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by Disembodied
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4892
Views: 563897

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

It was environmental disaster on their homeworld that made the colony Pioneer 2 move to the Planet Ragol Hmm … I don't think I can allow it. A game would be OK, but in this case the environmental issues seems like more of a plot point (it happened, people left their homeworld, and now here's the ga...
by Disembodied
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4892
Views: 563897

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Okay, five SF tales (books, short stories, etc. - one per universe) where environment/ecology is a key theme. This doesn't have to involve environmental degradation or destruction, although it can (and it certainly doesn't have to be set on Earth).
by Disembodied
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4892
Views: 563897

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Another sidekick-baddy race: the Vardans, the Sontaran catspaw in "The Invasion of Time".
by Disembodied
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4892
Views: 563897

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Not so much an enemy race as an enemy sidekick race: Ogrons.

Does the Nestene Consciousness count?
by Disembodied
Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Quote of the week!
Replies: 608
Views: 207560

Re: Quote of the week!

For all of the money we are spending, NASA should NOT be talking about going to the Moon - We did that 50 years ago. They should be focused on the much bigger things we are doing, including Mars (of which the Moon is a part), Defense and Science!
by Disembodied
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4892
Views: 563897

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Zygons
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by Disembodied
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4892
Views: 563897

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Harry Harrison's The Stainless Steel Rat (although there were comic-strip versions of some of the stories published in 2000AD - the comic, not the year - so I don't know if that counts …).
by Disembodied
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4892
Views: 563897

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Commander_X supplied answer number 5, so he's up to bat. Or bowl, or pitch … Commander_X asks the next question, basically!
by Disembodied
Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4892
Views: 563897

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

In the RPG Traveller , the Darrian Confederation have a device called a Star Trigger , which can cause a targeted star to produce devastating flares. Or at least everybody thinks they have, and that's enough to make everyone treat them very carefully. There's also the meteor defence system in Larry ...
by Disembodied
Thu May 30, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4892
Views: 563897

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Fallout (or the Fallout series, in general).
by Disembodied
Sat May 25, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4892
Views: 563897

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Then how about the nameless cities discovered on Kapteyn b , "an exoplanet that orbits within the habitable zone of the red subdwarf Kapteyn's star, located approximately 12.8 light-years from Earth", which is believed to be around 11 billion years old? "Cities cover almost the entire surface of tha...
by Disembodied
Wed May 22, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4892
Views: 563897

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Shirka/Shiruka will do it! Other alternatives could be Lucy, the computer of the ship of the same name from Killjoys ; Eddie, the ship's computer in the Heart of Gold from The Hitch-Hiker's Guide … ; or Xoanon, the (insane) ship's computer from the Doctor Who episode "The Face of Evil". Over to Astr...
by Disembodied
Wed May 22, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4892
Views: 563897

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Yes, sorry, Orac is out … also, he's not a ship's computer: he's just a computer on a ship.
by Disembodied
Wed May 22, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4892
Views: 563897

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Holly, S.I.D., Zen and Andromeda are all good … next one wins!
by Disembodied
Tue May 21, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4892
Views: 563897

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

"Pawley's Peepholes" is about a small town in the present day (or the 1950s, which was the present day when it was written) being overrun with intangible, but very visible, tourists from the future. Another list of five, then: five named ship's computers, with personalities, with which one could hav...