The Dig (1995)

Video Game  |  Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
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Three humans trapped on a distant planet discover its deadly secret which could be their undoing.



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Cast overview:
Commander Boston Low (voice)
Maggie Robbins / Reporter (voice)
Ludger Brink / Cocytan Leader / Borneo Space Observer (voice) (as Steven Blum)
Leilani Jones ...
Cora Miles / Newsperson (voice) (as Leilany Jones Wilmore)
Ken Borden / Reporter (voice)
James Garrett ...
The Creator / Newsperson (voice)


Three astronauts, in an attempt to knock an asteroid out of its collision course with earth, are transported to a dead alien world, uncover an ancient alien machine. The machine transports them to an extinct planet, where strange and mysterious aliens guide them in their search to find a way home, and perhaps save other aliens trapped in an alternate dimension. Written by <>

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Steven Spielberg originally intended the storyline to be an episode of his TV series Amazing Stories (1985). Its production costs would have been too high, so he approached LucasArts in 1989 with the idea of making it a video game instead, being very satisfied with the way Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) had turned out. See more »


Boston Low: [after arming the explosives on the asteroid] This asteroid has a pair of landing lights now, kids. Stick a fork in us, we're done.
Maggie Robbins: Who writes your material, Commander?
Boston Low: I get it all out of the newspapers, Robbins.
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And a special 'uh huh' to Randy Komisar See more »


References Stargate (1994) See more »


Written by Michael Land
Courtesy of LucasArts Entertainment Company
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athmospheric, moody, simply great.
24 May 1999 | by See all my reviews

This is the second best computer adventure I've ever played.

With attractive storyline, moody handdrawn graphics and a supportive soundtrack, it keeps you playing till the end. But it is not an easy game to solve. There's one flaw though: the voice-acting. Robert Patrick sounds rather bored when acting Boston Low.

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