Friday 17 September 2021


Yes much like the 1980s themselves, The Peggy Mount Calamity Hour's relentless retrospective of that decade refuses to slink away quietly, wrapping itself instead in a neon bodysuit, a sheepish grin and no real idea of how technology works...

Yes, it's inappropriate digital assistants at the ready in this Acast EXCLUSIVE as Doctor Velvet and Blackout look back at the first episode of Automan, with strong drinks at hand to take the sting out of the stretched credibility and a smattering of profanity to catch anything else which slips through.

How feasible would it have been in 1984 to digitally simulate Chuck Wagner's glorious bouffant, given that live-action cameras were struggling to adequately capture its reality-defying contours? How credible would it have been to involve any actual detectives or intellectuals in the personality matrix of a crime-solving algorithm? And how plausible would it have been to get someone - anyone - to explain computers to Glen A Larson?

If you don't press Play, you won't find out...


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