History Webcomic / QuentynQuinnSpaceRanger

26th Apr '16 3:02:39 PM ryanasaurus0077
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* BadassGrandpa: He's been in the job for about fifty years, so age estimates put him at at least 70. Not that it means much to a Racconan's natural longevity and rejuvenation technology.



* BadassGrandpa: Quentin's been in the job for about fifty years, so age estimates put him at at least 70. Not that it means much to a Racconan's natural longevity and rejuvenation technology.



** The Fedorks, after doing nothing to aid a bronze-age civilization that was annihilated by a comet, are required to completely rebuild the entire biosphere, sentient species, and civilization... down to the last piece of pottery. They're also going to be handed over to a new cosmic entity for handling in the future... one who is likely to be much more strict in regulating their behavior. Furthermore, once the terraforming is done, both planetary empires in charge of the area will step in for uplift/first contact procedures -- again at the Fedorks' expense.

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** The Fedorks, after doing nothing to aid a bronze-age civilization that was annihilated by a comet, are required to completely rebuild the entire biosphere, sentient species, and civilization... down to the last piece of pottery. They're also going to be handed over to a new cosmic entity for handling in the future... one who is likely to be much more strict in regulating their behavior. Furthermore, And furthermore, once the terraforming is done, both planetary empires in charge of the area will step in for uplift/first contact procedures -- again at the Fedorks' expense.
26th Apr '16 2:42:07 PM ryanasaurus0077
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** An even better one, asked by the space ranger himself: [[spoiler: ''How much does the pilot's chair weigh?'']][[note]] For those who don't get it, he's asking why the pilot didn't simply jettison nonessential weight, such as lockers, personal effects, food, chunks of the console, or even the pilot's chair -- which would probably equal the weight of the woman who was jettisoned and thus allow them both to live long enough to make it to the ground safely.[[/note]]
* AuthorTract: Large swaths of the comic are summed up as long {{Take That}}s to various sci-fi franchises, with some strong libertarianism on the side. "The Cold Equations" is a good example of both, starting out as a deconstruction of the original short story ''Literature/TheColdEquations'' and segueing into blaming the whole thing on a government butting into private enterprise. The author is actually aware of this, and claims to do it on purpose to get past the "defense mechanisms" of fans of the aforementioned franchises.\\\

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** An even better one, asked by From the space ranger himself: [[spoiler: ''How much does the pilot's chair weigh?'']][[note]] For those who don't get it, he's asking why the pilot didn't simply jettison nonessential weight, such as lockers, personal effects, food, chunks of the console, or even the pilot's chair -- which would probably equal the weight of the woman who was jettisoned and thus allow them both to live long enough to make it to the ground safely.[[/note]]
* AuthorTract: Large swaths of the comic are summed up as long {{Take That}}s to various sci-fi franchises, with some strong libertarianism on the side. "The Cold Equations" is a good example of both, starting out as a deconstruction of the original short story ''Literature/TheColdEquations'' and segueing into blaming the whole thing on a government butting into private enterprise. The Indeed, the author is actually quite aware of this, and claims to do it on purpose to get past the "defense mechanisms" of fans of the aforementioned franchises.\\\
26th Apr '16 2:08:12 PM StFan
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* ArmorPiercingQuestion: During a chapter based around the story ''Literature/TheColdEquations'', on cross-examination, the Transit General is asked a series of them: First, why haven't their ships yet been upgraded with zero-point energy systems, which would have prevented the fuel problems for the vessel in question? Better yet, why were there absolutely no contingency measures regarding life support or power supplies, which would be present even in 20th century space shuttles? The Transit General's only answer is that ZPE tech is in committee regarding possible adaptation...and has been for 50 years. He doesn't have an answer for why there are no backups.

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During a chapter based around the story ''Literature/TheColdEquations'', on cross-examination, the Transit General is asked a series of them: First, why haven't their ships yet been upgraded with zero-point energy systems, which would have prevented the fuel problems for the vessel in question? Better yet, why were there absolutely no contingency measures regarding life support or power supplies, which would be present even in 20th century space shuttles? The Transit General's only answer is that ZPE tech is in committee regarding possible adaptation...adaptation... and has been for 50 years. He doesn't have an answer for why there are no backups.



* AuthorTract: Large swaths of the comic are summed up as long {{Take That}}s to various sci-fi franchises, with some strong libertarianism on the side. "The Cold Equations" is a good example of both, starting out as a deconstruction of the original short story ''Literature/TheColdEquations'' and segueing into blaming the whole thing on a government butting into private enterprise.
** The author is actually aware of this, and claims to do it on purpose to get past the "defense mechanisms" of fans of the aforementioned franchises.
*** Can occasionally backfire. Some readers took exception to Omnibus scanning the private quarters of the entire Enterprise-Expy in order to justify the rant about the Federation-Expy not having any popular culture after roughly 400 years ago. The author disagreed, feeling that it was perfectly appropriate in context -- checking for information that isn't on public display, so as to know what they're dealing with. Definitely a YMMV moment.

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* AuthorTract: Large swaths of the comic are summed up as long {{Take That}}s to various sci-fi franchises, with some strong libertarianism on the side. "The Cold Equations" is a good example of both, starting out as a deconstruction of the original short story ''Literature/TheColdEquations'' and segueing into blaming the whole thing on a government butting into private enterprise.
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enterprise. The author is actually aware of this, and claims to do it on purpose to get past the "defense mechanisms" of fans of the aforementioned franchises.
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franchises.\\\
Can occasionally backfire. Some readers took exception to Omnibus scanning the private quarters of the entire Enterprise-Expy ''Enterprise''-Expy in order to justify the rant about the Federation-Expy not having any popular culture after roughly 400 years ago. The author disagreed, feeling that it was perfectly appropriate in context -- checking for information that isn't on public display, so as to know what they're dealing with. Definitely a YMMV moment.



** BadassGrandpa: He's been in the job for about fifty years, so age estimates put him at at least 70. Not that it means much to a Racconan's natural longevity and rejuvenation technology.

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** * BadassGrandpa: He's been in the job for about fifty years, so age estimates put him at at least 70. Not that it means much to a Racconan's natural longevity and rejuvenation technology.



* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: The Patoodines have a rather unique legal system: They launch criminals from a catapult a distance calculated by adding up the total and severity of your crimes. If you live, you're free to go. But if your crimes are severe enough, well...

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* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: CoolAndUnusualPunishment:
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The Patoodines have a rather unique legal system: They launch criminals from a catapult a distance calculated by adding up the total and severity of your crimes. If you live, you're free to go. But if your crimes are severe enough, well...



** The Fedorks, after doing nothing to aid a bronze-age civilization that was annihilated by a comet, are required to completely rebuild the entire biosphere, sentient species, and civilization...down to the last piece of pottery. They're also going to be handed over to a new cosmic entity for handling in the future...one who is likely to be much more strict in regulating their behavior.
*** Furthermore, once the terraforming is done, both planetary empires in charge of the area will step in for uplift/first contact procedures -- again at the Fedorks' expense.

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** The Fedorks, after doing nothing to aid a bronze-age civilization that was annihilated by a comet, are required to completely rebuild the entire biosphere, sentient species, and civilization... down to the last piece of pottery. They're also going to be handed over to a new cosmic entity for handling in the future... one who is likely to be much more strict in regulating their behavior.
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behavior. Furthermore, once the terraforming is done, both planetary empires in charge of the area will step in for uplift/first contact procedures -- again at the Fedorks' expense. expense.



** And again with the Kalufraxian terrorist who try to kill Quentyn in a latter arc. While they claim to be getting revenge for the alleged destruction of their civilization, they are implied to be descended from the Kalufraxian Oligarchs who all but plundered their planet's wealth and were leaving the people to starve, AKA the ones that got ousted when the people eventually rebelled. So they are less tragic victims and more spoiled whiners that hate how things turned out because they aren't in charge anymore and don't want to admit they screwed up. They are also apparently young adults, so they weren't likely to have even been born on Kalufrax.

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** And again with the Kalufraxian terrorist who try to kill Quentyn in a latter arc. While they claim to be getting revenge for the alleged destruction of their civilization, they are implied to be descended from the Kalufraxian Oligarchs who all but plundered their planet's wealth and were leaving the people to starve, AKA a.k.a. the ones that got ousted when the people eventually rebelled. So they are less tragic victims and more spoiled whiners that hate how things turned out because they aren't in charge anymore and don't want to admit they screwed up. They are also apparently young adults, so they weren't likely to have even been born on Kalufrax.
4th Mar '16 5:47:09 AM erforce
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** The [[http://www.rhjunior.com/quentyn-quinn-space-ranger-0118/ next strip]] has ones to ''Main/StarWars'', ''Main/MarsAttacks'', ''AngryRedPlanet'', and TheGreys (the page has to be seen to be fully understood).

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** The [[http://www.rhjunior.com/quentyn-quinn-space-ranger-0118/ next strip]] has ones to ''Main/StarWars'', ''Main/MarsAttacks'', ''AngryRedPlanet'', ''Franchise/StarWars'', ''Film/MarsAttacks'', ''Film/AngryRedPlanet'', and TheGreys (the page has to be seen to be fully understood).
20th Feb '16 1:14:07 PM morenohijazo
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* BrainMonster: Gestaltians are a non-villainous example. They are born as just a brain with eyes and rudimentary limbs, and [[BizarreAlienBiology assemble a body out of various symbiotes]].
18th Feb '16 1:34:36 PM Kalaong
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* AluminumChristmasTrees: The CentralTheme of the Kallifrax arc is RidiculousFutureInflation; the planet's most popular currency [[http://www.rhjunior.com/quentyn-quinn-space-ranger-8/ losing 95% of its face value]] in less than a century as a result of oligarchs buying up all the physical resources with paper. Most don't realize that ''this is happening in real life'' - what cost a grand in 1900 would cost ''thirty'' grand in 2016, AKA a thousand modern dollars is the equivalent of '''thirty five''' 1900 dollars!
26th Dec '15 5:40:06 AM Dechstreme
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** And again with the Kalufraxian rebels who try to kill Quentyn the next arc. While they claim to be getting revenge for the alleged destruction of their civilization, they are implied to be descended from the Kalufraxian Oligarchs who all but plundered their planet's wealth and were leaving the people to starve, AKA the ones that got ousted when the people eventually rebelled. So they are less tragic victims and more spoiled whiners that hate how things turned out because they aren't in charge anymore and don't want to admit they screwed up.

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** And again with the Kalufraxian rebels terrorist who try to kill Quentyn the next in a latter arc. While they claim to be getting revenge for the alleged destruction of their civilization, they are implied to be descended from the Kalufraxian Oligarchs who all but plundered their planet's wealth and were leaving the people to starve, AKA the ones that got ousted when the people eventually rebelled. So they are less tragic victims and more spoiled whiners that hate how things turned out because they aren't in charge anymore and don't want to admit they screwed up. They are also apparently young adults, so they weren't likely to have even been born on Kalufrax.
23rd Dec '15 9:37:59 AM Discar
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* CoolPeopleRebelAgainstAuthority: Deconstructed. Quinn has to rescue wannabe {{pirate}}s and [[http://www.rhjunior.com/quentyn-quinn-space-ranger-0013/ expects no trouble from them.]]
** And again with the Kalufraxian rebels who try to kill Quentyn the next arc. While they claim to be getting revenge for the alledged destruction of their civilization, they are implied to be descended from the Kalufraxian Oligarchs who all but plundered their planet's wealth and were leaving the people to starve, AKA the ones that got ousted when the people eventually rebeled. So they are less tragic victims and more spoiled whiners that hate how things turned out because they aren't in charge anymore and don't want to admit they screwed up.

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* CoolPeopleRebelAgainstAuthority: CoolPeopleRebelAgainstAuthority:
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Deconstructed. Quinn has to rescue wannabe {{pirate}}s and [[http://www.rhjunior.com/quentyn-quinn-space-ranger-0013/ expects no trouble from them.]]
** And again with the Kalufraxian rebels who try to kill Quentyn the next arc. While they claim to be getting revenge for the alledged alleged destruction of their civilization, they are implied to be descended from the Kalufraxian Oligarchs who all but plundered their planet's wealth and were leaving the people to starve, AKA the ones that got ousted when the people eventually rebeled.rebelled. So they are less tragic victims and more spoiled whiners that hate how things turned out because they aren't in charge anymore and don't want to admit they screwed up.
23rd Dec '15 9:26:29 AM Dechstreme
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** And again with the Kalufraxian rebels who try to kill Quentyn the next arc. While they claim to be getting revenge for the alledged destruction of their civilization, they are implied to be descended from the Kalufraxian Oligarchs who all but plundered their planet's wealth and were leaving the people to starve, AKA the ones that got ousted when the people eventually rebeled. So they are less tragic victims and more spoiled whiners that hate how things turned out because they aren't in charge anymore and don't want to admit they screwed up.
21st Dec '15 6:32:49 PM boxorak
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** At the beginning of "The Coldest Equation", Cue apparently approached the High Imperial Court to get a legal assessment of its performance as the Fedork's guardian. Apparently, it's customary among Cue's collective to do so.

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** At the beginning of "The Coldest Equation", Cue apparently approached the High Imperial Court to get a legal assessment of its performance as the Fedork's Fedorks guardian. Apparently, it's customary among Cue's collective to do so.



** Quentyn laces into Eugin Atrix for lacking the presence of mind to take any precautions that would keep Nikita Blackcat from boarding his shuttle (which resulted in her getting ThrownOutTheAirlock without a space suit), or even attempting to TakeAThirdOption that would allow him to safely land his decidedly unsafe shuttle with both of them onboard (such as jettisoning non-essential weight and overclocking the life-support systems, or at the very least just [[MercyKill shooting Nikita]] before spacing her). [[spoiler: However, when it's revealed that Nikita [[HeroicSacrificed spaced herself]] (and that Eugin was planning on spacing himself and letting her live), he rescinds his statements, noting that Eugin wasn't given enough training to become a pilot, and that his honor is unbesmirched]].

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** Quentyn laces into Eugin Atrix for lacking the presence of mind to take any precautions that would keep Nikita Blackcat from boarding his shuttle (which resulted in her getting ThrownOutTheAirlock without a space suit), or even attempting to TakeAThirdOption that would allow him to safely land his decidedly unsafe shuttle with both of them onboard (such as jettisoning non-essential weight and overclocking the life-support systems, or at the very least just [[MercyKill shooting Nikita]] before spacing her). [[spoiler: However, when it's revealed that Nikita [[HeroicSacrificed [[HeroicSacrifice spaced herself]] (and and that Eugin was planning on spacing himself and letting her live), instead before she did, he rescinds his statements, noting that while Eugin is incompetent as a pilot, it isn't his fault (he wasn't given enough training due to become a pilot, bureaucracy), and that ultimately his honor is unbesmirched]].
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