During the April A-Z Challenge, I’m posting six days a week, following the letters of the alphabet. I will share all the movies, books and games I watched, read and played--all the influences that turned me into the geeky person and writer I am today.
An arcade platform game with the player on an ostrich jousting knights on buzzards, and landing on eggs. This is my absolute favourite of all the arcade games. I got high scores on this one. I was thrilled when it featured in a big way in the brilliant book, Ready Player One (more on that later). World of Warcraft also gave it a nod in the Cataclysm expansion pack.
Jurassic Park (1993): This movie turned geek into mainstream. Who doesn’t love dinosaurs coming back to life?
John Carter (2012): The story is an old one, and, I’d like to think, shaped a lot of today’s science fiction. Disney did a great job bringing this story to life.
Other cool books and movies, though perhaps not as geeky: Any James Bond (1953), Jabberwocky (1977), James and the Giant Peach (1961).
What are some of your ‘J’ favourites?