Starslip by Kris Straub

Starslip

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  1. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, almost 2 years ago

    Lesson 6: When your cheif engineer says it will take a certain lenght of time to fix something, divide by three to get the true lenght of time needed.

  2. Allen Willey

    Allen Willey GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    No, a day is measured by a planet’s rotation, not the star it orbits. Got it, chief?

  3. kroykali

    kroykali said, almost 2 years ago

    Hi kids! The word for today is:

    IRRECOVERABLY

  4. StoicLion

    StoicLion said, almost 2 years ago

    This is why Star Trek shows (except “Enterprise” used Stardates. Not only does it sound cool and futuristic, you don’t have to reset your clock every time your ship takes a standard orbit over the Planet of Steves. Oh…it also tells audiences what season the episode is in (TNG only, tho).

  5. Redkaycei Repoc

    Redkaycei Repoc said, almost 2 years ago

    @StoicLion

    Yes, I got a kick seeing how time jumped around on the original series. The Star dates were in no way consistent.

  6. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 years ago

    They used solar versions of seconds, minutes, hours and days. A solar day is from Noon to Noon. *@StoicLion *


    Redkaycei Repoc said, about 4 hours ago

    Yes, I got a kick seeing how time jumped around on the original series. The Star dates were in no way consistent.


    I found a consistency with the original Star Trek. As time goes on the larger the Star Date numbers. Do you mean some of the other ST shows like DS9 & Voyager?

  7. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, almost 2 years ago

    The day on Mars is about a half hour longer than one on earth. The JPL people doing the Rover work use Mars time, so after a few days, they end up having breakfast at night, etc.

  8. kroykali

    kroykali said, almost 2 years ago

    @simpsonfan2

    And their kids also adjusted to Mars time along with them, up until they started school.

  9. kroykali

    kroykali said, almost 2 years ago

    @StoicLion

    In one episode of “Enterprise”, the inhabitants of one planet were annoyed that Archer didn’t adjust the ship’s clock to their capital city.

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