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Has Star Trek ever have any battle droid-like entities?

While Star Trek has had android characters for some time (most notably Data and his Soong-type brethren), and we do see that such androids take part in combat from time to time, I realized that I can'...
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In Ready Player One, Why didn't the Sixers empty the Giant Robot Inventory?

In Ready Player One, users that complete the second gate received a choice of a giant Robot: Then something strange happened—something that had never happened when I’d beaten the original game. One ...
5
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Short story: A trash robot in Chicago who becomes self aware and frees a human

I am trying to remember the name of a short story (or novella). It is about a lowly menial robot that collects trash or something like that in Chicago who gains some measure of self-awareness. ...
3
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0answers
35 views

Story of a time traveller meeting himself repeatedly [duplicate]

I read this story in the 70s or 80s (it might however be older). I think it was a short story, and not a novel. These are two scenes I remember: In the beginning of the story a guy (lets call him ...
6
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43 views

2010s (?) anime in which a girl trains to drive an alien battleship; her mother works in alien surveillance

A couple years ago I watched an anime on Netflix, maybe 2015-2017... It was about a girl whose mom I think worked at some government or intergalactic facility that kept an eye on aliens (who looked ...
9
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2answers
773 views

Story about aliens nicknamed 'Eechees' who have created a network of tunnels on Mars

I read that story in the 90's or early 2000's. I'm quite sure it was a series, but I read only the first book. It was the French translation, so it is very possible that the story dates from earlier. ...
10
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1answer
68 views

Late 60's or early 70's book based on War of the Worlds

This was a UK paperback, somehow the protagonist was on Venus with two or three companions. They discovered that 'the jungles' are populated by tribes of wild humans transplanted from Earth. Venus ...
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67 views

50s Young adult book about aliens from Venus who came to Earth and ignored children

My husband clearly remembers an odd book from the fifties that was science fiction but was treated as fact. It came from a school library so it should have had a well known or at least a good author. ...
3
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2answers
115 views

What is the actual color of the TOS Enterprise's front engine?

In TOS of Star Trek, the front ends of the Enterprise's engines seem to change color. I think people also called them "bussard collectors." Sometimes they are pink, like in the remastered version, but ...
5
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1answer
80 views

Why does Commander Lock insist on having all ships for the final battle?

In the second movie of the Matrix Trilogy Commander Lock says to Councillor Hamann: I believe I need every ship we have if we're going to survive this attack. But in the third movie none of the ...
5
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1answer
69 views

Fantasy novel where the character had to collect pendants [duplicate]

I remember reading a fantasy novel as a teen, so it would have been a young-adult novel. In it the main character had to collect pendants to ward off an evil. I remember him getting the first ...
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2answers
144 views

Is there going to be a book all about Hoid?

Is Brandon Sanderson planning to write a book following Hoid's story? I heard somewhere that he was, but I'm not sure.
4
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1answer
69 views

Book series: Sentient dinosaur-like academic travels to a city of living books

I'm seeking a relatively recent (last 10 years) fantasy series translated from the German. The title is something like City of the Living Books. The tone is humorous, and is appropriate for children,...
6
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0answers
77 views

Book about about a powerful alien civilisation visiting Earth, aliens refuse to give Earth helpful technology

Sometime between 1982 and 1984, I borrowed a book from the school library, which was about a powerful alien civilisation visiting Earth. Humanity asked for medicines and technology to help with its ...
18
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1answer
2k views

TV Movie: Villain absorbs glass to heal

I recall watching a movie in the late 90's or early 00's that involved a nanotech-enhanced cyborg, who I believe was some sort of experiment or secret military project in an otherwise normal near-...
17
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3answers
3k views

1960's or 1970's TV movie about about a futuristic society seeking pleasure “Who are you engaging tonight?”

I'm trying to find an obscure 1960's or 1970's movie I once saw on tv. It's about a society where bodily pleasures are encouraged, and pain & discomfort hidden with a "Soma" pill, they even taught ...
2
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0answers
95 views

TV movie about old man washed up on shore, later he sets out to sea and washes up again as an old man

I saw a TV show (70s or 80s) when I was a kid, where a man was lost at sea. Then near the end of the movie, he sets out again and ends up washing back up on the beach as an old man. Was there ...
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26 views

Dog/wolf educational short story [on hold]

I would like to use science fiction to teach about the evolution of the dog and wolf. Any recommendations for short stories?
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1answer
185 views

Name of the green character on this marvel t shirt

I cannot remember the name of the green character on this Marvel t shirt. I can't find her anywhere.
7
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1answer
2k views

When did the Thirteenth Doctor get her ear pierced?

Having watched the Season 11 opener The Woman Who Fell to Earth, the Thirteenth Doctor doesn't have an ear ring. In the subsequent episode The Ghost Monument, we see her running around with an ear ...
3
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0answers
53 views

Short story where a man wakes up in mist and is attacked by a “cyborg”

Read a short story in Warren's Creepy or Eerie in the mid 1970's. Can't remember name, artist, writer or issue. Synopsis: A ragged man wakes up in mist, not knowing where he is or how he got there. ...
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1answer
172 views

What exactly is Venom (2018)'s relationship with Marvel, Disney, and the MCU?

As many know, the rights to certain Marvel film properties are not owned by Disney, but by Sony Pictures. In particular, this includes the characters of Spider-Man and Venom. Now, we all know that ...
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4answers
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What was the point of Draco's plan?

When I think about the whole plan Draco tried to fulfill throughout The Half-Blood Prince it seems unnecessarily complicated. He got the task to kill Dumbledore, but instead of concentrating on this ...
7
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0answers
74 views

Story about a girl who predicts a weapons satellite will malfunction and destroy the planet

I'm asking this question on behalf of a friend, who posted about this story on Facebook a few months ago. This is my recollection of their recollection, but luckily my long-term memory is pretty good. ...
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0answers
118 views

Were the Stenzas possibly Time Lords in the past?

In Doctor Who Season 11 Episode 2, "The Ghost Monument ", halfway through the episode there's writing on the ground saying that the Stenza "scientists" were killed by there creations and it was ...
3
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0answers
67 views

Why did the engineers leave the map to their military base planet? [duplicate]

Prometheus starts with the finding of the cave paintings of a star map. Shaw and Holloway had interpreted it as an invitation. In the further action it occurs that the place pointed to by the map was ...
27
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1answer
3k views

Short story where humans are stronger than all other aliens

I'm sure I found this on this site but can't for the life of me find the answer again. I'm looking for a science fiction story that starts off on an alien spaceship. There is a human that was ...
5
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1answer
109 views

What happened between Garak and Ziyal's grandfather?

Is there any further information than this singular quote about what Garak did to Ziyal's granddad? Or maybe more importantly how it was a significant enough and well-known act that even Major Kira ...
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1answer
70 views

Harry Potter fanfic: Snape takes care of a baby Harry

Most likely read on FF.net. I can't remember if it was a de-ageing accident or if it was a "Snape rescues/adopts Harry as a baby". The most prominent portion of the story that I can only remember ...
3
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0answers
47 views

Hilarious Harry Potter fanfic: Snape disguises himself as a woman when taking baby Harry outside

Most likely read on FanFiction.net, Draco and Harry are both de-aged into babies and Professor Snape becomes the unwilling guardian of them where hilarity ensues; the storytelling of this fic wasn't ...
7
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2answers
203 views

What's the target audience of Discworld and how was it pitched for a publishing house?

I'm not in the publishing area, but recently I've been reading up on middle grade and YA literature and the importance of target audiences, etc and then I started wondering about the Discworld series. ...
2
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0answers
98 views

When was it first mentioned that Colossus was made of osmium?

In many modern appearances, the X-Man Colossus is made of organic osmium, a particularly dense material. Of course, many of these "scientific" facts about superheroes were conceived long after the ...
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1answer
1k views

Is there a Howard-canon map of Conan's world?

In 1936 "The Hyborian Age: Conan's World", Howard laid out a somewhat detailed "canon" history of Conan's world, pre- and post-cataclysm. This included verbal description of the world maps and where ...
3
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0answers
39 views

How many of The Twenties are enumerated?

In the book Planet of the Damned by Harry Harrison (which I admit I haven't read in over 30 years, but I was talking about it with my son), there's a planetwide Olympics style game called The Twenties ...
18
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2answers
5k views

Why didn’t Harry’s power from his mother affect others who wanted to hurt him?

If Quirrell got burnt when he wanted to hurt Harry, why didn’t others? I mean, was this power Harry had from his mother mentioned in any other situation? Or did Lily's sacrifice just work for ...
3
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0answers
101 views

Graphic novel where teenager is confronted by a man with robotic arm, a girl and a “pig man”

I remember reading this graphic novel in my public library but it is no longer there. The book or its cover art was somehow related to a slaughterhouse. I know it’s really weird and strange, but I was ...
4
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0answers
40 views

What are Pajama Man's Superpowers?

In the video game "Pajama Sam", Pajama Sam idolizes a superhero named "Pajama Man". Other than that he's a superhero who wears pajamas, I don't recall any specific powers attributed to him. Do we ...
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1answer
74 views

Will Horcruxes show up in the Fantastic Beasts series? [on hold]

Do we know if Horcruxes will make an appearance in Fantastic Beasts? Did JK Rowling ever mention anything about Grindelwald and Horcruxes?
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1answer
137 views

Book about a girl who drains your life upon touching you, is hunted by a group which wants to weaponize her

There was a book I read but I can't remember the name of it; I think it was "Shattered" something. It was about a girl who drained your life upon touching you. It was set in the future and there was ...
5
votes
1answer
128 views

Story about a computer that solves death

I am trying so hard and failing right now to remember this short story I read online years ago. Hopefully someone here knows what I’m talking about though. The story is about this computer that’s ...
12
votes
1answer
2k views

Which Native American character threw a speeding bison onto its back in an old X-Men comic?

I saw this a long time ago, and just remembered it recently. The character in question was a native American; he runs up to a speeding bison, grabs it by the horns (literally) and throws it to the ...
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0answers
56 views

Is It possible for humans to fly? [on hold]

I was reading a book on super-human training. I would like to know if there is any way for humans to move their bodies in the air.
4
votes
0answers
96 views

60s TV series episode with a giant hand

During the 60s, I remember watching a TV live-action episode in black and white. I am almost certain that it belonged to the 1966 Japanese series adaptation of Akuma-Kun. Here below the only memories ...
7
votes
1answer
141 views

Creepy children's book where a homunculus was made

I'm trying to remember a book I read when in around 2010-2011. I live in Britain, so it was probably by a British author and set in England. I don't remember if it was an old or new book (but it was ...
6
votes
1answer
369 views

Identify Author and whether this X-Men book is canon

A few years ago I got an X-Men book by gift in London. It contains a few scenes from the 3rd X-Men movie, and a small comic where Wolverine and Sabretooth fight each other near a gas pump. Logan ...
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3answers
171 views

If you are scared of food and encounter at a Boggart, would that Boggart be edible?

I think it wouldn't be edible because it is still a Boggart, but I have no idea
12
votes
1answer
122 views

80s-90s? Novel, after a meteor wipes out cities in Southern California, a man is approached to help decipher advanced tech devices

Meteors have hit some cities in Southern California. (I can't remember if they were large like San Diego, or Los Angeles, or if they were smaller cities like Bakersfield or Fresno). The protagonist (...
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0answers
31 views

How does the water drain out of Girdlegard in Markus Heitz's The Dwarves?

Given that the land is surrounded in all directions by mountains, surely the runoff would fill up the land into a big lake, which would have to drain off at the lowest point in the mountains?
4
votes
1answer
67 views

90s? Novel dimensional portal opens in Florida aliens emerge

Trying to remember the title of a book probably from 90s or 2000s. English Paperback. A Portal opens up in (Florida)? (Pretty sure it was Florida or another SE USA state) Small dangerous alien ...
6
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0answers
99 views

How did Thor know to go to Wakanda?

In Infinity War, Thor gets Stormbreaker, and uses it to summon the Bifrost, bringing him, Rocket and Groot to Wakanda to fight Thanos' troops. But how did Thor know that they were in Wakanda, he didn'...

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