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by ffutures
Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: plot long range course - possible?
Replies: 7
Views: 647

Re: plot long range course - possible?

A lot of people have requested waypoints and "avoid this system" on the route planner over the years, I'm guessing it's a non-trivial problem.
by ffutures
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Fastest way to buy a Boa/Boa CC?
Replies: 17
Views: 1562

Re: Fastest way to buy a Boa/Boa CC?

There are cheaper OXP alternatives to the Python that give you enough cargo space to start making money. I particularly recommend the D.T.T. Planet Express ship, which costs CR 100,000 - it only takes 30 tons of cargo but that's just enough to start earning real money, and has the advantage of being...
by ffutures
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4892
Views: 562278

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Not sure this one counts The Wizard of Karres (2004) by Eric Flint, Dave Freer and Mercedes Lackey, a sequel to The Witches of Karres by James H. Schmitz which uses a lot of the elements of Schmitz's characterization etc., but Schmitz himself wasn't involved in writing it, being somewhat dead at the...
by ffutures
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4892
Views: 562278

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Wow - that was fast. The Forge of God by Greg Bear. - definitely, since the destruction of the Earth drives the plot. Hitch-Hiker's Guide - yes again, you can't get much more destroyed than total obliteration to make way for a hyperspace bypass (even if later books bottled out and restored the statu...
by ffutures
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4892
Views: 562278

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Sorry, only just saw this. Let's see... Let's have five SF works (all media types) about the end of the world - by which I mean its complete destruction by one means or another, no half-measures, or at a minimum the complete eradication of life. All must be from different fandoms (e.g. no giving the...
by ffutures
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: (WIP) GalCop's Most wanted
Replies: 44
Views: 13048

Re: (WIP) GalCop's Most wanted

This probably isn't one I'd want to run myself, I tend to go for big ship trading rather than a combat-orientated game, but it occurs to me that it would be useful to sort the most-wanted list in order of distance from current location - I can see you show the distance, can't tell if sorting by it i...
by ffutures
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Ooliteers Planet - An Interactive Pinmap
Replies: 107
Views: 55631

Re: Ooliteers Planet - An Interactive Pinmap

Added myself and zoomed out to show the whole world, which I think makes the most sense.
by ffutures
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4892
Views: 562278

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Brockian Ultra-Cricket "Brockian Ultra-Cricket is a curious game which involves suddenly hitting people for no readily apparent reason and then running away. "Let's be blunt, it's a nasty game," says The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Mice love this game." https://hitchhikers.fandom.com/wiki/Broc...
by ffutures
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4892
Views: 562278

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

spud42 wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:12 am
https://tardis.fandom.com/wiki/Red_Dwar ... (TV_story)

does this count?
Just found the clip for that

https://youtu.be/cWA7rgCMGrA
by ffutures
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4892
Views: 562278

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Actually I wasn't offering the "Indiana Jones in Star Wars" thing as an entry because I only know about it because I looked up the "Star Wars in Indiana Jones" thing, and assumed that it would be excluded by the rules. Also it looks like I read it wrong - it's in The Empire Strikes Back, not A New H...
by ffutures
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4892
Views: 562278

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Well, another obvious one is Aliens Vs Predator - film, game, etc. later = re the Indiana Jones thing, just looked this up, and apparently there are also Easter eggs for the Indiana Jones films in Star Wars - for example, the box used for the Ark of the Covenant is in the trash compactor in A New Ho...
by ffutures
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4892
Views: 562278

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

OK, the big one in comics is the Amalgam-verse , an official crossover between the DC and Marvel universes in which characters are fusions with characteristics of equivalents in both universes. e.g. Doctor Strangefate (Strange + Fate), and Super-Soldier (a Superman/Captain America cross). And Star T...
by ffutures
Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4892
Views: 562278

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

William Gibson's short story "The Gernsback Continuum", set in the 1980s, features a professional photographer who is given an assignment to take pictures of "futuristic" architecture from the 1930s. Pursuing these faded examples of "raygun gothic", the photographer starts to hallucinate scenes fro...
by ffutures
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4892
Views: 562278

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Charles Stross's novella "Concrete Jungle" involves the rollout of the SCORPION STARE project, a special upgrade to the UK's CCTV system to help counter unusual threats … it's a system which needs two cameras operating simultaneously. I'm going to give disembodied a point for the Scorpion Stare sys...
by ffutures
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4892
Views: 562278

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

If games are allowed, there's Jade, the principal character in the 2003 videogame Beyond Good and Evil . She's a photojournalist, and one of the objectives in the game is to photograph as many unknown alien creatures as possible. Don't know this one, but from the description it definitely qualifies...