Today on Quantum Vibe: Less arguing that way Strip 251 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Mon 2011-12-05
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.
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Still at the dinner table, but now the plates are cleared and Hari and his guests are having after-dinner drinks (Seamus is drinking coffee, Hari is drinking a vermouth, and Nicole is drinking a whisky, neat.
Hari: So, what's your schedule like? Staying on Luna long?
Seamus: One week.
Closer 2-shot of Hari and Seamus.
Hari: Planning some sight-seeing?
Seamus: Hardly. I have an appointment with Dr. Sharkisian tomorrow. He expects a 5-day course of treatment to get my endocrine system re-balanced.
Different two-shot of Hari and Seamus.
Hari: Glad you took my advice, to see him.
Seamus: Yes, well, it was helpful that you gathered the Damouiseau Station recordings for me.
Hari and Seamus. Hari smiles broadly.
Hari: Glad I could help. You shouldn't neglect your health, Seamus.
Hari: I intend to throw a lavish party for your 400th birthday, and you'd better be here for it.
Focus on Seamus. He has to think a moment about how old he is.
Seamus: That's not much incentive. You know I don't like big parties.
Seamus: Also, the way things are going I'm not sure Luna will be a safe place to visit in – ah -- 60 years.
Two-shot of Nicole and Hari, with a bit of Seamus in the frame.
Hari: And how shall the plucky young assistant be spending her week here?
Nicole: Oh, some shopping, some sight-seeing, some drinking. You know, plucky stuff.
Hari reaches out and lays his hand on Nicole's forearm. She doesn't withdraw immediately, but looks uncomfortable.
Hari: I'll be busy during daytimes, but in the evenings I can show you around, if you like.
Hari: I can get you an exclusive tour of the Davis caverns, of the Jones-Hardesty campus, of ...
Nicole pulls her arm away, not too forcefully, but unmistakably signaling her feelings.
Nicole: Thanks, Mr. Copperton, but no thanks.
Nicole: I – when I go exploring, I like to go solo. Less arguing that way.
Hari: Of course.