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LIU Atlas - Saxa Asteroid Belt
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 - Saxa Asteroid Belt


The Ludgonian Industrial Union’s galaxy contains billions of stars and 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’re visiting the Saxa Asteroid Belt. The belt, a remnant of a failed planet, consists of billions of asteroids ranging in size from dust to dwarf planets. These asteroids contain significant volumes of valuable minerals, and they are currently being mined. Mining operations are based on the belt’s largest asteroid, a dwarf planet known as Saxa.”




Doog: “The Saxa Mining Station, tethered in a crater on Saxa’s surface, oversees mining operations in the belt. The station contains facilities and dorms for over two thousand workers. It also houses the mining control center, several hangars, and a foundry for processing ore.”




Doog: “Surprisingly, the station is mobile. Four large thrusters allow the station to reposition itself in the asteroid belt once mining operations have been exhausted in the immediate area.”




Doog: “The station’s roof has three large landing platforms. That’s where we’re headed. Unfortunately, the Magellan does not have a connectable airlock, so I’ll have to suit up to enter the facility.”




Doog: “Our guide today is Mining Director Pav Elderhest. I believe he may be the oldest guide we’ve encountered thus far, but a spring chicken in comparison to Oldie.”
Pav: “Watch all this ‘old’ talk, boy. I may have aged a bit, but don’t think I won’t bend you over my knee and paddle your behind.”
Doog: “Just relax Pav, it was a joke.”
Pav: “I know what a joke is boy! I was making jokes when you were still (bleeping) in your diaper. Heck, I was making jokes when your daddy was still (bleeping) in his diaper.”




Doog: “Wow, ok. Let’s get back on subject. Tell me about what you…”
Pav: “And what the heck are you wearing?”
Doog: “Excuse me?”
Pav: “Are you stupid or something boy? I mean, who in tarnation wears a giant glass bubble around their head in the middle of an asteroid field. One micrometeoroid impact and you’re a dead man.”
Doog: ‘Hmm, I guess I never thought of that.”
Pav: “That’s the problem with you youngins, never thinking. In fact, come on over here. I have something for ya.”
Doog: “Uh, ok…”




Pav: “GUT PUNCH!”
Doog: “Huuuuh, cough, cough. What was that for?”
Pav: “I bet you’ll think of that next time you decide to be stupid.”




Pav: “Now, what were you sayin’?”
Doog: “Gasp, gasp. What…what do you do here?”
Pav: “I’ve been working these here fields for about fifty or so years. I’ve since retired from the field, but stayed on the operation as an overseer. I didn’t want my experience to go to waste. Besides, if I left it up to you youngins, this place would be destroyed in a week.”
Doog: “Do you think you could show us around? Let us get a feel for the operation?”
Pav: “Yeah, I guess that’d be alright. Try not to be too stupid, and I’ll see what I can do.”




Worker: “Pav, we’ve been looking for you. We had a meteoroid strike on deck six. It slipped through the shielding and struck the power conduit. Decks six through eight are currently running on back-up power. We’ve lost elevator power to all floors.”
Pav: “Get it fixed now! In the mean time, it looks like we’re taking the ladder.”
Doog: “Uh, I’ll just wait.”
Pav: “If you thought that gut punch hurt, you should feel my motivational kick to the @#%! Get a move on!”
Doog: “Yes sir.”




Pav: “The Asteroid Deployment Unit, or ADU, is in charge of selecting which asteroids to mine. Truth be told, I can’t stand these white-collar smarty pant sons of (bleeps). They’ve never worked a day in the field, and they think they can tell us what to do.”
Pearson: “I thought I smelled decay. What are you doing here Pav?”
Pav: “Watch it boy. Doog has me wound up, and I might just teach you a thing or two about gut punches.”
Pearson: “It sounds like Doog’s already learned about a gut punch. He’s still panting.”
Doog: “Actually, that’s the ladder’s fault.”
Pav: “Enough of the chit chat. If you’re not to busy styling your hair, I thought you could show Doog what you do here. Whatever that is…”




Pearson: “Well, let’s take a look at the horizontal mapping screen. Computer, bring up the map. Ah, there we go. Currently, we’re mining arc 13 of the asteroid belt, which is the immediate area around Saxa. The screen is showing the asteroids larger than one hundred miles in diameter. This large asteroid here, known as F88-2106, is our mining target for the next few months.”




Pearson: “Spectral analysis indicates that F88-2106 contains large amounts of iron, indium, lead, and silver. The asteroid contains moderate amounts of titanium, nickel, tin, and cobalt. There are also negligible amounts of platinum, zinc, gold, and copper. The mineral worth of this asteroid is worth several billion credits.”





Pav: “Well, Doog, did you catch all that? Fancy pants is studying rocks with his equipment.”
Doog: “Yeah, but, honestly, I’m more interested in this screen. It’s like a big game of asteroids. All we need is a spaceship.”
Pav: “Still not taking this seriously are you? Hmm, you know what? Yeah, there is a game on this screen. Go ahead, take a close look. It’s real small. Look real close.”




Pav: “FACE SMASH!”
Doog: “Ahh!”
Pav: “Do you see any games now boy?”
Doog: “No, no. I’m sorry. I’m sorry!”
Pav: “Are you sure? Alright then. If you’re ready to be serious, we’ll head to the foundry.”




Pav: “Unlike most mining operations in the LIU, we process our ore on site. There are several foundries, like this, on the lower decks of the station.”


Pav: “Using magnetic pulse furnaces, raw ore and small asteroids are melted down into a liquid. The various minerals separate and settle to different levels. After that, it’s just a matter of usin’ resonance beams to extract the various elements.”




Pav: “Well, you made it through this whole explanation without doing anything stupid. Either you’ve gone mute, or you learned your lesson.”
Doog: “A little of both I guess. My face feels like it’s melting off making it hard to speak. I’m also very afraid that you may dunk my head in the molten ore if I say the wrong thing. Silence seems safer.”




Doog: “Where are we now?”
Pav: “Ah, we’re finally to the best part of the operation, the actual mining. This is hangar 4. Here, workers ship out into the asteroid belt to mine the various asteroids.”




Pav: “This mag-lev shuttle transports mining crews and their equipment to the mining site. Now that you seem to be acting more responsibly, I going to let you ship out with one of our mining crews.”




Pav: “You’re going to need this. This helmet is much stronger than that fish bowl you were wearing on your head earlier.”
Doog: “Thanks Pav.”




Pav: “Open the bay on shuttle 4.”




Pav: “This is the real deal Doog. One mistake could kill you and your fellow miners. Don’t be stupid.”
Doog: “I’ll try…”




Doog: “Well folks, it’s time to ship out. See ya in a few minutes.”



Ten minutes later, on the surface of F88-2106:


Doog: “Alright folks, I’m now joined by Field Mining Supervisor Kovaz. What’s going on here Kovaz?”


Kovaz: “My crew and I have been assigned the task of surface chunking P88-2106.”
Doog: “What’s surface chunking? Sounds dirty.”
Kovaz: “That’s just what we call it. The process has some fancy technical name, but I can’t recall what it is. Essentially, we drill a certain depth into the asteroid, deposit explosives, and blow a chunk of the surface off the asteroid. There, it is retrieved by the collectors.”
Doog: “Makes sense, I guess.”
Kovaz: “You can see some of my crew beginning to drill into the asteroid.”




Kovaz: “Once a certain drill depth is achieved, explosives will be lowered into the hole. This container is heavily armored to prevent micrometeoroid damage. It contains the explosives.”




Kovaz: “Although this appears to be dynamite, they’re actually highly explosive anti-matter cylinders. Dangerous stuff.”
Doog: “I’m just going to step over here, far away from the dangerous stuff.”




Doog: “What’s that?”




Kovaz: “This little guy here is the mobile surveying platform. Samples are gathered and placed into the spectral analyzer. The analyzer determines the make-up of the asteroid. Basically, it confirms the scans done from the control room.”


Kovaz: “The rear of the surveyor has a scale formatted to the asteroids gravity, and spare tools and supplies.”




Doog: “Now this looks cool.”
Kovaz: “Yeah, this thing is a beast. Its called the Gorilla Mining Suit. The miners start drilling with small tools, but the majority of the drilling is done by this suit.”






Kovaz: “Once chunks of the asteroid have been blown off, they’re collected by the LIU Asteroid Collector Clamp and transported to the foundry.”




Doog: “Well folks, the Saxa Asteroid Belt is an interesting place. Billions of tons of minerals are mined daily and shipped out to meet all the material demands of the LIU. I even learned a little bit about respect and responsibility too. See ya next time.”




Note:

Pav: “Glad you learned something today boy.”
Doog: “Yeah, me too. Hey, before I go. I thought of another joke.”
Pav: “Be careful boy!”
Doog: “You’re so old, you were making jokes when this iron ore was still (bleeping) in its diapers!”




Pav: “I’ll show you old!”





Comments

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  December 3, 2012
very cool episode!
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  November 27, 2012
Doog would get more respect if he wasn't such a... hmm what's the word, oh yeah, coward. He doesn't stand up for himself, and usually shuns his responsibility to his crew. I hope this guy runs into him again... >:)
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  September 7, 2012
Old people rule!
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  August 23, 2012
GUT PUNCH!
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  August 13, 2012
Awesome foundry lighting, great builds throughout and genius comedy as usual. FACE SMASH!
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  August 8, 2012
Ah, old people. Showing the youth who's really in charge since day 1. Great job, and awesome builds all around :)
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  August 8, 2012
Very nice story, and you have a pair of cool minifigs! 5/5
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  August 7, 2012
LMAO! I love the build and the story, 5/5!
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  August 7, 2012
Very nice, your Mocs have improved one-hundred fold since I first joined in 2007. Fantastic work, Emperor.
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  August 7, 2012
The lighting in the foundry is great. ~Dave
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  August 7, 2012
It was about time someone showed Doog around properly.
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  August 7, 2012
Lol, nicely done, I like that collector clamp.
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  August 6, 2012
I think Pav needs to join Doogs crew. Awesome job.
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  August 6, 2012
Wow! Really excellent work.
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  August 6, 2012
Great job, as always!
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  August 6, 2012
Great job, as always!
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  August 6, 2012
Great job, as always!
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  August 6, 2012
I'd hate to see Pav when he's having a bad day! I don't know how you keep getting these boundless, imaginative ideas but keep them coming! Great job!
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  August 6, 2012
I don't think you get told this enough but, each scene in all of your episodes would be a stellar moc all on it's own and here you go and throw 3, 4 and sometimes more scenes into each episode. Really, REALLY nice stuff man! Congrats and keep em coming! ~ Chris.
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  August 6, 2012
Fantastic episode! Love the red lighting of the foundry, and all the machinery. Doog learning respect and responsibility? Whatever next!!
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  August 5, 2012
Another brilliant episode! Great work! And Luke, you beat me to the joke! Grrr...! haha! --Blast--
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  August 5, 2012
You certainly haven't lost your touch, even though you were building while most of us were still (bleeping) in our diapers. Excellent work.
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  August 5, 2012
Maybe the old guy could be considered as a fossil that was accidentally mined up XD
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  August 5, 2012
Great machines and a nice asteroid belt.
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  August 5, 2012
It seems kind of redundant to say this, but great episode!
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  August 5, 2012
First Biggie, now Pav ... how much can Doog take?!?! Awesome build!
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  August 5, 2012
Too many great details in this one to single anything out. Superb work.~H
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  August 5, 2012
The building is superb. I also like how the design has a feel very much like 2001: A Space Odyssey but it remains very true to modern sci fi, almost to the degree of being a midpoint between 2001 and Mass Effect.
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  August 5, 2012
Awesome!
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  August 5, 2012
These are so funny!!!
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  August 4, 2012
Brilliantly, brutally funny as ever and packed with quality backdrops & vehicles. I particularly like the airlock scene & the rock grabbing pod.
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  August 4, 2012
A lot of very nice building work on show.
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  August 4, 2012
Brilliant again : ) These Atlas guides are the best sci-fi builds on MOCpages. Love the stories and the detail and build standard is always superb. 10/10 again : )
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  August 4, 2012
Ah, Pav is awesome. >Eric
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  August 4, 2012
fUNNY!!!!! I LOVE THIS SHOW!
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  August 3, 2012
I love the mining station! I especially liked the metallurgists and all their 'spectral analysis' talk! Of course, your 'light' and witty dialogues always bring on 'waves' of laughter! :)
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  August 3, 2012
Awesome episode! Doog's really in for it now, how does that molten ore feel on your face Doog? 5-5
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  August 3, 2012
I'm so jealous of all your tan bricks...
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  August 3, 2012
Never tell me the odds, El Barto. The builds in this submission are fantastic. I epsecially like the first one with the greebling. Well done.
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  August 3, 2012
"Sir, the possibility of successfully navigating an asteroid field is approximately 3,720 to 1!" Great episode, Dude! The foundry is quite mesmerizing!
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  August 3, 2012
Great episode! Always excited for the next one!
  August 3, 2012
Oh well apperntly while you edit you comment your comment dissapears then reappears DANGIT
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  August 3, 2012
Awesome episode like alaways(first comment)
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  August 3, 2012
Too funny!
 
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