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by Disembodied
Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5171
Views: 636076

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

There's the intergalactic civilisation of the Five Galaxies, from David Brin's Uplift series.
by Disembodied
Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: Cargo Conditions
Replies: 4
Views: 499

Re: Cargo Conditions

It's an interesting idea … what would happen though if you scooped a cargo item you didn't have the correct bay for? Would the upgrades apply to the entire hold, or could you outfit your cargo hold in parts? E.g. a Cobra III starts with 20-tonne Basic capacity, but the player can buy (say) 5 tonnes ...
by Disembodied
Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5171
Views: 636076

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

There are the five elements in The Fifth Element – Earth, Air, Fire, Water, and Milla Jovovich.
by Disembodied
Sun Dec 29, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5171
Views: 636076

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

There's The Five Gold Bands, by Jack Vance (1950). Each golden band contains a clue to one-fifth of the secret of interstellar travel.
by Disembodied
Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5171
Views: 636076

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Hint: The episode in which this character appeared was a "Back door pilot" for a proposed series that was never made, and the character in question uses a device not unlike a sonic screwdriver. Okay, a bit of googling reveals the character "Gary Seven", from the episode "Assignment: Earth". So if w...
by Disembodied
Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5171
Views: 636076

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Take a numerical character's name from Star Trek: TOS and a number from an episode title in Star Trek: TOS, subtract one, and use the answer to explain the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything. Show your working... The only numerical character's name I can think of from Trek: TOS...
by Disembodied
Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5171
Views: 636076

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Hmm … does it have anything to do with Max Headroom, by any chance?
by Disembodied
Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5171
Views: 636076

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: 5171
Views: 636076

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: 5171
Views: 636076

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: 5171
Views: 636076

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: 442

Re: Hi

Hi Okti, welcome back!
by Disembodied
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5171
Views: 636076

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: 5171
Views: 636076

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: 5171
Views: 636076

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.