09/24/20 – Turning Around Spacetrawler, audio version For the blind or visually impaired, September 24, 2020. https://www.baldwinpage.com/spacetrawler/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2020/09/2020-09-24-audio-ST.mp3 Previous | Next First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent Previous | Next First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent Like clockwork. First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series| Archive | Most Recent 09/23/20 – Going To A Birthday 09/28/20 – Helping Aitana 28 Comments Gregg Eshelman September 24, 2020 at 12:09 am 12 months ago And awaaayyy we go! russell styles September 24, 2020 at 1:28 am 12 months ago I’ve had serious doubts about whether most of the aliens in this strip are really sentient beings, or just smart animals like the kangaroo and Coyote. Stangor seems to be smarter than humans if anything. Yarrun September 24, 2020 at 1:35 am 12 months ago …By that metric, we’re all just smart animals. russell styles September 24, 2020 at 3:57 am 12 months ago Yes. If it isn’t a hideously over extended joke, some people have reportedly learned to talk to wolves, foxes, and some other animals. M.A. September 24, 2020 at 4:39 pm 12 months ago I talk to my cat all the time. All she says is “Meow”. Is that really conversation? (Although I must say I’ve had exchanges with other humans which were similarly content-free…) Muzhik September 24, 2020 at 11:13 pm 12 months ago The question isn’t “can you talk to animals”; it’s “can you LISTEN to them?” Rex Vivat September 24, 2020 at 1:44 am 12 months ago The fact that the translator chip is able to make communication with animals possible implies that animals (or at least, coyotes and kangaroos) are actually sapient and we just couldn’t figure each other’s languages. (And, by the way, depending on who you ask or your exact definition, animals are sentient, even in the real world. Sentience and sapience are not the same thing.) Erhannis September 24, 2020 at 11:20 am 12 months ago But…”sentient” was always the word I USED for that concept…. (to be distinguished from “conscious” or “intelligent”.) TB September 24, 2020 at 1:32 pm 12 months ago Ah. The Doolittle Theory. Fun fact: I’ve read the books, and Doctor Doolittle was not a vegetarian. Or at least he had no problem serving meat to other people. Rikard September 24, 2020 at 1:59 am 12 months ago Reading the last panel, for some reason starts “Highway to the dangerzone” playing in my head. Wonder what cast’s theme songs would be? Mic September 24, 2020 at 2:08 am 12 months ago I think Noggs would be “sad trombone” on repeat. Efogoto September 25, 2020 at 3:00 am 12 months ago This comment cracked me the heck up. Thank you. C.B.VINCENT GOUDREAULT September 24, 2020 at 2:18 am 12 months ago “they taken”??? I’m pretty sure the translator chip would not make that strange a formulation… Christopher Baldwin September 24, 2020 at 2:59 pm 12 months ago @C.B., Ha! True. Fixed. 🙂 Coyoty September 24, 2020 at 3:48 am 12 months ago So begins the glorious career of the infamous Dread Space Pirate Aitana. vonBoomslang September 24, 2020 at 7:02 am 12 months ago Ohhhh I get it this was just a diversion to put the cast -on- the Spacetrawler! Knicholas September 24, 2020 at 7:28 am 12 months ago Not just strand them. . . strand them with Mr. Zorilla. Erhannis September 24, 2020 at 11:21 am 12 months ago Hmm…and what of the people who don’t want to be here, I wonder? Coyoty September 25, 2020 at 4:02 am 12 months ago They’ve already been guilted to go along. Pete Roullard September 24, 2020 at 12:31 pm 12 months ago Yippee! I have been on pins and needles waiting to see if Stangor and Ruddock actually did manage to get aboard and why haven’t we seen them yet?! And here they are in a truly heroic on stage entrance!! And putting the plot suddenly into hyperdrive, too!!! —> and congrats to Christopher B for this achievement! Pete Rogan September 24, 2020 at 9:16 pm 12 months ago And the switcheroo goes through, and we’re back on the Trail of the Space Puppies! (Play the theme from “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” cut with passages from “Yakety Sax” from the Benny Hill show) Five Earthlings and a reformed criminal on a stolen starship known for its old-fashioned dishonorable name. What could go wrong? We’ll find out Monday, I guess. Time enough to imagine, oh, all sorts of criminal folly and errant but well-intentioned mischief along the way. Not to mention the secret project the puppy-aliens need all these Earth people for. I can hardly wait. Steven September 24, 2020 at 9:33 pm 12 months ago And what, pray tell, could possibly go wrong? What, indeed? Muzhik September 24, 2020 at 11:22 pm 12 months ago And what, pray tell, could possibly go wrong? AAIIEEEE! Thanks, Steven. Whatever happens now is all on you. I know mercenary captains who would be willing to kill their own crew if they EVER uttered those cursed magical words. (Well, not “know” in a 3-dimentional sense. It’s more like having read every single strip of “Schlock Mercenary” for the past 20 years and having developed a healthy respect for Capt. Kaff Tagon. But it’s almost the same.) But, truly, are our leeless feeders doomed to spend all that time on Earth bereft of all companionship save for Mr. Zorrilla? Naaah. Keith September 25, 2020 at 8:53 am 12 months ago Heh, once again it wasn’t Nogg’s fault. But, Nogg will still get blamed. Pete Rogan September 25, 2020 at 9:29 pm 12 months ago He’s good at that. Even/Especially when he’s not around. nightgaunt492015 September 26, 2020 at 12:27 am 12 months ago I just knew we were going to go after those puppy faced aliens. And here we are going after them, now have an electronic (?) bug. 0z79 September 26, 2020 at 5:28 pm 12 months ago I just let out a very small “oh, no!” on re-read. A literal crazed squirrel-alien is saving the day. The crew is screwed. salamurai September 27, 2020 at 11:55 am 12 months ago a couple weeks ago I kinda wondered when Mr. Zorilla was gonna make an appearance in this edition. guess I’m still wondering! 😀 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.