Do you like gladiator movies?
I only ask because when you watch a gladiator movie, it's astounding how these brave, bold warriors insist on lining up in straight lines and running at each other, expecting that they won't be mowed down. Still, you have to cut the gladiators some slack. They lived centuries ago and had limited technology.
Which makes it even more stunning that the futuristic alien invaders in Intellivision's SPACE ARMADA, Mattel, 1981, aren't any smarter. In episode 175, we're kicking off our 2019 INTELLIVISION MONTH with this close cousin to the iconic Atari "Space Invaders". Does it live up to its inspiration - not to mention gladiators? Do any of us really?
On that note, this week's original short story is: "Space Letters from the Space Front Lines...In Space".
Thanks to Kevin McLeod at Incompetech.com for creative commons use of his songs "Reformat", "Pinball Spring" and "Take a Chance".
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Thanks to Mike Mann for the "Mad Mike Hughes" theme.
Thanks to Sean Courtney for the Storytime theme.
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You can pick up a collection of short stories inspired by the games in this show and told in a wide variety of genres from sci fi to contemporary fiction to 19th century erotic literature. It's MISERY BANANA: VERY SHORT STORIES INSPIRED BY OLD GAMES AND ODD THOUGHTS. Here's one place you can do that.