Ron Martinez was one of the most varied and thoughtful of all the interviewees for GET LAMP; years later, I keep finding things he did in the past, which he didn't jump to take credit for in the interview, and which shift in and out of his many biographies available on the internet. In the context of the movie, I was asking him questions around TRANS Fiction Systems, his interactive fiction company/development house and his work with Simon and Schuster - but spend any time looking him up, and things branch out wildly: author of multiple books, including a multiple-branching book, writer for Heavy Metal magazine, creator of 10six (one of the big 1990s MMORPGs), and of course, computer game after computer game, including the graphic adventure version of Arthur C. Clarke's Rendezvous with Rama and a host of others.
In all this, he has maintained a very focused and direct awareness of the unique aspects of interactive fiction, of gaming, and what it all might mean - he gets among the most screen time in GET LAMP and the bonus features, bringing the weight and knowledge the movie depends on.
Please note: Like all interviews in this collection, this is a compilation of clips from an extended interview session, and as a result, there is occasionally overlap of clips, where the subject says the same thing twice. This happens very early in this video and could give the misleading impression something was wrong with the compilation.