Podcast UGC – Episode 187: Delta Recruits

This week, since Hav is recovered from his life threatening bacterial infection (mostly), Rikturscale and Hav make clear that they are NOT friends by any means, Rik joins him in celebration by wishing a pox on him and his family (this may or may not have actually happened), and Hav’s arch nemesis Captain Geko wishes him a speedy recovery. This makes perfect sense in the topsy turvy world that is Podcast UGC.

We talk about the new Delta Recruitment event, the new episode that continues a really, really old story … we hypothesize on what could be in the center of the Harold Sphere (and who the hell Harold is…?), lament that the Pilot Specialization on the GROUND would pretty much confirm that our starships are more than meets the eye (they’re robots in disguise!), we debate what piece of rejected Jem Hadar Strike ship art would have made a cooler ship, and we read email. Lots, and LOTS of email. Oh. And then there’s the AfterSTO. So Give it a listen!

The AfterSTO starts @ 00:35:30


  • Delta Recruitment



  • New Episode – Uneasy Allies


  • Star Trek Online recently celebrated its fifth anniversary. Almost every story arc we’ve released over these five years has teased a coming threat…

    The Iconians.

    Late last year Sela was rescued from an Iconian facility in “What’s Left Behind.” She’s been in custody awaiting trial in the Romulan Republic ever since.

  • The Episode will be released on Thursday, March 26
  • “Uneasy Allies” is a new featured episode starring Denise Crosby and the next part of the serialized storyline.
  • There will be two more blogs that will set the stage for this episode
  • We get to see see a little of what’s happened to Sela since her apprehension.
  • “Uneasy Allies” kicks off a story that was hinted at since the launch of STO



  • The Herald Sphere


  • The Herald Sphere is a new, five-player cross-faction queue.

  • The normal and Advanced version is available to level 50 and above players.

    • The advanced version will bolster you to level 60.

  • The Elite version is available at level 60.



  • Pilot Specialization


  • http://www.arcgames.com/en/games/star-trek-online/news/detail/9080973-pilot-specialization
  • with the launch of Season 10, the Pilot Specialization will be expanded into a Primary Specialization.
    • Changes:
      • Primary Specialization need not cater to both Space and Ground regions simultaneously
      • from now, any Primary Specialization to be slotted as a Secondary, for the purposes of choosing which abilities are active.


  • Designing the Tier 6 Jem’Hadar Strike Ship



Girl Ghostbusters Reboot Being Joined by … Guy Ghostbusters Reboot?

Michelle Rodriguez thinks minorities need to “stop stealing all the white peoples’ mythology”?

“The Killing Joke” inspired comic book cover for Batgirl sparks outrage amongst fans.

Is Venus The Planet We Should Colonize?


Mars One. The Mars Rover. Bruno Mars. Mars Bars. It’s pretty clear we’re OBSESSED with the idea of Mars, especially in regard to it being a potential colony for earthlings. But is that really the best option? Is there a better place for us to colonize in our solar system? Well, how about Venus? Sure the surface temperature is over 450 degrees Celsius, with crazy pressure, but there might be a smart way around that, making Venus a better option for long term colonization than Mars! How?

Project H.A.V.O.C.


It’s “Peeback Time!”

Residents Cover Walls with Super Hydrophobic Material, Splashes Pee Back on Public Urinators

The residents of St. Pauli, party central of Hamburg, Germany, have decided to fight back against public urinators. A St. Pauli community organization coated numerous walls with a super hydrophobic material that causes urine to splash back at public urinators. While some of the walls treated with the substance have been labeled, there are many that haven’t. Continue reading for a video and more information.

“The whole campaign has a silly air to it, but it seems like it might actually work. As one St. Pauli resident warns in the campaign’s video, ‘it’s peeback time,'” says Bored Panda.

The World Video Game Hall of Fame


  • Fill Out The Form for Rikturscale’s Contest to Win His HORDE OF MANY THINGS!




Nominate a Game

Which video games deserve a place in the World Video Game Hall of Fame inaugural class? Nominations received by March 31, 2015, will be considered for the June 2015 induction.

Selection Criteria

The World Video Game Hall of Fame recognizes individual electronic games of all types—arcade, console, computer, handheld, and mobile—that meet the following criteria:

  • Icon-status: the game is widely recognized and remembered.
  • Longevity: the game is more than a passing fad and has enjoyed popularity over time.
  • Geographical reach: the game meets the above criteria across international boundaries.

Influence: The game has exerted significant influence on the design and development of other games, on other forms of entertainment, or on popular culture and society in general. A game may be inducted on the basis of this criterion without necessarily having met all of the first three.

Podcast UGC – Episode 186: Attack of the Strike Ships

This week, we explore the new Jem’Hadar Strike Ship and how similar … or different … it is to the previous bugship we all loved, the Jem’Hadar Attack Ship. Additionally, we read a LOT of feedback from last week’s show, we discuss Microsoft Hololens or something, Hav whines about Supergirl’s costume in the new TV show, Hav and Rik predict what will be the first 7 games inducted into the Video Game Hall of Fame (and read some of yall’s predictions as well), and Hav and Rik talk about Google decreeing itself the keepers of truth. Give it a listen!

AfterSTO begins @ 00:26:30

– Jem’Hadar Strike vs. Attack Ship – https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfa1/t31.0-8/10863934_10204500190198293_307207511147065340_o.jpg

– CBS Supergirl TV Show Costume – http://i2.wp.com/www.scifitalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/SUPERGIRL-First-Look-Image-Full-Body.jpg?resize=1593%2C3000

– Supergirl costume designs throughout the years – http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/1/15092/693828-supergirl_costumes_update_by_mhunt_1_.jpg

– Electric Superman costume design – http://robot6.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/weldonsuperman04.jpg compared to New 52 Supergirl costume design http://i.ytimg.com/vi/6oRheC_xLH8/maxresdefault.jpg

Podcast UGC – Episode 185: R.I.P. Leonard Nimoy

In this epic, nearly 4 hour long podcast, the actor and artist who brought Spock to life has passed away. We not only remember the influence Leonard Nimoy had on our lives, but Hav questions his emotional capacity, again, when he accuses people of jumping on the “Dead Spock Yay Me Too!” band wagon instead of actually grieving for him. Hav and Rikturscale then explore the cause of grief for people we know and don’t know, the fundamental reality of inevitable death in our universe, and what are the missing pieces of understanding how different people relate to other people in unexpected ways.

We also explore how the walls are coming down in STO and how the star systems are being scaled up, we read some email (yay!), and that gets us talking about good television shows, bad television shows, and argue whether the new television show Gotham is better than the first season of TNG. Yes, we have a difference of opinion here.

Give it a listen!

Really the whole show is pretty AfterSTOish.