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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

It just occurred to me that those take-out boxes (ie, Lego briefcases) that Dale is holding PROBABLY came with my Airport Shuttle set from forever ago. A set that I was shocked to learn the value of recently. We use the baseplates from that set constantly, too... they're our main road plates! (Also, our Hogwarts Express, which was briefly seen in a few episodes of Harry Potter Comics was actually built on that monorail track, as I've never owned a normal Lego train.) Anyway... my rambling point is that I've been collecting Legos for a very long time. I think one of the biggest changes in recent years is the lack of baseplates being included in sets. The old raised baseplates (that we used extensively in the castle) haven't been made in years. It's too bad, really... baseplates allow some builds that just aren't viable with the regular, much smaller regular wide plates.

Comments from the Tagboard:

10/22/22 07:23 PM
Oldarmourer: Why is it that vegetarians always want their veggies to look and taste like meat ?
10/20/22 12:38 PM
BrickVoid: The Airport Shuttle monorial set has always been high value on BrickLink. It's one of a few sets that have unique or special pieces in it. It's rather hard to construct anything with monorail systems in it, because there is a lot of difficulty in obtaining genuine parts for both the monorail and the color of the parts does matter, since they were classic grey, not light bluish grey as would be if molded today. An excellent set, very hard to let go of nowadays! :D

Panel 1:
Narration Box: And soon thereafter...
Tech Chief Hawkins: Okay, one more set. Command crew.
Lieutenant Commander Natashia Staratt: I'm surprised you stayed on board, Hawkins.
Hawkins: I don't like... crowds. Give me technical problems. Give me computers.
    Humans wear me out.
Natashia: That's all right... we have plenty of Vulcans now.

Panel 2:
Hawkins: Yes, I'm meeting Ulbek and Jurak later. I have my entire board game collection in my quarters.
    You could join us!
Natashia: That's, um... thanks. I have plans.
Hawkins: Suit yourself.

Panel 3:

Panel 4:
Commander Dale Zurkett: -- can't believe they built you that third statue.
Commodore Jeffrey Bannister: They're just trying to be respectful.
Natashia: Commodore, Commander... I'm glad you're back. It's been a lot of work, but take-off was successful.

Panel 5:
Natashia: I do believe we can go to warp whenever you are prepared.
Jeff: Well, that's good.
    Can you believe the Admiral called me AGAIN? While we were eating?
Lieutenant Zack LeRoux: The man has no sense of timing.

Panel 6:
Jeff: Speaking of eating... I think I overdid it. Need to lie down.
    Commander Staratt, you take the conn again. Get us going, will you?
    And advise the Wogglenathers when we warp out. I'll be up... soon.
Yeoman Bridget Janson: I warned you about that fourth plate of Kelpian shrimp, sir.
Ensign Hylia (aside): Oh, but who could refuse that shrimp? So succulent...
Dale: Commodore, I can take the conn instead.

Panel 7:
Andre Peters: No, you said you'd take a look at the engineering duty roster with me.
Dale: Oh yeah. Sorry, Natashia.
Natashia: ...
    It's fine.

Panel 8:
Dale: Brought you this, though! Sorry it's cold. Oh, and don't worry... it's vegetarian.
    Imitation shrimp!
Hylia (aside): Oh, God... not the imitation shrimp. I accidentally tried one...
Natashia: I'm not vegetarian.
Dale: Really? Sorry. I thought that was a universal Vulcan thing.
    T'Zel always made it seem like that, anyway.

Panel 9:
Dale: Oh, speaking of which... that second box is for T'Zel. Can you find her for me? I appreciate it!

Panel 10:
Natashia: Well... maybe Hylia was wrong and this is still edible. And maybe I'll get a chance to eat it!
Comms: Lieutenant Commander Staratt... you are needed on the bridge.
Natashia: *Sigh* In a week or two.

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