History Trivia / ETTheExtraTerrestrial

17th May '16 10:09:11 AM ryanasaurus0077
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* FranchiseKiller: In addition to being one of the ultimate GenreKillers in entertainment as far as video games go, this game also severely affected the status of Spielberg's classic film, and the ''E.T'' video game is rumored to be the reason why it took MCA/Universal another 6 years before they released ''E.T.'' on home video (it got a later reissue in theaters instead).

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* FranchiseKiller: In addition to being one of the ultimate GenreKillers in entertainment as far as video games go, this game also severely affected the status of Spielberg's classic film, and the ''E.T'' video game is rumored to be the reason why it took MCA/Universal another 6 years before they released ''E.T.'' on home video (it got a later reissue in theaters instead).instead, and then [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes it got pulled entirely for a couple of years]] after that run ended).
21st Mar '16 4:05:02 PM Prfnoff
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* HeyItsThatGuy: The blonde girl Elliot kisses at school will (ten years ''older'', of course) end up JumpingOutOfACake for Creator/StevenSeagal in ''Film/UnderSiege''. Yes, [[MsFanservice that one]].
* HeyItsThatVoice: In the Japanese dub, who was [[TheOtherDarrin dubbed twice]].
** E.T. was voiced by the late voice actress Kazue Takahashi in the first dubbed version and the second dubbed version, he's voiced by both Ako Mayama and Creator/RicaMatsumoto at the same time (who, by sheer coincidence, they will reunite together again, except this time as enemies, as [[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration Aguila Setme and Lilcarla Borgnine respectively]].
** Elliot is Creator/DaisukeNamikawa in the first dubbed version and one of his first roles as a voice actor along [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam0080 Alfred Izuruha]].
*** He also worked in another series that involves alien contact, [[Manga/{{Gantz}} except this time, they DID NOT come in peace]].
** Tyler is Creator/MamoruMiyano in the second dubbed version (Also one of his first roles, and also counts as HilariousInHindsight if you know one of his later roles implies [[Anime/Gundam00AWakeningOfTheTrailblazer fighting against aliens]]).
2nd Mar '16 11:47:23 PM Tonestronaut
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* ObviousBeta: To a certain extent. It's complete and there are no major bugs, but it suffers from a lack of playtesting. A [[http://www.neocomputer.org/projects/et/ third party patch released decades later]] fixes many of the problems.
2nd Mar '16 11:39:27 PM Tonestronaut
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* UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfVideoGames: [[EndOfAnAge Practically ended it]], though that was due more to circumstances. See The Great Video Game Crash of 1983 below.
* UsefulNotes/TheGreatVideoGameCrashOf1983: Considered a cause of it. Even though it was one of the best selling games on the 2600, Atari produced millions more cartridges than were sold, hoping it would drive additional console sales. It didn't.
** It sold well because it was a hotly anticipated ''E.T.'' video game and consumers hadn't been introduced to TheProblemWithLicensedGames yet; quality wasn't even part of the equation then. ''VideoGame/{{Asteroids}}'' and ''VideoGame/PacMan'' were the other titles to join ''E.T.'' in the landfill (even though ''Asteroids'' is considered one of the better titles, it was simply overproduced).
3rd Feb '16 3:21:59 PM MorphinBrony
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* CreatorKiller: This game is often credited for the Great Crash of 1983, which annihilated Atari and Warner Bros.'s value. While [[{{Misblamed}} it didn't singlehandedly cause the Crash,]] it didn't exactly help matters, either. boss Ray Kassar, who had already driven away several programmers that then founded Creator/{{Activision}} and demanded the game's short development timetable, was ousted from his position and he has not been affiliated with the entertainment world at all since 1983. Shortly afterward, Warner sold off Atari, and the classic developer completely lost all of its dominance when Creator/{{Nintendo}}, who broke off their attempted relationship and became a brand-new ArchEnemy, released the NES and ended the crash in 1985, but they were able to hang around for another decade until Atari's inability to recover from the crash culminated in the Atari Jaguar, which finished off the studio.

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* CreatorKiller: This game is often credited for the Great Crash of 1983, which annihilated Atari and Warner Bros.'s value. While [[{{Misblamed}} it didn't singlehandedly cause the Crash,]] it didn't exactly help matters, either. Atari boss Ray Kassar, who had already driven away several programmers that then founded Creator/{{Activision}} and demanded the game's short development timetable, was ousted from his position and he has not been affiliated with the entertainment world at all since 1983. Shortly afterward, Warner sold off Atari, and the classic developer completely lost all of its dominance when Creator/{{Nintendo}}, who broke off their attempted relationship and became a brand-new ArchEnemy, released the NES and ended the crash in 1985, but they were able to hang around for another decade until Atari's inability to recover from the crash culminated in the Atari Jaguar, which finished off the studio.
3rd Feb '16 3:21:11 PM MorphinBrony
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* CreatorKiller: This game led directly to the Great Crash of 1983, which annihilated Atari and Warner Bros.'s value. Atari boss Ray Kassar, who had already driven away several programmers that then founded Creator/{{Activision}} and demanded the game's short development timetable, was ousted from his position and he has not been affiliated with the entertainment world at all since 1983. Shortly afterward, Warner sold off Atari, and the classic developer completely lost all of its dominance when Creator/{{Nintendo}}, who broke off their attempted relationship and became a brand-new ArchEnemy, released the NES and ended the crash in 1985, but they were able to hang around for another decade until Atari's inability to recover from the crash culminated in the Atari Jaguar, which finished off the studio.

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* CreatorKiller: This game led directly to is often credited for the Great Crash of 1983, which annihilated Atari and Warner Bros.'s value. Atari While [[{{Misblamed}} it didn't singlehandedly cause the Crash,]] it didn't exactly help matters, either. boss Ray Kassar, who had already driven away several programmers that then founded Creator/{{Activision}} and demanded the game's short development timetable, was ousted from his position and he has not been affiliated with the entertainment world at all since 1983. Shortly afterward, Warner sold off Atari, and the classic developer completely lost all of its dominance when Creator/{{Nintendo}}, who broke off their attempted relationship and became a brand-new ArchEnemy, released the NES and ended the crash in 1985, but they were able to hang around for another decade until Atari's inability to recover from the crash culminated in the Atari Jaguar, which finished off the studio.
18th Jan '16 2:19:20 AM falcon2484
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* RetroactiveRecognition: Fan of ''Film/TheMonsterSquad'' will recognize Andre Gower ("Sean") in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41PcEEJEQec this TV commercial]] for the game.

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* RetroactiveRecognition: Fan Fans of ''Film/TheMonsterSquad'' will recognize Andre Gower ("Sean") in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41PcEEJEQec this TV commercial]] for the game.
18th Jan '16 2:18:55 AM falcon2484
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* GenreKiller: ''E.T'' is the mascot of the Great Crash of 1983, which not only reduced Atari to a shadow of it's former self for the remainder of the 80s and 90s, but destroyed almost everyone else in the industry, and likely would have sent gaming into a permanent small niche or worse had Nintendo not stepped up.

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* GenreKiller: ''E.T'' is the mascot of the Great Crash of 1983, which not only reduced Atari to a shadow of it's former self for the remainder of the 80s and 90s, but destroyed almost everyone else in the industry, and likely would have sent gaming into a permanent small niche or worse had Nintendo not stepped up.up.
* RetroactiveRecognition: Fan of ''Film/TheMonsterSquad'' will recognize Andre Gower ("Sean") in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41PcEEJEQec this TV commercial]] for the game.
6th Jan '16 2:56:06 PM jameygamer
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* FranchiseKiller: In addition to being one of the ultimate GenreKillers in entertainment as far as video games go, this game also severely affected the status of Spielberg's classic film, and the ''E.T'' video game is rumored to be the reason why it took MCA/Universal another 6 years before they released ''E.T.'' on home video (it got a later reissue instead).

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* FranchiseKiller: In addition to being one of the ultimate GenreKillers in entertainment as far as video games go, this game also severely affected the status of Spielberg's classic film, and the ''E.T'' video game is rumored to be the reason why it took MCA/Universal another 6 years before they released ''E.T.'' on home video (it got a later reissue in theaters instead).
29th Nov '15 1:35:21 AM SunriseWarrior
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** Michael was originally going to lure E.T. into his house using [=M&M's=], but this proposal of ProductPlacement was ''rejected'' by the company's executive, who perceived the movie as having an AudienceAlienatingPremise. Instead, Reese's Pieces were used, and the company that manufactured them sold so many Reese's Pieces that were able to become a major competitor to the company behind [=M&M's=]. [=M&M's=] are still used in the novelization.

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** Michael was originally going to lure E.T. into his house using [=M&M's=], but this proposal of ProductPlacement was ''rejected'' by the company's executive, who perceived the movie as having an AudienceAlienatingPremise. Instead, Reese's Pieces were used, and the company that manufactured them sold so many Reese's Pieces that they were able to become a major competitor to the company behind [=M&M's=]. [=M&M's=] are still used in the novelization.
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