Night Flight Original Episodes

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Bored with clueless music magazines? Fed up with tame, predictable TV programming? Here’s an explosive new video magazine that you can sink your teeth into. That’s right, just added to Night Flight Plus, the one-off, extremely rare cult video magazine created by Stuart S. Shapiro (creator of Night Flight) in 1989: Video Impact Magazine. Hosted by Alex Winter, star of “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure” and produced and created by ...Read More
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This edition of Night Flight Goes to The Movies looks at the holiday new releases for 1987 including "Throw Momma From The Train", "The Last Emperor" & "Overboard". Latin Sounds features sizzling South-of-the-border inspired music videos from Miami Sound Machine, Kid Creole & The Coconuts, Madonna and more!
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"Welcome to Night Flight's Video Flash Tracks", with rapid fire bios and rock videos from Sisters Of Mercy, Timbuk3, and "Junkers," an international award winner about a trusting yuppie on the backroads of America.
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Two back-to-back classics in one from the Night Flight vault. First up- Night Flight teamed up with Hit Parader magazine in the mid-80s for the series "Heavy Metal Heroes". This installment features legends like W.A.S.P., Triumph and Accept along with cult-favorite also-rans Vandenberg, Raven and Van-Zant. Next on deck is a spotlight on Eighties movie soundtrack tie-in videos! Late greats David Bowie and Glenn Frey both make a showing...Read More
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A selection of innovative, landmark 1980s music videos from Devo, Tony Powers, Will Powers, Elvis Costello, Grace Jones, Chaka Khan, Peter Wolf & David Lee Roth.
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Just in time for awards season, we're sharing Night Flight's "Take Off" special featuring video profiles on the 1986 Academy Awards acting and music nominees.
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Night Flight's innovative "Take Off" series dispensed with playlists, bland VJ set-ups and the usual tired video countdown format and instead cleverly programmed music videos and performance clips by theme. The series regularly featured hits from Eighties pop icons juxtaposed against obscurities from many not-ready-for-MTV cult favorites. Original Air Date: 4-13-84 This episode "Take Off to Androgyny" premiered in 1984 and takes a ...Read More
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Night Flight's take off special feels uniquely 80s in its exposure of videos from Madonna, The Talking Heads and more relating to the culture of wealth and excess that defined the time.
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In "Take Off To Crime," get ready for greed, gunshots and gangsters with David Bowie, Tony Powers, Madhouse and more... Unlock this week's video vault with Toni Basil, Paul Simon and other groundbreaking music video moments from the 80s.
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Hottt videos from heavy headliners Madonna, Rod Stewart, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Queen and Van Halen are highlights from this epic installment of Night Flight's "Take Off" from late 1984.
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A classic "Take Off" episode highlighting European rock including videos from Peter Schilling, Nina Hagen, Scorpions and more.
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Music Video's directed by feature filmmakers for The Cars, Lionel Richie, The Art of Noise, Bruce Springsteen and more
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From Boston to LA, New York to DC, a musical explosion is taking place in Rock and Roll. Traditionally, success for bands came from touring, but today, the video explosion has given local bands national exposure sparking a renaissance in music and reinforcing the original roots of Rock 'n roll. Featuring 'Til Tuesday, Run DMC, REM and more...
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This 1983 relic of pride and passion for America features videos from Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Brown, John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band and more.
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This review of the early 80s Aussie rock scene on video features the likes of Jo Jo Zep, Men At Work, Divinyls, Midnight Oil, Inxs and New Zealand's Tim Finn (of Split Enz fame) and more. Night Flight's innovative "Take Off" series dispensed with playlists, bland VJ set-ups and the usual tired video countdown format and instead cleverly programmed music videos and performance clips by theme. The series regularly featured hits from ...Read More
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Part of Night Flight's "20 Years of Rock N' Roll Style" series from 1988, this episode highlighting Punk Rock focuses on the careers of the Johnny Rotten, The Clash, Jello Biafra of the Dead Kennedys and more.
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Night Flight's Atomic TV is a classic featurette from the original series and fan favorite. This early, trend-setting 'video mashup' takes the pop music scene of 1986 and early public domain safety films to create a pre-internet psychedelic supercut for the ages. It's like Dr. Strangelove met Koyaanisqatsi at the bar of Ramones concert. It's a hypnotic, and surreal homage to nuclear hysteria with a comedic twist and a testament to Nig...Read More
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Featuring Chris Rock, Lorne Elliott, Rosie O'Donnell and more...
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Rapid-fire stand-up from unsung comics like Steve O, Adrienne Tolsch, Stevie Ray Fromstein, Frankie Pace and future Conan O'Brien talk show producer Mike Sweeney, taped on-location at the world famous Comic Strip in NYC.
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Another episode of Night Flight's Friday Evening Comedy Cuts, with an added bonus of summer blockbuster previews of the Science Fiction variety. Watch Pat Prescott discuss the hot films of the time including Aliens, Maximum Overdrive and more...
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"Welcome to Comedy Cuts, the most original comedy show on TV today starring Nancy Parker, Dennis Blair, Adrianne Tolsch, Night Flight brings you new sounds with Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Human League, Level 42, Art of Noise and so much more.
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Night Flight highlights one of the most important music icons of the 20th century with this 1987 feature on which includes "Ashes to Ashes," "Let's Dance", "Day-in Day-out" and more.
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Your original Night Flight programming returns with a 1988 episode of Flash Tracks. Tonight we have neo-60s psychedelia Australian style with Hoodoo Gurus, gritty english rock Flesh for Lulu, and from Bradford, England it's "Sanctuary” for your soul with The Cult! And for a timely bonus, stay tuned at the end of this episode for Australia's roaming reporter Norman Gunston who pays a visit to the 1979 Grammys!
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Eclectic music video magic from Amazulu, The Clash, Big Audio Dynamite & Thrashing Doves
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By the early 1990s, the tyrants of mediocrity had successfully infected the TV airwaves with the scourge of the banal. One of the only transmissions keeping the Punk spirit alive was the syndicated episodes of Night Flight. In this special "Off The Wall" episode from 1993, Night Flight calls on it's most eccentric short films and videos in it's mission of Punk Justice, featuring The Residents, Divine, Frank Zappa and Wes Archer.
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Night Flight's 1988 video tribute to John Lennon includes "Instant Karma," "Stepping Out," "Living on borrowed time" and more, with introductions and back story from Pat Prescott
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Classic Night Flight profile of avant-garde experimentalist Laurie Anderson. Featuring an incredibly candid interview with Anderson about her background and work.
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Welcome to Night Flight, where we're showcasing the directors behind some of the top music videos of the time. We'll look at the people who directed the videos of Duran Duran, The Police, Kenny Rogers, Billy Joel and Bette Midler. Starting with Russell Mulcahy, director of "Video Killed The Radio Star" heralding in a new era.
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Night Flight's video profile of one of the seminal bands of the 1980s, Manchester England's innovative New Order. Highlights include their music video for "Confusion" which contains scenes filmed inside legendary NYC nightclub 'The Funhouse' along with rare footage of revered dance music producer Arthur Baker at work in the studio.
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This Night Flight original episode is part 1 of the 1983 New Year's Special. Featuring Music Videos, Video Profiles, and more. Night Flight rings in the New Year in style!
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This Night Flight original episode is part 2 of the 1983 New Year's Special. Featuring Music Videos, Video Profiles, and more. Night Flight rings in the New Year in style!
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This Night Flight original episode is part 3 of the 1983 New Year's Special. Featuring Music Videos, Video Profiles, and more. Night Flight rings in the New Year in style!
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This Night Flight original episode is part 4 of the 1983 New Year's Special. Featuring Music Videos, Video Profiles, and more. Night Flight rings in the New Year in style!
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This Night Flight original episode is part 5 of the 1983 New Year's Special. Featuring Music Videos, Video Profiles, and more. Night Flight rings in the New Year in style!
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Welcome back to Night Flight, where we take you on a half hour tour of Hollywood, America's most famous, glamarous, and heartbreaking town.
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"1983 was the year music video and music television revolutionized the way America listened to and looked at Pop Music." Need a refresher course on the world of pop culture in 83? Look no further than Night Flight's 1983 Playback episode, original air date 11/14/83. The episode is a perfect survey of the best music, fashion and films of the year featuring Stevie Nicks, Billy Idol, Prince, Donna Summer. Playback '83 shows you the exp...Read More
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In this original episode of Night Flight, we have an episode of 1950s Sci-Fi show "Space Patrol" and a profile on infamous Sex Pistols manager and artist Malcolm McLaren. Original Air Date: 5-2-85
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“They said Rock n Roll would never last… They said it was a fad.” Tonight, we’re going to spend time with some alleged geezers who’ve stood the test and made a lot of kids look pretty limp by comparison. We're talking about the 1980s iterations of Rock 'n' Roll legends like George Harrison, Mick Jagger (in an incredibly bizarre video for "Let's Work"), Robert Plant, Robbie Robertson and Pink Floyd.
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Night Flight goes down under for an early Australian cultural invasion circa 1983. We looks at the land of Oz for deep cuts from Olivia Newton John, Brisbane natives the Bee Gee's, INXS, Jo Jo Zep, Mental As Anything and of course, how could we miss General Hospital's Rick Springfield. Bonus: check out the short section on Australian Film!
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Sex in music video form featuring censored and uncensored videos from David Bowie, Mary Jane Girls, Miquel Brown, Duran Duran, and more...
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Everyone's invited to this massive survey of 80s music and fashion. Jump right in to relive the iconic movements represented over the decade.
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Visions was an original series of 'Yesterday and Today' type music video features covering Sting, Beach Boys, Robert Plant, Bob Dylan and David Bowie/Mick Jagger. Hidden David Lynch interview inside as well!
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This 1988 installment of Night Flight Goes to the Movies looks at John Waters' nostalgic look back at 1960s teen dance TV shows "Hairspray" along with the forgettable yet forgivable remake of "And God Created Woman" starring Rebecca DeMornay and a completely forgotten Rob Lowe/Meg Tilly thriller entitled "Masquerade". The Cars video profile features many memorable hits songs interspersed with rare juicy interview bites from Rik Ocasek & co.
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It's Part 1 of Night Flight's Third Anniversary special featuring a compilation of music videos in the Take Off format.
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In Part 2 of the Third Anniversary Special , we take a look at Video Art with features on Nam June Paik, Will Powers, Philip Glass, "Video Flash" by Michael Jeffrenou,Laurie Anderson, King Crimson, "Tempest" by WTV's Dean Winkler, Tom DeWitt and Vibeke Sorensen, and much more!
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Highlights from R.E.M.'s career to date in music video form are shown with some great interview bites from the group members. Whether or not you approved of the direction Kenny G, Branford Marsalis, Bobby McFerrin & Herb Alpert took this beloved genre back in the heady days of 1988, that was pretty much the best of what the mainstream had to offer and here it is in all of its pre-fab, slick and kid-friendly glory. Call it "Jazz" or...Read More