And you should see what they can do with those antennae.

#3 – First Officer’s log: I never thought it’d happen to me, but…

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If you suggested that I’m really only doing this whole thing for the Riker sex jokes, I would have a hard time arguing. I’m maybe wasting material for a future comic in talking about this, but it’s not difficult to watch some Riker-centric scenes in TNG and come to the conclusion that his face is […]

Riker's runner-up idea was "Terek Whore".

#7 – “Occupy Bajor” involved very few Guy Fawkes masks

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I would have made that last Geordi panel redder, but it turns out there isn’t any redder red than that.  None more red.  But, yes, I need to expand my collection of Angry Geordi screencaps, because the way things are going we might be seeing a lot of him.

Riker: "My character can fly."  Wes: "Yeah, uh, well, I can fly twice as high!"

#9 – Seriously, the Enterprise crew go through datapads like toiletpaper

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I feel like the pro forma thing to do here is apologize for the obvious Reading Rainbow joke but (a) at least it’s out of the way (twice-over if you check the alt text on the comics) so we can all stop thinking about it and (b) seriously, Reading Rainbow is awesome. I grew up […]

Wes doesn't have a lot of outlets on this ship.  And lately he can't even deck off.  It's trouble.

#12 – Oedipal underwear

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I know there’s a lot of jokes and or uncomfortable straight-faced discussions to be had about (a) the dilemma of being an adolescent boy with essentially no peer group on a sterile, surveillance-state environment like a warp-powered submarine and (b) the dysfunctional dynamics of spending most your time around your hot mom and your adoptive-but-actually-pretty-seriously-not […]

After that, it would be prudent for everybody to insert it in their respective anal cavities and revolve.

#17 – Big Book of Idioms + Thesaurus = Data joke generator

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Data’s an impossible character who really only works in the sort of blindly optimistic and hand-wavey universe of Star Trek. I mean impossible in the sense that he just doesn’t really stand up to scrutiny because the needs of television writing and plotting won’t allow it. Which, to be fair, is true of just about […]

Not pictured: Counselor Troi attempting to sense the comet's motivations.

#22 – Comet Comet Comet Comet Comet Chameleon

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Geordi, man, you got to corral those players. They’re not even staying in character! I know you’ve got pages and pages of notes on this setting already, but try to start with the key concepts maybe. But, yes, seriously, what is with that comet in the opening title sequence of Deep Space Nine? Why is […]

Data is putting on a brave face, but inside he's screaming at them all: "HIS NAME IS A PALINDROME!  ODO IS A PALINDROME!  HOW CAN NO ONE MAKE NOTE OF THIS!"

#27 – When a mace flies at your face / you must shift it

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Not pictured: Picard sobbing in the corner, trying to compose himself. Best that Geordi moved things along from that previous scene, I think. But yes, so! Odo! Wes seems like a much more fun character to have play Odo than Data did, to me, and leaves Data with something more entertaining to do than roleplay […]

Data wants to emphasize that she is not literally a loose cannon, or a cannon at all.  This is very important to understanding her character as not-a-gun.

#28 – Major Kira if you’re nasty

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I’m guessing Data’s in for a little coaching on Monday. Do you know what’s kind of dumb? I feel deeply conflicted, almost guilty, about presenting scenes from the pilot slightly out of sequence. I am writing a ridiculous comic about one fake TV show cast pretending to be another fake TV show cast, and have […]

Not pictured: Ewoks celebrating Bajoran liberation on the forest moon of Endor.

#29 – WE’LL BE GREETED AS LIBERATORS

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You know what you shouldn’t put off until the morning when you need to get the strip put together? Finding screenshots of Data emoting. I ended up pulling some new shots from Descent, Part II, the season seven opener where an emotionally-buffed Data teams up with his robot brother Lore to lead a squad of […]