Mason, the CMSEC's resident Time Lord, modeled his newest time tracker last Saturday. He understands my fascination with these instruments and their effect on several universal time lines. I asked him once if I could turn one of the knobs. "Sure, if you want to risk the annihilation of trillions currently existing in a dangerously parallel universe. But go ahead." A pictured was decided to be the safest way to examine the instrument. You can lookie, but you canna touchee.
During last Saturday's snoop for a scoop around the CMSEC I found several interesting bits of Space Center folk art decorating the USS Odyssey's control room. Natalie Anderson invited me to feature them on The Troubadour. Her motives were unclear. Perhaps the Odyssey's staff is interested in drumming up interest in their fine art with the end goal of selling them for a handsome profit. Or it may just be to prove without a doubt, that the Odyssey's villains are the mightiest, meanest, dastardly, villains of all the villains of all the missions that populate the mission shelves of the many space centers of Utah.
|Rotnart Basso: Appraised at $53|
|The less colorized wanted posters go for $12 each. Just imagine one above your living room's fireplace.|
|These clever Picasso's won't be parted with for less than $100 each|
|The Q'ell Nanz wanted poster is worth a small fortune because of terrible crimes he committed on the outlying worlds|
|Skarr is the least valuable of the series. You can pick one up for a song and dance (as long as you're willing to perform live, on the Odyssey's bridge, for a birthday party gathering)|
Natalie has a unique way of providing memory crutches for her flight directors. If in doubt about a mission you're telling, a quick glance behind you on the control room wall will refresh your ailing memory.
The Odyssey's Cool New Screen Logo
It's all about the Odyssey today folks. Take a look at the simulators new logo. Were those chills you felt run up and down your spine?
I like the new look of the Odyssey's home screens. I like the logo. OK, let's just face the fact that I think the Odyssey is a very cool ship. Just look at those lines and colors.
Of course I miss the original Odyssey with it's sharp corners, levels, crawl spaces, and electrical character. Those skin piercing toughers gave the ship a distinct pungency of it's own. The new Odyssey has a flavor of its own. I would describe it as smooth and creamy on the palate.
What the Teenage Staff at the CMSEC Do Between Missions. This Revelation Will Shock You!
The Troubadour's roving camera captured images so rare, they are hardly believable. Many of our readers' will accuse me of photoshopping for a scoop. I assure you that isn't the case. What you're about to see is real. And yes, you are forgiven if what you behold changes your perception of teenagers as a subspecies.
Meet The Farpoint Space Education Center's 6th Grade Cobra and the 4th- 6th Grade Firebird Squadrons
|The Sixth Grade Cobra Squadron|
The 4th - 6th Grade combined Firebird Squadron flew right after Saturday's programming class. They are proud to be Renaissance Academy strong. Alex DeBirk and Isaac Ostler directed the mission. "Great squad considering they were two crew short!" Alex remarked when I walked into the Voyager's control room to collect them at the end of their first LDM.
Let's face it folks, the new USS Voyager is a wonder to staff and a wonder to fly. Renaissance Academy's 27 Farpoint cadet squadrons are lucky to attend a school so dedicated to the art and science of experiential education.