Today on Quantum Vibe: Blamed on the Oresme Shield Strip 1151 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Fri 2015-08-14
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - Colors: Lea Jean Badelles Sci-Fi Adventure Monday & Thursday.
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Angled view of Bok continuing his presentation to the class. We can see Mr. Foot looking on nearby.
Bok: 'Like nearly all settled worlds, Windemere was surrounded by an Oresme Shield, set up to protect its inhabitants from a sneak-attack via Murphy Drive.
Bok: 'The Murphy Drive, of course, being the technology that enabled humanity to leave the Home System and colonize the universe.'
Med close-up on Bok.
Bok: 'Our history informs us that 372 of our years ago, the magnetic fields protecting Windemere from solar and cosmic rays collapsed, while it's star's magneto-plasmic activity increased four-fold.'
Bok: 'The results were catastrophic: Radiation damaged both living and artificial beings, and the planet's atmosphere began to be stripped away by the solar winds.
Bok: 'Most, but not all, of the planet's inhabitants were evacuated before the world became uninhabitable.'
Bok: 'The collapse was blamed on the Oresme Shield, and excessive use of the Murphy Drive near its boundary.'
Angled view of Bok, where we can also see Mr. Foot looking sideways at him.
Bok: 'Our history informs us that after this disaster, the Intergalactic Council banned the use of both the Shield and the Drive within the heliopause of any settled star-system.
Bok: 'This pretty much shut down interstellar trade, and any travel aside from official Council business, or among those cultures that live among the dark-matter clusters.'
Bok: 'And this is the explanation given for our world's isolation from intertgalactic civiliation since a few decades after Zytemonde's founding.'
Same view, but now Bok is looking more determined and Mr. Foot is looking alarmed.
Bok: 'But our history lies. The Windemere collapse was the result of changes in her star's natural fusion processes.
Foot: MISTER CLARK!
Bok: 'Windemere was able to protect itself by converting its Oresme Shield to a Miyaki Shield, the same as space-cities use to protect against plasma storms. It is still inhabited to this day.
Foot: MISTER CLARK!
A band flexes out from Mr. Foot's extended hand and wraps itself around Bok's mouth, silencing him.
Bok: 'Zytemonde is isolated for political reasons, not because of any ban on the Murphy Drive.'
Bok: 'The evidence for this is …' MMFF!!!
Foot: That will be quite enough of your foolishness, Mr. Clark!
Mr. Foot grabs the gagged Bok and hustles him towards an exit, while speaking to the class. In the foreground we can see Sofia and Zander exchanging glances.
Foot: You will remain in your seats, quietly. I will return shortly.
Foot: Do not make the mistake of repeating Mr. Clark's outrageous untruths. It will only serve to embarrass him further.