Episode 1: Part 24
That travel time between Earth and Mars may seem slow for Trek, but ships can't safely use warp speed inside a solar system. (It HAS been done, but it's not advisable. Weird things can happen.)
Comments from the tagboard:
07/31/20 06:58 PM
Well, to do that, we'd have to actually BUY some minions. And I am not fan. Like at all. If you wanted to donate some, though, I suppose their home planet could possibly be destroyed in a fiery catastrophe... ;)
07/29/20 10:34 PM
I see that the Minions from Despicable Me are now available as minifigs! I don't know for how long, but it would be nice seeing you use them in this comic for some alien race! :D
Commander Dale Zurkett: Le Roux? Really?
Lieutenant Zack LeRoux: Well, y'know... Del Rio. LeRoux. They both have "river" in them.
Dale: No... LeRoux means "the red." Or "the sauce." I think.
Zack: Oh. Well, my Abuelo will probably haunt me, then. But I'll change it back later.
Dale: You're going to get caught one of these days.
Zack: Maybe. But not today!
Ship Intercom: Thank you for flying TransSolar spacelines.
We have now cleared Earth's atmosphere and are accelerating to full impulse power.
We will be arriving on Mars in approximately 3 hours. Refreshments will be served shortly. Please enjoy your flight.
Lieutenant Commander: Natashia Starrat: You've been messing with that signal for hours, Hylia.
Ensign Ystelia Hylia: No so much, Natashia. But I'm on the verge of something! I'm sure of it.
Natashia: Didn't Starfleet already give up on it? That is was probably just a quasar burst?
Hylia: Quasar bursts don't sound like this. They don't moan.
Natashia: You're calling it moaning?
Hylia: Do you have a better description?
I kept thinking it was a code. Then maybe a new language.
But I tried running it through the universal translator... I got a buffer overrun. That means too much data. Even when I trim it into segments!
It's so stretched out, I tried increasing the tempo. But then all I get is complete static.
This is the most complicated thing I've ever worked on.
Zack: How much more complicated?
Zack: Sorry, I don't mean to intrude.
I just like solving technical problems.
Oh, but hey... you're Federation Star Defense, too?
Natashia: Wow, yes. I was surprised that Starfleet had booked us on a civilian shuttle.
Hylia (aside): Wait... maybe it's being distorted by a second signal it picked up during transit...
Natashia: But if Hylia and I aren't the only ones...
Makes me a little concerned that Starfleet isn't taking our new branch very seriously.
Zack: Well, at least it's a direct flight!
But about that signal?
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