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The random ramblings of a Star Trek-obsessed schools ICT Systems Manager who likes a good moan.
This is a place where I can whinge about life, and express my love of my family, 80's music, retro computer gaming (especially on my Commodore 64),
 oh and Star Trek. I'm very open with my opinions and I like a good moan. If you don't like what I say, then you might want to consider not reading this blog.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Trekkie Dad and Super Sophie Episode 13 - USS Enterprise Phase II and USS Shenzhou

Feeling like we're one of the last to receive these, finally we get to open the USS Enterprise Phase II Concept, and the long awaited issue 1 USS Shenzhou from the new Star Trek Discovery Starship Collection.


Trekkie Dad and Super Sophie Episode 12 - USS Enterprise NCC-1701-C (Probert Version)

We look at the Enterprise NCC-1701-C Probert Design model from the Star Trek Starships Collection from Eaglemoss.


Trekkie Dad and Super Sophie Episode 11 - Jumbo USS Voyager, USS Curry and Ferengi Starship

We look at the Jumbo USS Voyager XL and Issues 116 (USS Curry) and 117 (Ferengi Starship) from the Star Trek Starships Collection from Eaglemoss.


Trekkie Dad and Super Sophie Episode 10 - Shuttlecraft Set 3

We look at the Shuttlecraft Set 3 models from the Star Trek Starships Collection from Eaglemoss.


Sunday, December 31, 2017

"Out with the old and in with the new..." Happy New Year

Well, it's that time of year again when we kiss goodbye to one year, and move on to a new one.  2017 has been a pretty good year to be honest, so I hope we get a repeat with 2018.

So, here I am now in my 41st year on the planet Earth, wishing you all a very happy New Year

LOAD "2018"
PRESS PLAY ON TAPE
FOUND "2018"
LOADING
READY.
RUN

 

Friday, December 29, 2017

Mastertronic - What if? : Call of Duty WW2

Mastertronic brings you "Call of Duty WW2" on cassette for £1.99, only for Commodore, Amstrad, Spectrum and Atari  - Available from all good newsagents, chemists and game shops!

If only..... :o)

Because I have WAY too much time on my hands, I thought I'd mess around with putting together some fake Mastertronic covers for modern computer games in an attempt to give them the retro 1980's 8-bit cassette look.

Remember...  These are just for fun, and are obviously NOT real and NOT available, (although I'd love to see an 8-bit version with blocky graphics and cool chip-music).

In case you are not aware (or can not remember), Mastertronic were big in the mid to late 1980s and were a major budget software label in the United Kingdom and produced a large number of cheapo games and re-releases for the Commodore/Spectrum/Amstrad/Atari 8-bit computers (and some 16-bit too) - most at a pocket-money-friendly £1.99! 

Anyway, remember this is just a bit of fun, but what would modern games look like if Mastertronic still released games like the good ol' days? Well, here you can find out!

As always, click the images to enlarge.