There are billions of stars, millions of planets, but there is only one man, Terrance McDoogal. Welcome to LIU Atlas.
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LIU Atlas - Gravor
The Ludgonian Industrial Union's galaxy contains billions of stars and billions of planets. Unfortunately, most residents of the LIU could only name a handful of these worlds. In order to improve astronomy grades across the LIU, TV2 has started a new program called LIU Atlas. Follow our host, Terrance McDoogal, as he takes you on a tour across the LIU and some of its more obscure worlds.
Note: This episode is presented in full screen. The corresponding dialogue is underneath each photo.
Doog: “Welcome to another episode of LIU Atlas. I'm your host, Terrance "Doog" McDoogal. Today, we are here on the planet Gravor. Gravor, and its system, are located on the outer edges of the galaxy's Gamma spiral. This region was one of the last areas of the galaxy to be absorbed into the LIU. The Gravor system resisted the LIU's expansion into this area, but were swiftly defeated in a devastating war. Although major combat has ended, a small group of locals are still waging a guerilla war to regain their independence."
Doog: "Alright folks, I've been dropped off in one of Gravor's war torn cities. My military escort was supposed to be waiting here for me, but, of course, he is no where to be found. I'm hoping the dead guy behind me isn't my guide."
Doog: "As you can see, the orbital bombings at the beginning of the war have reduced much of the city to ruins. Very little of the city's infrastructure is still intact. After the bombings, the LIU landed a large ground force on the planet to mop up any survivors. Hmmm, what else can I talk about while we wait? Uh, you can see that I am wearing armor for my protection." Rumble Rumble
Doog: "Wait, what's that?"
Cross: "MOVE IN BOYS! GET THAT HOVER TANK OVER HERE! SURROUND THE TARGET!"
Doog: "Please tell me you are the good guys..."
Cross: "You are correct sir. I am Commander Cross, leader of Invasion Regiment #55632, AKA the Red Bandits."
Doog: "What took you so long? I felt like a sitting duck out here."
Cross: "Well soldier, we hoped your presence would draw the enemy out. Unfortunately, we way overestimated your value as a target."
Doog: "Wow, thanks. Nice to meet you too. Well, should we get on with it?"
Cross: "Not yet Doog. As a temporary member of this regiment, I am required to arm you. This here is a basic laser pistol. Are you familiar with how it works?"
Doog: "I'm sure I can figure it out. Let's see..." POP POP
Cross: "SOLDIER! PLEASE TELL ME YOU DID NOT JUST DISCHARGE THAT WEAPON TWO INCHES FROM MY FACE!"
Doog: "Sorry...you just asked if.."
Cross: "GIVE ME THAT!"
Cross: "Here take this instead. There is no way you can hurt any of us with a knife."
Doog: "It's funny you say that. The last time I had a knife I accidentally cut off this guy's hand."
Cross: "You know what, just give that back to me."
Cross: "Here, I found a stick. Take this. Use it wisely."
Doog: "A stick! What are we fighting, piñatas?"
Cross: "Negative, soldier. We are fighting the Viridians, AKA the Greenies."
Cross: "Yes soldier. Look at that advertisement over there. That's the enemy."
Doog: "Ah, I see. They're just like us, but green."
Cross: "THEY ARE NOTHING LIKE US SOLDIER! They resisted joining the Union, and they refused to live by the Red Bandit Code."
Doog: "What's the code?"
Cross: "Money, Property, Emperor, Empire. In that order."
Doog: "How dare they!"
Soldier: "Uh...sir? We have movement over here!"
Cross: "It's a trap!"
Cross: "WEAPONS FREE! WEAPONS FREE! KILL EM ALL!"
Soldier: "Ahh, I've been hit! Wait, that kind of tickled. Their puny ballistic weapons can't penetrate our armor!"
Cross: "GET UP SOLDIER! I DIDN"T GIVE YOU THAT STICK SO YOU COULD LAY ON THE GROUND LIKE A LITTLE SCHOOL GIRL!
Doog: "Nah, I think I'm good down here."
Doog: "Ahh! Commander! I think I've been hit! Everything is going black!"
Cross: "Negative, soldier! I've ordered in an air strike on this position. The Orbital Bombers are eclipsing the sun. NOW GET UP! WE HAVE TO RUN!"
Doog: "Well folks, this could be the end! Orbital Bombers are bombing the entire block!"
Cross: "Don't be a baby! These are precision bombs. They're not even that close!"
Doog: "Well folks, I survived my first military encounter here on this show."
Cross: "It's too bad your dignity didn't survive soldier. I've never seen a grown man cry like that."
Doog: "What! I wasn't crying! That was the fire making my eyes water. Yeah that's it."
Cross: "Was the fire making you call out for your mommy too?"
Doog: "Uh... let's move on. Where are we now?"
Cross: "Well soldier, we've managed to capture a large area of the city. We've constructed large walls around this section to keep it safe from combatants. It is known as the Red Zone. This is one of the few entrances into the safe zone."
Cross: "Soldiers with scanners and bomb sniffing dogs insure that no enemies sneak any weapons inside."
Doog: "Can bomb sniffing dogs smell drugs too?"
Cross: "Negative, only explosives."
Doog: "Whew. Ok, shall we head inside then?"
Cross: "As you can see, the Red Zone is an oasis of peace and beauty in this otherwise desolate planet. The building behind us is one of the military dorms. I'm going to get some rest so I can get back out there and do some more killing. I'm going to leave you with Gravor's recently installed Governor, Verde Prasinus. Ah, here he comes now."
Doog: "Ah! A Greenie!"
Doog: "Take this traitor!"
Verde: "Oh dear!"
Cross: "SOLDIER! PLEASE TELL ME YOU DID NOT JUST BEAT THE GOVERNOR WITH A STICK! DO I HAVE TO SHOOT YOU? DROP THAT STICK NOW!"
Doog: "Wait! I thought the Greenies were enemies? How is he Governor?"
Cross: "Some of the Greenies have accepted our rule and have integrated into our society. They are known as the Viridian Loyalists. They live here in the Red Zone."
Doog: "Whoops Governor. Sorry about that."
Verde: "Yeah, nice to meet you too."
Cross: "Well, I'm off to bed. I'll see you girls later."
Doog: "So you're a loyalist huh?"
Verde: "Yes Doog. Many of us realized early in the conflict that resisting the LIU wasn't in our best interests, and we surrendered. By the way, our interests are remaining alive."
Doog: "I see. So what kind of economy do you guys have?"
Verde: "The LIU lists Gravor as an industrial world, but that's not really true. The wide scale bombings at the start of the war destroyed our entire industrial sector."
Doog: "So if that's not true, what is your actual economy?"
Verde: "I'm not supposed to discuss it on camera."
Doog: "Uh...here, I turned the camera off. Everything you say is off the record."
Verde: "The green light is still on Doog."
Doog: "Just ignore that, it's defective."
Verde: "Are you sure? I'm already the fifth installed Governor this week. I don't want another military coup d'état."
Doog: "Would I ever lie?"
Verde: "Well, OK. Gravor is actually classified as a Propaganda World."
Doog: "A what?"
Verde: "A Propaganda World. The LIU utilizes this planet for propaganda purposes. They use Gravor as a lesson to any other rebellious world. They invite reporters like yourself here to show the LIU's military strength. They make us erect military tributes and cheer for their soldiers. It's then broadcast around the union. For example, we built this monument behind us to honor the LIU's soldiers."
Doog: "Aww, you guys think the soldiers are angels!"
Verde: "Actually, we think they are winged demons of death and destruction that stand on our world and crush it under their massive weight."
Doog: "Or that."
Verde: "We also constructed this monument, known as the Arc of Victory. Every hour, on the hour, the military holds a forty five minute parade through the arch."
Doog: "A parade?"
Verde: "Yes. It's part of the propaganda machine. Images and videos of the marching soldiers are broadcast to rebellious worlds."
Verde: "There are approximately a half million soldiers here on Gravor, but I estimate that only 10% of them are actually involved in combat. The rest are devoted to parades."
Doog: "What happens when the war ends? Won't the economy crash?"
Verde: "The war isn't meant to end Doog. It is meant to be sustained forever. The war could have been ended years ago if the parading soldiers would just be released into combat. The few soldiers that actually see combat are meant to keep the war controlled and out of the Red Zone. They are not there to end it."
Verde: "In addition to propaganda, the LIU also uses Gravor for military testing. New weapons are brought to Gravor and are used against the rebels."
Verde: "Here, we see a new LIU Artillery Rail Gun firing shells into the already decimated city."
Verde: "Some non-lethal weapons are tested on Viridian Loyalists, like this mind control device."
Doog: "Mind control?"
Verde: "Yes, the subjects' minds are placed in a hypnotic state by the swirling disc. They are then fed instructions and propaganda through the loud speaker. It used primarily for the military, but it also has potential in the advertising market."
Doog: "I don't hear anything coming out of the speaker?"
Verde: "Currently, they are only testing the device's hypnotic disc."
Doog: "So they are hypnotized and ready for instructions?"
Verde: "Yes, I believe so."
Doog: "Cool. Hey guys, when you wake from this state, you will give me all your money and call me Lord Master Doog."
Verde: "Doog! Knock it off!"
Doog: "Well folks, Gravor is an interesting place. It appears it is in a never ending war, but the propaganda gathered from said war is helping to save lives across the galaxy. Or something like that. Well see ya next time!"
Verde: "Hey wait, you said the camera was off!"
Loyalists: "Lord Master Doog please take all our money!"
Doog: "You will watch LIU Atlas. Doog is the best."
Amazing! One of the best episodes so far. Your technique is incredible, and I really love the political side of your creations. Have you been ispired by 1984 or something like that? There they have this unending war idea too...
These never let me down! Another brilliant addition to the series. Got to say...LOVE the fire effect!!! Great building and story telling throughout, though. Thanks for keeping the masses entertained yet again!
I like it
November 1, 2010
Doog is the best. I was digging in my Legos while i was reading this and I found a sig figgy of Doog. kinda a creepy. Great episode.
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Superb builds, just like always. Love the statue and creative use of pieces for all the scenes. Do you know where I can get my hands on one of the mind-control mechanisms? I could use a few around here . . . :D