#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 […]

#23 – Captain Picard, of the OOC Enterprise

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Originally I thought this strip was going to involve a much more elaborate metaphysical argument on Picard’s part, about the nature of being, the continuity of consciousness, thoughts on the implications of sleep and stasis and transporter technology on our sense of ourselves as constant beings, etc. But it wasn’t really gelling, and so: Riker […]

#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 […]

#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 […]

#35 – Women do a lot of things, Wes.

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Hey, it’s been a while since we had the whole cast in one strip! Everybody but Worf, of course; he’s practicing some Klingon opera in his room, being extra loud because he secretly hopes someone will notice and check in on him because he’s kind of upset that everybody’s playing the game and too busy […]

#37 – Let Sleeping Jakes Lie

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Context for the DS9 non-obsessives, this is extrapolated significantly from a very short scene in the pilot. But, yes: I feel like Picard is really just wanting to read a nice Choose Your Own Adventure story in the privacy of his quarters. This whole group-interaction thing seems like it’s not really clicking for him. Which, […]

#41 – Not to be confused with Roy Orbison

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It’s a funny thing about the Deep Space Nine pilot: they let two people have orb sects fantasias earlier-life visions, but only two of them. Which seems like kind of a tease, structurally: if there was only one vision quest sort of deal in the whole episode — Sisko’s flashback to his wife on the […]

#42 – LET’S FIGHT THEM for any given value of “them”

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My, but I’m having a busy non-Larp Trek morning! So this is a bit later going up than I’d like, and I have no miniature essay on the nature of TNG or DS9 or roleplay at the moment. Please choose a probing question about the fundamental nature of one of these vis-a-vis ludic theory or […]

#43 – The Hamburglar is actually Ferengi, was saying “Dabo Dabo!” all along

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man what is even going on in this game i don’t even– Apropos of nothing, I’ve been watching Enterprise the last couple months, a few episodes a week with my wife, as a sort of grudging capstone to our having gone through TNG and DS9 and Voyager in the last two or three years. And […]