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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by Smivs » Mon Nov 28, 2016 8:41 pm

No, not King Ghidorah,awesome though he is. Good try, though.
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by spud42 » Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:41 am

DredgerMan wrote:Whoa!!!

:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

What happened here????

I think this is a definite: one clue too far!!!!

I assume it was the award hint?

He was called Hugo the Rat by a number of authors whose stories were placed in his magazine, on account that he tended to pay little or even nothing for them! Yet others regard him as Father of Science Fiction.

I'm just glad that his term (Scientification) didn't make it as term for SF.

Fair do, Smivs!!!!!!!

You are the winner .... but just by the breadth of a slice of a micro-second!!!!

So the CismoFiCo is on its way to you, with a half empty Anaconda in tow.

Have fun!!!!
amazing as the clue was , i just googled Luxembourg and sci fi and he came up straight away... but i thought i should stay in rehab for a little while longer. that Evil Juice can take a toll on a commander.
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by DredgerMan » Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:26 am

I know that feeling. :x :oops: :? :shock:
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by Smivs » Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:29 am

Time for a clue?
cbr was in the right area - this is a creature not a ship/device/artifact, and comes from film but it pre-dates the Godzilla gang.
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by Smivs » Tue Nov 29, 2016 12:51 pm

Nope! This beastie is not Japanese.
Clue the second :- It is thought to be 17,000,000 years old.
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by Disembodied » Tue Nov 29, 2016 1:00 pm

Then it must be

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The Giant Claw!

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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by Smivs » Tue Nov 29, 2016 1:22 pm

Ta-da!
Yes it is. Well spotted, and over to you.
One of the most laughable B-movie monsters of all time. I remember watching this years ago very late one night, and almost making myself sick with laughter every time it appeared.
Apparently the SFX and model were farmed out to a Mexican firm as they were the cheepest, and critics of the time described the effects as 'falling short of expected industry standards'. These were the standards of 50's B-movies that they fell short of!
The whole film is on YouTube for those that are interested, but the cinematic trailer probably tells you all you need to know. :D
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by Rxke » Tue Nov 29, 2016 1:27 pm

Looks like the dialogues are even worse than the sfx....

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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by Disembodied » Tue Nov 29, 2016 1:56 pm

This should be instantly googleable, but some might be able to do it from memory: why might you be concerned about excavations in Hobbs Lane, London? Knightsbridge, W10, to be exact - on the Central line …

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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by Cody » Tue Nov 29, 2016 1:58 pm

From memory, Quatermass and the Pit - insectoid aliens?

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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by Disembodied » Tue Nov 29, 2016 2:20 pm

Winner! It is indeed dead insectoid Martians (and their unpleasant genetic and psychic taint).

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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by Cody » Tue Nov 29, 2016 2:46 pm

As a kid, the Quatermass series/films were excellent stuff. Were the insectoid Martians locust-like in appearance?

Anyway, staying with vintage tales concerning Mars: in which novel would you find intelligent winged critters?

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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by spud42 » Wed Nov 30, 2016 10:13 am

out of a silent planet. by C.S.Lewis
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by Cody » Wed Nov 30, 2016 10:44 am

Nope, not C.S. Lewis - never liked his work!

Clues: a spaceship succeeds in landing on Mars, but is damaged in the process and unable to return to Earth, so a rescue mission is hastily organised.
The author was very well known, especially in Britain - but not for his fiction.

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