Bad Influence - Atari's featured

News, updates, like or dislike

Moderators: Mug UK, Silver Surfer, Moderator Team

User avatar
catmando
Atari Super Hero
Atari Super Hero
Posts: 899
Joined: Tue Jan 24, 2006 9:56 pm
Location: London, UK

Bad Influence - Atari's featured

Postby catmando » Tue Oct 08, 2013 2:09 pm

Wasn't sure which area to put this in but I stumbled across the old UK TV series of Bad Influence http://www.bad-influence.co.uk/ that featured some Atari hardware every now and again.

Here are some of the episodes that had Atari specific stuff:

Series 1 Episode 5: http://www.bad-influence.co.uk/view105.htm - Atari ST music

Series 1 Episode 8: http://www.bad-influence.co.uk/view108.htm - Atari Falcon

Series 2 Episode 6: http://www.bad-influence.co.uk/view206.htm - Atari Jaguar

Series 3 Epsisode 7: http://www.bad-influence.co.uk/view307.htm - Atari Jaguar Alien vs Predator

Series 3 Epsisode 15: http://www.bad-influence.co.uk/view315.htm - Atari Jaguar

Series 4 Episode 14: http://www.bad-influence.co.uk/view414.htm - Atari ST music


You can find all the other episodes on YouTube here http://www.youtube.com/user/BadInfluenceWebsite/ or here too http://www.youtube.com/user/DynamiteHeaddy/videos?flow=grid&view=1 along with Gamesmaster TV series.

Enjoy
Atari Falcon Tos 4.04 | 14mb | IDE CF 2GB
Atari STE Tos 1.62 | 4mb | HxC Slim SD 8GB
Atari STE Tos 1.62/2.06 | 4mb | Floppy A-B Mod | IDE SD 4GB
Atari STFM
Android Devices (Running Hataroid and SToid)

Atari Forum Wiki - Use it before asking

User avatar
dml
Fuji Shaped Bastard
Fuji Shaped Bastard
Posts: 3387
Joined: Sat Jun 30, 2012 9:33 am

Re: Bad Influence - Atari's featured

Postby dml » Tue Oct 08, 2013 2:17 pm

There was at least one more episode recorded covering the Falcon - which I had assumed was broadcast at the time - but having looked through the episode list it seems to have been dropped/replaced by some other feature before broadcast (which is a shame!)

That episode covered various image-morphing software and had a detailed spot on Apex Media.

I know this, because I still have the VHS they sent us after the recording. I guess it may be the only copy now existing.

User avatar
CiH
Atari God
Atari God
Posts: 1078
Joined: Wed Feb 11, 2004 4:34 pm
Location: Middle Earth (Npton) UK
Contact:

Re: Bad Influence - Atari's featured

Postby CiH » Tue Oct 08, 2013 5:39 pm

Doug, maybe you should digitize the relevant footage in a handy to view online format, sounds too good to miss. 8)
"Where teh feck is teh Hash key on this Mac?!"

User avatar
dml
Fuji Shaped Bastard
Fuji Shaped Bastard
Posts: 3387
Joined: Sat Jun 30, 2012 9:33 am

Re: Bad Influence - Atari's featured

Postby dml » Tue Oct 08, 2013 5:46 pm

CiH wrote:Doug, maybe you should digitize the relevant footage in a handy to view online format, sounds too good to miss. 8)


The tape is in storage along with my assorted junk :-P but I'll retrieve it next time I'm down there.

SteveBagley
Captain Atari
Captain Atari
Posts: 152
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:31 am

Re: Bad Influence - Atari's featured

Postby SteveBagley » Tue Oct 08, 2013 5:49 pm

There's a bit in one of the GamesMasters comparing the A1200, Falcon and Acorn A3010 too from around the same time period.

And, of course, an Atari ST featured quite prominently in and episode of the BBC adaptation of 'Elidor'…

Steve

User avatar
dml
Fuji Shaped Bastard
Fuji Shaped Bastard
Posts: 3387
Joined: Sat Jun 30, 2012 9:33 am

Re: Bad Influence - Atari's featured

Postby dml » Sat Jun 28, 2014 1:46 pm

I visited my 'deep storage den' today and had a dig around, found the 'missing tape' mentioned above ^^^ and will try to digitize it and get it on YT before the tape disintegrates (or the remains of the VCR stops working). Also an early coding curiosity on VHS which might be converted at the same time.

User avatar
dml
Fuji Shaped Bastard
Fuji Shaped Bastard
Posts: 3387
Joined: Sat Jun 30, 2012 9:33 am

Re: Bad Influence - Atari's featured

Postby dml » Sat Jun 28, 2014 4:25 pm

I now understand why this Atari episode was missing from the Bad Influence episode list.

It wasn't actually Bad Influence - it was a spinoff series 'Bad Level 10' also with Violet presenting. Easily confused :)

It was broadcast, but I don't see it on YT so its probably still worth uploading. It seems to have Jaguar and Falcon coverage in the same episode.

EvilFranky
Atari Super Hero
Atari Super Hero
Posts: 824
Joined: Thu Sep 11, 2003 10:49 pm
Location: UK
Contact:

Re: Bad Influence - Atari's featured

Postby EvilFranky » Sat Jun 28, 2014 4:49 pm

That'd be cool to see Doug.

I used to record all these Gamesmaster and Bad Influence shows in desperate hope that they would show some Falcon stuff...what a waste of time, I was only 12 mind :mrgreen:

I remember the Bad Influence showing and had that recorded.

I think Gamesmaster (might have been Gamesworld on Sky 1) had a brief showing of that very promising 'Space Junk' game that was in development.

User avatar
dml
Fuji Shaped Bastard
Fuji Shaped Bastard
Posts: 3387
Joined: Sat Jun 30, 2012 9:33 am

Re: Bad Influence - Atari's featured

Postby dml » Sat Jun 28, 2014 5:16 pm

EvilFranky wrote:That'd be cool to see Doug.
I used to record all these Gamesmaster and Bad Influence shows in desperate hope that they would show some Falcon stuff...what a waste of time, I was only 12 mind :mrgreen:
I remember the Bad Influence showing and had that recorded.
I think Gamesmaster (might have been Gamesworld on Sky 1) had a brief showing of that very promising 'Space Junk' game that was in development.


Ataris did surface some of those shows at random times but yes - if you made a point of trying to record anything it never happened :)

Have transferred it to DVI now so I can upload soon.

Also found on VHS some old computer graphics compilations from the 80s/90s which PCM and I used to chop together from random TV broadcasts as inspiration for demos and things like that.

And an early tech demo of an 'Elite'-style game I worked on with 'BSS Neilly' in 1999, which was projected onto a canvas at GDC while we tried to talk games publisher execs into parting with some money :) - which they almost did but then the company imploded from bad cashflow - so maybe the publishers had a narrow escape there, unlike me! What's more curious here is the fact that a new game is being worked on right now with exactly the same name, with a similar design. And doesn't involve me or anyone from the original project... Hmmm!

User avatar
dml
Fuji Shaped Bastard
Fuji Shaped Bastard
Posts: 3387
Joined: Sat Jun 30, 2012 9:33 am

Re: Bad Influence - Atari's featured

Postby dml » Sat Jun 28, 2014 10:00 pm

Here's the recovered Atari episode with Jaguar, F030 & a short piece on Apex:

http://youtu.be/aLzh9wkQyg0

[edit: fixed the broken url]

EvilFranky
Atari Super Hero
Atari Super Hero
Posts: 824
Joined: Thu Sep 11, 2003 10:49 pm
Location: UK
Contact:

Re: Bad Influence - Atari's featured

Postby EvilFranky » Sat Jun 28, 2014 11:32 pm

That's great Doug, thanks for making the effort to upload it!

User avatar
calimero
Atari God
Atari God
Posts: 1896
Joined: Thu Sep 15, 2005 10:01 am
Location: STara Pazova, Serbia
Contact:

Re: Bad Influence - Atari's featured

Postby calimero » Mon Jun 30, 2014 9:50 am

Thanx Doug for upload!

do you know month/year when this was aired?
using Atari since 1986.http://wet.atari.orghttp://milan.kovac.cc/atari/software/ ・ Atari Falcon030/CT63/SV ・ Atari STe ・ Atari Mega4/MegaFile30/SM124 ・ Amiga 1200/PPC ・ Amiga 500 ・ C64 ・ ZX Spectrum ・ RPi ・ MagiC! ・ MiNT 1.18 ・ OS X

User avatar
dml
Fuji Shaped Bastard
Fuji Shaped Bastard
Posts: 3387
Joined: Sat Jun 30, 2012 9:33 am

Re: Bad Influence - Atari's featured

Postby dml » Thu Jul 17, 2014 2:56 am

calimero wrote:Thanx Doug for upload!

do you know month/year when this was aired?


Sorry, not sure. Probably around 1995-96 but hard to put a date on it.

User avatar
viking272
Captain Atari
Captain Atari
Posts: 236
Joined: Mon Oct 13, 2008 12:50 pm
Location: west of London, UK

Re: Bad Influence - Atari's featured

Postby viking272 » Thu Jul 17, 2014 11:17 am

dml wrote:Here's the recovered Atari episode with Jaguar, F030 & a short piece on Apex:

http://youtu.be/aLzh9wkQyg0

[edit: fixed the broken url]


Hey Doug, great video, thanks for sharing.
I recall having a crush on Violet at one stage - must of been that cute lisp! :)
Did one of BSS meet her and show her what to do for the demo??

User avatar
dml
Fuji Shaped Bastard
Fuji Shaped Bastard
Posts: 3387
Joined: Sat Jun 30, 2012 9:33 am

Re: Bad Influence - Atari's featured

Postby dml » Thu Jul 17, 2014 11:21 am

viking272 wrote:
dml wrote:Here's the recovered Atari episode with Jaguar, F030 & a short piece on Apex:

http://youtu.be/aLzh9wkQyg0

[edit: fixed the broken url]


Hey Doug, great video, thanks for sharing.
I recall having a crush on Violet at one stage - must of been that cute lisp! :)
Did one of BSS meet her and show her what to do for the demo??


Yes we went to the studio, but I don't remember who was 'driving' the demo for the recording. I think I just showed them how to use it and they had some practice with it and did it themselves after we went home.


Social Media

     

Return to “Website Discussions”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest