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Starcade was an arcade-themed game show that aired in the early 1980's. Today is the last day to watch episode #59 online.
posted by milquetoast (20 comments total)
"You mean you were watching episode #59 before it switched servers?"
"And what'd you think of it?"
"It was okay. Then we let the machine drop."
posted by Smart Dalek at 5:50 AM on March 5, 2006

Thanks for this. I love Starcade. I remember back when G4 launched they were showing Starcade every day. Of course, now they have moved on to more modern, video-game centric shows such as Star Trek - The Next Generation, the Man Show and Fastlane. Thanks G4.

(no, really, you guys suck)
posted by Otis at 5:51 AM on March 5, 2006

Boy, the host, Adam Sessler, looks so much younger, doesn't he?
posted by crunchland at 6:04 AM on March 5, 2006


wish i could see the other 58 episodes!
posted by ewwgene at 6:06 AM on March 5, 2006

A portable record player? It boggles the mind. What a sweet show.
posted by graventy at 9:41 AM on March 5, 2006

holy crap, it's Pengo!
posted by boo_radley at 9:44 AM on March 5, 2006

I love how drunk the host isn't.

Cool post.
posted by bardic at 9:49 AM on March 5, 2006

Great post. I'm off to play some Mr. Do!
posted by Ohdemah at 10:01 AM on March 5, 2006

Another great video game themed show from the 80s is Knightmare (available on any convenient BitTorrent). It mashed up D&D, virtual reality, avatars, and spotty nerds shouting "WALK FORWARD!" and "LEFT! LEFT! LEFT!" over and over. Not to mention the weirdness of having the main contestant hooded and completely blind. Quite hypnotic.
posted by meehawl at 10:01 AM on March 5, 2006

Now lets see who gets a chance at the ole Bump 'N Jump.
posted by jefbla at 10:33 AM on March 5, 2006

Wow! This brings back memories. Thanks for sharing.
posted by Dr-Baa at 10:44 AM on March 5, 2006

::sigh:: this makes me feel old.

you know, that 80's style was pretty rockin'. somebody should bring it back. how cool would it be if the 80's were, like, totally RETRO?

and is it just me or is the hotel where some Starcade contestants stay the same one where (a decade later) Christopher Walken danced and flew around in Fatboy Slim's "Weapon of Choice" video?
posted by ab3 at 10:51 AM on March 5, 2006

I'm with Otis. G4 turned into poo.
posted by tomplus2 at 10:56 AM on March 5, 2006

Heh. When they were showing the fabulous prize of an Aquarius home computer system, my (younger) girlfriend said: "Where's the monitor?"
posted by Ian A.T. at 11:16 AM on March 5, 2006

A fantastic trip back down memory lane. I've had my mind wrapped around that portable record player all morning.
posted by ed at 11:31 AM on March 5, 2006

Geoff Edwards today.
posted by ed at 11:33 AM on March 5, 2006

Er. Whoops! That's another Geoff Edwards. Here's the right one.
posted by ed at 11:35 AM on March 5, 2006

Wow... Mister Disc... "A Compact personal phonograph no bigger than a man's shoe!"

Suck on that Apple!
posted by AspectRatio at 12:57 PM on March 5, 2006

posted by sklero at 1:48 PM on March 5, 2006

It's back up for a few days. An e-mail from their list:

Hi Starcaders,
It's back by overwhelming demand, STARCADE episode #59 will be shown again starting at:
12:01 AM PST Wednesday March, 15 2006 continues until Midnight PST Sunday March 19, 2006.

posted by Otis at 10:26 AM on March 15, 2006

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