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by Disembodied
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4892
Views: 562048

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Ah! OK then … next crossover example wins!
by Disembodied
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4892
Views: 562048

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Ah, OK then - the Ark of the Covenant in the Imperial trash compactor sweeps the pot! ffutures is up next. Other crossovers could include the TARDIS easter egg in Fallout . There was also an eight-issue comic series called Assimilation2 , which was a Star Trek: TNG / Doctor Who crossover. And there ...
by Disembodied
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4892
Views: 562048

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Well, another obvious one is Aliens Vs Predator - film, game, etc. Yup, that was the one I hinted at above … beginning with the xenomorph skull in the Predators' trophy cabinet in Predator 2 (although that was possibly predated by the original Black Horse comic - still counts as a crossover, though...
by Disembodied
Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4892
Views: 562048

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Grindalf wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:58 pm
C3PO and R2D2 were referenced in Indiana jones
Ha! That's a new one to me … but that definitely counts, yes. Two to go.
by Disembodied
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4892
Views: 562048

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Yes, pastiche is not what I'm looking for here. For example: Galaxy Quest is a pastiche of Star Trek , not a crossover. if William Shatner appeared in Galaxy Quest , in character as Captain Kirk, that would be a crossover. There is one example I can think of which began as a homage/in-joke, but whic...
by Disembodied
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4892
Views: 562048

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

spud42 wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:16 pm
would Bill the Galactic Hero by Harry Harrison qualify?
Only if you can give an example of a direct crossover, i.e. a character (or ship, or object, etc.) from another fictional universe appearing as itself in the book.
by Disembodied
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4892
Views: 562048

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

The DC-Marvel Amalgam-verse, and the Star Trek-Known Space mashup are both good examples of main-plot-type crossovers.

Three to go!
by Disembodied
Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4892
Views: 562048

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

OK: let's have five SF crossovers - examples where something or someone from one SF universe appears in another, however fleetingly. It can be as part of the plot, or as a homage, in-joke or Easter egg. Oolite is excluded from this, as many OXPs use ships from film and TV. The universes should be co...
by Disembodied
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Can't find derelict ships?
Replies: 8
Views: 1137

Re: Can't find derelict ships?

Hi, IWantABoa, welcome to the boards. To create a derelict ship, you need to persuade the pilot to eject. Not all ships have escape pods, of course, but if you can push an opponent to the point where their ship is about to explode - balls of plasma can usually be seen leaking from their engines at t...
by Disembodied
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4892
Views: 562048

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 from...
by Disembodied
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4892
Views: 562048

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.
by Disembodied
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4892
Views: 562048

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.
by Disembodied
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: Installing old OXPs
Replies: 6
Views: 956

Re: Installing old OXPs

One risk with installing older OXPs is that those which predate the Great AI Upgrade may provide you with really dangerous enemies. Back when NPCs were dependably dumb, many OXP creators beefed up their baddies to give the player a bit of a challenge. Now, though, those same steroidal villains combi...
by Disembodied
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4892
Views: 562048

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

The titular character in Claire North's The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August has a sort of immortality … would that count?
by Disembodied
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4892
Views: 562048

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Jack Vance, To Live Forever (aka Clarges … Jack, man, I love your work, but that's a terrible title.)