|Cooler URL: Johnny-Five.com
|I will be
working with Chris "OverdriveZ" Chénier,
owner of the famous http://shortcircuit.simplenet.com, the site that tops all the search
engines, in order to bring you the ultimate page
dedicated to Johnny Five. We will combine our
sites and talents into one mega-site, http://johnny-five.com. There, you will learn everything you
could possibly want to know about this great
character and the movies. Prepare to be
|Short Circuit, The Game
searching Ebay for Short
Circuit related items, I found someone selling a
Short Circuit game for the Commodore 64. Why have
I never heard of such a thing before? Have you?
It's news to me. News of it seems to have even
skipped over the film's writers back in 1987 when
game company Ocean released it. Writer S. S.
Wilson mentioned that Short Circuit never made it
to any toys or games, but here it is. This is a
very rare item. Unfortunately, you can't buy this
game anymore unless you are lucky to run into
someone like Paul who's
selling it on Ebay. The box cover scan below also
comes to you courtesy of Paul.
I found out that you can
download this game on the internet and play it on
your PC with a Commodore 64 emulation program,
but I also contacted Infogrames, now owner of the defunct Ocean, on the
legality of downloading it. "It is NOT legal
to download this game," they said. At least
not for now. They're thinking about ways to
distribute these games themselves so that they
get compensation. Be warned if you find this game
on the internet, the copyright still holds.
|I just got
my copy of the special edition DVD! It's awesome.
Here is a shot from the DVD. Buy it and see
Short Circuit the way it was meant to be seen!
I'll post a review about it soon, but for now,
I'll be watching it over and over and . . .
|Johnny Five In Star Trek
Voyager, Kind Of
makes a subtle appearance some 12 years after his
last "role." This time, it's just his
arm on a table. I was watching Star Trek Voyager
on FOX last night and my eyes lit up when I
caught a glimpse of something odd lying on a
table. "Hey, what's that?" I thought.
"It looks kind of familiar. Holy cow, that's
JOHNNY'S arm!" Does Eric Allard work for
Paramount now or did he let Paramount rummage
through his studio for props in this episode?
More likely, Paramount requested it specifically
for this episode to see if fans would catch on.
This episode featured sentient robot beings, so,
there's your connection. To find Johnny Five's
arm, pay attention to the scenes where B'Elanna
is working on the robots' prototype. Look at
what's on the table she's working on. Cool, huh?
I caught another easter egg in this episode too.
B'Elanna says, "I need to check its flux
capacitance." For you Back to the Future
fans she's, of course, referring to the flux
capacitor; The thing that makes time travel
possible in Doc's time machine. This episode
might be riddled with more easter eggs.
Unfortunately, I missed half the episode. I'm
going to get it when it comes out on video. For
more information about the episode check out this link.
It's episode #29 and it's called "Prototype."
|I breathed the same air as
|I knew I had
these pictures somewhere! I just found them and
thought I would share them. They show me as the
happiest nine-year-old boy on the planet. I'm
standing next to big J at the California
Museum of Science and Industry (now the California Science Center) in
Los Angeles, California. I'm thinking, "If
only I could climb over the glass fence." I
will contact the museum to find out if he is
still there. I doubt he is. If you know where he
is now, please, let me know. I'd like to visit
Johnny Five again!
These photos aren't the best
quality, I know, but what do you expect. They're
12 years old!
|"Johnny Five Is STILL Alive!"
will be dedicated to my favorite movie, "Short
Circuit", and childhood hero, the robot
Johnny Five. It should be online in October. E-mail me if
you want to be notified as soon as the site goes
fully live. Don't forget to bookmark this page!
Fan Movie Scripts
Relevant News Updates
Links to Movie Memorabilia
Downloadable J5 Model
Locations of J5 Robots on Display
Interviews with Movie Staff (if possible)
"Did You Notice?" Movie Goof-ups,
Music and Pictures from the Film (permission
Movie Staff Contact List (permission pending)
Do you have any more ideas?
E-mail me if
you have any fan art, movie scripts, reviews,
poll ideas, or anything else so I can have it
ready for display when this site goes fully live.
Thanks a lot!
|Short Circuit DVD Coming Soon!
Circuit is finally available in a special edition
DVD. The DVD includes the trailer, interviews,
behind-the-scenes and more! You can buy it at Amazon.com and
many other online stores. I've already bought my
copy, of course! Have you? It will start
shipping the 19th of this month so get ready!