I am having way too much fun with this wee little side story.
Although I’m in the midst of packing and moving, so my brain for blogging is a bit scarce.
You know it’s going to be a good day when you start off by literally laughing out loud. Thanks Christopher, keep up the good work.
Yeh gads. Those poor people not even knowing they are doomed. Could be a craptacular event broadcast to every planet in the quadrant.
I can’t believe none of them asked “What are our weapons”. Do none of them watch TV?
Uh oh, I think this crew of humans is not long for the world. I agree with Frank, “Where are the weapons?” is the first thing they should have asked.
And I agree with JPThunk, this strip keeps me consistently laughing out loud. Chris has got to be doing something right here.
@Frank, that’d be my fault. I haven’t really watched television since the 80s. :-/
@Christopher …which explains why you think “Last Starfighter” references are hip.
Aha, didn’t know about The Last Starfighter before. The selection algorithm used by Centauri seems a better idea than the method Norg-Forth used. :-)
@Illexsquid. Ha! I’d forgotten that movie. Robert Preston was great in it. Have I made reference to it, or just the general plot of recruiting a human(s) who (for god knows what reason) is the only race in the galaxy who can save the galaxy. :)
Apparently humans will do well against the pirates IF THEY USE GUNS WITH LEAD SLUGS as Dimitri did.
Where’s SEAL Team 6 when you need them?
@Chris, the governmental organization that Centauri (Preston) was recruiting for was called the Star League. I had read that phrase in your previous strip as a Last Starfighter reference myself, but now I can see from a Google search that it comes from other things, such as Battletech.
A strange alien comes down and recruits humans. Of course it’s a Last Starfighter reference!
Okay! That line was actually from James himself, I conferred and confirmed, it is indeed a “Last Starfighter” reference. :)
Heh–so it’s James who’s stuck in the ’80s. :) “You have been recruited by the Star League…” Dude finding out aliens are real… for an accidental reference it was well-played!
Humans aren’t the only race that can save the galaxy. The aliens just use us so often because when things go tits up we’re the most expendable, and generate the least amount of paperwork afterwards.
Wait till the Bollycks Pirates
hear what they are up against, I bet they never figured out how their cousins lost so badly , and when they see how casually the Humans have prepared , they will mistake ignorance for confidence and a successfull bluff will send terrorfied pirates into retreat.
Good place for a “Princess Bride” reference.
@Plane, how about this one:
“Never Bet Against A Sicilian When Death Is On The Lin“
@Muzhi – Of course in that case I WOULD have bet against the Sicilian :) He lost.
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