G. M. O. T.!
Okay . . . I’ll buy that.
(By The by, I’m glad to be back and I apologize for dozing off before reading yesterday’s strip.)
For those who like Sayers are unfamiliar with the back story, Doc only traveled a handful of times in the 85+ years of the strip. When he built the time-machine, Doc was already bald. He and his assistant, Jon, sent a camera back in time to get record events in the past. He accidentally left the time-machine on and transported Oop and Ooola to the 20th century. It would be quite a while before Doc took his first time-travel trip.
Okay so Rocky and Ricky Raccoon built a time-machine way back in the 80’s. Let Joey and Jony have the two raccoons and make a go with a strip about time-traveling raccoons which can be as goofy as all get out. Then hire a creative team that can maybe Alley Oop an interesting strip again. Everyone wins.
This fake “baldness” side effect never affected anyone else since it was invented. Just another lame attempt to shoehorn in a "gag ".
Fortunately, it won’t affect the Neanderthal genome.
Does the new and improved Time travel device run on Doritos?
“Rule of funny” trope.
Alternate Alley Oop Chapter 23 “Alley Oop Space Rebel” (607) 5/16/2019 Thursday
By the time the emergency was over Bex had moved away from the cargo. Only Bobbins had seen the glows around him-her and the container. Bobbins in fact was wondering how to report this to his captain. As if she doesn’t have enough on her plate. A blue plate special at that!
Bobbins comes rolling up from his post on the bridge to talk to his captain. “Ah, er, mam I got a report.”
“Report? Report on what?” She asked as she was already busy wanting to know why the delay happened.
“Well, mam,” he started, John Deere hat in hand, “I saw that big beast nose’n around our cargo and…”
“Violet handled that.” She replied.
“No mam, I mean after…”
“After? What do you mean after!” She turned her whole attention to him now. Her voice hardening to adamantium steel.
Suddenly Bobbins felt like he was in the presence of a gigantic Rhoon glaring at him with big red predator eyes and fangs.
“Tell me it all, Bobbins, leave nothing out.” She said in deliberate harsh tones to her Quoppina engineer.
Haterakans from “Retief & the War Lords” created by John Keith Laumer. Quoppina by John Keith Laumer for the novel, “Retief’s War”.
*5/16/2019 “Oli Oli Oxenfree” (2019)
Alley’s long time friend, Doc Wonmug is in his ear again telling him about the creature that just run over him.
(Electronic buzz to the voice.) “It is a Horrat, bats that have evolved into a high metabolism ground predator. They can’t be allowed to set up shop in the present—-anywhere. I believe it is the cause of our world of today. They had come to the Middle Permian and bred there and flourished changing things just enough that our current present probably wouldn’t exist without them. However I have had access to ARC archives showing they have found that if the Horrats do breed here successfully we would lose and they would gain possession of the Earth out of phase with the future of 50 million years from now where they came from. Where humanity is extinct.”
“I was about to go through the anomaly to see what it is like 50 myif.”
“Don’t do that! Find the Horrat and kill it!” Was Doc Wonmug’s answer.
The Seventh Voyage: The Land of the Cyclopes (801 A.D.)
Parker was back in the trade wins that he knows will help take him to his final destination. The water he took from the building of the horned-lizards was different from most water he has drunk of. It is invigorating! Like it has been changed in some way to truly replenish the energy of the body. He did recall that faint bluish-green light that illuminated the areas he was in reading the murals of the history of those peculiar builders and their obsessions.
Historian Dr Cox & with Doc Wonmug in the present.
So you’re saying it’s retroactive?
Wrong, Doc! You’ve been bald since the original version of this strip began!
Harrumph!!!!! What, pray-tell is wrong with being bald?!?!? :)
Me thinks this is pretty interesting…Alley’s adventures with time-traveling racoons? I’m getting a Guardian of the Galaxy vibe here.