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LIU Atlas - Crepus Culum
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 - Crepus Culum


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 Season #3 of LIU Atlas. I'm your host, Terrance "Doog" McDoogal. Today, we are visiting the planet Crepus Culum. Millions of years ago, Crepus Culum fell victim to its star's gravitational pull and stopped rotating. The side of Crepus Culum closest to its star is stuck in a brutally hot, never ending day, while its far side is stuck in a freezing, perpetual night. Only a thin band around the center of the planet, which is trapped in twilight, is habitable. That's where we're headed."




Doog: "Alright folks. I've been dropped off on a landing platform outside Crepus Culum's largest industry, the Wind-Gen Corporation. This facility sits in the habitable zone a few hundred miles from the day side of the planet. Because it is closer to the day side, this particular section of the habitable zone is known as Dawnland. There is a steady warm breeze emanating from the day side."




Doog: "Ah, here comes my guide, the President of Wind-Gen Corp., Dr. Daniel Dewrum. Boy, he sure is tall."
Daniel: "Doog! What are you doing? Get over here by the hand rails!"




Doog: "Geez, settle down. I wasn't even that close to the edge. I know I have a reputation for getting into trouble, but there was no way I was falling off."
Daniel: "No, it's not that. Crepus Culum is one of the windiest planets in this galaxy. The planet has two conflicting hemispheres, one extremely hot and the other extremely cold. The atmosphere tries to achieve thermal equilibrium by transferring heat to the cold side. You could have been blown off the side. Speaking of which, where are your magnetic boots?"
Doog: "Magnetic boots?"
Daniel: "Yeah, they hold your feet onto the platform. Didn't you get my email?"




Doog: "Well, here's the thing, I get millions of fan emails everyday. The important stuff just gets lost."
Daniel: "Really?"
Doog: "No, fine. You're right. It's all spam. A guy clicks on one enlargement ad and his whole email account is ruined for life."
Daniel: "Wow, too much info. Anyway, my email specifically told you to bring some magnetic boots."
Doog: "Do you ever watch this show? I've faced some of the most dangerous conditions this universe has to offer. I think I can handle a little wind..."




Doog: "Ahhh! Daa! I...can...barely...hold...on...Ahhh!"




Daniel: "So what were you saying?"
Doog: "Could I borrow some magnetic boots please?"
Daniel: "That's what I thought. For right now, let's just head inside. There's no wind in there."
Doog: "Sounds good."




Daniel: "The Wind-Gen Corporation utilizes Crepus Culum's powerful winds to generate cheap energy. This renewable source of power can be very profitable, but it needs to be closely monitored. Idle wind turbines translate into idle bank accounts. We monitor the planet's weather and the wind turbines from these two rooms. First, let's visit the Wind Radar Lab."




Daniel: "Here, we closely study the weather conditions on Crepus Culum. After years of study, we were able to find patterns in the weather, and we were able to set up our wind turbines accordingly."




Daniel: "This here is our Digital Storm Tracker. As you can see, massive thunderstorms are created when the warm winds from the day side meet the moist air of Dawnland. These storms contain huge amounts of wind energy."
Doog: "Sweet. This game looks fun. So where do I plug the controller in?"
Daniel: "What? Weren't you listening?"
Doog: "Yeah, yeah, magnetic boots, blah, blah."




Daniel: "It looks like we have two powerful storms approaching zone #8. As, you can see on the screen to your right, the computer has predicted that the wind speeds will be well over two hundred miles per hour during the peak of the storm. Although currently, zone #8 has mild winds of 37 miles per hours coming out of the west."
Doog: "What are the wind speeds coming out of your mouth? Seriously, you've been talking non-stop. I can hardly get a word in. Maybe we could put a turbine on the front of your face."
Daniel: "Maybe we could put a turbine on your ear. Everything I say seems to be whistling right through your head."
Doog: "Ooh. Touché."




Daniel: "In the Wind Power Lab, we monitor our wind turbines. This particular work station is monitoring Turbine Sets A and B. Each set has roughly five hundred turbines. It looks like Set B is running at 100%, but Set A is only running at 97%. It's not perfect, but well within our operating parameters."
Doog: "And, as usual, your face turbine is running at 300%."
Daniel: "What was that? I could barely hear you over the whistling sound."




Daniel: "The turbines are positioned closer to the day side where the storms are their strongest. In order to get there, we'll have to take this tram. We used to fly there, but, well, flying things and strong winds don't mix."




Doog: "What are you doing? Let's get going!"
Daniel: "Sorry, I just can't remember where we put the door in this thing..."




Daniel: "As we get closer to the day side, the forests begin to dwindle. The higher heat and strong winds make it hard for the trees to survive. As you can see, the track is loaded with various weather instruments. These aid in our studies. Its safe to say that Crepus Culum's weather is the most studied in the LIU Galaxy."
Doog: "Speaking of weather, I was wondering whether or not to throw myself off the tram to end your never ending dialogue."
Daniel: "Wait, the train's whistling. We might be coming up on danger, oh wait, that's just your head."
Doog: "Oh, come on! You've used that one to death already."




Daniel: "We've finally arrived at one of our turbines."
Doog: "I can already tell the breeze is much stronger here."
Daniel: "Yes, but it is still quite mild. The storms have yet to arrive, so all we are getting now is an occasional gust. I see you have your magnetic boots on this time."
Doog: "Of course."




Doog: "Holy Kaadu! This gust is powerful! Why aren't my boots working?"
Daniel: "They are working Doog. Your feet are firmly attached to the walkway. In order to keep your upper body upright, you have to flex your stomach muscles. It's sort of like doing a constant sit-up."
Doog: "Is this a bad time to bring the fact that I can't do a sit-up? In fact, the last time I did a sit-up was in the first grade when I miserably failed the Emperor's Fitness Test."
Daniel: "Actually, the wind gust stopped a few seconds ago."
Doog: "Yeah, but I don't have enough muscles to pull myself back an upright position. Just crop me out and go on without me."




Daniel: "Uh, sure. So, like I was saying, this is one of our wind turbines. The wind rotates the turbine which generates electricity. Here, let me pull you up. I don't know if I can stand here much longer with your pelvis thrusting outwards."




Daniel: "There is a small substation outside each turbine. The substation leads to an underground network that links all the turbines. Shall we head inside?"
Doog: "I don't know if that's a good idea. The warning on the door says to wear hard hats. I've found that neglecting to follow warnings usually ends up with me hurting."
Daniel: "What's going to hurt more, bumping your head or getting blown forward? You might be able to touch your toes for the first time."
Doog: "Your mouth wind will prevent that, but just in case, let's head inside."




Daniel: "These underground tunnels give safe passage between the turbines. Workers caught out during a storm can also seek shelter here. If you follow me, there's a charging station about a half mile down the tunnel."
Doog: "Half mile? Carry me..."




Daniel: "Each set of turbines has a small Charging Station like this. The electricity generated by the turbines must be stored or it will go to waste."




Daniel: "Energy cells, like this, are plugged into the charging ports behind us. The electricity is stored inside. It only takes about ten minutes to fully charge a Energy Cell, but they hold enough energy to power a small ship for a week."




Daniel: "The Energy Cells are then boxed up and shipped out across the universe."
Doog: "Can I hold it?"
Daniel: "Yes, but be very careful. If you drop it, and it breaks, we're all dead."




Doog: "You know, I'm not sure I like those odds. I'm just going to sit this baby down and slowly back away."
Daniel: "Be careful! Don't back up too far, you'll bump into the charging..."




Daniel: "...Station."
Doog: "Da...da..do...don't...w-w-worry a-a-about m-m-me... Thankssss, for for the ta-ta-tour."




Doog: "Well folks, minus the electrical shock and the torn abdomen muscles, Crepus Culum wasn't such a bad place. It's an important part of the LIU's energy sector. Well, I'm just going to wait here for my ride. Boy, it sure is breezy out here on the end of the platform. I can't help but to think I'm forgetting something. Oh well, see ya next time."



Note: Doog was later rescued from a tree top two miles away.






Comments

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  December 4, 2012
this stuff is hilarious and perfectly built! awesome!
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  November 19, 2011
awesomeeeee
Ludgonious .
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Kane Sagar
  June 15, 2011
Nice dialouge in this MOC! Really funny too. Great work.
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  June 15, 2011
Wow, great builds! Very,very nice. :)
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  June 15, 2011
Cool series!
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  June 15, 2011
Cool series!
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  June 15, 2011
Wow! that was fantastic!
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  June 15, 2011
hehehe! brilliant! congrats on MOTD! are you still doing these????
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  June 15, 2011
Amazing work!
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  June 15, 2011
As usual, another highly entertaining episode from the master stroy-MOCer! The cheese wedges used for the windmill symbols (left of the percentages) are sheer genius. Oh, and I laughed out loud at the whole mouth windspeed joke, hilarious!
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  June 15, 2011
An oldie, but still a goodie! Congrats on MOTD!
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  June 15, 2011
awesome moc
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  June 15, 2011
CONGRATULATIONS this moc is SUPEEEERRRRR !!!
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  June 15, 2011
nice work! :)
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  June 15, 2011
The bit with the stomach muscles- too funny. Congrats on MOTD!
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  June 15, 2011
wow! thats great!
  June 15, 2011
How did I miss this one!?! Great work -- love the turbines and the charging station too, but that train was simply perfection. I loved the whole workaround about the door, too; sometimes you just don't have time to put a door on the dang thing!
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  June 15, 2011
Good to see you get one of these mate!
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  June 15, 2011
Good to see you get one of these mate!
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  June 15, 2011
beautiful! congrats on MOTD:)
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  June 15, 2011
Well deserved MOTD! The build of the turbine is awesome, and the lighting and photography as great as ever. I was totally blown away by this one!
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  June 15, 2011
Funny and excellently well done. Congratz on MOTD.
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  February 16, 2011
Very nearly up to date..... just a few more episodes then... I have to wait. Bummer. Still, great work.
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  January 15, 2011
i love reading your epicodes there epic aswome
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  January 15, 2011
Fun episode.
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  January 15, 2011
W-tron :-D (pic 3)
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  January 15, 2011
Your sets and story telling are top-drawer.... top.... drawer.
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  January 15, 2011
After you make these LIU Atlas MOCs, do you keep the sets, or tear them down for new episodes?
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  January 14, 2011
What's left to say that I've not already said...just another episode of sheer Lego perfection!
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  January 14, 2011
Looks like you've been plenty busy during my exile. I don't know when I'll have another chance to surf the 'pages and write reviews, so this one will have to cover all the Atlas episodes I've caught up on so far, as well as the ones I haven't gotten to yet: You sir, are probably the only artist on this site who can CONSISTENTLY bring a smile to the lips of this bitter, jaded old Lego geek. Sometimes, I even chuckle! And I desperately need all the chuckles I can get right about now. Stay the course, my friend -- you're doing it just how it should be done.
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  January 14, 2011
An entire collection of impressive locations and equally impressive photography! Your shot selection and your use of light to set mood is quite impressive. The walk through the dimmly lit yellow corodor was a delight. The reflections on the wall and cealing really make the shot. Attack!
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  January 12, 2011
Don't mind me, just catching up on the LIU Atlas episodes I Tivo'd! This was a great ep Your Highness feauturing on of my favourite sci-fi concepts, the hot/cold planet locked in orbit. Those giant wind turbines look ace!
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  January 11, 2011
Totally agree with this guy under me! Great episode!
Ludgonious .
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Captain Blackberry
  January 8, 2011
Great season start!
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  January 8, 2011
awesome, again.^^
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  January 8, 2011
What a great way to kick off the new season. Great jokes and commentary!
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  January 7, 2011
Every new episode is better and funnier. Joke about mouth wind is hilarious.
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  January 6, 2011
Hahaha! That is funny! I like how he's...forgetting something. Keep up the good work!
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  January 6, 2011
Interesting planet, with the whole perpetual twilight thing. Also, I loled at the end =)
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  January 6, 2011
Great start for season 3 ! I love the joke with the emails...
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  January 6, 2011
Legos? Humor? Science? Man, you never relent in presenting the best of the best. Too bad we didn't get to witness the storm . . . nevertheless, the creations are awe-inspiring and unbelievably realistic. You have my regards!
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  January 5, 2011
Humorous, as usual. And a nice amount of science, too.
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  January 5, 2011
Ok, I have officially started to make a hopefully close to exact replica of the super tower, using Lego digital designer. I probably only will make 5-6 floors though. I have found that by studying the pics of the original, I can make a near perfect tower.
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  January 5, 2011
LMAO, great episode, love the windy jokes, I was waiting for the bottom burp jokes but none came. Amazing buildings and set designs as always, look forward to the next.
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  January 5, 2011
Another excellent LIU presentation by the infamous Doog. I do recall reading about ribbon worlds in Isaac Asimov's "Foundation and Empire". A very interesting idea. Bravo!
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  January 5, 2011
Doog sure was in a hurry to avoid paying child support, wasn't he? Season 3 came without any break from Season 2. Not that I'm complaining.
Ludgonious .
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Oli "shroom" Harding
  January 4, 2011
excellent as usual.
 I made it 
  January 4, 2011
Thanks for all the comments!
 I made it 
  January 4, 2011
Quoting Jeffrey Donlon However, I did spot a small overlooked fact: The alien who is monitoring the wind speed computer thingy is wearing shorts! Although not an issue normally, the fact that his skin color (dark gray) and the skin color of the shorts leg pieces (yellow) do not match is rather noticeable. Unless the yellow is supposed to represent a rank or something of that ilk
I never even noticed that leg assembly was meant to be shorts. I just figured it was a yellow stripe. Thanks.
  January 4, 2011
Emporer, can you please send me instructions for one floor of your super tower? You don't seem to respond when I post a comment there. Thanks, and btw great job on the series. Always a good laugh.
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  January 4, 2011
thanks mate.
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  January 4, 2011
Top-notched humor, building, and presentation as usual! Doog did not skip a beat with this new season!
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  January 4, 2011
What a great way to kick off the New Year! The whole build was, as usual, fantastic! However, I did spot a small overlooked fact: The alien who is monitoring the wind speed computer thingy is wearing shorts! Although not an issue normally, the fact that his skin color (dark gray) and the skin color of the shorts leg pieces (yellow) do not match is rather noticeable. Unless the yellow is supposed to represent a rank or something of that ilk. . .eagerly awaiting the next installment! Keep 'em coming!
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  January 4, 2011
i feel that there is no better way to honour your art-universe, but to comment and study it all! but, it s quite arduous since you have such a wonderful heritage, nevertheless, i will by time get up to date, you deserve as much, as your work is fantastic, i only wish you could have saved a core city, or a complex. for this creation, it s very intertaining, and the sets are very convincing, and very beautiful! the concept [as always] is what is drawing me in the most, i love the energy capsule design, i might use it in cybercity in some form or the other, as i intent on pushing my recycling theme further, superb work! excellent!
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  January 4, 2011
Excellent story, trees, generators, turbines, everything is really detailed!!!!! Congratulations
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  January 4, 2011
Wow, short intermission between seasons is what I love most. The build itself however is very well done and clean. I can't even guess how you're coming up with all of these concepts anymore. Good day
Ludgonious .
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wolf parfrey
  January 3, 2011
Brillant! :P
Ludgonious .
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Brendan Dore
  January 3, 2011
The Notre Dame Latin Aid says it's "Crepesculum", not "Crepus Culum". Hmmm... Oh and Mark, it means twilight. Nice MOC BTW.
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  January 3, 2011
Very nice, I really love the wind turbine display and weather radar. Your good use of parts is very prominent in this build.
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  January 3, 2011
Quoting Tom Achronos Emporer, can you please send me instructions for one floor of your super tower? You don't seem to respond when I post a comment there.
Sorry, I tore the tower down three or four years ago. I don't have instructions for it. If I remember correctly, it's two 6x16 plates with bricks built up on each side, nothing really complicated.
Quoting Brendan Dore The Notre Dame Latin Aid says it's "Crepesculum", not "Crepus Culum". Hmmm... Oh and Mark, it means twilight. Nice MOC BTW.
You nailed it. My Oxford Latin Dictionary lists it as Crepusculum, but I broke it into two words.
Quoting USS Pittsburgh NCC-2195 not to sound like a know-it-all, but if a planet stopped rotating, one side would have half the year in sunlight, and half the year in night. this is just a planet rotating in sync with its orbit
You are correct. I didn't quite write that up clearly enough. I should have said that Crepus Culum stopped rotating freely, instead of stopped rotating. It's tidally locked. Oh, well, I'm sure everbody got the point.
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  January 3, 2011
Incredible build again. I don't know where you come up with the incredible ideas and hilarious dialogue, but it's always entertaining. -Sam
  January 3, 2011
Quoting Brendan Dore The Notre Dame Latin Aid says it's "Crepesculum", not "Crepus Culum". Hmmm... Oh and Mark, it means twilight. Nice MOC BTW.
Ah. Thanks for explaining.
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  January 3, 2011
It appears some of your fans want Daniel as a host... I can see the TV2 news now: "He was eventually rejected on the grounds that he was good for something other than hosting a TV show." And since I'm commenting again, I might as well ask what the title means this time... Google translate was quite unhelpful in this respect.
  January 3, 2011
I LOVE THESE SETS! so inspiring. BTW I saw an ad for "Atlas Snow Shoe company" next to my comment preview.
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  January 3, 2011
Where can I get the DVD?
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  January 3, 2011
Yeah Daniel was really funny. You should make him be the co host.
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  January 3, 2011
I really like how you did the computer screens and map charts. Looks like a busy place.
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  January 3, 2011
Another trip into the inner workings of LIU. It seems that Daniel was a good match for old Doogal. Maybe a new co-host the two of them would be great.
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  January 3, 2011
That wind power is a good idea. At least Doog didn't get stuck in that tree like the straw or Bic Pen you often hear about. Be funny if he did but I might not like the new host. Oh well, looking forward to the new show. see ya. garth
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  January 3, 2011
Another great and hilarious post. I really liked the first photo of the Wind Radar Lab and the wind turbine was very nice. I look forward to the next episode!
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  January 3, 2011
not to sound like a know-it-all, but if a planet stopped rotating, one side would have half the year in sunlight, and half the year in night. this is just a planet rotating in sync with its orbit
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  January 3, 2011
Great way to kick off the new season. I laughed the most when Doog was blown off the platform the first time. >Eric
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  January 3, 2011
Really awesome! Loved this episode, especially the story and the shocked Doog! Great start of season #3 looking forward to the rest already... Greets, Jelle
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  January 3, 2011
Great way to kick off Season 3! Brilliant bit of building and some darn funny writing!
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  January 3, 2011
His most resent sit-up was in 1st grade? DARN He's stronger than me! he he he...
  January 3, 2011
Lol. I believe this episode had the most jokes than any other episode in the LIU Atlas show next to Iaceo and the Cesso Rest Station.
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  January 3, 2011
I'll have to remember that line about the wind whistling through his head--Classic! Great builds, should be a great season!
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  January 3, 2011
That was an AWESOME episode man! The builds are just stellar! Loved the wind turbine espcially. Those blades were a real stand out for me. Great stuff and can't wait for the next exciting episode of Atlas! ~ Chris.
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  January 3, 2011
The parts usage is just amazing.. I never would have thought to turn and M-Tron plate upside down to get a "W".. great job. Can't wait for s03e02!
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  January 3, 2011
HA! Blown into a tree two miles away! I wonder what injuries Doog has now...
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  January 3, 2011
The build is stunning and the humour dead-on as always! Great job! Cheers!~Swift
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  January 3, 2011
This is a great start for the third 'season' of these things... great work on all the lettering and the wind displays, and on the turbine.
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  January 3, 2011
HAHA! "Maybe we should put a turbine on your face." Awesome beginning to a new season! As always, you pack in an immense amout of detail in every build/pic. Love the techniques you used for the big fan thingy.
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  January 3, 2011
Quoting Sebeus I Nice, haha, the tram has no door :P was that on purpose or did you notice later and made this joke out of it ?
I noticed it while building it, but was too lazy to add one. I knew someone would point it out eventually, so I figured I'd just beat them to the punch.
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  January 3, 2011
Nice, haha, the tram has no door :P was that on purpose or did you notice later and made this joke out of it ?
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  January 3, 2011
All this is so beautiful and well built! Also hilarious. Of course.
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  January 3, 2011
A season started of great! I'm glad to seee tat Doog will have another funny, although slightly creepy, year. I cannot wait for the next episode.
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  January 3, 2011
Magnificent work again. Very nice built and I really liked the story on this one :) Keep educating us ;)
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  January 3, 2011
Great episode as usual! Looking forward to the next one. Well, if Doog survives without those magnetic boots...
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  January 3, 2011
Wow, two episodes in two days? I thought Christmas was over! You never cease to amaze me with your SNOT lettering and designs. Now, if I can just get my dogs to stop barking at that incessant whistling sound...Thanks again for loaning me Doog, I'm glad you liked it!~H
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  January 3, 2011
Awesome, love the turbine and the charging station a lot, as well as the joke on the tram door. Yout story telling abilities and building skills really take this over the top! ~Cheers
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  January 3, 2011
this is wonderfull the detail is amazing and the planning.WELL DONE!!!!
 
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