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by JD
Thu May 30, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4972
Views: 605115

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Still, I think Cody deserves a mention in despatches for humour above and beyond the call of duty.
by JD
Mon May 13, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4972
Views: 605115

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

How about "Nostromo", from the first Alien film?
by JD
Wed May 08, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4972
Views: 605115

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August, by Claire North. A good read if anyone's looking for ideas.
by JD
Tue May 07, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4972
Views: 605115

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

That's correct. Not too obscure then.

A story from 2002, set in a world where people could bake clay facsimiles of themselves in order to get more done. Cheap green dittoes for the menial tasks, grey for professional work.

Over to Disembodied.

Cheers
John
by JD
Tue May 07, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4972
Views: 605115

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Right then. I don't read as much SF as I used to, so I'm not sure whether this is mainstream or obscure, but here goes. This novel might draw inspiration from the legend of Rabbi Loew. It features someone called Albert, along with ditAlbert , ditAlbert , and another ditAlbert . Other colours are ava...
by JD
Mon May 06, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4972
Views: 605115

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

The association with a philosopher suggests "The World of Null-A" (ie A as in Aristotle), by A. E. van Vogt. I read it many years ago, and don't remember too much about the story, but checking with Google suggests it might fit. I didn't realise it was part of a trilogy.

Cheers
John
by JD
Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4972
Views: 605115

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

How about "Timeslip"? It involved crawling through something called (I just had to look this up to check the terminology) a "time barrier". The protagonists would end up somewhere in the past or future. Timeslip was a UK TV series in the early 70s. Not sure whether it ever made it beyond our shores....
by JD
Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4972
Views: 605115

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Does "The Truman Show" count? Not exactly science fiction.

Cheers
John
by JD
Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4972
Views: 605115

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

One answer is right there next to the question - Space Patrol.

As a kid I loved those Galaspheres, and the various sound effects in the programme. (That's the UK series called Space Patrol - I know there was a US series with the same name.)

Cheers
John
by JD
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: Liners OXP
Replies: 279
Views: 75162

Re: Liners OXP

Still, though, if nothing else, a liner's arrival might easily put a short-term dent in a station's food supplies. And there might be a similar demand for liquor, wines, and luxuries for the top-end passengers. That's an interesting idea. After the arrival of a liner in the system, the main station...
by JD
Sun Jun 07, 2015 5:59 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Second Empire - a HUGE Dalek web comic
Replies: 5
Views: 3447

Re: Second Empire - a HUGE Dalek web comic

Slide 35 - the name of the ship. (Unless of course that name has some independent derivation.)
by JD
Sun Jun 07, 2015 9:53 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Second Empire - a HUGE Dalek web comic
Replies: 5
Views: 3447

Re: Second Empire - a HUGE Dalek web comic

I think that's brilliant. It looks like a colossal amount of work has gone into it. And it's very witty too - there's even at least one Elite/Oolite reference in there.
by JD
Sat Mar 14, 2015 10:37 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Split: Alternative Representation of Jump Ranges
Replies: 48
Views: 17230

Re: Split: Alternative Representation of Jump Ranges

Really don't like the line version - it gives no impression of range / time or spare capacity... Would it be possible to replace the sharply drawn circle we have now with one that's just a little blurred/fuzzy, so the rounding discrepancy isn't obvious, thereby continuing to provide a visual indica...
by JD
Fri Oct 03, 2014 8:57 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Newcomer and Possible New Ships
Replies: 77
Views: 34552

Re: Newcomer and Possible New Ships

If you aren't already aware of it, you might find your models end up being about one third the size you intended when you put them in-game. Forum members who have experience in ship modelling can probably give you some pointers.
by JD
Sun Aug 10, 2014 3:32 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Proposal for 1.82: equipment balancing and choices
Replies: 181
Views: 43085

Re: Proposal for 1.82: equipment balancing and choices

I think that's a great summation from Disembodied. In particular: I can see, though, that in some respects, there is maybe a tendency to make the pirates too "practical" - to attack with heavy odds in their favour, and to retreat in good order when things are looking just a little bit tough. This do...