Thursday, February 11, 2016

17 to 01: Wolf in the Fold


After quite a wait, I've finally got the second of the three "lost" episodes up. Next one is "Mirror, Mirror."

McCoy is a terrible doctor because this universe is broken and also because he's trapped on Game of Thrones planet with Jack the Ripper. As an aside, Derek and I plumb the depths of heterosexuality. 

Lookups: On Risa, they play hoverball. Kosho is a sport played in The Prisoner. The Prisoner is fantastic and you should watch it.

17 to 01 is available on iTunes. It updates Thursdays at 01:00 AM CT and Friday nights at 8:30 PM ET / 7:30 CT. We're also amazingly on Stitcher.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

TRO: 3087 - Durendal

3087 is a Battletech alternate universe where The Jihad never happened. Instead, political fracturing continues in the wake of the technological and military upheavals of the 3050's. Its history is told through the pages and designs of TRO: 3087. With any luck this series will be the last anyone hears about 3087.

Durendal (Block 1)
Overview
In 3068, the Wolf’s Dragoons began making economic and social overtures towards Terra Firma and Capolla. The two worlds were already deep in The Word of Blake fold, but maintained much of their independence. Together, they leveraged their historic cooperation to get as much out of the competing powers as they could.
Just a few years later, The Dragoons assembled a panel of allied worlds to jointly develop the Durendal. Terra Firma and Capolla all but forced their way in, becoming the only panel members formally aligned with the Word of Blake. Within months, they accused The Dragoons of puppetmastering the board to give allies the illusion of control.
Within months, The Dragoons’ stepped down from the panel, which continued for the next decade without creating a BattleMech.
In 3082, Lieutenant Colonel Sharas Karrar was invited to the now-infamous Durendal Panel by representatives from--among other worlds--Terra Firma and Capolla. He cut through the vested interests and mission creep by making the ‘Mech an OmniMech (taking the blame for the associated increases in cost). A strict set of configurations, and percentages for each allowed every world which wanted to sell equipment for the design to do so.
Political arguments about equipment appropriations levels, day one upgrades, and configuration benchmarks still continue, but the Durendal was completed, over budget, under tasked, and generally reviled.

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Big Fat Quiz of 2015

I never realize how much I miss these things until December comes around. Next week it'll be a return to more random internet shit.

Monday, February 08, 2016

Jarnfolk

So I'd never heard about the Jarnfolk before. I was curious about this new faction I'd never heard of. I went to Sarna.net and...


It's just so weird that the entry just ends right there. So strange.

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Top Hits of 2015

I do this every year and I was running a bit late on this one. Enjoy what the youth and others were into in 2015.

My other traditional annual videos are coming up in the next few weeks.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

17 to 01: The Changeling


Spoilers: Scotty dies in this episode. The unusual camera work here is probably because they had to shoot around Nomad. There's a lot of good things in this episode and I wish we could take the best parts of "The Changeling" and The Motion Picture.

So is the mental illness play here work, or is it another contrived reason to have a villain do bad things because "they're crazy"? *cough* Ultron *cough*

Look-ups: Steve Martin did "The Man with Two Brains" and Bruce Campbell did "The Man with the Screaming Brain."

17 to 01 is available on iTunes. It updates Thursdays at 01:00 AM CT and Friday nights at 8:30 PM ET / 9:30 CT. We're also amazingly on Stitcher.