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by Disembodied
Tue Mar 02, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 6010
Views: 878488

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

spud42 wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 1:28 pm
bump, hello.... anybody in here?
You bumped it, you bought it! I think it's up to spud42 to set the next question …
by Disembodied
Sun Feb 28, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: How does my Cobra's energy supply work?
Replies: 28
Views: 3901

Re: How does my Cobra's energy supply work?

It's also notable that, when ships are in a very low-energy state, they start leaking plasma from their engine nacelles. Obviously this is because the magnetic bottle is unable to keep the plasma properly contained within the torus, and it has to be ejected into space. When the energy levels come ba...
by Disembodied
Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: How does my Cobra's energy supply work?
Replies: 28
Views: 3901

Re: How does my Cobra's energy supply work?

I don't think you need Perpetual Motion Machines … a small tokamak fusion reactor would do the trick. OK, it does technically use fuel, but in such minute quantities that it would be needlessly petty to account for it. A kilo of deuterium and tritium would be enough to keep a ship going for at least...
by Disembodied
Tue Feb 09, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 6010
Views: 878488

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

My memory may be playing tricks on me, but I remember spending the duration of a cigarette watching footage of multiple human "marines" in a fight with an alien in terrestrial jungles, where they could only see the alien by using an infra-red camera. I didn't watch enough of the film to be sure of ...
by Disembodied
Mon Feb 08, 2021 10:50 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 6010
Views: 878488

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

The Alien/entity from The Forbidden Planet There's some debate to be had as to whether this is really an alien or not … it is, after all, a projection from Dr Morbius's own id. But I think I'll allow it: it's definitely not human, and it only exists because of the effects of ancient alien technolog...
by Disembodied
Sun Feb 07, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 6010
Views: 878488

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Commander_X wrote:
Sun Feb 07, 2021 5:56 pm
Stargate SG1: The Nox and/or the Reetou (for reference, season 1 episode 13 and season 2 episode 20, respectively).
Either one is good! That makes three.
by Disembodied
Sun Feb 07, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 6010
Views: 878488

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Didn't think you'd go for it. OK, let's try The Silence from New Who. You forget you've seen them as soon as you look away https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silence_(Doctor_Who) Hmm … OK, I'll allow it. it's not conventional invisibility but it does involve altering perception in a way that goes beyond...
by Disembodied
Sat Feb 06, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 6010
Views: 878488

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

cbr wrote:
Sat Feb 06, 2021 5:33 pm
The 'invisible' aliens known as the Shadows, B5.
Yes - definitely counts. That's number one.
by Disembodied
Sat Feb 06, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 6010
Views: 878488

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

If we're ruling out being too small... There's a reclusive alien Green Lantern called Mogo who has appeared in a few stories, usually sending a hologram rather than appearing in person. In one story an alien hunter manages to track him back to a planet in the middle of nowhere and spends years sear...
by Disembodied
Sat Feb 06, 2021 12:56 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 6010
Views: 878488

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Argh … OK. Five examples, please, of invisible aliens (or at least, aliens which are invisible to unaided humans). I'm prepared to stretch the definition of "invisible" to cover being really hard to spot or really easy to overlook: functional invisibility is fine, even if visible wavelengths of ligh...
by Disembodied
Fri Feb 05, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Elite: Dangerous - first impressions
Replies: 15
Views: 7014

Re: Elite: Dangerous - first impressions

Last month, a group of players worked to create a deep-space gulag, an in-game space prison designed to quietly trap new players and exploit their labor. And they almost got away with it.
Elite Dangerous players say they’re being scammed, trapped in space, and forced to work
by Disembodied
Fri Feb 05, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 6010
Views: 878488

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

I mentioned this for the "ships named after real people" question, but I forgot that, in Colin Greenland's novel Take Back Plenty , the Alice Liddell is a cargo ship - a Bergen Kobold space barge. Much of the action of the novel is set on the ship, including sections where her captain, Tabitha Jute,...
by Disembodied
Thu Feb 04, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Rough Guide to the Ooniverse
Replies: 278
Views: 64274

Re: Rough Guide to the Ooniverse

I might have that kicking around somewhere still … I'll see if I can upload it somewhere and relink it. It just contained the original six systems - Lave, Riedquat, Reorte, Zaonce, Tionisla, and Isinor.
by Disembodied
Thu Feb 04, 2021 10:57 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: GalCop logo
Replies: 38
Views: 3404

Re: GalCop logo

It's also worth remembering that it's possible to have more than one symbol for something. The UK, for example, could be represented by a Union Jack. It could also be personified by the figure of Britannia, or symbolised by a lion. The USA has the Stars and Stripes, "Uncle Sam", and a bald eagle, an...
by Disembodied
Mon Feb 01, 2021 7:16 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: Dictators 2.0
Replies: 36
Views: 23415

Re: Dictators 2.0

I think some religions could co-operate … it would depend on the religion. The various polytheistic religions knocking around the Roman world rubbed along without any fuss: your Zeus is my Jupiter, we both have Apollo, this river deity Sulis is wise, you say? She's probably Minerva/Athena with anoth...