Lincoln, Part 1
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Jimmy Barclay thinks history is one long snooze and that the Imagination Station isn't nearly as exciting as the Zapazoids video game. But when Whit programs the Station to take Jimmy back to 1865, he soon discovers how wrong he is.
There, he meets a tall, elderly gent who teaches him how to hunt squirrels with a sling. The gent, it turns out, is the 16th president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. Jimmy experiences firsthand the last days of the Civil War, including the Battle of Richmond, General Lee's surrender to Grant at Appomattox, and the assassination of Honest Abe. Zappazoids better than the Imagination Station? History boring? Not anymore, according to Jimmy Barclay!
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- Why did Jimmy think history is boring?
- When did the Civil War end? Why was it fought?
- Why did Whit think Lincoln was the greatest president the U.S. has ever had?
- Yet another element of the Imagination Station was introduced in "Lincoln" - a remote control that allows you to "fast forward" through the adventure.
- This was the first time the Imagination Station was used for a historical adventure rather than a Biblical one.
- This Imagination Station features a white button instead of a red one.
QuotesJohn Whittaker: Far be it from me to compare any of my measly inventions to the brilliance of zapizoids.
John Whittaker: Just sit down, and after I close the door, push that white button.
Jimmy Barclay: The one that's flashing?
John Whittaker: That's the one.
Jimmy Barclay: This is worse than free ice cream day at Whit's End.
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