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by Disembodied
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5127
Views: 627629

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

spud42 wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:29 am
first is obviously the Vogons destroying our sun for a hyperspatial bypass.......
The Vogons only destroyed the Earth, I think … as far as I remember they left the sun alone.
by Disembodied
Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5127
Views: 627629

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OK, another five … five times in SF when stars were actively destroyed/made to explode. Just going nova isn't enough: someone or something has to trigger it.
by Disembodied
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5127
Views: 627629

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"The Stone", a 290km-long (and then some …) asteroid ship in Greg Bear’s Eon. Internal travel requires aircraft (and "tuberiders", when things start to get stretched).
by Disembodied
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5127
Views: 627629

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A Culture General Systems Vehicle can be anywhere up to 200km long, counting all its various field envelopes, and internal shuttles (along with trains, aircraft, and other vehicles) are required.
by Disembodied
Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5127
Views: 627629

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Doctor Who, of course.
Timelike Infinity, by Stephen Baxter.
by Disembodied
Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Introduce Yourself.
Replies: 1084
Views: 293523

Re: Introduce Yourself.

Hi Colaiuta, welcome to the boards. The NPC AI was improved a few years back, and it definitely makes a difference, as you have seen! One important question: are you using any expansion packs, and if so, which ones? Many of the older OXPs were written to beef up the olde, dumb NPCs: if you use them ...
by Disembodied
Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5127
Views: 627629

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Khalisah Bint Sinan al-Jilani makes four, and ffutures scoops the prize with Jack Barron!
spud42 wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:53 am
would Max Headroom have counted?
Good question … maybe! Edison Carter would have been the safer bet, though.
by Disembodied
Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5127
Views: 627629

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Ruby Rhod, Edward D. Malone, and Gideon Spilett are all good. Two to go!
by Disembodied
Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5127
Views: 627629

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OK then, another group of five: five named journalists from science fiction, please! No more than one per universe. And since they're far too common, no superheroes or other comic-book derived characters are allowed, so no Clark Kent, no Peter Parker, etc.
by Disembodied
Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5127
Views: 627629

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There's the intergalactic civilisation of the Five Galaxies, from David Brin's Uplift series.
by Disembodied
Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: Cargo Conditions
Replies: 4
Views: 304

Re: Cargo Conditions

It's an interesting idea … what would happen though if you scooped a cargo item you didn't have the correct bay for? Would the upgrades apply to the entire hold, or could you outfit your cargo hold in parts? E.g. a Cobra III starts with 20-tonne Basic capacity, but the player can buy (say) 5 tonnes ...
by Disembodied
Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5127
Views: 627629

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There are the five elements in The Fifth Element – Earth, Air, Fire, Water, and Milla Jovovich.
by Disembodied
Sun Dec 29, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5127
Views: 627629

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There's The Five Gold Bands, by Jack Vance (1950). Each golden band contains a clue to one-fifth of the secret of interstellar travel.
by Disembodied
Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5127
Views: 627629

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Hint: The episode in which this character appeared was a "Back door pilot" for a proposed series that was never made, and the character in question uses a device not unlike a sonic screwdriver. Okay, a bit of googling reveals the character "Gary Seven", from the episode "Assignment: Earth". So if w...
by Disembodied
Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5127
Views: 627629

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Take a numerical character's name from Star Trek: TOS and a number from an episode title in Star Trek: TOS, subtract one, and use the answer to explain the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything. Show your working... The only numerical character's name I can think of from Trek: TOS...