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Episode 4: Part 13

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Episode 4: Queen Natashia
Original Characters and Concept: Travers, Kenyon, & Rioux Jordan; Alex & Natasha Gorely; Sam Barnett
Original Story (Queen Natashia): Alex Gorely, Kenyon & Travers Jordan
Adapted to Comic Form by: Travers, Rioux, & Kenyon Jordan
Photos: Travers & Rioux Jordan
Background Photos: Search Engine Image Sources & personal photos
Art/SFX/Photo Editing: Travers Jordan
Editing: Kenyon Jordan, Therese Jordan
Social Media Coordinator: Danielle Jordan

For those who have never been sufficiently drunk at a party (or possibly outside the US... I don't know how widespread it is), beer pong is a game wherein a series of plastic cups are set up on both sides of a ping pong table. Players (or teams) then take turns bouncing a ping pong ball across the table in the attempt to land in an opposing cup. That cup is then removed from the table (and drunk if it has beer in it), thus increasing the challenge. One side wins when all the opposing cups are gone. The cups can be filled with water or beer... but copious drinking is involved in either case.

Comments from the Tagboard:

01/17/23 10:20 AM
BrickVoid: Knowing the replicators on Federation starships, the cups may as well be filled with water, since the replicators would only replicate beverages that are good for one's health! :D

Panel 1:
Andre Peters: I can't believe we're setting up beer pong. At midnight.
Commander Dale Zurkett: Hey, you're the one who says we have to shut off the holodeck because of the repair work.
Andre: Well, that. And also, holodecks notoriously go rogue during long diplomatic missions. No one knows why.

Panel 2:
Andre: But speaking of repair work... I should get back to it. Or maybe sleep.
Dale: Oh, no. I've been over your duty roster. You have haven't had any time off for a week. Not counting the banquet, anyway.
    You're taking a non-sleeping break first. With beer.
Colonel Hank Reynolds: Hey, I thought Zack was joining us?
Dale: Yeah, he said he'd be here. I think he was last on the bridge with Natashia. She must have sent him to bed.
    There's no way she'd leave him up there on his own.

Panel 3:
Lieutenant Zack LeRoux: So, uh... keep it going... forward.
    Also, would any of you like to take the conn for awhile?

Panel 4:
Ezzok: How does this game work?
Hank: Don't worry, we'll show you. And take a beer.

Panel 5:
Narration Box: And, no much later...
Major Ulbek: Fascinating.

Panel 6:
Dale: Hey... Ulbek, right? You ever play beer pong?
Ulbek: Most definitely not.
Hank: You should join us! I could even make it an order.
Ezzok (aside): C'mon, it's got to go in this time!

Panel 7:
Ulbek; Please don't, Colonel. I am currently pursuing a personal interest.
Dale: C'mon... you're not just some regular Vulcan, right? You were in Section 31, after all.
Ezzok (aside): Oh sure, Andre. YOU get it in the cup.

Panel 8:
Ulbek: That is not a fact that should be discussed loudly.
Dale: Yes. But everyone here already knows.
Ulbek: Are you intoxicated?
Dale: Only a little. Anyway... if you're not here to play...?

Panel 9:
Ulbek: Do you have any knowledge of Lieutenant Commander Starrat's personal history?
Dale: I read her file, yeah. What about it?
Ulbek: Then are aware of why she was previously taken off starship duty and assigned to cataloging moon craters.
Dale: Yes. An altercation with a superior officer. Broke his nose, I think.
Ulbek: You don't find that fact disturbing?

Panel 10:
Dale: Hey, most of us are misfits in this crew.
    Is there a specific reason you're investigating my officers?
Ulbek: Merely... curiousity.
Dale: Well, I'd like you to cut it out, then.
Ulbek: As you direct. I shall retire and leave you to your... game.

Panel 11:
Andre: Speaking of retiring...
Dale: You're not escaping that easily! Not with a one point lead.
    You're going to finish at least one game. And you're going to have fun.
    That's an order.
Andre: Sigh. Fine. I mean... whoopee!

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