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by Disembodied
Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5171
Views: 636065

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: 548120

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: 5171
Views: 636065

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: 555

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: 5171
Views: 636065

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: 5171
Views: 636065

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: 5171
Views: 636065

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

There's at least one other famous, non-DC comic-book example …
by Disembodied
Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5171
Views: 636065

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

That's four (Picard and Sisko are from the same universe) … one more to go!
by Disembodied
Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5171
Views: 636065

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

I don't think we're going to get any further with this one … if nobody has any objections, here's a new question: Name five SF characters, from different universes, who are distinctively, noticeably bald, either naturally or by choice. Not thin on top, not with a bald patch, but completely bald over...
by Disembodied
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5171
Views: 636065

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Pick one and go for it, I say! I've not seen it myself, so …
by Disembodied
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5171
Views: 636065

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

I think the "recursion" question is a good one, where a real-world SF film or TV show is being watched, or referenced, within another SF film or TV show - it's just tricky to find five examples of each example, if you know what I mean! With two from Doctor Who , and ffuture's Marvin the Martian/ Clo...
by Disembodied
Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5171
Views: 636065

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Hmm … it might be a bit difficult to find examples of this kind of thing happening five times in the one show. There are a lot of Doctor Who episodes, and I think this only happens twice (and the second time, from 2007, was a homage/in-joke/reference to the first one, which was from 1972 …).
by Disembodied
Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5171
Views: 636065

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

In the story Doctor Who and the Sea Devils , the Doctor's arch-enemy, the Master, watches the BBC children's science-fiction show The Clangers : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOK1YdWalOw He doesn't do it five times, though … a scene like that might be a bit tricky to find. Mind you, in the story T...
by Disembodied
Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5171
Views: 636065

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Just chuck us an SF question, gilhad, it'll be fine! If it's been asked before it won't matter - most of us will have forgotten it anyway … :)
by Disembodied
Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5171
Views: 636065

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Kara Thrace, aka Starbuck - Battlestar Galactica
Aeryn Sun - Farscape