Ghosts of BBCi
March 28, 2003 12:03 AM   Subscribe

"These Enemies of Humanity would like to claim the world for themselves." No, this is not about either side in the Iraq War, it's part of the opening of Act I of "Ghosts of Albion", a serialized Friday Flash thingy from BBC-interactive, animated by the people who brought us "Dangermouse", and co-written by the actress behind a dead "Buffy" character (I admit it: I got the link from BuffyFilter). The site's got everything from a profile of Lord Byron's Ghost, to (dare I say it?) a Weblog.
But is the "dramatisation" dramatic or scary or funny or worth going back to every week? IMGUO*, it doesn't get off to as good a start as Ep.1 of "Tales of the Blode", but consider the pedigree... Then again, the BBC did bring us both "Monty Python" AND "What Not to Wear"...
* IMGUO: In My Generally Unpopular Opinion
posted by wendell (4 comments total)
So far, I must say I am prefering Dangermouse.
'Neil, stand up!' Fantastic.
posted by asok at 6:27 AM on March 28, 2003

Great post. One of the best since I started coming here.
posted by botono9 at 11:57 AM on March 28, 2003

This is good, I think... I'm a poor dial-up country cousin, and these "Flash thingys" are always a trial for me... I got to where to Tamara says "may we see him now?" and they evidently enter the dark room, then it stopped. Is that the end of episode one? Or is it just my imperfect grasp of virtual reality? Also, after this, when I clicked on the "next" button, I got a message saying "uh-oh. you can only watch this from its original location." Flash. The bain of my existence. Still (in the spirit of feelinglistless, I'm feeling jealous...
posted by taz at 3:55 PM on March 28, 2003

Actually Taz, That's the end of PART ONE of Act One. Personally I think the presentation is sour. They shouldn't have broken it up like that, but Act One is actually revealed in five parts. if you're not looking at it in fullscreen, you should be able to click on the "NEXT" button in the lower right corner and continue the story.
posted by ZachsMind at 7:30 PM on March 28, 2003

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