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Strip 1094 of Quantum Vibe
Today on Quantum Vibe: No Klingons
Strip 1094 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Thu 2015-05-14
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.

Quantum Vibe: Château Périlleux - By Scott Bieser w/Lea Jean Badellas & Gus Mendes

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Transcript For Strip 1094

Panel 1
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Caption: 'But what we were more surprised NOT to find, were alien civilizations.

We did find plenty of worlds with water, and those with liquid water more often than not had some form of protein-based life, similar to our bacteria, or plankton. A few even had higher forms cephalopods, vertebrates with scales, feathers and fur, some beautiful, some deadly, often both, often neither. A whole new branch of evolutionary biology developed studying these things.

But no Vulcans, no Golgafrinchans, Klingons or Kzinti; neither Pila nor Jophur, Mon Calimari nor Lamviin, Daleks nor Minbari. Personally I'm not sure whether to be disappointed or relieved.

We did find a few advanced reptiloids and mammaloids with potential to evolve sapience. Some of the Terran settlers have set about domesticating them, and some others have set about 'uplifting' them to sapience.
Panel 2
A family of humans in a menagerie of alien critters. A four-winged avian perches on a stand; a little girl cuddles with a six-legged quasi-kitten; a man is training a lizardog.
No dialog
Panel 3
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Caption: However we did find a few remnants of civilizations. Ruins of cities, settlements, viaducts, all manner of artifacts, and even some dead spaceships although none with anything like interstellar capabilities.

In some cases it was clear that these species had destroyed themselves in wars, or induced environmental catastrophes, or plagues. It drove home to humans of all types how incredibly lucky we are, to have survived all these dangers. Now that we're spread among the stars, and even starting to spread to other galaxies, the odds of our own extinction, or that of whatever we eventually become, are vanishingly small.

It is possible, as some have suggested, that there are some much older, incredibly advanced intelligences that have avoided our detection. Perhaps they are watching us, to see what we do next.
Panel 4
Some archeologists exploring ruins of an alien city under a clearly alien sky.
No dialog

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