Pigs & Toasters 612
This issue of Pigs & Toasters features (among
other things) the two fellows shown above as commanders of rival space
stations. Also featuring: Oink Zeggpold, Kristy Shipp, another
Dr. Two, and Kristy Shipp.
- Identify the features which distinguish the panels' location.
Explain their function.
- Which characters appear on both station (aside from the party on
B9)? Explain the significance of this.
- Name the methods used by the Space Bureaucrats to prevent
travellers from getting to Urth. Would they work? Are they in accord
with modern Bureaucratic practice?
- Find connections between the main story and subsidiary features,
such as the cover and Zen Pigs' Funnies.
- Identify at least five influences in three different media of this
- Prowf is the only DSS character who only appears on B9. Discuss.
Is the fact that he is not a `swine' significant? Why not?
- Find out more about the Second Berglundic Civil War. Is the story
accurate in its portrayal of the Truce? Why not?
- One explanation of the three Kristys is that they represent the
Three Fates. Does this make sense? Why not? Who do the three
Kristys really represent? Why?
- Continuing the previous question, decide if the following
identifications are correct or not. For those that are incorrect,
decide who the character really represents. Either why, explain.
- Captain Dawg, Paul Berglund.
- Oink Zeggpold and Boinky; Batman and Robin.
- Lt. Prowf, Rowlf the Dog (from the Muppet Show).
- Dr. Bulbul Amir, Dr. Irving Matrix.
- The pigs on DSS, the `Drift'.
- Did D. Lin read the Berglundic Tarot cards correctly? Or
were the cards, perhaps, advocating an increase in support for
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