S2:E11: Star Wars and Atari In The Vertical Blank : Part 1

September 22, 2019

In this two-part series we delve deep into Star Wars (or Star Wars:A New Hope for those who didn’t see the movie in the summer of 1977).  We examine the movie’s affect on us as 70’s kids and how Atari’s 1983 coin-operated “Star Wars: The Arcade Game” finally gave us the chance to be Luke Skywalker.

See the photos from Sept. 26th, 1977 here:

http://www.8bitrocket.com/2019/09/22/s22es2e11-star-wars-and-atari-in-the-vertical-blank-part-1/

References:

-Coin Connection, May 1983

 

-Jed Margolin, Ed Rotberg “First Person Space War Memo” Dec 21, 1979

 http://www.atarigames.com/safestuff/fpswidea.pdf



-Dane Flansburgh former Project Archivist at The Strong

https://www.museumofplay.org/blog/play-stuff/2015/07/star-wars-and-atari-documentation-of-a-classic-arcade-game

 

-Jed Margolin, Atari VAX Email March 7, 1983

 

Mike Halley Interview

http://www.atarigames.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=218:july-1983-mike-hally-interview&catid=14:news-articles&Itemid=5

 

 https://www.jmargolin.com/vmail/Stat82.txt

-Jed Margolin “Unit Vector Math For 3D Graphics”

 https://www.jmargolin.com/uvmath/uvmenu.htm

 

Mike Halley Interview

http://www.atarigames.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=218:july-1983-mike-hally-interview&catid=14:news-articles&Itemid=5



Lucasfilm memo to Atari Star Wars development team

 http://www.atarigames.com/safestuff/lucasstarwars.pdf




- (Internal Atari email, Jan. 31 1984)

https://www.jmargolin.com/vmail/Vax84.txt



-(Internal Atari email response, Feb 1, 1984)

https://www.jmargolin.com/vmail/Vax84.txt

 

-Michael Blanchett, Electronic Fun, Nov. 1983



-Jostik, Nov. 1983 

 

-Bill Kunkel, Electronic Games Magazine, March 1984

 

-Electronic Games, Jan. 1985

 

-Bob Smith on Antic The Atari Podcast #238

http://ataripodcast.libsyn.com/antic-interview-238-bob-smith-video-pinball-imagic-co-founder-sleazy-adventure

 

-Electronic Games, Dec. 1984, Tracie Foreman

 

-Electronic Games, Jan. 1985

Atariprotos.com

http://www.atariprotos.com/2600/software/starwarsarcade/starwarsarcade.htm




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