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Blast From The Past - November 1987

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Blast From The Past

November 1987


This month we take you guys back in time to November of 1987!

Consoles



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Atari 7800
Nintendo Entertainment System
Sega Master System

Video Games



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BreakThru - NES
(eBay/Amazon)
The Karate Kid - NES
(eBay/Amazon)
The Goonies - NES
(eBay/Amazon)
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Jaws - NES
(eBay/Amazon)
Top Gun - NES
(eBay/Amazon)
Super Pitfall - NES
(eBay/Amazon)

Movies



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Death Wish 4: The Crackdown
(DVD/Blu-ray)
The Running Man
(DVD/Blu-ray)
Three Men and a Baby
(DVD)

Music



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I Think We're Alone Now
Tiffany
(Amazon/iTunes)
Mony, Mony
Billy Idol
(Amazon/iTunes)
The Time of My Life
Billy Medley & Jennifer Warnes
(Amazon/iTunes)


Television

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Star Trek - The Next Generation Season 1 (DVD/Blu-ray)

Commercials



World News

    [*]November 1 – InterCity 125 breaks world diesel powered train speed record reaching 238 km/h (147.88 mph). [*]November 7 – Zine El Abidine Ben Ali assumes the Presidency of Tunisia. [*]November 8 – Enniskillen bombing: Eleven people are killed by a Provisional Irish Republican Army bomb at a Remembrance Day service at Enniskillen. [*]November 15 – In Braşov, Romania, workers rebel against the communist regime led by Nicolae Ceaușescu. [*]November 16 – Parlatino Treaty of Institutionalization signed. [*]November 17 – A tsunami hits the Gulf of Alaska. [*]November 18
      [*]The King's Cross fire on the London Underground kills 31. [*]Iran-Contra affair: U.S. Senate and House panels release reports charging President Ronald Reagan with 'ultimate responsibility' for the affair.

    [*]November 22 – Max Headroom broadcast signal intrusion incident – unknown perpetrators hijack the signal of WGN-TV for about 20 seconds, and WTTW for about 90 seconds, and displays a strange video of a man in a Max Headroom mask. [*]November 25 – Category 5 Typhoon Nina smashes the Philippines with 165 miles per hour (266 km/h) winds and a devastating storm surge, causing destruction and 1,036 deaths. [*]November 28 – South African Airways Flight 295 crashes into the Indian ocean off Mauritius due to a fire in the cargo hold; the 159 passengers and crew perish. [*]November 29 – Korean Air Flight 858 is blown up over the Andaman Sea, killing 115 crew and passengers. North Korean agents are responsible for the bombing.

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Having grown up in extreme north-western Indiana, we only got Chicago news and television. Those commercial clips sure brought back memories (especially of Handy Andy, which no longer exists unfortunately...)

Thanks for the retro update, Philly! :)

*huggles*

Areala

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What a terrible month for gaming. Five of those six games were bad enough to be reviewed by AVGN and/or IrateGamer (though I did enjoy Top Gun, I was never able to land either).

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What a terrible month for gaming. Five of those six games were bad enough to be reviewed by AVGN and/or IrateGamer (though I did enjoy Top Gun, I was never able to land either).

I actually own each of those NES games.

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