The weekly Recurrent Events column features the latest retro pop culture headlines. Listen to Jason and Mickey go in depth on select stories in the upcoming TRN Podcast this Tuesday. Movies, TV, Food, Video Games, Music, Toys…we’ve got you covered on all the nostalgic stuff that matters to you.
The big story this week is Peacock and our first look at the newly rebooted Saved By the Bell and Punky Brewster.In one swoop, Peacock released trailers for these two shows and the Psych reboot. Mickey and I react to both Saved By the Bell and Punky Brewster on the podcast and I think it’s safe to say we were both pleasantly surprised. You may remember back in January we released a Peacock Streaming Guide but we will do you one better on the podcast this week. Mickey is a Comcast subscriber which means he has early access to the new Peacock app. He’ll be giving the rundown of all the retro content available now with a few notations of what is exactly free and what you’ll have to pay $5 to get. Peacock is now scheduled to drop nationwide on July 15.
Here are the Recurrent Events headlines for the week of April 12-18, 2020.
(Stories marked with *** are discussed on TRN Podcast this week.)
- ***Robert Downey Jr. Produced Perry Mason Reboot Series Debuts First Trailer – Being a period piece, this looks really good.
- ***PBS Painter Bob Ross Gets A Happy Little Digital Channel
- ***Disney Delivering MANDALORIAN Documentary on Star Wars Day
- Dark Side of the Ring Reveals the Montreal Screwjob Wasn’t WWE’s Worst
- Star Trek: Picard – LeVar Burton Confirms Season 2 Role
- ***HBO Max Orders Three New Series Including Series Based on DC Characters Of ‘Justice League Dark’ – These sound good and could eventually lead me to signing up for HBO Max
- Tubi Kids Begins Rolling Out on Android
- ***AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Final Season to Premiere in May
- ***New Trailer: Tom Hardy Is Al Capone! – This is looking really good. Love gangster films set in this era.
- ***VernonJohns.org historical movie list – This is a pretty incredible list if you are looking for historical films from a particular era of history.
- Hellraiser Reboot Announces Director, Writers
- ***Is John Cena Teasing an X-O Manowar Movie? – Mickey schools me on the premise during the podcast. Sounds like it would be great for a movie.
- ***Disney Offering SELECT Films on Digital HD and 4K for $5 Through May
- ***Streets of Rage 4 Gets April Release Date – Cannot wait! One of my favorite games ever!
- New ThunderCats Ultimates Wave 3 Cheetara Figure Images
- Aliens MegaBox MB-02 Power Loader From 52Toys
- ***G.I. Joe: Retro Listings Online – I’m really anxious to see these figures and if they are true repros of the Real American Hero line.
- A ‘Rick And Morty’ Alum Has A Pitch For A ‘Seinfeld’ Video Game About Nothing – Bring it!
- Lanard Top Gun Full Throttle 2-Pack Official Images – Bummed the movie got pushed but I may have to pickup a Maverick action figure and jet to keep me occupied in the meantime.
- Red Dawn Reaction Series
- ***Taco Bell Releases New Flamin’ Hot Doritos Locos Taco
- Burger King South Korea Releases New Baby Shark Shrimp Burgers – The burger with shimp and beef in one sounds interesting enough to try.
- ***REVIEW: Limited Edition Tiramisu Oreo Cookies
- ***Sonic Introduces New Sweet ‘n Tangy Bacon Cheeseburger and Slinger
- ***Brian Dennehy, ‘Tommy Boy’ and ‘First Blood’ Star, Dies at 81
- ***WWE Hall-of-Fame Ring Announcer Howard Finkel Passes Away
Recurrent Events can be found each week as a segment on The Retro Network Podcast. Please subscribe and leave a comment on your favorite story from the list above. Also visit the Recurrent Events Archive for headlines from previous weeks!