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When It Was Cool reviews, remembers, and celebrates the toys, music, action figures, television, movies, and popular culture of the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. Star Wars, G.I. Joe, Super Friends, Comic Books, Comics, DC Comics, Marvel Comics, My Little Pony, Alice in Wonderland, books, Six Million Dollar Man, Godzilla, video games, and all things retro.

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When It Was Cool reviews, remembers, and celebrates the toys, music, action figures, television, movies, and popular culture of the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. Star Wars, G.I. Joe, Super Friends, Comic Books, Comics, DC Comics, Marvel Comics, My Little Pony, Alice in Wonderland, books, Six Million Dollar Man, Godzilla, video games, and all things retro.

    Superman (1948) Movie Serial Review

    Superman (1948) Movie Serial Review

    There were two Superman movie serials produced, one in 1948 and another in 1950.  This week we look at the first where Superman faces an original masked crime lord called The Spider Lady.  The serial is actually pretty decent aside from the low budget and animated flight sequences.  Most of the actors are fine and while Superman might be a little too much on the silly side, he was still considerably better than the much-maligned Batman actors from the same era.

    • 28 min
    When It Was Cool Podcast - It's the 1990s! - Episode 136

    When It Was Cool Podcast - It's the 1990s! - Episode 136

    The flagship When It Was Cool podcast returns as Karl and Tonya discuss the 1990s! We talk Beanie Babies (which Tonya use to collect and still has some!), Beverly Hills 90210, Melrose Place, The Golden Girls and Betty White, plus a bonus feature after the main show from our Patreon archive a review of a wacky 1990 TV show - Cop Rock! Let's be careful out there!

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Uphill Both Ways Podcast - School's Out - Episode 120

    Uphill Both Ways Podcast - School's Out - Episode 120

    It may be a new year, but it's time to go back to when you'd race home from school, throw your stuff onto a chair, grab a snack and then flip on the TV to catch your beloved after school shows. Whether it was Ultraman, Gigantor, Spider-Man, or even the aptly-named "Afterschool Special" on ABC, chances are high that you had something you just couldn't miss and Mike and Joe are ready to run down some of their favorites. But first it's Joseph running down his playlist for the SLP VHS Dub Tape Challenge in which he floods us with Drastic Weather Events!

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Superman Mad Scientist (1941) Retro Review

    Superman Mad Scientist (1941) Retro Review

    Today we take a look back at the first of the famous Fleischer film animated shorts from 1941 - Superman: Mad Scientist. These animated films were known for being very advanced for their time and still hold up quite well today.  With an epic cinematic score, tremendous voice acting, and exciting plots, it's no wonder the Fleischer Films still are revered today. These films are now in the public domain and available on many streaming services and on YouTube.

    • 28 min
    When It Was Cool Podcast - 2022 in Pop Culture - Episode 135

    When It Was Cool Podcast - 2022 in Pop Culture - Episode 135

    Karl and Tonya return for the last show of 2021. We discuss some of the things we got pop culture related for Christmas including our thoughts on how Christmas needs to change. Then we look forward to 2022 what is ahead both for pop culture and society. We discuss social media and more. Happy New Year to everyone and we look forward to 2022 being the biggest year ever for When It Was Cool.

    • 53 min
    Stuck in the Desert - Dexter - Episode 83

    Stuck in the Desert - Dexter - Episode 83

    Join The Desert Rat today as we wind up the vigilante trilogy. We will be reviewing the eerie blood-soaked path of the Dexter the tv series. Eight horrific seasons in the bag, but hold on to your socks, this is another show that's up on the reboot list! Will the terror never cease Support the platform that houses this podcast: whenitwascool.com on Patreon. Support Wrestling With the Dawg: dirtydawgmes on Patreon. Stop killing each other.

    • 59 min

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