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Lets Play Star Trek Online - What's Left Behind

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Hello and welcome to the Basement...

This week the mission we're playing is 'What's Left Behind'...

Admiral Tuvok and 'Forever Ensign because there is no way in hell he'd become A' Captain Kim have been going over the strange device that we found on Vaadwaur prime at the end of last week's Mission (Takedown), and so we're going to meet up Voyager to lend a hand.

Before I give my thoughts on the mission itself, I want to point out that story line wise, this mission ties together two episodes of the Star Trek The Next Generation, the first being Conspiracy, from season 1, and Schisms, from season 5. These were two episodes that ended up having an ominous endings that was never followed up on, which allowed for the folks behind Star Trek Online to use these elements to build up on the Iconian mythos of using servant races to do their dirty work. The world building done in this game on concepts that were left to die in the shows is simply fantastic in …

The RAW View - April 25, 2016 - Payback Predictions & More!

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Hello and Welcome to the Basement,


This is the 'RAW View' for the April 25, 2016 episode of WWE's Monday Night RAW. Tonight was the go-home episode before Payback this Sunday, and 'intrigue' was attempted to be raised on a number of fronts so let's get to things that stood out to me.

First the announcement that Vince McMahon will be  making a decision over who is running things on-screen.... if it isn't a brand split or the return of neutral authority figures that try to keep everything fair, then it will be pointless. And don't tell me neutral or baby-face Authority figures don't work, cause they did for the better part of 50 years but they represent the promotion. If the highest on-screen authority figure is a villain then guess how that makes the promotion looks? It makes it look bad, and the WWE has been looking 'bad' for a long time with how it uses the McMahons as VILLAINS instead of folks trying to keep things fair and just within the…