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-->'''Spacedude''': There. The new sign is completed.
-->'''Chief Houston Texas''': Very nice. One thing, aren't there two "Ls" in "Tranquillity"?
-->'''Spacedude''': According to the O.E.D. both spellings are acceptable, this is just a pre-17th Century variant still commonly used in the U.S.
-->'''Chief Houston Texas''': I see. Did you check that before or after you made the sign?

''[[http://www.tranquilitybasecomic.co.uk/ Tranquility Base]]'' is a twice-weekly science-fiction parody with geeky overtones, and also a bit of pop-culture, literature and whatever else takes the author's fancy. Tends to be one-shot jokes and short-arcs - the fourth wall is optional. Very British in flavour. It is a {{Lego}} PhotoComic, first published in August 2007 by Louise Dade.

Starting with the ''Attack of the Blips'' storyline (a loose parody/homage of ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}''), story arcs have got longer with greater continuity, and although the Blip story was "resolved" by the end of Volume III (Dec. 2010), its effects are still being felt into Volume IV and the reset button has been left alone.

Currently in the middle of Volume V, but on an enforced hiatus.

Tranquility Base is part of the BrickComicNetwork.

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!!'''Tropes Featured (and sometimes explicitly referenced) in this work:-'''

* BadAssBookworm: Chief Engineer Houston Texas. [[spoiler: especially when he successfully disables the Blip Central Control Station while seriously wounded and losing '''a lot''' of blood, taking him into {{Determinator}} territory.]]
* BavarianFireDrill: Two, at the same time... in the same place... on the same people.
* BBCQuarry / [[KirksRock Kirk's Rock]]: Used frequently and lampshaded.
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler: The Viper fleet. Complete with ShoutOut to {{Firefly}}!]]
* BigNo: Used several times.
* {{Flashback}}: The author seems very fond of this device, and various types of flashback appear.
* CoolOldLady: Mrs. Squidman (Squidman's mum) looks like she's shaping up to be this, her second and third appearances in comic have her surfing and water-skiing respectively.
** [[spoiler: And now she's defeated a would-be hostage taker, having revealed that she was a Martial Arts champion in her youth.]]
* CreatorsPet: Invoked. A trio of them, calling themselves ''The Orphan Posse'' (one is named Mary Susan).
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: [[spoiler: Captain Slog in his CrowningMomentOfAwesome.]]
* TheDragon: Mister B.D. is this for the [[TheMafia Contralto Family]].
* CuteKitten: Slog's cat Fluffy [[spoiler: plus the kittens he fathered!]]
* FellOffTheBackOfATruck: Implied to be the source of quite a lot of Squidman's business.
* FunetikAksent: Squidman puts the "fun" in Funetik Aksent!
* HollywoodNerd: Felicia Featherstonhaugh, the computer technician.
* TheInformant: [[spoiler: DCI Semaphore wants Squidman to do this on the Contralto family.]]
* KickTheDog / MoralEventHorizon: The Blips [[spoiler: firing on the Sunshine Orphanage ship]].
* TheMafia: The Contralto Family. Although we haven't seen any of the family members yet, only one of their enforcers.
* MeadowRun: With [=C3PO=] and [=R2D2=] of all people, uh, droids. Also an example of a Slash RoboShip.
* TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness: The Beings of Interminable Vagueness from the Indescribable Place.
* OverlyLongGag: a game of Rock/Paper/Scissors.
* {{Retirony}}: Lampshaded and parodied.
* ScoobyDoobyDoors: A surreal version during the Z-Ships arc.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: Robotic characters tend to suffer from it.
* ShoutOut:
** To other brick comics, including Webcomic/LegoSpaceTheComic, Webcomic/LegostarGalactica, Webcomic/IrregularWebcomic and [[Webcomic/ReasonablyCleversBrickHouse Reasonably Clever's Brick House]].
** To many, many sci-fi shows, but ''Series/DoctorWho'', ''Series/{{Firefly}}'', the ''{{Terminator}}'' franchise, ''Franchise/StarTrek'' and ''StarWars'' get the most.
** Volume III was one long Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}} shout-fest.
** Volume IV has a very obvious shout-out to [[TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey 2001: A Space Odyssey]].
* ReassignedToAntarctica: Implied to be the reason Slog was promoted to Captain of Tranquility Base.
* ThoseTwoGuys: The TV geeks.
* TranslatorMicrobes: Actually ''Universal Translator Nanodes'' - nanobots that do ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. Some of the fridge logic that goes along with their use is discussed and hand-waved.
* [[UnresolvedSexualTension UST]]: Between Hudson and Slog.
* [[TimeyWimeyBall Wibbly-Wobbly Timey-Wimey]]: And then some.
* WildMassGuessing / EpilepticTrees: Mentioned by the author after a new character mysteriously turns up to rescue another character.
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