Meanwhile, in the Cluster...
HEY LOOK WHO’S BACK.
Right, so apparently when I said “short delay” I really meant “eight month long hiatus because Morgeil had RL stuff going on involving moving and completely forgot she had this thing started whoops”.
So we’re going to jump right into the second ep now.  Which is written by Christy Marx - who is, by the way, my favorite writer on the whole show.  Oh yes.

HEY LOOK WHO’S BACK.

Right, so apparently when I said “short delay” I really meant “eight month long hiatus because Morgeil had RL stuff going on involving moving and completely forgot she had this thing started whoops”.

So we’re going to jump right into the second ep now.  Which is written by Christy Marx - who is, by the way, my favorite writer on the whole show.  Oh yes.

Short delay

So my laptop went and crapped out on me a week or so after I blogged the first episode.  Currently being fixed by a friend of my brother-in-law.   I’ll start the second episode the moment I get it back in working order.

Sorry for the long delay, I haven’t forgotten about this blog, promise!

Hurrah, Tekla’s not dead!
Graveheart: Then it’s up to us.  Somehow we have to unite our four worlds against the threat of the approaching Beast Planet.
Cryos: Yes.  Four worlds that have been deadly enemies since before the dawn of time.
Graveheart:  Then I guess we better get started.  The enemy draws closer by the minute.
AND SO IT BEGINS.  DUN DUN!

Hurrah, Tekla’s not dead!

Graveheart: Then it’s up to us.  Somehow we have to unite our four worlds against the threat of the approaching Beast Planet.

Cryos: Yes.  Four worlds that have been deadly enemies since before the dawn of time.

Graveheart:  Then I guess we better get started.  The enemy draws closer by the minute.

AND SO IT BEGINS.  DUN DUN!

Graveheart: So remind me, why have you set me free?

Cryos: You could have fled.  And yet you stayed to defend people who, moments before, threatened to destroy you.  My people.

Graveheart:  It was the… right thing to do.  I don’t know who else to explain it.

Cryos: You can count on Ice to be the first to stand by your side.

And so the Alliance is born.

Creepy shit made in a really badass looking laboratory though.

Creepy shit made in a really badass looking laboratory though.

Ice’s nanonites.  Useful, but still creepy shit.

Enter Lady Zera.
Also, I had a friend point out to me that in 1998, this kind of distorted glass shot would probably have been quite difficult to do at the time.  Kudos.

Enter Lady Zera.

Also, I had a friend point out to me that in 1998, this kind of distorted glass shot would probably have been quite difficult to do at the time.  Kudos.

"Look at me, a commoner among kings.  Who would have thought?"

Another excellent line.  And then he passes out.

Also, Rock people apparently don’t bleed.  Nice touch.

Exposition finished, a stray Drone that mysteriously survived Death By Sonic Cannon pops out and takes a potshot at Graveheart.  Tekla intervenes selflessly and is injured.  Naturally.

Tekla: Promise me, man of stone.  Complete my mission, warn the worlds of this system.  Stop the Beast Planet.

Mission accepted!  Also, melodrama.

"But the Beast is a myth, a tale to frighten unruly children."
I’d just like to point out that this little piece of information is never referenced again and promptly forgotten after this episode.

"But the Beast is a myth, a tale to frighten unruly children."

I’d just like to point out that this little piece of information is never referenced again and promptly forgotten after this episode.