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by Disembodied
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4971
Views: 601316

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Pick one and go for it, I say! I've not seen it myself, so …
by Disembodied
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4971
Views: 601316

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

I think the "recursion" question is a good one, where a real-world SF film or TV show is being watched, or referenced, within another SF film or TV show - it's just tricky to find five examples of each example, if you know what I mean! With two from Doctor Who , and ffuture's Marvin the Martian/ Clo...
by Disembodied
Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4971
Views: 601316

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

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 …).
by Disembodied
Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4971
Views: 601316

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

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 T...
by Disembodied
Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4971
Views: 601316

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

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 … :)
by Disembodied
Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4971
Views: 601316

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Kara Thrace, aka Starbuck - Battlestar Galactica
Aeryn Sun - Farscape
by Disembodied
Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4971
Views: 601316

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Lt Sharon "Boomer" Valerii, from Battlestar Galactica

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by Disembodied
Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4971
Views: 601316

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Sarah Jane Smith, from Doctor Who.

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by Disembodied
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4971
Views: 601316

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Gregory Benford's Eater features a sentient black hole - although IIRC it was a primordial black hole and therefore was not formed from the collapse of a stellar mass, so it probably doesn't count.
by Disembodied
Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Peace Time Trading
Replies: 5
Views: 220

Re: Peace Time Trading

It could be possible to create an area of a galaxy where all the planets have zero pirate activity (although perhaps still with the chance of a Thargoid incursion). In Galaxy 1, there are some 30-odd systems in a group towards the south-east edge of the map; to reach this group, travellers would hav...
by Disembodied
Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4971
Views: 601316

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

The Overlords from Childhood's End makes 2, and the Race from the Worldwar series makes 3. The Nietzscheans were genetically engineered humans, rather than aliens, but the Taelons would definitely count, making 4. So phkb sweeps the pot with John Christopher's Tripods! <Hah, you really had the time ...
by Disembodied
Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4971
Views: 601316

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

That's them! I couldn't remember if they were ever actually named (like the aliens in The Kraken Wakes , I think). My original question was maybe a bit ambiguous: you don't need to provide an actual name, if the alien species isn't named itself. With that in mind, would the alien invaders in The Kr...
by Disembodied
Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4971
Views: 601316

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Cody wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:56 pm
V (the original mini-series)?
The alien species would be the "Visitors": yes, that would count as one …
by Disembodied
Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4971
Views: 601316

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

OK: name five alien species who have successfully* conquered/taken control of the Earth. * "successfully" in this instance means they have achieved a certain level of long-term dominance or control. The aliens in Independence Day wouldn't count (their attack was defeated); nor would the aliens in Di...
by Disembodied
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4971
Views: 601316

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Stretching things a bit, there's Roger the alien from American Dad