One of the horror genre's "most widely read critics" (Rue Morgue # 68), "an accomplished film journalist" (Comic Buyer's Guide #1535), and the award-winning author of Horror Films of the 1980s (2007), The Rock and Roll Film Encyclopedia (2007) and Horror Films of the 1970s (2002), John Kenneth Muir, presents his blog on film, television and nostalgia, named one of the Top 100 Film Studies Blog on the Net.
Sunday, November 22, 2015
At Flashbak: George Plimpton, Voice of Mattel's Intellivision
Plimpton (1927-2003) was a Renaissance Man in the truest sense of that word. He
was an accomplished athlete, a journalist, a literary critic, a musician and even,
on occasion, a comedian.
my generation probably remembers him best for his spell as TV pitch-man for
in 1980, Plimpton appeared in a series of commercials for the brand new game
system, Atari’s biggest rival, and his name became synonymous with
Intellivision to Gen X kids. He starred
in nearly a dozen such commercials, and in the process compared Atari and
Intellivision head-to-head, preached the value of “Intellivoice,” and even shot
a commercial with E.T.’s buddy, Elliott (actor Henry Thomas)."