#25 – No, Geordi, you’re not conveying noble frustration quite right.

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Hey, remember the battle of Wolf 359? Where Picard-as-Locutus, newly kidnapped and recruited commander of the Borg forces, blew up a crapload of Starfleet vessels, getting Ben Sisko’s wife killed in the process? Well, Picard doesn’t, and neither does anyone else, because, as previously established, we’re still in the middle of Season 3 of Next […]

26 – Stop hitting yourself, stop hitting yourself…

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I would pay one billion internet dollars to see Patrick Stewart perform this scene in reality. Someone have his actual people call my imaginary people, we can have my fake internet accountant take care of all the details. But, yes, huh. This kind of got off the leash and I just followed it where it […]

#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 […]

#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 […]

#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 […]

#30 – You don’t have to beam home but you can’t stay here

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Thirty strips! It’s a round number! It’s not a very big number, but at the same time it’s a pretty big number for what started as a pretty one-shot joke. I hope you’re enjoying it; I sure am! And I think these crazy Enterprise kids have finally thrown caution to the wind and just plain […]

#31 – The spirit is willing, but the flesh is kind of a lazy jerk

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Jesus, Picard, you’re being lazy in a fictive context. That’s some serious labor avoidance. I’ve always wondered if a little bit of the script for the Sisko/monks/Opaka stuff in the pilot ended up on the cutting room floor somewhere, because it really is a weird pair of scenes in the show as it aired: 1. […]

#32 – Opaka’s a real audiophile IYKWIM

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I feel like those last three Riker panels work pretty well visually, but what I’d actually wanted was three shots of him from some scene where he was literally trying, and ultimately catastrophically failing, to contain braying laughter. Trouble is I have no idea when Riker might have done that. It seems like something he […]

#33 – Wes then attempts to take a swim in the holopond.

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Strange women fondling your ear and then making ponds disappear is a little on the weird side. Riker’s not out of line here. I’ve been playing around with purposeful (rather than just literally-to-make-things-more-colorful) use of color a bit lately — aside from the occasional Hulk Mad red, I feel like maybe it works narratively to […]

#34 – If I had my little way / I’d dream beaches every day

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I have mixed feelings about specifically relying on skill-check humor in the strip. I don’t think it’s totally avoidable in a “hey, they’re playing an old-school role-playing game” context since that’s a real touchstone of such stuff regardless of your feelings about that method of adjudicating gameplay, and anyway there’s some easy jokes that make […]