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Commercial Breaks: The Battle for Santa's Software, Documentary, 1984

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Weasel1984 PL

2017-11-21 20:56


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Info/datas on BBC archive site.
In short, "Commercial Breaks" was a series of TV docs about companies with less usual business activities (at least in 1980s context).
In this documentary, titled "The Battle for Santa's Software", filmmakers, a little by accident, wera able to show from the inside collapse of the Imagine Software game developer - because of that, this period document became somewhat famous on retrogaming scene and is known also abroad of the UK.

8-bit era at its best - ZX Spectrum, Atari 800XL and C64:
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Any idea what is the computer behind Atari (and 2nd tape player) on the 2nd pic? Dragon?

Gamer DE

2017-11-21 20:57


Hmm...I see, and how is this related to cars? :p

Weasel1984 PL

2017-11-21 21:05


The "related to cars" thing was a case of recent, newer docs, by what I remember and of course it is also not a video about cooking, they had sports cars and bikes there.

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rjluna2 US

2017-11-23 16:59


Gamer wrote Hmm...I see, and how is this related to cars? :p

We need to fill out for the Internet Movie Computer Database :D

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