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Small Wonder Big News

It’s 2013, which means movie studios have officially been out of original ideas for a while now.  It shouldn’t really come as a surprise to anyone that there is another sitcom-gone-movie in the works and we here at Pop Rewind caught wind of the latest Hollywood catastrophe blockbuster in development… Small. Wonder. The. MOVIE. Yes, that’s right, all your favorite...

Nintendo Power: Then, Now, and Gone

Sad but true, Nintendo Power is publishing its final issue in December 2012. After 24 years of reviews, codes, and fan mail, readers won’t have that nostalgic feeling waiting to be unleashed in the mailbox each month. Nintendo Power is leaving behind quite the legacy, but first let’s see how recent issues of Nintendo Power compare to issues from the...

GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling

I first connected with Bradford Thomason and Brett Whitcomb in 2009 when their first documentary, The Rock-afire Explosion, was released. You can read that old interview at my university’s newspaper online here (Come for the pizza, stay for the fun), but Bradford and Brett have undertaken a new, non-animatronics-focused project, this time documenting GLOW—the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. In their...

Interview with Marty McFly

It’s not often you get to meet a time traveler.  After nearly thirty years of unanswered questions, we recently had the opportunity to sit down with Marty McFly to discuss some heavy topics.  You won’t want to miss this historical event. Pop Rewind:  Marty, first off, thanks for agreeing to the interview.  We’ve been looking forward to this one for...

Interview with Teen Wolf

We here at Pop Rewind strive to provide our readers with high-quality interviews that expose the heart of our subject. Today we’re proud to bring you a first—an interview with Scotty Howard, better known as Teen Wolf from the aptly titled 1985 film Teen Wolf. Pop Rewind: Welcome Scotty, I’m glad you could join us today. Scotty Howard: My pleasure....

Interview with Christy Marx, Creator of Jem

Jem and the Holograms was arguably one of the most influential series in the 1980s, surpassing expectations with rich characters and involved storylines that appealed to both females and males. The animated series was based on an already existing line of dolls from Hasbro, and follows Jerrica Benton and her holographic alter-ego Jem, and involves love triangles, band battles, and...

Interview with author David Lubar

“Snazzy looking site! (That’s how we old guys speak.)” was the initial response I received from David Lubar when pitching this interview. During the website’s redevelopment phase, his was one of the first names that came up when we began discussing whom to interview. Why were we so excited to talk to him? David Lubar is a world famous young...

Interview with Rock-afire Creator Aaron Fechter

Photo courtesy Seth Christie. In the battle between Chuck E. Cheese’s and Showbiz Pizza Place, one animatronics pizza place band reigned (and still reigns) supreme: the Rock-afire Explosion. Created by Aaron Fechter of Creative Engineering, the Rock-afire Explosion rose to fame in the 80s and 90s as part of the Showbiz Pizza Place chain. In the 80s, Showbiz bought Chuck...