Friday, July 31, 2015

The Basket Run: Part 7

Just a quick reminder: Part 8 is where the audio gets better.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

17 to 01: The Devil in the Dark


"Devil in the Dark" feels a bit like "Man Trap," but it gives Spirk a big shot in the arm, gives us the opportunity to discuss the logarithmic scale of aging, and how hard it is for Horta to break into Hollywood.

Derek is still not sold on Shatner's acting.

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.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

TRO 3087: Jenner

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.

Believe it or not, there's actually quite a bit of padding for this; I just forgot to queue things up last week. 


Jenner JR8-12D
Overview
The initial few months of the Diamond Shark mission through the Federated Suns was only marginally successful. The Suns didn’t consider the traveling clanners successful and harbored resentment over their hoarding intelligence from their trip through the Capellan Confederation. The Diamond Sharks considered a significant deal with the Federated Suns as potentially injurious to their next stop; The Federated Hellfire Territories. 
A bar brawl with with a member of the Davion Guards resulted in a formal trial and the Spheroid’s valor in battle earned the respect of the Sharks.
A number of trade deals were formed, but none more important than a refit of the Jenner. Licensed as part of the peace deal from the fighting with the Draconis Combine two years earlier, it had been reviled by AFFS mechwarriors. The redesign had to make a ‘Mech already beloved in The Combine indispensable to the Federated Suns.
The Diamond Sharks provided advanced pulse lasers and some technical tweaks from the Jenner IIC, allowing field testing of the D12 just a few months later.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

17 to 01: A Taste of Armageddon


One of the most iconic episodes. Derek and I spend so long talking about whether Kirk seduces Mea 3 or not. I'm still leaning towards not.

I was thinking Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson.

Also, I want to note that as of today, 17 to 01 is available on iTunes. It updates Thursdays at 0100 hrs and Friday nights at 8:30 PM ET / 9:30 CT. It's starting at "The Cage," so it'll take a while to catch up.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Oh...


Uh, okay. Thanks, France.