I was debating having narration captions getting all narrative to make clear that the panels in this comic aren't all from the same day, but I'm hoping the couple from the previous comic
returning and wearing different outfits was enough to imply that.
If not, it's not THAT crucial a detail. It just makes Tensaided's declaration a liiiiiittle less abrupt.
Panel four wound up being so on the nose as a result of me getting a bit critical of myself. Three instances (two in this comic, one in the previous) establishes the pattern, and I wanted that couple to come back for a follow-up panel, but anything beyond that's a bit redundant. I basically wrote the dialogue for panel four into the script sarcastically, but then I really liked it for some reason, so it stuck.
And for the record, I do think Picard was out of character in Star Trek: First Contact
, at least relative to the TV show. That's another Star Trek
movie that referenced Moby Dick
. What is it with Star Trek
and that story?