Today on Quantum Vibe: An unneccesary expense Strip 723 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Fri 2013-11-29
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - Colors: Zeke 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.
We Now Return You To Your Regularly Scheduled Program. [ Mar 1, 2021 ]
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Looking at the command-deck viewscreen, we see pirates in the corridor, doing something at a panel near one of the hatches. Their heads are covered with mini-bubbs. Some of the combat-bots are with them.
Bartoli: Apparently they were prepared for vacuuming.
Santos: Well, it was worth a try.
Stryder, Mueller and Santos. Mueller looks like he's shitting his pants.
Stryder: They're trying to open that hatch, sir.
Santos: Will they succeed?
Stryder: Most likely. And, we have two crewmen on the other side who would be exposed.
Medium c/u of Santos doing a facepalm.
Santos: I practically begged the company to issue us vacuum-convertible uniforms.
Santos: But, no, they said. An unnecessary expense.
Bartoli (OP): Orders, sir?
Side-shot of Santos and his officers, so that Santos is in the far left of the panel but we can still see the others clearly. Santos looks defeated, Skyler alarmed, Mueller is sobbing, Bartoli is inscrutable.
Santos: Repressurize the section, then unseal the hatches.
Santos: Prepare to abandon the command deck.
Santos: Alert the crew: stand down, we are surrendered.