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LIU Atlas - Panarium
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 - Panarium


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.

Onboard Doog's ship, the Magellan:

Mike: “Doog, buddy, why do you look so somber? We got our old jobs back. We didn’t even get punished!”
Doog: “Not true. I just spoke with the producers. We are being punished severely…”
Mike: “Wait! What? Are we going to prison?”
Doog: “Nope. Even worse…”
Mike: “Noooo…tell me it isn’t so!”
Doog: “Sorry Mike, it’s true. We’re doing a show on an agricultural world.”
Mike: “What did we do to deserve this!”




Doog: “Welcome to Season Four of LIU Atlas. I'm your host, Terrance "Doog" McDoogal. Today, were visiting the planet Panarium. Panarium sits in the barycenter of a binary system. Colpha A and B, two very bright stars, seemingly orbit the planet, bathing it in endless light. In fact, the stars are so bright, we couldn’t image the planet directly. You are seeing a heavily filtered scan from the Almagest Mapping Center.”




Doog: “Panarium has no atmosphere or natural water, and it is constantly bombarded with radiation. How can this desolate place be a agricultural world? Easy, by growing the crops inside huge facilities. One of these facilities has come into view as our ship circles towards the planet’s surface. It appears that large mirrors are reflecting light towards the facility.”




Doog: “Alright. Let’s get this over with. Oh…great. A guy with overalls. What could be more cliché on an agricultural planet?”
Ged: “You must be Doog. Hi, I’m Ged, supervisor of this facility.”
Doog: “Hey Ged. So look, I have to ask. Why build a farm on such a desolate planet? I mean, just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.”
Ged: “Well Doog, Panarium a pretty special place. It receives more sunlight than most of the worlds in the LIU Galaxy. The more sunlight you have, the more crops you can yield. The only real impediment to farming here is the lack of water. We must import all the water we use.”
Doog: “I see. Well, shall we continue.”
Ged: “Sure. Water and light are piped from substations like this to the fields. If you follow me…”
Doog: “Wait! Did you say that you pipe light?”




Ged: “Yep, these pipes use fiber optics and mirrors to direct light from the planet’s surface down to our farms.”
Doog: “Cool, but you know what, lighting pipes is still cooler than piping light.”
Ged: “Uh…sure.”
Doog: “Don’t you get it? You know…lighting pipes? Never mind. Let’s continue.”
Ged: “Sure. Let’s take this elevator to the bottom of field #4.”




Ged: “Welcome to field four, tunnel eight, Doog.”
Doog: “Wow, I can’t even see the top.”
Ged: “Yep. Right now, we’re about five miles below the surface. The tunnel goes all the way to the top.”
Doog: “You’re farming on the walls?”
Ged: “Sure. By growing food on the walls of the tunnels, we maximize the amount of surface area available. The light pipes transfer light to this light tube which distributes it evenly all along the tunnel.”
Doog: “How’s the dirt sticking to the wall?”
Ged: “That’s classified Doog.”
Doog: “It’s classified or you just don’t know?”
Ged: “Uh…let’s move on.”




Ged: “Here on Panarium, we grow various foodstuffs, like fruits, vegetables, and grains. Our farm feeds about 4% of the LIU population, one of the highest percentages in the galaxy.”




Doog: “What’s that?”
Ged: “That’s a LIU Automated Pruner and Picker. These automated robots take care of all the crops and insure maximum yield. They also harvest the food when the time comes. It saves us a lot of time and money, besides its hard for humans to farm sideways.”
Doog: “I can’t argue with that.”




Doog: “Well, is there anything else for us to talk about down here? It’s pretty bright, and I don’t have cool shades like you.”
Ged: “I think that’s it. Shall we…”
APP: “FOREIGN CONTAMINANT DETECTED. CONTAMINANT IS ORGANIC IN NATURE. CONTAMINANT CONTAINS TOO MUCH FATTY TISSUE TO BE PLANT YET THE BRAINWAVES ASSOCIATED WITH ADVANCED LIFE ARE NOT DETECTED. POSSIBLE PEST. BEGINNING QUARANTINE.”
Doog: “Dude, I think your machine is broken.”




Doog: “Wait Ahhhhhh!”
Ged: “Doog! Hold on! I’m so sorry, this has never happened before. We must have set the brainwave detector too high!”




Doog: “What’s happening Ged!?!”
Ged: “Doog, hang on. The APP has dropped you into a compost chute. I’ll be down in a minute.”




Doog: “Well folks, it appears I’ve been thrown away. This organic sludge smells terrible, and its slowly seeping into my underwear.”


Ged: “Doog! Are you ok?”
Doog: “I’m standing waist deep in rotting vegetation. I’m pretty sure I’m not ok.
Ged: “You need to hurry up and get out.”
Doog: “Nah, I’m already in the sludge. We might as well use it on the show. So, tell me about this compost pit.”
Ged: “Doog! We don’t have time!”
Doog: “I have all the time in the world Ged.”
Ged: “Fine! We try not to waste any of our resources. Weeds, plants, and rotten produce are thrown into compost pits, like this. The sludge is used to add nutrients back into the soil. Unfortunately, the natural decay of the vegetation is too slow, so we’ve added squid-like creatures to the pit to speed up the process!”
Doog: “Wait…what was that last part?”




Doog: “Ahhhh!”
Ged: “I told you to get out fast!”




Doog: “Whew, that was close. Well Ged, where are we now?”
Ged: “As you saw in the compost pit, we try to recycle as much of our resources as possible. Here, in this room, we recycle water. Water is in short supply here, and we can’t afford to waste much.”
Doog: “I don’t see any water here Ged.”
Ged: “That’s because the water is in the crops. You see, we can’t afford to ship out the produce with water still inside it. We’d lose valuable water with every shipment. Instead, we bring the crops to large dehydration chambers like this.”




Ged: “It’s dangerous for us to be inside this room for too long, otherwise we might be dehydrated also. Instead, we use robots to manage the chamber. This robot here is wheeling a container of apples deeper into the chamber.”
Doog: “Hey, my pants are already dry!”




Ged: “I had one of the robots leave a fully dehydrated container here for you to see. The food has shriveled up. We lose less water, and the product is much smaller which makes it cheaper to ship. “
Doog: “Hmm, dehydrated plums, don’t mind if I do.”
Ged: “Actually, that’s an eggplant.”




Doog: “Eww…nasty. Well folks, Panarium is a pretty important place. Its advanced technology allows it to feed a large part of the LIU’s population. My crew and I are happy to be back. Hope you are happy to see us too. Until next time, farewell."





Note: Try the Panarium Suntan Chamber on the 15th floor.



Comments

 I like it 
  December 3, 2012
every scene has great atmosphere, and your concepts are superb! love em!!
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  August 16, 2012
The part with the squid was hilarious! I almost fell out o my chair! Always great to see new LIU Atlas episodes. :D
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  July 30, 2012
Gosh, it's good to see the LIU going strong. Nice work Emperor.
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  June 28, 2012
Ahh, it's nice to be able to get my LIU fix again. Let me tell you, the past few months I've been having cravings, like a little kid waiting for the next Harry Potter book. It's good to have you back :)
 I like it 
  June 28, 2012
I'm glad this program is back on :) Nice work mate.
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  June 26, 2012
According to your LIU folder, this is your 40th episode. Dude, you are a machine! Or an animal! Well, you're sure something!
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  June 26, 2012
I think the time off did ya good Luggy! The story was great, the jokes were funny and the builds, as always, were excellent! Great to have ya back man! ~ Chris.
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  June 25, 2012
Back in the saddle, and no drop in quality for the hiatus... hooray for LIU Atlas! And Doog really ought to know by now, throw enough dirt and some always sticks!!
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  June 23, 2012
nice ECO spisode, and as usualy, extremely funny, theres one thing i want to know though, how is the dirt sticking to the walls ???? hehe
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  June 22, 2012
hehe... I bet at least 50% of these are agricultural planets. Ever done a sort of massive power plant-in-space sort of thing?
 I like it 
  June 22, 2012
I just love Atlas!
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  June 22, 2012
DDOOOOOoooooggggg! Yes, good to have you back!
 I like it 
  June 22, 2012
Someone's back in action!
 I like it 
  June 22, 2012
Someone's back in action!
 I like it 
  June 21, 2012
Very nice, as usual! When Doog was in the garbage pit with that monster, I instantly thought of Star Wars, which is always a good thing!
 I like it 
  June 21, 2012
So good! Your break has not diminished the quality at all.
 I like it 
  June 21, 2012
Colorful, lively, detailed and still just as funny. Glad to have you back!
 I like it 
  June 21, 2012
Fantastic as always.
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  June 20, 2012
The vertical flower beds are a great idea! The water tubes are a nifty touch, too. Good to have you back in action, Chief!
 I like it 
  June 20, 2012
Yet another episode to add to the archives! Good job!
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  June 20, 2012
You call that PUNISHMENT???
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  June 20, 2012
Ha ha! I like the part about the compost chamber and the squid-like creature!
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  June 20, 2012
Great work!
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  June 20, 2012
What awesome builds! I'll be honest I'm not much of a story reader, the pictures alone kept me entertained! Great work!
  June 20, 2012
There's nothing like a good, dehydrated egg plant! Nice episode, keep 'em coming!
  June 20, 2012
great to see your back and active but none the less its a great creation
 I like it 
  June 20, 2012
awesome episode
 I like it 
  June 20, 2012
Amazing! Great job!
 I like it 
  June 20, 2012
Great as usual, just like back in those times - glad you're back. There hasn't been a new LIU episode for one and a half year, I was starting to fear you weren't planning to come back.. but then a surprise showed up, heh.
 I like it 
  June 20, 2012
Awesome! Another great episode. Love the parts usage on the light pipes. My day is always better with a bit of Doog. ~cheers
 I like it 
  June 20, 2012
Thank you! This day just keeps getting better!
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  June 20, 2012
Hilarious! There were experiments with agar-agar to grow crops in zero-g environments, like space stations. That might work on walls,too.
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  June 20, 2012
This makes my day! Beautiful building, and the pics and lighting are nothing short of perfection.
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  June 20, 2012
awsome the doogsters back can't wait to see the next episode
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  June 20, 2012
If I didn't know better, I'd think that you'd never stopped building judging by the quality of this MOC! The humour is superb, and the MOC majestic. Great work, hopefully there's more to come!
 I like it 
  June 20, 2012
Well done, you always add interesting concepts. >Eric
 I like it 
  June 20, 2012
Ahhh man, so awesome to have you back man, with new episodes!! You've lost none of your imagination or humour. Welcome back!
 I like it 
  June 20, 2012
Hahahaha! Doog and I have a similar taste for eggplants!
 I like it 
  June 20, 2012
Very interesting, sideaways farming :P why not, love it
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  June 20, 2012
Another great episode! Good to see you still have it!! All the detail in these builds,... Just amazing! Greets, Jelle
 I like it 
  June 20, 2012
Another great episode! Good to see you still have it!! All the detail in these builds,... Just amazing! Greets, Jelle
 I like it 
  June 20, 2012
Thank god your back! Great episode! *star wars reference in show*
 I like it 
  June 20, 2012
Simply stunning! The details are beautiful! The rooms look very realistic - I especially liked the elevator and wall gardens. Cool storyline, too. Marvellous! :-)
 I like it 
  June 20, 2012
You get so many well-deserved comments about the lighting and the builds, but I'm equally impressed by your plot points and natural story telling. Not to mention the humor! Great work as always!
Ludgonious .
 I like it 
David K.
  June 19, 2012
Nice episode
 I like it 
  June 19, 2012
Love it!
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  June 19, 2012
Yah know... dried plums are prunes... I was just about to get a little worried with that one! Oh, my! :)
 I like it 
  June 19, 2012
I love the way you think through so many details of your ideas (frivolous or not). Side ways farming! Great work. ~Dave
 I like it 
  June 19, 2012
Good to see Doog and the crew back on the job! Great episode!
 I like it 
  June 19, 2012
Very witty and clever as usual. The plants on walls was very original too. I'm very glad you're back. Can't wait too see more!
 I like it 
  June 19, 2012
I always enjoy the unique designs you incorporate into your episodes; great as usual!
 I like it 
  June 19, 2012
Haha! Great episode! Always a treat to look at and read.
 I like it 
  June 19, 2012
Excellent episode, and well worth the wait! love the robot.
 I like it 
  June 19, 2012
It is certainly great to have you back. I love these. This is an especially cool and inventive episode. The light tubes are just awesome.
 I like it 
  June 19, 2012
Yeah! Glad to see you're back!
 
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