Mar 29 2015
In years gone by I was a huge fan of the Lucasarts graphical adventure games, including one of their wildest and weirdest ones (natch) called Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders in which you play a group of four adventurous misfits (a tabloid reporter, an archeologist, and two college students who converted their Volkswagon microbus into a space shuttle and traveled to Mars). Just this morning Spadoni Productions, who are known for making short fan films that riff off of the classics released a fan movie based on the video game. It was shot in Italian and overdubbed in English (fair warning) so if the dialogue seems a little off that's why. Here it is:
By the way, if you want to play the original game it's been remade for modern machines so you can buy it from gog.com for Windows XP and later, Mac OSX v10.7.0 or later, and Linux. It doesn't cost much, just $5.99us so it's worth picking up as a fun weekend or travel game.
Just watch out for the two headed squirrel.