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by ffutures
Fri Aug 14, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5698
Views: 715582

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

How about Ego, the living planet, in the Marvel universe - played a big part in Guardians of the Galaxy II [...] #4 it is. Aha! Then in that case how about Mogo, the living planet and Green Lantern, from the DC universe? Might be a bit iffy since there isn't much back story - it's a planet and it's...
by ffutures
Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Retro, Commander …
Replies: 5
Views: 1379

Re: Retro, Commander …

Video doesn't appear to be on line any more.
by ffutures
Thu Aug 13, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5698
Views: 715582

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

How about Ego, the living planet, in the Marvel universe - played a big part in Guardians of the Galaxy II - lots of versions of its origin, but all agree that it's essentially a created object, not natural, even though people can live on it.
by ffutures
Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5698
Views: 715582

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

OK, this one is a little iffy - it's a planet that started out normal but gets extensively modified: In James Blish's Earthman Come Home (1959) the Hevians, colonists of the planet He ask the flying city New York (the whole city with antigravity drive) for help in ridding their planet of their enemi...
by ffutures
Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5698
Views: 715582

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Zanak, the hollow "Pirate Planet" which materialises around other planets to extract their minerals in the Doctor Who serial "The Pirate Planet," and "the cold and boring planet of Calufrax" from the same serial. Zanak is essentially a planet-sized spaceship, Calufrax is one of the components of the...
by ffutures
Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:52 am
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: Random Station Names OXP
Replies: 9
Views: 1322

Re: Random Station Names OXP

OK, it didn't do it again, so really not sure what happened then.
by ffutures
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: Random Station Names OXP
Replies: 9
Views: 1322

Re: Random Station Names OXP

I saved, don't think I reloaded. I'll check again.
by ffutures
Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: Random Station Names OXP
Replies: 9
Views: 1322

Re: Random Station Names OXP

OK, first thought - I just took a look in the aft view as I left a station and realised that the name was different from when I'd arrived, approximately 20 minutes in game time. I think that this is just a little on the silly side... Could it be kept the same at least until the ship jumps out?
by ffutures
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: Random Station Names OXP
Replies: 9
Views: 1322

Re: Random Station Names OXP

Thanks, I'll give it a try.
by ffutures
Thu Aug 06, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5698
Views: 715582

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Brave New World (1932) by Aldous Huxley - it's a consumerist society that worships Our Ford (and they do mean the one with the cars)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brave_New_World

Mentioned in the "Background figures" bit of the characters section
by ffutures
Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Expansion Pack
Topic: Random Station Names OXP
Replies: 9
Views: 1322

Re: Random Station Names OXP

Does this work with the alternative main station types added by some OXPs e.g. Torus Stations?
by ffutures
Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5698
Views: 715582

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

this might be a longshot but ... Dune the hot dry weather on the planet iscentral to the story. The worms need dry sand to live in , they make the spice.. the Fremen and their stillsuits to survive in the hostile climate . worth a shot..... Well, the climate is a big part of the story, and of the F...
by ffutures
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5698
Views: 715582

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Disembodied wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:24 pm
ffutures wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:30 pm
Mentioned a few questions ago, a 1960s story about governments and weather control
Ben Bova's The Weathermakers, perhaps?
Actually no, but that's a good answer - one to go!
by ffutures
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5698
Views: 715582

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

OK... it's gone strangely quiet. Some suggestions A British author wrote at least several weather-related apocalypses in the 1960s. One of his later works became a David Cronenberg film. A British film from the same era, filmed mostly in London, showed a weather related disaster triggered by nuclear...
by ffutures
Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 5698
Views: 715582

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Disembodied wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:39 pm
Ray Bradbury's short story "The Long Rain", set on a good old-fashioned wet-jungle Venus.
Another good one - two to go.