First, there were the Wright brothers. Then came Lindbergh. Then ValuJet. Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the air...


                            A i r p l a n e !
                                2 0 0 2 !

The game! with entirely! too many! exclamation points! (bang!)


"Ladies and gentlemen, as we will be taxiing onto the runway shortly, we would like to ask that you make sure your seatbelts are fastened, your tray tables stowed, and your seatbacks in the upright position as we prepare for takeoff. Flight attendants will be by shortly to pick up any remaining drinks or trash.

"In the interest of your safety, we would like to familiarize you with the safety features of this LB-666 Wide-Body Flying-Wing Passenger Airbus. For security reasons, all Flight Attendants have been well-trained in the martial arts and anti-terrorist tactics, as well as most social graces. Please look to the front of the cabin for a demonstration.

"In the event of cabin depressurization, please remain calm. This aircraft's environmental system will prevent any lack of oxygen. The Flight Attendants should hopefully be able to fix the plane before anyone gets sucked out and definitely before the plane crashes and we all die. Due to its engineering, this entire plane will act as a flotation device in the event of a water 'landing.'

"Shortly after dinner, on the large forward screen, we will show our in-flight movie, which we are pleased to announce is the Grand Opening of Overkill, sponsored by Microsoft and InfoYak, inc.

"We have just received takeoff clearance from Seattle Tower. Flight 069, non-stop to Neo-Tokyo, should last just over five hours, barring bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

"The Captain has illuminated the 'No Smoking' sign. Violators will be hosed."

It was the dawn of the fourth movie in the series. The Overkill Project was a dream given form. Its goal: to provide another tasteless action movie for the masses to enjoy. Its premiere brought diplomats, hustlers, entrepreneurs, and wanderers. Humans and more humans wrapped in 500 tons of flying metal, all alone in the air. It can be a dangerous premiere, but it's our last, best hope for money. The year is 2002. The name of the movie is (Four Times Is) Overkill.

(cue theme song)


Airplane! 2002! is a one-night!, one-room! my god! it's full of Weirdshit! game, written shamelessly by Ken Clary and Chay Casso (and zampolited by Marleigh Norton), to be rerun (this time, with feeling) under the auspices of the MIT Assassin's Guild on November 15th at 6pm, in 54-100 (if we can get it from LSC, somewhere else if we can't), lasting from 5-7 hours. Yes folks, that's a one-night, one-room game, on a Saturday, just 15 nights after Halloween! Uh-oh...

Play the rich, the famous, the powerful, or the well-traveled in a smorgasbord of parody, spies, weirdshit, comedy, schtick, and more, all shoved impolitely into a single airplane cabin. You can even play one of the flight crew! Airplane! 2002! is inspired by Airplane! The Movie and a bunch of other things, including television, film, general pop culture, and even past Assassin games. Do you like your Spies! cold? Your Weirdshit! hot? Or would you rather just have the sushi?
(Fish!)

If you are interested in playing, fill out the following application and email it to airplane-gms@mit.edu. Send any questions, concerns, or comments to the same address. We don't have e-mail parts; however, you can simulate the Airplane! experience by staying at home and watching really bad movies for about 7 hours. We do not endorse these experiences. :)

"Have a nice day. Thank you for flying Trans_American Airlines. We hope you enjoy your flight. And remember, the Airplane! is your friend."