Art and Words: Mark Toner
Fonts: Blambot

Monday, 1 June 2020

Contagion Episode 6

Chief Dina McPhail addresses her robot crew members, accompanied by Dr Zoe Scope. The robots look a little uneasy.
Translation notes for non-Glaswegians follow.


Dina is from Glasgow, a descendent of a whole line of McPhail ship's engineers. For those of you unacquainted with Glaswegian Scots, here is a little glossary.

 Dinna Do not  Oany Any 
 Fear Be afraid of  Sae So
 Thon The third version of "this" and "that,"
used here to mean "the" with the context of a topical subject,
not exactly translatable into English
 A I
 Youse Plural of ye, English you Doonloadit Downloaded
 Ur Are Intae Into
 Canna Cannot Yer Your
 Aye Yes Hae Have
 Tae To Nae No
 Oan on Findin Finding
 Noo Now Chargin Charging
 Huvnae Have not Gang Go
  Aheid Ahead

Tuesday, 19 May 2020

Contagion - Episode 5

Monday morning (AE104 Time) and Dr Scope calls up the Station Commander’s Office on her view-screen.

Looks like we'll need those robots.

Monday, 11 May 2020

Contagion - Episode 4

While Dr Scope simmers over the inaction of the Station Commander, Captain Bob Bold has coffee with his Chief Engineer, Dina McPhail, and Logistics Officer, Mike Maseko. Mike is in reminiscing mood.
Next time: can Dr Scopes persuade the Station Commander to let them recharge the Magpie, or will McPhail's robots need to take a hand?

Monday, 4 May 2020

Contagion - Episode 3

Dr Zoe Scope has contacted the crew of Way Station AE104 in order to request from the station commander permission for the crew of the Magpie to access the charging station. She assumed a reasonable approach would get results. However she has never met anyone like Commodore Comfort before. Professor Poot Poot meets her in the corridor.
What will Captain Bold say? Tune in next time, same web channel, to find out.

Thursday, 23 April 2020

Contagion - Episode 2

Captain Bold calls a meeting of department heads to assess the situation.

Tune in next time to see if Dr Scope can save the day.