Cinema 2: Clear Skies
“Clear Skies follows a trio of down-and-out misfits who’ve seen no end of bad luck. John Rourke is the obstinate captain of the Clear Skies, a Tempest class battleship manufactured by the downtrodden Minmatar race of New Eden. Rourke’s attitude toward his hazardous chosen lifestyle is cavalier, although this does not sit well with his friends among the crew. Solomon Burke is the pessimistic ship’s engineer, while Charlie Fodder — a gunner with an ironic name — does his best to keep the crew alive. Typical of life in New Eden, Fodder is doomed to remain a rather busy man.
These likeable dropouts from the entrenched corporate lifestyle of New Eden eke out a meager living on trade runs and the odd courier job here and there. Still, they manage to find humor in their grim lot as they narrowly avoid being blown out of the stars by pirates, hired thugs, or whatever threat awaits them on the other side of the next jump gate. This is life aboard the Clear Skies. It’s not a comfortable lifestyle by any means, but the crew is free to live and die by their own terms. Of course, their exploits do make for some good stories.” – James Egan from Massively.com
One of the most ambitious, complete, well-acted, well-directed, well-executed, well-produced machinimas I have seen. Frame for frame this is one of the most entertaining shows I have seen… anywhere. On the web, on television, at the cinema, anywhere. Like humor? “Clear Skies” has it. Like drama? Got it. Action? Got it. If nothing else, “Clear Skies” shows the possibilities of the machinima medium. My advice is simple – if you like “Firefly,” “Red Dwarf,” “Tripping the Rift,” “Star Rangers,” and others of the more dirty and gritty science-fiction shows, give “Clear Skies” a watch. It is well worth your time and I can guarantee you will be entertained.
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