Author Topic: What's on TV?  (Read 51089 times)

Mandle

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Re: What's on TV?
« Reply #1280 on: 27 Jul 2018, 16:44 »
I'm pretty surprised that this show wasn't guessed instantly by this community as it is obviously just an adventure game brought to TV and must have been made by adventure game fans.

It's all about collecting items!

If anyone here hasn't seen it then they should!

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Re: What's on TV?
« Reply #1281 on: 27 Jul 2018, 17:05 »
The only adventure game brought to TV I've seen is Maniac Mansion. Which very much strayed from its source.

So, I'm going to guess Detectorists, which I haven't seen, but is in my Netflix queue...

Mandle

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Re: What's on TV?
« Reply #1282 on: 27 Jul 2018, 17:09 »
The only adventure game brought to TV I've seen is Maniac Mansion.

Sorry, I didn't literally mean it was a pre-existing adventure game brought to TV. I just meant that it 100% had the feel of playing an adventure game.

Plus: It would make an amazing adventure game if someone made it!
« Last Edit: 27 Jul 2018, 17:20 by Mandle »

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Re: What's on TV?
« Reply #1283 on: 27 Jul 2018, 17:16 »
Yeah, I knew you didn't mean literally.
But I haven't seen any tv show that I'd really say felt like an adventure game. Including Maniac Mansion...
Of course I've seen several tv shows which could work as a basis of an adventure game.
So, not Detectorists...
Collectors?

Mandle

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Re: What's on TV?
« Reply #1284 on: 27 Jul 2018, 17:21 »
Nope...

BONUS HINT: The collectable items in the show are combinable as inventory puzzles to completely change their effects!

WARNING: Death/insanity/and-or the destruction of the fabric of reality may ensue from random experimentation!

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Re: What's on TV?
« Reply #1285 on: 27 Jul 2018, 18:02 »
Was there a movie version of Full Throttle? that is the video game the image reminds me of.
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Re: What's on TV?
« Reply #1286 on: 27 Jul 2018, 23:15 »
I think this is The Lost Room. That was a mini series that involved a Motel with a door that led to different places on Earth. It also had a bunch of items that all had some different power. It could work as an adventure game. But I don’t remember anything about combining the items.

Mandle

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Re: What's on TV?
« Reply #1287 on: 27 Jul 2018, 23:30 »
I think this is The Lost Room. That was a mini series that involved a Motel with a door that led to different places on Earth. It also had a bunch of items that all had some different power. It could work as an adventure game. But I don’t remember anything about combining the items.

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About the motel: Kind of. "The Event" that happened at The Sunshine Motel in 1961 caused room 10 to vanish from reality to the point were nobody even remembered that it had existed. That's the reason why the motel looks weirdly cut off at the end of the row there. Visiting the site with The Undeveloped Polaroid object and looking at it while walking around allows a person to view the room through it.

The objects are all items that, it is assumed, were in the room at the time of The Event and all have powers, from the useless ones to the insanely powerful ones.

Combining the objects completely changes what they do. I think it was combining the scissors with the alarm clock that produces the power to evaporate solid metal into gas.

There is a video of what happened during "The Conway Configuration" (or something like that), where several items were combined at the motel site, that is truly terrifying!

It's a great miniseries, and only about 6 hours in total from start to finish.

A must-watch for adventure game fans!

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Re: What's on TV?
« Reply #1288 on: 28 Jul 2018, 00:03 »
Huh... I wonder how I either missed this miniseries or forgot it. I would have had the Scifi Channel in 2006.

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Re: What's on TV?
« Reply #1289 on: Yesterday at 01:06 »
*pokes Stupot*  :tongue:

Mandle

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Re: What's on TV?
« Reply #1290 on: Yesterday at 13:47 »
*pokes Stupot*  :tongue:

I think Stu might be busy travelling back from England. I doubt he'd mind if someone took over the next one.

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Re: What's on TV?
« Reply #1291 on: Yesterday at 23:19 »
Okay, hope you don't mind Stupot.  :smiley:



Mandle

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Re: What's on TV?
« Reply #1292 on: Yesterday at 23:52 »
Red Dwarf?

Frodo

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Re: What's on TV?
« Reply #1293 on: Today at 00:27 »
Nope 

VampireWombat

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Re: What's on TV?
« Reply #1294 on: Today at 00:33 »
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy miniseries?
(doubt it, but the robot makes me think of it for some reason)

Frodo

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Re: What's on TV?
« Reply #1295 on: Today at 01:14 »
Hehe, sorry, no. 

Mandle

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Re: What's on TV?
« Reply #1296 on: Today at 02:16 »
Saturday Night Live?