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 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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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.