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by Disembodied
Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

ffutures wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:30 pm
Mentioned a few questions ago, a 1960s story about governments and weather control
Ben Bova's The Weathermakers, perhaps?
by Disembodied
Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5566
Views: 694624

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Ray Bradbury's short story "The Long Rain", set on a good old-fashioned wet-jungle Venus.
by Disembodied
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5566
Views: 694624

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Bruce Sterling's novel Heavy Weather, about a group of storm-chasers in a near future where environmental collapse is causing increasingly destructive storms.
by Disembodied
Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5566
Views: 694624

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

OK, another one. Early versions of the rocket used to send baby Kal-El (aka Superman) to Earth. OK, that's canonical, I think … that makes five. ffutures has the fish! A couple of other tiny ships from cartoons and comics: the Nibblonian spaceship from Futurama : https://i.postimg.cc/N0M68L3n/080bf...
by Disembodied
Wed Jul 29, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5566
Views: 694624

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Marvin the Martian, i seem to recall he had a small space ship.... Hmm... is it canonical? I mean, there are various pictures online of Marvin in a tiny ship, but in all the actual cartoons I can find his ship(s) seem to be substantially bigger. I'm happy to accept it if you can find me a picture, ...
by Disembodied
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5566
Views: 694624

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

ffutures wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:36 pm
Danger Mouse had a mouse-sized spaceship, seen in the episode "Custard".
That makes four. One to go!
by Disembodied
Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5566
Views: 694624

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

The living flying saucers from the film Batteries Not Included. the largest is less than a meter across, the babies are literally saucer sized. They are conscious intelligent entities. Perfectly acceptable: that makes two. The Great Gazoo's space ship from ther flintstones...... Also acceptable (an...
by Disembodied
Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5566
Views: 694624

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Cmdr James wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:30 pm
Not named but the G'Gugvuntts ships from the hitchhikers guide must have been tiny becausr their whole fleet was eaten by a dog.
The G'Gugvuntt ships (and, of course, the ships of their old enemies, now allies, the Vl'Hurgs) would count: that's one!
by Disembodied
Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5566
Views: 694624

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

cbr wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:10 pm
Suliban Cabal Cell ship from ST
Alas:

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by Disembodied
Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5566
Views: 694624

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Oh help ... have we done tiny spaceships yet? Can we have five really small (from a human perspective, anyway: let's say, a maximum of 2.5m along the longest axis) spacecraft, which are still capable of carrying at least one passenger.* Usual rules: one per universe/author, etc. * For a given defini...
by Disembodied
Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5566
Views: 694624

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Possibly the longest ship in SF is "the Stone", from Greg Bear's Eon. The ship is a hollowed-out asteroid, some 290km along its long axis, and divided internally into seven chambers. The seventh chamber opens into a pocket universe, which may itself be infinitely long.
by Disembodied
Thu Jul 23, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5566
Views: 694624

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

The Culture General Systems Vehicle Size Isn't Everything, from Use of Weapons by Iain M. Banks - over 80km long.
by Disembodied
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5566
Views: 694624

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Stargate: Atlantis would be another.
by Disembodied
Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5566
Views: 694624

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Since I only gave one answer, and Milo gave two - and since I asked the previous question as well - I'll hand the Ceremonial Question Fish over to Milo.
by Disembodied
Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Flavour OXP – Named Stations – Would need help with a Script.
Replies: 20
Views: 739

Re: Flavour OXP – Named Stations – Would need help with a Script.

Yay! LittleBear returns! Good to have you back. This reminds me - I had a half-baked notion to see if RandomShipNames could be used to give individual identifiers to the main system stations, way back. I don't think I did anything with regard to the actual names, but I did think we could maybe jazz ...