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Jack Barron, TV show presenter and investigative reporter in Norman Spinrad's Bug Jack Barron.

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looks like you got your 5 . but i must ask a question. would Max Headroom have counted??
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Khalisah Bint Sinan al-Jilani makes four, and ffutures scoops the prize with Jack Barron!
spud42 wrote:
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would Max Headroom have counted?
Good question … maybe! Edison Carter would have been the safer bet, though.

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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.

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Cody wrote:
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The Saga of the Exiles by Julian May?
One down, four to go.

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Doctor Who, of course.
Timelike Infinity, by Stephen Baxter.

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Stargate SG-1 had some episodes. The last event in the SG-1 franchise, Stargate Continuum (2008) was mainly a time traveling story.

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Disembodied wrote:
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Doctor Who, of course.
Timelike Infinity, by Stephen Baxter.
Both good.
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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.

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Star Trek series also had such examples. I'd still come with a movie out of the series, Star Trek First Contact.

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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.

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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.).

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Rama was certainly big enough to need internal shuttling, but I don't recall any shuttles.
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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.

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Lexx had those bug shuttles they flew around inside of Lexx to get to certain areas.
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