The latest tool for checking space weather is an internet radio station fed by data from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, or LRO. The radio station essentially operates in real time, receiving measurements of how much radiation the spacecraft is experiencing and converting those into a constant stream of music.
When Re-Animator came out in 1985, it was really a breath of fresh air for the horror genre.
There's certainly sillier stage plays I've heard of in my day. For example, the musical of The Ten Commandments with Val Kilmer sounds like something straight out of a Mel Brooks movie.
Rocky pretty much came out of nowhere and made a star out of Sylvester Stallone overnight, marking an incredible moment in 70's pop culture history.