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by dworkin
2013-01-05 06:06pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Xeeleeverse Spline question
Replies: 3
Views: 726

Re: Xeeleeverse Spline question

So it's their technological enhancements that make them Space Capable? OKay then, thanks. Mostly. You can get away with a lot with bio-engineering and where biology ends and more mechanical technology begins is very fuzzy in this setting. This is the universe with non-sientient space pirates and pe...
by dworkin
2013-01-05 02:17pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Xeeleeverse Spline question
Replies: 3
Views: 726

Re: Xeeleeverse Spline question

They're intelligent aliens that decided that since other smaller aliens would always want spacecraft they engineered themselves to be such and then hired out to whoever wanted them. Anything they couldn't grow is grafted on so they're giant space capable cyborgs with hyperdrives. Spline are one of t...
by dworkin
2012-07-30 04:29am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: A Gamer's World RAR
Replies: 77
Views: 4403

Re: A Gamer's World RAR

I put a sign outside my shiny house saying Beware of God.

Old school fantasy gamer.
by dworkin
2012-07-27 02:55am
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Another "Awesome" Fan Idea For How the Movies Should've Been
Replies: 102
Views: 12506

Re: Another "Awesome" Fan Idea For How the Movies Should've

Well, that's an interesting way to look at it, certainly. You're right that Luke first says his real last name outloud only after he's embarked on the hero's journey with Obi-Wan. But I'm not sure if that's significant, or just a coincidence, in terms of thematic structure, as well as the in-Univer...
by dworkin
2012-07-21 10:27pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Another "Awesome" Fan Idea For How the Movies Should've Been
Replies: 102
Views: 12506

Re: Another "Awesome" Fan Idea For How the Movies Should've

I suppose - but Luke has no idea that his real lastname is supposed to be some sort of secret. Remember, Luke has no idea he's anybody of any importance whatsoever - and he also seems to know his real lastname is Skywalker. He casually reveals himself as "Luke Skywalker" on the Deathstar, and since...
by dworkin
2012-07-16 11:20pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: What is a hyperspace lane?
Replies: 21
Views: 5288

Re: What is a hyperspace lane?

Perhaps you should check that questionable source, Star Wars IV: A New Hope. Traveling through hyperspace ain't like dusting crops, boy! Without precise calculations we could fly right through a star, or bounce too close to a supernova and that'd end your trip real quick, wouldn't it. Han feels bein...
by dworkin
2012-07-16 09:42pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Another "Awesome" Fan Idea For How the Movies Should've Been
Replies: 102
Views: 12506

Re: Another "Awesome" Fan Idea For How the Movies Should've

When is the name 'Skywalker' mentioned in ANH? IIRC it's by Obi-Wan. His aunt and uncle just call him 'Luke'. He doesn't tell anyone his name at Mos Eisley and after that he's in the Death Star or the Rebellion. Obi-Wan knows. He only tells Leia his name in the DS and she and the Rebellion are hardl...
by dworkin
2012-06-01 08:01pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Watched "Thor" again, confused about Lore.
Replies: 25
Views: 3432

Re: Watched "Thor" again, confused about Lore.

Reason 1: The kid Thor / Loki scene, happened a really, really long time ago. Thor and co. slapped around giants on Earth when they were teenagers. Reason 2: Time travel / time dialation / wibbly-wobbly thing. Thor and co. slap around giants in Thor's future / our past. Reason 3: Cor! Look at those ...
by dworkin
2012-05-01 05:15am
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: You find an alien artifact
Replies: 34
Views: 2971

Re: You find an alien artifact

Is this from Stargate Atlantis?

I leave a note for it to be dropped in the nearest convienient steller object. On no account is Rodney allowed to touch it. Really, we mean it this time.
by dworkin
2012-04-26 04:58pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Wicket's Speech from ROTJ
Replies: 9
Views: 2836

Re: Wicket's Speech from ROTJ

Clearly 'yub' is a very versatile word in Ewok.
by dworkin
2012-04-23 08:14pm
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: Could modern apes, chimps evolve into "humans" ?
Replies: 16
Views: 2724

Re: Could modern apes, chimps evolve into "humans" ?

Short answer no. Long answer. No. Chimps have gone their own merry way in the five to six million years since our ancestors and theirs were the same individuals. A possible path to human equivalent intelligence would go on from their current point and end at a divergent result. How divergent would d...
by dworkin
2012-04-23 12:30am
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Star Wars Expanded Universe Space Battles
Replies: 25
Views: 5304

Re: Star Wars Expanded Universe Space Battles

I thought the Ackbar slash was driving in amongst them so they shoot each other... Sort of like crossing their T, but more dangerous for them... There's a picture out there somewhere... http://images.wikia.com/starwars/images/3/31/Ackbar_Slash.jpg There it is I so wish you were kidding. Was Akbar's...
by dworkin
2012-04-03 11:06pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: How old is teleportation in SciFi?
Replies: 28
Views: 2424

Re: How old is teleportation in SciFi?

A very educated observer from the 30's may interpret it as quantumn transport on the macro scale.
by dworkin
2012-04-01 03:03am
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: How old is teleportation in SciFi?
Replies: 28
Views: 2424

Re: How old is teleportation in SciFi?

You could make a case for all those holy men 'carried to the heavens' in various holy books, I vaguely recall some hindu diety who could travel 'the breadth of the earth in the twinkling of an eye' and then there's Sun Wukong and co who could 'jump' to other realms. He decides to visit his mortal mi...
by dworkin
2012-03-30 12:32am
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Plausible Vampires
Replies: 27
Views: 2696

Re: Plausible Vampires

Size of a bear (not you Yosemite), tentecles, telepathy, builds 100ft tripods and drinks the blood of englishmen. And have taken their flu shots.

Now they were some scientific vampires. A lone surviving martian trapped in rebuilt London would be a very scary thing indeed.
by dworkin
2012-03-04 04:22am
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: You're a super villian, how do YOU take over the world?
Replies: 48
Views: 4865

Re: You're a super villian, how do YOU take over the world?

I've always been a fan of orbital mind-control lasers.

To finance them however, my goons and I shall have to rob banks. Because there just is no middle ground with supervillany.
by dworkin
2012-02-10 03:46pm
Forum: Pure Star Trek
Topic: Are some species prejudice towards other empires?
Replies: 2
Views: 1195

Re: Are some species prejudice towards other empires?

Real reason. I suspect it's 80% down to writing and budget constraints. One time aliens get less attention and SFX than antagonists that may show up repeatedly. Fanboy in-universe reason. A space polity is going to engulf whomever they find. However those whose ethos / philosophy / bathroom habits m...
by dworkin
2012-02-08 04:44pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: Posleen and things similar...
Replies: 88
Views: 4535

Re: Posleen and things similar...

I suggest 'War of the Worlds', look it's even got "War" in the title.

Or 'The Uplift War', see, "War" again.

Then there's 'Use of Weapons', look at the title, bound to be battles galore.
by dworkin
2012-02-07 05:29pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Christians outraged by gay Jedi
Replies: 84
Views: 9862

Re: Christians outraged by gay Jedi

Showing love, compassion and forgiveness seems like such a strange idea. If only their holy book commanded them to do so.
by dworkin
2012-02-04 03:59pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: is it just me or are original trilogy lightsabers cooler
Replies: 108
Views: 11017

Re: is it just me or are original trilogy lightsabers cooler

The lightsabre in the OT is a magic talisman that signifies you have magic (force) powers. However to become a master you have to learn to do without it. Obi Wan shows this to Luke quite plainly in the Death Star and was obviously only carrying it round as a warning, dont fuck with me I'm a wizard. ...
by dworkin
2011-12-26 07:36pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: IDEA! Avatar 2: Ava-Tarrer
Replies: 480
Views: 25331

Re: IDEA! Avatar 2: Ava-Tarrer

So, were the martians in the right? After all the inhabitants of Blue were inferior monkeys so backwards they barely understood the shape and true extent of the universe. They also lacked telepathy. They could only communicate by rudely agitating particles in the atmosphere. And to talk about their ...
by dworkin
2011-12-20 12:57pm
Forum: Science Fiction
Topic: IDEA! Avatar 2: Ava-Tarrer
Replies: 480
Views: 25331

Re: IDEA! Avatar 2: Ava-Tarrer

Hasn't this story already been written? In 1898?
by dworkin
2011-12-07 11:50pm
Forum: Star Wars vs Star Trek
Topic: Diplomatic relations between trek and Wars?
Replies: 29
Views: 9778

Re: Diplomatic relations between trek and Wars?

Republic scientists gathering information on the new universe gradually start gibbering in terror as it's revealed the alien universe has common random breaches in it's own reality, beings that regard physics as something for lesser mortals and lifeforms that lurch about eating planets. After learni...
by dworkin
2011-11-25 06:09pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: The Battle of Naboo (A question of tactics)
Replies: 10
Views: 4411

Re: The Battle of Naboo (A question of tactics)

Alright, I was kicking around the Battle of Naboo (TPM) and I realized that quite a few mistakes were made. Big ones that could've turned the entire battle on its head and left the Trade Federation victorious and Queen Amidala and her cohorts either in chains or lying in a pool of blood on the pala...
by dworkin
2011-11-21 09:25pm
Forum: Pure Star Trek
Topic: Courts Marshal of the Enterprise-D Command Staff
Replies: 69
Views: 8589

Re: Courts Marshal of the Enterprise-D Command Staff

I also think you are supposing that Starfleet Regulations in the wierd future society that is the Federation set in a clearly very wierd universe is anything like our own. It may in fact be a major offence to refer back to previous events when facing opposition. It may be required to come up with an...