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by ffutures
Wed Feb 03, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 6005
Views: 875027

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

OK, a few clues. These are the initials of the story in which a ship appeared, not necessarily that of the ship itself ATC - (comics) CotG - (Novel) And these are the initials of the ship where the name of the story is too much of a giveaway ET - (TV) MF - (film) Plenty more out there! Later - forgo...
by ffutures
Tue Feb 02, 2021 1:06 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 6005
Views: 875027

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Mainly Cargo Freighter I believe, Serenity from Serenity... Another good one, Serenity from the TV series Firefly and the film Serenity . For some reason that wasn't on my list of fictional freighters and it really should have been, so have an MBP for spotting something I missed. They carried lots ...
by ffutures
Mon Feb 01, 2021 9:53 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 6005
Views: 875027

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Space Truckers definitely qualifies, and was another one I thought of when I set the question, so have a MBP. The cargo in that case was killer robots, so no more of those please.

Two to go!
by ffutures
Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:38 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: 35 years ago today...
Replies: 1
Views: 739

Re: 35 years ago today...

And today was the 18th anniversary of the other Shuttle disaster, Columbia in 2003

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Shu ... a_disaster
by ffutures
Mon Feb 01, 2021 2:05 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 6005
Views: 875027

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

The ship's design is as a freighter, for certain - they get mentioned at several points in Known Space stories. This one's individual history isn't discussed much - up until it's destruction. Which, for a supposedly indestructible hull, is a significant point. Niven must have regretted inventing in...
by ffutures
Mon Feb 01, 2021 1:19 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 6005
Views: 875027

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Alien , set aboard the M-Class Lockmart CM 88B Bison starfreighter USCSS Nostromo . There are acres of fascinating facts about the Nostromo in this article from the website Typeset in the Future , not least that the Captain's jacket has the ship's name written across the back in Pump Demi, ‘recentl...
by ffutures
Sun Jan 31, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 6005
Views: 875027

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Pandorum movie, freight = ~60k humans OK, I didn't explicitly rule out human freight (which I should have done, since that's a liner / colonisation ship rather than a freighter) so I'll accept that. Have a meaningless bonus point for an answer I hadn't anticipated. Four to go, but no more human car...
by ffutures
Sun Jan 31, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 6005
Views: 875027

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Curses! OK, let's try something different. A while ago I asked for five SF works involving space liners - this time I want five SF works where substantial parts of the plot are set aboard space FREIGHTERS. For the purposes of this question a freighter is a ship designed primarily to transport cargo,...
by ffutures
Sun Jan 31, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 6005
Views: 875027

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Can I have a different Marie Curie? "SLNS Marie Curie was a Scientist-class superdreadnought of the Solarian League Navy's Battle Fleet" in the Honor Harrington universe. https://honorverse.fandom.com/wiki/SLNS_Marie_Curie Annoyingly the first two ships I thought of in the Harringtonverse turned out...
by ffutures
Fri Jan 29, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 6005
Views: 875027

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

The TFCT Rodger Young, in Heinlein's novel Starship Troopers (not sure it's named in the films), named for a war hero

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rodger_Young
by ffutures
Thu Jan 28, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: 35 years ago today...
Replies: 1
Views: 739

35 years ago today...

...was the Challenger disaster. Can't believe it's been that long, possibly because shuttles stayed in service until 2011.

And it was the anniversary of the 1967 Apollo 1 launch pad fire yesterday.
by ffutures
Wed Jan 27, 2021 3:45 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 6005
Views: 875027

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Re Leela - I remember running a Dr. Who tabletop RPG at an SF con many years ago. Leela was played by SF author Mary Gentle, who really channeled her inner barbarian for the role. At one point the characters were captured inside a bunker belonging to the president of a post-apocalyptic alternate wor...
by ffutures
Tue Jan 26, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 6005
Views: 875027

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Piter? Yes, that's the henchman Leto killed, my mind went blank on the name https://dune.fandom.com/wiki/Piter_de_Vries/XD Another one - an unnamed hit-man who attacks the superhero Ozymandias in The Watchmen . Spoiler - select text below to make it more visible: It appears that Ozymandias overcome...
by ffutures
Tue Jan 26, 2021 1:33 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 6005
Views: 875027

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Duke Leto Atreides in Dune (1965) - Doctor Yueh is forced to capture him by Baron Harkonnen, but Yueh gives him an opportunity to take revenge by fitting a poison capsule into his teeth. Leto tries to use it to kill Harkonnen and himself, but only succeeds in taking out one of Harkonnen's henchmen a...
by ffutures
Wed Jan 20, 2021 1:40 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 6005
Views: 875027

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

I think you may need to set another question.