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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by spud42 » Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:30 am

are we the only ones left playing????

ok google tells me
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0213322/

english translation of the title is "Tomorrow i will wake up and scald myself with tea"
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by Cody » Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:43 am

are we the only ones left playing????
Almost, but not quite, entirely unlikely - but after nine years, my question-fu is exhausted.
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by Smivs » Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:35 pm

I think my answer-foo is exhausted as well!
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by ffutures » Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:53 pm

spud42 wrote:
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:30 am
are we the only ones left playing????

ok google tells me
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0213322/

english translation of the title is "Tomorrow i will wake up and scald myself with tea"
Exactly right - author is Josef Nesvadba

And you can watch the whole film with English subtitles here - some of the translations are a bit weird though, the English is a bit stilted. The first 30 seconds or so look like a travelogue. then you get the big reveal of what the plot is about, and some fun titles made by running Nazi film backwards

https://youtu.be/tVBPNfKfgNo

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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by spud42 » Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:29 pm

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1llPYy ... QiNj4kUeKx

hopefully this works. audio clue( idea shamelessly ripped off from cody)

the song will lead to a band that band has a connection to an 80's sci fi TV show. name the link and the show.
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by RockDoctor » Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:57 pm

spud42 wrote:
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are we the only ones left playing????
I'm watching but don't have any idea.
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by ffutures » Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:41 pm

Don't know it either.

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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by spud42 » Sun Dec 23, 2018 1:22 pm

Arthur: OK. Leave this to me. I'm British. I know how to queue.
OR i could go with
Arthur Dent: I always said there was something fundamentally wrong with the universe.
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by Cody » Sun Dec 23, 2018 1:42 pm

<chortles> I knew the music (from DOFP) from the first clip, but I had to dig to find the series (which I don't think I saw).
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Star Cops? The link being Justin Hayward, who wrote and performed the soundtrack song.
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by spud42 » Mon Dec 24, 2018 2:29 pm

correct hombre..

i knew if any one would get it it would be you...lol

the tripper is yours.... be careful of the brownies. i had a couple and cant remember where i parked my Cobra....
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by Cody » Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:52 pm

Tripper? Dr John, the Night Tripper? <plays Humble Pie's cover of I Walk On Gilded Splinters>


Anyway - I had a question ready to go, but on checking I find I've already asked it. Back to the drawing board - I may be some time!
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by Cody » Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:06 pm

More prog rock - it's the only way! This should be easily solved.


Name the piece upon which this is based, add a primary colour of your choice, and you should get one of a trilogy of novels.
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by RockDoctor » Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:40 pm

Cody wrote:
Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:06 pm
Name the piece upon which this is based, add a primary colour of your choice, and you should get one of a trilogy of novels.
Couldn't hear the sound file - first time I've tried plying an OGG, I think, and I may be doing something wrong.

"Red Mars". Or "Blue Mars" (not read). But not "Green Mars". Or "Rainbow Mars".
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by Cody » Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:52 pm

Red Mars or Blue Mars will do - over to you, sir! Your browser should be able to play an ogg - Waterfox/Firefox do.
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by RockDoctor » Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:28 pm

Cody wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:52 pm
Your browser should be able to play an ogg - Waterfox/Firefox do.
It fired up something called "Rhythmbox" but - silence. Whatever.
I shall have to think of something ... {turns to bookshelf}

OK.
One day, the sun of an inhabited planet (one of many) rose, and it's core turned from degenerate hydrogen-helium to iron. This had terminal effects on the planet, and an expanding wave of other inhabited systems with the steamroller certainty of neutrinos sleeting through human space at the speed of light.

Author and book title.
Just for a change - does anyone have vaguely realistic ideas for building a "star killer" device.
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