I’m thinking now I should have instead drawn a little light bulb above Aria’s head. But what’s a properly Galaxion-style version of a light bulb? They don’t have lamps on this ship, more like ambient glow panels…
Did Alex just make a joke?? :O
Do light bulbs not exist in the Galaxionverse, then? Because I don’t see why that wouldn’t work…
He knew how it was going to sound. Hence the hesitation in finishing the comment.
Looks like there’s a dark secret in the engine room, and the Capt won’t even look at the control panel as she seals it away …. BUT I’m more interested in the coffee.
Are there two cups of coffee in this scene or just one? There’s the one the Captain was handling, and left balanced on the arm of the couch, and then there’s the one (day old?) sitting to the right of the captain’s desk.
We’ve never seen both of those cups at once, and the Captain’s placement in panel one stops us from learning the fate of the couch coffee, so it’s possible that she ran back and forth between pages to move the coffee from the couch to the desk and then came back to the couch for the dialog. That would be an absurd theory, … except for the fact that the desk-coffee has been rotated 90 degrees since we saw it last. If it’s day-old, why was it moved?!?
That’s the REAL mystery in this scene. We may need some kind of Wiki to keep track of all the possible theories explaining this.
Oh wait. I take it all back. I wasn’t paying enough attention.
The active coffee cup started on the left side (our right) of the captain’s desk, was moved to the couch, and was then moved back to the left side of the desk.
I had assumed that was the navigator(?)’s coffee and that he had left with it, but I notice there’s a tiny corner of that cup visible in today’s panel one. So everything makes sense now.
(?) I think that’s the navigator? I forgot his name. I can’t keep track of characters, just coffee cups.
Looks like in the Galaxion universe, 3D printing is sufficiently advanced so that any broken or damaged component can be re-created on board (except dilithium crystals). Either that or they have a basically limitless supply of pretty much anything (hammerspace?) Kinda surprising, since overall the technology of Galaxion is much less magical/all-powerful than that of Star Trek, but this ability seems similar to what Star Trek had. In real life designing a spaceship that could carry a spare part for any component or be able to produce one would be like finding the philosopher’s stone.
I think you might be surprised what a well-equipped on-board machine shop can fabricate, especially if the crew are allowed to cannibalize non-essential systems, and the ship has been designed with intelligent re-use of materials in mind. (VoE of former USN officer).
And that doesn’t strike me as unlikely, given the Galaxion’s current mission as a scientific survey/exploration vessel, and its origin as the creation of an independent-minded iconoclast.
last spring I got to go on a tour of a U.S. destroyer from the 19 aughts, and I was at the time surprised to see the machine shops on board.
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