Another episode without Nick… it’s a sad day. That is until you realize that Adam Shaftoe is joining us once again. You may remember him from his guest spot back in June.
For this episode we decided to do the all Machinima, all derivative episode. Machinima, one of YouTube’s well funded channels, is a bit of a nerd haven primarily covering gaming. I suspect their large fan base and solid productions including Mortal Kombat: Legacy were a major part in how Syfy chose them to work with for Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome, and why Microsoft chose them to work with for Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn.
But apparently, even corporate money doesn’t save people from the free and open internet quagmire.
First up we chat Forward Unto Dawn, with a bit of a review of the new game as well. It’s all Adam for this review because I fell into the quagmire by discovering this on my screen while trying to watch the official channel.
Never one to take no for an answer, I continued my search for either the episodes, or an explanation. And what an explanation I found. Now I don’t want to give this lawful neutral internet troll any more attention, so I’m only going to link to the blog I found from another content creator who ran across this guy, but if you want to find more information on either Leak ID or Herve Lemaire a simple Google search tells you more than you want.
** since our recording the copyright claim has been resolved and the episodes are now available once again, for free, on YouTube, as they intended them to be.
Next up, we cover the newest incarnation of Battlestar Galactica by watching Adama’s story, Blood and Chrome. This show is a prequel to the main television series in which we get to see a very young Bill Adama as a fresh recruit into the colonial army fighting the first war against the Cylons.
Do you need to have watched 5 seasons of BSG to fully appreciate this show? How about Caprica? Hard to say. A lot of time was spent on action, and less on explaining. We are thrown into a war we are expected to understand. But man we are given action every time we start to question what the hell is going on, so yay!
Much thanks once again to Adam Shaftoe for his time, his banter and his opinions. You can get more of that on his website Page of Reviews where he covers all things pretty nerdy and fun.
Next episode is the return of Nick! In that episode, we will catch up with him and what he was doing while away, and announce some plans for our 50th episode, and extravaganza!
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