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by Disembodied
Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5256
Views: 665739

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Doctor Who, of course.
Timelike Infinity, by Stephen Baxter.
by Disembodied
Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Introduce Yourself.
Replies: 1088
Views: 303119

Re: Introduce Yourself.

Hi Colaiuta, welcome to the boards. The NPC AI was improved a few years back, and it definitely makes a difference, as you have seen! One important question: are you using any expansion packs, and if so, which ones? Many of the older OXPs were written to beef up the olde, dumb NPCs: if you use them ...
by Disembodied
Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5256
Views: 665739

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Khalisah Bint Sinan al-Jilani makes four, and ffutures scoops the prize with Jack Barron!
spud42 wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:53 am
would Max Headroom have counted?
Good question … maybe! Edison Carter would have been the safer bet, though.
by Disembodied
Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5256
Views: 665739

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Ruby Rhod, Edward D. Malone, and Gideon Spilett are all good. Two to go!
by Disembodied
Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5256
Views: 665739

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

OK then, another group of five: five named journalists from science fiction, please! No more than one per universe. And since they're far too common, no superheroes or other comic-book derived characters are allowed, so no Clark Kent, no Peter Parker, etc.
by Disembodied
Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5256
Views: 665739

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: 1246

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: 5256
Views: 665739

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: 5256
Views: 665739

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: 5256
Views: 665739

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: 5256
Views: 665739

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: 5256
Views: 665739

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: 5256
Views: 665739

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: 5256
Views: 665739

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: 5256
Views: 665739

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!