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by ffutures
Sun Oct 04, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5841
Views: 764804

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Re no. 4 - something from Farscape? Maybe something a ship grows for Crichton or another character?
by ffutures
Sun Oct 04, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5841
Views: 764804

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

The Day of the Triffids, a novel by ‎John Wyndham, or the 1962 film of the same name, classics both. Umm, the triffids weren't aliens, as I recall. Strongly bred (and this was before the understanding of the structure of DNA) by human scientists in, as I recall Siberia, and then shipped around the ...
by ffutures
Sat Oct 03, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5841
Views: 764804

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Re no. 4, I vaguely remember seeing a film at an SF convention which had weapons grown biologically out of bone and other materials, but for the life of me I can't remember what it was. Something like that?
by ffutures
Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5841
Views: 764804

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

OK, I should have looked harder at the others because I'm pretty sure that number 5 is Johnny Cab, the robot taxi driver from the film Total Recall.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWgrvNHjKkY
by ffutures
Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5841
Views: 764804

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Is the third one the alien Alf, from the TV series "Project: Alf"?
by ffutures
Thu Oct 01, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5841
Views: 764804

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1552519584l/44425893._SY475_.jpg bet you dont know this one either..lol only half way through the book on my kindle.. OK, going by the plot summary it counts - it's an alien invasion and they don't arrive by flying saucer. You ha...
by ffutures
Thu Oct 01, 2020 2:57 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5841
Views: 764804

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

The Day of the Triffids, a novel by ‎John Wyndham, or the 1962 film of the same name, classics both. Sorry - the Triffids are certainly an invasive species even if created by humans as was suggested in the book, but unfortunately we've already had one John Wyndham novel for this question - The Krak...
by ffutures
Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5841
Views: 764804

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

So let's have five examples of alien invasions (preferably of Earth, but I'm willing to look at alternatives if humans are on the receiving end) that don't involve 1: Martians 2: Anything that looks like a flying saucer 3: Anything that looks like a Grey, ET, etc. 4: Space vampires drinking our pre...
by ffutures
Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5841
Views: 764804

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

The day the earth stood still ( 2008 ;) ) Sorry, the ship is a flying saucer, so no! https://hollywoodrevue.files.wordpress.com/2016/08/gort-the-day-the-earth-stood-still.jpg Battlefield Earth https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/8/89/Battlefield_earth_book_cover.jpg/220px-Battlefield_ea...
by ffutures
Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5841
Views: 764804

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

let's get back to basics... a lot of SF is about exploring strange new worlds, meeting new civilizations... and blasting them with ridiculous amounts of fire-power. When that happens to us we call it an alien invasion, and unfortunately in SF alien invasions tend to be a bit repetitive. So let's hav...
by ffutures
Sun Sep 27, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5841
Views: 764804

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Well, since nobody else seems to be commenting... Gateway (1977), The first book of the Heechee series by Frederik Pohl, ends with two ships trying a desperate manoeuvre to escape from a black hole - only one succeeds. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gateway_(novel) Black holes are also important in l...
by ffutures
Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5841
Views: 764804

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

In Alan Dean Foster's Humanx Commonwealth Universe (umpteen novels and stories) the most common star drive is basically a mini black hole held in front of the ship - the ship accelerates toward it but some sort of force field stops it from falling in.
by ffutures
Fri Sep 25, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: Fireball-1.01.oxp
Replies: 28
Views: 2851

Re: Fireball-1.01.oxp

Cool ship, but I forgot to save before I launched and managed to crash it trying a Planetfall landing! I'll give it another try soon.
by ffutures
Fri Sep 25, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5841
Views: 764804

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

OK, all three of the stories I mentioned have planets (usually the Earth) hatching or about to hatch huge creatures, and incidentally killing everyone that lives on them. Jack Williamson's "Born of the Sun" (March 1934 Astounding) – in which the Sun is living, the planets are its eggs, and Earth hat...
by ffutures
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5841
Views: 764804

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

OK, I'll give this until tomorrow, then if nobody else comes up with a better answer I'm giving it to Spud, who came closest to a fifth example. I might as well add that with the information I've provided this is fairly easy to find on line.