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Why Doctor Who is Still Around

WHY IS DOCTOR WHO STILL AROUND? Why the cult-classic was rebooted & how it will last another 50 years.

A few obvious reasons for this show's survival can be described in a range from the phenomenon of popularity, the mainstream attention by BBC, or a whole list of merchandise and easy identifiable characters that are easy to sell to an audience.

BBC is the dominant news provider and controller of TV in the UK, which makes it easy to show a new series off to a large audience. The first episode of Doctor Who was back in 1963, which can make heads turn when you think about it being over 50+ years old and stories are still be developed for it. The accessibility of the show has increased it's likelihood of running another 50 years, such as being on Netflix, the BBC iPlayer in the UK, and Hulu. The show has social media accounts and markets dedicated to it, making a huge socially. A dedicated fan base still follows the show. Merchandise is easy to sell due to the many iconic cha…

Level 257- A retro restaurant based on PAC-MAN

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A new restaurant had recently opened based on the NAMCO classic arcade game PAC-MAN- cleverly titled Level 257, refrencing the game's "kill screen" - in Schaumburg, Illinois.

The 40,000 square foot, 180-seat restaurant integrates a larger entertainment complex, featuring 16 boutique retro-styled bowling lanes with smart technology, table tennis, pinball machines, a "Lost & Found" games parlor with original arcade machines alongside new ones, custom-built game tables, free-to-play board games, a PAC-MAN themed gift shop, and more. The new building has been praised by NAMCO as “a brand new restaurant and entertainment destination inspired by PAC-MAN”.   References from the original PAC-MAN game have been scattered around the menu from Clyde's Chopped Wedge -a delectable veggie filled dish- to Pinky's Baked Lasagna- a tasty Italian Lasagna. 
If you don't have time to visit, Level 257 does takeout, but you would miss the charm of the location and ge…