Overdrawn at the Memory Bank (1983) (part 2 of 12)

A “jet engine” noise is heard as we swoop through some black and white grids, until finally we’re confronted with a glittering cube, which is inside another cube, and it has red rays shooting off of it. And in the center of it all is a picture of Raul Julia [?]. And if you think this sounds really bizarre, then just try watching it.

Overdrawn at the Memory Bank (1983) (part 2 of 12)

Raul Julia takes the title role in the live-action update of Rubik: The Amazing Cube!

One key is pressed incessantly on a Casio keyboard while “laser” effects squeak and wash on the soundtrack. Above this muddle, there’s a high-pitched riff that makes you think “high-tech”. That is, if you’ve been in a coma since 1983 and are just now waking up. Actually, it makes me think an episode of The Computer Chronicles is about to come on. I’m being gripped by the irresistible urge to grab a can of New Coke and settle down on my couch with an issue of Byte magazine.

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Multi-Part Article: Overdrawn at the Memory Bank (1983)

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