History Film / OverdrawnAtTheMemoryBank

8th Oct '17 12:40:06 PM rwe1138
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* CutLexLuthorACheck: Appolonia mentions that Fingle has an amazing talent with computers. Indeed, considering he managed to do all this with minimal training, one wonders what Fingle would have been able to do if The Chairman decided instead to hire Fingle as a programmer or a security expert (Or other more nefarious Novicorp-sponsored positions that are surely there) and then trained him to do things properly.

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* CutLexLuthorACheck: Appolonia mentions that Fingle has an amazing talent with computers. Indeed, considering he managed to do all this with minimal training, one wonders what Fingle would have been able to do if The Chairman decided instead to hire Fingle as a programmer or a security expert (Or (or other more nefarious Novicorp-sponsored positions that are surely there) and then trained him to do things properly.



* DeusExMachina: The climax, wherein Fingal "interfaces" to defeat the Chairman... none of it is explained or built up at all, so it just comes off as

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* DeusExMachina: The climax, wherein Fingal "interfaces" to defeat the Chairman... none of it is explained or built up at all, so it just comes off as this.
8th Oct '17 12:37:54 PM rwe1138
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1st Sep '17 9:04:05 PM dunicha
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In a future that is only marginally more dystopian than the present, [[AwesomeMcCoolname Aram Fingal]] is a bored programmer working for [[MegaCorp Novicorp]], and earns his superiors' ire by "scrolling up cinemas" at work, particularly ''Film/{{Casablanca}}''. The solution, of course, is "prophylactic rehab," a two-week (or two days, depending on the scene) vacation in which his consciousness is "doppled" into a wild animal at a nature preserve. Under the supervision of Computech Apollonia James, Fingal experiences life as a decrepit old baboon until the animals on the preserve get trashed on fermented fruit and [[HolodeckMalfunction place his temporary body in danger]], prompting him to activate an escape clause.

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In a future that is only marginally more dystopian than the present, [[AwesomeMcCoolname Aram Fingal]] is a bored programmer working for [[MegaCorp Novicorp]], and earns his superiors' ire by "scrolling up cinemas" at work, particularly ''Film/{{Casablanca}}''. The solution, of course, is "prophylactic rehab," a two-week (or two days, depending on the scene) vacation in which his consciousness is "doppled" into a wild animal at a nature preserve. Under the supervision of Computech Apollonia James, Fingal experiences life as a decrepit old baboon until the animals on the preserve get trashed on fermented ripe fruit and [[HolodeckMalfunction place his temporary body in danger]], prompting him to activate an escape clause.
1st Sep '17 8:55:31 PM dunicha
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In a future that is only marginally more dystopian than the present, [[AwesomeMcCoolname Aram Fingal]] is a bored programmer working for [[MegaCorp Novicorp]], and earns his superiors' ire by "scrolling up cinemas" at work, particularly ''Film/{{Casablanca}}''. The solution, of course, is "prophylactic rehab," a two-week (or two days, depending on the scene) vacation in which his consciousness is "doppled" into a wild animal at a nature preserve. Under the supervision of Computech Apollonia James, Fingal experiences life as a decrepit old baboon until the animals on the preserve get trashed on ripe fruit and [[HolodeckMalfunction place his temporary body in danger]], prompting him to activate an escape clause.

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In a future that is only marginally more dystopian than the present, [[AwesomeMcCoolname Aram Fingal]] is a bored programmer working for [[MegaCorp Novicorp]], and earns his superiors' ire by "scrolling up cinemas" at work, particularly ''Film/{{Casablanca}}''. The solution, of course, is "prophylactic rehab," a two-week (or two days, depending on the scene) vacation in which his consciousness is "doppled" into a wild animal at a nature preserve. Under the supervision of Computech Apollonia James, Fingal experiences life as a decrepit old baboon until the animals on the preserve get trashed on ripe fermented fruit and [[HolodeckMalfunction place his temporary body in danger]], prompting him to activate an escape clause.
28th Aug '17 11:00:53 PM PaulA
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InAWorld where oppressive {{MegaCorp}}s rake in billions of ill-earned dollars while treating their [[{{Salaryman}} workers]] like slaves... a Toronto production company decided to adapt one of Creator/JohnVarley's ''Literature/EightWorlds'' short stories into a MadeForTVMovie. Finding financing from New York Creator/{{PBS}} station WNET and [[WTHCastingAgency somehow acquiring]] Creator/RaulJulia as the lead, they unleashed a production called ''[[PunBasedTitle Overdrawn at the Memory Bank]]''. It was the third (and last, due to not being able to get funding for any more) in a series of films by PBS that were adapted from literary works of science fiction. The first two were 1972's ''Between Time and Timbuktu'', an adaptation of several Creator/KurtVonnegut stories, and 1980's ''Literature/TheLatheOfHeaven'', based on the Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin novel of the same title. Both were generally well-received. This film...not so much.

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InAWorld where oppressive {{MegaCorp}}s rake in billions of ill-earned dollars while treating their [[{{Salaryman}} workers]] like slaves... a Toronto production company decided to adapt one of Creator/JohnVarley's ''Literature/EightWorlds'' short stories into a MadeForTVMovie. Finding financing from New York Creator/{{PBS}} station WNET and [[WTHCastingAgency somehow acquiring]] Creator/RaulJulia as the lead, they unleashed a production called ''[[PunBasedTitle Overdrawn at the Memory Bank]]''. It was the third (and last, due to not being able to get funding for any more) in a series of films by PBS that were adapted from literary works of science fiction. The first two were 1972's ''Between Time and Timbuktu'', an adaptation of several Creator/KurtVonnegut stories, and 1980's ''Literature/TheLatheOfHeaven'', based on the Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin novel of the same title. Both were generally well-received. This film...not so much.
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17th Jun '17 10:14:17 AM nombretomado
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InAWorld where oppressive {{MegaCorp}}s rake in billions of ill-earned dollars while treating their [[{{Salaryman}} workers]] like slaves... a Toronto production company decided to adapt one of Creator/JohnVarley's ''Literature/EightWorlds'' short stories into a MadeForTVMovie. Finding financing from New York Creator/{{PBS}} station WNET and [[WTHCastingAgency somehow acquiring]] Creator/RaulJulia as the lead, they unleashed a production called ''[[PunBasedTitle Overdrawn at the Memory Bank]]''. It was the third (and last, due to not being able to get funding for any more) in a series of films by PBS that were adapted from literary works of science fiction. The first two were 1972's ''Between Time and Timbuktu'', an adaptation of several KurtVonnegut stories, and 1980's ''Literature/TheLatheOfHeaven'', based on the Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin novel of the same title. Both were generally well-received. This film...not so much.

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InAWorld where oppressive {{MegaCorp}}s rake in billions of ill-earned dollars while treating their [[{{Salaryman}} workers]] like slaves... a Toronto production company decided to adapt one of Creator/JohnVarley's ''Literature/EightWorlds'' short stories into a MadeForTVMovie. Finding financing from New York Creator/{{PBS}} station WNET and [[WTHCastingAgency somehow acquiring]] Creator/RaulJulia as the lead, they unleashed a production called ''[[PunBasedTitle Overdrawn at the Memory Bank]]''. It was the third (and last, due to not being able to get funding for any more) in a series of films by PBS that were adapted from literary works of science fiction. The first two were 1972's ''Between Time and Timbuktu'', an adaptation of several KurtVonnegut Creator/KurtVonnegut stories, and 1980's ''Literature/TheLatheOfHeaven'', based on the Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin novel of the same title. Both were generally well-received. This film...not so much.
9th May '17 2:32:38 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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** Tooby the "Short-Bus Techie" as he's called, speaks with an odd cadence as if he has a mental problem, at least over the two-way.

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** Tooby the "Short-Bus Techie" as he's called, speaks with an odd cadence as if he has a mental problem, at least over the two-way. He speaks normally in person, but whether the actor was trying to simulate a bad connection over the two-way or simply forgot he was supposed to be reading his lines like that isn't known.
19th Dec '16 7:36:09 PM WiddershinsDaughter
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* ApocalypticLog: Apollonia sees a report describing the danger of a [=CompuTech=] staying in contact with a decaying Identity Cube. The tech is seen staring vacantly into the camera, having had their brain fried.

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* ApocalypticLog: Apollonia sees a report describing the danger of a [=CompuTech=] staying in contact with a decaying Identity Cube. The tech is seen staring vacantly into the camera, having had their brain fried. Or possibly just having drunk a 40-oz. of Steel Reserve.
24th Jul '16 7:11:29 PM Nylsa
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* FollowTheLeader: Amazingly, the film, made in 1984, is far ahead of its time. It would be another 10 plus years before the virtual reality craze began, including films like ''Film/TheMatrix''. It was actually on the recommended films list for the Cyberpunk2020 [=RPG=]. That's what cyberpunk cinema looked like in the eighties.
23rd Jul '16 9:24:10 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* GoMadFromTheIsolation: After what from his perspective are weeks or months stuck with only projections of his own mind for company (and after he gets bored living out his sex fantasies, obviously) Fingle hacks the computer his personality is stored in and starts screwing with the company and entire planet just for something to do.
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