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Strip 1035 of Quantum Vibe
Today on Quantum Vibe: Yep, it's Tau Ceti
Strip 1035 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Fri 2015-02-20
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - Colors: Lea Jean Badelles
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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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What Comes Next [ Mar 18, 2024 ]

The War is Over. We Won.

The war is over, but This Means War has a ways to go. Novo Paolo/Bubbleopolis is still in a nebula/stellar nursery, no one knows what happened to the planet Sharen (center of the Intergalactic Council), and the status of the now-surrendered Invaders is yet to be resolved. What will they do when they learn their homeworld is basically destroyed? Will Alyss and Li be re-united? How about Diana (the real one) and Otto?

These questions will be resolved in the next few weeks, before This Means War part 3 wraps in late May.

After that, I plan to go BACK in time about 400 years, to when Alyss and Li left their home in the Sol System to colonize a new world on the far side of the galaxy. As one might expect, hijinks ensue. New subtitle yet to be determined, start date sometime in around the start of July. Stay tuned!

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Transcript For Strip 1035

Panel 1
The girls are standing next to a new version of the probe. It's a bit less elegant-looking than the previous one, with a lot of extra stuff on it.
Caption: Finally:
Nicole: Interferometer, spectrometer, mass detector, gamma-fluxometer, everything but the kitchen sink.
Murphy: I hope we haven't overlooked anything.
Panel 2
The girls walk away from the airlock door as the newest probe trundles into it.
Nicole: Oh, probably.
Nicole: We'll just have to take the surprises as they come.
Murphy: Agreed.
Panel 3
The girls at the monitor, Murphy is at the console again.
Murphy: Until we can get a handle on that flash effect, I'm sending the probe only up to 2,000 klicks, in the planetoid's shadow.
Nicole: But what if that sends it somewhere else?

Panel 4
Three-part panel, exterior view of the probe in space. In Part A, the probe is surrounded by the electric flash; in Part B, empty but for the star field; in Part C, the probe returns in another flash.
[Part A] Murphy (OP): I'll orient the craft the same way against the stellar background and hope for the best.
[Part B] no dialog
[Part C] Caption: 10 minutes later:
Panel 5
From behind the girls, looking at the monitor, showing the same 'sun' as previously.
Nicole: Spectral analysis of the sun matches that of Tau Ceti!
Murphy: 0.783 times Sol's mass, 0.794 times Sol's radius, confirmed.
Murphy: Assuming we are in fact 683.476 gigs away.
Nicole: What about that planet?
Panel 6
Medium 2-shot of the girls looking at the monitor.
Murphy: It's only half the mass of Jupiter. Projected orbit is highly eccentric.
Murphy: That matches up with the seventh known planet in that system.
Nicole: I think this cinches it we're looking at Tau Ceti.

Panel 7
The girls gazing at the monitor in wonder.
Murphy: I still can't believe it.
Nicole: Almost twelve light-years and back in just minutes.
Nicole: You know what this means?
Murphy: That we've gone completely delusional?
Panel 8
Nicole has turned and is grasping Murphy by the shoulders.
Nicole: No, silly, what it means is ...
Nicole: The Stars Are Ours!

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