Friday, December 2, 2016

Blue Seed: "What? How Strange! A Rival Appears?!" (Talking Anime)

Hello Dwellers and Welcome to the Basement... 

We are of course Talking Anime, and we are continuing our journey through the Blue Seed series with episode eight, "What? How Strange! A Rival Appears?!"

  • Original Airdate: November 23, 1994, English Airdate: November 27, 1999
  • While she is seen in the opening credits, this episode is the debut of Sakura Yamazaki  
  • I really like how the Aragami in this episode tied in perfectly with Momiji having a yearning for Kusanagi, with its desire to be with the one it loves
  • The fact that Yaegashi is the one who secretly signs Momiji up for the idol contest is creepy as all hell
  • Sakura is like the perfect rival for Momiji, as they are total opposites on all things, but their impromptu duet is quite fun

The Romans Part 1 (Tales From The TARDIS)

Hello Dwellers and Welcome to the Basement & Tales From the TARDIS!

On today's episode, we are starting our look at the four part Doctor Who story 'The Romans'!

  • Part 1, The Slave Traders, premiered January 16, 1965, with 13 Million Viewers tuning it
  • Despite the cliff hanger from the Rescue part 2 being used, we don't see what happens when the TARDIS falls off the cliff, the story jumps ahead a month
  • I have a theory that because of how long Marco Polo was, that the production team of Doctor Who figured to just have the TARDIS crew be around an area from the month off camera so the story focuses on building towards everyone getting the Rome
  • Vicki being eager to go off with The Doctor is basically similar to how Susan would've acted
  • There is a lot of verbal comedy, which may be off putting to some viewers, but I think it's there to counter balance some of the darker story elements of the story.

Live From The Basement: Q's Winter Wonderland

Hello Dwellers and Welcome to the Basement...

Today, Star Trek Online began it's annual Winter Wonderland event, a month of fun in the snow and ice, dealing with Assimilated Snowmen, whiny Gingerbread and Ice Fishing for Swedish Fish! 

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Note: I'm aware that during the Ice Fishing portion the frame rate went to hell, not sure why because I've done a lot of Star Trek Online broadcasts, and this is the first time in a while where the frame rate in the broadcast basically fell apart. It does rebound.  


11/18/2019 Grandia

We were back to Grandia tonight, picking up in Luc Village and then continuing all the way up till we got to the Village of Dight. Progress ...