06/10/22 – Serious Support Spacetrawler, audio version For the blind or visually impaired, June 10, 2022. https://www.baldwinpage.com/spacetrawler/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2022/06/2022-06-10-spacetrawler3.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 Zap zap zap zap zap! First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series| Archive | Most Recent 06/08/22 – Captain Squatter’s Rights 06/13/22 – Yeah, Kinda Evil 11 Comments Coyoty June 10, 2022 at 12:33 am 2 months ago . “But all the beaches on Grimbik-2 are privately owned…” “Yes, I know.” Fnordius June 10, 2022 at 3:08 am 2 months ago Of course they are, and I think we can all guess who the owner is. Coyoty June 11, 2022 at 3:42 am 2 months ago Or will be. Jude June 10, 2022 at 1:41 am 2 months ago Here I was hoping for a glimpse of baby Em-J and potty-bot with Pierrot. Well, okay, potty-bot really. Potty-bot ranks up there with Talkie Toaster from Red Dwarf. KQY61 June 10, 2022 at 6:46 am 2 months ago Chocolate Pudding? Marco June 10, 2022 at 9:03 am 2 months ago How much comic time has passed since we last saw Em-J? I don’t think the PottyBot is needed anymore. Maybe it was refurbished as a rocket-tricyle or something. Christopher Baldwin June 10, 2022 at 1:54 pm 2 months ago @Marco, It was a little over a year ago in OUR time, I think this was our last sighting: https://www.baldwinpage.com/spacetrawler/2021/03/29/032921-book-9-chapter-10-neutron-stardust/ But in Spacetrawler time, not all that much time has passed. VINCENT GOUDREAULT June 10, 2022 at 3:47 am 2 months ago Does the absence of any “SPLUBT!” sound effect implies that every shot fired is a miss, or that only Stribs go “SPLUBT!” when zapped? Dave June 10, 2022 at 1:19 pm 2 months ago And maybe an occasional “Pflarbh”. Pete Rogan June 10, 2022 at 9:42 pm 2 months ago Space battles have been conceived as exchanges between capital ships (Star Trek), as combined-action exchanges including fighters and auxiliary craft in the same battle (Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica) and, rarely, distant relativistic encounters between warring vessels at the edges of Einsteinian space but never meant for combat. If anybody’s ever put that on film, it’s news to me. What actions we’ve seen in Spacetrawler tend to be exchanges of fire between major ships, though ‘major’ here includes Emily’s HOTAS-equipped single-seat marauder. And over very quickly, save for large-scale battles that took place offscreen a long time ago. I can’t recall ever seeing a large-scale space battle in Spacetrawler, Not that there haven’t been any, but… well, in a medium where 700 pixels takes up the full width of the display, it’s kind of like watching “Wagon Train” and its miles-long procession of Conestogas rendered on a phone screen. And two inches long. The only reason I mention this is that Emily’s G.O.B. fleet meeting the combined might of the Stribs is by definition an epic, indeed climactic battle, and we’re seeing only small snapshots of it. Gosh darn it, I wanted images of hulls being ripped open by savage beams, or lethal missiles crashing into a soon-to-explode starship. Scale and viewpoint prevent that from appearing here. I find myself wishing to see some perfectly deformed Strib spacecraft returning looking half turned inside-out from internal explosions or vicious cutting beams. But that’s just my savage nature. I do in fact know what goes into the making of a cannibal sandwich. Not common knowledge these days. Forget I said anything. Flyswatter June 11, 2022 at 7:59 am 2 months ago Professional Critique: Too many zaps. Not enough pews. 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.