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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

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Having looked it up, I'll dive in and say the Bobiverse.

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the google fu is strong in this one......

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When I first wrote my answer, I typo'd it and got Blobiverse! This conjured up an image of a universe filled with Mr Blobbys! The horror!



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Cody wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:39 pm
Having looked it up, I'll dive in and say the Bobiverse.
Which is what?

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ffutures wrote:
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Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:39 pm
Having looked it up, I'll dive in and say the Bobiverse.
Which is what?
https://www.goodreads.com/series/192752-bobiverse

https://bobiverse.fandom.com/wiki/We_Ar ... _Bob)_Wiki
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Clue the first: for your delectation, here's a live recording of the main theme. The guitarist, who co-wrote the award-winning soundtrack for the series, is very well known, with a distinctive style. Identify him, and that should lead you to the series in question.

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Well yes, except that when I open it in VLC Media Player, the only software I have that opens Ogg files as far as I know, the title and artist are shown at the top of the window which I think defeats the object of the exercise...

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Oh well, that's blown it - forgot to strip out the metadata! You may as well provide the answers.


Does your browser not open Oggs?

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Really? I thought you might want to set something else. It's Edge of Darkness, with Eric Clapton playing

Re Ogg, it's possible I have something else that plays it but I had to download the whole file to play it - just clicking on the link didn't work - and it looks like I set VLC as the default for opening them. It may be I have something else that can do it, I haven't checked.

OK, if I'm setting the next question....

Let's have five SF books, films, whatever, which include deliberately faked religions (no real-world examples PLEASE, really don't want to start a jihad or something). The usual rules - only one from any source or derivative, e.g. if you find something in Marvel Comics the whole of the Marvel universe including TV shows and films can't be used for anything else. Appropriation and manipulation of existing religions isn't acceptable - it needs to be all-new, or at least highly modified.

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Stranger in a Strange Land ; Robert A. Heinlein

Church of All Worlds.
"A central element of the second half of the novel is the religious movement founded by Smith, the "Church of All Worlds", an initiatory mystery religion blending elements of paganism and revivalism, with psychic training and instruction in the Martian language."
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The Conan the Barbarian Series (Marvel Comics and Arnold films) had The Cult of Set, the Great Snake God. In this context Set is an evil God that fights against the Gods of light.

No disparagment is intended towards any worshipers of the original Ancient Egyptian God Set who might still be around, be they mummified or otherwise. Being Set upon and generally harrassed by mummies is right up there on my "most undesirable things that might happen" list. It places just after The Zombie Apocalypse.
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Incomplete answer!

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spud42 wrote:
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Stranger in a Strange Land ; Robert A. Heinlein

Church of All Worlds.
"A central element of the second half of the novel is the religious movement founded by Smith, the "Church of All Worlds", an initiatory mystery religion blending elements of paganism and revivalism, with psychic training and instruction in the Martian language."
That's one
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The Conan the Barbarian Series (Marvel Comics and Arnold films) had The Cult of Set, the Great Snake God. In this context Set is an evil God that fights against the Gods of light.

No disparagment is intended towards any worshipers of the original Ancient Egyptian God Set who might still be around, be they mummified or otherwise. Being Set upon and generally harrassed by mummies is right up there on my "most undesirable things that might happen" list. It places just after The Zombie Apocalypse.
I think I'm going to have to say no on this one - it's fantasy, not SF!

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Cody wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:18 pm
Incomplete answer!
Sorry - is this me? I thought I'd answered fully.

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No - my failure to make the distinction between Sci Fi and Fantasy and/or my attempts at humor (see signature).
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