In our silly lil game, we sometimes see things pop in that we have no clue as to their Origin. They seem familiar, but we just can’t pinpoint from where. So that is why we decided to make a fun lil reminder out of it. To let you know just Where did THAT Come From?
By Hawking’s chair and wowza! The 2016 TSTO SciFi Event has just begun and already there’s so much to wow a fuzzball. Stephen Hawking, black holes, multidimensional visitors, and lots of sciencey futuristic stuff to figure out where to put in our games. I’m loving this like a nerd in a space rock candy store but I know a lot of this new stuff might have you wondering just where the heck it all comes from. Well no fears inter-quantum dimensional guys and gals, that’s where this walking carpet earns his bread and butter (seriously, that’s all I’m paid in lol). For this dimension of origin stories, we’ll be looking at the Soul Extraction Institute, RoboBurns, and Doggy Smithers, a premium combo for 100 donuts.
The Soul Extraction Institute comes our way via “Holidays of Future Passed” (S23:E9). There’s lots of goodness that came from this episode and this is one of them. If you haven’t seen the episode, suffice to say Maggie is still voiceless but also pregnant in the episode.
It’s Christmas time in the future and Maggie is trying to get home for the holiday but life and the episode have other plans. While she’s in a taxi driven by Kearney, she goes into labor and has to be rushed to the hospital. Kearney takes Maggie to the Springfield Hospital which has a new wing. The Montgomery Burns Institute for Soul Extraction. Sounds like just the thing Burns would be up to in the future.
Here’s a day time shot too that makes me laugh to see with Burns holding hands with the Devil as he walks in to the building.
Of course, the robotic future versions of Burns and Smithers have nothing to do with this episode. Roboburns and Doggie Smithers come from the very end of “Rosebud” (S5:E4). Burns finds himself wondering what the future holds for his beloved teddy and we find ourselves fast forwarded to 1,000,000 A.D. where everything has ended up like my favorite Charlton Heston movie.
Burns has kept himself alive by encasing his head in a jar and robotic body and Smithers is his ever diligent robopuppy.
For more about Bobo… I actually wrote about that teddy bear all the way back in January 2015. If you have the Tropical Island from the 2014 Christmas Event, Bobo has been in your town for ages.
And that’s about it. I’m off to explore all the interdimensional goodness in my town and laugh at some more of the dialogue. If you’re wondering if you should buy this, it’s probably the best deal you’ll ever see in TSTO. Sound off with your thoughts and I hope you’re loving this event as much as me.
TTFN… Wookiee out!