Saturday, July 22, 2023

Crossover TV Episode: Game


In this episode of Endeavour set in July 1967, novelist Kent Finn tells Constable Morse he went to Lowlands. The computer JASON’s program is written in Forbin 66. WPC Shirley Trewlove identifies a chess move as the Kronsteen variation of the Queen’s Gambit Declined. Lowlands University is from the TV series A Very Peculiar Practice. The Forbin 66 programming language must be named after Dr. Charles Forbin, the creator of the titular supercomputer from the movie Colossus: The Forbin Project. In Ian Fleming’s James Bond novel From Russia, with Love, Kronsteen is a SMERSH agent and chess champion who “had introduced a brilliant twist into the Meran Variation of the Queen’s Gambit Declined.” 

This episode is among the hundreds of crossovers covered in my book Crossovers Expanded: A Secret Chronology of the World Volume 3, to be published by Meteor House! All three volumes are AUTHORIZED companions to Win Scott Eckert's Crossovers: A Secret Chronology of the World Volumes 1 and 2!

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