All posts tagged "80s TV"
“Beyond Westworld”: This 1980 CBS series was a failed first attempt at bringing “Westworld” to TV
HBO’s mega-popular “Westworld“ series climaxed its first season with a mind-numbing 90-minute finale (“The Bicameral Mind”) a few weeks back, but the first time there was a TV show based on the 1973 Michael Crichton-penned movie —...
- Posted January 6, 2017
“Not Necessarily The News”: HBO’s ’80s news satire paved the way for “The Daily Show” & other TV parodies
Years before Comedy Central’s beloved “The Daily Show“ premiered on July 22, 1996 — in the evening time slot previously occupied by Bill Maher’s “Politically Incorrect” (which had been snapped up by the ABC network), and originally...
- Posted January 2, 2017
“Hail to the Chief”: In 1985, TV’s first female President of the United States was a short-lived sitcom flop
As surely everyone knows by now, American voters have yet to elect a woman President of the United States, but there have been a handful of them in the movies and on TV, including a short-lived 1985...
- Posted November 16, 2016
“Graffiti Rock”: The 1984 variety/dance TV show that could have showcased the hip-hop culture beyond NYC
In 1984, Michael Holman, manager of the New York City Breakers dance troupe, had an idea for a hip-hop variety/dance TV show called “Graffiti Rock,” which he hoped would reveal to the rest of the world a...
- Posted March 18, 2016
No Venetian Blinds and Pachyderms: Night Flight remembers some of the wacky 80s breakfast cereals
A few months ago, Night Flight paid tribute to our favorite 60s and 70s-era cereals and their wacky mascots (“Crazy Cows and Quangaroos“), and today we’re back with our epic follow-up tribute to memorable cold breakfast cereals...
- Posted January 22, 2016
Going underground on “The Tube”: Jools Holland’s and Paula Yates’s memorable 80s UK music show
If you were a music fan in the 1980s, and you lived in the UK, you likely need no introduction to the BBC1’s “The Tube” as you no doubt remember it fondly as the music television show...
- Posted January 13, 2016
Tip a little out of your cup tomorrow morning for David Bowie, fellow Coffee Achievers
It was 1984 when we were told, over and over again, while listening to “Hold On Tight (To Your Dream)” by the Electric Light Orchestra: “YOU are the New American Society, the movers, and the shakers. YOU...
- Posted January 11, 2016
Ho ho ho kiddies: “Tales from the Crypt”‘s “…And All Through The House” will give you Christmas goosebumps
Ho ho ho kiddies… “…And All Through The House” — a season one episode of HBO’s “Tales from the Crypt” that originally aired in 1989 — is, as the Cryptkeeper tells us, a bit of a Christmas...
- Posted December 25, 2015