Today on Quantum Vibe: Alizadeh Interfacing Strip 31 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Mon 2011-01-31
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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Back in the L-5 City, Nicole enters an establishment identified by a sign, 'Alizadeh Interfacing.'
Caption: In the Arch, L-5 City.
Nicole stands before a receptionist desk, behind which is seated another young-looking woman of apparent Iranian extraction. Nicole is handing the woman a card.
Nicole: I'm Nicole Oresme, here for my 13:00 appointment. This is my referral.
Medium close-up of the receptionist looking at the card, eyes widening.
A rather large and not-too-bright-looking Persian man appears instantly next to the Receptionist, somewhat startling Nicole.
Receptionist: Escort this honored client to the preparation room at once.
The preparation room. Peyman remains by the door as Nicole enters. Also in the room are Farzad Alizadeh, a middle-aged Persian man, and a young, bright-looking male assistant, Yousef. Front and center is something that looks like a dentist's chair.
Farzad: Welcome, Ms. Oresme. I am Dr. Farzad Alizadeh and this is my assistant, Yousef.
Farzad: Please have a seat and we'll get started right away.
Three-shot of Farzad, Yousef and Nicole in the chair, looking slightly uncomfortable.
Farzad: You are to be receiving the M-6460 Series Cortical Processor Implant, the very latest, yes?
Farzad: Yousef, begin the anesthetic procedure.
Same shot. Youself is holding up a small facial breathing mask, but is interrupted by Nicole.
Nicole: Ah, no offense intended, but I'd feel more comfortable with a female assistant, please?
Farzad: Of course.
Suddenly, in place of Youself is a handsome young Persian woman. Nicole looks impressed.
Farzad: This is Niki.
Nicole: Now, that's customer service.
Farzad: Your employer Dr. Murtagh always demands the best.