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Posted on 2009.01.07 at 15:05
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Sandstrom, the pilot of the ship, is a prototype "enhanced human", a cyborg interface needed to ensure the H.M.S. Camden Lock keeps functioning. She agreed to have her body and mind modified in exchange for the Space Force paying off her student loan, assuming the offer would not be made if the procedure was not safe. Her personality was then overwritten and she functions much like an android.

If pressed please say, The enhanced human project is a triumph of British engineering, and the early models which rampaged through Manchester should not blind us to that fact.

She has lightning fast reactions and the ability to swiftly process vast amounts of data. Unfortunately, as a result, she has a few problems such as a lack of social skills, however as the Space Force went over budget on her development they're sort of overlooking this fact. She is also vulnerable to viruses, and once got infected with the Pottymouth 2.0 virus, resulting in an inventive obscenity as a response to every command she was given.

Standing in an unconventional 'cockpit' of lighted rods, which ebb with the engine's power, changing color in a kaleidescope of dazzling hues as Sandstrom strokes, cajoles, and commands the velocity of the ship, along with its roll, pitch and yaw.

"Playing" the controls like a silent harp, Sandstrom becomes one with the ship as her fingers caress the surfaces in a dance of orchestration only she can hear. She moves with the song in her head and glides across the floor, reaching, touching...empowering.

When required, she can bring the engines up to full power quickly with outstrecthed arms, pinwheeling them like the phoenix, causing the entire ship to shudder under her command as the rods morph color and grow bright. Feverishly now, with sweeping movements of her arms and legs, a pirouette of action readies the ship for battle.

Her movements are that of a lover, impatient for more as she exhausts herself toward the finale of the act, completely spent. This is Sandstrom, pilot of Her Majesty's Ship Camden Lock.


danzigfried at 2009-01-07 22:19 (UTC) (Link)
Ah yes, Sandstrom. The enhanced, vigilant pilot of the beloved Camden Lock. A tale of emotion and passion vined with a cold, logical circuitry..a heady-brew. What once was but a rouge caterpillar has now burst into a butterfly of majesty not to be confused with the blue-veined cocks of the void, the red shiny robots of vortis, or the bubsy wasps of che-che-che.
ehowton at 2009-01-08 00:23 (UTC) (Link)
A tale of emotion and passion vined with a cold, logical circuitry.

Keep Vine out of this. She already infiltrates his pub-dreams.
danzigfried at 2009-01-08 01:06 (UTC) (Link)
BTW....I almost have the complete season 2 downloaded. I was missing episodes 4, 5 and 6.
ehowton at 2009-01-08 01:14 (UTC) (Link)
Let's see, that would be, um...half?
ehowton at 2009-01-08 04:16 (UTC) (Link)
Dude, I looked everywhere for quotes and couldn't find them; then I hear this on the first disc (after the chocolate incident) and my mouth drops! You're the king!
joey_glover at 2009-01-08 00:17 (UTC) (Link)
that looks impressively saize
ehowton at 2009-01-08 00:27 (UTC) (Link)
Are you having a seizure in a sauna of small size? So saying what you said I see no sense in your summation. Senility is slow in a scion such as yourself, silly.
dawaioser at 2009-01-08 02:53 (UTC) (Link)
Wow. I've never heard of this before. What channel is this program aired on? Looks intriguing but that hat/BDSM hood thing is really dorky...even if it is silver colored and space age.

"She is also vulnerable to viruses, and once got infected with the Pottymouth 2.0 virus, resulting in an inventive obscenity as a response to every command she was given."

Hahaha. (*cough cough*)

Edited at 2009-01-08 02:53 am (UTC)
ehowton at 2009-01-08 04:10 (UTC) (Link)
BBC America here in the states, though the complete 2-season series is only available on amazon.co.uk. Funny thing, I got a call from celtmanx when I was in Saint Louis, and he asked me to tivo Hyperdrive and burn him a DVD to mail him, because he was going to miss an episode. I wondered what kind of a show would require that level of dedication, so I watched it while it was recording. It was great fun, but I'm a big fan of Nick Frost. Later, I told danzigfried about it, and he was so smitten with it, he sent me Season One. Mind you, its taken me close to two years to finally watch all six episodes of the first season, but I enjoyed it so much I'm watching it again now with my wife and she's getting hooked too...

Melancthe the Woe, So-Called
melancthe at 2009-01-08 12:31 (UTC) (Link)
I'm strangely amused by the boots, in combination with the slightly porny white outfit.
ehowton at 2009-01-08 13:15 (UTC) (Link)
Awkwardly enough, she's considered the show's sex appeal, and two of the main characters have a crush on her, though its only hinted at throughout the course of the series. Stiff British upper lip and all that. Or as Captain Henderson once orated, "We have two things they haven't got, British grit, and British spunk. This ship is full of gritty spunk."
quicksilvermad at 2009-01-08 13:15 (UTC) (Link)
I want this show on DVD. Nick Frost is killer.
ehowton at 2009-01-08 13:26 (UTC) (Link)
I don't think its available in the US unfortunately, though you can catch it on BBC America. I keep the episodes on my iPod.
quicksilvermad at 2009-01-09 08:55 (UTC) (Link)
I've got series one on my huge external hard drive... I just want the extras, you know? Behind the scenes stuff with Kevin Eldon.

Have you seen Big Train? That is British sketch comedy at its most random...

ehowton at 2009-01-09 21:54 (UTC) (Link)
Dude! That was hysterical! I've got to get danzigfried in on this, he'll love it.
danzigfried at 2009-01-10 05:01 (UTC) (Link)
Genius! Simple and perfectly entertaining...I need to see season 1 in its entirety, now. I usually am pretty up-to-date when it comes to British comedies, but this one has eluded me.
ehowton at 2009-01-10 05:04 (UTC) (Link)
danzigfried at 2009-01-10 05:09 (UTC) (Link)
quicksilvermad at 2009-01-10 08:20 (UTC) (Link)
Seasons one and two are on DVD. I had seen it on YouTube for the longest time and then literally stumbled across the DVDs in Borders one afternoon.
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