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Reader Comments (27)

You must do a reclaimiad commercials.

You can have the dad with a glass of it says "mmm, goes good with Soylent Green'. Then the wife says "Goes good with Soylent anything, honey.' The the both laugh in a slightly manic way.

April 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGeekoid

Hey! Only one reused pose in the whole comic!
(I'd eat there, by the way)

April 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBill

Can I preorder tickets?

April 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJesse

Panel 4 took it into searing social critique.
That said, I'd love to attend a futuristic dinner evening. As long as it didn't involve societal divisions- but I'm just a romantic, I guess.

April 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLiz

Fantastic! I wager ten quatloos on the newcomers. Question is, do the Thralls get a trainer with teased blonde hair and a skimpy silver outfit? I'd be on that team if it weren't for those pesky pain collars. . .

April 19, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterskippy

George Lucas will now open a Star Wars-themed Futuristic Times thanks to this. (I'd go)

April 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTheTick

Still can't believe of the 100,000,000 web pages blocked by the Australian Defence Force network...after all these years I'm still reading BI on my lunch breaks.

Hey Scott, if you and your programming hand ever have a spare moment, how about a 'random comic' button? They're great for sifting through for entertainment without going through the inevitable patches of comics that are really famililar.

April 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRobbo

Overlords and Thralls... how is that futuristic compared to today's society?

April 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterThe Chosen One

Who exactly are these two guys that Scott repeatedly gets to listen to his schemes?

Note from Scott: Their looks are based on the founders of Jet City Improv. Missy used to be a member, ant as such they were subjected to my ideas. They both showed great patience.

April 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChrissy Fred

The only Thrall I know is from Warcraft. Do you play Warcraft?

April 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAdam

Bread and circuses. Nope, the thralls will never fall for that.

My favorite part is your pained expression when you deliver the punchline. And that it sounds like something I would say in everyday conversation. Brilliant as always.

April 20, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermoojen

Reminds me of the political trading game Starpower.

April 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBill

How about a futuristic version of 'The Holy Land Experience' complete with a Space Pope, Xeno-Cardinals and tentacle nuns?

April 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJames Mason

The Chosen One: Overlords and Thralls... how is that futuristic compared to today's society?

Their names are accurate.

Liz: As long as it didn't involve societal divisions- but I'm just a romantic, I guess.

But think how spicy it'd be for an Overlord to canoodle with a Thrall! Of course the Thrall would be executed immediately if they were found out, but that just adds to the spice. And probably to the Reclaimaid.

April 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDave H

Every B.I. comic is the best, but this one is the most best.

April 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDoug Frye

I think I'm getting a little too out of touch with current society to follow BI much of the time. Had no idea what you were alluding to, so I googled "medieval times dinner" and came up with this claim:

"Over the years, Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament has become an iconic part of American culture..."

Wow. Iconic already, but not until BI mentions it do I hear of it.

On second thought, this is one reason for me to keep reading BI. How else will I keep up on the pop culture things I'm expected to know?

April 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMarco

It's the first comic with a 2012 watermark!

My excitement. It cannot be contained.

April 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKrills

From the Wikipedia "Thrall (Old Norse þræll) was the term for a serf or unfree servant in Scandinavian culture during the Viking Age. Thralls were the lowest in the social order and usually provided unskilled labor during the Viking era."

So actually around a little bit before World of Warcraft.

April 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRyan

I also wish to pre-order tickets.

April 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDavid

The Chosen One- Yeah, it's not totally futuristic. It's pretty old-fashioned in fact- positively Viking! Literally!

April 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLiz

A truely brilliant idea. One question - How will you divide the teams? Will it be random? Will overlord tickets cost more? This needs to be considered.

April 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJerden

Don't be sipping coffee when you read the comment about tentacle-nuns. That was almost a spit-take!

April 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDaveBro

mmm....pain collars. Forgot about the pain collars.

Tickets, please?

April 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLisa Boban

It's not the first comic with a 2012 copyright. If you were a true copyright connoisseur you would know that, Krills. :p We've visited 2012 before and returned to 2011 and now we're in 2012 again, but will it last? The suspense is suspenseful!

-Cougar :{)

April 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCougar Allen

According to Ira Glass, jousting at a Medieval Times restaurant is more popular than public radio in the U.S.

http://www.scatoday.net/node/1475

April 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDeborah909

Hm. Let me try again: In the world of today, if you make over a million dollars a year, you're an overlord. If you do not, congratulations, your life is the definition of the word "thrall".

April 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterThe Chosen One

There is an episode of Lexx with a extremely similar premise. Only the "Reclaimed" was called "Pattern". It was also green.

April 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterFallingar

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