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by ffutures
Wed Dec 09, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 6003
Views: 864599

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Oops... When will I learn not to give the last answer? OK. One of my favourite add-ons for Oolite is Liners, because the big ships look extremely cool and can be a lot more interesting than asteroids. So let's have five SF stories - films, books, short stories, comics, TV etc. - where a significant ...
by ffutures
Wed Dec 09, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 6003
Views: 864599

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Starro the Conqueror and other members of its race - basically five-armed starfish with mind control powers from DC Comics

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by ffutures
Wed Dec 09, 2020 1:57 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 6003
Views: 864599

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

The ice ants of Titan are three-legged, about three inches tall, in Stanley G. Weinbaum's short story Flight on Titan (1935)

http://www.forgottenfutures.com/game/ff ... /titan.htm

My version of them, for my Forgotten Futures RPG

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by ffutures
Sat Dec 05, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 6003
Views: 864599

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

spud42 wrote:
Sat Dec 05, 2020 7:45 am
does it count though?
original was radio ==> film ==> tv
according to your timeline it went film ==> radio ==> tv
Sorry, first radio Day of the Triffids was 1957, not 1967, so the order was right. I just typed it wrong.
by ffutures
Sat Dec 05, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 6003
Views: 864599

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

I read the question as ruling out stuff before 1950, since there wasn't usually the option of TV between radio and film. It has to be stuff where the possibility exists.
by ffutures
Fri Dec 04, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Metal Monolith
Replies: 20
Views: 3681

Re: Metal Monolith

These guys will make you one

https://www.themostfamousartist.com/maas
by ffutures
Thu Dec 03, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 6003
Views: 864599

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

OK, finally thought of one - The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham
Novel 1951, first radio series 1967, film 1962, first TV series 1981

Sorry - first radio 1957!
by ffutures
Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Metal Monolith
Replies: 20
Views: 3681

Re: Metal Monolith

Destroyed by environmentalists, apparently, to deter tourists. But another one has been found in Romania! https://www.fox13now.com/news/local-news/mystery-of-utahs-disappearing-monolith-explained https://metro.co.uk/2020/12/01/unexplained-metal-monolith-appears-in-romania-days-after-disappearing-fro...
by ffutures
Tue Dec 01, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 6003
Views: 864599

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Cue baffled silence...
by ffutures
Sun Nov 29, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Metal Monolith
Replies: 20
Views: 3681

Re: Metal Monolith

I wonder if anyone checked the top to see if there's anything up there like a maker's logo or a timer slowly counting down. Is it hollow or solid metal? And what metal? Much later - turns out to be hollow and made of riveted stainless steel, which makes it somewhat less likely to be an alien artifac...
by ffutures
Sun Nov 29, 2020 2:11 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: 1984 Elite Historical Research
Replies: 9
Views: 3841

Re: 1984 Elite Historical Research

I think you're underestimating the complexity of the final publishing process - DTP wasn't very advanced, and page layout was mostly done by horrendously complicated markup languages, a very skilled job. I was writing for White Dwarf at that point and when I visited their offices they were still usi...
by ffutures
Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 6003
Views: 864599

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Isaac Asimov, The End of Eternity - it's about time travellers who repeatedly change history and keep on ending up eliminating space travel as an unintentional side effect of the changes they make.
by ffutures
Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Metal Monolith
Replies: 20
Views: 3681

Re: Metal Monolith

The placement of that in line with that channel between the rocks looks premeditated. I'm wondering if it does something like making flash floods spread out or something. Or as the article says it may be someone's idea of art.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-55056570
by ffutures
Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 6003
Views: 864599

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

10 must be captain planet and the planeteers. Or alternatively Captain Caveman and the Teenangels, but that has a poor claim to be scifi. Unfortunately neither of those is correct, wrong number of words and the use of an & rather than "and" in the clue is deliberate since it's written that way in t...
by ffutures
Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 6003
Views: 864599

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Here are the clues I gave earlier, and the answers to them that have been received so far. Captain America: The First Avenger or Captain America: The Winter Soldier (film) - answered by Nite Owl Captain America: Civil War (film) - correctly identified by Nite Owl, but not eligible to be an answer af...