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by ffutures
Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4970
Views: 600650

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

ffutures River Tam from Firefly mmmm great character but not actually a pilot , Wash was... At the end of Serenity she's taken over as pilot following the death of Wash. Re films within films, Marvin the Martian is in a clip from Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century that shows on the hero's TV in Clos...
by ffutures
Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4970
Views: 600650

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

And one more for luck - River Tam from Firefly and Serenity
by ffutures
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4970
Views: 600650

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Would the Prophets in Deep Space 9 count? They live in a wormhole, not sure if they are an intelligent wormhole (which is sort of a star) or some sort of parasite...
by ffutures
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4970
Views: 600650

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Sorry, Dogsbody it is - the perils of answering from memory!

Star Maker by Stapledon qualifies, I think.
by ffutures
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4970
Views: 600650

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Starchild and Rogue Star by Frederik Pohl and Jack Williamson Sirius by Diana Wynne Jones? Not sure if it counts as SF, fantasy, or magic realism of sorts. There's a sentient white hole in Diane Duane's So You Want To be a Wizard , but that's more fantasy than SF. Ditto the fallen star in Neil Gaim...
by ffutures
Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4970
Views: 600650

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Does Aldiss's Greybeard count? An epidemic of sterility and an aging population, initially triggered by peacetime bomb tests?

Also J.G. Ballard's The Wind from Nowhere, earth devastated by a global storm with incredibly violent winds.
by ffutures
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Peace Time Trading
Replies: 5
Views: 203

Re: Peace Time Trading

I've suggested something similar, the snag is that all of the mechanisms that determine which cargoes, mail, passengers you get etc. seem to be based on your reputation and kills, so it is extremely difficult to get to a position where you can trade without constantly running out of money / letting ...
by ffutures
Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4970
Views: 600650

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Well, an obvious one, the story that most of V's imagery was stolen from - The Overlords from Clarke's Childhood's End

And The Race, from Turtledove's Worldwar series - they conquer large swathes of the Earth and are still in occupation at the end of the series.
by ffutures
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4970
Views: 600650

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

There's Space Ranger Roger … Never heard of him, but he certainly counts. Roger Korby, character in Star Trek TOS episode, "What Are Little Girls Made Of?" OK, a fairly small role but it counts. Stretching things a bit, there's Roger the alien from American Dad … Well, he's a significant character ...
by ffutures
Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4970
Views: 600650

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Disembodied wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:17 am
Roger Ramjet?
phkb wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:11 am
Would the "Space Quest" game series count? The player character in that series was, coincidentally, "Roger Wilco".
Both are fine. Three to go!
by ffutures
Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4970
Views: 600650

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Roger Wilco! OK, let's try a nice easy one - Five characters named Roger (NOT Rogers, so you can forget Captain America) from SF. Usual rules - only one character from any given source, e.g. all of the Marvel universe in all forms, all of Star Trek in all forms, etc. e.g. Roger Rabbit would probably...
by ffutures
Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4970
Views: 600650

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

would a series of books with the main author on each book but a different collaborator on each count? If they were written at (more or less) the same time, leading to the "herding cats" problem, I think yes. If they were a consecutive sequence ... no cats were herded, and so the herd was of size 2 ...
by ffutures
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Welcome to the Anthropocene Epoch!
Replies: 11
Views: 3815

Re: Welcome to the Anthropocene Epoch!

In a few million years whatever still lives here will probably decide that the thick strata of plastic marks the epoch...
by ffutures
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: 281-and-a-half TRILLION galaxies...
Replies: 4
Views: 858

Re: 281-and-a-half TRILLION galaxies...

I remember being very pleased when I found planet Beatle...
by ffutures
Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: plot long range course - possible?
Replies: 7
Views: 2021

Re: plot long range course - possible?

A lot of people have requested waypoints and "avoid this system" on the route planner over the years, I'm guessing it's a non-trivial problem.