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by onezero
Fri Jan 17, 2003 4:33 pm
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Topic: The Rules (Rough Cut)
Replies: 46
Views: 1172

Uhm... "alternate history" regarding to what? The history has to be different than the timestream that really happened, whether that timestream is the one we inhabit or a fictional one. So, in your example above, an alternate history for Perry Rhodan would be that Perry went to the moon but did not...
by onezero
Fri Jan 17, 2003 3:17 pm
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Topic: The Rules (Rough Cut)
Replies: 46
Views: 1172

Arkham wrote:I know that there are many military plane and armor builders out there, but if this is a “Sci-fiâ€￾ contest, does what if ‘country A’ built ‘plane/tank X’ instead of ‘country B’ qualify as “Sci-fi.â€￾ Fiction, yes, but Science Fiction, I’m not so sure about.
I'm not gonna get down in the weeds and quibble about what is or is not "science fiction". For the purposes of this contest, if it didn't happen but could have (under some set of circumstances) then it's in.

Judging will be by popular vote, as always. I'll just note that swapping decals to depict another nationality (P-51D License built by the Nazis, for instance) is unlikely to get many votes.
by onezero
Thu Jan 16, 2003 4:38 pm
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Topic: The Rules (Rough Cut)
Replies: 46
Views: 1172

Re: Help me out here

Say I wanted to do an alternate Macross/Robotech Universe, where the Zentraedi didn't show up until after the SDF-1 had launched, and the technology for space war had been a bit more perfected? Could I do some kind of new space fighter/bomber that the RDF would have used as a heavy weapons platform...
by onezero
Thu Jan 16, 2003 12:26 pm
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Topic: The Rules (Rough Cut)
Replies: 46
Views: 1172

The Rules (Rough Cut)

OK, as of 16 January, here are the guidelines I've come up with for the "Departures" contest. The idea was sparked by comments from readers in general (and in particular by some eMail correspondence with En'til Zog) and gelled when reading Harry Turtledove's "Departures" collection of short stories....
by onezero
Wed Sep 04, 2002 11:15 am
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Topic: The Film Challenge has been accepted! Rules of the Game
Replies: 26
Views: 320

We should be able to run VHS tape through the LCD projector via the S-Video connex, Linda. Or bring my functional but very old VCR and plug it into a TV there.
by onezero
Wed Aug 21, 2002 8:04 pm
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Topic: Yes Indeed - Let's Make a Movie!
Replies: 38
Views: 405

Chris:

Pick something from that you can show in 8-10 minutes, write it up and submit
by onezero
Sat Aug 17, 2002 5:36 pm
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Topic: Yes Indeed - Let's Make a Movie!
Replies: 38
Views: 405

This means that life still goes on for most humans, and we can have some sort of stable backdrop against which our heroes operate, i.e. mining colonies, shipping lanes, industry, commerce, things like that. I was being flip with the Spanish Inquisition reference, but perhaps that's not a bad idea. ...
by onezero
Sat Aug 17, 2002 5:29 pm
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Topic: Yes Indeed - Let's Make a Movie!
Replies: 38
Views: 405

Spanish Inquisition in space: Z Aliens hunting down infidels.... for once in a space opera, hoo-mons are not on top. YES! There we go - the reason we don't set ourselves on Earth is because it ain't there any more!! Sure it is. It's just completely under the thumb of the vbad guys. We could visit i...
by onezero
Sat Aug 17, 2002 12:56 pm
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Topic: Yes Indeed - Let's Make a Movie!
Replies: 38
Views: 405

LIGHTNING BRAINSTORM: Who says we have to have a huge interspecies conflict, anyway? Why not? Make the Zoastarian aliens' return the backdrop; set the thing on an outer settlement or ship, and tell their story as Earth falls and they're hunted Spanish Imposition in space: Z Aliens hunting down infi...