Category Archives: development hell

Wonder Woman by William Dozier!! (1967)

William Dozier, the producer AND narrator of the exemplary 1960s TV show ‘Batman’, seemingly had his sights set on nothing less than the complete DC universe filtered through his unique camp lens. Here is the short test reel for a planned TV adaptation (very much in the style of the ‘Batman’ series) of ‘Wonder Woman’;

Sadly, the plan never got farther than that test reel. For more in depth articles on this abortive TV series, check out these links;

http://www.tvobscurities.com/articles/wonder_woman.php

http://www.popcultureaddict.com/television/wonderwomanpilot.htm

http://uk.comics.ign.com/articles/599/599207p1.html

Unseen 64 – detailing the development hell of videogames


Just came across this fantastic website;

http://www.unseen64.net/

that details the changes that videogames undergo before they get to market, if they get to market. It has a great search engine, so say I want to check out Resident Evil, I get all kinds of returns, like Resident Evil 1.5 for the PS1 (see the screenshot above) and the beta for Resident Evil 4, which looked stunning. This site is inspired and fascinating and anyone with even a passing interest in gaming needs to go and check the site out. If you don’t, you’ll never understand the thrill of finding out about the game adaptation of Waterworld for the Sega Saturn that never came to fruition;

or the best title of a game I have heard in a long time – I give you ‘Wet Corpse’, another cancelled Saturn game;

LINKS!!

http://www.unseen64.net

tomsgames.com article on the ‘best games never published’

http://www.compuguy1088.eu.org/2006/06/best-games-never-published.html

Resident Evil – the unreleased Gameboy Color version (1999)

If you look below, you will see some video footage of the unreleased Gameboy Color version of Resident Evil;

There is also a great picture of Chris as he battles the fountain monster in the Mansion – click here

Necropolis has some good stuff on the GBC version

GameBoy color preview of the Resident Evil game at IGN