The prisoners take Zik into their camp, where he quickly notices something strange: there are no children! Amelia tells him that they’ve all been sterilized by their captors! So now we see that Queen Elcyra is indeed a nasty character! Not only does she attack intruders, but she’s responsible for genocide!
Trent and Amelia have no idea what Japan was. It stands to reason, as they were born on this prison planet, and very little history has survived to their generation.
Elements of Zik’s costume design were indeed inspired by samurai armour. Not for any particular reason other than it looks cool… and because Zik dislikes getting kicked in the nards.
So here we get the first glimpse of Amelia’s sense of humour. Not the best first impression there, eh Zik?
Hey, have you told your friends about Zik yet? If you know someone who likes science fiction, please pass the link on! I’d really appreciate it. Also, there’s a Facebook fan page for Zik, which is a convenient way to share on that platform. I post space exploration news stories there occasionally, too. I’ve got a lot of neat Zik-related things up my sleeve that I’d love to share with the world, but I need your help to get the word out. Thanks for reading!