31. The Slob
The Slob follows the comically depressing life of a Joe Everyman who has just about every socioeconomic problem imaginable. The Slob stumbles through life, cracking crude jokes, groping strangers and generally being the asshole that everyone really wants to be but is either afraid to be, or too considerate to be.
A time travel machine malfunctions and sends a comic buffoon everyman back to the days before the Resource Wars, where he tries to fit in and live in a society that he doesn't fit in. The residents of Pastville are cartoonishly puritan and offensively militaristic/Christian while keeping up the common trope of the Petroleum era being computer free.
33. The Man with the Mop
The Man with the Mop is a eco-crusading janitor who fights evil polluters and waste dumping industrialists. The show is heavy on action and violence and features caricatures rather than characters. The villains are little more than fat versions of Snidely Whiplash, twirling waxed mustaches and rolling in money in pushbutton empires.
34. The Psi-Men
A group of parapsychic misfits, the Psi-Men are men and women who could pass for fashion models who fight evil parapsychic baddies. A fair number of their parapsychic powers revolve around stripping clothes off and seduction. Robots are frequently blown up for seldom if any reason.
35. The Sharks
The Sharks are an aquatic gang of well meaning canal punks who venture between the beach life, night clubbing, and fighting serial killers and monsters that threaten said coastal areas. They are augmens and have shark tattoos and are surfers.
36. Rita's Cosmic Life
A transition story, Rita is a Federation citizen who makes the move to a big swanky space habitat and deals with the translation from planetdweller to space woman. Rather than being a situational drama, it has been called Rita's Dating and Sex Life in Space. Regardless it remains a popular show for a largely fashion conscious female audience.
37. The Bert & Sledge Show
The gross out show Bert & Sledge follows the misadventures and criminal activities of drug fiend and hyperactive sex addict Bert and borderline retard genetic accident Sledge. The two are obnoxious, racist, hyperviolent and endorse negative sexual behavior. The show routinely gets high ratings.
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Ctesibius Hard Suit
The Ctesbius hard suit was developed originally in Japan, where it was used to respond to natural disasters and fires. The hard suit was fully enclosed and had a breather system to protect the occupant from fire and debris as well a ventilation system to keep the suit bearable when fighting fires. It was discovered that it could rapidly overheat the firefighter inside it.
The Ctesibius, or C-Tes hard suit has a mounting system to carry a conventional fire hose, as well as the ability to carry compressed chemical canisters. The best model of the C-Tes has a double nozzle pump system mounted in each arm and a wide bore hook up point for a water supply umbilical.
The Yakuza appropriated several of these suits and retrofitted them with weapons and oni masks. The few that survive are museum pieces, or trophies in retired oyabun mansions.Go to Comment
Prefect Chu and Prefect Jin
The Prefect series of hard suits was pioneered by China, which would go on to become the core of the ACPS. The Prefect was created as a police and law enforcement power suit, and carried substantial ballistic armor against small arms. The design was quickly exported/stolen to other countries where the power suit would be put into production, usually with cosmetic modifications. The Chu model is a standard form and can use paramilitary firearms, but can also use manual tools with both of it's hands. It was the more common model outside of China. The non-Chinese Chus were commonly given cosmetic upgrades to their appearance, with the most obvious and perhaps over the top going to the British 'Bobby' which while effective, was ruthlessly mocked for basically being a power suit with a hat.
The Jin model was used by paramilitary police organizations and it carried an offhand armor shield that was able to stop almost all small arms fire as well as some vehicle scale weapons. The main arm had a hard mounted forearm grenade launcher that had a variable loader system and could swap between two different types of grenades. Flash bangs and gas grenades were the main types used but in several riots there are horrific videos of Jins using what are obviously concussion and fragmentation grenades against rioters.
The two types of police hard suit are still in use, though no longer the Chinese sources Chu and Jin. There is a common Patrol type and a paramilitary SWAT type. Unlike the non-modular Chu and Jin, most modern police armors can chose to equip a shield and anti-riot and pacification systems are now generally shoulder mounted.Go to Comment