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by Disembodied
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5583
Views: 697820

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: 5583
Views: 697820

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: 967

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 ...
by Disembodied
Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5583
Views: 697820

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

The mad poet Navarth plays a key role in Jack Vance's The Palace of Love.
by Disembodied
Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5583
Views: 697820

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Al Capone from The Night's Dawn Trilogy by Peter F. Hamilton. […] A pre-interstellar mind in a post-interstellar possessed body counts, right? Definitely counts! Jerry Pournelle - all of the major characters in his novel Janissaries are US Special Forces soldiers led by Captain Rick Galloway kidnap...
by Disembodied
Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5583
Views: 697820

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

cbr wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:36 am
John Carter ...
Sorry … AFAIK John Carter only travelled within the solar system. That's interplanetary, not interstellar!
by Disembodied
Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5583
Views: 697820

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Right … I'm not personally sure how common this is, so we'll make it a list of three instead of the usual five. Name three *major characters* from any interstellar spacefaring SF book, film, TV series etc. - i.e. one where interstellar travel is possible, even common - who originally came from a pre...
by Disembodied
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5583
Views: 697820

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Would that be "Assignment 4" of Sapphire and Steel, involving the faceless entity that lives inside photographs, and can trap people within them too?
by Disembodied
Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: [RELEASE] Towbar OXP v0.104
Replies: 166
Views: 90240

Re: [RELEASE] Towbar OXP v0.101

This might be a useful guide - from the Wikipedia page on Marine salvage (my emphasis): There are several factors that would be considered by a court in establishing the amount of the salvor's award. Some of these include the difficulty of the operation, the risk involved to the salvor, the value of...
by Disembodied
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5583
Views: 697820

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

In William Gibson's short story "The Gernsback Continuum", the main character is a photographer hired to take pictures of the crumbling remains of 1930s futurist American architecture - and starts to find himself hallucinating elements of the Metropolis-style 1980s imagined by early SF …
by Disembodied
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5583
Views: 697820

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Well, a bit of a giveaway in your question, but there's Charles Stross's Laundry novella "The Concrete Jungle", where part of the SCORPION STARE network goes live in Milton Keynes. There's also the video game Beyond Good and Evil , where you play an investigative reporter on an alien world. Obtainin...
by Disembodied
Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5583
Views: 697820

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

In Brice Sterling's Schismatrix, Kitsune, the head of the Geisha Bank, eventually becomes the "Wallmother", a giant sentient organic habitat in the asteroid belt massing over 400,000 tons.
by Disembodied
Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5583
Views: 697820

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

The specially bred Iszic trees in Jack Vance's The Houses of Iszm are grown into self-contained living spaces, with plumbing, food, etc. provided.
by Disembodied
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5583
Views: 697820

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Does the Wallace and Gromit adventure The Wrong Trousers count? Are Techno-Trousers® sufficiently SF?
by Disembodied
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5583
Views: 697820

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Here's an obscure superhero: Paradax ! The handful of strips were originally published in the downright psychedelic Strange Days back in the 1980s. Al Cooper was a taxi driver who found a weird skintight suit in his taxi, which enabled him to pass through solid matter. He was mistaken for a wanderin...