If the phrases “Wonder Twin powers, activate” or “Conjunction junction, what’s your function” mean anything to you, plan on spending a lot of time at the Museum of Television and Radio this summer.
New York and L.A. branches of the smallscreen museum are planning a simultaneous four-month screening series focusing on classic (and campy) programming from the 1970s and ’80s.
Dubbed “Blast From Your Past — What Gen X Watched: 1969-1985,” series will feature skeins, toons and even commercials ranging from “The ABC Afterschool Special” and “The Brady Bunch” to “You Can’t Do That on Television” and “Zoom.”
A dozen separate screening themes are planned, kicking off June 6 with a look at how major celebs (think John Travolta) got their start on TV. Other highlights include a look at TV superheroes, high school life, kidvid faves and action stars.
Series will also feature recreations of two nights of programming as they might have aired in November 1977 and fall 1995.
Specific info on screening dates and admission charges is available at the museum’s website, www.MTR.org.