Such a word often conjures
up thoughts of relaxation or languid days of
quiet repose in the country drowsed by the
intoxicating aroma of flowers while ambling water
slowly lulls you to sleep.
Well, no more my
friend! "Energy streams",
now a galactic phenomena, span the inky blackness
of space. Close enough to Earth to tease her to
harness and embrace this free energy source and
substitute it as the power source for all
and acid rain now exist only in the past. History will books will allude to
those days in "once upon a time"
chapters that poke a condescending finger at the
primitive energy methods of time.
streams of energy though? - Maybe not - They are
electrical discharge paths, spanning the Universe
like an intergalactic freeway. But no one knew
the streams were occupied. Traveled at near
infinite speeds by pure evil beings known as
'Stream Riders", our free source of energy
was soon to bring danger.
a tide of evil, they arrive too fast to be
counted, as they take the off-ramp from hell.
Eight giant moving cities crawl out, wreaking
havoc as Earth cities are inadvertently crushed
under these great monstrosities.
five years earlier, inventor extraordinaire, Dr.
Fluke Hawkins, rocketed off on his week-long
mission to study the Palin Effect of "flange
orbits." Earth never heard from him again.
After the first year in orbit his two companions,
Max: an over zealous, genetically engineered dog;
and Kurt: the inventor's young protege, started
to suspect trouble.
himself, often in a trance-like state when deep
in the whirlwind of invention, is oblivious to
the goings on below. He finally snaps out of it
as they rush to the monitors where they find
evidence that an unimaginable alien, who can
transform itself into pure energy, has invaded
Earth hell-bent on taking over.
Oh Boy! The Doctor
turns to Max, "O.K. Max, I want you
to." Before another word is said, off speeds
Max eager to do the Doctor's bidding, except for
the fact that no "bidding" has been
given yet -- one of Max's little problems! Giving
up on any hope of chasing him down, the Doctor
grabs Kurt, the protege, and heads for the
He opens the door
to reveal his inventions of all shapes and sizes,
but this is an emergency - no time to browse.
"Ah, here it is!" A suit designed to
repel bullets -- just the type of outfit Kurt
needs to take on sentries! And "The Worlds
Most Interesting Bomb", "Anti-Radar
Spray Paint", "The Worlds Smallest
Nuclear Explosion", and who could ever
overlook "The Human Mortar." The Doctor
can't hide his excitement - now is his chance to
test all his inventions created while orbiting
Earth, and he's got the perfect guinea pig! With
an unerring confidence, and slight hint of
insanity, the Doctor urges Kurt to attempt
This is the game the creators call "Max,
Dr. Fluke Hawkins & Kurt".
However the industry has already dubbed it Murder