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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by DredgerMan » Sun Oct 02, 2016 5:17 pm

According to Larry Niven, that would be Beowulf Shaever, iirc.
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by Cody » Sun Oct 02, 2016 5:33 pm

Niven's Neutron Star - won the Hugo for best short story. <lobs pineapple over>
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by DredgerMan » Sun Oct 02, 2016 5:59 pm

Oooh, a pineapple? Just for me? Why, thank you, Cody! How did you know I am feeling a bit peckish at the moment?

Anyway, <SLURP> this Star Trek vessel was a little smaller <SLURP> than her sister, the original USS Enterprise. But she <SLURP> still managed to damage her big sister significantly in a battle. <SLURP> (Sjeesh, this pineapple is really juicy) :roll: :roll:

The name of the ship and her class, please.
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by Stormrider » Sun Oct 02, 2016 6:51 pm

Cody wrote:Where's me coconut?
Sorry I got no coconuts, you are welcome to some of my fire-roasted peppers, though.
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by Amah » Mon Oct 03, 2016 5:44 pm

Name: USS Reliant in Wrath of Khan?
Class: no idea (beside constituition the only one I ever heard of was constellation class???)
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by DredgerMan » Mon Oct 03, 2016 5:53 pm

:( :(
Only half a freshly bought pineapple for you then, Amah.

Now, :wink: :wink: , if you know that Hart woman, the comedienne from the UK :wink: :wink: , you might get the whole one!
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by Amah » Tue Oct 04, 2016 5:09 am

ok, have to admit "LMGoogleTFY" was my friend... Miranda Hart -> Miranda class?
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by DredgerMan » Tue Oct 04, 2016 5:47 am

We have a WINNER!!!!

Have this fresh coconut!

And over to you, Amah!

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PS: if you are wondering what happened to the pineapple, I was a bit peckish yesterday, okay? :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by Amah » Tue Oct 04, 2016 1:35 pm

why, thanks! <Looking for hammer, saw and drill>

Don't know... probl. too easy, but I have to find some rum, a pineapple to make a pina colada ;-)


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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by spud42 » Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:46 am

left it a few days to see if someone else wanted to answer....

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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by Amah » Tue Oct 11, 2016 1:34 pm

Yes, over to you Spud42.

btw. The rest of his crew was Ken Borden, Cora Miles, Maggie Robbins, Ludger Brink. Just replayed it
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by spud42 » Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:49 am

never played it.. no idea...lol but no one else answered so i googled your question...

ok my last two were very easy so a bit harder this time.

name book and author......

quantum computing, time travel, medieval french knights. spoiler one character stays in the past.
turned into a movie. wasnt too bad but then i read the book .... author was so dissapointed that no more books were turned into scripts....
many of the authors books were turned into movies some blockbusters some not.
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by Disembodied » Wed Oct 12, 2016 8:44 am

That sounds like Timeline by Michael Crichton …

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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by spud42 » Thu Oct 13, 2016 12:49 pm

give that man a cigar!! lol
for bonus points who was in the movie?
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by Disembodied » Thu Oct 13, 2016 1:15 pm

Not seen the film, but a quick google shows it doesn't seem to have too bad a cast (Billy Connolly, Martin Sheen, Anna Friel, Gerard Butler …). Mind you, the FIFA vanity vehicle United Passions had Gérard Depardieu, Sam Neill and Tim Roth: a cast can only carry you so far!

Speaking of sport, here's my question: name the book (and, IIRC, long-distant TV series) wherein you might play a game of Centrifugal Bumble-Puppy.

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