ANTIC Interview 314 – Randall Lockwood, Choose-A-Pooch

Randall Lockwood, Choose-A-Pooch There’s an article in the August 1984 issue of Family Computing magazine, by Bill Camarda — Behind The Screens: Family Dog. It’s about Choose-A-Pooch, an Atari computer program created by Dr. Randall Lockwood, to help match people with the breed of dog that will work best in their living situation. I interviewed Dr. Lockwood on November 10, 2017. “Trying to get away from the fact that people were often choosing dogs based more on just appearance, without knowing that much about the breed.” Family Dog article in Family Computing magazine Randall Lockwood bio Bid-A-Wee Animal Shelter

Source:: ANTIC Interview 314 – Randall Lockwood, Choose-A-Pooch


Podcast 98 – Time Pilot 84


Victor and Shaun are piloting time this time. If only they could turn back time? They keep on podcasting time after time. Oh lord. All the ‘time’ lyrics.


What We’ve Been Up To Since The Last Podcast – 0:00:00
Arcade News – 6m 58s
Pickups – 26m 16s
Victorian Insults – 32m 18s
Feedback – 33m 58s
Shout Outs! – 40m 29s
Top 100 Games – 45m 13s
Music Quiz – 51m 29s
Featured Game Review – 53m 19s
Bishop Of Battle Mini Review – 1h 24m 39s
Next Show’s Game – 1h 30m 46s
Music Quiz Answers – 1h 31m 42s

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Time Pilot ’84 Flyer (Euro)
Time Pilot ’84 Flyer (JP)
Time Pilot ’84 Strategywiki
Time Pilot ’84 on Klov
Time Pilot ’84 on Arcade History
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Bonkers New Densha De Go Train Game
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Super Hang On Ending
Golden Hornet
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Atari’s Kangaroo
(Mame romset ‘kangaroo’)
Extra Lives 10k, 30k and every 30k

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Deadline for score submissions is Sunday 3rd December 17:00 UK time.

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Source:: Podcast 98 – Time Pilot 84


The Toys R Us Report Ep.137: At The Movies: The Justice League plus Iceberg 13 and Tons More!

Hey kids! Thanks for stopping by. We have a super fun show ahead of us this week. We start off with a new tune from Engineer Emily and The Ensign From Pod B. They kick it about toys they got. It’s a fun little tune and then it’s off to a brief meeting with Iceberg Thirteen where he explains how to win an argument.

From there it’s on to the main event where we talk about The Justice League movie. There is some indepth talk about abs and how to save them on film forever. It’s thrilling stuff.

For the final bit we talk about a ton of random stuff. TV, Toys and all sorts of good stuff. It’s a good time!

Make sure to hop on over to Support The Report and check out how you can get the ISR Supertape VHS Tape! While helping to support the show. Man, we need all the help that we can get.

Also hop on over to The ISR Superstore and take care of some of your Retro Junk Shopping needs while also supporting The Toys R Us Report.

Source:: The Toys R Us Report Ep.137: At The Movies: The Justice League plus Iceberg 13 and Tons More!


Episode 19 – Mattel’s Space Alert, Matchbox Race N Chase, Tornado Rex and the Holiday Gift Guide!

In this episode Mattel’s Battlestar Galactica Space Alert is examined along with Race N Chase from Matchbox! Also is a cool segment from Norm on Tornado Rex and we close off the episode with a holiday gift guide!
So grab some eggnog, set back by the fire and settle right in to The Toy Tomb :)

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Board Game Museum
Time Tunnel Comics & Toys
Toy Federation Toys
Big Fun
Ricks Comics & Games
MeTV toys
Hess Trucks
Handheld Museum
Modelville Slot Cars
Super Impulse Tiny Arcade
Projector Dome
Infra the Robot
LEC Trains
LittleBits electronic kits
Catapults N Crossbows
VEX Robotics
Uncle Milton Star Wars Science
SmartLab Toys
Jacks Films youtube show

Source:: Episode 19 – Mattel’s Space Alert, Matchbox Race N Chase, Tornado Rex and the Holiday Gift Guide!


CCCM – Saved By The Light

Maybe Dannion Brinkley really came back from the dead, maybe he didn’t. Either way, Eric Roberts milks the story for all its worth in Saved By The Light, this week’s CCCM. Listen, right click and download, or find us on Itunes or Stitcher.


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Source:: CCCM – Saved By The Light


ANTIC Interview 313 – Frank Schwartz and Richard Lewis, Virtusonics

Frank Schwartz and Richard Lewis, Virtusonics Last last year, I received a batch of Atari disks. One of the disks was labeled Virtuoso Play Mode Sampler — a music demonstration disk from Virtusonics, a company I had never heard of. Thanks to some old articles in Antic magazine, I learned a bit about the product and the company. In 1985, Nat Friedland first wrote about the Virtuoso software: “Virtuoso is such a unique new approach to musicmaking that it’s not easy to describe. … Virtuoso gives you a user-friendly method of tapping the extremely fast and powerful changes that a computer can control in every aspect of music performance. It bypasses the limits of traditional musical notation and uses an almost self-explanatory color graphic display that delivers mathematical insights into the structure of music. … In technical terms, Virtuoso is a sound generator that produces four voices from the POKEY chip. You can make instant real-time changes in the voices in any of six parameters. Four computers running Virtuoso can be linked together to have up to 16 independent channels controlled by one Atari.” Virtusonics was primarily three people: Frank Schwartz, the programmer; Joseph Lyons, the music guy; and Richard Lewis, the CEO. I have interviewed two of them. First you’ll hear my February 15, 2017 interview with the programmer/R&D director Frank Schwartz. Then, you’ll hear the February 10, 2017 interview with CEO Richard Lewis. I haven’t been able to interview the other partner, Joseph Lyons, who is serving 24 years to life in prison. After our interview, Richard Lewis sent me an envelope of Virtusonics papers and disks. The material includes the preliminary version of Virtuoso Software, and the final release which by then was called Virtuoso Desktop Performance Studio, boxes, manuals, flyers and advertising slicks, and stock prospectuses. I scanned and digitized all of the material, which is now available at the Internet Archive. Teaser quotes: Frank Schwartz: “Change the curvature of the sine wave just via software. And that was a concept which was revolutionary in those days.” Richard Lewis: “We were criticized by a lot of the top names in computers back in the ’80s. As, how that this small company in an apartment in New York City come up with something that we’ve been working on for years and we cant do?” Virtuoso Desktop Performance Studio software and scans Virtuoso Software Preliminary Version Virtuoso Play Mode Sampler demo video Virtusonics advertising slicks Virtusonics Stock Prospectuses Desktop Performace Studio unboxing Play it Again, Atari, Antic magazine The Story Behind Virtuoso, Antic magazine Desktop Video for Atari XL/XE, Antic magazine Joseph Lyons news (2000) Frank Schwartz, DJ Feral

Source:: ANTIC Interview 313 – Frank Schwartz and Richard Lewis, Virtusonics


Geekfest Rants Ep.325:Flash Gordon Figures – Star Wars News – Collectible Glasses

Let’s return to 1979 Saturday morning cartoons to the Flash Gordon inspired line of Mattel action figures. Yes, before the awesome 1980 Sam Jones campy movie of the same name, Flash Gordon had a Filmation produced cartoon series. Today on GeekFest Rants, Carlos looks at the action figures produced based on this show.

Plus we have breaking Star Wars news on all fronts, film, television, and theme parks. Star Wars: The Last Jedi is right around the corner and new movies, a live action TV show, and Star Tours changes have been announced.

And finally we take a look at Movie/TV glassware collecting. We’re talking about Burger King Star Wars glasses and other franchises like Star Trek, E.T., Superman, Indiana Jones, etc.

Source:: Geekfest Rants Ep.325:Flash Gordon Figures – Star Wars News – Collectible Glasses


ANTIC Interview 312 – Paul Wehner, APX Saratoga

Paul Wehner, APX Saratoga Paul Wehner created one program for the Atari 8-bit computer, Saratoga, which was published by Atari Program Exchange. The American revolutionary war game first appeared in the fall 1983 APX catalog, where it won second prize in the Entertainment category. This interview took place on October 24, 2017. Paul’s game list at AtariMania Saratoga in the fall 1983 APX catalog

Source:: ANTIC Interview 312 – Paul Wehner, APX Saratoga