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by RockDoctor
Mon Oct 26, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5938
Views: 820289

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Let's have five SILLY space drives. OK, here's one. The grey-haired amongst us may remember the Buttered Cat Levitation system designed be DREADCO (as reported on the back pages of the New Scientist in the late 1970s to early 1980s ; as a developing field of research, multiple applications were und...
by RockDoctor
Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5938
Views: 820289

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Trek it is... Raktajino, alias Klingon Coffee OK 1 for 9 Sticking with Trek, Worf was very fond of prune juice. OK. I was actually anticipating one user doing all the Treks in one go, but "Meh". 1 for 8. long shot but do the "prawns" from district 9 loving cat food count? Oh sure, particularly beca...
by RockDoctor
Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5938
Views: 820289

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

So, that is indeed 3. Over to you :) On the assumption that it's me, and since inspiration struck when I lifted the thinking cap from my eyes and saw - the fruit bowl ... Name five ten bits of human cuisine which some aliens actually like. Usual caveats about one per universe/ author ... no, actual...
by RockDoctor
Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5938
Views: 820289

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Cmdr James wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:10 am
So, that is indeed 3. Over to you :)
Me?
Or Disembodied?

Why has it just gone dark? Oh - thinking cap two sizes too big.
by RockDoctor
Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5938
Views: 820289

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

aliens/monsters/scifi whatever types of life that use other species to reproduce. I'm going to go for an entire genre, and show my working. The genre is those who achieve regular FTL flight by transmitting the "mind" of a "passenger" to a remote location, where it is "downloaded" into a locally mad...
by RockDoctor
Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5938
Views: 820289

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Commander_X wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:08 pm
<making delicate cough sounds>
Facehugger in your throat, Mt Hurt?
by RockDoctor
Sat Oct 10, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5938
Views: 820289

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

spud42 wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:53 am
doesnt RING a BELL any one???
{Hitting bell with cricket - not even a tiny tinkle}
by RockDoctor
Sun Oct 04, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5938
Views: 820289

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

ffutures wrote:
Sun Oct 04, 2020 2:11 pm
You're right - but it's a bit late now, we've moved on to the next question! Have a late meaningless bonus point anyway!
For some reason, my page didn't update for several days. Odd that.
by RockDoctor
Sun Oct 04, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5938
Views: 820289

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 RockDoctor
Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5938
Views: 820289

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

What 2008 version? Are you seriously suggesting that someone took one of the classic cold war era SF films and recycled it as processed turkey??? No, sorry, it's a figment of your imagination. (Thoroughly off topic) I don't recall the reprocessed film in question -who would?- but I'd heard that par...
by RockDoctor
Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5938
Views: 820289

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 RockDoctor
Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5938
Views: 820289

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

name 5 close encounters with black holes. One of the "Man-Kzin Wars" novellas has a crew in a 3-person GP/trader (not a Cobra, but something similar, GP #2 hull) chasing down a strange astrophysical phenomenon, with a side plot of post-war politics and the metaphorical stringing up of collaborators...
by RockDoctor
Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5938
Views: 820289

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

OK, I don't recall this one coming up recently. Let's have five aliens which canonically are bigger than planets - Ian M. Banks, in the Culture series has objects the size of large planets with multiple shells (as for Dyson spheres, but multiple of them), onion-like. Remnants of some previously Sub...
by RockDoctor
Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5938
Views: 820289

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

A clue … there's an alternate-history novel, set in a 20th century where Europe is still dominated by the Catholic Church. That universe sounds like Phillip Pullman's "Magesterium/Dust" universe (from "Golden Compass"/ "Subtle Knife"/ "Amber Spyglass" and the "Book of Dust" trilogy of which only v1...
by RockDoctor
Mon Sep 07, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5938
Views: 820289

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Robert Heinlien published under the name Lyle Monroe 1942. Pied Piper Hang on, that reminds me. Does a bit of "Young Adult" (or even "Children's Fiction" by Pterry, set on the DiscWorld (-ish) count as SF? It's a bit borderline, but I'm thinking of "The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents", wh...