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Make this movie! I always though Basic Instructions would change the world, maybe this is how.

And by always, I really mean, for at least the last five minutes.

August 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJoshua

Alf ended up being abducted by the Alien Task Force in the last episode of the series. While it's not clear that he was going to murdered, it's definitely a possibility.

Get your Alf facts straight or face the fury of the internet!

August 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTrosgar

The government was always out to kill Alf, and the series ended on a cliffhanger where the government captured him (theoretically to vivisect him and study him). Not a good reflection of humanity....

August 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLxndr

Actually, ALF is tortured to death by the government in the last episode. http://www.cracked.com/article_18490_the-7-most-soul-crushing-series-finales-in-tv-history.html

August 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPFY

I don't believe your recollection of ALF is accurate.

August 2, 2012 | Unregistered Commentertgt

Great comic, as usual.
On an unrelated note, the new thumbnail for the website's bookmark, the one with Scott's head, makes browsing very uncomfortable, for now I feel that Scott's judging me.

August 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBayo

I think they're just observing...For now;
If we ever develop effective space travel, they'll wipe us out to prevent our culture spreading.

August 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDee

Is panel 3 a reference to the Jim Carey movie "Earth Girls Are Easy?" In which sexy earth women attract lonely desperate male aliens.

Note from Scott: Not deliberately, but I'll take it.

August 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterVulpes

The first panel had me cracked up for a good 30 seconds. Brilliant as usual.

August 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBill

"Earth: Bait and Switch" sounds like a better warning to potential alien invaders than "Earth: Final Conflict"

Incidentally, your Venusian reminds me of Da'an somehow.

August 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNate @ House of Annie

Love the updated "previous" and "next" links, much cleaner and more usable and fit in with the rest of the ace redesign :)

August 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJay

We know Future Rick is 5 times divorced, so he must have attracted at least 5 women.

Whether they're sane or not, I prefer not to speculate on.

In other news, I finally got "Curse of the Masking Tape Mummy" from Amazon UK. A very quick read, with the full story being right there on the cover...

August 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJL

Aw, man. That last panel damn near killed me in a gasping, wheezing fit. One of your best.

August 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRowan

now I feel that Scott's judging me.

Nah, that's Missy's job.

Who's the model for the Venusian ambassador?

August 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDave H

how should we pronounce 'Venusians'?

why do aliens (almost) always have big heads? (i suspect its because its easier to have actors with pieces glued to their heads, rather than the other way around.)

--roger

August 3, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterirrogical

Has anyone mentioned that Alf WAS in fact persued and persecuted by the... Oh they have. Ok then, I'll shut up.

August 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChris

lololol.
Hey, I'd pay to see that move.

August 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEaglesQuestions

It's not that hard to think of works whose aliens don't get attacked. "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," anyone? Or "Mork and Mindy"?

August 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterClassic Steve

That last panel was beyond fantastic.

August 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChrissy Fred

There's a funny panel in Frank Miller's second Dark Knight botch, in which Hal Jordan/Green Lantern is approaching Earth from space. He mentions how, once alien visitors realize that the weaponized satellites orbiting the planet have their weapons pointed _toward the planet_, they leave immediately without contact. Humanity is obviously dangerously insane.

August 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRobert

Serve man.

August 4, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterarreff

... for now I feel that Scott's judging me.

I guess you are not a true fan of BI, as you would know that Scott does not judge.

That is The Judger's (his wife) Job, as she has let him know in the past.

http://basicinstructions.net/basic-instructions/2011/7/8/how-to-assemble-a-mighty-team-of-superheroes-rerun.html

That's ok, you can become a true fan by reading all the past comics. :).

August 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterFanra

In the Movie we see that he isn't tortured to death

August 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAndorxor

I forget who said it, but I agree with it. The definitive proof of the existence of intelligent aliens is that they haven't tried to contact us.

August 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHenry

Henry, that was likely Hobbes in a Calvin & Hobbes strip.

August 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJai

This is hands down my favorite BI ever. Panel 3 made me literally LOL which is a feat these days & I have a personal inside joke involving the ol' bait & switch so love all bait & switch references. Well done sir!

August 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterThe Dude

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