#44 – She Quarks Hard For The Money

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Here’s the big ol’ volleyball-game-winning spike that Troi bumped and set in the last two strips, starting with that apparent non-sequitur redirect to Quark’s place. Damn indeed; daaaaaaaamn, girl. Never forget: this is a woman who has access to, and actively maintains, extensive psychological profiles for all of these people. So, yes: it’s kind of […]

#45 – Next, we shoot at the replicators until they can make rainbows.

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Seriously, this scene from the pilot. Miles just kicks the damn thing. That’s the actual thing that happens: the transporter is confusing, so he kicks it, and then it works. Which, look, I am willing to go out on a limb and support the idea that the station is in disarray and the equipment is […]

#46 – Stop the kid before he says something about “watersports”

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You can’t even explain to Wes why what he’s saying is problematic without things getting even more awkward. Off-screen: Bev’s head actually, literally exploding. But hey, so, you know what totally didn’t exist until Deep Space Nine? The noble runabout! It showed up in the pilot of DS9, obviously, and then a runabout did make […]

#48 – Riker’s still waiting to land that HBO standup special

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I swear to god I’ll advance the plot at some point. But I have– I mean, Will has been sitting on that dumb worm hole joke ever since Geordi plunged the shuttle into that spatial cavity and oh god why did I say plunged and cavity, Riker will never let that by–

#50 – What’s a pirate’s favorite cast member to kill off in the first season?

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Man, how different would the pilot have been if Sisko could have just made a couple of saving throws? The Prophets are all like “the humans are non-linear” and then Picard is all BAM, NATURAL TWENTY and then the Prophets are like “oh, cool, we get it, wormhole friends forever”, show over. And yes, I […]

#59 – Misty positronic meeeeeemorieeeesss…

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Sometimes the strip I end up with in the morning has just about zero to do with the strip I thought I’d be writing the night before, and this is definitely one of those. But once I got to thinking about the whole dilemma of player knowledge vs. character knowledge, it just seemed so straightforward: […]