Today on Quantum Vibe: The hearing begins Strip 725 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Tue 2013-12-03
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - Colors: Zeke Bieser Sci-Fi Adventure Monday & Thursday.
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In the Officers' Mess. Most of the tables have been moved away, except for one wide table behind which are seated Hernandez and two of his associates. Before him stand the four bridge officers, with four combat bots arrayed behind them.
Caption: Not long afterwards, in the Officers' Mess.
Santos: What is the meaning of this?
Three-shot of Hernandez and his two associates, Ajax (male) and Ashanti (female, dark skin).
Hernandez: This is where we determine the fate of your crew.
Hernandez: Ashanti, what are the particulars for Captain Santos, here?
Looking past Santos to Ashanti, touching her fingers to her temples, reads from a holoscreen appearing in front of her.
Ashanti: Captain Tadeo 'Sparky' Santos, age 147, from Venezuela , West Terra. A minor shareholder in the criminal gang known as GENSAXWAL …
Santos: Outrageous! This is not a lawful hearing!
Medium close-up on Hernandez, leaning back in his chair, with his hands clasped behind his head, smiling.
Hernandez: Captain Santos, you would be wise not to interrupt.
Hernandez: I have many cases to decide, and little time to decide them.
Hernandez: Unless, of course, you would prefer to be summarily executed without any hearing at all.