07/16/21 – Choan Tracks Spacetrawler, audio version For the blind or visually impaired, July 16, 2021. https://www.baldwinpage.com/spacetrawler/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2021/07/2021-07-16-audio-ST.m4a 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 Sigh. Poor bar-bot. 🙂 First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series| Archive | Most Recent 07/14/21 – Lending a Hand 07/19/21 – Helping 14 Comments Coyoty July 16, 2021 at 1:51 am 2 months ago Except Dustin. She has no particular interest in watching Dustin. Efogoto July 16, 2021 at 2:07 am 2 months ago The Eebs thought he was a laugh riot. Efogoto July 16, 2021 at 2:09 am 2 months ago For a while, anyway. vincentmuyo July 16, 2021 at 7:41 am 2 months ago Dustinia might have been an apt name after all. There is a streak of madness to its inhabitants. Owen Smith July 16, 2021 at 9:18 am 2 months ago It’s a long way to for a drink, and very inconvenient when in space. If I were on board I’d have got bar bot out of there by now, or at least the parts of it requires for serving drinks. Pitgamer July 16, 2021 at 9:27 am 2 months ago Okay – question for regular readers (and apologies to Chris for asking) – what the heck is that being on the “R” of Spacetrawler? Marco July 16, 2021 at 10:27 am 2 months ago I suppose it’s the tracking devide left by the Stribs. Or some kind of space barnacle. Pete Rogan July 16, 2021 at 3:26 pm 2 months ago That… looks like a biped in a spacesuit. What it’s doing clinging to Spacetrawler baffles me. I can’t shake the impression I’ve seen this entity before somewhere else. Maybe I’m just confusing it with Humpty from “Safe Havens.” Efogoto July 16, 2021 at 3:34 pm 2 months ago It kinda looks like a gray starfish with a puffy red hat. Christopher John Baldwin July 16, 2021 at 3:37 pm 2 months ago I’m tempted not to chime in, just because I’m enjoying the answers. The intention is that it’s the “clampy thing” the stribs sent out. But i hear you all, that’s not being conveyed clearly. I’ll think of ways I can clarify it. Muzhik July 16, 2021 at 6:36 pm 2 months ago Just give it some extra arms with “clamps” on the end, ergo the name “Clampy”. TB July 17, 2021 at 3:12 pm 2 months ago That’s the Fiendish Thingie the Stribs stuck to the ship. I’m surprised Choan is leaving a robot to disarm it. 0z79 July 16, 2021 at 8:04 pm 2 months ago I only feel a tiny bit sorry for Barbot, if at all… they’ve brought this on themselves. Pete Rogan July 17, 2021 at 4:57 pm 2 months ago Ah. Thank you, Chris. You’ve saved my weekend. And allowed me to turn to a disturbing feature of Galactic culture: When you can build robots to satisfy every sentient need, they swiftly become the targets of impatience, poorly-expressed desires, and general anxiety and anger generated out of nothing more than daily irritations. Paramount turned this idea into the entire series “Picard,” after playing with it in TNG and Voyager. Our expectations of tools only turn more savage the more humanlike they become. And Choan has just demonstrated the way you properly treat your robot slaves. Disquieting. Leave a Reply to Owen Smith 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.