There was a glitch, by which I mean mistake, in editing, and the Introduction ended up over the top of the start of the episode.
I don’t think anything vital was obscured, but in any case, it’s fixed now.
What’s important is that you all know that it was Craig’s fault.
~ T. Jones
In our Most Canadian of Episodes yet, we are joined by Rob and welcome back John, who appeared on Episode 51.
- A hallowed cultural event is dogged by a deadly curse. Can the Royal Space Canadian Mounted Space Police spare this year’s event?! And what happened to the last dozen?
- An advanced and morally questionable civilization plays a game with entire worlds in the balance.
- A physics defying test of skill and nerve becomes a matter of life and death when the Universe’s rules refuse to stay over-turned.
- Asteroid mining is a difficult, dangerous, lonely, and cold. The games some of the miners play are even darker still.
Contains references to the noble sport of Curling. Described on the show by avowed non-experts as “like Sideways Darts with a Broom” and “a cross between Lawn Bowls and Housework”.
Curling in NZ. People are trying to get purpose-built rink constructed in Auckland, of all places. Go you!
The Chesdale Cheese song and the alleged untruthiness of the “Mike Moore myth”.
Basic rules and physics of Curling a ten minute video. From an American in Alabama, so you know it’s legit.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police or “Mounties”.
The Silver Fern, New Zealand’s unofficial flag.
RPG – Star Thugs by Mark Argyle – there’s a review, though the websites mentioned are a state of disrepair.
The Heralds of Galactus and the Big G-Man himself, one of the more loopy corners of the Marvel cosmic canon. Clear evidence of PC power creep, that.
The Red Dwarf Episode “White Hole” Season 4 Episode 4
Planetes – the anime about the lowly but vital “trash collectors” of Earth’s orbit.
A Big Piece of Garbage – Futurama’s take on space junk.
Jupiter’s Moon, Europa
The Kuiper Belt – cold, dark, and not handy to the shops at all.
John Constantine from the comic Hellblazer
RPG – Paranoia
Portal 2 – Robot Crushing Fun