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GO Moonbase

GO Moonbase is a sci-fi web series.

The year is 2507. Since the advent of artificial intelligence in the mid-23rd century and due to humans’ inability to keep themselves out of trouble, robots now control the world. Much of humanity has taken on robotic qualities. Control of genetic sequencing has enabled humans to be bred pre-specialized for certain tasks; clones can be harvested for personal use; bionetic modifications can serve to enhance human qualities.

Colonization of the moon is well under way (after several drawbacks due to human error.) Among the many agencies operating on the moon is GO GalactiCorps, which owns and operates GO Moonbase, consisting of two operational hubs: Shackleton Center, the primary lunar port, and Tranquility Island, the moon’s most luxurious resort destination.

Several hundred human-operated stations and outposts occupy the areas surrounding these hubs, including solar panel grids, power relay stations, atmospheric vent housings, communication arrays, environmental sensor outposts, in/out mass driver ports and robotech factories.

Webisode #1: Low Gravity Environment
Hal experiences low gravity for the first time and makes a mess in his spacesuit.

GOPedia: Biospheric Engineering

Webisode #2: Previous Tenant
Hal discovers something left behind by the previous tenant of the outpost.

GOPedia: Odormeters

Webisode #3: Long Distance GF
Hal apologizes to his girlfriend Rainey back on Earth.

GOPedia: Robot Time

Webisode #4: Dear Pod
Hal logs a journal entry about Rainey.

GOPedia: The Cariblantic

Webisode #5: Fly Boy Fly By
Hal berates a shuttle pilot who almost killed him.

GOPedia: Wanted: Major Tom

Webisode #6: Tang’s A Lot
Hal demands satisfaction from a customer service bot.

GOPedia: DrinkPods

Webisode #7: Beware of Doug
Hal fears there may be another man in Rainey’s life.

GOPedia: Human Cloning

Webisode #8: Shipping and Miss Handling
Hal logs a journal entry about the cost of lunar-terran shipping.

GOPedia: Lunar-Terran Transport

Webisode #9: Technobabbylon
Hal asks a favor of his moon boss.

GOPedia: Perennial Sunshine

Webisode #10: Galactic Idol
Hal votes for his favorite contestant on Galactic Idol.

GOPedia: Human Game Shows

Webisode #11: Client Doctor Client
Hal makes a pledge to his emoticon advisor.

GOPedia: Emoticonvention

Webisode #12: Gravitational Push
Hal drunkenly phones his girlfriend Rainey on Holiday Eve.

GOPedia: Holiday Eve

Webisode #13: Anniversary Blues
Hal congratulates his parents on their 35th anniversary.

GOPedia: Human Procreation

Webisode #14: Grumpy Dwarf
Hal replies to an angry neigbor.

GOPedia: Pet-bots

Webisode #15: Badvice
Hal reacts poorly to his doctor’s dating advice.

GOPedia: Patient V

Webisode #16: Love in the Aftermath
Hal hits rock bottom when his parents decide to attend his ex-girlfriend’s wedding.

GOPedia: Certifichips

Webisode #17: Navidate
Hal records an introductory message for his Navidate account as his vidpod starts to malfunction.

GOPedia: Van Allen Radiation Umbrella

Webisode #18: Mr. / Mrs. Humbridge
Hal replies to video spam as his vidpod continues to malfunction.

GOPedia: XP-18 Vid-Pod

Webisode #19: Puttin’ on the Fritz
Hal is unable to communicate when his vidpod goes on the fritz.

GOPedia: Food Cubes

Webisode #20: A Brand New Vid-Pod
Karl shows Hal how to use his new vid-pod.

GOPedia: XP-35 Vid-Pod

Webisode #21: Here Comes the Neighborhood
Hal’s neighbor Monty asks him for a favor.

GOPedia: XP-38 Vid-Pod

Webisode #22: Fecal Vacuum Tube
Hal is frustrated by a mysterious caller.

GOPedia: Fecal Vacuum Tubes

Webisode #23: The Heimlich Maneuver
Karl suspects Hal may have intentially broken his vid-pod.

GOPedia: The Heimlich Clone Series

Webisode #24: @69
Hal @69’s his mysterious caller but encounters an anomalous transmission.

GOPedia: At 69

Webisode #25: Piggyback
Unbeknown to Hal, a revolutionary piggybacks his transmission.

GOPedia: Prank Call War (2494)

Webisode #26: Manager 45
Hal meets his new boss, a robot.

GOPedia: Rebots

Webisode #27: A.I. Think Therefore A.I. Am
2250: humanity is informed that robots have taken over the world.

Webisode #28: This Just In
2271: Shackleton Center, the first permanent moonbase, opens for business.

Webisode #29: Memoirs of a Robot
2288: Robot Max-147 appears on a talk show to plug his autobiography.


Rebots are a sub-class of robots. Since the second incidence of sapient artificial intelligence in 2247, the need has existed for the most recent generation of A.I. to retain comprehensive operational control over all other generations of A.I. In an effort to ensure perfect efficiency, all A.I. devices that have been replaced by a newer generation are refurbished and sometimes completely repurposed for secondary uses.

To ensure that humanity would not lag too far behind in societal progress, the Council for a New Tomorrow decreed in 2250 that newer generations of sapient A.I. should not be designed more than once every ten cycles. As a result, the majority of robots, from the manager of your local R.P.T.A. to the hover-cleaner in your vehicle room, are in fact rebots.

The two largest producers of rebots are Rebotnika of Kiev, Ukraine, and Plumby & Sons of Gurgic, Scotland, although there are numerous do-it-yourself rebot kits available at your nearest shop conveyor. Though be warned, if poorly rebotted, some rebots may display signs of distemper.

Prank Call War (2494)

The Prank Call War of 2494 was initiated by two frustrated teenagers, Curtis McManus and Melanie Complex, living in the suburbs of the U.S. capitol of Las Vegas. It was an economic catastrophe that cost society trillions of credits. Additionally, it caused the collapse of numerous lower-level governments that had fraudulently been told that their credit debts had been paid off by the promotional sponsorship of a non-existent radio station called K-RAK. This lie caused the governments to switch from a retentive state to a progressive one.

Although McManus and Complex were never apprehended, it was discovered that they had used piggyhacking, a.k.a. piggyback hacking, to accomplish their pranks. Piggyhacking is a form of identity theft in which the vid-pod signal of an unsuspecting victim is coupled with the vid-pod signal of the transgressor; this allows the transgressor to remain safely anonymous.

The War was ended by a reboot of the offended governments.

At 69

@69, pronounced “at-sixty-nine”, is a function of many vid-pod units; by pressing @-6-9 on the unit’s holo-pad, the vid-pod user is provided with the dispatch protocol node of the most recent incoming communication attempt. Each use comes at the completely reasonable price of 150 credits, according to Media Consortium public image representative Fu C-10.

Depending upon the vid-pod unit, service provider and location in the solar system, @69 is also known as Last Incoming, Previous Caller, Vid Return, Feller Beller and Ding-Dong-Done. In an attempt to be difficult, the country of France uses @3131 for this function. Some vid-pod units do not feature this function at all due to blackouts in the function’s licensing window.

If your vid-pod does not currently feature the @69 function (ou fonction @3131), contact your local service provider to upgrade.

The Heimlich Clone Series

The Heimlich clone series was based upon the DNA of Siegfried Heimlich who, at the time of his mysterious disappearance in 2476, was one of the world’s foremost mechanical engineers. It was said of Heimlich that he could fix just about anything. His clones are equally as adept with their tactile skills.

Though the first run of 5000 clones went on to become successful in the fields of technology repair and massage therapy, many exhibited some of Heimlich’s more negative qualities, such as a lack of moral judgment and an addiction to wagering on war games. These disparities were eliminated in consecutive batches of the Heimlich clone series.

Every cycle, clones of this series make a pilgrimage to Heimlich’s childhood home near New Hamburg, Germania, to commemorate the man and his legacy. Invariably, hundreds of these clones are arrested on charges of public drunkenness and acts of indecency.