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  1. Entertainment

    Gremlins Might Be Getting a Reboot, Time to Pray It Doesn’t Happen

    Here's a timeless adage for you that all of Hollywood swears by: When in doubt, just reboot a cinematic classic from the 1980s. It's happened before countless times in the past with the end result always being a malformed abomination of what it once was. Having run the well of novel ideas dry years ago, film executives are already on the prowl in their reboot creeper van scoping out unsuspecting '80s flicks they've convinced themselves are in desperate need of a modern makeover. The latest victim they've set their money-hungry eyes on: The 1984 horror comedy Gremlins. Run, Gizmo! Run far away and don't look back!

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  2. Entertainment

    That Really Happened: 8 of the Most Bizarre Transformers Ever

    The complex character diversity of The Transformers universe rivals that of the Star Wars saga and those of Marvel and DC Comics -- an impressive feat for a bunch of robots that turn into vehicles and other weapons of destruction. Since the Transformers' debut in 1984, both the heroic Autobots and evil Decepticons alike have conscripted a number of like-minded warriors to take up arms in the name of their respective causes, quickly swelling the ranks from a small handful to far too many for even the most dedicated of fans to keep track of. Granted, having such a massive influx of new recruits means that Optimus Prime and Megatron are bound to have a few that, to put it gently, didn't quite fit the model of the Autobot or Decepticon ideal. In other words, some Transformers were ten kinds of crazy that made their own comrades question their place in the war. That said, it's time to roll out with 8 of the most bizarre Transformers ever!

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  3. Space

    The Astronaut’s Guide to Life in Space [Video]

    After receiving some "playful" 80's-era footage (on VHS!) from NASA about the day-to-day lives of astronauts in space, NPR decided to have some fun themselves and re-edited the video as an instructional video of sorts. With commentary from the crews of STS-9, 41C, 41D, 51A, 51D, and 51F, it's a look at the lighter side of space travel, complete with rotating banana. (NPR via Universe Today)

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  4. Tech

    Raw Footage of Bill Murray Ranting About Technology [Video]

    BoingBoing has unearthed a 1982 video featuring raw footage of Bill Murray, complaining (comedically) about dumb technological advancements of the early 1980s like digital watches ("People have hands, I think watches should have hands"), talking dashboards in cars ("I would put my foot right through that dashboard"), and robots ("R2-D2...he was funny, he was cute, he's a fine, fine actor").

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