Monday, April 29, 2013

Rebuild of Elmer Studios, year one

It’s been a year of the rebuilt Elmer Studios (or, if you prefer, the sixteenth year all up). Wow. That went by fast.

It was a busy year too; thirty-two MSTings. Of them, which eleven were B-team episodes, fifteen were rebuilds (technically, sixteen were, but one was a rebuild of an unfinished MSTing) and eight were based off franchises that were new to Elmer Studios (nine if you count Transformers Prime on its own). That’s a pretty good run by any standards; true the front-loading of Rebuild of Delta probably accelerated the process somewhat, but the point still stands that it’s been a pretty big and fun year.

(For comparison, thirty-two would have been a good year for the ‘classic’ Elmer Studios. Wow, that says a lot right there and then.)

Monday, April 22, 2013

Episode 232 - Ripple In Time

Episode 232: Ripple in Time

Apparently we can do this now

Time travel is a plot device that is hard to use well, and this Robotech fic exists largely to prove that point. Having decided that they can indeed travel back in time, the Haydonites decide that the best course of action is to go to one specific point for no readily defined reason other than it makes for a decent team up. Fortunately, the Invid Regis can also travel in time, so why she doesn’t use that power to stop centuries of intergalactic conflict form ever occurring is a mystery. Instead she sends out heroes (and by that I mean Communications Officer and some other guys) back to five minutes after when the bad guys went to. Confused? So am I and that’s only the first chapter!

Spoiler: Alex Romero dies.

Riffers: Dan, Rebecca Bartley, Tsuneo Tateo and Rick R. Mortis
Written by: Zogster and Rick R.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Episode 231 - Tech Wars

Episode 231: Tech Wars

And do I creep you out?

In a techno-thriller, a mixture of action, intrigue and romance makes for a powerful story. And Tech Wars delivers that balance in spades. Well, that is if you define "action" as "one-sided beat-downs," "intrigue" as "block exposition" and "romance" as "creepy obsessive staring and stalking." If you don't, then you might not get much out of this fic (not even Shatner) save for some random inappropriately inserted Gundam technology. It's a fic written after extensive research reading other fics, and it shows!

Riffers: Dan, Rebecca Bartley, Tsuneo Tateo and Rick R. Mortis
Written by: Zogster and Rick R.