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Re: Amy's Choice

Post by Hourglass on Sun May 16, 2010 4:13 pm

What ever she is, shes very very attractive.

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Re: Amy's Choice

Post by tony ingram on Sun May 16, 2010 4:15 pm

Hourglass wrote:What ever she is, shes very very attractive.

This is true. Smile

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Re: Amy's Choice

Post by felneymike on Sun May 16, 2010 7:23 pm

More to the point why is this in the wrong forum section?

I beleive there was a plan to go to Venus using Apollo technology. It must have been bad enough cooped up in there with two other people for a week... imagine a year! It was shelved before it got beyond the "maybe we could-" stage.

There's been a lot of very interesting ideas for space travel proposed but they don't get the same press they did in the 50's! One of them involves creating "lifts" to space, which isn't as wierd as it sounds. Using ropes made of carbon nanotubes (ultra-tough... cable things) space stations could be "tethered" to the earth and held up by the earth's rotation! Then payloads could travel into space by being 'winched' up the ropes to the space stations above! Also it would make space tourism a lot easier... like the ultimate skyscraper viewing deck!

There was also a proposal to land on Phobos, one of the moons of mars, and study the red planet from there. It may actually be easier to land on phobos because of the lack of atmosphere and no sandstorms either! Remove rovers and robots would then be sent down onto mars but as the controlling signal would come from Phobos they could be controlled in "real time" and not with a four minute lag like when they are controlled from earth. The robots could also build a base on the surface and remain unaffected by radiation/sand storms and so there would be a ready-made living space for the astronauts who would land later.

I will of course be stealing both ideas for my comics... ha. Phobos will look like an actual "space station" (space Kings Cross to be precise) by the time i'm done with it.

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Re: Amy's Choice

Post by Hourglass on Sun May 16, 2010 8:22 pm

Moved to correct section. Not sure what happened there.

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Re: Amy's Choice

Post by tony ingram on Sun May 16, 2010 8:48 pm

Hourglass wrote:Moved to correct section. Not sure what happened there.
Cheers, HG.

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Re: Amy's Choice

Post by Hourglass on Sun May 16, 2010 8:50 pm

Question, has anything like this story ever been done in the comics?

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Re: Amy's Choice

Post by tony ingram on Sun May 16, 2010 8:52 pm

Hourglass wrote:Question, has anything like this story ever been done in the comics?
Dreamscapes or similarly dreamlike fantasy worlds have been used several times, notably in The Tides of Time and Voyager.

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Re: Amy's Choice

Post by Hourglass on Sun May 16, 2010 9:04 pm

Speaking of Voyager, several people are claimng the dreamlord is just a carbon copy of Q lol.

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Re: Amy's Choice

Post by codywillis1 on Mon May 17, 2010 12:30 am

***. Not bad.

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Re: Amy's Choice

Post by Hourglass on Mon May 17, 2010 7:39 am

It could be improved if other talented actors like Adam Rickett were cast instead of what often feels like acquaintances of the staff.

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Re: Amy's Choice

Post by tony ingram on Mon May 17, 2010 8:15 am

Hourglass wrote:It could be improved if other talented actors like Adam Rickett were cast instead of what often feels like acquaintances of the staff.
Adam Rickett? Wasn't he in Coronation Street? So far this year we've had a number of well established actors, including Toby Jones, who I'd suggest could act Mr Rickett into a corner...

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Re: Amy's Choice

Post by codywillis1 on Mon May 17, 2010 9:40 am

Is Hourglass turning into sparacus? Smile

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Re: Amy's Choice

Post by tony ingram on Mon May 17, 2010 11:18 am

codywillis1 wrote:Is Hourglass turning into sparacus? Smile
No-I'm Sparacus!

OK, let's not go down that road again... Very Happy

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Re: Amy's Choice

Post by GBF on Mon May 17, 2010 2:13 pm

Guys - I caught the re-run! And I quite enjoyed it! And, yes - it WAS 'Q'!
Hate the interior of the TARDIS though - it looks like my local Boots (sort of...well, the staircase does). I just wish we could be spared the usual 'Body Snatchers' slowly, slowly moving toward the hero...and then one jumps out from behind the wall. Vampires, rejects from MJ's Thriller video. But otherwise it was fantastic. Well it was pretty good. Well it was okay. Well it wasn't THAT good...
Elevators into space? Cables holding space stations in place? What about 'planes flying into the cable? And terrorists blowing them up? Naah...you've been reading too much Arthur Clarke circa 1952...

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Re: Amy's Choice

Post by GBF on Mon May 17, 2010 2:14 pm

...but she IS very attractive... What a Face

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Re: Amy's Choice

Post by GBF on Mon May 17, 2010 2:16 pm

...and Tony! Congrats on being the first person with enough time to mark up 1000 posts!! cheers

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Re: Amy's Choice

Post by tony ingram on Mon May 17, 2010 2:58 pm

GBF wrote:...and Tony! Congrats on being the first person with enough time to mark up 1000 posts!! cheers
God, I spend far too much time here... Embarassed

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Re: Amy's Choice

Post by felneymike on Mon May 17, 2010 8:42 pm

Apparently the Q Continuum in Star Trek were based on the Time Lords anyway. Just like the Borg are Cybermen.

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Re: Amy's Choice

Post by tony ingram on Mon May 17, 2010 8:52 pm

felneymike wrote:Apparently the Q Continuum in Star Trek were based on the Time Lords anyway. Just like the Borg are Cybermen.
Star Trek: ripping off Doctor Who since 1966 (I'm sure Doctor Who used Vulcan first. Just).

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Re: Amy's Choice

Post by GBF on Tue May 18, 2010 8:55 am

...and Doctor Who ripping off a little ditty called 'The Time Machine' by...now, what was that guys name... confused

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Re: Amy's Choice

Post by GBF on Tue May 18, 2010 8:57 am

Borg are Cybermen? That's a very slim connection...

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Re: Amy's Choice

Post by tony ingram on Tue May 18, 2010 8:58 am

GBF wrote:...and Doctor Who ripping off a little ditty called 'The Time Machine' by...now, what was that guys name... confused
No, you're not getting the point: when Star Trek steals from doctor Who, it's a rip-off, when Doctor Who borrows from other classics, it's an homage!

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Re: Amy's Choice

Post by tony ingram on Tue May 18, 2010 8:59 am

GBF wrote:Borg are Cybermen? That's a very slim connection...
They were inspired by the Cybermen. Even the producers of Star trek admitted that.

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Re: Amy's Choice

Post by GBF on Tue May 18, 2010 9:03 am

Well, if they say that I'll go with it - but they must have been drunk at the time because I would never have made that connection. For a start, Borg don't look to me like they might all be gay (am I allowed to say that?), they fly around in a neat cube thing and look nothing like Cybermen at all! Inspiration is one thing, ripping off is another...

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Re: Amy's Choice

Post by tony ingram on Tue May 18, 2010 9:17 am

GBF wrote:Well, if they say that I'll go with it - but they must have been drunk at the time because I would never have made that connection. For a start, Borg don't look to me like they might all be gay (am I allowed to say that?), they fly around in a neat cube thing and look nothing like Cybermen at all! Inspiration is one thing, ripping off is another...
If I gave you the description 'cyborgs who have replaced most of their human parts with machinery, have built in weapons, and have sacrificed all emotion in favour of pure logic', would I be talking about Borg or Cybermen? I think it applies equally well to both, personally...

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Re: Amy's Choice

Post by GBF on Tue May 18, 2010 9:35 am

...sounds a bit like a Dalek...

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Re: Amy's Choice

Post by tony ingram on Tue May 18, 2010 9:48 am

GBF wrote:...sounds a bit like a Dalek...
That's a good point, actually...

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Re: Amy's Choice

Post by codywillis1 on Tue May 18, 2010 9:50 am

Daleks have emotions. Primarily hate and fear, but they have them.

Borg/CVybermen also convert others to being just like them.

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Re: Amy's Choice

Post by GBF on Tue May 18, 2010 9:57 am

...without being patronising that's the most 'on-the-ball' thing I've read on this forum - and that includes stuff I've put on it!!!

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Re: Amy's Choice

Post by Lucy McGough on Tue May 18, 2010 10:18 am

Cybermen are gay?

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Re: Amy's Choice

Post by GBF on Tue May 18, 2010 10:43 am

I'm sure they're NOT!!!

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Re: Amy's Choice

Post by codywillis1 on Tue May 18, 2010 10:54 am

Was GBF talking to me?

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Re: Amy's Choice

Post by GBF on Tue May 18, 2010 11:09 am

...yep! Your reference to the Dalek's was the most sense anyone has said on this forum to date - even Ingram couldn't top that with his super-brain...

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Post by tony ingram on Tue May 18, 2010 5:25 pm

GBF wrote:...yep! Your reference to the Dalek's was the most sense anyone has said on this forum to date - even Ingram couldn't top that with his super-brain...
Only because I am not yet fully converted. Once the final operation has removed these pesky emotions I shall be operating at peak mental capacity!

I'm still not sure about this hoover attachment, though...

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Re: Amy's Choice

Post by THEDRUNKENMASTERTWO on Tue May 18, 2010 6:07 pm

Great episode, except the ending could have been better,
The Dreamlord being The Doctor is a bit of an anticlima!

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Re: Amy's Choice

Post by tony ingram on Tue May 18, 2010 6:08 pm

THEDRUNKENMASTERTWO wrote:Great episode, except the ending could have been better,
The Dreamlord being The Doctor is a bit of an anticlima!
A lot of people seem to be saying that, though I actually liked it...

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Re: Amy's Choice

Post by felneymike on Tue May 18, 2010 9:33 pm

The Cybermen came about before nanotechnology was thought of, the Borg after. If they had been invented the other way around (say the Borg appeared in the original Trek, Cybermen in the new Who) they'd probably even look the opposite way around too!

Star Trek doesn't really have an equivalent of the Daleks... no wonder if was cancelled!

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Re: Amy's Choice

Post by tony ingram on Tue May 18, 2010 9:40 pm

But, Star Trek had monsters like the Gorn! How on Earth could a show that displayed this level of imagination and technical skill be cancelled? Shocked


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