12/12/18 – Not Learning Previous | Next 1st Series | 2nd Series | 3rd Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent Previous | Next 1st Series | 2nd Series | 3rd Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent Which brings up the question: who is more pitiable in this situation, Krep or the teacher. First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series| Archive | Most Recent 12/11/18 – Power Is Amoral 12/13/18 – Letting off Steam 17 Comments Jude December 12, 2018 at 12:51 am 5 years ago The teacher is more pitiful. Krep is pitiable. No need to even consider Nogg as he’s found a workable solution. And Mr. Zorilla? I pity anyone related to him, living and otherwise. Coyoty December 12, 2018 at 1:23 am 5 years ago I wonder if Mr. Zorilla started the family curse, or if Zorillas have been kidnapped by aliens to save the universe before he came along. DSL December 12, 2018 at 3:49 pm 5 years ago I wonder if Mr. Zorilla wasn’t the first in a long line of Zorillas to NOT be kidnapped, because the aliens who were about to, got the word in time about What Happened All The Other Times. As for Nogg, well … Coyoty December 12, 2018 at 1:24 am 5 years ago Gurf is probably paying attention and will be a quite capable fleet admiral. His mother will be asking his brother why he can’t be more like Gurf. Docard December 12, 2018 at 3:56 am 5 years ago It’s not easy being a teacher, especially on the first day of class when you’re not sure how diverse your classroom’s skill levels are yet. You wonder if you’ll be able to elevate these guys closer to greatness or just get your hours in and collect a paycheck without anybody getting maimed. Kaidah December 12, 2018 at 8:36 am 5 years ago Wouldn’t banking to port cause your bottom to come up and let you fire to starboard? Do the guns merely rotate without traversing up and down? Am I overthinking the technical details of our fantasy romp though outer space? I haven’t flown a spaceship before either, so maybe I’m just missing something. Herandar December 12, 2018 at 9:43 am 5 years ago In zero gravity, “banking” wouldn’t necessarily require the vessel to rotate, just change their vector. TB December 12, 2018 at 4:47 pm 5 years ago Frankly, any battle spaceship that can’t fire effectively in ALL directions is dead meat. This is the fault of the long-standing SF meme of “2D Space Battles,” which are basically just sea battles without an ocean, and all the big ships maneuvering around in roughly a single plane with up-down orientation. In a few SF movies, this is even reflected by heavily-damaged starships “sinking” down below the bottom of the screen. Christopher Baldwin December 12, 2018 at 4:49 pm 5 years ago Ha! I feel the same way. That’s why I went with “best” guns being on the bottom (of their particular ship). Muzhik December 12, 2018 at 9:25 pm 5 years ago You need to check out “The Last Starfighter”, an underrated gem. Let’s just say that the hero is able to defeat the enemy using a technique called “Death Blossom” Christopher Baldwin December 12, 2018 at 9:26 pm 5 years ago Classic. 🙂 reynard61 December 13, 2018 at 4:47 am 5 years ago Yeah, however you might feel about the plot or the characterizations or the “space physics” as presented in the rest of the movie; they actually got that bit pretty much right. Rikard December 12, 2018 at 9:17 am 5 years ago Hello. Ahhh! The joy of teaching! An apt likeness of the real thing, indeed. Bunching together people of all manner of variety with regards to ability, potential, skill and experience – not to mention intelligence and maturity. What could possibly go wrong? best regards, Rikard, ex teacher Herandar December 12, 2018 at 9:47 am 5 years ago Teacher’s species must have god-tier balance and stability with those hooves. andreas December 12, 2018 at 10:54 am 5 years ago A horse with a goatee and split hooves and excellent teacher makes. An actual space battle would be interesting… I have Nogg pegged as a pacifist with strong principles but prone to weak will and panic especially when his crewmembers’ life his own life hangs in the balance. Peter Rogan December 12, 2018 at 1:11 pm 5 years ago We send our best and brightest young people to military academies for four years to learn this sort of stuff. And then they graduate to the lowest officer’s rank and spend their careers preparing — if they have the will and the aptitude – for higher and greater commands. The centauroid instructor wears no insignia, not even epaulettes. I would sooner believe this is a class on playing “Space Invaders” than it had anything to do with the three-dimensional maneuvering that is space combat. In such instances I would blame the principal, or commander. But didn’t Emily set these guys to this task? She’s keeping them out of the way… of what? And why do I think Pierrot is going to find out before anybody else? Except us, of course. Night-Gaunt49 December 12, 2018 at 10:02 pm 5 years ago When Babylon 5 came about you saw 3D space battles from the Star Wars air battles in space versions. Much more realistic and hard to follow because so much was going on. 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.