Something tells me that when John hoped Zed would fix his rocket, he planned on being inside. Ah, the best laid plans. The quote “Freedom Lies in Being Bold” is from the great poet (and my wife’s favorite ever) Robert Frost. I couldn’t actually find the source of it, whether it was just something he said or whether it was part of a poem. It appears to be a quote from him.
Anyway, it seemed just what I wanted here. The message from the Automatic Pilot wasn’t only for his own experience, it was also a message to John.
The last strip in “Rocket Science” will be this Thursday. After that, there will be some kind of short break before the next episode. I’m not sure how long, but hopefully not much. I will be posting some other things, though. So I will mostly have something for you. See you Thursday for the conclusion!
You can simply watch the introductory video to get up to speed, it’s fun and just a couple minutes!
Captain John and his robot Asimov have been stranded on Mars for quite some time. In episode 8, “Brains From Another Planet,” we met Zed of the Baro, who is a master of technology. Unfortunately, his communal brain upbringing leaves him with very little common sense.
John has asked Zed to help repair and fuel his rocket so he and Asimov can return to Earth, where Lian Fisher (also known as The Hearing One) a woman captain who crashed on Mars 15 years earlier, has discovered that both Mars missions have been sabotaged by insiders.
Meanwhile, John, Zed and Asimov are attempting to retrieve part of Zed’s wrecked ship which may have some technology that will allow John’s ship to fly – and to get him home to Earth.