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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by Disembodied » Sun Nov 13, 2016 12:19 pm

Speaking of peculiar beasts, what book has this animal on its cover? Bonus points if you can name the animal …

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Post by Disembodied » Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:39 am

A clue: this is not so much a work of science fiction as it is a book of speculative science …

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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by spud42 » Tue Nov 15, 2016 11:31 am

Disembodied wrote:A clue: this is not so much a work of science fiction as it is a book of speculative science …
that took way too many googles.... endless pictures... endless sidetracks when something interesting came up.... but...finally... after a combined 4 to 5 hours of searching.... i got lucky and it showed up as a secondary image ..... i present to you Captains and Captainesses..

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another hour wasted..... lol

its a REEDSTILT.......

i think i need an evil juice or three now..... i'll be in my cabin ....
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by Disembodied » Tue Nov 15, 2016 12:25 pm

Correct! And it is indeed a reedstilt.

I recently discovered that Dixon was involved in a TV series on the theme of future evolution, The Future is Wild, which even spawned a short-lived Japanese theme park …

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Post by Cody » Tue Nov 15, 2016 1:28 pm

Fish have taken to the skies, squid to the forests, and the world's largest-ever desert is filled with strange worms and insects.
Fascinating - especially arboreal squid.
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by ffutures » Tue Nov 15, 2016 5:25 pm

The Future is Wild is (or was) available on DVD, I've got it and have seen it in charity shops a few times.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/DVD-Blu-ray/ ... B000639WJQ

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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by spud42 » Wed Nov 16, 2016 7:31 am

ok the next question is not too esay i hope....

in what sci fi tv show did the characters sit in their vehicle backwards and steer by watching a flat panel screen?

i had to check myself as i wasnt sure i was remembering correctly..
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Post by Smivs » Wed Nov 16, 2016 7:34 am

That'll be the SPV (Spectrum Pursuit Vehicle) from Captain Scarlet.
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by spud42 » Wed Nov 16, 2016 7:41 am

congratulations captain.... i think the ship is out of Evil Juice again.... no idea where it all goes???
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by Smivs » Wed Nov 16, 2016 7:51 am

What a daft idea!
The rear-facing driving position was supposed to be safer for the driver in the event of a crash, which with no depth perception or peripheral vision was presumably quite a common event!
Anyway, I'll brew up a drop more Evil Juice and have a think. Back later with a question...
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by Smivs » Wed Nov 16, 2016 12:57 pm

Ok, here's one to test your google-foo.

Which 'Pitch Black' actor went on to play a recurring then regular character in Stargate SG1, and also a regular character in Farscape?
Extra Evil Juice if you can also name all three characters.
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by DredgerMan » Wed Nov 16, 2016 1:17 pm

:P

That was rather easy.

It's of course the luv'ly and sexy Claudia Black, who plays Aeryn Sun, Vala and Sharon Montgomery.
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by Smivs » Wed Nov 16, 2016 1:57 pm

Absolutely right, and an Anaconda full of Evil Juice is on its way to you.
Sorry if it was too easy - I've just noticed I answered spud42's 'not too easy' question within three minutes of him posting it as well, so maybe we need to make 'em tougher. :twisted:
Anyways, over to you...
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by DredgerMan » Wed Nov 16, 2016 2:32 pm

I wouldn't say the question was too easy, Smivs, it's just that (in my deluded mind) Claudia and me go way, way back.

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :lol: :lol: :lol: :shock: :shock: :shock: :P :P :P

Anyway, let's see if this will be a tad harder.

A Dutch television presenter and musician wrote a novel and released an accompanying record as a multimedia project.

His name or the name of the novel, please.

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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by Rxke » Wed Nov 16, 2016 2:41 pm

Spasm?

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