Data East’s food-obsessed arcade game Burgertime debuts in the United States, licensed locally by Midway. Challenging players – who may or may not be old salts at the fast-food business – to work their buns off trying to complete several burgers despite a revolt by the ingredients, Burgertime becomes a hit with seasoned gamers.
Atari releases the arcade game Return Of The Jedi in the United States, completing its own coin-op Star Wars trilogy and allowing players to participate in the thrill of helping Ewoks snag Imperial speeder bikes out of mid-air.
The ninth and final episode of Chris Boucher’s futuristic police drama Star Cops, Little Green Men and Other Martians, premieres on the BBC. Originally intended to lead into a second season, this is the last episode of the series.
The third episode of the Sci-Fi Channel original series Welcome To Paradox airs, a loosely-connected anthology of science fiction stories set in Betaville, a utopian future city whose incredible technology has frequently unintended side-effects. Ice-T (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) stars in a story co-written by author Donald Westlake.
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