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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Posted: Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:12 pm
by ffutures
Jack Barron, TV show presenter and investigative reporter in Norman Spinrad's Bug Jack Barron.

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Posted: Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:53 am
by spud42
looks like you got your 5 . but i must ask a question. would Max Headroom have counted??

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Posted: Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:23 pm
by Disembodied
Khalisah Bint Sinan al-Jilani makes four, and ffutures scoops the prize with Jack Barron!
spud42 wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:53 am
would Max Headroom have counted?
Good question … maybe! Edison Carter would have been the safer bet, though.

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Posted: Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:50 pm
by ffutures
OK, let's have five works from any source that have aliens AND time travel in the same source material.

I think that this one had also better omit comics and comics-derived sources since they all seem to do this. And only one example from any given source / author, e.g. if Harry Harrison's "The Technicolor Time Machine" had aliens (it doesn't) and you used it as an example, you couldn't use any other work by Harrison.

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Posted: Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:59 pm
by Cody
The Saga of the Exiles by Julian May?

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Posted: Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:39 pm
by ffutures
Cody wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:59 pm
The Saga of the Exiles by Julian May?
One down, four to go.

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Posted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:10 pm
by Disembodied
Doctor Who, of course.
Timelike Infinity, by Stephen Baxter.

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Posted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:27 pm
by Commander_X
Stargate SG-1 had some episodes. The last event in the SG-1 franchise, Stargate Continuum (2008) was mainly a time traveling story.

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Posted: Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:38 pm
by ffutures
Disembodied wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:10 pm
Doctor Who, of course.
Timelike Infinity, by Stephen Baxter.
Both good.
Commander_X wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:27 pm
Stargate SG-1 had some episodes. The last event in the SG-1 franchise, Stargate Continuum (2008) was mainly a time traveling story.
Also good. One to go.

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Posted: Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:59 am
by Commander_X
Star Trek series also had such examples. I'd still come with a movie out of the series, Star Trek First Contact.

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Posted: Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:48 pm
by ffutures
Commander_X wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:59 am
Star Trek series also had such examples. I'd still come with a movie out of the series, Star Trek First Contact.
Definitely - that one, The City on the Edge of Forever, and The Voyage Home among many others.

The metaphorical ball is in your proverbial court!

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Posted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:14 am
by Commander_X
ffutures wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:48 pm
[...] The metaphorical ball is in your proverbial court!
Roger that!

Another "fives": big space ships that needed shuttling inside their hulls. Stations (as opposed to ships) and elevators (inside ships) don't count.
One per sci-fi franchise (books, games, movies, TV series, etc.).

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Posted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:37 am
by Cody
Rama was certainly big enough to need internal shuttling, but I don't recall any shuttles.

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Posted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:57 am
by Disembodied
A Culture General Systems Vehicle can be anywhere up to 200km long, counting all its various field envelopes, and internal shuttles (along with trains, aircraft, and other vehicles) are required.

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Posted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:18 am
by spud42
Lexx had those bug shuttles they flew around inside of Lexx to get to certain areas.