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by ffutures
Sat May 18, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4972
Views: 603071

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

The Watchtower, space station HQ of the Justice League of America in the animated JLA TV series.
Downbelow Station, titular location of the novel by C. J. Cherryh.
and if either of those doesn't count for some reason, Thunderbird 5 from Thunderbirds
by ffutures
Sun May 12, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4972
Views: 603071

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

I Am Legend by the American writer Richard Matheson was filmed as Omega Man starring Charlton Heston who was also in Soylent Green . . . . . it was also filmed in 1964 with Vincent Price titled The Last Man on Earth. and for the third time with Will Smith under the correct title... ( just for compl...
by ffutures
Thu May 09, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4972
Views: 603071

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Disembodied wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 7:33 am
John Wyndham's The Midwich Cuckoos was filmed as Village of the Damned; and Harry Harrison's Make Room! Make Room! was filmed as Soylent Green.
Yes, both good. One to go!
by ffutures
Thu May 09, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4972
Views: 603071

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Cody wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 12:28 am
A lot of PKD around today...

We Can Remember It For You Wholesale became Total Recall.
That's one.
Disembodied wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 8:12 pm
Ted Chiang's short story "Story of Your Life" was filmed as Arrival.
And that's two. Three to go.
by ffutures
Wed May 08, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4972
Views: 603071

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

OK... It happens that there's an SF novel with a MUCH longer title - Hot Wireless Sets, Aspirin Tablets, the Sandpaper Slides of Used Matchboxes, and Something that Might have been Castor Oil by D.G. Compton, also published as Chronocules and (probably just a typo) as Chronicles . So the challenge h...
by ffutures
Wed May 08, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4972
Views: 603071

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

October the First is Too Late by Fred Hoyle
by ffutures
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4972
Views: 603071

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

City Under the Sea by Ken Bulmer
Stingray (TV series)
by ffutures
Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4972
Views: 603071

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Jorj X. McKie, from Frank Herbert's The Dosadi Experiment - he's the only human qualified to practice as a lawyer on Gowachin … Yes, that one works - making five, and leaving you holding the poisoned gavel... Really surprised nobody went with any of the lawyers in Marvel comics, all of whom have su...
by ffutures
Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4972
Views: 603071

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

ok, another from left field. Judge Dredd ?? I think I'd have to go with a No on that one - while he's often shown enforcing the law, he never seems to be involved in the legal processes that create it, never appears in court except occasionally as a witness, etc. Hint - there are several lawyers in...
by ffutures
Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4972
Views: 603071

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Maybe the Valeyard , from the Doctor Who season Trial of a Time Lord ? "John Locke", the AI representing the law firm Locke Provisos in Ken MacLeod's The Corporation Wars trilogy. And (I admit I had to look this one up: he doesn't seem to have a name) the Hyper-Chicken from Futurama . Yes to all th...
by ffutures
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4972
Views: 603071

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

OK, we've done doctors and engineers, let's have lawyers, which might be a little harder! Five SF characters who are lawyers - which field of law is up to you. Usual rules - only one character from any given canon, e.g. if an answer used Lilah Morgan from Angel (yes, I know Angel isn't SF as such, i...
by ffutures
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4972
Views: 603071

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Captain Augustine Washington, in Harry Harrison's Tunnel Through the Deeps (AKA A Transatlantic Tunnel, Hurrah!)

Also the Ringworld engineers, in The Ringworld Engineers.
by ffutures
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4972
Views: 603071

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Yes to all of them - I throw the keys of this hijacked thread in your general direction...
by ffutures
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Science Fiction Trivia
Replies: 4972
Views: 603071

Re: Science Fiction Trivia

It's been a month. In the absence of the Doctor I'll hijack the thread and ask another question: Let's have five SF doctors (medical doctors) from five different canons. e.g. if someone selected Doctor Strange (yes, he's a medical doctor though not generally known for that - and no, you can't use hi...
by ffutures
Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Outworld
Topic: Forum update
Replies: 16
Views: 3183

Re: Forum update

On the good news side, it is much more mobile friendly. {sarcasm}Whoopee!{/sarcasm} Really can't see that as a feature when someone looking at this site is more likely than not looking for something related to the game, and hence probably is using a computer, not a phone. I wouldn't object to that ...