Live on the Scene

Some really great articles on pinball and general reminiscence.

http://www.mcsweeneys.net/links/pinball/

An excerpt…

After you lock two balls in Dr. Who, the game starts to scream at you in a loud and grating voice, some kind of British babbly nonsense about exterminating the doctor in a loud and grating voice. A friend once described the horrible noise the machine makes during this part of the game as sounding like “an ex-girlfriend yelling at you.”

Shooting the balls in the holes helps the doctor destroy stuff, all while the robotic ex-girlfriends yell at you. I think you’re wiping something called a “Dalek” off the face of the Earth. For those of you who aren’t English majors like myself, here’s a quick language lesson: “Dalek” is the word the British use for “screaming robot that sounds like your ex-girlfriend.”

This is how you have fun with Dr. Who pinball: destroy the robot girlfriends.