Alex Clemens' show
  • Alexander Clemens
    SHOW #19 & 63
    taped: 3/10/1983 & 7/27/1983
Alex as a champion has the unique distinction of having been on two STARCADE! shows.  He appeared on show #19 & #63. As one of our best players, he was invited back to play in one of the STARCADE! Invitational shows. Alex had Lady Luck on his side and won the Grand Prize on both shows!

Alex was a 15 year college student when his show aired.  His goal then was to be "mover and shaker" after starting at a ground level position as V.P. of IBM.

After he received a copy of his show (we send one free to every Starcader who checks in), he sent us the following email: "I watched the tape with my girlfriend, and once done being mortified, I laughed my butt off.  (The twelve-pack of beer probably helped...)

"The packaging was such a sweet touch -- I love it.  I can't believe that I won, even though I got pretty much every buzz-in question ABSOLUTELY wrong. (Big moron -- that's me.) ... if you have Robert Dang's (his opponent on Show #19) e-mail address, I'd love it ... because that kid was so poised and cool that I think he deserved to win,  rather than me..." Reason Alex wanted to be on STARCADE!: "I love vid's and I am a budding actor who needs to be discovered." Prizes won: T.I. Home computer, Pooyan Arcade Game, Cobra Phone & RB5X Robot (Alex won it all!!).

When Alex Checked in he wrote: "What a blast from the past...I can't believe there's a website that celebrates STARCADE, and I can't believe I found it.  Here's how odd the world is...I see the news about Yahoo acquiring Google as their search engine; I check out Google and put my name in as a goof: I come up with the story about me and Robert Dang fighting to the finish...holy cow, that was along time ago."

In 2000 Alex was a Community Relations Director for an international provider of high-speed Internet access. He graduated from the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1989, and has worked for four elected officials in San Francisco and Washington DC ... He's a licensed private investigator and, according to him, "a mediocre poker player."

Alex's STARCADE! memory: "I was in nirvana during the show -- what could be better for a video-game playing extrovert?  The auditions were PACKED, with more than a hundred kids showing up for just a few game show spots.  I don't remember exactly what I did to get noticed, but I think it may have involved some limited amount of nudity (just kidding).  I got lucky and won my first show (#19) by the skin of my teeth over the estimable Robert Dang, who nearly kicked my butt.  A Commodore 64 (blast from the past, huh?) provided me with online access to local bulletin boards and a Pooyan console game in my bedroom made me the most popular kid on the block (though nobody, ANYWHERE, had ever heard of Pooyan).

"Months later, I was vacationing in Washington DC with my grandparents, when I got the call that an Invitational show was being taped, and I was invited ... Though saddled with jetlag, I got lucky again and won the whole shebang. I won a robot, the RB-5X, that was supposed to vacuum my house and bring me dinner and so on ... the only thing I ever got it to do with any proficiency was to run into walls and beep plaintively.  I think it was eventually beaten up by neighborhood cats and became too frightened to leave the back of my closet.  I had a great time on Starcade, and I'm glad that the producers are allowing those of us who made the show the opportunity to relive those fifteen minutes of fame."
ALEX CLEMENS' OPPONENT: Robert Dang - Click here to check out his page.
ALEX CLEMENS' GAMES
ALEX CLEMENS' SCORES

60 secounds
TAC SCAN

18,000 Alex Clemens

16,800 Robert Dang

50 secounds
BUCK ROGERS

5,322 Alex Clemens

4,274 Robert Dang

40 secounds
SUPER ZAXXON

4,600 Alex Clemens

3,900 Robert Dang

TOTALS
all games

27,922 Alex Clemens OVERALL WINNER!

24,974 Robert Dang

ALEX CLEMENS' GRAND PRIZE PLAY

30 secounds
STAR TREK -

SCORE TO BEAT: 2,847
SCORED: 10,000+
WINNER? YES!

PLAYING FOR: POOYAN video arcade game

ALEX CLEMENS' INVITATIONAL SHOW #63
Because Alex was the overall winner of his show we invited him back to compete against 3 other Winners. We called these shows Invitationals. Invitationals were formatted differently:
4 contestants - Leo Schwab vs Alex Clemens & Jordan Silber vs Mike Schoenwetter
2 Rounds - 2 contestants in each round
Final Round - winner of each round competing against each other to choose an Overall Winner
ALEX CLEMENS' GAMES INVITATIONAL SHOW #63
ALEX CLEMENS' SCORES INVITATIONAL SHOW #63

30 secounds
ZOO KEEPER

2,280 Alex Clemens

3,020 Leo Schwab

30 secounds
STAR WARS

9,000 Alex Clemens

7,000 Leo Schwab

30 secounds
GYRUSS

8,050+ Alex Clemens

7,700 Mike Schoenwetter

PLAYING FOR: RB5X ROBOT

 

ALEX CLEMENS' PRIZES