1) Battlestar Galactica: We had a great time discussing this series, and we hope you enjoyed our season finale. About the only bad thing I can say about BSG right now is that it was a gateway into watching Galactica 1980.
2) The Cylons: Back in the day, they were really, really cool. Now, they still are, but somehow they aren't nearly as important a part of the series as I remembered.
But they're still cool.
3) The Smurfs: The NBC cartoon premiered this day in 1981. Were you smurfing it then, or did you smurf it later?
4) Taxi: This great sitcom also premiered on September 12, but in 1978, so it's not a nice round number and therefore takes a smurfseat to the Smurfs. You can hear us smurf about Taxi here.
5) National Video Game Day: Doesn't get much better than this:
6) Harry O: Hat tip to Mark Evanier's News from ME for making us aware of this wonderful appreciation of the great 1970s David Janssen PI series.
7) Paul Willson: The veteran character actor, so great on Cheers and It's Garry Shandling's Show, had a cool guest shot on Ken Levine's podcast this week.
8) Pat Sajak and Vanna White: They got contract extensions that will keep them on the show basically until the Cylons take over.
10) R.I.P. Irma Kalish, Art Metrano, Michael Constantine: Constantine played a big role in our Murder, She Wrote episode, Kalish contributed to many shows of the era, and Metrano? What more need be said but...