Murphy wanted dead or alive
just returned from my vacation. Let me give you a word of advice:
never trust a vacation-package sales agent who actually has enough
fingers to count how many buckazoids he'll charge you for the slimy
way he's about to rip you off. You see, I couldn't read the vacation-package
waver form, because I had recently forgotten my glasses (an ancient
Earth accessory for sight correction) on the dashboard of my timepod,
which my estranged cousin stole... but that's another story. Anyway,
the sales agent assured me that the space cruise destinations included
such getaway hotspots as Estros, the famed Galaxy Galleria, and
Risa. Needless to say, after signing away most of my life savings
in buckazoids, I was shocked to find myself deposited on such inhospitable
hellholes as Phleebhut, Polysorbate LX, and lastly, Kerona.
So there I was, sitting in a dingy bar in Ulence Flats, wearing
my glasses (my disturbed cousin made a few mistakes while time travelling,
and the glasses re-materialized in my pocket) and trying to read
the indecipherably small fine-print on my copy of the vacation-package
waver form, when a practically-mauled Keronian stumbled into the
bar. I recoiled in shock as he focused a wild, furtive, desperate
stare, and then his stumbling lurches, in my direction. Falling
at my feet, he thrust a dirty leaflet into my hand. As he breathed
his last, he managed to choke out: "Run."
Only later, when watching the vidnews in the comfort of my own home
(having narrowly escaped from Kerona after a vicious firefight),
did I hear the story of how this Keronian had been pursued halfway
across Kerona, fighting off hordes of hungry Grell, to find someone,
anyone, who would take that leaflet and make it known to the universe.
So here it is - the portrait of a wanted man. It seems that the
Galactic Port Authority is even more vindictive than the Gippazoid
Novelty Company, and they don't want anyone, especially someone
who might try to save this man, to get in their way.
can click on the leaflet for a closer up (200
KB). This leaflet was sent to Scott Murphy on behalf of the
entire Space Quest Community somewhere in April 2003, in hopes of
receiving an e-mail from him. Sadly... He didn't reply.