Doctor Petronella Sage thinks she has discovered a way to direct travel through time and space. By changing the Chladni design, Sage and Savant find themselves on a pirate ship and living life before the mast. While the life of a pirate is dangerous, finding a way to return to their own Steampunk world and the laboratory of Dr Sage become quite a challenge.
Convinced that their trip into the future might just be delusion, mad-scientist Doctor Petronella Sage devises an experiment to test her hypothesis. Using the most advanced brain science in the Steampunk universe she plans to prove that their latest foray into the world of the future is all an illusion caused by the galvanistic linking of her brain to the Professor’s.
Q: Who is The Cog Is Dead?
TCID: The Cog is Dead is a band of time-traveling musicians who have journeyed from the Victorian era to various time periods and places around the world to share their music with the world and encourage people to return to using steam powered machines and clockwork technology. As a group who has traveled to so many different eras, we’ve heard a lot of different musical styles and we reflect that in the diverse music that we make.
Steampunk scientists Sage and Savant continue to prove that death is no barrier to science as they venture for the first time into the future. The Roarin’ 20s will require all of their ingenuity as they deal with motorcars, prohibition, the coppers and the most confounding of modern inventions – the zipper!
In researching the next episode of our podcast, we wanted the locals to have the right flavor to their language. The roaring twenties were a period of truly colorful language, and so the people Sage and Savant mean needed to have the appropriate character to set the scene. Prohibition brought in a host of slang words into the English language as people sought ways to talk about their plans without raising interest from the local law enforcement. We pulled some of our favorites from “Flapperspeak: Dictionary of Words from the 1920’s and 1930’s.”
William James was an American psychologist of the late nineteenth century. He studied to become a physician, and was the first educator to offer a university course in psychology. His writings illuminate a number aspects about human thought that are still considered true today, and one of the most cited psychologists in the 20th century.
Welcome to the continuing Steampunk adventures of Dr. Petronella Sage and her friend and fellow scientist, Professor Erasmus Savant. In this episode, we join our heroes as the Doctor attempts to recreate the exact circumstances that led to awakening on the battlefield of Auerstadt 85 years in the past.
Written by: Eddie Louise
We were recently fortunate to participate in a photo session in the Garden Grove studios of Bailey-Denton Photographers. Valorie and James gladly shared their expertise and artistic talent with us and the experience was truly remarkable. Sage and Savant would definitely encourage you to make the trek to Orange County California and have your portrait taken by these amazing artists.
After the photo session, James and Valorie were kind enough to answer our burning questions.
Q: Who exactly is Bailey-Denton Photography which one of you is the photographer and which one is the chemist?
BDP: Bailey-Denton photography is the comprised of equal parts Valorie Bailey-Denton, the photographer and James Denton, the collodionist/chemist