Today on Quantum Vibe: Hyperion arrival Strip 913 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Mon 2014-09-01
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.
Updates delayed by Thundersnow [ Feb 21, 2021 ]
Scott's home and studio were without electric power for three days after the freak winter ice/snow storm hit Texas last week. That plus needing a day to recover and recuperate has eaten up his buffer of strips and put him a week behind schedule. We regret that a one-week pause in uploads is unfortunately necessary.
Establishing shot: Hyperion, from space. We can just see Cissonius arcing in for a landing, looking tiny in the scale.
Caption: The Saturnine moon Hyperion.
Caption: Discovered in 109 B.S.A (1848 C.E.), his unique characteristics discovered by the Cassini probe 158 years later.
Caption: Hyperion is a gigantic, dusty, dirty ball of ice.
A closer-in shot of the moon featuring a cluster of its jagged-edged, deep craters. One crater has something of a plateau next to it, and near the edge of that crater we can see an artificial structure. The structure appears to have spider-like legs reaching out in all directions to anchor itself in the ice.
Caption: Bond-Lassel Station is owned and operated by Lewis & Canter JSC, based in L-5 City.
Caption: The station collects scientific data concerning both Hyperion and the outer reaches of Saturn's trans-Titan space. An associated orbital observatory studies distant Kuyper Belt objects.
Inside the ship-bay, the passengers of the Cissonius disembark onto extended causeway. We see some other ships berthed nearby.
Caption: Because of this station, Muc Ar Foulain, L-5 City's mercorp agency, claims Hyperion as protected under its laws.
Caption: The claim is disputed but at present no other System power has felt inclined to press the issue.
Three-shot of Murphy, Nicole and Seamus walking along the causeway. Something to the side has caught Nicole's eye and she is glancing questioningly at it.
Caption: Of course, political situations can sometimes change overnight.