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Three humans trapped on a distant planet discover its deadly secret which could be their undoing.

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Sean Clark

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Steven Spielberg (original concept), Sean Clark (concept) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Robert Patrick ... Commander Boston Low (voice)
Mari Weiss ... Maggie Robbins / Reporter (voice)
Steve Blum ... Ludger Brink / Cocytan Leader / Borneo Space Observer (voice) (as Steven Blum)
Leilani Jones Leilani Jones ... Cora Miles / Newsperson (voice) (as Leilany Jones Wilmore)
David Lodge ... Ken Borden / Reporter (voice)
James Garrett James Garrett ... The Creator / Newsperson (voice)
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Storyline

Three astronauts, in an attempt to knock an asteroid out of its collision course with earth, are transported to a dead alien world, uncover an ancient alien machine. The machine transports them to an extinct planet, where strange and mysterious aliens guide them in their search to find a way home, and perhaps save other aliens trapped in an alternate dimension. Written by <hyperk8423@itsnet.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 November 1995 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

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Trivia

Steven Spielberg envisioned the game originally as a hybrid between Forbidden Planet (1956) (a planet full of alien technology from a long-since disappeared civilization) and Сокровища Сьерра-Мадре (1948) (people unable to trust one another because of growing greed and paranoia). In the first version of the game, the action took place on an alien planet far away, there were two playable characters, and the player had to choose the main character. The other would then become an adversary of sorts, as greed, paranoia and mistrust started to drive them apart, although they finally needed to work together to solve puzzles. Even though this version got scrapped and the story went through several different iterations, the alien planet and antagonistic relationship remained part of the finished game. See more »

Quotes

[a large lobster like creatyre blocks Boston's path]
Boston Low: If I go there, it's lunchtime. *His* lunchtime.
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After advertising The Dig Novel and The Dig Novel: Audio Drama, there is a large space, following by "(Yes, really)". See more »

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References Звёздные врата (1994) See more »

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Mission to the Asteroid
Written by Michael Land
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Decent, worth playing
12 January 2001 | by mr_walshSee all my reviews

I liked this game quite a bit; the sounds and artwork created the right mood. I even went out and bought the soundtrack CD. There are some pretty tricky puzzles here, especially when you find those alien devices. It's tough I suppose to make stuff look different than what earth people would build yet make it intuitive as to its function.

One thing I'd improve: too often you want to interact with the other characters, and they say "I'm busy, leave me alone". This was handled much more naturally in other LucasArts games like "Fate of Atlantis" and "Sam and Max".


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