TL;DR. Just kidding, I read through it. Here's my personal opinion, which may differ from what bradleykins and others have said, and then I'm gonna give you a link that hopefully resolves the discussion on the matter for now.
The time looping equipment was definitely used to send Church into the past. I agree with you on pretty much everything, that it makes a TON more sense for Church to be the team-killer, torturing himself, making copies, letting Grif and the other copy of Church out of prison, etc. As has been said, it didn't work as well for the Meta when he had it because he didn't have a working AI.
I have a feeling that this is going to be explained in greater detail in the next season (WOOHOO MEMORIAL DAY!!!). Burnie has stated on various occasions that Season 10 will wrap up all current story arcs, and likely that also means that any serious conspiracies will come to an end. (Who the blue ODST is, if Church really got sent into the past, how Carolina is still alive, etc.) That being said, I'd like to refer anyone and everyone to this journal by Monty posted 5 months ago. He specifically was talking about the discrepancies between the Season 9 trailer and actual events in Season 9, but it can definitely refer to past seasons' events and later ones. They're the writers, they can do pretty much what they want. I'm sure they've thought about this a ton, so it's not like they'll leave the time travel issue completely alone.
At the end of Season 9, after being released from the capture unit, Church was shown in a confused state - he thought for a brief instance that some iteration of Tex was alive and with the Reds and Blues. We all know that that's not true, but again it does show that Church is still trying to figure things out. Season 10 may have an episode or two centering around Epsilon-Church's attempts to piece all of the past together. (Burnie has also said that all of Season 10 is already written, so it won't be up for anyone from the community to decide what happens.)
Basically, I don't worry too much about what has happened; I have my own theories and explanations. Mostly, though, I look forward to what's gonna come. (Again, I CANNOT WAIT FOR MEMORIAL DAY!! Go to 7:16 to see the Season 10 preview!!!)
Actually, this was specifically mentioned at PAX, they wrote it, sent it away to be animated, got the proof, then published it. They didn't like the hands-off-yness of the process, so thats why the RvBa never got continued.
They did not. They don't have cartoonists on staff, they had to send away and they really did not like that. Which is why RvB Animated didn't happen, and why they hired Monty so they could do stuff in-house.
okay , Iam not sure what you understand with free and animation STUDIOS, I just guess you mean program and I can tell you , there is no good and free , there is only okay and free or expensive and good, in that case u could crack yourself a program or save money for a good one , anyway , I think this is the wrong topic for such question!
Lemmy's got a succinct answer for you. A bit more detail can be found below.
The Meta was originally being fed ideas from his first AI, Sigma. All AI had an obsession with the Alpha, thinking that he/it was the most powerful, a leader, etc. As he went around collecting the other AI fragments, he must have noticed that he was getting stronger - or at least was able to manipulate more equipment with their help. But as we know, having more than one AI at a time can make someone go crazy, as was talked about in Carolina's case (and we've since seen with Caboose... though some debate that he was always that dumb). Since he collected pretty much all of the remaining AIs, each with their own personalities and traits, it'd be no wonder if he got a little off in the head. That's probably why at the end of Season 6 he begins to shake once Church (who we now know as the Alpha) and all of the other AI that he had go in him at once. Each one was probably fretting over the Alpha, getting to know their idol of worship for so long.
Maine/the Meta was mostly motivated by power, but we need to recognize that he may not have been completely sane throughout Season 6 from having more than one AI. And at the end of that season, we notice that the Director and Counselor are conscious of the Meta's actions, telling him to focus on what they asked him because "the Alpha wasn't there" and they could "discuss the Alpha later." So it's very possible that the Director and Counselor hired the Meta in order to fulfill some greater purpose, which may have just been to get all of the AI together again. That could have been for something even bigger and better in their minds, possibly a continuation of Project Freelancer. Since Wash set off the EMP, though, the attempts for the Meta, Director, and Counselor were all foiled.