Today on Quantum Vibe: Captain Pinder Strip 121 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Mon 2011-06-06
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - 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.
We Now Return You To Your Regularly Scheduled Program. [ Mar 1, 2021 ]
Texas has returned to more normal winter weather conditions, power is back on and Internet connections are working. Which means Scott has new Quantum Vibe strips ready to go this week. We appreciate everyone's understanding and patience as we emerged from hibernation.
Exterior view, the space-schooner Spanish Wells is rocketing away from Mercury.
Nicole (from the ship): This is some ride you found for us, Seamus.
Aboard the schooner, Nicole and Seamus are strapped into acceleration couches. Seamus is sort of over-flowing his. The surroundings are very utilitarian, both passengers look uncomfortable.
Seamus: There being no commercial liner available at this time, I took what I could find.
Closer 2-shot on Nicole and Seamus.
Nicole: We're not going to be boosting at 20 gravs the whole trip, are we?
Seamus: Thankfully, no ...
The two of them suddenly look relieved, as if a weight has been lifted from them.
Seamus: The Captain said this would only be for the first hour, to build up some speed, then ...
Seamus: Ah! Much better.
Captain Pinder appears in a hatchway near Nicole and Seamus. Pinder is slender, with a weathered face and a large, somewhat bulbous nose. Nicole is unstrapping herself from the couch.
Pinder: Ha! Even six gravs feels pretty good to ya after a heavy boost, eh?
Nicole is now standing next to her couch. Pinder is in the frame, looking at her appreciatively.
Seamus: Better, although I'll still have some difficulty getting around, in my condition.
Nicole: Guess I'll be doing food service for you.
Pinder busts out laughing.
Pinder: Ha-ha! You can bring him his food, but are ya gonna take it away when he's done with it?
Pinder: – And clean up for him?
Nicole is looking really grossed-out, but Seamus seeks to re-assure her.
Seamus: It's okay, Nicole. I didn't hire you to be my nurse, and I can still take care of some things myself.