Holy cow, is it time again?
I forgot to comment on last week. In the first one, I didn't recognize the character as being the Flash, so 'hot Flashes' took me until the next one to know they were the Flash... and I don't know if I agree about 'hot'...
Then Bloody Knuckles with Thanos is great! Thanos' hand is still in a fist, and up higher, and with the tilt of his head, it is like he is moving slowly, he is very tentative about the whole thing. Meanwhile, the Flash's hand is already out, extended fully and level, and the way he is looking at his hand is like he's locked in on the game's starting position. Like he is thinking, "Come on, come on, come on already, let's go, go, go!"
Then this week, Chosen Poorly with Kirk, this is really good. There's something greater than just what it is. You often mix all genres so there's nothing new there. But try looking at it as simply a space scene. Kirk is making moves on Yarna, and anyone 'in universe' might think he's making a bad choice. However we the viewer are looking at this as a cartoon, we are not 'in universe,' but we may just as well think it was a bad choice. But in our world of memes, we could probably recall that famous line from the Last Crusade, the guard saying, "He chose poorly."
So if you look at Kirk first, that scene with the guard comes to mind. Then if you look to the right, it is almost like he materializes into the scene to create a living meme 'in universe.' Because the other three are from a space universe, and you can go with it and blend them into a joint universe. But he is the odd man out. Star Trek is our future, Star Wars is a long time ago, but both are developed into space travel with technology. He is from a much less developed age, and that exact character is specifically known for basically what transpires around delivering that line. So he stands out from the rest, yet is the perfect character to deliver the punch line.
I might almost post it as two panels. First we laugh at Kirk making the moves on Yarna, and develop our own thoughts. Then in the second panel of Luke and the guard, we see the perfect character deliver the punch line.
Human Cyborg relations is good, but almost has me thinking along the lines of that riddle, something about I have two coins that total 30 cents, and one isn't a quarter. The answer is a nickel and a quarter. When someone says one wasn't supposed to be a quarter, you say yes, the nickel is the one that wasn't a quarter.
Anyway, I was thinking of 3PO talking to two beings, you aren't a human, you aren't a cyborg, where one or even both could be exactly those, except they are the opposite of the order 3PO says them. What helps deliver the punch is what characters you might choose, how odd a pairing it might be, and the fact that 3PO is being difficult and a jerk to one or both by double talking his way out of helping them.
Because in the original I had to think a second about who he was talking to, in what order, and I'm still not sure. Greedo is neither a human nor a cyborg. Yet this Terminator is not a cyborg because he's just a robot with no living parts or flesh 'coverings', and just putting on a dress doesn't make him a human. Unless he's got flesh under the dress, in which case you are really adding in the layers of depth to your jokes.
And the 'chosen poorly' joke is revisited with the tattoo, still comical, but lesser than the Kirk version, in my eyes.
Your creativity continues to thrive.