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General Protection Fault: Scylla and Charybdis

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[Comic for Friday, December 12, 2014]


[[Trish, Patty, and Dexter are with Colonel Barker in a chamber on a Physaric "ship", discussing with him his reference to "Scylla and Charybdis". Colonel Barker is continuing his background tale.]]
Colonel: [narrating off-panel, while we see a picture of three fiery streaks entering the atmosphere above the Earth with the Moon visible behind it] About a decade or so ago, we detected what may have been a "battle" in space: discharged energy weapons followed by a trio of "meteors" falling to Earth...

Colonel: [narrating, we see two men standing by their car next to a smoking crater] Although we were unable to successfully track the smaller two objects, the largest crashed in the Red Desert of Wyoming. To my surprise, I received a summons ordering me to investigate.

Colonel: [narrating, we see him entering a room with other military figures, one saluting and one (presumably his aid following behind him] When I arrived, I found that a large "meteorite" sever feet in diameter had been recovered. I thought it odd that I would be called in for something so mundane....

Colonel: [narrating, we see him approaching two scientists in protective gear examining a partially opened "shell"] Only it WASN'T a meteorite... It was a SHIP, charred and mangled by the crash ... and it was occupied.

References: The space battle, as referenced by Socrates and Pi
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