Skull the Troll on August 29, 2017, 10:08:41 am
I wonder how long he's been wondering about the similarities between this galaxy and the fiction of his long ago youth. I think Theo must be affected in some way because it seems far more likely that Hugo is right about this being a Star Trek expy of some sort than the fantastic coincidence of all these races arriving at this point naturally.

Apollo-Soyuz on August 29, 2017, 04:08:25 pm
I don't think it's established that the Star Trek franchise ever happened in the VibeVerse. Of course Hugh has discussed the range of humanoids found in this galaxy already (page=1624)

I wonder how long he's been wondering about the similarities between this galaxy and the fiction of his long ago youth. I think Theo must be affected in some way because it seems far more likely that Hugo is right about this being a Star Trek expy of some sort than the fantastic coincidence of all these races arriving at this point naturally.

DrakBibliophile on August 30, 2017, 12:12:56 am
At the end of Volume Three, Nicole is thinking/talking about the star explorers not finding any intelligent life and mentions Star Trek aliens not being found (as well as other fictional aliens).

I don't think it's established that the Star Trek franchise ever happened in the VibeVerse. Of course Hugh has discussed the range of humanoids found in this galaxy already (page=1624)

I wonder how long he's been wondering about the similarities between this galaxy and the fiction of his long ago youth. I think Theo must be affected in some way because it seems far more likely that Hugo is right about this being a Star Trek expy of some sort than the fantastic coincidence of all these races arriving at this point naturally.
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DrakBibliophile on August 30, 2017, 12:18:36 am
Yep, see http://www.quantumvibe.com/strip?page=1094

At the end of Volume Three, Nicole is thinking/talking about the star explorers not finding any intelligent life and mentions Star Trek aliens not being found (as well as other fictional aliens).

I don't think it's established that the Star Trek franchise ever happened in the VibeVerse. Of course Hugh has discussed the range of humanoids found in this galaxy already (page=1624)

I wonder how long he's been wondering about the similarities between this galaxy and the fiction of his long ago youth. I think Theo must be affected in some way because it seems far more likely that Hugo is right about this being a Star Trek expy of some sort than the fantastic coincidence of all these races arriving at this point naturally.
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Sometimes the Dragon Wins!!
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Apollo-Soyuz on August 30, 2017, 10:10:29 am
I officially stand corrected.

>Hugo: Because I've seen this all before, a very long time ago. (page=1668)

So Star Trek Next Generation premiered on TV roughly a millennium prior, if I have my math right. So I guess we can excuse Hugo Mk3 for just suddenly remembering about it.



Theory: Hugo Mk2 became Theo, and somehow Hugo Mk1 is responsible for the simulation.



Theory2: since jump drive tech has been around for centuries, another earthling we have not met is responsible for creating the simulation.  Maybe his spacecraft is named "the Invisible Hand" as a homage to Star Wars and other things? The return of Tobor/Mr Graves might explain why Murphy was destroyed.

I don't know if I've said it, but several years ago we discussed the idea of a archenemy like Mr Graves keeping a good backup in a secure location. The current story is obvious fan service to that idea, except flipped on it's head -- Murphy and Hugo are the ones that keep coming back from the dead. 

Yep, see http://www.quantumvibe.com/strip?page=1094

At the end of Volume Three, Nicole is thinking/talking about the star explorers not finding any intelligent life and mentions Star Trek aliens not being found (as well as other fictional aliens).

I don't think it's established that the Star Trek franchise ever happened in the VibeVerse. Of course Hugh has discussed the range of humanoids found in this galaxy already (page=1624)

I wonder how long he's been wondering about the similarities between this galaxy and the fiction of his long ago youth. I think Theo must be affected in some way because it seems far more likely that Hugo is right about this being a Star Trek expy of some sort than the fantastic coincidence of all these races arriving at this point naturally.

Apollo-Soyuz on August 30, 2017, 10:16:12 am
The only problem that I have with Tobor/Mr Graves is that while he was cunning, persistent, and full of tricks, he wasn't portrayed as a brilliant mad scientist. So if someone is mucking with the vibrometric constant on purpose it's probably not him.

The constant might wax and wain every couple of years, giving a natural window where the drive will work.

Skull the Troll on August 30, 2017, 11:08:33 am
The only problem that I have with Tobor/Mr Graves is that while he was cunning, persistent, and full of tricks, he wasn't portrayed as a brilliant mad scientist. So if someone is mucking with the vibrometric constant on purpose it's probably not him.

The constant might wax and wain every couple of years, giving a natural window where the drive will work.

They got it working again though because they got back to tell Nicole about it.

 

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