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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:34 pm 
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Rats, beat me to it!
<grins> Have a HHGTTG trivia quiz as a consolation.

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<chortles> I've caught myself repeating a question before - now spud's at it!


Nightfall - original short by Isaac Asimov, novelisation by Robert Silverberg.
i have no recollection of those events..... carry on...lol

<hangs head in shame> need to read THHGTTG again( several more times) 12/25 on the quiz..... bugger

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<hangs head in shame> need to read THHGTTG again [ ] 12/25 on the quiz..... bugger
And I thought 19/25 was bad!

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As is usual of late, my question-fu has gone walkabout - so name the tune, name the novel.

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Clue the first: the novel in question is set in America hundreds of years after a plague had destroyed civilisation. Some primitive settlements survived, and an expedition is mounted to search for a mythical town where the knowledge of past generations had been gathered to preserve it.

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damn that tune is familiar... let me think a bit.. i got Jethro Tull in my head but not sure....

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i knew i knew that song.. it's Eternity Road from "To Our Children's Children's Children. Moody Blues.

so the answer is... Eternity Road by Jack McDevitt.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eternity_Road_(novel)

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Thought you might know that tune, spud - Eternity Road it is! Back to you, sir!

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Regarding "Nightfall" by Asimov, great story could almost feel the behavourial suspense between the different
factions of men. Got a bit of the feeling looking at de recent screen shots from the Void taken by Another Commander.


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this should be fun....

name 5 types of different hats in scifi tv or movies . not helmets. hats. not fantasy so no lord of the rings, no harry potter....
5 different hats , 5 different shows...

type of hat, character who wore it and show/movie its from....

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OK, here we go.
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Jayne's Woolly Hat from Firefly

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Abbut (a 'vicar' from Babylon 5) - a type of stetson with cutouts.


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Troy Tempest wearing his WASP cap (Stingray).

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Kirk and Spock (Star Trek TOS) wearing Trilbys

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Dr Who (as played by Tom Baker) wearing a 'Poet'.

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ok we have a winner..
now you can get out of my head..ok??
Janes hat was one of the first i thought of.. and i did have a doctor.... but it was Matt Smith with a Red Fez....., must have nicked it from Tommy Cooper ( Just like that) lol
didnt William Hartnell also wear a fez sometimes? or was that Pactric?? nope neither.. according to wiki William wore this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karakul_(hat) not quite a fez..lol

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Servalan had a nice hat:

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Servalan was awesome in many ways.
Personally, I take my hat inspiration from the great Carmen Miranda.

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Back soon with another fruity question...

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A discerning hero/villain just can't be seen without their Nice Hat!
TV Tropes: Nice Hat

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Shouldn't be too hard.

Who was the first person to be zapped by a Dalek, and what happened to them?

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