I’ve had this idea on my “to draw” list for over a year. A bit of an unofficial Wheaton comic dare last night involving my friend Lar forced me into action.
[UPDATE 04/18/13] COMMENTERS: Wesley was always looking for others, especially Picard, to fill the role of space-father. Who are your favorite surrogate parents in geek fiction? Giles tops the list for me.
First thing that came to mind was Gurney Halleck (Patrick Stewart) and Paul Atreides (Kyle MacLachlan) fighting in Dune movie. =D
This is beautiful. Words are inadequate to describe its magnificence.
The darker option would have been "The real captain picard never came back from the borg."
Holy shit, this has to be my favorite one yet. AWESOME.
Dread Pirate Picard! (Who's real name is Cumber-bun…)
This is absolutely brilliant. Bonus points for the Kamin reference (from Inner Light).
Nobody would surrender to the Dread Pirate Wesley! Which kind of seems even more sad when the name they actually would surrender to is French…
I don't know…I could see the Dread Pirate Wesley as an older Wesley with an eyepatch and a bad-ass scar on his face. Perhaps self-inflicted or faked in order to get people to take him seriously.
I know – a mini-holo projector in an eyepatch that simulates a jagged scar coming down from under it. The eyepatch also has a camera or other sensing device in it that actually lets him see out of that eye. (He would, of course, still be the same old Wesley under the pirate persona. 🙂 )
BTW, awesome comic, Joel!
As you described this, I kept thinking back to the way Wil was portrayed in S*P, with one arm ending in a hook from the convention massacre and thought "Hmmm we could have something here." Now add in a borg eye scanner and then you have a true Dread Pirate Wesley!
I would suggest to also get a goatee, but that would get him confused with his Mirror Universe counterpart.
The Dread Pirate Wesley, perhaps not. The DREAD PIRATE CRUSHER on the other hand, would get far more respect.
I want a Dread Pirate Crusher portrait now!
You do realize that some of the most successful pirates were French, like François l'Olonnais and Jean LaFitte. LaFitte in particular is an interesting character. He managed to get himself and his entire crew clemency for their years of piracy by helping save New Orleans from the English alongside future president Andrew Jackson in the War of 1812.
In one of his earliest major roles in a motion picture, Yul Brynner played Jean LaFitte. He had hair!
i think this right here is a true comedy pinnacle.
seriously, if you quit today, this would be one of those epic ways to go out.
I was hoping we'd be talking about Defiance today. (perhaps if I were on Twitter…)
This is not a spoiler, but could be perceived as such:
If you have not watched Defiance but plan to: make yourself a Sci-Fi Tropes bingo card, THEN sit down and watch it. Let us know if that made viewing more or less enjoyable.
I think I would have enjoyed it more – would have saved a lot of LizLemonesque eye rolling.
How do I make a bingo card like that? Answer this question as many ways as possible:
You'll know we're sic-fi because of our ——————.
That Kid always made me feel like an underacheiver.
Cpt Picard: Make it so.
Wesley: As you wish.
Reading that line in Patrick Stewart's voice…I think it was made for him. It's just too perfect.
Hello. My name is Worf, son of Mogh. You killed my father. Prepare to die.
Now there needs to be a Princess Bride prequel starring Patrick Stewart. Needs!
"You fell victim to one of the classic blunders… Never go in against an android when death is on the line. Ha ha ha ha ha…."
"But how did you know which goblet he would choose?"
"I didn't. Neither goblet was poisoned. I've spent the last several minutes working out the location of his off switch."
Newt and Ripley, obviously.
What does the guy from Tabletop do in this comic?
As soon as I am not quite as broke as right now, I'm buying that print SO HARD. Pure brilliance, Joel.
Granny Weatherwax to Tiffany Aching. More of a surrogate grandparent, but she's my favourite anyone of anything, so I'm keeping it.
All Hail the Space Father!
No, seriously hail his ship, hes late for bowling league.
*watches a reference fly overhead at 35,000 feet*
I have no idea what's going on here.
Not quite the encouragement the Traveler had in mind but .. It'll do.
Have fun storming the borg cube!
Umm. Luke and Ben…? Merlin, Arthur? I know it’s not geekdom, but Léon and Mathilda..
Try The Princess Bride .. and what Westley said the Dread Pirate Roberts told him ever night on the ship before he went to sleep.
I believe Gordon was answering the commenter question from the post, not trying to guess the origin of the quote.
Optimus Prime. The correct answer is always Optimus Prime.
Incorrect – The question is "Who is Batman?"
You also forgot to phrase your answer as a question.
By far one of the best genre mash-up comics I have ever seen. Bravo good sir, bravo.