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Stupendous man
09-01-2001, 04:30 PM
When and why did the "Wizard of Words" become that talking computer character for "AlphaBits"?

samclem
09-01-2001, 08:28 PM
boy, do I hate an orphan thread
I don't have a clue what the wizard looked like and I have never had Alpha Bits in my life, but I will supply what little I could find.

This thread (http://www.imperialcenter.com/topten/ripoff.html) indicates that the wizard was a "blatant ripoff of Obi Wan Kenobi. Whether they mean Sir Alec in his 1977 role, I don't know. But that would indicate it came later than 1977 and possibly was influenced by someone playing an Obi Wan Kenobi role in Star Wars.

Cereal Killers (http://www.eye.net/News/Necro/1993/nec0715.htm), written in 1993, would indicate that the wizard was on the box by 1993.

From here, you're on your own.

DrFidelius
09-01-2001, 08:39 PM
http://www.geocities.com/EnchantedForest/3278/cereal-post3.html

For all answers to Post Alpha-bits characters...

Stupendous man
09-01-2001, 09:28 PM
Wow..
No matter what you want to know, SOMEONE has it online somewhere in the world.
Thanks guys.

samclem
09-01-2001, 09:34 PM
No matter what you want to know, SOMEONE has it online somewhere in the world.

Well, not really.

We're still looking for some answers about mercury poisoning....

::d&r:::