Wednesday, September 10, 2014

More Memories of the BUD

The BUD brought me so many memories in the world of TV and imagination

G 3 Channel 19 -  Nickelodeon

In 1990, I watched Nickelodeon all the time.  This was my favorite TV channel on the satellite dish.  Nickelodeon was the first kids channel that played cartoons, kids related game shows like Nick Arcade, Get the Picture, Family Double Dare, and GUTS.

Early one morning, I turned on the TV and tuned in and discovered this outer space TV show called Launch Box.

Space Camp

In the fall of 1991, I saw a TV show in Friday morning at 5:30 AM entitled Launch Box.  This TV Show was syndicated as a Cable in the classroom show. School teachers were permitted to tape the show and screen it in the classrooms.  When I saw it for the first time, I discovered the US Space Camp.  When I was a child, I wanted to take a trip to Space Camp.  

The picture above was seen in Volume 33 (February, 1992) of Nintendo Power Magazine, the Players Poll Contest grand prize was a trip to the US Space Camp and a shuttle launch.  After finding this picture, I was Inspired to creatre a pretend play game entitled Space Camp.  My Space Suit was a winter coat, the space shuttle was my bed. the bedroom was the first incarnation of the space station.  Enjoy the short inspirational video about going to outer space without leaving your home.

In March of 1992, I went to Universal Studios Orlando and toured Nickelodeon Studios and took a road trip to the Kennedy Space Centre.