I’ve been trying to figure out how to satisfactorily end this flashback, and in doing so, looked at the previous strips from the arc, and came across the startling realization mentioned in today’s comic. The problem with having stories take place in the past is that there are no robots in the past.

Now that I think about it, there HAVE been longer periods of time in which the Beeserker did not appear in the comic, but then again, the Beeserker wasn’t done being built back then.