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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by montana05 » Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:37 pm

First hint: The first publication of this German science fiction novel series was 8th September 1961
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by ffutures » Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:19 pm

montana05 wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:37 pm
First hint: The first publication of this German science fiction novel series was 8th September 1961
Perry Rhodan - it would have been my guess anyway since my knowledge of German SF is virtually non-existent, but I happened to know the series started in 1961. I have no idea of any context beyond that.

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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by montana05 » Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:27 pm

ffutures wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:19 pm
montana05 wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:37 pm
First hint: The first publication of this German science fiction novel series was 8th September 1961
Perry Rhodan - it would have been my guess anyway since my knowledge of German SF is virtually non-existent, but I happened to know the series started in 1961. I have no idea of any context beyond that.
Correct. Thanks for saving me, I already started to think about an alternate question. Over to you now.
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by ffutures » Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:14 pm

Let's go with another five things thingy... five books, films, comics or whatever in which the universe as experienced by the characters is in some way a fake. Only one for each source, e.g. if there is a book that has been made into a film and a comic only one can be used. The more extreme the fake the better!

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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by JD » Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:28 pm

Does "The Truman Show" count? Not exactly science fiction.

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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by montana05 » Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:20 am

The Matrix
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by spud42 » Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:08 pm

Number of the Beast Robert Heinlein. where books the characters have read turn out to be actual worlds they visit and meet the characters from the books... ie. Alice in wonderland where Glenda the good witch addsa magical bathroom to the spaceship/car....
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Arthur Dent: I always said there was something fundamentally wrong with the universe.
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by cbr » Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:50 pm

the island





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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by ffutures » Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:08 pm

The Truman Show - I think it counts, some of the technology was well ahead of its time.

The Matrix - Definitely, an exemplar for this class of story

Number of the beast - Sorry, I don't think it really counts, the universe the characters experience is real except that there is more than one and some fictional worlds turn out to be real.

The Island - if this is the 2005 film then yes, it qualifies

So two to go.

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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by Cody » Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:02 pm

Didn't the crew of Red Dwarf discover they'd actually been in a simulation for four years? Does that count?

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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by Commander_X » Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:57 am

Logan's Run?

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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by ffutures » Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:24 am

Cody wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:02 pm
Didn't the crew of Red Dwarf discover they'd actually been in a simulation for four years? Does that count?
Actually that was a hallucination caused by an alien squid in the drinking water, so no.
Commander_X wrote:Logan's Run?
In the film, yes.

OK, one to go.

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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by Cody » Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:48 pm

Actually that was a hallucination caused by an alien squid in the drinking water.
That figures - I only got to watch the occasional episode.

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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by Disembodied » Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:53 pm

The Citizens in Greg Egan's Diaspora are living in a simulation … although this may not count as "fake" because they're aware that they are in a simulation, with the real objective universe outside.

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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by ffutures » Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:59 pm

Disembodied wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:53 pm
The Citizens in Greg Egan's Diaspora are living in a simulation … although this may not count as "fake" because they're aware that they are in a simulation, with the real objective universe outside.
Still counts, I think, since I didn't say they needed to be fooled by it. My bad.

OK, over to you!

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