Regular listeners to the podcast may know that I’m not the biggest video-gamer on the MSP roster, but I have a pretty solid (if somewhat shallower) base in the subject. F’rinstance, I remember back when the “Naked Lara Croft” mod was a buzzword among media watchdogs and geeky horndogs alike, even though she was about as curvy as Jed Clampett’s whittlin’. Still, seeing the new realistic Lara imagery (firmly ensconced in the proverbial Uncanny Valley) is somehow LESS enticing than the old pointy wire frame protuberances of yore. Of course, I also like the old Battlestar Galactica, robot dog and all, and had no problem with Superman’s trunks. (The red helped to set off that enormous field of aquamarine.) It’s hard not to turn into a hipster/curmudgeon sometimes, especially when you’re trying not to be all contrarian about the changes in the Big Two comics universes.
The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always,”misquoted”) knows that time marches on, but still thinks that the old-school pastel push-button Enterprise (no bloody A, B, C or D) is super cool, asking: Given one free pass, what one thing would you revert to an older version, and which version would you choose?