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Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2006 11:46 am
by necronom
This does seem to be causing a vast difference in opinion!

I thought the first was very good, the second slightly better, and the third a bit disappointing.


Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2006 6:23 am
by Spiff
roberthazelby wrote:I'm finding that this is getting better and better as each episode appears.
Could hardly get worse. Couldn't face it again after the first episode.

Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2006 9:24 pm
by Randall Flagg
Totally wicked show. All 3 episode have had me rolling around.

Have just reviewed episode 1 again and the ZX81 does appear to be a ZX81 (despite me thinking it wasn't the first time I saw it).

It has some sort of expansion on the back (probably a 16Kb ram pack) and has a large white sticker on the top of it making it a bit difficult to recognise but definitely a zx81.

Looks like the props dept were raking eBay for stuff... :wink:

Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2006 9:46 pm
by Randall Flagg
Picture of the retro computer in question....


Apologies that its not clearer but it does appear to be a zx81 with ram pack and something stuck on top of it. :wink:

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2006 6:31 am
by necronom
And for those of us that got more excited about the PET, I think it's a PET 2001 with a 3rd party keyboard fitted on top of the nasty flat keyboard that this particular model had.

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2006 7:39 am
by Opa-Opa
ahhh must have been the sticker and rampack that confused me... seeing it in a still frame like that it does indeed seem to be a ZX81... oh how sad we are lol

Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 9:04 am
by Randall Flagg
Oh so sad.......

Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 4:46 pm
by Randall Flagg
OMG. This series is Retro Gamer Geek Heaven....

Firstly theres a BBC Micro (Model A or B) behind Roys desk.

Roys Tee Shirt has the infamous Pac Man screen 255 with half the screen garbled...

and behind Moss's desk appears to be an early 80's "Frogger" handheld/Tabletop game.

kuul and v.sad!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 5:01 pm
by Randall Flagg
And theres more....

An Atari VCS Poster and an Atari 400 and 800 Promotional poster as you come in the door.

It looks like a "We love Cookie" poster behind Roys desk.

Its these touches that make this series tip top....


Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 6:07 pm
by AdamDawes
Randall Flagg wrote:It looks like a "We love Cookie" poster behind Roys desk.
I (sad geek that I am) paused the Sky+ box to look at that poster. I thought it said "We love coders," but you could well be right. I've deleted it now so I can't check. Anyone else got any suggestions?

I can't decide whether Roy's t-shirt is the result of a very clued up research team, or a Google search for "geek t-shirts". :)

Gotta say though, I am particularly enjoying this. I think it's the funniest British comedy I've seen since The Office.

Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 6:27 pm
by Randall Flagg
Yeah, I'm not totally sure about the "We love cookie" poster.........

It was a fleeting glance!

I'm not totally sure about the frogger hand held either, I saw a large yellow hand held, at first I thought Puckmonster but that didn't have a sun shield. The only one that came to mind was Frogger but correct me if i'm wrong.

What ever happens it's still a top retrogamer geek fest!!

Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2006 6:47 pm
by Randall Flagg
and anyone notice this week in the middle of a pile of junk on one of the filing cabinets is a Pal NES console (although why they would have an NES console in IT is a bit questionable!?)

Posted: Sat Mar 04, 2006 3:57 am
by Opa-Opa
There was also what seemed like a third party SNES pad with the autofire and turbo switches, the ultimate posters were back and the PET has its logo on the front.

Posted: Sat Mar 04, 2006 6:56 am
by LeeT
I'm going to start watching the entire series of this from next week so I hope its not a waste of time (even for the fleeting glimpses of Chris Morris!).

Posted: Sat Mar 04, 2006 7:00 am
by Jax
I downloaded the episodes from CH4, they were very good in letting you
get the WMV version a whole week before it was shown on TV :D ... I/itcrowd/

you can still get highlights, and I think filecloud may had older eps available