Today on Quantum Vibe: Considering all the angles Strip 1085 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Fri 2015-05-01
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - Colors: Lea Jean Badelles Sci-Fi Adventure Mondays.
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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Boneheads 4, 3 and 1 in the frame, Bonehead 4 is speaking.
Bonehead 4: As your escapade in East Terra illustrated, you have created a weapon against which there is no defense.
Bonehead 4: Your Murphy Drive can instantly transport anything, anywhere, with destructive effects.
Medium shot of Bonehead 5, with Bonehead 2 in the frame.
Bonehead 5: One could transit a nuclear bomb into the 'Bloid, or inside a Lunar City dome.
Bonehead 5: Or send a massive asteroid crashing into any target from point-blank range.
Bonehead 5: Or less spectacularly, a grenade into the bedroom of a personal adversary.
Two-shot of Li and Nicole looking on sadly as Bonehead 1 continues.
Bonehead 1 (OP): Since the transits are un-traceable, even 'mutually assured destruction' doctrine won't work.
Bonehead 1: Not that it worked so well four centuries ago, as we all know.
Bonehead 1, flanked by 2 and 3. Bonehead one's demeanor softens into one of sympathy.
Bonehead 1: We know this was not your intent. You were trying to open new frontiers for humanity, with the hope of avoiding the pressures that lead to warfare.
Bonehead 1: But we have to consider all the angles.
Two-shot of Li and Nicole, Li stands and speaks in a confrontational tone.
Li: Well, while you're deciding what to do with us here's another angle for you to consider:
Li: The East Terrans now know that somebody has teleportation technology.
Li facing the Boneheads.
Li: Furthermore, since L-5 City is usually in the forefront of technological innovation, this is the first place they're going to look to find who's responsible.
Li: They might even find a way to replicate the drive, given enough time.
Medium shot of the 3 lead Boneheads.
Bonehead 2: Please, Mr. Situ, we have no intention of restraining or harming you and Ms. Oresme. We are not like the other mercorps.
Bonehead 2: You came to us, seeking assistance, remember?
Bonehead 2: But we are hoping you could suggest a solution to this problem.
Li and Murphy suddenly turn in their seats to look in surprise at the person speaking behind them.
Voice: Well, if they can't, then I believe I can.