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by Disembodied
Tue May 21, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4892
Views: 566038

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

12 Monkeys (film)
Continuum (TV series)
In the Garden of Iden (novel by Kage Baker)
Millennium (novel by John Varley)
"Pawley's Peepholes" (short story by John Wyndham)
by Disembodied
Tue May 21, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Mac config file - where is it?
Replies: 10
Views: 1440

Re: Mac config file - where is it?

The core game config files (shipdata.plist, etc.) on the Mac are inside the Oolite.app. Right-click on the app (or alt-click if right-clicking isn't enabled; or, better still, open System Preferences/Mouse and enable right-clicking) and select "Show Package Contents". The config files are in ~Conten...
by Disembodied
Mon May 20, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4892
Views: 566038

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Film: The Truman Show
Novel: Maul, by Tricia Sullivan
Film: The Island
by Disembodied
Fri May 17, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4892
Views: 566038

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Babylon 5
Space Station Nerva (from the Doctor Who stories "The Ark in Space" and "Revenge of the Cybermen")
Sector 12 General Hospital
by Disembodied
Fri May 17, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: On Orbits & Sun Distance
Replies: 25
Views: 4029

Re: On Orbits & Sun Distance

What if the WP was always placed on an orbit around the star, but closer in? It would obviously be problematic if the WP and the planet ended up in opposition, with the star in between them, so perhaps the player should only ever arrive at the WP on an arc covering (say) 90° of its orbit closest to ...
by Disembodied
Tue May 14, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4892
Views: 566038

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Not sure about the flower, but the Iain M. Banks novel Excession features a Culture ship called Grey Area.
by Disembodied
Tue May 14, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: On Orbits & Sun Distance
Replies: 25
Views: 4029

Re: On Orbits & Sun Distance

True but in either of those polar configurations you'd see hemispherical planets (one half lit) and a clear overview (like looking at an orrery) of a now obviously small system with an obviously tiny star. The arrangement wouldn't have to be polar of course but the more you leave the ecliptic the m...
by Disembodied
Mon May 13, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: On Orbits & Sun Distance
Replies: 25
Views: 4029

Re: On Orbits & Sun Distance

The witchpoint doesn't necessarily have to be in the system's plane of the ecliptic … it could be e.g. above the north or south pole of the star.
by Disembodied
Mon May 13, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4892
Views: 566038

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Liberator, from Blake's Seven, and Enterprise, from Star Trek.
by Disembodied
Thu May 09, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4892
Views: 566038

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

John Wyndham's The Midwich Cuckoos was filmed as Village of the Damned; and Harry Harrison's Make Room! Make Room! was filmed as Soylent Green.
by Disembodied
Wed May 08, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4892
Views: 566038

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Ted Chiang's short story "Story of Your Life" was filmed as Arrival.
by Disembodied
Wed May 08, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4892
Views: 566038

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

October the First is Too Late by Fred Hoyle ffutures takes the prize! There's a nine-word-long title: How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe , by Charles Yu. And Roger Zelazny's collection The Doors of His Face, The Lamps of His Mouth is the longest one I can think of, at ten, even afte...
by Disembodied
Wed May 08, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4892
Views: 566038

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

spud42 wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 12:04 pm
The Cat who Walked Through Walls . R A Heinlein
and an 8 word title.... The Restaurant at the End of the Universe . Douglas Adams
Both good - next one sweeps the pot …
by Disembodied
Wed May 08, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4892
Views: 566038

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch? There are several others by Dick, but one per author seems fair, yes? That's one – and yes, good point: only one title per author. So with PKD out, no The Man in the High Castle , Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep , etc. The First Fifteen Lives of Harry Augu...
by Disembodied
Wed May 08, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4892
Views: 566038

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

OK … SF novels are often given pithy, one- or two-word titles. The challenge here is to come up with five books - just books this time, no films, TV, games etc. - with titles that are a minimum of SIX words long. Ground rules: stock elements from series, e.g. Doctor Who and the … , are not allowed. ...