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Title: Hide and Seek Tagline: Tamper with science and there are unexpected problems Director: René Bonnière Cast: Bob Martin, Ingrid Veninger, Robert Haley, John Friesen, Alan Scarfe Release: 1984-07-01 Runtime: 56 Plot: In this adaptation of the 1977 sci-fi novel, "The Adolescence of P-1," a high school whiz kid's computer program accidentally hooks into the mainframe computer of a nuclear power plant.
Title: Electric Dreams Tagline: A boy... a girl... and a computer Genre: Music, Comedy, Drama Director: Steve Barron Cast: Lenny Von Dohlen, Virginia Madsen, Maxwell Caulfield, Bud Cort, Don Fellows, Alan Polonsky, Harry Rabinowitz, Wendy Miller, Miriam Margolyes, Holly De Jong, Stella Maris, Mary Doran, Patsy Smart Release: 1984-07-20 Runtime: 92 Plot: Miles buys himself a state-of-the-art computer that starts expressing thoughts and emotions after a having champagne spilled down on him. Things start getting out of hand when both Miles and Edgar, how the computer calls himself, fall in love with Madeline, an attractive neighbour.
Title: Buck Rogers in the 25th Century Genre: Action & Adventure, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Creator: Leslie Stevens, Glen A. Larson Cast: Gil Gerard, Erin Gray, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Thom Christopher, Jay Garner, Felix Silla First aired: 1979-09-20 Overview: 20th-century astronaut Buck Rogers awakens in the 25th century after a freak accident puts him in suspended animation for 500 years. Upon returning to Earth and discovering the planet is recovering from a nuclear war, Buck uses his combat skills and ingenuity to protect Earth and fight evil throughout the galaxy alongside starfighter pilot Colonel Wilma Deering and robot companion Twiki.
Title: WKRP in Cincinnati Genre: Comedy Creator: Hugh Wilson Cast: Gary Sandy, Howard Hesseman, Tim Reid, Loni Anderson, Frank Bonner, Gordon Jump, Richard Sanders, Jan Smithers First aired: 1978-09-18 Overview: When a Cincinnati radio station switches from sedate music to top-40 rock 'n' roll, its staff of oddball characters is forced to switch gears quickly. New programming director Andy Travis brings in a new DJ named Venus Flytrap to work with the station's burned-out veteran, Dr. Johnny Fever. Neurotic newsman Les Nessman, eager beaver Bailey Quarters, sleazy salesman Herb Tarlek, blonde bombshell Jennifer Marlowe, who serves as the station's ultra-capable receptionist, and station manager Arthur Carlson, whose domineering mother owns WKRP, round out the eccentric bunch.
Title: Turbo Teen Genre: Animation, Action & Adventure Cast: Pat Fraley, T. K. Carter, Pamela Hayden, Frank Welker Overview: An animated series about a teenager with the ability to literally transform into a sports car.
Title: Max Headroom Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy First aired: 1987-03-31 Creator: Annabel Jankel, Rocky Morton Cast: Matt Frewer, Chris Young, Jeffrey Tambor, William Morgan Sheppard, Concetta Tomei, Amanda Pays, George Coe, Lee Wilkof Overview: Max Headroom is a British-produced American satirical science fiction television series by Chrysalis Visual Programming and Lakeside Productions for Lorimar-Telepictures that aired in the United States on ABC from March 1987 to May 1988. The series was based on the Channel 4 British TV pilot produced by Chrysalis, Max Headroom: 20 Minutes into the Future. The series is often mistaken as an American-produced show due to the setting and its use of an almost entirely US cast along with being broadcast in the USA on the ABC network. Cinemax aired the UK pilot followed by a six-week run of highlights from The Max Headroom Show, a music video show where Headroom appears between music videos. ABC took an interest in the pilot and asked Chrysalis/Lakeside to produce the series for US audiences. The show went into production in late 1986 and ran for six episodes in the first season with eight being produced in season two.
Title: Battlestar Galactica Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Drama Creator: Glen A. Larson Cast: Lorne Greene, Dirk Benedict, Richard Hatch, Maren Jensen, Herbert Jefferson Jr., Terry Carter, Noah Hathaway, Tony Swartz, John Colicos, Patrick Macnee First aired: 1978-09-17 Overview: When the 12 Colonies of Man are wiped out by a cybernetic race called the Cylons, Commander Adama and the crew of the battlestar Galactica lead a ragtag fleet of human survivors in search of a "mythical planet" called Earth.
Title: Endless Love Tagline: She is 15. He is 17. The Love Every Parent Fears. Genre: Romance, Drama Director: Franco Zeffirelli Cast: Brooke Shields, Martin Hewitt, Shirley Knight, Don Murray, Richard Kiley, Beatrice Straight, Penelope Milford, James Spader, Ian Ziering, Jami Gertz, Tom Cruise, Jeff Marcus, Jamie Bernstein, Walt Gorney, Billie Perkins Release: 1981-07-17 Runtime: 116 Plot: Two young kids fall in love with each other. But the passion is too consuming for the parents of Jade. The parents try to stop them from seeing each other. But when this doesn't work, David burns down the house and is sent away. This doesn't stop him from seeing her. When he gets out he goes to look for her. But the passion for his first love is too strong and she has to leave.
Ms. Pac-Man is a 1982 maze arcade game developed by General Computer Corporation and published by Midway. It is the first sequel to Pac-Man (1980) and the first entry in the series to not be made by Namco. Controlling the title character, Pac-Man's wife, the player is tasked with eating all of the pellets in an enclosed maze while avoiding four colored ghosts. Eating the larger "power pellets" lets the player eat the ghosts, who turn blue and flee. General Computer originally made the game as a modification kit for the original Pac-Man, titled Crazy Otto. However, due to previous legal action with Atari, GCC was forced to present the project to Midway, the North American distributor of Pac-Man. Midway purchased the project and enlisted GCC to use the game as a basis for the sequel to Pac-Man. Multiple names were considered for the game, including Miss Pac-Man and Mrs. Pac-Man, before the final name was chosen for being easier to pronounce. While development had originally started without Namco's consent, company president Masaya Nakamura was brought in and provided feedback on the player character's design. The company ultimately collected the same royalties on each cabinet as they had with Pac-Man. Ms. Pac-Man was acclaimed by critics for its improvements to the original gameplay and for having a female protagonist; some have described it as superior to Pac-Man. It has been listed among the greatest video games of all time and as one of the most successful American arcade games ever made. The game's success inspired a variety of successful merchandise, several ports for numerous home consoles and handheld systems, a television cartoon that included Pac-Man, and numerous video game sequels and remakes that spawned a Ms. Pac-Man video game spin-off series. The rights to the game are owned by Namco's successor company, Bandai Namco Entertainment. Source: Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ms._Pac-Man

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