The Cold War wasn't just a battle between East and West, communism and capitalism, and amassing stockpiles of nuclear weapons — it was a battle for coins at the arcade. The Soviet approach to arcade games was more than just entertainment, however. Soviet arcade games were designed with training the next generation of heroes of Communist labor. Made from things like repurposed refrigerators and calculators, these 80s arcade games were meant to prepare young people for war.
"The Driver" is back for one last ride. Clive Owen reprises the role he last played in 2002, in BMW Films' series of short films The Hire. While the 14-year layoff inbetween jobs might have made "The Driver" a little "rusty", it certainly hasn't dulled his driving skills — or the performance of BMW's M-series of vehicles.
It started with a dream — the Tron Light Cycle, but as a mountain bike. Then it was a problem — how to recreate the effect in the real world. Mike Gamble figured out how to make it work, the the results are amazing. The riders streak by, while the camera captures their movement in a trail of light.
Champion marathoner and kayaker Ben Brown takes to Arctic in his latest installment of Visual Vibes. Joined by astronaut Chris Hadfield, Ben explores the rugged beauty of of one of the most inhospitable climes on the planet, along with a few long-term residents — whales and a polar bears.
Alec Baldwin and Kate McKinnon return for the third and final debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Tom Hanks tries to play referee to all of the Wikileaks and nasty girl mayhem. The only bad thing about this cold open is with the election coming to and end it, could be the last. So savor these final ten minutes before they're gone forever.
Another debate, another bad lip reading. For the town hall showdown, they turn the format into a Q&A session with a poetry slam twist. Trump is the first to share, but Hillary quickly reminds us why brown bikinis and zombies are important to the American people. But the real highlight is that now infamous appearance from Ken Bone's red IZOD sweater.