Today on GeekFest Rants, Carlos will tackle to overdue subject of non-Star Wars/Indiana Jones related George Lucas films. These are the films he directed, produced, written, or played another behind the scenes role in. From hits like American Graffiti to bombs like Howard the Duck, we’ll examine most of them.
Then for our “Posters of the Month” we’ll take a look at the teaser poster for Star Wars: The Last Jedi and the classic 1981 action film, Escape From New York.
Plus we have a first hand review of the newly updated Star Tours ride which include a trip to Star Wars: The Last Jedi locations.
A special holiday treat! A Christmas story, told across 7 podcasts in 7 parts – The House of Seven Santas. This is part 6, but don’t worry I tell you how you can get all the episodes and hear the whole story.
Dave Comstock, part 2 A couple of days after our interview, Dave Comstock (who worked at Atari on E.T. Phone Home, Superman III, and Clock & Dagger) e-mailed me saying he had remembered more stories from his Atari days. So we set up a second interview. This interview took place on November 14, 2017. “The project team was actually treated to a meal with Ray Kassar and some other executives in the executive dining room … it was like, one of the fanciest restaurants that you’ve ever been to.” “>Video version of this interview
Thanksgiving comes and goes so quickly anymore, that it seems like the month of November just flies by – whether we want it to or not. Despite the pace, it’s always important to take the time and reflect on what to be thankful for this year. For us, it’s being back home safe and sound (Whitney) to get back in the studio and for not blowing out a Christmas budget (Brent) by spending too much money – and Whitney invents yet another new word! Did we say we are professionals?
Source:: 61: We Are Professional Grade
Dave Comstock: E.T. Phone Home!, Superman III, Cloak & Dagger Dave Comstock worked at Atari from 1980 through 1984, first as a software and hardware tester, then as a programmer. Dave worked on three games for the Atari 8-bit computers: E.T. Phone Home!, Superman III, and Cloak and Dagger. A “>video version of this interview is also available. This interview took place on November 8, 2017. “He said ‘We’ve got to go out tonight, and it has to be a comedy.’ … He’s like, ‘I have something to tell you, and if I tell you we could both be fired.'” AtariMania’s list of Dave’s games Antic magazine article on the E.T. game Programmer Dave Comstock Talks About the Atari 5200 Version of Cloak and Dagger
Tandy Pocket Computers, Part 1
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- Amiga RGB to SCART cable – http://amigakit.amiga.store/catalog/
- SCART to HDMI converter – https://www.ebay.com/itm/Scart-HDMI-to-HDMI-720P-1080P-HD-Video-Converter-Monitor-Box-For-HDTV-DVD-STB-BK/322819178099
Alfred E. Neuman once said, “Better late than never. Unless you’re going to the dentist!” Oh, how we laughed. This episode is about the extremely elusive Atari Age magazine mailaway game, Quadrun. It is the first home video game to feature speech without having to use an add on unit, like those OTHER systems. It also makes its own gravy! Coming up in January is Popeye by Parker Brothers. If you have any feedback for this game or any I’ve already covered, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will read or play it on the show. Also, if you have any Christmas memories you’d like to share for the Christmas episode, please send it in by December 15th. I would love to hear from you! Thank you so much for listening. Steve Woita’s web site Steve Woita interview by Ken Horowitz Steve Woita interview on Planet Virtual Boy Steve Woita interview by Michael Thomasson Steve Woita interview by Scott Stilphen Steve Woita interview by 8 Bit Rocket Tiny Games web site Quadrun Easter Egg page on Atari Compendium Quadrun on Random Terrain Atari Age magazine Quadrun announcement Nov 83 – Feb 84 issue Atari Age magazine Quadrun Contest extended Mar-Apr 84 issue (last issue) Quadrun Video Game Masters patch on Atarimania “>Mighty Squirrel plays Quadrun Swear Gamer 279 – Quadrun Turbotastic Podcast on Facebook Virtually Human Podcast – Waterworld Check out Jose’s awesome spreadsheet for the list of games I’ve already done, with links to the episodes! Thank you Jose! Proud member of the Throwback Network! Proud member of the Retro Junkies Network! Facebook page Twitter page Google + page My YouTube channel, for whatever reason Blog page WHAT A FORUM TOO Listen to the show on Stitcher! Subscribe to the show on iTunes, and leave a review! Reviews are nice! Listen to the show on Tune In! Please check out my other shows: Intarivisions Podcast Please Stand By! The League of Extraordinary Podcasters
Source:: 146 – Quadrun by Atari
We tried something different this episode. Hear about our Black Friday / Cyber Monday deal picks and what we bought.
We do some hardware first impression reviews of Xbox 360 and iPhone X.
Hey kids! Thanks for stopping by. We have a super fun show ahead of us this week. We start off with a new mix from our boy IcebergThirteen. It uses a sample from American Psycho about returning some video tapes. It’s pretty fun.
From there we move onto a movie review of a flick that I loved called Lady Bird. It was so great and I can’t recommend it highly enough!
Then onto the main event of the show where we take a look at the big bad guy for this season of The CW’s The Flash! He’s a dude that goes by the name Clifford Devoe.. AkA The Thinker…
Then from there we finish off the show with some thoughts on Thanksgiving as well as our fun gift giving Christmas Giveaway! The Christmas Junk Box!
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