More reasons why the 80s were awesome: Sylvester Levay and Morgan Fairchild in Time Bomb

Time Bomb

There are lots of reasons why the 80s were awesome, of course. One of the biggest was American TV of the time, a view of mine that is in no way coloured by nostalgia. Oh no.

But the 1984 TV movie Time Bomb (another reason the 80s was so awesome – US TV used to do movies all the time) is a huge pile of 80s awesome. As if the idea of having Billy Dee Williams driving around in an armoured HGV full of nuclear material (with a very young Lou Diamond Phillips here in an uncredited role) weren’t enough awesome:

  1. It has the music of Sylvester Levay and
  2. It’s from a time when an international terrorist wasn’t automatically a muslim but could, in fact, be French and played by Morgan Fairchild

Now Sylvester Levay isn’t a name you hear much these days. But the Hungarian electrosynth genius was responsible for the theme for Airwolf:

That automatically qualifies him for extreme awesomeness.

But having Morgan Fairchild playing the terrorist. You’d never get that these days, which is why Time Bomb is so very, very awesome.




  • I just want to say that it’s very easy to misread the ‘TRUCKERFLICKS’ logo on the DVD packaging.

  • MediumRob

    Cue Jeremy Clarkson

  • Also, did you know that Airwolf is now an adjective?
    http://daveslongbox.blogspot.com/2005_09_01_archive.html
    That’s totally Airwolf!

  • MediumRob

    By Borgnine’s flaming knife! That is indeed Airwolf!

  • SK

    Gordon Bennett, people talked funny in the eighties. Wicked!