Episode 235: The Legacy
If the chase scenes in Consider Phlebeas or the hospital hallway battle in Hard Boiled or even the final battle between Superman and Doomsday had stopped for people to list all the plastic toys involved, they would have been so much better for it.
What could be worse then Badfic? How about Badfic of a Badfic? If that thought doesn’t scare you off, then you might just be ready for The Legacy, a fanfic based on the ‘fantastic’ Dark Spiner series. (If it does scare you off, you might as well stop reading now. Trust me, it gets worse). Set an indeterminate and oft-fluctuating time period after the last fic, this one doesn't so much genre shift as it genre lurches drunkenly across the street and falls down in a puddle of its own vomit. What starts as a simple sports story turns into a grim and gritty war drama as armies of Plastic Robot Dinosaurs clash against each other in an epic struggle between two poorly defined powers! New characters are introduced and swiftly forgotten as the day is saved by a random nameless person! Bad guys make ineffectual plans that come to nothing! Siege gets a new origin that doesn't involve dinosaur poop! And some other stuff! I think!
Riffers: Dan, Rebecca Bartley, Tsuneo Tateo and Rick R. Mortis
Written by: Zogster and Rick R.