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PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:29 am 
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Does a sequel count? The Massacre of Mankind by Stephen Baxter.

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Yes, sequels are fine - ditto alternate worlds where the Martians won and other variants.

And that's one, anyone going to try for three?


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<consults Wiki> As no-one else has jumped in, another two from me:

The Massacre of Mankind: Sherlock Holmes vs The War of the Worlds by D. G. Leigh
The Space Machine by Christopher Priest

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OK, congrats - a couple of others that aren't in Wikipedia:

The Tripods trilogy by John Christopher (REALLY surprised nobody mentioned them, since there was a BBC TV serial, though Christopher did file off the serial numbers a bit)
The Alternate Martians by A. Bertram Chandler
A Wizard of Mars by Diane Duane (sort of, a bit)

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Time for a musical question: this song references a TV sci-fi series - which one?

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Well, I'm pretty sure I can hear a distorted version of the Doctor Who theme in there, does that count?


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Well spotted! It's in Sheep too, along with the bassline. Yes, it is Doctor Who - and the tripper is yours!

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OK, another simple question - on TV, why can't Sarah Connor be John Connor's mother?


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Dang Dr Who --> initial thought

not even a thought more a reflex...


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OK, another simple question - on TV, why can't Sarah Connor be John Connor's mother?
Nobody? OK, time for a clue - the reason (an error by the script-writers unless they were planning some sort of plot twist that never happened) was revealed during a medical emergency involving another character.


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Time for a musical question: this song references a TV sci-fi series - which one?
The always magnificent Dirk Maggs included a live version of this in the H2G2 tour a few years ago - so there's another sci-fi link. (Along with Adams himself appearing WITH Pink Floyd once on rhythm guitar.)


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OK, another simple question - on TV, why can't Sarah Connor be John Connor's mother?
Nobody? OK, time for a clue - the reason (an error by the script-writers unless they were planning some sort of plot twist that never happened) was revealed during a medical emergency involving another character.
a guess from your clue... incompatible blood groups?

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OK, another simple question - on TV, why can't Sarah Connor be John Connor's mother?
Nobody? OK, time for a clue - the reason (an error by the script-writers unless they were planning some sort of plot twist that never happened) was revealed during a medical emergency involving another character.
a guess from your clue... incompatible blood groups?
Close enough. In one episode another character needs a blood transfusion, AB, and we're told that Sarah is group O and John is AB and thus able to give him blood. And a group AB child can't have a group O mother, because the A or B has to come from the mother. It was actually sillier than that because they also said Sarah couldn't give the guy blood - in fact group O is the "universal donor" and AB is the "universal recipient" and he should have been fine unless there was some sort of sub-group incompatibility.

OK, I hurl the metaphorical clipper in your direction.


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cheers ffutures, yes that was what i ment but couldnt explain..

name the sifi TV show.... 2 agents scour the world retrieving artefacts with strange properties...

The Slipper Kipper is washed and parked fully fuelled for the next owner, nothing resembling tribbles near it , honestly.......

P.S. i am A- but mum is O should i be concerned???

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Warehouse 13?

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