Quantum Vibe
Strip 718 of Quantum Vibe
Today on Quantum Vibe: Bright idea
Strip 718 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Fri 2013-11-22
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - Colors: Zeke Bieser
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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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Transcript For Strip 718

Panel 1
Medium close-up view of another of the Argosy's cannon getting hit by a laser bolt.
Mueller (from ship): Aaaaa! Not again!
Strider: Cannon One hit and disabled, sir.
Strider: That leaves Two and Four.

Panel 2
On the control deck we see Strider, Mueller, Santos, Bartoli.
Santos: Keep charging and firing! Maybe we'll get lucky.
Santos: Bartoli! Evasive maneuvers! Random pattern!
Bartoli: Aye, sir.

Panel 3
Strider and Mueller, reacting to their monitor screens. Santos in the foreground right.
Mueller: No! Fuck!
Strider: Captain, they've hit Cannon Two. Only Cannon Four remains.
Santos: For once I agree with Mueller.

Panel 4
Medium shot of Santos, grinding his teeth.
Santos: So we can't seem to hit them, and we can't out-run them.
Santos: Anyone have any bright ideas?
Mueller (OP): Aaah! Goddammit!
Strider (OP): That was Cannon Four, sir.

Panel 5
Bartoli and Santos.
Bartoli: Sir, since they've been targeting weapons, it is clear they intend to take the ship intact.
Bartoli: Why not stand down, let the pirates board, and then the combat-bots will take care of them?

Panel 6
Looking past Mueller, his face buried in his hands, towards Santos and Bartoli.
Santos: I don't like that idea, but I have to admit I don't have a better one.
Bartoli: Captain, we're being hailed
Santos: Let's hear them.

Panel 7
The men are looking out the portside window at a new, menacing-looking ship, in station-keeping with the Argosy, a laser cannon pointed at them.
Voice on speaker: If you gentlemen will look out your window, you will see we have our sights trained on your command deck.
Voice: Surrender now, or taste vacuum.

Panel 8
Medium shot of Santos, looking tired. Beyond him, a terrified Mueller and shocked Strider.
Santos: Looks like we'll have to try your idea, Bartoli.
Santos: Cut engines, stop the spin. Signal our surrender.

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