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It says it's Commander Keen but it isn't.

Post by Galaxieretter » Sat Dec 01, 2007 19:34

A long while ago (2 years now?) someone found a fake game that had "Commander Keen" in the title. It was "Commander Keen's Trek '95" or some crap like that.

Well... upon doing a Google Product search for "Commander Keen" I found a multitude of GBC cartridges ranging from $1 - $10. All a rip off I say. But google also picked up another interesting product with the name "Commander Keen" in the title that was on Ebay. Unlike Commander Keen's trek of '95 this product did not pass its self off as a game but as an audio CD...

With MP3's on it.

COMMANDER KEEN OLDTIME RADIO SHOWS MP3 CD

Oh... I guess Commander Keen was running a pirate radio station for a while with his Photachyon Transceiver until he was discovered, shut down and sued by the Intergalactical Radio Industry Protection Of Finances Department.

But seriously though, it looks like this person just sells recorded "Old time" radio shows as judging by his store.
I really don't know what to make of this.
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Post by KeenRush » Sat Dec 01, 2007 20:36

:lol

Hmmm, very interesting. I'm sure it has nothing to do with our Commander Keen, but could it be some old radio show they had heard in their youth and invented the name from there, or got it there without realizing it, or perhaps it's just coincidence.
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Post by DaVince » Sun Dec 02, 2007 12:20

DJ CD!! (excuse the Dutch on that page.)
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Post by KeenRush » Sun Dec 02, 2007 12:30

This is getting crazier! :crazy Hehe, what is that!
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Post by Djaser » Sun Dec 02, 2007 12:49

Aaaah, not the bees!

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Post by elecdude33 » Sun Dec 02, 2007 16:08

That's odd, maybe it was the name of a radio show or something. Or they could've just put the words "Commander Keen" in the title just for the hell of it.

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Post by DaVince » Sun Dec 02, 2007 17:47

Haha, it says "Batman", what the hell?
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Post by Sciz CT » Mon Dec 03, 2007 4:04

This isn't the first time Keen has shown up on an unrelated CD. Weird that it's happened more than once, though.

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Post by Shadow Master » Tue Dec 04, 2007 16:19

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Post by Toomuchsparetime » Mon Jan 14, 2008 11:49

There's a crappy we-play-in-bars-coz-we-suck-too-much-to-have-our-own-concerts band here in my city called "Commander Keen". I saw one of their posters on a lamppost one day and it was misspelled "Commandar Keen" and the musicians were represented by South Park characters.

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Post by KeenRush » Mon Jan 14, 2008 14:54

:lol An insult to Keen's name! :dead
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Post by KnuxSpaz » Tue Jan 22, 2008 10:25

Actually, this looks somewhat legit. Check out the episode names: "Commander Keen Dossier On Dumetrius." Googling this yields the following:

DOSSIER ON DUMETRIUS

Series: 223830

Summary: A spy story set in London involving Major Gregory Keen of M.I.5. Suspense thriller radio serial set in contemporary (post-war) London. The dossier on Dumetrius is a document now gathering dust in a silent room...

Contributors: Lawrence H. Cecil (PDR), Lindsay Hardy (SCR).

Cast: Bruce Stewart (Gregory Keen), Frank Waters (Tommy Coutts), Guy Doleman (Dumetrius), Dinah Shearing (Hedy Bergner), Reginald Goldsworthy (Peter Ridgeway), Alan White (Godowski), Ruth Cracknell (Dora).

Label: Grace Gibson

Episode duration: 15 mins

Episodes produced: 104

Notes: Four sequels of the adventures of Major Gregory Keen of M.I.5 were produced: ‘Deadly Nightshade’, ‘Twenty six hours’, ‘Two Roads to Samarra’, ‘The Smell of Terror’.

See:
http://www.nfsa.afc.gov.au/docs/collect ... 0-1970.pdf (Search for "DOSSIER ON DUMETRIUS" or just "KEEN")
http://www.gracegibson.com.au/index.php?o=pro&id=36

However, these describe the character as "Major Keen." Several sites list it as "Commander Keen." Still, simply labelling the disk "Commander Keen" seems like a pretty clear case of keyword baiting.

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Post by Retodon8 » Wed Feb 27, 2008 10:39

I just found commanderkeen.co.uk by accident with Google.
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Post by KeenRush » Wed Feb 27, 2008 10:45

Nice, judging by their MySpace stuff they're cool. I'll buy their album if they ever release one. :)

Edit: Haha, check what picture they have with the 'Zero One MTD Remix'. :D
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Post by Galaxieretter » Wed Feb 27, 2008 18:21

At least we know that they know about the game and it's not just a naming mistake.

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