Never was a truer sentance uttered in this strip.
If you ask me, Pip has something to be grateful for today. Either:
a) The Martians use auto-targeting software from a really bad games software manufacturer or,
b) They don't want him dead... Yet.
Something tells me that we're about to have a 'hillarity ensues' high-octane chase/fight with plenty of special effects and multi-million pound property damage. I can't see the Men from the Ministry ignoring this one!