088 – The Lawnmower Man

Tim holds forth excitedly about “the most accurate depiction of virtual reality as a profound concept that is silly in its execution.” Based on the Stephen King lawsuit!

Curious about the student film based on the actual King short story? 

GenXers may remember Nintendo’s failed “virtual reality” console, the Virtual Boy. If you’re unfamiliar and were wondering what the heck we were talking about, you can’t go wrong with the Angry Video Game Nerd’s very funny and profane video on the topic.

“The Sixth Finger” is an Outer Limits episode that appears to share some plot inspiration with Lawnmower Man.

Here’s that Tom the Dancing Bug comic Tim didn’t get a chance to summarize (it parodies “Flowers for Algernon”).

Peter Gabriel’s “Kiss That Frog,” video directed by Brett Leonard
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