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by ffutures
Thu May 23, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Astrobe wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 6:28 pm
In which anime/manga can you see a microwave and a mobile phone used to send emails in the past?
Given that "the past" for your message began on Wed May 22, 2019 at 6:27.59 pm , we may need a little bit more information.
by ffutures
Wed May 22, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

S.I.D., the Space Intruder Detector station from U.F.O.
Zen, the computer that controls the ship in Blake's 7
Andromeda, from Andromeda - had a mobile avatar called Rommie, but the ship itself was sentient
by ffutures
Mon May 20, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4715
Views: 508427

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

I'll accept Virtuosity - the reveal of a virtual world was the sort of thing I was looking for. Tron is a bit marginal because as you say it's apparent to the audience from the outset what's happening when they enter the virtual world. The one I sort of expected to see was Counterfeit World by Danie...
by ffutures
Mon May 20, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4715
Views: 508427

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Truman Show and The Island - both iffy, because neither is a virtual world as such - they're managed man-made worlds based on big lies, but not virtual as such. Maul , definitely. Let's say that between them Truman Show and The Island count as one answer, given their similarities. One to go.
by ffutures
Sun May 19, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4715
Views: 508427

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The 13th Floor An entire season of Yu-Gi-Oh was set in a virtual world as well(But I don't think Yu-Gi-Oh will count as Sci Fi) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Thirteenth_Floor definitely qualifies going by the plot summary. Yu-Gi-Oh really seems to be more fantasy than SF, so I think I'm going t...
by ffutures
Sat May 18, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
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Views: 508427

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Sector 12 hospital station is the setting for James White's Sector General novels, a bit old-style now but a lot of fun. OK, I appear to be setting the next question... Let's see... Let's have five SF stories / films / whatever where the big surprise is that the story is set in a virtual world. The ...
by ffutures
Sat May 18, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4715
Views: 508427

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

The Watchtower, space station HQ of the Justice League of America in the animated JLA TV series.
Downbelow Station, titular location of the novel by C. J. Cherryh.
and if either of those doesn't count for some reason, Thunderbird 5 from Thunderbirds
by ffutures
Sun May 12, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4715
Views: 508427

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I Am Legend by the American writer Richard Matheson was filmed as Omega Man starring Charlton Heston who was also in Soylent Green . . . . . it was also filmed in 1964 with Vincent Price titled The Last Man on Earth. and for the third time with Will Smith under the correct title... ( just for compl...
by ffutures
Thu May 09, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4715
Views: 508427

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Disembodied wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 7:33 am
John Wyndham's The Midwich Cuckoos was filmed as Village of the Damned; and Harry Harrison's Make Room! Make Room! was filmed as Soylent Green.
Yes, both good. One to go!
by ffutures
Thu May 09, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4715
Views: 508427

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Cody wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 12:28 am
A lot of PKD around today...

We Can Remember It For You Wholesale became Total Recall.
That's one.
Disembodied wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 8:12 pm
Ted Chiang's short story "Story of Your Life" was filmed as Arrival.
And that's two. Three to go.
by ffutures
Wed May 08, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4715
Views: 508427

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

OK... It happens that there's an SF novel with a MUCH longer title - Hot Wireless Sets, Aspirin Tablets, the Sandpaper Slides of Used Matchboxes, and Something that Might have been Castor Oil by D.G. Compton, also published as Chronocules and (probably just a typo) as Chronicles . So the challenge h...
by ffutures
Wed May 08, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4715
Views: 508427

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

October the First is Too Late by Fred Hoyle
by ffutures
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
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Views: 508427

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

City Under the Sea by Ken Bulmer
Stingray (TV series)
by ffutures
Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
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Views: 508427

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Jorj X. McKie, from Frank Herbert's The Dosadi Experiment - he's the only human qualified to practice as a lawyer on Gowachin … Yes, that one works - making five, and leaving you holding the poisoned gavel... Really surprised nobody went with any of the lawyers in Marvel comics, all of whom have su...
by ffutures
Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4715
Views: 508427

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

ok, another from left field. Judge Dredd ?? I think I'd have to go with a No on that one - while he's often shown enforcing the law, he never seems to be involved in the legal processes that create it, never appears in court except occasionally as a witness, etc. Hint - there are several lawyers in...