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Aerospace Combat / Re: System Monitor style Warships and random ideas
« Last post by Daryk on Today at 04:34:21 »
Hilariously, one of the other warship design threads is pointing out the improved efficiency of non-capital weapons...
Off Topic / Re: Science-Fiction and Utopia
« Last post by Frabby on Today at 04:32:37 »
By that rationale, Starship Troopers could also be described as an utopia...
Fan Fiction / Re: Teaser for a proposed...thing.
« Last post by Daryk on Today at 04:31:57 »
So... the Wolf OZ is back in the FC, then?  ???
Off Topic / Re: Science-Fiction and Utopia
« Last post by Force of Nature on Today at 04:29:18 »
The movie Logan's Run was set in SF utopia... well until you turned a certain age...
Off Topic / Re: The last star-fighter
« Last post by Force of Nature on Today at 04:27:03 »
Please, no sequel as it will completely suck like Indiana Jones 4 did. Why? It has been waaaaaaaaaaaaay too long since the original Last Starfighter. That and the critics will tear it apart when they will eventually compare the sequel to Star Wars or Star Trek...

The Tron remake didn't do well either because it has been waaaaay too long since the original, as another example...

No sequel for me.
Fan Fiction / Re: Fate Can Be Cruel
« Last post by Daryk on Today at 04:25:10 »
I suspect Mitchell and Rommel will take issue with Blythe's tactics...
Off Topic / Re: Science-Fiction and Utopia
« Last post by Nightlord01 on Today at 04:21:53 »
Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley.

It's a bona fide utopia, with pretty much everyone ecstatic with their station in life. The original Star Trek was set in a utopia as well, unsurprisingly this was changed to make for interesting stories.

As others have noted, a true utopia is dull, conflict tends to be central to plot, so if there's a utopia in there, guaranteed it's going to head down hill pretty swiftly.
Off Topic / Re: Star Trek general thread
« Last post by BirdofPrey on Today at 04:17:32 »
Someone recently described TNG as being 2 years of a ropey TOS remake and 5 years of being a sequel to TOS, and that feels about right.  It definitely got better after Roddenberry was sidelined and most of the writers he brought in had left.
My understanding is a large number of early plots were actually recycled scripts written for Phase II before that got retooled into The Motion Picture and a couple were unused TOS scripts.

Honestly this is why I roll my eyes a bit when someone brings up "Gene's Vision" because Star Trek got so much better after he was removed.
BattleTech Miniatures / Re: Light Gauss Rifle Ontos Tank
« Last post by Force of Nature on Today at 04:16:47 »
The Black Widows could also use Hornets, Fireflies, and Fleas.

Except when the book was written, did they exist IRL?
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