2 thoughts on “Episode 44 – It Came From The Desert

  • May 18, 2016 at 2:27 am

    It was surreal to listen to so much confectionary talk on an Amiga podcast. I love it! We now know how to boost the audience participation levels.

    Congrats on getting the new video equipment. You're turning more professional by the day. Next stop a dedicated studio in Beverley Hills!

    Jon Woods and David Ward already had a good relationship with Orion so had access to a first draft of the RoboCop script. This was passed to Gary Bracey to see if he thought there was potential for hit game based on it, and he jumped at the opportunity. His crystal ball was running on all cylinders that day!

    Ocean actually granted the license to Data East who developed the coin-op *after* the home micro versions.

    True, Ocean couldn't have picked a more violent film to base a kid's game on! I suppose the technical limitations of the 8 and 16 bit machines meant that the games would never be *that* graphic.

    There was still the issue of whether it would encourage kids to watch the R rated movie… not that they'd have needed a push. I know I didn't. The main thing would have been to give the *impression* that they were being responsible.

    DotT is a masterpiece! It wasn't officially released for the Amiga, but can now be played on pimped out AGA machines thanks to the efforts of one of its biggest fans…


  • May 19, 2016 at 3:13 am

    You guys have to watch "Them!". It's a masterpiece and widely regarded as one of the very best of the 50's sci-fi films. You'll get to see a pre-"Gunsmoke" James Arness, a port-"Miracle on 34th Street" Edmund Gwen, and a freshman Leonard Nimoy in his first role. Great movie.

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