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by ffutures
Sat Dec 21, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5123
Views: 627160

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

You are both correct in guessing that this is a HHG reference, specifically the famously wrong answer for "what do you get if you multiply six by nine?", and Disembodied correctly identified The Galileo Seven as part of the key to solving my question, but neither of you has found the answer I'm actu...
by ffutures
Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5123
Views: 627160

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Well, if it's the only way to finish the round - it's from Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey : https://www.gamesradar.com/40-oddest-movie-aliens/ The Alien: Station The Odd: Station is a strange, hairy little so and so, who is not only capable of splitting himself in two, but also appears to be a dab han...
by ffutures
Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5123
Views: 627160

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

For some reason this is ringing a faint bell. Something to do with the Culture novels... Oops, not a movie.

I gave in and googled it and got an answer which I suspect is what you want, but I'll hold off in case someone can remember it.
by ffutures
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Screenshots
Replies: 5537
Views: 1001854

Re: Screenshots

cbr wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:07 pm
Understanding the new lighting system with tin of spam...
Shouldn't it be Spoom?
by ffutures
Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5123
Views: 627160

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

James White's Sector General series is full of them - but I'll go with Tralthans, who are described as being like six-legged elephants. If you want something really big the planet Drambo has "Strata beings", intelligent living tool-making organic continents, but they don't have space travel for fair...
by ffutures
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5123
Views: 627160

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

OK, the summary seems to confirm that meets the terms of this round. Really surprised that nobody mentioned the series that put this idea into my head, Christopher Stasheff's Warlock series: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Warlock_in_Spite_of_Himself and sequels. As if by magic Disembodied is sele...
by ffutures
Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5123
Views: 627160

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

OK, both of those are good - one to go.
by ffutures
Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5123
Views: 627160

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

I'll accept Stargate and The Wizard of Oz - for the latter, I said "I will accept worlds in which there is some form of magic, provided that isn't what the characters are doing" which I think applies to the Professor / Wizard pretty well.

Three to go.
by ffutures
Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: Clangers?
Replies: 1
Views: 275

Clangers?

I was just wondering if there was any chance of seeing sky-moos, the Iron Chicken, or anything else related to the Clangers in a future expansion pack. Sky-moos would be interesting, they could be like asteroids except they actually change course occasionally and when you shoot them they turn into f...
by ffutures
Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5123
Views: 627160

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Okay... Let's have five SF stories, films, TV shows or whatever, in which sufficiently advanced technology is deliberately masquerading as magic. It can be the main plot, or just something one of the characters does. No conjurors - e.g., this is a full-time pretense that magic is real (or that a cha...
by ffutures
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5123
Views: 627160

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

OK, let's have Mean Machine Angel from the Judge Dredd comics. Various cyborg bits including a dial on his forehead controlling his anger level.

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by ffutures
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5123
Views: 627160

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Honor Harrington - she can't use the regeneration technology of her setting so has to use prosthetics instead. Left eye and left arm are prosthetics, and she has a gun in the arm.
by ffutures
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5123
Views: 627160

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Annoyingly both of the other two I thought of are inadmissable: Yul Brynner as the gunslinger from Westworld because he's a robot, not human, http://oohlo.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/yourmove.gif and my fave bald babe Persis Khambatta as Lieutenant Ilia in Star Trek: The Motion Picture , because ...
by ffutures
Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5123
Views: 627160

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

The Hood from Thunderbirds

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by ffutures
Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5123
Views: 627160

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

In the short story / fixup collection Mutant by Henry Kuttner the telepaths are called Baldies because complete baldness is a side effect of their mutation. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/69/Mutant_padgett.jpg Lex Luthor for most versions of the DC universe, of course https://upload.wik...