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by Disembodied
Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5011
Views: 616133

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Cmdr James wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:44 pm
What about the farscape Leviathan?
Yes, I'll accept that … they might be partly machine but they're a definite life-form. That's five! Over to you …
by Disembodied
Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5011
Views: 616133

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

If anyone's looking for a clue, Iain M. Banks always had a thing for the large-scale …
by Disembodied
Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5011
Views: 616133

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Cody wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:10 pm
No baby elephants, so I'll try the Kiint from the Night's Dawn trilogy?
9 metres long and 3 metres wide … the Kiint makes 4. One more to go!
by Disembodied
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5011
Views: 616133

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Not sure, if Solariss would count Although it's a massive single entity, and undoubtedly intelligent, I think you're right: it's too utterly alien to have a conversation with. Psychlos stand up to 9 feet (2.7 m) tall and weigh up to 1,000 pounds (450 kg) A bit on the short side, but 450kg is well o...
by Disembodied
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Hi
Replies: 4
Views: 121

Re: Hi

Hi Okti, welcome back!
by Disembodied
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5011
Views: 616133

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Just a heads up, I'd guess you should specify " biological " [intelligent alien species], as some of the examples in the recent "stars are intelligent species" could be brought here (not to mention ffutures threat with planets in one of the responses on that thread :) ) Yes, good point, thanks! I'v...
by Disembodied
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5011
Views: 616133

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

OK … name five intelligent alien species who are, on a human scale, very large. For the avoidance of doubt this means at least twice the height and/or mass of an adult human being, and by "intelligent" I mean able to hold conversations, discuss abstract ideas, etc. Bonus points if they're technologi...
by Disembodied
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5011
Views: 616133

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

There's an episode of Star Trek: Voyager called "False Profits" where some Ferengi use replicator technology to pose as messengers from the gods to the inhabitants of a primitive planet.
by Disembodied
Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5011
Views: 616133

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Mark Twain's A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court - the main character, Hank, uses gunpowder (and a lightning rod) to pose as a greater magician than Merlin.
by Disembodied
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Reporting spam
Replies: 4891
Views: 545580

Re: Reporting spam

Yes, it's that magical time of the year … Spamta Claus's little elves do seem to be gearing up.
by Disembodied
Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5011
Views: 616133

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

In the Stargate franchise, technology-as-magic/divine power is the Goa'uld schtick.

Would you accept the Wizard of Oz? I don't know if you'd class either the original, or the recent Emerald City reboot, as "SF" …
by Disembodied
Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Constrictor Hunt trigger?
Replies: 5
Views: 286

Re: Constrictor Hunt trigger?

The Constrictor Hunt mission should trigger if you're in G1 or G2 with at least 256 kills. Can't help with Iron Raven, though …
by Disembodied
Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5011
Views: 616133

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Steve Austin, the Six Million Dollar Man (at today's prices, he'd be lucky to get a bionic toe)
Seven of Nine, from Star Trek: Voyager
by Disembodied
Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5011
Views: 616133

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Would Mace Windy from the Star Wars series count? Or is it out because it’s a space-opera? Or because he’s from the prequels? He's bald, it's scifi … that makes five! Over to you … (The other comic-book one I was thinking about was Charles Xavier/Professor X, from the X-Men. Another could be Owen K...
by Disembodied
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5011
Views: 616133

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

There's at least one other famous, non-DC comic-book example …