11/22/21 – What Ruddock Wants Spacetrawler, audio version For the blind or visually impaired, November 22, 2021. https://www.baldwinpage.com/spacetrawler/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2021/11/2021-11-22-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 Sometimes it is just an impasse. First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series| Archive | Most Recent 11/19/21 – Random Killing 11/24/21 – A 3-Way Call 10 Comments Nova November 22, 2021 at 1:08 am 6 months ago Sometimes ceaselessly irritating the villains is more satisfying than dealing with them Efogoto November 22, 2021 at 1:14 am 6 months ago Mouse count 1-0-0-0-0-1. Coyoty November 22, 2021 at 2:43 am 6 months ago Don’t tell the superstitious one about trickster spirits. “AAAAGGH!!!” Oops, I broke the fourth wall again. “Who’s saying that?!” notStanley November 22, 2021 at 12:43 pm 6 months ago An unknown, acting as enemy of my enemy, is just that – unknown. Attempting peaceful contact is laudable, but not by interrupting them in a war zone. Pete Rogan November 22, 2021 at 9:31 pm 6 months ago I have to wonder who Ruddock thinks could be an enemy of the Stribs but a friend to coyotes. Or other non-Strib Galactic peoples. We might find out later. But he’s wrong about animosity being a basis for friendship. One time a surveyor was out at a golf course, taking stock of the way the streams flowed between the ponds. While he sat in his golf cart sketching, a fifteen-pound hare suddenly jumped into his lap. He was trying to cope with that when the hare leapt away, to be replaced by the thirty-five pound bobcat that had been chasing the hare. The struggle was brief but bloody (for the surveyor), until the bobcat was expelled from the cart. By that time the hare had long since made his getaway. From this experience I derived a business maxim: The enemy of my enemy doesn’t NEED to be my friend. p0indexterous November 23, 2021 at 12:27 am 6 months ago Maxim 29. The enemy of my enemy is my enemy’s enemy. No more. No less. From: The Seventy Maxims of Maximally Effective Mercenaries Nova November 23, 2021 at 12:36 am 6 months ago I feel like everyone’s taking ruddock’s comment a wee bit too seriously… Jude November 23, 2021 at 3:56 pm 6 months ago There are times when I really REALLY wish there was an upvoted icon besides comments. There are so many here that make me chuckle! Many times, they’re almost as good as your strip, Christopher. Muzhik November 23, 2021 at 11:12 pm 6 months ago Sudden thought: are there “waste recycling units” (i.e., “loos”) on the bridge? Or in a closet (a watercloset?) so it could be used without technically “leaving the bridge”? That always bothered me with those movies where the hero is hiding in a closet, waiting for a chance to strike. Why does he never seem to need to use the facilities? Come to think of it, you never see doors clearly leading to restrooms in any of the corridors of any of the ships in Star Trek. For that matter, are there food replicators and drinking fountains on the bridge? Suddenly I feel a tad peckish … Pete Rogan November 24, 2021 at 7:56 pm 6 months ago Stephen E. Whitfield, I believe, in his “The Making of Star Trek,” included a diagram of the bridge… which included a lavatory…. directly behind the main viewscreen. Self-conscious much? Considering the bridge had to be offset because, for dramatic effect, they didn’t want to show the turbolift opening directly behind the captain’s chair, I’m sure this is a bit of fluffery to confound, confuse and satisfy the fans who were saying, “Hey, where’s the head?” Or sometimes just, “So where’s the Captain’s Log?” 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.