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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

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Cmdr James wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:03 pm
10 must be captain planet and the planeteers. Or alternatively Captain Caveman and the Teenangels, but that has a poor claim to be scifi.
Unfortunately neither of those is correct, wrong number of words and the use of an & rather than "and" in the clue is deliberate since it's written that way in the titles, but I am happy to accept Captain Planet and the Planeteers as the fifth answer but not one of the clues I gave, with a meaningless bonus point for Captain Caveman and the Teenangels since I can't be arsed to look it up.

The other clues:

3: Captain Vorpatril's Alliance by Lois McMaster Bujold
4: The Void Captain's Tale by Norman Spinrad
7: The Captain's Table - a Star Trek novel and short story anthology series, various authors
8: Space Pirate Captain Harlock - Japanese animated series
9: The Return of Captain Invincible - Australian superhero movie, a musical
10: Captain Simian & The Space Monkeys - American animated series.

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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

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OOps, didnt realise I was the last :(

Lets have 5 scifi stories (film, book, whatever) from universes which do not involve space travel. So no startrek, no starwars, no farscape etc etc. Also not episdoe X of startrek where they stay on the ground, that universe most definately does have sparships.

They do not have to explicitly forbid space travel, but there cannot be any spaceships or space travel which feature. Note, Ill take answers on trust unless I know for sure that there is space travel in the story. So for example I wouldnt accept superman or Dr Who because I know both have from time to time included space travel.

Definition of scifi Im fairly flexible, as am I with regard to space travel. Im not going to argue over high altitude flight for example.

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Jules Verne, Journey to the Centre of the Earth.

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Isaac Asimov, The End of Eternity - it's about time travellers who repeatedly change history and keep on ending up eliminating space travel as an unintentional side effect of the changes they make.

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ffutures wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:23 pm
Isaac Asimov, The End of Eternity - it's about time travellers who repeatedly change history and keep on ending up eliminating space travel as an unintentional side effect of the changes they make.
Haha, ninja'd (on the theme) -- although The End of Eternity is "linked" through some reference in one of Foundation cycle (IIRC).
On the same theme:
Fringe and Continuum series.

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Cmdr James wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 4:19 pm
Lets have 5 scifi stories (film, book, whatever) from universes which do not involve space travel.
Well, if Jules Verne is being accepted, then surely Swift's perambulations of Gulliver is going to be swallowed too. "Honey, I shrunk the Kids" meets "Attack of the 50ft (15m) Woman" via the occasional flying island and some talking horses. Very Proto-SF.
And skating furiously in the direction of the poisoned chalice ... there's a whole series by IIRC Harry Harrison exploring the idea of "what if the Chixulub impactor was 10 minutes late and missed?" The dinosaurs were talking, had a moderately technological society, but hadn't (at the point I got to before I got bored with it) achieved space travel.
Ah, got it. The Eden series
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Disembodied wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 4:39 pm
Jules Verne, Journey to the Centre of the Earth.
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Cholmondely wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:34 pm
H. Beam Piper, Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen.
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ffutures wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:23 pm
Isaac Asimov, The End of Eternity - it's about time travellers who repeatedly change history and keep on ending up eliminating space travel as an unintentional side effect of the changes they make.
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Commander_X wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:31 pm
Fringe and Continuum series.
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Ah, got it. The Eden series
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Oh dear - poisoned chalice time. I shall consider (while listening to last week's broadcast of "Space Force").
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RockDoctor wrote:
Fri Nov 27, 2020 9:42 pm
Oh dear - poisoned chalice time. I shall consider (while listening to last week's broadcast of "Space Force").
OK, prompted by "Space Force", how about 5 radio SF series that have gone directly to film without passing through a TV adaptation first. So, "Space Force" wouldn't make the list, because it didn't make it to film (Hollywood is short on prosthetic square jaws, I guess), and the Hitchhikers Guide went through TV adaptations before the notorious film.
Oh, I guess we'll have to rule out the pre-TV programmes too - things like Buck Rodgers (I guess - before my time). Say, pre-1950?

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Commander_X wrote:
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OK, finally thought of one - The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham
Novel 1951, first radio series 1967, film 1962, first TV series 1981

Sorry - first radio 1957!
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does it count though?
original was radio ==> film ==> tv
according to your timeline it went film ==> radio ==> tv
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