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Douglas Adams, Kurt Vonnegut, Neal Stephenson, Richard K. Morgan, Stephen King, Orson Scott Card, Terry Pratchett, Terry Brooks, Bester, Bradbury, Haldeman, Heinlein, Tolkien, Vance Gibson, Gaiman, Sterling, Moorcock, Scalzi, and Zelazny are all authors from 1960-2000s 

Their works included: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Shining, Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles of Amber, and many many many more.

War Games (1983)

Ghostbusters (1984)

Real Genius (1985)

Better off Dead (1985)

Revenge of the Nerds (1984)

The infamous Holy Trilogies!

Star Wars


Lord of the Rings

The Matrix

Mad Max

Back to the Future

Indiana Jones

Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (Doesn't exist)

James Cameron, Terry Gilliam, Peter Jackson, David Fincher, Stanley Kubrik, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Guillermo del Toro, Quentin Tarantino, and Kevin Smith are all Directors/Producers with films ranging from 1960-2000s

Their works included: Fight Club, The Shining, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Indiana Jones, and the Ready Player One film adaptation.

Here are some various John Hughes movies

"Only the meek get pinched. The bold survive." is a quote from Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Monty Python movies and the television series "Monty Python's Flying Circus" which aired from 1969 to 1974. As well as the 2 "lost" episodes.

​Television

  • The Greatest American Hero is a comedy-drama which aired between 1981-1983.

  • Airwolf is an action series that aired between 1984-1987

  • The A-Team is an action-adventure series from 1983-1987

  • Knight Rider starring David Hasselhoff as a high-tech modern crime fighter which aired from 1982-1986

  • Misfits of Science is a superhero fantasy show that aired from 1985-1986

  • The Muppet Show a family oriented comedy puppet show starring The Muppets that aired between 1976-1981

The Simpsons is an animated sitcom from Matt Groening that aired in 1989 and is currently still running as the longest-running American sitcom and longest running American animated program.

First airing in 1966, Star Trek is a space adventure story that has received many reboots over time including into the modern day. Here are the classics and those mentioned in the book:

​Saturday Morning

  • Land of the Lost - children's adventure show that aired between 1974-1976

  • Thundarr the Barbarian is an animated series that aired between 1980-1981

  • He-Man and the Masters of the Universe is an animated adventures series from 1983-1985

  • Schoolhouse Rock! is an animated education musical show that lasted from 1973-1985

  • G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero is an animated action series that aired from 1983-1984 and 1985-1986

  • H.R. Pufnstuf is a children's television show which originally broadcast in 1969

Japan *
(*This part is weird cause we don't know if it's actual Japanese or the American versions)

  • Godzilla is a monster originating from the Japanese Tokusatsu films of the same name. Godzilla (Animated Series) aired from 1978-1981. 

  • Gamera- a fictional giant monster from Japanese Tokusatsu films. First appeared in 1965.

  • Star Blazers is the american adaptation of the Japanese Anime "Space Battleship Yamato". Star Blazers aired in 1979, whereas "Space Battleship Yamato" aired in 1974, 1978 and 1980 in Japan.

  • The Space Giants is the American Adaptation of the Japanese show Ambassador Magma which aired in Japan from 1966-1967. It was later dubbed and brought to America.

  • G-Force is the 2nd American adaptation of the Japanese anime "Science Ninja Team Gatchaman" which aired in 1972. It was first adapted in 1978 for the U.S. and was called "Battle of the Planets".

  • Go, Speed Racer, Go aka "Mach GoGoGo" aired in Japan from 1967-1968 as was later brought to the U.S. under the name Go, Speed Racer, Go!

William Melvin Hicks AKA Bill Hicks was a stand up comedian from Houston, Texas during the 80s who died in 1994.

The Police - Every Breath You Take 1983

Journey - Separate Ways (Worlds Apart) 1983

R.E.M. - (Don't Go Back to) Rockville 1984

The Clash - Should I stay or Should I go 1982

"They Might Be Giants" was an American alternative rock band that included several artists. Currently totaling 20 albums with their first released in 1986.

"Devo" is an American rock band from 1973-1991 then started up again in 1996.

Van Halen, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard and Pink Floyd are all very prominent music figures from the 70s, 80s, and beyond

Midnight Oil - Beds are Burning 1987

"Jeapardy!" is an American Television game show in which contestants are quizzed in general knowledge categories in the form of answers and must present their answer in the form a of a question. Started in 1964 and has seen numerous reboots since.

"Akalabeth World of Doom" is a video game created in 1979 and published in 1980 for the Apple II

Zaxxon is an isometric shooter arcade game developed by Sega in 1982

Definitions (Video Games):

  • Coin-Ops: "Coin Operated" video games that were typically found in an arcade cabinet at an arcade and required money to play.

  • Home Computer: Games that were designed for a desktop computer system.

  • Console: Games that were designed for plug-and-play into a Television.

  • Handheld: Games that were designed to be all-in-one systems that were portable.

  • Text Based Adventures: Video Games in which there are no graphics just text.

  • First Person Shooters: Video Games in which the camera perspective is realistic to a person.

  • Third Person: Video Games in which the camera perspective is behind the character.

  • RPG: Role Playing Game and is a genre where the player controls a character immersed in a world.

  • 8, 16, 32-bit classics: Can refer to a few things. Games that are on and built for an 8/16/32 bit CPU, or can also refer to the color graphics.

Defender: developed and released by Williams Electronics in February 1981.

Limerick:
noun
A humorous, frequently bawdy, verse of three long and two short lines rhyming aabba, popularized by Edward Lear.

Tomb of Horrors is an adventure module for Dugeons & Dragons.

GURPS
is a tabletop role-playing game designed to allow for play in any game setting. Published in 1986.

Car Wars
is a role playing vehicle combat simulation game by Steve Jackson Games. Published in 1980

CHAMPIONS
role playing game published by Hero Games. Designed to simulate a super hero comic book world. First published in 1981

RoleMaster
is a role playing game by Iron Crown Enterprises. First released in 1980

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