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James Johnson
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Posted: 15 September 2018 at 7:38am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

I remember the 1978 Fantastic Four like it was yesterday. 

My little brother and I would grab a bowl of (fill in your favorite sugary sweet cereal) and watch that and Challenge of the Super Friends.

At age 13 and 10 respectively, you couldn't ask for anything more.

The good ol' days................




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Rob Ocelot
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Posted: 19 September 2018 at 10:01pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Greg, those 'random episode' VHS tapes I believe are the FHE (Family Home Entertainment) ones meant to showcase the 1960's Spider-man and the Marvel Super Heroes and they'd round out the tape with an episode of 70's FF or the 1980's syndicated Spider-man (which was the only time I ever encountered this show in my youth, only SM&HAF aired on any channels in my area).

I used to rent and erm... dub these as they were the only way in the late 80's/early 90's to watch any 1960's Spider-man episodes, which were unavailable anywhere else and not on TV since the early 80's.

A lot of them were villian themed, so you had stuff like the Magneto tape with the FF episode paired with the 60's Spider-man "Dr Magneto" (complete with a magnet shaped gun!).   I also remember a rather creepy Red Skull themed tape with mostly MSH episodes, including the 'bell boy' Skull origin episode where the proto-Skull committed his first murder.   Yep, definitely quality family entertainment in the 80s.

As an aside I did track down 1960's Spider-man episodes that were released on the weird CED format (aka RCA Selectavision)... basically the video equivalent of vinyl records.   6 Episodes on one disk! 
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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 20 September 2018 at 5:54am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

We have progressed so much from the days of random VHS releases.

True, I enjoyed the Marvel ones, but I wanted more. Many more! An FF cartoon and a Spider-Man cartoon on one tape (costing around ten quid!) wasn't value for money.

Same with most shows. Here's two random episodes of AIRWOLF spliced together and palmed off to us as a 'movie'.

Thank Odin for complete seasons nowadays!
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Stephen Churay
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Posted: 22 September 2018 at 7:34am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Mike Road was also Race Bannon.
I think he would've been the perfect voice
for Doc Savage: Man of Bronze if such a
show ever existed.
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