Employing hip-hop samples with jazz riffs sung by Jordan Knight, and defensive rhymes by Donnie Wahlberg, "Games" was a dramatic departure from their previously clean cut sound. The song also included shout outs to Donnie's brother Mark Wahlberg and Mark's band The Funky Bunch. The song features a chorus section taken from the movie the wizard of Oz, namely the West witch's soldiers chant: oh ee oh, oh oh.
Feeling the name "New Kids on the Block" was too childish for the group, the band shortened their name to "NKOTB" during the time of the single's release. The song received decent airplay from stations nationwide.
"Games" (the kids get hard mix) – 5:22
"What'cha Gonna Do (About It)" (Arthur Baker remix) – 5:51
"Call It What You Want" (C&C pump it mix) – 5:31
"My Favorite Girl" (remix) – 5:29
"Games (the kids get hard mix extended version) – 5:22
"Games" is the fourth episode of the first season of seaQuest DSV. It originally aired on October 3, 1993.
The seaQuest evacuates an icy prison whose population consists of a warden and his lone prisoner, the biochemist and war criminal Dr. Rubin Zellar. Zellar is (supposedly) being kept cryogenically frozen during transport, while the warden is shown around the ship and begins to get along with Dr. Westphalen.
Crew members soon discover that the body in the stasis chamber is the warden, who was killed by Dr. Zellar. Zellar is captured easily, but escapes and holds the crew hostage with a biological agent he smuggled aboard. He threatens to release the agent unless Captain Bridger and Commander Ford destroy the UEO headquarters at Pearl Harbor.
Meanwhile, Lucas Wolenczak has been trying to access the UEO's files on Zellar, at the request of Bridger. He discovers that Dr. Westphalen's brother was among the many people murdered by Zellar. Bridger and Ford fire the missiles, but since they had removed the warheads earlier, no damage was done. Before they can arrest Zellar, Westphalen walks in, pointing a weapon at Zellar. After exchanging a few words with Zellar she pulls out a vial filled with a liquid and tells him that he deserves to die in the same way that he killed. She throws it on him, but it turns out the liquid was non-toxic.
On 1 November 1956, Bombay State was re-organized under the States Reorganisation Act, absorbing various territories including the Saurashtra and Kutch States, which ceased to exist. Bombay State was split along linguistic lines in 1960, and some princely states which had formerly belonged to this agency became part of Gujarat and others of Maharashtra.
After India gained independence in 1947, Bombay Presidency became part of India, and Sind province became part of Pakistan. The territory retained by India was restructured into Bombay State. It included princely states such as Kolhapur in Deccan, and Baroda and the Dangs in Gujarat, which had been under the political influence of the former Bombay Presidency.
Bombay are a type of short-haired cats developed by breeding sable Burmese and black American Shorthair cats to produce a cat of mostly Burmese type, but with a sleek, tight black coat.
The breed was developed by Nikki Horner, a breeder from Louisville, Kentucky, who, starting in 1958, attempted to create a breed of cat that resembled a miniature black panther. The first attempt was a failure, but the second in 1965, was successful. The breed was officially recognized and registered by the Cat Fanciers' Association in 1970 and The International Cat Association in 1979.
Nikki had the idea of crossing a Burmese with a Black American Shorthair:
"The Shawnee Cattery was established in 1945 and I have worked with a number of breeds including both Burmese and black American Shorthairs. As I looked at these two breeds, I had a vision of what the combination could look like: a black Burmese with copper eyes. I envisioned a cat with the Burmese musculature and the black coat and gold to copper eyes of the American."
Vikram Chandra’s SacredGames (2006), much like the Bombay, Mumbai or Bambai where it’s set, is allowed to sprawl ... In Sacred Games, we see this mythological reference play itself out again and again ... Sacred Games makes the apocalypse imminent ... Co-directed by Anurag Kashyap, some of Sacred Games seems familiar ... But Sacred Games — a tad closer to the bone and to Mumbai — is perhaps more reminiscent of Kashyap’s Black Friday (2007)....
SacredGames, India's first Netflix-original series, has undoubtedly captivated its viewers. Social media is abuzz with the web series - the storyline, acting, production and of course, the authentic depiction of the 'Bombay' of yesteryears. Owing to the rapid popularity Sacred Games has achieved in less than a week since its release, it is no surprise that the 8-episode series has been leaked online....
SacredGames...Jerry saw Bombay from a different perspective." ... Was Bombay boy Vikram Chandra's Sacred Games, published in 2006-a 900-page tome, that in the age before Kindle was impossible to lug around-equally, wholly inspired by the '90s Bombay underworld? Admittedly so ... Exactly 20 years after its release, a relatively fantastical, broadly grim first season of Sacred Games dropped globally, as a fine Netflix fix....
Netflix’s first Indian original series SacredGames has been garnering rave reviews and now, litigation ... This is the copy of the complaint filed against Nawaz, the producers of Sacred Games and Netflix ... ‘Sacred Games’ ... Chandra’s Sacred Games tells the story of Bombay transforming into Mumbai, a time when business, politics, crime and religion came together as an organised force to simultaneously build and destroy this city of dreams....
It is heartening to note that Netflix’s first Indian original, SacredGames adapted from the book, creates the world of Singh, the gangster Ganesh Gaitonde and the city formerly known as Bombay, in much the same manner as the Tibetan monks — patiently, meticulously and indeed very gracefully ...There are many Bombays in this city and it is to the crew’s credit that they bring them alive so evocatively....
With SacredGames, Mumbai — called by its older name Bombay throughout the series — is a magnificent backdrop to a series about police corruption, rampant crime and a mystery revolving around looming destruction that may or may not start with religious factions rising up to destroy the city. Sacred Games co-directors ......
Netflix’s plans for global domination take another step forward on Friday with the release of its first original IndianTV seriesSacredGames... Yet perhaps the biggest challenge Sacred Games faces is whether it can win over domestic audiences closer to home ... With this in mind, Sacred Games has cast instantly recognisable names from the film industry, including director Anurag Kashyap and Bollywood star, Saif Ali Khan....