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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by Cody » Wed May 16, 2018 1:45 pm

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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by spud42 » Thu May 17, 2018 8:54 am

ok, well here goes another list

name 5 different FTL technologies ... ship based only so no stargates..lol
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by ffutures » Thu May 17, 2018 11:56 pm

spud42 wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 8:54 am
ok, well here goes another list

name 5 different FTL technologies ... ship based only so no stargates..lol
Too easy!

Warp Drive - Star Trek
Bloater Drive - Bill the Galactic Hero (ship grows to several light years long then shrinks at the point its nose has reached)
Slipstream Drive - Andromeda
Jump drive - Battlestar Galactica
Starburst - Leviathans in Farscape

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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by spud42 » Fri May 18, 2018 4:01 am

we needed an easy... well i couldnt think of anything harder on short notice.. over to you...

P.S. no infinite improbability drive??
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by ffutures » Sat May 19, 2018 1:15 am

Curses - I should have thought of the Infinite Improbability drive!

OK, continuing the five things series - give five titles (of SF related books, films, TV series, comics, etc.) that contain the word "Legion" - if something exists in more than one genre it counts as one "thing", not two or more. And no two should have the same author.

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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by spud42 » Sat May 19, 2018 4:35 am

i'll contribute the first one...

We Are Bob (we are legion). Dennis Taylor

2 ok its 2

Legion of the Damned is a science fiction novel by William C. Dietz,
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by jackiebean » Sat May 19, 2018 12:03 pm

Of course this addition is too easy really.

Legion, in comics and the marvel tv series (i kind of have a thing for the 60's stylism portrayed in the series, lady androids with moustaches just fits the 60s) oh yeah and that oriental basket head mystery man.

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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by Disembodied » Sun May 20, 2018 3:15 pm

Kameron Hurley, The Stars Are Legion
Jack Williamson's Legion of Space series

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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by ffutures » Sun May 20, 2018 11:31 pm

OK, since Disembodied got the last ones I hurl the slipper in your general direction.

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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by Disembodied » Mon May 21, 2018 2:49 pm

I was going to ask for another list of five, but I think for this question I might have to cut it back to three …

Name three female science-fiction protagonists from before 1980, from different authors/SF universes. By "protagonist" I mean "principal character", i.e. the person the story revolves around. Although Lieutenant Uhura, for example, is a main character, she's not the principal character. Honor Harrington would count, except she was created in 1992.

Books, TV, or film, but they all have to predate the 1980s. Three will win it, but there are bonus points if you can get five …

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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by cbr » Mon May 21, 2018 8:12 pm

1 of 5 barbarella :wink: :) :D

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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by phkb » Mon May 21, 2018 10:00 pm

DC's Wonder Woman would have to be on the list.

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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by spud42 » Tue May 22, 2018 8:27 am

The Ship Who Sang : Anne McCaffrey
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by Disembodied » Tue May 22, 2018 8:58 am

spud42 takes it (despite some doubts on my part regarding Wonder Woman, and to what extend she's really SF … but I'm not going to police genre boundaries this time!).

Other pre-1980 female protagonists could be Mary, from Naomi Mitchison's Memoirs of a Spacewoman; Snake, from Vonda N. McIntyre's Dreamsnake; and Ellen Louise Ripley, from Alien.

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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by Cody » Tue May 22, 2018 11:24 am

I expect there are one or two among Ursula K. Le Guin's works.

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