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by ffutures
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: (WIP) GalCop's Most wanted
Replies: 44
Views: 11857

Re: (WIP) GalCop's Most wanted

This probably isn't one I'd want to run myself, I tend to go for big ship trading rather than a combat-orientated game, but it occurs to me that it would be useful to sort the most-wanted list in order of distance from current location - I can see you show the distance, can't tell if sorting by it i...
by ffutures
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Ooliteers Planet - An Interactive Pinmap
Replies: 107
Views: 54468

Re: Ooliteers Planet - An Interactive Pinmap

Added myself and zoomed out to show the whole world, which I think makes the most sense.
by ffutures
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4864
Views: 542298

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Brockian Ultra-Cricket "Brockian Ultra-Cricket is a curious game which involves suddenly hitting people for no readily apparent reason and then running away. "Let's be blunt, it's a nasty game," says The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Mice love this game." https://hitchhikers.fandom.com/wiki/Broc...
by ffutures
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4864
Views: 542298

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

spud42 wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:12 am
https://tardis.fandom.com/wiki/Red_Dwar ... (TV_story)

does this count?
Just found the clip for that

https://youtu.be/cWA7rgCMGrA
by ffutures
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4864
Views: 542298

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Actually I wasn't offering the "Indiana Jones in Star Wars" thing as an entry because I only know about it because I looked up the "Star Wars in Indiana Jones" thing, and assumed that it would be excluded by the rules. Also it looks like I read it wrong - it's in The Empire Strikes Back, not A New H...
by ffutures
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4864
Views: 542298

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Well, another obvious one is Aliens Vs Predator - film, game, etc. later = re the Indiana Jones thing, just looked this up, and apparently there are also Easter eggs for the Indiana Jones films in Star Wars - for example, the box used for the Ark of the Covenant is in the trash compactor in A New Ho...
by ffutures
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4864
Views: 542298

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

OK, the big one in comics is the Amalgam-verse , an official crossover between the DC and Marvel universes in which characters are fusions with characteristics of equivalents in both universes. e.g. Doctor Strangefate (Strange + Fate), and Super-Soldier (a Superman/Captain America cross). And Star T...
by ffutures
Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4864
Views: 542298

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

William Gibson's short story "The Gernsback Continuum", set in the 1980s, features a professional photographer who is given an assignment to take pictures of "futuristic" architecture from the 1930s. Pursuing these faded examples of "raygun gothic", the photographer starts to hallucinate scenes fro...
by ffutures
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4864
Views: 542298

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Charles Stross's novella "Concrete Jungle" involves the rollout of the SCORPION STARE project, a special upgrade to the UK's CCTV system to help counter unusual threats … it's a system which needs two cameras operating simultaneously. I'm going to give disembodied a point for the Scorpion Stare sys...
by ffutures
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4864
Views: 542298

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

If games are allowed, there's Jade, the principal character in the 2003 videogame Beyond Good and Evil . She's a photojournalist, and one of the objectives in the game is to photograph as many unknown alien creatures as possible. Don't know this one, but from the description it definitely qualifies...
by ffutures
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4864
Views: 542298

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

OK, since I've spent most of the evening writing ads for photographic gear on eBay, let's have five SF stories / comics / films / etc. in which photography is important or at least one major character is a professional photographer. Only one per universe - and I'll go with one of the easiest as my e...
by ffutures
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4864
Views: 542298

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Conrad Nomikos, the lead character of Roger Zelazny's This Immortal (which incidentally tied with Dune for the 1966 Hugo Award for Best Novel but seems to have sunk into obscurity)
by ffutures
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4864
Views: 542298

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

The Midwich Cuckoos - John Wyndham
by ffutures
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4864
Views: 542298

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

All of those are good - Brain Wave and Flowers for Algernon were the ones I particularly expected. This puts Disembodied into the hot seat!
by ffutures
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4864
Views: 542298

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Let's have five stories, films, whatever in which someone or something experiences a temporary or permanent LOSS or INCREASE in intelligence. OK, I'll throw a bent three-cent bit into the hat. How does the "totally ordinary Joe" (whose name I forget) who gets suspended-animationed into the future i...