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Starpocalypse is a 2013 web video created and written by James Ashby and Zachary Weiner, known for their work on SMBC Theater and the webcomic Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal. It follows two brothers, Niac and Leba, who are fired from their university and use Leba's "finder" technology to find a reason for them to be hirable...leading them to find the ship the Space Pope vowed to find God with when he left a millenium prior. And he succeeded.

The series is the science vs religion conflict taken to its most ridiculous extreme. The only religious character is the "Space Pope", who is dead by the events of the series and considered an idiot by many. God is a deranged monster who kills humans for fun, and had nothing to do with any positive aspects of religion. Meanwhile, the science-revering humans are decadent morons, have no regard for history, art, literature, etc, instead doing nothing but artificially giving themselves orgasms.


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Starpocalypse contains examples of:

  • All Men Are Perverts: Aside from the artificial orgasming, Leba is an extreme Robosexual. Niac, meanwhile, is considered a pervert because he can't interface with Orgasm Helmets and just has sex.
  • Belief Makes You Stupid: If the Space Pope is any indication. Not that the followers of science are much better.
  • Deus Est Machina: Gugol has apparently become this.
  • Electric Instant Gratification: Everyone in the future has a helmet with a button that gives them orgasms, which they use frequently.
  • God Is Evil: God in Starpocalypse is a deranged psycho who gets sexual pleasure out of killing humans, watching humans kill each other, and watching humans have sex. He also caused a load of social problems by imposing arbitrary and insane rules on early humanity, just because he thought it'd be fun. He had a whale of a time during the Inquisition.
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  • Pleasure Planet: "Princess Pleasure Planet" a planet what's one gigantic amusement park devoted to having sex with cartoon characters.
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  • Three Laws-Compliant: Phee the robot cannot harm humans or disobey a human's orders. Too bad God can do both.


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