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by RockDoctor
Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5841
Views: 762422

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Lets have 5 scifi stories (film, book, whatever) from universes which do not involve space travel. Well, if Jules Verne is being accepted, then surely Swift's perambulations of Gulliver is going to be swallowed too. "Honey, I shrunk the Kids" meets "Attack of the 50ft (15m) Woman" via the occasiona...
by RockDoctor
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: Weapon Laws OXZ
Replies: 54
Views: 18583

Re: Weapon Laws OXZ

Star system composition to better suit scale - rather than extra planets being either jarringly visible or realistically unnoticeable, restrict palette to gas giants and moons (prettier, more contrast with main planet, economical use of planet textures, suits inhabitant types not populating them) H...
by RockDoctor
Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: Weapon Laws OXZ
Replies: 54
Views: 18583

Re: Weapon Laws OXZ

Found it - Ascension (TL16 Anarchy) which was stuck into Galaxy 1 by Famous Planets.oxp. I quite like Ascension. I pick up some interestingly dodgy (viz: high paying, attracting lots of assassin attention) passengers there. One does wonder what the back story is though. TL16 and an Anarchy? Somebod...
by RockDoctor
Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5841
Views: 762422

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Let's have five SF works - books, films, stories, TV series, comics, whatever - that have the word "Captain" in the title . OK, I have a slight feeling of impending doom as I recall the mini-series which the execrable Kenny Everett put in his TV Shows, as "Captain Kremen!" (exploding flash graphic)...
by RockDoctor
Tue Nov 10, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5841
Views: 762422

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

DTT Planet Express for ships, Oh yeah, that one was fun. There's an "Andromeda" from ... I've forgotten the SF series. I learned to not-attack those, but it'll be interesting to find out what they're like to fly, once I've completed a run round the galaxies and finished the current set of mission, ...
by RockDoctor
Tue Nov 10, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5841
Views: 762422

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Can I try something a tad different? ... I hope that this is allowed! It's not particularly clear what your halting state would be, but ... 1) What is your highest rank in Oolite? I've been up at Elite before, but I re-started not long ago with the intention of working through all the galaxies and ...
by RockDoctor
Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5841
Views: 762422

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

once you assume a hereditary monarchy with absolute power you're going to end up with an idiot running things sooner or later. (Sorry for forgetting to put the author/ story-series in the previous.) You seem to be taking the "hereditary monarchy" future of the USian presidency as a given. Given the...
by RockDoctor
Fri Oct 30, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5841
Views: 762422

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

But is Leonidas actually unlikely? I did say "The candidate must be unlikely for some reason; a fictional president who is otherwise unremarkable or unknown won't be accepted." OK then. Travel, in your mind, to a future Earth of puissant technology, including a time machine with ... side effects. W...
by RockDoctor
Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5841
Views: 762422

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

let's have five unlikely science-fictional candidates / incumbents for the US presidency or a successor state (such as combined USA and Canada). Coming in on the Alderson Drive, I'll suggest Emperor Leonidas I of Sparta, first of the line in the First Empire of Man in Jerry Pournelle's Future Histo...
by RockDoctor
Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5841
Views: 762422

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

spud42 wrote:
Wed Oct 28, 2020 1:46 pm
The Stainless Steel Rat Sings the Blues - Harry Harrison
Why am I tempted to escape into The Stainless Steel Rat For President?
by RockDoctor
Wed Oct 28, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5841
Views: 762422

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

OK … sticking with a musical theme, let's have five SF books, stories, episodes etc. which reference songs, singers, or singing in their titles Once upon a time, in a Galaxy Far Far Away from anywhere far far away from here, a time traveller saw this band playing , and was so impressed that "he" (a...
by RockDoctor
Mon Oct 26, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5841
Views: 762422

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Let's have five SILLY space drives. Then of course, there is John Archibald Wheeler 's suggestion that the universe contains only one of each particle-antiparticle pair, but they cycle through time in both the "forward" direction (as "particles") and "backwards" (as "anti-particles") with (mumble, ...
by RockDoctor
Mon Oct 26, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5841
Views: 762422

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Let's have five SILLY space drives. They may be silly because of the effects described, or because they don't work too well, or work WAY too well, or have weird side effects Unlike the well-understood physics of the Buttered Cat Drive Take that gun out of my ear, soldier, I'm complying ; can't you ...
by RockDoctor
Mon Oct 26, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5841
Views: 762422

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Let's have five SILLY space drives. OK, here's one. The grey-haired amongst us may remember the Buttered Cat Levitation system designed be DREADCO (as reported on the back pages of the New Scientist in the late 1970s to early 1980s ; as a developing field of research, multiple applications were und...
by RockDoctor
Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5841
Views: 762422

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Trek it is... Raktajino, alias Klingon Coffee OK 1 for 9 Sticking with Trek, Worf was very fond of prune juice. OK. I was actually anticipating one user doing all the Treks in one go, but "Meh". 1 for 8. long shot but do the "prawns" from district 9 loving cat food count? Oh sure, particularly beca...