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Krull is a 1983 film, probably most famous for this ridiculous thing: Oz is from the extended Oz universe, of which The Wizard of Oz is the most famous. The Emerald City is the capital city of Oz, and is important to several books in the series Narnia is from The Chronicles of Narnia. The Wardrobe features prominently in the best-known book in that series, ...


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Yes, it was based on the Stephen Harris House, 135 Benefit Street, Providence. Here's a picture by Flickr user Andrew Kuchling: And here's Lovecraft on his letter to Lillian Clark, 4 November 1924 (from Letters from New York 82): And on the corner of Bridge St. & Elizabeth Ave. is a terrible old house—a hellish place where night-black deeds must ...


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Captain Vorpatril's Alliance has this infodump in it: Barrayar had one of the most bizarre colonization histories in the whole of the Nexus, which was full of the relicts and results of audacious human ventures. The story extended far back to the 23rd Century CE, when wormhole travel had first been developed, launching a human diaspora from Old Earth. A ...


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It seems not Although the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles refer to residing in 'the sewers', it seems that this is not referring to the bodily waste sewerage system. As pointed out on the page for sewers on the TMNTPedia, the 'sewers' actually resemble more of the New York storm drain - also called a 'storm sewer' (possibly hence the term 'sewer'). As you can ...


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According to the FAQ on http://dendarii.com, LMB is quoted as setting it around the 29th or 30th century: 5. When did re-vivication technology advance so that some accidental deaths could be "cured"? LMB) Re-vivication technology -- they're working on it now, y'know. I imagine it was a fairly early development in Miles's timeline; some early version was ...


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The film is (probably) set in the 23rd century. The slightly altered David Bowie lyrics for the song "I've not been to Paradise" used in the high school dance towards the end of the film contains the line: "All is well. Watch the days go by. All is well. 23rd century dies." And according to Wikipedia, the director has confirmed this explicitly: ...


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According to e-mail correspondence between Robert Blezard "Knightfall" (a D&D fan) and movie writer David Arneson, Izmir was made up for the movie: Specifically, Knightfall asked: I have some questions for you regarding the Empire of Izmer and its characters. Mainly, I want to find out if the Empire was originally from Courtney's homebrew ...


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The Dungeons & Dragons movie was not fit into any of the then-existing campaign worlds that had been released by TSR or its successor Wizards of the Coast. There was some tentative talk of using the movie's Izmir setting for multiple future releases, if the movie was a big hit. However, it is unclear whether this would have happened, as the movie ...


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The setting is most definitely a fictionalised version of our own world. Within the first few pages of the source novel there's a reference to Arab horses For a moment the man was very close to her, and her great eyes stared into his own, which were small and tired and amazed. Then she turned and fled up the road, running so swiftly that those who saw ...


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What you are noticing is an effect called a "floating timeline." This is an effect where when major comic groups used events to "anchor" their stories in "reality" but the stories are revised when the character is rebooted for a different medium or different audience or when sufficient time has elapsed between their origins and the present day. Since Iron ...


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This is what I found regarding the Thousand Worlds "A Song for Lya" (Mentions Hrangans) "And Seven Times Never Kill Man" (Mentions Hrangans, Fyndii, the Pale Child) "Bitterblooms" (Mentions Avalon) "Dying of the Light" (Mentions Hrangans, Fyndii, Avalon, Earth Ecological Corps, Celia, Jamison's World) "In the House of the Worm" (Earth's Ecological Corps ...


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Was there a plan to include Coruscant in the original trilogy? Sort of, but it wasn't called Coruscant at the time. As Rogue Jedi alludes to in a comment on the question, the planet Coruscant didn't exist until Timothy Zahn's 1991 EU novel Heir to the Empire1; it was later added to what was then called G-Canon (what we now just call "Canon") with The ...


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As far as I know, it is in a setting of its own, created for the movie. Actually, the page for the film on the Italian Wikipedia states the setting was made for the movie, although it shares similarities with Mystara's nations of Glantri and Alphatia: (ambientazione creata per il film, ma simile alle nazioni Glantri e Alfazia dell'ambientazione di ...


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The original Iron Man movie used the Extremis story line as its plot with a more modern origin story. Tony would be an old man now if the movie stuck with the original origin story. To make it more clear Elements of "Extremis" were adapted for the 2008 film Iron Man[6] and the Iron Man: Armored Adventures episode "Extremis",[7] and it serves as the ...


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In the Lensmen series by E. E. Smith at least one other galaxy is colonized. Re: Second Stage Lensmen The book ends with Kinnison being made Galactic Coordinator of the Second Galaxy and finally marrying Clarissa MacDougall.


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Here's what I found. The last two I'm unsure about because I haven't read them yet. I'd recommend starting with The Hero, skipping Men of Greywater Station and then reading Tuf Voyaging, Sandkings and Dying Of the Light. They're all good stories. The Hero Men of Greywater Station Bitterblooms In the House of the Worm Tuf Voyaging Prologue ...


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Another data point is found in "Labyrinth", where Miles thinks of Sun Tzu as having been dead for 4,000 years (it's just before the fight scene). As Sun Tzu is thought to have died around 496 BCE, and Miles probably has no more precise date than we do, that would place the story somewhere around 3500 CE. This is loose, though; Miles is using a multiple of 1,...


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Slavery is pretty rampant in 40k, even if it isn't formal ownership of a person. Instead, the Imperium engages in all sorts of acts that allow the state to dictate an individual's life: indentured workers forced conscription and "sacrafice" (ranging from the Imperial Guard all the way to being a victim of the black ships) servitors Keep in mind that the ...


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The phrase from Three Parts Dead is "Alt Coulumb's generators derived that heat not from felled trees or the black magic oils of the ancient dead, but from the grace of a god...." Gladstone's not saying that the black oils were used by the ancient dead, but that they're made of the ancient dead - dinosaurs and other prehistoric biomass. It's a clever way ...


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I've found some answers in the author's blog: Some fans are confused about whether Daggers & Steele takes place in a 1940’s-ish noir setting or a traditional medieval one. I think it’s somewhere in the middle. I picture New Welwic, the city in which the stories take place, to be the equivalent of an early to mid 1800’s New York, but that’s not a perfect ...


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My reasoning is that the last unicorn takes place somewhere along the shores of eastern Europe. Maybe alone the south coast of France near the Gibraltar straight (as it looks rocky enough for Haggard's kingdom), or possibly southeastern Spain or Portugal. I get the feeling that the world of The Last Unicorn is very expansive, more-so than England itself ...


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