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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by Disembodied » Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:51 pm

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

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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by Commander_X » Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:03 pm

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

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Vansen and Damphousse in Space Above and Beyond TV series.
Beka Valentine in Andromeda (although the captain and pilot of Eureka Maru, she was the "official" manual pilot of Andromeda through slipstream).
If non-spaceship pilots allowed there would be a lot of examples in anime series (Eureka in Eureka Seven piloting the Nirvash humanoid ship comes first to mind).

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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by Commander_X » Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:24 pm

... and just to cover up if the anime/non-spaceship pilots don't qualify :twisted: :

Angel Deveraux and Rosie Forbes in Wing Commander (the movie, 1999)

Bonus: Carmen Ibanez (Rico's girlfriend) in Starship Troopers (the movie, 1997)

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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by ffutures » Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:00 pm

And one more for luck - River Tam from Firefly and Serenity

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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by gilhad » Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:56 am

Classical one - Elyssia Fields - from Elite: The Dark Wheel by Robert Holdstock :P

(Incubated on Teorge, the so-called 'clone-world', one of two pilots of Nemesis. The other one was Alex Rider, man and main hero, but they alternate at the bridge piloting and fighting as Cobras were made to be flown by a single pilot. Each of them was described to flight and fight singlehanded.)
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by spud42 » Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:13 am

OK big D, in my day Starbuk was a man! Dirk Benedict... but i will give you that one.
Aeryn Sun / Claudia Black from Farscape.....mmm her bio says she was a pilot but i dont remember her flying anything.. Pilot flew the ship...

Commander_X swoops in with
Vansen and Damphousse in Space Above and Beyond
Beka Valentine in Andromeda was the captain... i did specify not captains...
Angel Deveraux and Rosie Forbes in Wing Commander either would do but only count as 1
Carmen Ibanez (Rico's girlfriend) in Starship Troopers was one of the ones i thought of

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River Tam from Firefly mmmm great character but not actually a pilot , Wash was...

gilhad Elyssia Fields - from Elite: The Dark Wheel. what an appropriate way to finish...
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by Cody » Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:01 pm

What's this? Starbuck transgendered? Would never have happened aboard the Pequod.
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by gilhad » Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:14 pm

Uhm sorry, I got bussy at work now and have no idea (also did not read this thread long enought) I am fighting out bunch of space pirates, really, trust me! Can I pass and gave word to somebody else?

CommanderX provided more answers anyway :)
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by Disembodied » Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:18 pm

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 … :)

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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by Commander_X » Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:28 pm

spud42 wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:13 am
[...]Aeryn Sun / Claudia Black from Farscape.....mmm her bio says she was a pilot but i dont remember her flying anything.. Pilot flew the ship...
<oh, no, not Aeryn :-D >
Well, she didn't actually teleport on Moya, right? She deliberately piloted her Prowler in, during the first episode.
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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 … :)
Ditto -- just google some weird term along sci-fi, and come with a question.

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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by gilhad » Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:59 pm

OK, recursion then: "something unreal running on screen" (film/movie/anime/...) where as running joke (used at least 5 times) is "something unreal running on screen" and both those "unreal" are (scifi/fantasy/related) universes and all three universes are mutually different universes
  • document where is visible tv running news does not count, all 3 worlds identical and non-scifi,
  • Batman looking on TV news does not count (from his universe, so just 2 universes and for him it is not sci-fi)
  • Batman looking on OUR REAL TV news does not count (from our universe, so just 2 universes and for us the news are not sci-fi)
  • Batman looking on StarTrek in TV would count if he would do it at least 5 different times, as Batman AND ST are scifi/fantasy for us and ST is scifi for Batman
I hope I gave the right idea

and yes, 5 different examples, only one per commander and only one per unreal->unreal pair of universes
(so A->B and B->A are two different pairs)
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it is reality->A->B string of universies, where the B has to be the same universe, but different characters in A can watch it and they can watch different episodes (or it could just run on some visible screen unwatched by anyone)
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by Disembodied » Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:12 pm

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 The Sound of Drums, a regenerated Master watches the Teletubbies - again, seeming to imagine that they're real:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMpC5AK64eg

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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by gilhad » Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:25 pm

Yes, it looks promising, now just 3 other people of Doc Who universe watching Teletubies on different ocassions and we are there (or 3 more scenes - it the Master watch it, then do something else then watch it again even in one episode, it would count too)
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by Disembodied » Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:51 pm

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 …).

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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by gilhad » Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:19 pm

So I widened the range from just "Science Fiction" to "unreal" - I would alove even Rambo to see Teletubies all the time :)

I would not like normal TV news with TV in bacground showing again our word
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