Year One [Trinity Continuum: Aberrant]

Trinity Continuum: Aberrant

Elements of the Trinity Continuum: Aberrant playtest.

Well, it’s been a year since N-Day and our announcement of Aberrant‘s dev team, and I’m sure you’re all thirsty for some previews. Who better to give us her unique view of the world than America’s sweetheart, Jennifer “Slider” Landers, as part of her popular Opcast, Where2Now, courtesy of Alex Melchor.

…and here we are! No, we’re not in an alien ruin on Mars, we’re at Pinewood Toronto Studios! I know, I know; this is different from other episodes and some of you may be wondering why I’m not at some beautiful natural spot.

Truth is, like many young kids with a streaming channel and too much time on their hands, I used to dream about being “discovered” by the film industry. I dreamed about taking over as the new actor to play a certain raider of tombs. But then major productions moved to India, not to mention that I erupted and joined Team Tomorrow, so I get to save the world for real. Fair trade, no?

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Fortunately for other dreamers, Toronto is picking up where Hollywood left off, and now it’s the mecca of the indie film and OpNet drama industry! Two of my favorite OpNet series are filmed in this very soundstage… guess which ones in the chat, and at the end of the episode, a random lucky winner will get some nerdy loot I picked myself!

[screen distorts again, and now Slider is walking between large buildings]

Leave blockbusters and big-name films to Mumbai and Hollywood, Toronto is where you go when your vision is powerful and your ambition is great. Here you can mingle with people who are insanely creative and not afraid to take risks. Play nice and you’ll be able to build something amazing and share it with the entire world!

Hello, everyone and happy N-Day! I’m in Mexico City now, because Ricardo, you know, from T2M Americas, he said I haven’t really celebrated N-Day until I do it in Mexico City, and he wasn’t kidding! The party’s in full swing now; I’ve come across three different street music bands, and vendors selling all sort of things! I got Pax a balloon with his face on it! He’ll make a face, but I’m sure deep inside he’ll love it, hah!

Restaurants are giving out snacks and drinks for free outside their doors, people are just jumping and laughing, their faces painted in blue and gold, and man! The energy all around me is great! And… wait! Oh, my god! Can you see this? It’s a Divis Mal piñata! And, whoa! Is that me? Haha! I’m a piñata! I’ll take that as being full of sweetness and not that someone would want to beat me up! Oh! Oh! Is that what I think it is? Let’s take a closer look!

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It is! It’s the Galatea! But what is it? Excuse me? Eh… qué es esto? Fuegos artificales? Oh, my god! It’s fireworks! They’re going to actually blow this up! It’s going to be a-ma-zing! Oh! I think somebody recognized me!

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Hey, people! Sorry for the skip; I have so much footage I’m going to have to edit it down to the highlights and upload them later. By the way; this is Doña Paquita; she runs this cute little cafe. Her daughter and her friends kinda adopted me earlier to show me around the best bars downtown and I just got them all home, because hooray nova alcohol metabolism and amazing warping powers, but Doña Paquita wouldn’t let me go without serving me the best damn coffee I’ve ever had and her homemade tamales.

I’m going to get a bit moody and say today has been incredible. I’m used to being around fans and people asking me for my autograph, and I take every selfie with people that I’m able to, but today was… different. The people here didn’t just make me feel welcome and admired, they made me feel like family.

  8 comments for “Year One [Trinity Continuum: Aberrant]

  1. karpomatic
    March 23, 2019 at 10:29 am

    Nice! Bring it on, Ian. We’re ready.

  2. Mateus Luz
    March 23, 2019 at 10:38 am

    My anxiety senses are tickling!

  3. Ryan Spinney
    March 23, 2019 at 9:33 pm
    • Ian A. A. Watson
      March 24, 2019 at 4:04 pm

      I live about an hour outside of Toronto; trust me, I’m well aware of the movies filmed here. 🙂 Slider’s coverage represents the state of things closer to 2028.

      • Ryan Spinney
        March 25, 2019 at 8:13 am

        I live and work in York Region and the City of Toronto. I know a guy who did deliveres of stuff like sets for Star trek: Discovery to Pinewood Studios which getting a massive expansion (as if Pinewood wasn’t already big), most likely in part so they will be ready for for in spin Section 31 which will also be shot in Toronto, as well as block buster movies and smaller films and TV.

        They call Toronto Hollywood North and New York North for a reason.

        This is not to say I did not enjoy the the free and for Toronto’s film industry in Aberrant I did, this was not intended as critism, but a little note that Toronto is more then capable of handling big films too.

        Toronto one of the biggest cities in North America amd still growing fast.

        • dirtypoolfilms
          March 25, 2019 at 11:30 am

          I thought they called Vancouver Hollywood North

          • Ryan Spinney
            March 25, 2019 at 6:12 pm

            Both cities use it and deserve it.

  4. NullApostle
    March 25, 2019 at 3:50 pm

    I need me some Raoul Duke in a future update.

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