06/27/12 Dark Planet Revenge Brigade Previous | Next 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. First Strip Original Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent 06/25/12 New Recruits 07/01/12 Welcoming The Bollycks 17 Comments JPTHUNK June 27, 2012 at 6:09 am 4 years ago 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. Night-Gaunt June 27, 2012 at 7:34 am 4 years ago Yeh gads. Those poor people not even knowing they are doomed. Could be a craptacular event broadcast to every planet in the quadrant. Frank June 27, 2012 at 11:55 am 4 years ago I can’t believe none of them asked “What are our weapons”. Do none of them watch TV? Corpore Metal June 27, 2012 at 12:25 pm 4 years ago 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. Christopher June 27, 2012 at 1:13 pm 4 years ago @Frank, that’d be my fault. I haven’t really watched television since the 80s. :-/ Illexsquid June 28, 2012 at 8:15 am 4 years ago @Christopher …which explains why you think “Last Starfighter” references are hip. clacke June 28, 2012 at 9:22 am 4 years ago 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. 🙂 Christopher June 28, 2012 at 9:31 am 4 years ago @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. 🙂 War Pig June 28, 2012 at 5:03 pm 4 years ago 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? Sean K. June 28, 2012 at 5:22 pm 4 years ago @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. Corryn June 29, 2012 at 8:36 pm 4 years ago A strange alien comes down and recruits humans. Of course it’s a Last Starfighter reference! Chris baldwin June 29, 2012 at 11:44 pm 4 years ago Okay! That line was actually from James himself, I conferred and confirmed, it is indeed a “Last Starfighter” reference. 🙂 Illexsquid June 30, 2012 at 6:10 pm 4 years ago 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! TB June 30, 2012 at 8:17 pm 4 years ago 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. Plane July 1, 2012 at 12:39 am 4 years ago 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. Muzhik July 1, 2012 at 8:09 pm 4 years ago @Plane, how about this one: “Never Bet Against A Sicilian When Death Is On The Lin“ Richard Robertson July 1, 2012 at 10:10 pm 4 years ago @Muzhi – Of course in that case I WOULD have bet against the Sicilian 🙂 He lost. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.