The G7:e1 disc is
meant to run in your favorite internet web browser. Follow these
1. Open your favorite Undefined
Web Browser Software. You do not need to be connected to the
internet to enjoy your G7:e1 disc.
2. From your Undefined
Web Browser Software, find and open the file named:
To do this, use your Browser's
OPEN FILE command, probably found under the FILE menu at the
top of the Browser Window. You may need to select the CD drive
on your computer. Mine is called E: What's yours?
Once you discover how to
tell your Browser to open 1START.html you should be A-OK
to view the entire contents of the G7:e1 The New Bingo
disc. If you have any more trouble, please write!
1. When the G7e1THENEWBINGO
disc icon appears on your desktop, open it, and drag the file
named 1START.html into/onto the icon for your favorite
Undefined Web Browser Software.
::: How did you do all of that
Well, for one thing I'm
a shut-in. People don't cotton to me much, and I can't relate
to them, so I find that I have a lot of time on my hands. With
that time I wield a massive collection of toys, mostly Mego in
nature, and the vast majority are deeply, freakishly altered
in some way or another, or both. It's just what I do, and I've
done it the same way since I was 4 or 5, so I think I'm almost
getting good at it.
Did that answer your question?
::: How come the Megoville
Store's ad on the bottom left of my G7:e1 disc's main
menu is no worky-worky?
Well, truth is, I'm not
really sure. If you know, please write.
My latest theory is that
@!#%$ Internet Explorer rejects the image file for some reason.
The page runs fine here on my eMac, and PCs using Netscape seem
to have no beef whatsoever with displaying the glorious megoville.gif:
Whatever is at the root
of the mysterious missing ad gif, we apologize.
wearesmall.com's Dept. of Hasty Solutions is
happy to offer this simple fix, proven effective in 4 out of
1. Print this page.
2. Carefully cut out the
ad banner for Hulk's MEGO Scale Store (above).
3. Make a tape loop, much
4. Place the loop on the
back of the cut-out, and stick the ad banner for Hulk's MEGO
Scale Store on to your monitor in the proper location.
5. Squint, and enjoy!
::: Are your toys real?
Each and every one of our
toys are very real. Yes, indeed.
:::How did you do all of that
All articulated models are 8 inches tall, wrought of plastic,
and most were produced the by a company called Mego, who
married pop-culture licenses with a generic "reusable"
body to create a vast and curious selection of compatible toy
lines. The faces of the G7 crew lineup include some contemporary
sources, but most were born during the golden era of action figures;
This project fakes as little as possible. It is important that
the heroes and settings appear touchable and whole without depending
on special effects.
I abhor the use of doll
stands for the same reasons I'm against leashes on toddlers;
it is a cheap excuse for patience, and demeaning to both parties.
In the great tradition
of sci-fi, my space backgrounds are painted, support wires are
brushed out here and there, and I Photoshop-in the laser beams
and take other production shortcuts, but my goal is always to
take a good picture and do as little as possible to it. And I
break that rule a lot.
I currently use a Nikon COOLPIX 3100 digital camera, and I have
an eMac. I built the sets from junk and driveway gravel, and
lit everything with flashlights, LEDs, night-lights and other
similarly wee instruments of illumination. I found that toys
light other toys the best.
::: How long did this take
The New Bingo existed for over a year as a rough
but complete pencil stroyboard in a ratty Composition Notebook.
Once in production, e1 took about 7 months to photograph
e2 has existed as a rough but complete pencil stroyboard
for over 2 months now, and I have outlines for adventures through
e9 or there abouts. I took some test shots for
the cover of e2: what do you think? ::: X
::: How come there are
so many funky errors in spelling and other stuff in the Encyclopedia
Galactica BETA version, and stuff.
Mostly, we are morons.
I'd like to blame it all on something other than the dumb in
our heads, but that would compromise other things we value. If
you look at it