The old “attach a photo to the camera” trick is a popular one in thrillers, spy films and heist movies, but for some reason doesn’t appear much in science fiction. This strip is our attempt to rectify this obvious omission.

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[Scene 1: NASA-style mission control room, with a large display screen]

Scientist 1: That's the final telescope in our array now fully operational

Scientist 2: Excellent! Now we can track any objects that approach the planet from deep space

[Scene 2: Close up of the display screen, indicating "NO THREATS DETECTED"]

[Scene 3: Image of the satellite in space. An arm has been attached to it using a magnet, which holds a photograph of an empty region of space - the same image that's appearing in the control room. Behind the photo there is a fleet of alien spaceships]