Today on Quantum Vibe: Trans-universal probe Mark V Strip 1020 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Fri 2015-01-30
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - Colors: Lea Jean Badelles Sci-Fi Adventure Monday & Thursday.
A thousand years in the future, humanity has colonized worlds in nearly
100 galaxies, thanks to Quantum Vibremonic technologies developed five
centuries earlier. Other new technologies have created various
off-shoots of humanity and extended life expectancies five-fold. The
story begins with how a mad scientist and his plucky assistant, along
with their robot friend, brought humanity to the stars, and continues
with the adventures of some unique people in fantastic places.
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The girls are again standing in front of the whiteboard. This time a somewhat different design is displayed. Nicole's hair is a bit longer.
Caption: Several tendays later:
Murphy: That should be everything. Trans-universal probe Mark V.
Nicole: We've refined the refinements to a fine edge.
Now they're at the launch systems monitor, as before.
Murphy: We've got as big a power supply and as much shielding as we can pack onto one of these launch vehicles.
Nicole: Keep your fingers crossed.
Exterior view of the probe rocketing away from the planetoid.
Murphy (from below): The probe is on-track, all systems show green ...
The girls at the monitor. We see the probe with its engines cut ...
Murphy: Coasting to maximum altitude ...
Nicole: Breach engine activation in 3 … 2 … 1 ...
The girls watch in astonishment as the probe seems to squeeze in on itself.
Murphy: Oh, no …
Nicole: A singularity?
The probe disappears in a tiny flash.
Nicole: FEEK! When it falls back down here …
Murphy: No worries – it's too small and will 'evaporate' long before it reaches the planetoid.
Close 2-shot of Nicole and Murphy looking up at the monitor.
Nicole: Well, at least that was something.
Murphy: Something, but worse than nothing. We have no salvage to examine.
Murphy lays an affectionate arm across Nicole's shoulders.
Murphy: We need a fresh approach. Let's take some time off.
Nicole: And do what?
Murphy: I have an idea ...