09/13/21 – Back To The Bridge Spacetrawler, audio version For the blind or visually impaired, September 13, 2021. https://www.baldwinpage.com/spacetrawler/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2021/09/2021-09-13-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 Don’t make the ship angry. You wouldn’t like the ship when it’s angry. First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series| Archive | Most Recent 09/10/21 – Bored and Hungry 09/15/21 – Screw Ups 23 Comments Jude September 13, 2021 at 12:16 am 1 year ago Ah, reminders of Holly from the Red Dwarf series. I loved that show and I’m always happy to root for cheeky mind-of-their-own ship controls. “Don’t you dare tell them, Ship, where your proper captain’s napping. And how bout bringing out some mice to entertain the new underlings?” John K Taylor September 13, 2021 at 1:14 am 1 year ago I count four mice in this strip alone Yarrun September 13, 2021 at 1:34 am 1 year ago Programmers for Spaceship AI need to put in better default authentication than ‘who’s sitting in the Captain’s chair’. Havlock September 13, 2021 at 2:31 am 1 year ago I don’t think they ever accounted for the Ruddock factor. Zeebob Froomchik III, Esq. September 13, 2021 at 8:34 pm 1 year ago I’m waiting for the movie series. The Chronicles of Ruddock. With Vin Diesel doing the voice work for the coyote, naturally. TheWreck September 14, 2021 at 7:44 pm 1 year ago Naturally. C.B.VINCENT GOUDREAULT September 13, 2021 at 3:21 am 1 year ago Mice count 0-0-2-0-0-2 Can’t wait for them to notice… Would be nice if the mice got into the cheesy jalapeno chips stash as well… Jude September 13, 2021 at 5:04 am 1 year ago I didn’t expect to see the mice yet! Very glad to have a Mouse Counter around. ???? BTW, is your resolution good enough to make out the mice clearly? Unless I really enlargen the panels on my tablet, it’s hard to make them out. I can see the two in the third panel pretty good but in the last, they just look like squiggles. Muzhik September 13, 2021 at 7:55 pm 1 year ago You need to use a monitor. I’ve found that most of the tablets I’ve used, even if they have 2,000 X 5,000 pixel resolution, munge the details together because there’s not enough screen area to differentiate the pixels. Efogoto September 13, 2021 at 8:18 pm 1 year ago Yeah, I find a nice big monitor with a viewer program to zoom the picture is very nice for spotting the little guys. minando September 13, 2021 at 3:22 am 1 year ago Next issue: invasion of the edible robot mice. Coyoty September 13, 2021 at 3:37 am 1 year ago Ship smash! Have a mouse. They’re crunchy and meaty and squishy. Muzhik September 13, 2021 at 8:08 pm 1 year ago In the movie “Never Cry Wolf”, I’ll always remember the scene when the researcher decided to go on a diet of just mice in order to prove that the wolves could live on that. The reactions of the mice when he picked one up and bit into it! Alan September 14, 2021 at 4:29 am 1 year ago In the book, Farley Mowat gives a recipe. If I recall, it was cream of mushroom and mouse soup. Kaidah September 13, 2021 at 8:34 am 1 year ago Ah, the burdens of command. tlhonmey September 13, 2021 at 12:23 pm 1 year ago His mistake is that he’s not using the “I’m captain now” passphrase. rwstyles September 13, 2021 at 1:14 pm 1 year ago Hasn’t occurred to them to set weapon on stun. Probably doesn’t have a stun setting. On Schlock once, an attacker modified all of their personal weapons in a fire fight once. All of them had selector set to “safe” and welded there. Captain complained that their weapons did not have a safe position. They do now he was told. TB September 13, 2021 at 2:11 pm 1 year ago They look like little dogs. Maybe they’ll just kick themselves for not thinking of making mice earlier. rwstyles September 13, 2021 at 2:39 pm 1 year ago Will they put two and two together and conclude that the intruder is the new captain, or start a witch hunt among the crew? Pete Rogan September 13, 2021 at 4:05 pm 1 year ago And the mischief continues. I like the idea of the mice getting into the cheesy jalapeno chips; it will only raise the Stribs’s sense of stress and terror. Since they’ve demonstrated they overreact to any threat, this could mean very many fewer of them arriving at their destination. But what awaits them there? For that matter, what are the other Stribs to make of their quandary? I suspect a Goonthlike solution from them — which could be tough on Ruddock, depending on where he’s hiding at the time. All of which conceals how far along the Stribs are with their plot, and what they intend to do with the human captives they’re bringing. You know, in case they make it that far. TheWreck September 13, 2021 at 5:49 pm 1 year ago I’m still holding on to Ruddock: Alpha Strib. Rob C. September 14, 2021 at 7:30 am 1 year ago Hopefully, Ruddock will be able to have a nice nap. When he wakes, be fresh perhaps sneeze and cause that former Captain to be forced to have a permanent nap. Looks like our hero is allergic to these oversize psycho-puppy men. Night-Gaunt September 15, 2021 at 12:07 am 1 year ago So far Ruddock is unknown to them and yet somehow reprogrammed their own A.I. that now is their enemy. How did he do that? Or at least keeper. Puts them in a sticky wicket. Nor making them seem quite so intelligent. Or that the GOB tech has some unexpected abilities with other ship’s A.I.’s. Leave a Reply to tlhonmey Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. 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