S4 E99 Elite Dangerous Odyssey: The Personal Odyssey 1 (Oct 2023)

This week our film selection is an Elite Dangerous Odyssey 'Captain's Log' style machinima, heavily influenced by Douglas Adams and John Carpenter with shades of Gerry Anderson.  The film is The Personal Odyssey 1 by Cmdr Fortytwo.  We discuss the use of AI generated voices in this (its a 2021 film) and in particular how well its use can convey emotion - our debate is a deliberation on the choice to create a monotonic dialogue. Damien's overview of the Thargoids is a fascinating insight into the hidden game lore of Elite Dangerous.

1:14 Damien’s overview of the film and the Thargoids
4:00 Phil’s view of the film
9:10 Tracy’s take on the film
15:39 Ricky’s take on the film
20:18 Finding voice actors for free
22:19 In game sound and challenges with mixing
25:51 The role of reverb                     
26:48 Deals for Elite Dangerous and No Man’s Sky
28:53 Mods for Starfield already in use!
29:53 Phil’s predilection for certain mods

Credits -
Speakers: Phil Rice, Ricky Grove, Damien Valentine, Tracy Harwood
Producer: Phil Rice
Editor: Damien Valentine
Music: Anno Domini Beats

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