Different Drummer Episode IV by Syd Baker

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Detective Nit (Blue Man) and his partner Meps (Mechanical Employee of Police Squad) have tracked down the evil assassin robot Pique and her assistant, one of the ambiguous Grey Men, and foiled their bomb plot, thanks in part to Meps alert identification of Pique from an earlier encounter . In moments they will be in custody, but at the cost of Detective Nit’s ride… well, he always hated that car.
(No robots were injured in the making of this film)


action, adventure, blue, city, detective, fantasy, mystery, robot, sci fi


  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeabout 5 years ago

    Awesome scene and work. Great story too. I love breaking news like this! :o)

  • I wasn’t going to leave Meps looking like a silly robot, just because he dropped his soda, he’s a quality being, and brave too, and he really gets around in saucer mode!!

    – Syd Baker

  • retepk
    retepkabout 5 years ago

    Superb work Syd.
    Cheers mate.

  • Thanks Peter, I wasn’t even finished with Dropped His Soda before I knew I just had to do this, and linking the two scenes was too much fun!

    – Syd Baker

  • (Looks like Bunny types faster, don’t feel bad, my Mom could type 100 words a minute…)

    – Syd Baker

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeabout 5 years ago

    I type pretty fast Syd. These are great. I love these little bots. :o) More please.

  • retepk
    retepkabout 5 years ago

    No worries Syd. I can type about 30 words a minute as long as it is the words
    “a” or “I”.

  • wol, my typong isnn’t quot superbp

    – Syd Baker

  • Danilo Lejardi
    Danilo Lejardiabout 5 years ago

    Great and very complex scene, Syd; right segments seems like movie picture frames. Hard work, indeed!

  • Thanks so much Danilo, especially coming from you, I got really inspired while still working on Dropped His Cup I had to define girl robot, Pique is her name. I created the city backdrop first, and had so much cool stuff back there my computer ran out of memory, so I simplified things and moved the scene way up high. Surprisingly, one of the hardest things was the net, and it worked first time, I was so surprised!

    – Syd Baker

  • Scott Bricker
    Scott Brickerabout 5 years ago

    always amazing stuff, Mr. Syd!

  • Thanks Scott, so far no one has noticed the Episode IV joke, homage to George Lucas for starting Star Wars with Episode 4, then 5, 6, 1, 2, 3!

    – Syd Baker

  • JenLand
    JenLandabout 5 years ago

    I noticed the Episode IV thing, but honestly thought I’d missed 1, 2, & 3 somehow!! So I went looking on your profile page. NOW I get it. heh heh

    Fantastic work my friend!!! I’ll be sureptitiously checking in on the hospital computer to see what happens in 1, 2, 3 and 5 & 6!!!

  • Welllllllll, there isn’t an actual adventure story at this time, but there may be snippets of things later, there will definitely be more robots, and it seems Detective Nit needs a new vehicle, maybe something like the Geiger Recumbent, with a seat for Meps!

    – Syd Baker

  • JKKimball
    JKKimballabout 5 years ago

    ZAP !!

  • That’s right! First time doing an action sequence with special effects, that little robot is a brave little guy!

    – Syd Baker

  • linaji
    linajiabout 5 years ago

    This is just completely excellent work Syd.. I think blue man has really stepped up to a great story line!!

  • Hi Lina, thanks so much, it actually started with the little robot’s Screen Test, and continued with a chance encounter with a memorable character that led to the capture of two notorious assassins! Whew, gotta rest after that!

    – Syd Baker

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorabout 5 years ago

    Love it Syd!! :)

  • Thanks Keith, city scenes are so hard, I spent days creating such a complex backdrop my computer wouldn’t render it, so I pulled out a bunch of stuff and raised everything into the sky. The net model had me the most perplexed, actually, but I needed it because Detective Blue Man doesn’t blast people, he has a stunner, and we needed answers!

    – Syd Baker

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