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by ffutures
Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5252
Views: 664384

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

The Rolling Stones robert Heinlein leaves mars to head to saturn... ? OK, assuming we're not headed to Pluto that's a good move, though with Flat Cats aboard there's a risk of Tribbling (or maybe it should be Trumbling since we're playing on this site). People might want to avoid worlds with abunda...
by ffutures
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5252
Views: 664384

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

If memory serves, Heinlein's Between Planets gets you from Venus to Mars. Am I on the right track? They can build a supercomputer that plays chess and go, but they'll never build one that can play Mornington Crescent. We're still in familiar opening territory here, can't see any reason to disallow ...
by ffutures
Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5252
Views: 664384

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Sorry, forgot to check back. Okay, let's try something different; a game of Mornington Crescent Alpha Centauri. The goal is to get to Alpha Centauri by the most logical route, within the strict rules of the game. Your move should use the title of any relevant books, TV shows, or whatever, and you sh...
by ffutures
Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5252
Views: 664384

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

OK, with that level of vagueness I think that Babylon 5 probably counts, you do get a lot of very close range fighter combat.
by ffutures
Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:43 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5252
Views: 664384

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Under 100 meters? And not involving boarding operations? Can't think of any at all. I would have said anything under 1000 km was ridiculously close, but there I can think of a couple that qualify.
by ffutures
Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5252
Views: 664384

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

webcomics https://questionablecontent.net/ It is basically sitocom about romancies between protagonist (in ever changed variations). Like 1/3 ot them are humanoid robots (basicaly treated as other humans, so friends, work partners, some romance is also sugested) Bubles is (battle) robot (the big on...
by ffutures
Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5252
Views: 664384

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Seriously? Nobody else here reads web comics? Okay - let's expand this - I'll accept any answer that isn't from a book, a film, a TV series or a comic. That means that as well as web comics you have things like stage shows (I can easily think of two that have suitable characters), performance art in...
by ffutures
Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5252
Views: 664384

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

tv series :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BoPohaem9s Good grief! That looks pretty dire, as does the Wikipedia summary, but it certainly fits what I asked for. One to go! Reminds me to reveal which TV shows I was referencing: TV series. -- a doppleganger of a woman who can kill you with her min...
by ffutures
Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5252
Views: 664384

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Disembodied wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:39 pm
Comics: Vision and Scarlet Witch, from Marvel's Avengers.
Yes indeed - two to go, with no comics or Marvel Universe generally.
by ffutures
Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5252
Views: 664384

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

OK, let's try some clues TV series. -- a doppleganger of a woman who can kill you with her mind. -- a buddy cop show based on a story by Ben Bova and Harlan Ellison. -- he weighs half a ton. -- A robot who took the heroine's place when she was temporarily dead. Comics: robots in comics often have un...
by ffutures
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5252
Views: 664384

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Sam Slade and Cutie ? I'll have to disagree on this one. Cutie was initially a sentient tool (with an amazingly creepy design), and later came back with a humanoid body attempting to kill Slade - I really can't see this as being the equal partnership asked for in the original question. Still three ...
by ffutures
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5252
Views: 664384

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

gilhad wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:30 am
The Caves of Steel - Isaac Asimov for book?
OK - so no other novels, nothing else by Asimov, and nothing else derived in any form from Asimov's robots.
by ffutures
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5252
Views: 664384

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

I wonder if Klaatu and Gort qualify? They do - that takes the film slot, so no other films can be used, or other works derived from the novella Farewell to the Master by Harry Bates. Back in the 1990s one of my RPG supplements had a scenario featuring aliens who had their own language - since I don...
by ffutures
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5252
Views: 664384

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Okay, continuing the robotic theme, let's have five stories in which human and robotic partners team up, not necessarily to fight crime. The partnership must be more or less equal. To make it a little more challenging let's have ONE each of: a TV series or one-off drama a book (or shorter printed fi...
by ffutures
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5252
Views: 664384

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

I, Robot (1939) Story by Eando Binder which was told from a robot's viewpoint long before Asimov used the title. Several stories about the character, Adam Link, were eventually published as a fix-up "novel".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I,_Robot_(short_story)