Today on Quantum Vibe: Judge Loonie Strip 137 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Tue 2011-06-28
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.
In a futuristic court room. The judge (middle-aged female) is not there in person but appears on a large monitor screen fixed high over an ersatz judge's bench. Buford, in a jail jumpsuit and shackles, stands before the bench, flanked by one female and two large 'normal' male uniformed guards.
Caption: The arraignment:
Judge: BUFORD BELTRAN U R CHARGD WID RIOTIN AN DISTURBIN DA PEACE.
Buford: But I didn't start anyting, I was attacked and only defended myself.
Switch angle to focus on Buford, looking surprised.
Judge (OP): U WILL ADRESS ME AS 'YUR OMNISYENS.'
Judge (OP): U R ALSO CHARGD WID BEIN A MINOR IN A DRINKIN ESTABLISHMENT.
Buford: But, I turned 18 tree monts ago!
Closer-in shot of the judge on the monitor screen. We can just see the back of Buford's head.
Judge: IN LUNA YEARS, YES, BUT U WER BORN ON HYGIEA.
Judge: LUNAR LAW 36FC7.92 SEZ FORINERZ' AGEZ MUST B REKONED BAYSD ON THAR WORLD OF ORIGIN. IT IZ ONLY FAIR.
Judge: SO, U R RILLY 3.28 YIRZ OLD.
Buford is led away by the guards, her expression a mixture of disbelief and defeat.
Judge: U R CLEARLY GUILTY AND R TO BE HELD FOR TRIAL. UR PARENTZ R BEIN CONTACTED.