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Q: Science Fiction boardgame.Two players (maybe more possible) Torus shaped spaceship gameboard You control reproducing aliens. Played 1986-1988

Judith JonesI used to play this game at the house of a friend while I was studying for my A levels. We always played it as a two player game. I don't know if more players were allowed. I am trying to find out the name of the game. I have a clear memory of him teaching me to play. He explained that one side o...

 
4:00 AM
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Q: Why did the Raiders left the Vault in Fallout's first espisode?

Marcos Roriz JuniorI'm new to the Fallout series and just began watching the tv show. My question is simple: Why did the Raiders left the Vault? One can argue that they want the vault's leader, but why not left someone in charge? It seems that the raiders were in a very bad shape, from being (surviving) from outsid...

 
 
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Q: Film (maybe a parody) involving cyclops aliens and eating a cookie

user174307Help me find the name of this movie! It looked like a very old movie, it was a parody maybe, the guy had a mustache. He’s in space I think, and there’s cyclops aliens?? And there’s a female and male in a different costume. The male is collecting junk and he gives mustache-guy something that looks...

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Q: Short Story. Shop in a basement sells items from the future.Future people cannot leave basement. Two men complete for the affections of the same lady

Judith JonesOne man discovers this strange shop in a basement. He enter it and buys a wonderful television at an unbelievably low price. The shop does not accept cash. To pay, you deposit money in their bank savings account. Obviously the shop is in the future. They get paid enough due to compound interest o...

 
 
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7:04 AM
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Q: Is Bert truly a traded breeder from Vault 32, as described on the Amazon page for the Fallout TV series, or was it Steph that was traded?

galacticninjaIn the 2024 Fallout TV series on Amazon Prime Video, I stumbled upon a curious detail about Steph Harper and her husband, Bert. On Amazon's page for the show, if you navigate to Explore → Vault Dwellers → Steph Harper, you’ll find that she’s described as a “native resident of Vault 33” and is “ma...

 
7:26 AM
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Q: How did Samwise/Gimli/Bilbo/Frodo/Galadriel know they were allowed into Valinor?

AllureAt the end of the Third Age / early Fourth Age, Samwise/Gimli/Bilbo/Frodo/Galadriel got on boats and went to Valinor. How did they know that they would be allowed into Valinor? Valinor is usually closed to mortals, and Galadriel was banned from returning at one point. Only other ways I can think ...

 
 
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10:52 AM
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Q: I’m Female main character isn’t as smart as her brother nor as beautiful as her sister but doesn’t know it till they betray her

Ray WilliamsFemale lead is the MC she is betrayed by her family who are ashamed of her because she is normal

 
11:15 AM
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Q: Which Fallout game factions are hinted at by "all six agencies" in the TV series?

galacticninjaIn the 2024 Fallout TV series (Season 1, Episode 2: "The Target"), The Ghoul (Walton Goggins) mentions that a bounty for Dr. Wilzig (Michael Emerson) came through “all six agencies.”  What agencies is The Ghoul referring to? Given that Dr. Wilzig is a fugitive from the Enclave, I'm guessing it is...

 
11:38 AM
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Q: How do the "vials" in the Fallout series affect ghoul transformation into feral ghouls?

galacticninjaIn the 2024 Fallout TV series (Season 1, Episode 4: "The Ghoul"), there’s a scene where Lucy (Ella Purnell) and The Ghoul (Walton Goggins) encounter Roger, a ghoul on the brink of becoming a feral ghoul (a zombie-like creature). Roger’s transformation is imminent because he’s run out of "vials." ...

 
 
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2:18 PM
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Q: Physiology of Ann Leckie's Radchaai from the "Ancillary" series

DaveC426913I'm trying to understand what the Radchaai are. Breq is Radchaai and an ancillary. She was once a ship brain. Anaander Mianaai is Radchaai. She has multiple ancillaries; does it follow then that she too is the hub of a ship with troops? Or is there another configuration? Seivarden is Radchaai, bu...

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Q: if Niblonian can erase fry's memories but the brains can't, does that mean Niblonian are more powerful than the Brains?

DaveIn season 3 episode 7 "the day the earth stood stupid" and season 4 episode 10 "the why of fry" the Brains psychic attacks have no effect on fry, but at the end of the why of fry Nibbler was able to erase fry's memories of the event. So does that mean Niblonians are more powerful than the Brains?

 
3:08 PM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Link at beginning of answer (37): Where might the Fallout 3 Oasis be in real life?‭ by Serge Shirokov‭ on scifi.SE
 
3:50 PM
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Q: Do Primeval team never use cyanide-tipped bullets?

Mike StoneDo the Primeval team ever use cyanide-tipped bullets against the various monsters? As I understand it the cyanides are lethal to all oxygen-breathing life forms, which would include most of the prehistoric monsters. The only exception I recall are the Pre-Cambrian worms, which couldn't survive lo...

 
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Q: How can the New California Republic’s expansion in Fallout: New Vegas be reconciled with the TV series’ depiction of Shady Sands’ destruction?

galacticninjaIn the 2024 Fallout TV series (Season 1, Episode 6: "The Trap"), Lucy enters a classroom in Vault 4. Written on the board is a short history of the New California Republic, or “NCR,” a major faction in the Fallout: New Vegas video game. It suggests a grim turn of events: that a nuclear strike dec...

 
4:44 PM
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Q: Short story about Soviet centralized networked computing model

sattler360I remember an alternate story from a while ago where the Soviet Union promoted a centralized networked computing model that proved more effective than the decentralized Western version. As I recall it was written from a somewhat triumphalist POV that presumed the West was structurally incapable o...

 
 
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Q: Short Story about Aliens asking Humans for advise on not nuking themselves

ArcanestomperI read a story years ago where a number of aliens had contacted Earth. They agreed to trade some of their more advanced technology for sociology advisors. One for each of the different alien species. The point of view character is one of those advisors who spends the trip back to the aliens plane...

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Q: Seventies or Eighties EasternMysticism or Martial Arts SF Duology

BrunoI used to own the first book of what I think was a duology. I'm pretty sure I bought it, in England, in the late seventies, possibly early eighties, and it was recent at that time, so not a reprint of an old book. I think the title of each book was a single word, or name, possibly Japanese. Most ...

 
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Q: Vintage (50s-60s?) SF short story where a young alien roots to the ground during rainy season

Tom CamilleriThe setting is an alien planet. The protagonist is a humanoid alien youth named Spet. The other main character is a human observer monitoring Spet's village, who gradually befriends Spet. The human is attempting to learn about the alien culture and is particularly concerned with a rite of passage...

 
 
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Q: Book series about a soldier or ex-soldier that is brought back to life using magic

HabsI've read the first book in a series sometime ago where some kind of soldier I believe dies but some government agency brings him back to life using some djinn?/magic powers. All that I remember: he escapes the facility he was in he has to duct tape parts of his body together he re-unites with h...

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Q: Looking for a manga

Luc3998 So the male MC befriends a female elf girl. I don't really remember much, but he also befriends a black merchant fairy who is actually one of the four demon generals. He goes diving to get some rare water from a big tree because one of his friends gets poisoned and the water is needed for the ant...

 
 
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Q: Extent of the Westron language

LoreRaxWestron (and/or its predecessor "Adûnaic") serve as the Common tongue in Middle-Earth and as with all languages, easily the most "fun" thing to do with them, is taking some words or even a short paragraph and writing Researching words from these languages, let alone translations of full sentences...

 

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