Paper Tiger

Television
30 seconds

by Leo L. Schwab
9410.24


Notes

This ad can be produced for almost zero cost.

This was written in 1994, long before the Saturn or the Playstation shipped.


Title card: "A Comparison of Interactive Home Entertainment Systems."
Voice Over
A comparison of interactive home entertainment systems. (beat) This is a 3DO.
Cut to MONTAGE of 3DO titles, lasting four seconds.
Cut to well-photographed still-shot of a PRESS RELEASE from Sony.
Voice Over
This is a Sony PSX. (two beats) This is a 3DO.
Cut to MONTAGE of 3DO titles, lasting four seconds.
Cut to well-photographed still-shot of a PRESS RELEASE from Sega.
Voice Over
This is a Sega Saturn. (two beats) This is a 3DO.
Cut to MONTAGE of 3DO titles, lasting four seconds.
Cut to well-photographed still-shot of a PRESS RELEASE from Nintendo.
Voice Over
This is a Nintendo Ultra-64. (two beats)
Cut to yet another MONTAGE of 3DO titles, covering next VOICE OVER speech:
Voice Over
3DO. The most advanced interactive home entertainment system in the known universe.
Cut to HAPLESS VICTIM sitting at a table before a black background. Subdued lighting. The PRESS RELEASES are haphazardly folded into various forms of paper airplane; the HAPLESS VICTIM is holding one of them. He looks like a man weary of promises endlessly broken or delayed. He experiments briefly with the airplane in his hand, then half-heartedly tosses it out of vision. He looks despondently at the camera. All this happens as the VOICE OVER speaks:
Voice Over
Because you can't play a press release.
Cut to 3DO Compatibility Symbol with tagline, possibly with some jarring percussive sound. Hold. Fade to black.

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