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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 - Arcem


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 Season Five of LIU Atlas. I’m your host, Terrance “Doog” McDoogal. Today, we’re visiting the exclave planet Arcem. Arcem and its system lie in the outskirts of the Galaksija Galaxy approximately 16.5 mega-parsecs from the LIU Galaxy. The Galaksija Galaxy is home to three political entities, the largest being the Vuk Syndicate. The Vuk Syndicate and the LIU have been at war over intergalactic trade routes for nearly forty years. The Syndicate agreed to a temporary ceasefire several years ago as the LIU advanced further into their territory. As part of ceasefire, the Arcem System was given to the LIU. Arcem was transformed into a Fortress World, and it has been tasked with keeping the Vuk Syndicate at bay and protecting LIU trade interests in the area. To aid in this mission, a massive defense ring was constructed in orbit around Arcem. That’s where we are headed”




Doog: “It’s not until the Gryllus approaches the defense ring that its true size and scope become apparent. The hundreds of defensive turrets spread around the ring also come into view as we get closer. A large hangar bay appears to be our destination.”




Doog: “Hello there cutie. Please tell me that you’re my guide.”
General: “Yes, I’m your guide, but if you call me cutie one more time, you’re going to find out what your kneecaps taste like.”
Doog: “My apologies. So what would you rather be called?”
General: “For security purposes, I must withhold my actual name. You may refer to me as General.”
Doog: “You’re a general?”
General: “Yes. Why do you find that so surprising? Because I’m a woman?”
Doog: “What? No. It’s just those cute little freckles throw me off. I mean interesting freckles! Not cute! Don’t make me eat my kneecaps!”




Doog: “So, you’re in charge here?”
General: “Yes, I’m the Overseer of Arcem and High Commander of the Arcem Black Brigade.”
Doog: “Black Brigade?”
General: “Yes. The Black Brigade is one of the toughest units in the LIU military. We’re made up of some of the best soldiers the LIU has to offer. The ceasefire with the Vuk Syndicate is tenuous at best. War could erupt at anytime, and we may be forced to defend this planet against the full might of the Vuk. It could takes weeks for reinforcements to arrive, and we must be strong enough to hold out against any attack. In addition to this perilous task, we also have been tasked with defending LIU cargo shipments coming through this area..”
Doog: “Sounds challenging. I’m worn out just hearing about it. So, do I get to take a peak around?”
General: “A lot of our operations here are classified. We can’t risk the Vuk intercepting any TV signals and getting access to the ring’s inner workings. So you‘ll get a brief tour, but on our terms. When we say to cut the camera, we mean it. Also, you will be hooded as we move throughout the ring.”
Doog: ‘Hooded?”




General: “Like this.”
Doog: “Ew…what did you guys have in here before? Onions? Feet?”
General: “I believe that’s your breath. It’s hard to tell though, your body is emanating some awful pig smell that’s covering everything else up.”
Doog: “Well, you see, we had to ride in the cargo…”
General: “Save it. We are all well aware of your misadventures. Let me just use this time to remind you how serious our operations are here. If you pull any of your usual stunts, the last thing you‘re ever going to feel is a bullet exploding through the back of your head.. Are we clear?”
Doog: “Crystal.”




General: “Take the hood off. Step to the side of the hall.”
Doog: “Who are these guys?”
General: “The Black Brigade has a standing army of over two million soldiers. Most of these soldiers are used to run various operations in the ring, such as the defensive turrets. However, some units, like this one here, are reserved for running military operations off world. These operations include covert intelligence gathering missions within the Vuk Syndicate’s territory, the protection of LIU trade interests in other nearby galaxies, and other more secretive functions. Alright, put the hood back on.”
Doog: “Uh, not again.”




General: “Hood off. OK. As you approached the defense ring, I’m sure you saw several defensive turrets. These larger turrets are controlled by the ring’s computer and run from the central control room. What you didn’t see, is that there are hundreds of smaller turrets hidden within the ring. These smaller turrets are manually controlled by a soldier. They provided defense against smaller ships, like fighters.”




General: “The dual gun barrels on the anti-fighter turrets allow for an unprecedented fire rate. The exact specifications are classified.”
Doog: “Of course.”




General: “If you look out the viewport, you can see some of our defensive fleet running training exercises. The smaller fighters are made to engage other enemy fighter ships. They have been specialized for dealing with the small Vuk fighter. These specializations are…”
Doog: “Let me guess, classified.”
General: “Yes.”




General: “The larger ships are modified versions of the smaller fighter. These modifications allow it to compete with Vuk Capital Ships. It can fire fourteen anti-capital ship missiles simultaneously. The exact number of missiles it holds is…”
Doog: “Classified.”
General: “Yes.”
Doog: “Is anything here not classified?”
General. “That’s classified.”
Doog: “The existence of non-classified material is classified? Whatever. Let‘s move on to some non-military operations. Perhaps we can get a little more information. You can‘t film a show when you only get a sentence of information every few minutes.”
General: “I suppose.”




General: “Uh…here they are…the Vuk.”
Doog: “What! What the Vuk are they doing here? Are we under attack?”
General: “No. The Vuk have a ambassadorial team stationed on the ring. The higher ups in the LIU believe conflict can be avoided through diplomacy with the Vuk. Those of us stationed here, especially us veterans of the war, do not share these feelings.”




Doog: “You fought in the Vuk Conflict?”
General: “Yes. I helped storm the factories on Tvrðava, stepped over hundreds of my fallen brethren on Dvorac, and killed one of the Vuk Premiers on Zamak. My exploits and success during this conflict helped me get promoted to General. I have known nothing in this life other than hatred for these snaggletooth, large-eyed freaks.”
Doog: “Sounds like you’re harboring some pretty strong emotions. Perhaps I could take you out one day, make you forget about all this.”
General: “I hope you haven’t become to attached to those kneecaps.”
Doog: “Sorry General. I was just trying to help out.”
General: “I don’t need any help. There is something that always cheers me up though. Come with me.”




General: “This place always cheers me up.”
Doog: “I can’t see anything.”
General: “Ah, yes. I almost forgot.”




Doog: “What’s going on here? Is this guy being tortured?”
General: “Yes, and it’s completely legal. Arcem exists in a different Local Galaxy Group than the LIU Galaxy, and falls under the laws of this galaxy group’s Senate. The laws here are more lax and ‘savage’ than you may be accustomed to. We use of the laxer laws here to our advantage.”
Doog: “By obtaining information from the Vuk?”
General: “Yes, but it’s not limited to the Vuk. Prisoners, spies, or other enemies of the LIU can be shipped to Arcem to face legal torture.”




General: “There are various methods of torture, but we found that our specially designed torture-bot seems to obtain the best information.”




General: “Bot, have you been able to retrieve any information from our Vuk guest?”
Bot: “I have just began the processes General, but our guest has been very…forthcoming.”
General: “What have you learned? Do the Vuk have any plans to attack?”
Bot: “Nothing related to an attack, yet. But he’s hiding something. I can sense it.”
General: “Have you tried feeding him his kneecaps?”
Bot: “I am well aware of your fondness for that tactic General, but as I have reminded you several times in the past, the Vuk do not possess kneecaps.”
General: “That’s a shame. I expect a full report when I return later.”
Bot: “It will be done.”




General: “There is a large civilian presence here in addition to all the military personnel. They are in charge of keeping cargo ships fueled and running.”




General: “That about wraps up the tour of the ring.”
Doog: “What about the planet itself? Are we going to see Arcem?”
General: “If you wish, but I assure you, there’s nothing interesting there.”




General: “Here it is, Arcem.”
Doog: “It’s just an agricultural world. I’ve seen nothing but farms.”
General: “Yes. The planet produces food for the employees on the defense ring. It lowers our reliance on shipments from the LIU Galaxy. It also insures that we will have access to food during an extended siege."
Doog: "Pretty boring."
General: "I told you there was nothing exciting here.”




Doog: “Well folks, Arcem is an important world. It’s one of only a handful of LIU controlled worlds outside the LIU Galaxy. It defends the Union from the Vuk Syndicate and protects LIU economic interests in the area. I wish there was more to see, but I’m afraid just about everything is classified here. See ya next time!”




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Comments

 I like it 
  May 4, 2014
WOW! These are all so awesome. How can these be purchased on dvd? And what are the costs?
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  March 8, 2014
Good ole Octan, the Haliburton of the Lego world, always there to make a dime in time of ongoing conflict! And that IS one cute freckled general babe... But what about the gravitational forces induced on the planet from that defensive ring?!?! Wouldn't the planet's Roche Limit come into play there?
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  October 17, 2013
"The exact amount of the anti-ship fighter payload holds...14 ROUNDS!"
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  February 11, 2013
Nice ep :)
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  January 29, 2013
Haha, very nice.
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  January 27, 2013
Honestly, I'm surprised her cute freckles weren't classified. After saying that, should I get some ketchup for my kneecaps? ~ Chris.
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  January 26, 2013
Finally caught up! I had know idea I was so far behind...~H
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  January 23, 2013
That's quite the classified tour! Too bad Doog forgot his toothbrush.
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  January 22, 2013
Buckets of awesome as always!
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  January 22, 2013
nice episode. the anti-fighter cannon and ship design look great, maybe doog could have done something funny here, but, the hood on his head was a funny surprise! lol.
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  January 22, 2013
Great episode!
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  January 22, 2013
Is always fantastic see the LIU Atlas adventure ;D
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  January 22, 2013
So much great stuff going on.
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  January 22, 2013
Love those Vuk minifigs, and the Black Brigade! The scary thing about the LIU is that it can afford to publicise how amoral it is... great ship and turret designs too!
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  January 21, 2013
Cool station and ship designs, funny dialogue, and Vuks in flamingo skirts! Great as always! :)
 I like it 
  January 21, 2013
Fantastic work! Really cool techniques, especially with the turret and fighter designs.
 I like it 
  January 21, 2013
Another great episode! I always get excited when I see a new one comes up and you never disappoint! 5/5 -J.
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  January 21, 2013
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  January 21, 2013
Love it. (This is classified but kneecaps taste like....chicken)
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  January 21, 2013
Awesome story! That General can feed me my kneecaps any day of the week....
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  January 21, 2013
That general IS a cutie! All sorts of awesome stuff to enjoy in this episode. Good excuse to work in some new ship designs, too. Surprised Doog didn't get himself into trouble...Maybe next time?
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  January 21, 2013
wow, awesome story!
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  January 21, 2013
Nice! I like it, as always :) I like the suits of that black brigade! I haven't read the text yet. That's why I'm so early.
 
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