July 27, 2005

G4 2 QT?

by Andrew Stern · , 1:25 pm

Tonight at 10pm EST on the videogame channel G4 is the premiere of a Cinematech episode called “Who’s Afraid of Interactive Drama?“, featuring Fa├žade.

Are there any tech-savvy volunteers out there able to record and make a Quicktime movie of the show? (I don’t pay enough money per month to Comcast to get access to G4; plus, it’d be nice to have a digitized version of the episode for the archives.) Any help would be much appreciated!

6 Responses to “G4 2 QT?”


  1. Ian bogost Says:

    I’m DVR’ing it now. Not sure if I can get it off the DVR…

  2. Ian bogost Says:

    OMG. What a terrible show. It’s JUST captured play footage of games. No commentary, no people even. Just game after game after game, interminable minutes watching someone play.

    The Facade segment was just on. We saw the characters early in the evening. Then the interactor typed these phrases:

    get a divorce
    failed marriage
    and you guys are ugly

    Then Trip told the player (“Warren,” btw) that the evening was over and led him out.

  3. nick Says:

    This gives me an idea for a TV show about books in which people simply read books. Silently, to themselves. And they misread them.

  4. Ian Bogost Says:

    This week on The Bindery

    While Claire shifts nervously in her overstuffed shabby-chic armchair as she completes the final pages of her murder mystery, Jens flips impatiently through the New Icelandic Cookbook, wondering if fish balls will satisfy Dierdre, whom he met at the bookstore leafing surreptitiously through Austrian travel guides. Meanwhile, Mathilde pages occasionallly through her Hittite grammar, wishing it had been manufactured with a true lay-flat binding, rather than modified perfect binding.

  5. andrew Says:

    TRIP
    So! Drinks! What’s your poison? How about a martini?

    JENS
    fish balls

    GRACE
    What? She — uh –

    TRIP
    Um…

    GRACE
    I don’t –

    TRIP
    Ha ha… ha ha ha…

    GRACE
    Ha ha…

    TRIP
    … never afraid to push our buttons … ha ha…

    (Mathilde picks up the advice ball.)

    TRIP (interrupted)
    Oh that, that’s uh, a little toy I like to get advice from now and then…

    (The advice ball reads, “Nu nesumnili hatreski!“)

    GRACE
    Trip, didn’t I tell you to put that thing away?

    TRIP
    Yeah, I will, later, after — (interrupted)

    JENS
    I miss Dierdre.

    GRACE
    What? What are you saying to me — (interrupted)

    (Jens hugs Grace.)

    GRACE
    Oh… uh… you’re hugging me…

    TRIP
    Oh, that’s nice Jens, I’m sure Grace appreciates that… heh…

    GRACE
    (clears throat)

    (Claire puts the book on the bar.)

    CLAIRE
    Oh my God, the butler did it!

    GRACE
    Um.. yeah…

    TRIP
    Hey, let me show you this photo I just took on our recent trip to Italy!

    JENS
    Ever been to Iceland?

    TRIP
    You know what, I think this evening is over.

    (Trip grabs Jens, Claire and Mathilde by their collars, and drags them to the door.)

    MATHILDE
    hey!

    CLAIRE
    Trip, were you a butler in college?

    TRIP
    There’s only so much you can ask us to put up with, you know?

    JENS
    get a divorce

    CLAIRE
    failed marriage

    (Trip throws them out of the apartment.)

    TRIP
    We’ll be fine, you just have to go!

    MATHILDE
    and you guys are ugly

    (Trip slams the door.)

    JENS
    fish balls

    (fade out)

  6. Daniel Says:

    lol! did u actually do that andrew or is that fake?

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