Showing posts from April 30, 2016

Tales From The TARDIS: The Sea Of Death

Hello and Welcome to the Basement, This is Tales From The TARDIS

This week we begin the overlook of 'The Keys of Marinus", a six part adventure that first aired April 11 to May 16 in 1964. Now unlike 'Marco Polo', this whole adventure is intact and can be found on DVD.

Now every story has a beginning, and in this case, the beginning is called 'The Sea of Death'.

The Doctor and crew (Barbara, Ian and Susan) arrive on an island, where the beach is made of glass and the sea is acid... so basically they arrived in Atlantic City. Now would they find out the sea is filled with acid? Well one of Susan's shoes gets knocked into the water by Barbara, and it dissolves. So correction, they aren't in Atlantic City, they are in Ocean City. Susan goes to the TARDIS to get a new pair, but is followed by a strange creature... of course she is! Because if someone is going to be followed it's going to be Susan... oh and insert your own American Horror Story Rubbe…

Indiana Jones and the Fate Of Atlantis

The year is 1939...

A Mr. Smith has tasked Professor Henry 'Indiana' Jones Jr, with finding a lock to match a key he happens to have... but it's all apart of plot... for Mr. Smith is Klaus Kerner of the Third Reich and they are searching for the lost City of Atlantis! This my friends is how the adventure that is Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis begins....

Release in 1992 (on floppy disk and later CD-ROM with audio) from Lucas Arts, this is one of my all time favorite computer games. I have a real soft spot for the classic Lucas Arts games like this, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Day of the Tentacle and Sam & Max Hit The Road, the simple but effective point and click, puzzle games were things that quite grew on me... and something I remember how to play (as you can see in the replay video of a live stream covering the first third of the game over the period of two hours while going for the 'team path')

So what is it about this game from 24 years ago…