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The Birth of Planet Rock

You Can’t Stop Us Now: The Birth of Planet Rock

by Mark Skillz

It was an age of wonder. It was the era of the pocket calculator and the digital watch. Toy manufacturer Coleco introduced the first electronic pocket-sized sports games. Video arcades were popping up in malls all over America; games like Pac Man, Centipede and Asteroids were supplanting the pinball machine as a teenager’s favorite pastime. The world of the Jetsons was slowly coming into being.

For three decades Hollywood turned out low budget sci-fi flicks that depicted a world ran by computers and policed by robots. All one had to do was to turn on the TV to get a look at what the future held for us. With all of the talk about technological advancement back then, people wondered what music would sound like in the future.

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please also check out Mark Skillz Doc. ‘White Lines and The Fever” won BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM SHORT at the 2010 Tribeca Film Fest and won Special Grand Jury Award at the SXSW Film Fest.