Today on Quantum Vibe: Part of the stealth system Strip 1616 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Fri 2017-06-16
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - Colors: Lea Jean Badelles Sci-Fi Adventure Mondays.
To boldly go where no manic pixie dream girl has gone before.
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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Ralf is standing next to a console that serves as a food/beverage dispenser. He's inserting one of the mugs into a slot, getting it refilled with guovett. We can see Eithne still in her pilot's seat, in the background.
Ralf: 'Flexiderm'? It sounds like a disease.
Eithne: It's something you can put over a spaceframe to change its color and even shape, a little.
Ralf has returned to the control cabin. Now he's standing with Eithne in front of the rear-center console, where a pair of screens show planar and perspective views of their police cruiser.
Ralf: So we can disguise our cruiser?
Eithne: Exactly. It's part of the 'stealth' system built into a craft like this.
Eithne: Although, I'm not sure an active scanner can't see through this, at short range.
Cut to exterior of the cruiser, warping through space.
Ralf (from ship): That should not be a problem at Campeche Rock.
Ralf: There, any active scanning is considered highly disrespectful.
Ralf: And likely to spark a fire-fight.
Same shot as panel 2, except the images of the cruiser are altered.
Ralf: That's a … classic design.
Eithne: It's a 35-year-old courier craft, modified extensively.
Eithne: It makes us look old and uninteresting.
Ralf studies the images.
Ralf: Yes … uninteresting will serve us well, here.
Ralf: As an independent craft, we shall need a name for it.
Eithne: What do you suggest?
Exterior shot of the cruiser with its changed 'skin.'
Ralf (from cruiser): Among my people is an ancient story about a daring wanderer who has many fantastic adventures. His name was, 'Ha'Arokk.'
Eithne (from cruiser): 'Space Cruiser Ha'Arokk.' Works for me.