Not much to say besides stating the obvious fact that Planetfall seems like a truly fantastic Infocom game and I'm already loving it. Deeply, passionately and while wearing a particularly silly hat. Only wish I had managed to grab a more luxuriant copy than the Mastertronic re-release. Oh, and having exited that cursed pod a second earlier...
[Update:] Exited the bloody pod in one piece, swam to safety, chatted the parser, explored, despaired in front of locked doors, chuckled and finally succumbed to starvation. Progress!
[Update 2:] Aha! It's all so obvious now. Maps are definitely needed and fun to create, whereas colourful blobs of goo can be eaten. Doors, on the other hand, remain mysteriously locked.
[Update 3:] Finally met Floyd the comedic sidekick robot. What fun! And despite the limited inventory I've already filled up with a variety of mechanical bits, I can positively say I'm enjoying Plantefall. I think I'm about to break a padlock too!
[Update 4:] No more updates.