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GS-Episode-02
"Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword"
URL: linkShow: Game Station 2.0Released: April 5, 2012
Season 1, Episode 2 (2)Time: 6:08
Written by: Rich Evans — Edited by: Stoklasa/Bauman
Cast: Rich Evans, Tara Ketterer, Mike Stoklasa

"Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword" is the second episode of video game and geek culture review web series, Game Station 2.0. It aired April 5, 2012 on Blip,[1][2] the second of four episodes. The episode, edited by Mike Stoklasa and Jay Bauman, consists of a satirical introduction and a traditional review scripted by Rich Evans, interspersed with comedic sketches.[3]

As his overseer grows more violent and sadistic, Rich Evans gradually acquires more information about the mysterious Game Station. He is forced to review the 2011 Nintendo Wii action-adventure game, Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.[2][4]

PlotEdit

In the introduction, Tara the Gamer Girl gives a brief overview of Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, touching on its creator Shigeru Miyamoto and its context in the long-running Legend of Zelda franchise.

Meanwhile, in the game station pod, the overseer demonstrates the new manual game delivery system, intentionally firing various projectiles into Rich Evan's pod, hoping to inflict bodily harm. During his review of Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Rich learns of the dangerous working conditions in his pod and discovers that he may have been forcibly sterilized without his knowledge. He unsuccessfully tries to glean additional information about the Game Station from the overseer, who evades his questions.

After completing the review, Rich, resigned to his fate, accepts the next assignment from his overseer, who uses to the game delivery system to send a paint can into Rich's face.

Summary and ReviewEdit

Rich Evans discusses the pros and cons of the latest installment of the long-running Zelda series. He also gets hit in the face a lot.

IntroductionEdit

The opening crawl claims that Game Station 2.0 will cover video games, comic books, nerd culture, politics and religion, homeopathic medicine, and lice removal tips and tricks.[2]

AppearancesEdit

ProductionEdit

See also: Game Station 2.0#Production

"Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword" is the second of four episodes developed and produced for release by Machinima.com.[5][3][6] Although the partnership was dissolved on February 24, 2012, the pilot and remaining episodes were completed before the pilot episode's debut.[5][3]

The episode was announced on March 29, 2012,[7] and aired April 5, 2012 on Blip.[1][2]

Although the episode focuses on Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, the Nintendo Wii console does not appear in the episode. During the review, Evans uses "precision strikes" to describe the gameplay, a term which is repeated in Best of the Worst episode "Stupid Kids Movies".[8]

SourcesEdit

  • Nintendo. Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. Nintendo of America, 2011. Nintendo Wii.


Season 1, Episode 2 (2)
Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (3288)

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Red Letter Media, LLC (April 5, 2012). "Twitter / redlettermedia: Game Station 2.0 - Legend of ...". Twitter.com. Retrieved April 26, 2014.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Red Letter Media, LLC (April 5, 2012). "Game Station 2.0 – Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword". RedLetterMedia.com. Retrieved April 26, 2014.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Red Letter Media, LLC (March 22, 2012). "Game Station 2.0 – Batman: Arkham City (Pilot Episode)". RedLetterMedia.com. Retrieved April 25, 2014.
  4. Fletcher, JC (Aug 17th 2011). "The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword out in North America on Nov. 20". Joystiq.com. Joystiq. Retrieved April 26, 2014.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Stoklasa, Mike (March 21, 2012). "InvisionPB / Redlettermike: Hi friends, this was sort of ...". Retrieved Nov 17, 2014.
  6. Red Letter Media, LLC (July 24, 2011). "Twitter / redlettermedia: Hey guys! Machinima.com has ...". Twitter.com. Retrieved April 26, 2014.
  7. Red Letter Media, LLC (March 29, 2012). "Red Letter Media on Twitter: "@Delfino12 Both new soon. HITB soon. As in very soon."". Twitter.com. Retrieved October 26, 2014.
  8. Red Letter Media, LLC (May 28, 2013). "Best of the Worst: Playing Dangerous, Shapeshifter, and Thunderpants". RedLetterMedia.com. Retrieved April 26, 2014.

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