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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.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Retro Game Boys - Episode 12 - Buggy Boy (Commodore 64)

Stuart introduces Kieran to one of his favourite driving games from his childhood.  Buggy Boy on the Commodore 64


Retro Game Boys - Episode 11 - Donkey Kong

Stuart finds an excuse to use The Goodie's Funky Gibbon as a backing track as he introduces Kieran to Donkey Kong (and doesn't do a great job).  Enjoy episode 11!


Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Happy 20th Tomb Raider

Friday 25th October 1996 - I remember that day well.  Immediately after finishing work, I went straight over to Electronics Boutique in Basildon Town Centre to buy this highly anticipated game, and once I got home and fired up the PlayStation, I was addicted and didn't put it down until I had finished it.
 
What's tough to believe is that this in now considered by me to be 'retro', and yet once you get over the blocky graphics, the game still plays very nicely today.
 
It's also another reminder of how old I am feeling/getting.  I was only 19 years old at the time when I, along with millions of others started playing with Lara (and saying goodbye to what little social life I had at the time). 
 
Ahhh, the memories.
 
Happy 20th Tomb Raider and Lara Croft.

Sunday, October 09, 2016

A Dream Come True

Wow, it's been a few months since my last post.  Apologies for that.  While I think of something good to write about, here are a couple of pictures of me meeting William Shatner (Captain James T. Kirk) and Terry Farrell (Jadzia Dax) at the Destination Star Trek Europe convention yesterday at the NEC in Birmingham.
 
A dream come true to say the least.
 
 The legend that is William Shatner.
 
The gorgeous Terry Farrell
 
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