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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

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hiran wrote: Mon May 10, 2021 8:25 pm Too bad now I cannot delete it any more.

Press the ... I guess it is meant to be a pencil? ... icon to edit the post ; delete as much of the content as you want, just leaving
"I didn't say that".

Actually, there is also a delete icon - maybe it disappears when the message gets a reply?
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RockDoctor wrote: Mon May 10, 2021 9:04 pm - maybe it disappears when the message gets a reply?
Correct! If you'd like me to delete a post for you, just say so - and be clear which one.
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spud42 wrote: Mon May 10, 2021 1:14 pm [...] name 5 planets inhabited by an inteligent species that was intentionally blown up. by that i mean completely destroyed/made uninhabitable by any living thing for at least a couple of hundred years. [...]
Startrek (2009) the Romulan Nero is placing a black hole at the center of planet Vulcan.

... the rest is new history ;)
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RockDoctor wrote: Mon May 10, 2021 9:04 pm
hiran wrote: Mon May 10, 2021 8:25 pm Too bad now I cannot delete it any more.

Press the ... I guess it is meant to be a pencil? ... icon to edit the post ; delete as much of the content as you want, just leaving
"I didn't say that".

Actually, there is also a delete icon - maybe it disappears when the message gets a reply?
I definitely did not have a delete icon. But I was able to replace the message with at least five other characters...
In the future I will more look at the icon I click on.
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

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spud42 wrote: Mon May 10, 2021 1:14 pm yes,well, a question is it? .... mmmm

ok a quick round is a good round. name 5 planets inhabited by an inteligent species that was intentionally blown up. by that i mean completely destroyed/made uninhabitable by any living thing for at least a couple of hundred years. being destroyed as a byproduct of a war on the planet doesnt count so if the russians and the US has their atomic war and killed the planet well not counted..

off the top of my head i can think of 2. but im not going to rule either out... usual rules 1 answer per post, 1 answer from each universe/author.

plenty of MBP available for books i havent read,movies i havent watched and as the whim takes me...
The big fat obvious one: Alderaan, in Star Wars.
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Cody wrote: Mon May 10, 2021 9:13 pm
RockDoctor wrote: Mon May 10, 2021 9:04 pm - maybe it disappears when the message gets a reply?
Correct! If you'd like me to delete a post for you, just say so - and be clear which one.
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ffutures : the Thermian homeworld in Galaxy Quest
Disembodied : Earth, by the Vogons, to make way for a hyperspace bypass in THHGTTG
Nite Owl : Star Trek timeline saw the planet Vulcan get blown away by a vengeful Romulan from the original timeline
Disembodied : The big fat obvious one: Alderaan, in Star Wars.

so we have 4. the next wins the prize.

Disembodied beat you to Vulcan Commander_X.
the destrudtion of Skaro was a byproduct of war. it was not deliberately destroyed. it fits the russian/USA scenario i ruled out.

ok so 1 to go folks, step right up with your answers..
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spud42 wrote: Thu May 20, 2021 2:01 pm [...]
Nite Owl : Star Trek timeline saw the planet Vulcan get blown away by a vengeful Romulan from the original timeline
[...]
Disembodied beat you to Vulcan Commander_X.
[...]
He didn't even come close :-P
Ok, I'll try to repent, by bringing in Stargate SG1, Season 9, Episode 6, "Beachhead". The Ori try to power a "supergate" by collapsing a planet to become a black hole.
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and Commander_X takes the prize.
and mistakes were made.. see what happens when you post after midnight..lol
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<mumbles: there was a reason I tried to answer when (I thought) there were only 2 answers on the table (thank you Hiran & co. for the interludes :) -- that's how I missed Night Owl's reply!)>

Ok, 5 examples (you know the drill -- books, comics, games, movies or any presentation) where both robots _and_ AI are part of the story. Just one per author/series/worlds.
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Hyperion Cantos, Dan Simmons...
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Re: Science Fiction Trivia

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Paranoia, the tabletop role playing game - "Trust The Computer, The Computer is your friend." The Computer is definitely an AI (insane but an an AI), and there are plenty of robots around.
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Any Terminator movie.
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cbr wrote: Sat May 22, 2021 8:31 pm Hyperion Cantos, Dan Simmons...
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ffutures wrote: Sat May 22, 2021 10:49 pm Paranoia, the tabletop role playing game - "Trust The Computer, The Computer is your friend." The Computer is definitely an AI (insane but an an AI), and there are plenty of robots around.
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Nite Owl wrote: Sat May 22, 2021 11:20 pm Any Terminator movie.
If by "any" you mean the third in the franchise, that should do (it's the only one where Skynet - the AI - is "visible"/present, not only hinted at).
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Mona Lisa Overdrive, by William Gibson. There are rogue AIs acting as loa in cyberspace, and the character Slick Henry builds large (and indeed quite dangerous) robots out of junk as a form of art therapy.
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