It doesn't get much more retrotech than this. Keyfax tried a subscription-based interactive television system in 1982. The trial service was offered only in Chicago. It isn't surprising that it didn't catch on; people were still getting used to paying for television (cable tv was first available just two years earlier in my neighborhood) and Keyfax wanted $10 per month for their 100 pages of information, all of which you could get in a daily newspaper. Still, it's the first of its kind. No, this isn't special effects outtakes from The Last Starfighter. This is Nite-Owl, Keyfax's other venture, a midnight-to-six show on WFLD (channel 32 on UHF). The opening credits soundtrack is Tangerine Dream. I stayed over at a friend's house when I was twelve and we watched this for at least an hour. There was simply nothing else on. Seeing it here again, I realize it's far more worthwhile than just about anything else tv was offering at the time. A whole hour's worth of news, weather, trivia, and no sponsors or commercials. For these reasons, it didn't make money and was yanked. Keyfax also died a quick death, and nothing like it came back around until internet television in the mid-90's. But that's another post.