Comic 766 - As if Christmas had come early!
23rd May 2022, 12:00 AM in Satellite
As if Christmas had come early!
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Microraptor edit delete
I bet you've been wondering how the heck that satellite ties in with the whole rest of this chapter...

Cue the gameshow music, as the Koganans wheel out today's main prize!
Dr. Ytterbium reacts by channeling Wallace thinking about cheese! :-D
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The Doodler edit delete reply
The Doodler
I thought mad scientists traditionally went in for evil laughter, not evil giggling.
Microraptor edit delete reply
...or evil fan-girling! ^^
lirvilas edit delete reply
That thing is packed with neat stuff, it’s like one of those bespoke subscription boxes they keep trying to sell to me

edit: those guys need to rent a forklift
Microraptor edit delete reply
Yup, this pretty much describes very well why this is so appealing for Dr. Ytterbium.
(Or to use a slightly different metaphor, it's like Forrest Gump's infamous box of chocolates!)
This will be elaborated on in the next page...

Pah, forklifts are for Macrobianan wussies!
jawbone edit delete reply
When I were a lad and first saw the term "bespoke" I thought it had something to do with wagon wheels. Some memories die hard.
Microraptor edit delete reply
It's a weird word, for sure!
Not being a native speaker, I even had to look up what it actually means! Apparently, it's more or less synonymous to "tailor-made" - which usually applies to suits and stuff, so in the case of the subscription boxes, I guess it's supposed to invoke that they've been assembled to cater to the individual customer's taste...
lirvilas edit delete reply
-nuclear fuel
-unidentified energy weapon
-encrypted communications gear

And all of that in a man-portable package!

(You obviously went for the Raiders of the Lost Ark vibe.)
Microraptor edit delete reply
One important aspect:


You can't just say: "Oh, today I'll go to the mall and buy a satellite."
Like I said before, the next page will elaborate on that...
Ariane Eldar edit delete reply
Ariane Eldar
Yes, Litterbum-darling, open the power source of your holy-holy ark and kiss your fate! Pandora-Repoman-boot!
Microraptor edit delete reply
One should think hope Ytterbium is smart enough to take proper precautions before doing that.
(Perhaps she also has one of those nifty see-through hazmat suits...?)
Jeremy7 edit delete reply
"This does not include the means to get it into orbit, though, you're on your own there"
Microraptor edit delete reply
After all the effort they put into fetching it from the orbit...
Also, Alexandra wants to touch the thing and take it apart, damnit!

That being said, she probably could actually build a rocket or something...
With the proper resources, that is.
Guess who could give her that resources...
spacekrispies edit delete reply
The Doctor's "Wallace-ness" came across perfectly!
That was exactly what I thought of when I saw her expression!
Microraptor edit delete reply
Thank you!!
Glad to hear that it works so well!

*goofy Aardman Animations grin*

NeilKapit edit delete reply
Struthio?! Like the Latin name for Ostriches?!
Microraptor edit delete reply

You may have noticed that the Koganans are all about ostriches - especially their leader, General Volstruis Mbuni! ;-D