02/11/21 – Getting Out Spacetrawler, audio version For the blind or visually impaired, February 11, 2021. https://www.baldwinpage.com/spacetrawler/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2021/02/2021-02-11-audio-ST.m4a.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 Symbiont to the rescue!!! First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series| Archive | Most Recent 02/10/21 – Where Now 02/15/21 – The Chase Scene Escalates 24 Comments The Shadow February 11, 2021 at 12:21 am 3 weeks ago As the meme says, ¿Porqué no los dos? The Shadow February 11, 2021 at 12:29 am 3 weeks ago Also, Tesfay… NEVER tell the symbiont you’ll “do anything” to avoid a certain situation. It’s already messed with your brain without your consent, what will it do when you’ve written it a blank check? Leinglo February 11, 2021 at 2:31 am 3 weeks ago Both. That answer to that is probably both, Tesfay. Coyoty February 11, 2021 at 2:33 am 3 weeks ago Tesfay’s not trapped with Symbiont. Symbiont’s trapped with Tesfay. It needs him to get around and live. It’s trying to make the best of its situation. I think at some point it’ll be forced to admit it. C.B.VINCENT GOUDREAULT February 11, 2021 at 3:21 am 3 weeks ago Hopefully, none of the things they will cut through would end up being a high pressure pipe filled with dangerous fluid… Mr. Scott February 12, 2021 at 10:10 am 3 weeks ago Yeah, that would be boring. *Much* more fun to find the high-voltage superconducting cable that runs the drive system. Or maybe the artificial gravity, or the inertial compensators that prevent the crew from being squished by high accelerations. Might also find the sewage pipes. Mr. Scott February 12, 2021 at 10:12 am 3 weeks ago Yeah, that would be boring. *Much* more fun to find the high-voltage superconducting cable that runs the drive system. Or maybe the artificial gravity, or the inertial compensators that prevent the crew from being squished by high accelerations. Might also find the sewage pipes. Now I’m wondering whether such craft would use high-pressure sewage pipes, local processors of some sort, or what. Mr. Scott February 12, 2021 at 10:15 am 3 weeks ago In zero gravity, there’s no ‘downhill’ to make sewage flow down. You could count on the artificial gravity never going out, or (if feasible) use small gravity generators to make waste flow along the pipe, or use pumps… Pete Rogan February 12, 2021 at 8:36 pm 3 weeks ago Depends on the life-support system installed. Most ships would have a two-cycle water recovery system (wastewater to wash water to drinking water) just because water is heavy, and the less you have to carry because you’re dumping wastewater, the better. So you’d have water pipes almost certainly. Solids are a different problem, because recovery either requires hydroponic algae farms and all their impedimenta, or, for sufficiently high-enough tech, a recombinant array that breaks down and reassembles molecules from waste into something appearing to be food. Depending on how advanced this recovery tech is, it could be light enough to recycle every organic on board ship, or the architects would have to figure out the mass of the array versus the mass of stored food, and the lightening of the ship as it disposed of unrecyclable solids. And of course the transport, breakdown and recombinant machinery for the food produced thereby. Pipes might be involved here, too. Can be tricky. Or didn’t I mention my background in the giant-robot and starship design fields? Hades February 11, 2021 at 6:40 am 3 weeks ago Man, it’s the symbiont’s expression in the third panel that makes it. Such a wealth of emotion in that side-eye. Superb. Meran February 11, 2021 at 7:05 am 3 weeks ago Surely he’d have named the thing by now.. “symbiont” doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue. I hereby name it “Gumby”. Nomi February 11, 2021 at 9:50 am 3 weeks ago I’ve been thinking the same (not necessarily about “Gumby”). Nemo February 11, 2021 at 11:24 am 3 weeks ago We could call it “Sweater”. Muzhik February 11, 2021 at 9:12 pm 3 weeks ago So, does that make Tesfay “Pokey”? rwstyles February 12, 2021 at 12:15 pm 3 weeks ago Gumby is a great name, but there will be legal problems. p0indexterous February 12, 2021 at 8:31 pm 3 weeks ago Gumby! He’s here and he will be sure to stay(until he kills you) GUMBY! Let’s all see what magical games he can play(like Super Slinky Spy!) GUMBY! He can change into anything with his pals Tesfay, Atiana, and Chiphu GUMBY! He will walk through the wall if you want him to(or use a laser cutter) When you’re sad, Gumby makes you glad with all the things(it’s done to your brain) Yup…. Gumby is the perfect name Meran February 14, 2021 at 2:05 am 3 weeks ago Ok. How about Mugby? Lol Peter February 11, 2021 at 8:05 am 3 weeks ago A small typo in panel 3: “an now”. pastordan February 11, 2021 at 9:51 am 3 weeks ago Great, now I’m going to spend all day thinking about where Symbiont has been hiding that laser blade… Mr. Scott February 12, 2021 at 10:10 am 3 weeks ago It shape-changes; could just have it inside the main blob. Pete Rogan February 11, 2021 at 5:08 pm 3 weeks ago Aaaand the space-age Abbott and Costello go on to greater things. Or should that be Didi and Gogo? They’re not Alphonse and Gaston, that’s for sure. They seem less Laurel and Hardy than Martin and Lewis, really. More Krazy Kat and Ignatz. But with a laserblade rather than a brick to the head. I can see the future films now: “Tesfay and Symbi Meet The Mummy.” “Tesfay and Symbi Meet Frankenstein’s Monster.” “Tesfay and Symbi Go Around the Galaxy in a Daze.” Has Columbia Pictures optioned them yet? rwstyles February 12, 2021 at 4:32 pm 3 weeks ago Be amusing if whatever he is cutting was something absolutely critical and almost non-repairable. Gregg Eshelman February 13, 2021 at 2:15 am 3 weeks ago Guards to the back of me, obstructions to the front. Here I am, stuck in a spaceship with you. Meran February 14, 2021 at 2:06 am 3 weeks ago Upvoted! 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.