Episode 52: Fossils, Jean Luc Picard & Metro Exodus

Oh my giddy aunt, will you look at that, we have reached 52 episodes! Wow, you like us, you really do, thank you.  Even more surprising is the fact that we haven’t had the ‘Mericans come busting through our doors looking for fossil fuels, erm, I mean terrorists etc. We have an amazing episode for you this week, starting with DINOSAURS!!! That’s right folks, dinosaurs, and the feather that covered them. It is much more interesting than you might think learning about the α and β keratins that make things such as hair, claws, horns, and feathers. This is combined with a look at some amazingly huge pterosaurs, namely the Quetzalcoatlus Northropi. A dinosaur the size of a small plane that could fly for days at speeds of 140-160 miles per hour, perfect for the get-away on the weekend and avoiding traffic. After this we are faced with news from Star Trek regarding Piccard no longer being a Captain, so grab your cup of Earl Grey Hot and strap in for this as it is amazing, particularly when we try to combine Doctor Who, Star Trek and James Bond into one movie or series. That’s right folks we have tried to combine three of the greatest franchises together this week. After this head exploding drama we look at the absolute mayhem and devastation that is the Metro Exodus leaving Steam debacle. It is such a disaster that you could be forgiven for thinking that we have visited a sewage treatment plant, and trust me plenty of that is hitting the fan over this. After this roller coaster ride we look at games such as Stardew Valley, Elder Scrolls Online and the fact that the DJ is still lonely in Fallout 76. So please, sit back and sip your cup of Earl Grey Hot as we take you on a journey through these topics. As always we would love to hear from you so feel free to drop us a line. As always stay safe, look out for each other and drink lots of water, thank you, so long and farewell.


Fossil Feathers reveal

- https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/01/fossil-feathers-reveal-how-dinosaurs-took-flight

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quetzalcoatlus

Jean Luc Picard - https://comicbook.com/startrek/2019/01/27/star-trek-new-picard-series-no-longer-captain/

Metro Exodus leaves Steam - https://www.gamespot.com/articles/valve-decries-unfair-decision-as-metro-exodus-leav/1100-6464623/

Games currently playing


– Elder Scrolls Online - https://store.steampowered.com/app/306130/The_Elder_Scrolls_Online/


– Stardew Valley - https://store.steampowered.com/app/413150/Stardew_Valley/


– Fallout 76 - https://fallout.bethesda.net/

Other topics discussed

Jurassic Park the movie

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jurassic_Park_(film)

Dinosaurs featured in Jurassic Park

Utahraptor - https://jurassicpark.fandom.com/wiki/Utahraptor

Velociraptor - https://jurassicpark.fandom.com/wiki/Velociraptor

Dinotopia the book series

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dinotopia

Skybax – Creature in Dinotopia

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skybax


- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stegosaurus


- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ankylosaurus

William Riker (Star Trek character)

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Riker

Christopher Pike (Star Trek Character)

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Pike_(Star_Trek)

Leonard “Bones” McCoy (Star Trek Character)

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonard_McCoy

Montgomery "Scotty" Scott (Star Trek Character)

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scotty_(Star_Trek)

Star Trek Discovery (CBS Series)

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Trek:_Discovery

Q (James Bond Character)

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Q_(James_Bond)

Q (Star Trek Character)

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Q_(Star_Trek)

Dr Who × Star Trek Crossover: Assimilation2

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Trek:_The_Next_Generation/Doctor_Who:_Assimilation2

Other Star Trek Crossovers

- Star Trek × X-Men - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Trek/X-Men

- Star Trek × Planet of the Apes : The Primate Directive - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Trek/Planet_of_the_Apes:_The_Primate_Directive

- Star Trek × Transformers - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Trek_vs_Transformers

Epic Games vs Steam: Which service is better

- https://www.theverge.com/2018/12/4/18124203/epic-games-fortnite-valve-steam-game-store-distribution-unreal-engine

Humble Bundle partnering with GoG

- https://www.gog.com/wishlist/galaxy/humble_bundle_intergration

GoG Connect

- https://www.gog.com/connect

4A Games (Studio behind Metro Series)

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/4A_Games

Star Citizen Lawsuit

- https://techraptor.net/content/star-citizens-crytek-lawsuit-might-be-coming-to-a-close-soon

Harvest Moon (Super Nintendo Game)

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvest_Moon_(video_game)

Stardew Valley game screenshot

- https://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/steam/apps/413150/ss_980472fb4f4860639155880938b6ec292a0648c4.jpg?t=1544807843

Stardew Valley Soundtrack

Wiki - https://stardewvalleywiki.com/Soundtrack

Full Soundtrack now on Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfATf-aMvbA 

Bobby Vinton – Mr. Lonely

- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djU4Lq_5EaM

Fallout 76 Premium leather jacket

- https://gear.bethesda.net/products/vault-76-premium-leather-jacket

Special Remembrances

- Space Shuttle Challenger disaster - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Shuttle_Challenger_disaster

- Matt Rose (Make up artist for Hellboy & Ed Wood) - https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/matt-rose-dead-makeup-artist-hellboy-ed-wood-was-53-1180670

- Dick Miller (Gremlins & Terminator actor) - https://variety.com/2019/film/news/dick-miller-dead-dies-gremlins-terminator-1203124265/

Tim Cook blames China for weak iPhone sales

- https://www.thewrap.com/tim-cook-apple-china-iphone-sales-weak/

Fallout Nuka Dark Rum Review

- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9naBulH2e9s

Thirty-nine cent stamp of Hattie McDaniel

- https://www.mysticstamp.com/pictures/stamps_default/USA-3996.jpg


29 Jan 1845 – Edgar Allen Poe’s The Raven was published New York Evening Mirror - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Raven

16 Jan 1974 – 45th anniversary of the Rubik’s cube invention - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubik%27s_Cube

29 Jan 1980 – 39th anniversary of the Rubik’s cube’s international debut at the Ideal Toy Corp. in Earl's Court, London - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubik%27s_Cube

30 Jan 1969 - The Beatles last performance on Apple records rooftops - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beatles%27_rooftop_concert


30 Jan 1948 - Orville Wright, US aviation pioneer, dies of cardiac arrest at 76 in Dayton, Ohio - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wright_brothers

30 Jan 1991 - John Bardeen, American physicist, electrical engineer and co-inventor of the transistor (Nobel 1956, 1972), dies of heart disease at 82 in Boston, Massachusetts - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Bardeen

31 Jan 1956 - A. A. Milne, English author of the Winnie-the-Pooh books, dies of stroke at 74 in Hartfield, Sussex - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A._A._Milne


29 Jan 1945 - Tom Selleck, actor (Lance-Rockford Files, Magnum PI), born in Detroit, Michigan - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Selleck

30 Jan 1925 - Douglas Engelbart, American computer scientist (computer mouse, Engelbart's Law), born in Portland, Oregon - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_Engelbart

30 Jan 1949 - Peter Agre, American biologist & Nobel laureate, born in Northfield, Minnesota - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Agre

Events of Interest

29 Jan 1886 - Karl Benz patents the "Benz Patent-Motorwagen" in Karlsruhe, Germany, the world's 1st automobile with a burning motor - https://www.onthisday.com/people/karl-benz

Patent - https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/37/Patentschrift_37435_Benz_Patent-Motorwagen.pdf

Benz Patent-Motorwagen - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benz_Patent-Motorwagen

29 Jan 1964 - "Dr Strangelove" or also known as Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, directed by Stanley Kubrick and starring Peter Sellers and George C. Scott, premieres - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr._Strangelove

29 Jan 1993 - US postal service issues a stamp commemorating chemist Percy Lavon Julian - https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/lifestyle/1993/01/29/julian-time-on-stamps/11382402-171e-4ee0-bb98-ca2777c44a3c/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.0b088e65149e

29 Jan 2006 - US 39-cent stamp is released featuring Hattie McDaniel in the dress she wore in 1940 when she became the 1st African-American actress to accept an Academy Award - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hattie_McDaniel


Artist – Goblins from Mars

Song Title – Super Mario - Overworld Theme (GFM Trap Remix)

Song Link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GNMe6kF0j0&index=4&list=PLHmTsVREU3Ar1AJWkimkl6Pux3R5PB-QJ

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