Alex in the top panel just cracks me up.
(Re: comments below: This is for you, Ray!)
That look says he’s so *done* with anything not work-related. But then, that’s his normal expression.
Alex really needs a smiley-face sticker on his cast.
Hahaha! OMG yes!
I completely agree, but I have a feeling whoever gives it to him will receive a gift of their own in the form of a black eye from the left hand. xD
Guessing that the cast will e-squeal on him somehow if he tries to remove it too soon or for the wrong “reasons”…?
So that’s how the Myradi are going to be more than just back story…
I have a feeling the captain will lose that superior smirk in the last panel, in a most unhappy way.
I read her expression more as a resigned eye roll than a superior smirk.
Agreed on that.
This smiley on the cast reminds me of Blue Öyster Cult’s classic, “Stairway to the Stars”. So appropriate in that context!
Emergency protein packs. Huh. Yeah, we’re gonna need some veggies to go with that.
Still sounds better than emergency fiber packs, though.
“They may taste like pap, but we’ll be REGULAR, dammit!”
Is Myrad really that detestable or is it a more logical reason why it is unfeasible?
It has the only known alien race in the original universe. There has been some unspecified trouble. My guess is that there is an embargo on any ship going there without explicit permission from some inter-species ambassadorial panel.
1. The star system belongs to the Myradi. They probably won’t appreciate an unannounced ship barging in on their space, especially without permission. If nothing else, Myradi traffic control is going to have a fit.
2. Keeping diplomatic ties with a strange, distant but powerful nation can be problematic. Keeping them across stars is more so. Keeping them when the other side is an alien, with alien minds, society, culture and ideas of diplomacy, makes them outright delicate at the best of times. You do not want to do anything that would upset that, it’s hard to avoid treading on toes if you don’t even know where the toes are.
As someone trained in handling first contact, that is probably something they drill in to SCTs like Ari and this is her gut reaction.
Well, having enough protein packs for everyone sure cuts down the drama. In that case I don’t see any reason for not rationing now, you just ration the good food and replace, say one meal a day, with protein packs.
Prediction: The ___ are the ___ of the ___.
The problem with having one’s arm in a cast attached to one’s torso like that is it makes it more difficult to stride along with the stick up one’s anal orifice. (I barely recognized Alex without the just-clicked-his-heels posture.) ;-D
Also: Waaaah! I have slammed head-first at full speed into the brick wall at the end of the archives to date! Hate when that happens….
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