07/05/20 05:54 AMOldarmourer: When there is no incentive to produce, no production is done.
06/26/20 05:34 PMSwiftbow: I would say that theirs is a far softer tyranny. They literally told him the consequences of not doing what they said. It's far easier to implement/maintain a tyranny based on "taking care of" and "doing what's best for you" (whether you like it or not) than one based on literal murder. Both kinds have existed in history... but the softer tyranny is by far the more insidious, and hardest to fight.
06/26/20 01:00 AMBrickVoid: As for in this comic, it was implied through the tone of their voices. Do what we tell you or you won't exist anymore, one way or another.
06/26/20 12:58 AMBrickVoid: That is what the Federation always seemed to come across in the original series. What else would happen to someone if it's possible to phaser beam them out of existence?
06/24/20 10:43 AMSwiftbow: A little dystopian, sure, dictatorship no. We've already addressed that they have elections (whose outcomes are not assured). I don't see where your "disappear without a trace" idea was implied?
06/23/20 09:04 PMBrickVoid: So, is this meant to imply that the Federation in this comic is basically a dictatorship? If you don't do what they want you suddenly disappear without trace?
06/12/20 11:47 PMBrickVoid: So someone just navigated a starship into the surface of a battlefield? That's an odd way to plow a field!
06/01/20 10:24 AMAmethyst: Happy to see that the Wogglenathers want to help! I wonder how they're going to do that? Attack like a guard dog??
05/17/20 10:34 AMOldarmourer: This guy has itright, backing up your backups is never a bad idea and sometimes you just need to say "gun ports open, give 'em hell!!"
05/11/20 06:49 AMBird of Prey: The last panel: Cue the Star Trek fanfare in the soundtrack! "Daaa ta-daa..."
05/10/20 05:06 PMReleaseTheKracken52: I was a fan of Harry Potter Comics, and I'm really enjoying how this new effort by the same writers is developing.
05/10/20 02:59 PMSwiftbow: Hey, just to follow up on Brogen's comment about Colonel Reynolds... the reason the Shadowburn has a different rank structure will be revealed in the future. (It is something of a spoiler)
04/28/20 11:59 AMSwiftbow: I have never heard of Luis and the Aliens. And, aside from the extremely general people conspiring about something, I can't think of any particular show this is similar to?
04/27/20 11:25 PMBrickVoid: Although, it is hilariously funny in an oddball kind of way! I'm kidding, I've also seen "Luis and the Aliens" - probably some of that rubbed off on me!
04/27/20 11:24 PMBrickVoid: What real life TV show did you get this plot from? It sounds awfully like 99% of them!
04/23/20 04:36 PMSwiftbow: Yes, I did! Thanks for catching that.
04/22/20 10:54 PMBrickVoid: There is no "next" button for Episode 9! Forget something?
04/17/20 08:24 AMBrogen: Miles: Nice catch! We are using the typical Starfleet Naval Ranks (as you'll see in the current comic and ones coming up). However, there's something a bit different about Colonel Reynolds' ship and crew.
04/17/20 01:16 AMMiles: Just found the comic, I find it interesting that we're going by Airforce-ish? ranks (which if current Spaceforce is anything to go by will be accurate) rather than Naval ranks, which have traditionally been Starfleet ranks in the TV series. Just commenting, as my dad was a Petty Officer First Class, whereas I was a First Lieutenant (Logistic Readiness Officer) in the USAF, which has ranks like Colonel.
04/14/20 06:57 PMSwiftbow: Just to let you all know... we made a couple fairly minor dialog edits to Episode 9. You may want to refresh!