Original Pilot

Starcade was envisioned quite differently from the way you see it today -- a series of team competitions with the winner from each team competing against each other for the Grand Prize!
More About the Original Pilot
  • Jeff Prag
    Original Starcade Pilot
    taped: 8/30/1981
Jeff was a lawyer who loved video games. He tried out his local Chuck E. Cheese to be one of the 24 contestants on the original STARCADE! Pilot. Jeff was on the Blue Team, playing Centipede, which was at the time a brand new Atari game. His score after 30 seconds of play was 9.475, second only to the high scorer Randy Nomura, ranking him #2 of 8 playing the game. Not bad for a lawyer.

Jeff won a party for 10 at his local Chuck E. Cheese's Pizza Time Theatre. During the taping, we hosted Jeff, along with all 24 contestants, with accommodations in San Francisco at one of the city's best hotels, sightseeing trips and the transportation costs to get to the city.

In 2005 Jeff checked in, saying "I'm still practicing law (30 years) but I now live in (another California city) ... and am happily married to Kendra Hall."

Great to hear from Jeff, one of the few Starcaders! who was a part of our original vision for the show ... Thank you for helping us make the magic come alive!
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