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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by RockDoctor » Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:36 pm

spud42 wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:30 am
seems a bit Prachettesque ...but i have no idea..
You're right about the author - at one of the sciencier ends of his fantasia.
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by RockDoctor » Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:40 pm

Cody wrote:
Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:49 pm
Is the 'why' something to do with sending messages? As for 'where' - no idea!
Getting the right answer is one half. Being able to explain why it's right is the other half.
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by ffutures » Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:05 pm

I get the impression nobody knows this one...

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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by RockDoctor » Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:46 am

ffutures wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:05 pm
I get the impression nobody knows this one...
I'll give it another day or so while I think up another one.
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by spud42 » Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:37 pm

tap...tap.... this mic still on??
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by montana05 » Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:34 pm

Is anything still moving here ? Its awfully silent for a while :|
Trying to survive behind the controls of a Caduceus Psi XT in Alpha test :lol:

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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by spud42 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:00 pm

is the Doctor in the house??
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by ffutures » Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:10 pm

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 him, he's my example) you couldn't use anyone else from the Marvel universe.

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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by spud42 » Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:05 pm

Dr McCoy Star Trek
Dr Smith Lost in Space
Woodrow Wilson Smith/Lazarus Long Robert Heinlein's Lazarus Long series.
he states being a Dr in several of the books
one of many professions.

Dr Simon Tam Firefly
Dr Stephen Franklin Babylon 5

only googled to check names and spellings.... oldtimers is a bitch..lol
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by ffutures » Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:12 pm

Yes to all of them - I throw the keys of this hijacked thread in your general direction...

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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by spud42 » Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:24 pm

taking the keys and running.......

lists of 5 seem to be fun so lets have another.
Name 5 engineers from 5 different universes.. will only accept 1 startrek engineer and you have a few to choose from!.

go!!!!
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by Disembodied » Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:16 pm

Scotty, from Star Trek
Fritz van Noon, from The Unorthodox Engineers by Colin Kapp
Kaywinnet Lee Frye ("Kaylee"), from Firefly

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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by Cody » Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:43 pm

'Noisy' Rhysling, from The Green Hills of Earth by Heinlein.

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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by ffutures » Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:36 pm

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

Also the Ringworld engineers, in The Ringworld Engineers.

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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

Post by spud42 » Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:46 am

and ffutures makes 5.... a quick round is a clean round..
so quick another question before Rockdoctor comes back and demands his turn...lol
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