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The Flash: Dead or Alive

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We're going over tonight's episode of The Flash, titled 'Dead Or Alive' (Season 3, Episode 11) where a Collector from Earth-19 comes to retrieve HR.

This video does contain spoilers!



Star Trek Online: Gravity Kills - What Works For Me #TeamEmmmmsie,

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The new Star Trek Online Special Task Force mission Gravity Kills can be full of frustration, so here is my guide to try and keep it as easy as possible when chasing Hawking particles.



All power to the engines: If you're going after the Hawking particles, you got to use your speed and piloting skills, avoid engaging the enemy at all costsDon't use full impulse when chasing Hawking Particles, but do use it if you're not under attack to escape from the black holeIf you get sucked into the black hole, hit the button to 'warp jump', otherwise you will need to re-spawnIf you have engine batteries use themSave evasive maneuvers for a speed boost for after you get a Hawking particle, also helps to try and escape black hole.

Gotham: Mad City: The Gentle Art of Making Enemies

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It's Tuesday and we had a new episode of Gotham last night, 'Mad City: The Gentle Art of Making Enemies' (Season 3, Episode 14) and this is of course my review of what went down. There will be spoilers my friends!
Also: Gotham is on hiatus until mid-late April thanks to 24, a show I don't intend to watch



Star Trek Online: The Takedown of Gaul! #TeamEmmmmsie

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Hello Dwellers and Welcome to the Basement... Strap yourselves in as we make the final push against Gaul to end the war with the Vaadwaur!!!


Note the early portion of the stream is a little dicey but it does get better as it goes along! -- Watch live at https://www.twitch.tv/fredcasden





Supergirl: We Can Be Heroes

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We had a brand new episode of Supergirl tonight with 'We Can be Heroes' (Season 2, Episode 10) and of course this is a review of that episode. This video contains heavy spoilers.



The Tzenkethi Front - What Works For Me #TeamEmmmmsie,

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This is not a live stream replay, no it's a gaming video done directly for my pokey little YT channel, a little walk through of The Tzenkethi Front, showing you what works for me


Target the cruisers first, they support the shields of the Tzenkethi ships that carry the bombsIf you get a bomb, put all power to the engines, use your speed to get where you need to as quickly as powerYou can't use full impulse, but you can use engine batteries and evasive maneuvers for speed boosts With careful piloting you can launch the bomb near the Tzenkethi bases without them getting a shot off on your ship (as seen in the video, I took out two myself)

Capaldi Leaving Doctor Who... Here is My Reaction

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Revisit: Tyler Model 005 (Build 1.11, Gameplay Review)

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A while back I took a look at a demo for Tyler Model 005 and I had some time today to take a look at a more recent build... unfortunately this version was a little buggy and was unable to progress far. But the game looks great and the controls are responsive





Doctor Who: The Space Museum Part 2

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On this edition of Tales From The TARDIS, we're looking at part two of the Doctor Who story 'The Space Museum' titled 'The Dimensions of Time' and see why The Space Museum isn't considered memorable beyond one great moment in this episode involving a Dalek.




Time and Relative Dimensions
Doctor Who The Space Museum Part 2 “The Dimensions of Time” Original Air Date: May 1, 1965 Viewers: 9.2 Millions (Down 1.3 Million from previous week)
Picking up right from where part 1 ended, The Doctor, Ian, Barbara and Vicki are in the museum and must figure out how to proceed in order to avoid ending up in the cases, do they stay put or try to make it back to the TARDIS, which is what they try to do with Ian taking a ray gun that is on display as a possible way to bluff their way out of trouble… however the museum is very much like a maze with every corridor looking the same. Vicki takes charge in terms of suggesting which way to g…

The Basement Line Up For Week Of 1/30 to 2/5 2017

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Hello Dwellers and Welcome to the Basement...Here is this week's planned line up of content here on my pokey little website and YouTube Channel. Of course I will occasionally jump on Twitch for a live broadcast here and there.

Note: Sometimes things may occur beyond my control that may force a chance, but I do try to stick to my plans as closely as possible 


Monday: Supegirl: "We Can be Heroes"
Monday: Doctor Who: The Space Museum Part 2

Tuesday: Gotham " Mad City - The Art of Making Enemies"
Tuesday: The Flash "Dead or Alive"
Tuesday: Agents of SHIELD "Hot Potato Soup"

Wednesday: Legends of Tomorrow "The Legion Of Doom"
Wednesday: Arrow "Second Chances"

Thursday: Prophet #1 (Comic Book Review)
Thursday: Extreme Ghostbusters: "Darkness At Noon Part Two"

Friday: Doctor Who: The Space Museum Part 3
Friday: Blue Seed Episode 23: "Meeting Again, Starting the Journey, I Won't Give Up!"

Saturday: The Real…

WWE Royal Rumble 2017 Reaction (Includes All My Notes)

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Hello Dwellers and Welcome to the Basement...This as you can tell will be my review and general reactions to things that occurred at the WWE Royal Rumble pay-per-view held on January 29, 2017






RING THE BELL
The following is my notes that I took during the matches as well as any talking points I wanted to bring up in the video version.
Match 1 Becky Lynch, Naomi & Nikki Bella vs Alexa Bliss, Natalya & Mickie James -Alexa Bliss is the reigning SmackDown Women’s Champion -Match started at 5:37 EST -Standard six-person tag, starts with the faces on top in the early going before the heels took over after commercial break -Becky played babyface in peril following being thrown into ring side barrier by Mickie James -Hot Tag was given to Naomi, match broke down into the series of big moves until it game down to Naomi & Alexa 1 on 1 -Naomi pinned Alexa Bliss following a split-legged moonsault -Match ended at 5:47 PM EST -Cool spot: a triple vertical supelx from Becky, Naomi & Nikki to th…

Blue Seed Episode 22: "Sadness, Fate, Momiji Kushinada"

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Today we're going over episode 22 of the Anime 'Blue Seed', this episode is titled "Sadness, Fate, Momiji Kushinada" and showed how the government was going to respond to the aragami planet growth





PLANTED SEEDS
Blue Seed Episode 21 "Sadness, Fate, Momiji Kushinada!" Original Air Date: February 22, 1995 English Air Date: January 15, 2000

The moon’s orbit has changed, Tokyo and other major cities in Japan have been turned into real urban jungles with all of the Aragami plants

The Prime Minister orders for Momiji to be sacrificed and the TAC to be dissolved, this could be seen as a result of Matusdara’s solutions to previous Aragami encounters not working against the plants or because Mr. Kunikda, Ryoko & Koume go rouge to rescue Momiji

Momiji is surprisingly okay with being sacrificed, cause she figures Kusanagi will either save her or she’ll get revenge for his death. This leads to Ryoko slapping some sense into M…

NXT Takeover San Antonio Reaction

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Tonight was NXT Takeover San Antonio, and of course this is my reaction to the five match card that was totally 'okay'.


RING THE BELL
Tye Dillinger vs Eric Young
-Young had Sanity come out with him, Young told Tye it was his last chance to join the group
-Tye picks up Young's jacket, tosses it at him and opens the match with punches
-Solid match, Young is what he is, solid but bland as hell, while Tye continues to be the workhorse
-Young's Sanity associates did get involved in the match, and the distractions nearly resulted in EY get winning and prevented him from taking a loss following a Tye-breaker
-Eric Young got the win with the overly complicated, stupid as hell looking hotshot-wheelbarrow neckbreaker

Andrade Almas vs Roderick Strong

-Since turning heel, Almas has been fairly decent, Strong is yet another 'indy darling' signed by Triple H due to NXT's failure to develop male stars in the past two years
-Match felt v…

Going Though My Rolling Stones Album Collection

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I wanted to bring back Jukebox Corner... and so what better way to do it than by going through some of the albums in my collection... namely the ones by The Rolling Stones!



Random Game Night! #TeamEmmmmsie

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Tonight did a long live stream that saw me playing various games

WWE 2K16 to start with but due to frame rate issues, abandoned, then it's off to Wonder Boy in Monster Land, Sonic 2 and a mod for Street of Rage II featuring the blue blur himself... And we wrap up the night with Star Trek Online -- Watch live at https://www.twitch.tv/fredcasden

Blue Seed: "Goodbye? No Way! Separation with Tears?!"

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Hello Dwellers and Welcome to the Basement, The weekend is here and we're talking a little anime! Today I'm reviewing episode 21 of Blue Seed titled, "Goodbye? No Way! Separation with Tears?!" 



QUICK NOTES

Blue Seed Episode 21 "Goodbye? No Way! Separation with Tears?!" Original Air Date: February 22, 1995 English Air Date: January 15, 2000
There was a full recap of recent episodes is provided at the start of the episode
The Cave of the Sun God is on the land of Momiji’s family
Mr Kunikida knows he has to kill Kaede but doubts he can, and Momiji and Kaede’s mother is also willing to do the same, creating a barrier with her own blood because she was once the Kushinada. Kaede and Susano-O easily break through
Kusangi battles Murakumo throughout the episode and hangs in there fairly well despite being under-powered, even drawing blood on Murakumo, but he ends up being killed by Muarakumo, Momiji actually flies to Kusanagi’s location seeing the final blow as Kusa…

Star Trek Online Season 12!!! #TeamEmmmmsie

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Star Trek Online launched its season 12 content update on January 26, 2017, and I did a live broadcast going through the new mission (twice, once Fed and once Romulan), the new STFs and revisit Echoes of Light! This was a long, fun night :D -- Watch live at https://www.twitch.tv/fredcasden


Doctor Who: The Space Museum Part 1

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Hello Dwellers and Welcome to the Basement...Today we start our look at the four part Doctor Who story 'The Space Museum' with our look at part one of the story which is also called 'The Space Museum'! 



TIME AND RELATIVE DIMENSION
Doctor Who The Space Museum Part 1: ‘The Space Museum’ Original Air Date: April 24, 1965 Viewers: 10.5 Million (Up 1 Million from previous week)

Notes: This episode is one where we see all four members of the TARDIS crew work together for an extended period of time
The ‘time and relativity’ portion of Doctor Who is partially explained when The TARDIS jumps a time track, allowing everyone to roam around without being scene because that are not in ‘time’ with everything around them for they arrived earlier than they were supposed too.
We are reminded that Vicki is from the future, 300 after The Dalek Invasion of Earth and she has a grasp of temporal mechanics
For a comparison of the ‘out of time phase’ aspect of this episode, check out the Star…

Star Trek Deep Space Nine: The Visitor

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Hello Dwellers and Welcome to the Basement... We're back with another installment of Treks & Voyages, this time around it's 'The Visitor' From Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (Season 4, Episode 2)


WHAT'S ON THE TITLE CARD

Rather pleased with how this turned out to try and capture the essence of the episode in a single image. I may not be able to draw well, but give me a source of images and I can put something together

Ms. Tree (Trade paperback)

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Last year I took a look at a Ms. Tree comic, and since then I came across a rather unique trade paperback collection that collects three of the comic's major storylines from 1985!




The Mystery Of Ms. Tree
Ms. Tree Published Date: July 1988 Publisher: Paperjacks (listed as part of Bogie’s Mystery)

Last year I reviewed a copy of Ms. Tree issue #26, and I had a great exchange with Deni Loubert and the history of her company Renegade Press which continued to published the comic book series after her split with Dave Sims. However during the run an prior to the closure of Renegade Press… A Ms. Tree trade paperback collection was released through Paperjacks, a publisher based out of Canada

I have found very little on the publisher itself, other than it was around at least twice, one from 1974 to 1977, and then again from 1980 to 1988, and it has an online reputation for having some rather ugly covers. And that this little paperback is the only comic li…