Comic for May 11th, 2017
May 11th, 2017

Neffridium, Trihelium

As crazy plans go that’s downright sane.

Discussion (9)¬

  1. SaylorA says:

    But to what end purpose does it actually accomplish? Will it make their shields stronger? What?

    • Mr. Speck says:

      According to the wiki links, trihelium is the normal power source for the engines and neffridium powers most Alliance energy weapons (which I think has actually been namedropped before). So I can see how it might be potentially explosive, but otherwise, yeah, not sure what the idea is.

    • Samuel Bronson says:

      Apparently, Bob doesn’t care given that there’s only a 30% chance this plan will blow up the ship. Evidently most of their plans are VERY MUCH worse.

  2. Patrick Chester says:

    What if they used Folger’s Crystals?

    • CommanderBalok says:

      That should work. That coffee is repulsive enough to keep *anything* away.

  3. Cosmas says:

    Sounds to me like she’s going to try to turn the engines into weapons.

    • Mike says:

      Actually, based upon what the others said, it sounds like she wants to turn the ships engines into a power source that will “weaponize” anything powered by it…….IE: Shields that can be used to destructively ram targets, tractors that will rip their targets apart, sensors that will deconstruct what they’re analyzing, etc.

  4. Apep says:

    Sorry, but I have to point out this little error in panel 2 – “What if replace…” I assume it’s supposed to be “What if *I* replace…”