1578 – The Goonies (1985)

spacetime coordinates: 1980’s “Goon Docks” neighborhood of Astoria, Oregon

The Goonies is a 1985 American adventure comedy film co-produced and directed by Richard Donner  based on a story by executive producer Steven Spielberg.

In the film, a band of kids who live in the “Goon Docks” neighborhood of Astoria, Oregon, attempt to save their homes from foreclosure and in doing so, they discover an old treasure map that takes them on an adventure to unearth the long-lost fortune of One-Eyed Willy, a legendary 17th-century pirate. During the adventure, they are chased by a family of criminals who want the treasure for themselves.

In 2017, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.

Goonies level pack for Lego Dimensions was released on May 9, 2017. The pack includes a Sloth minifigure and constructable Pirate Ship and Skeleton Organ, and unlocks a bonus level that adapts the plot of the film.  (wiki)

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1575 – Lara Croft Go (2015 video game)

Lara Croft Go is a turn-based puzzle video game in the Tomb Raider series.

The player moves Lara Croft as a puzzle piece through a board game while avoiding obstacles and manipulating the environment. The developers distilled major series motifs, such as boulder chases and reaction-based gameplay, to suit Lara Croft Go‘s time-independent gameplay.

Square Enix Montreal developed the game as a spiritual successor to its 2014 Hitman Go, based on another Square Enix franchise. The company released Lara Croft Go in August 2015 for Android, iOS, Windows, and Windows Phone devices. A version for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita was unveiled in November 2016, It was released on Steam on 4 December 2016. (wiki)




SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS (Windows – MINIMUM): OS: Windows 7 / Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU    Q6600  @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.4GHz / Memory: 1 GB RAM / Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 310 / DirectX: Version 11 / Storage: 2 GB available space

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1564 – Mimic (1997)

spacetime coordinates: 1990’s New York City

Mimic is a 1997 American science fiction horror film co-written and directed by Guillermo del Toro based on Donald A. Wollheim‘s short story of the same name, and starring Mira SorvinoJeremy NorthamJosh BrolinCharles S. DuttonGiancarlo Giannini and F. Murray Abraham. The film features Norman Reedus in his Hollywood debut. (wiki)

Originally planned as a single 30-min. short as part of a feature of sci-fi/horror/comedy shorts by Miramax. The other segments also grew into the features Impostor (2001) and Alien Love Triangle (2008).

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1512 – 1917 (2019)

spacetime coordinates: April 1917, the Western Front in northern France

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1917 is a 2019 war film directed, co-written, and produced by Sam Mendes. The film stars George MacKay and Dean-Charles Chapman, with Mark StrongAndrew ScottRichard Madden, Claire Duburcq, Colin Firth and Benedict Cumberbatch in supporting roles.

It is based in part on an account told to Mendes by his paternal grandfather, Alfred Mendes. The film tells the story of two young British soldiers during the First World War who are ordered to deliver a message calling off an attack doomed to fail soon after the German retreat to the Hindenburg Line during Operation Alberich in 1917. (wiki)

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