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The Master
05-25-2000, 06:48 PM
THE MASTER'S TOP 4 SCI-FI SERIES LIST

1. This one is for the forum. In the last 30 years Star Wars has become one of the most popular Sci-Fi series amoung many. Thanks to George Lucas, their are so many novels of Star Wars, along with 4 movie right of now. After all, if there was no Star Wars, waht would I be doing right now, besides typing this up on my computer?

2. Many of you probably could have already guessed this one, Star Trek. So far there has been three spin offs sinces the original which are, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and last but not least Star Trek: Voyager. Also there have been hundreds opon hundreds of novels with each of the 4 series.

3. Babylon 5, it is one of the latest Sci-Fi series. It has around one hundred telivision episodes and there have been novels made of each episode and more.

4. One that none of you maybe familiar with is Doctor Who. Their are around 150 episodes and around one thousand book for this series. To let you know, it was originated from England and is an excelent series.

garyah99
05-29-2000, 02:16 AM
If you're talking series, then definitely Star Trek. It was the most innovative and original series of it's time. Many of today's modern day appliances I believe had some sort of origin in Star Trek: ie; cell phones (communicators), CT scans and MRI's (medical tri-corders), Phased energy and LASER based weapons and medical instruments. My other three favourites, just because I liked them were; Fireball XL-5, Lost in Space, and Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea.

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Shootist
05-29-2000, 01:16 PM
Don't forget the originl "Buck Rogers", perhaps the predecessor of all the serious attempts.

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The Master
05-29-2000, 07:42 PM
Ahh, listen to all of these great Sci-Fi series! http://www.roguesquadron.net/forums/tongue.gif

Imladil
05-31-2000, 05:35 PM
why hasn't anyone mentioned Battlestar Galactica?

Hello?

<font size=1>What, am I the only one who likes Battlestar Galactica...?

The Master
05-31-2000, 07:05 PM
I don't know. Well, I havn't really heard of it. But oh well.

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Shootist
06-01-2000, 12:36 AM
Yeah, Battlestar G. was ok, I just associate it with a particularly screwed up person from my military past,now it's just a channel change catylist. http://www.roguesquadron.net/forums/wink.gif

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The Master
06-01-2000, 06:15 PM
I did some research on it. Looks neat.

Imladil
06-01-2000, 07:03 PM
Hey, anyone else here like "Space: Above and Beyond?" I thought it was a good war story, although I would have come up with a more appropriate title.

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The Master
06-01-2000, 07:07 PM
Never heard of it.

Scuba
06-02-2000, 07:14 PM
What is Space: Above and Beyond about?

The Master
06-02-2000, 07:32 PM
Beats me. And welcome to the forum Scuba. http://www.roguesquadron.net/forums/biggrin.gif

Scuba
06-02-2000, 07:55 PM
Thanks, The Master. Still I don't know what it's about so maybe it's a book or something like that.

The Master
06-02-2000, 08:33 PM
It looks like I will have to do more research.

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Innror
06-02-2000, 09:08 PM
It's a sci-fi tv-series about earth fighting with some nasty aliens http://www.roguesquadron.net/forums/smile.gif

Scuba
06-02-2000, 10:36 PM
Okay, I have just never heard of it before. Some how it sounds like that one movie called, oh man what is it, Starship Troopers.

Shootist
06-03-2000, 03:55 AM
Has anyone watched Starship Troopers? Man, the graphic work is somethin'! Around Dallas it comes on early on weekdays, we record it and watch it on the weekends when there's nothing good on the tube. Pretty cool if I must say so. Lots of bad bug blastin' and cool graphs.

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Imladil
06-03-2000, 05:48 AM
Greetings, Scooby. http://www.roguesquadron.net/forums/wink.gif Welcome to TIE Busters Anonymous, where we try to forget about our problems with the real world and discuss blasting AT-STs instead.

Yeah, Space: Above and Beyond was an awful lot like Starship Troopers, only ST was much better. I liked the movie a lot, but kept wondering why the humans were wasting their time with those silly-*** assault rifles. I think I would have gone up a few calibers before going onworld, if you know what I mean...



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The Master
06-03-2000, 12:14 PM
Than that reminds me of the Turok games for N64. I have Turok 2 and it is excellent and have seen pictures of others.

Shootist
06-03-2000, 03:39 PM
Yeah IMLADIL, just from lookin' at my moniker you can probably see I agree with the bigger is better idea. If you can't stick your fist down the barrel it's just a pop gun. We can blame ST's small weaponry on their intel. folks.
Welcome SCUBA! We're a little unusual around here, so don't run off!!! http://www.roguesquadron.net/forums/smile.gif

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The Master
06-03-2000, 05:38 PM
Actually, I invited Scuba. http://www.roguesquadron.net/forums/biggrin.gif

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Chillin
06-03-2000, 07:30 PM
Hello everyone. My favorite series is a book actually. The series is called X-Wing it is about Rogue Squadron it is written by Michael A. Stackpole, later in the series Wedge (Antilles) starts another squadron called Wraith Squadron at this time in the series the books are taken over by Aaron Alston. Later the series swiches back to RS.
The squadrons through many adventures, they even retake Coruscant from the Empire. You should all read it.

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Imladil
06-04-2000, 04:56 AM
I used to have one of the X-wing series books, but I never got into it very far. It's the sort of thing I like better when I can play a part in it...

Don't let them fool you. The real Rogue Squadron is us right here; all of us have more combat time than that little punk space fairy, Luke Skywalker, by the time we've gotten through the game...and those of us who've played the X-Wing series of CD-ROM games could probably zap up TIEs like Wedge Antilles.

And if you watch the movie carefully, you'll note that Luke himself never roped an AT-AT. Hell, I've roped them buggers drunk! http://www.roguesquadron.net/forums/biggrin.gif

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Chillin
06-04-2000, 03:13 PM
Well you've got to give Luke a little credit Dack was dead and it probably would have killed him to turn around and try to hook one of those grazing cows and pilot the speeder at the same time.

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Scuba
06-04-2000, 04:47 PM
That sounds like a good book series so I'll have to borrow it from a friend. Has any one read Star Wars: Young Jedi Knights?

Innror
06-04-2000, 05:47 PM
I have read some of them, yes. They tend to be very similar in style all of them i think.

The Master
06-04-2000, 06:54 PM
Does anyone have Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire, or has anyone read the book. I have the game and read the book. Just wondering if anyone has done the same.

Innror
06-04-2000, 07:19 PM
i've read the book, but i have never played the game because i was told that it sucked.

Chillin
06-04-2000, 10:52 PM
I've read the book but never played the game.

Alright not a Sci-Fi movie but a great one: The Princes Bride.

If any of you have seen it and didn't like it, well that would be absolutly and in all others ways completely inconcievable! http://www.roguesquadron.net/forums/biggrin.gif



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The Master
06-05-2000, 02:40 PM
The game dosn't follow along with the book to good, but still the game is okay.

Imladil
06-05-2000, 07:51 PM
Imladil's vote for all-time number one sci-fi series of any type, in any media: the novels Eon, Eternity and Legacy by Greg Bear. And bear in mind that it has to beat out Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings in the consideration...


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The Master
06-06-2000, 05:16 PM
I have read J.R.R. Tolkeins Lord of the Rings trilogy. I rate it at the top of the list!

Chillin
06-06-2000, 06:59 PM
Yes, the LORD OF THE RINGS was a wonderful book, I enjoyed it thouroghly. http://www.roguesquadron.net/forums/biggrin.gif

Shootist
06-07-2000, 01:56 AM
Ah kaint reed, whut's it abowt? http://www.roguesquadron.net/forums/smile.gif

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Imladil
06-07-2000, 05:47 AM
Flying monkeys, what else?

Chillin
06-07-2000, 06:47 PM
Everything we talk about here has something to do with flying monkeys! http://www.roguesquadron.net/forums/biggrin.gif

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The Master
06-07-2000, 07:16 PM
Ohhh noooo! The flying monkeys have invaded this topic! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

One other thing, has anyone ever read Terry Brooks, Shannara books. They are excellent!
If you liked The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, you will love this!

Imladil
06-08-2000, 08:12 AM
No, I never read them. Instead, I actually went to Shannara and slew everyone. That's right. With this sword--it still has blood on it, see? http://www.roguesquadron.net/forums/biggrin.gif

I don't know why, but my interest in fantasy lasted just long enough to read Tolkien's books three times back-to-back, then I moved on to sci-fi proper. I guess maybe when it comes to fantasizing about how I wish life were, I just naturally think of outer space...

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The Master
06-08-2000, 01:26 PM
Well, I like Sci- Fi books and Fantasy. When you think about it they are ALMOST the same. http://www.roguesquadron.net/forums/smile.gif

Chillin
06-08-2000, 01:33 PM
I'm with THE MASTER I like Sci-Fi and Fantasy, I guess I'm really more into Sci-Fi, but the whole magic, sword fighting, and mystical beasts thing is quite interesting.

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The Master
06-08-2000, 04:34 PM
I knew some one would agree with me. http://www.roguesquadron.net/forums/smile.gif

Imladil
06-09-2000, 08:40 AM
Well, I have a healthy appreciation for those things, too...although I'm more interested in how things really were back in the day. Plus, I like to play with swords in the here and now.

My choice in fiction of this type is more properly historical fiction. Anyone like The Thirteenth Warrior or Braveheart? I would consider Henry V and The Last of the Mohicans good examples, but they're actually modern versions of classic works.

Now, Highlander...that is fantasy proper. Especially when he's seen sharpening a nihonto (way old) Samurai sword with a file--I shudder every time I see that part of the movie.

Any other good sword movies I haven't seen? Or other sword nuts in the house? http://www.roguesquadron.net/forums/wink.gif

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Innror
06-09-2000, 10:26 AM
Well, i thought Gladiator was rather cool http://www.roguesquadron.net/forums/smile.gif

The Master
06-09-2000, 02:19 PM
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Chillin
06-09-2000, 06:34 PM
I would be considered a sword nut. Me and my friends that live by me built fake swords out of pvc pipe, and we beat each other up, practice some real fencing moves, and make up our own. I'll be taking fencing lessons later. http://www.roguesquadron.net/forums/biggrin.gif

I've seen Braveheart and The Last of the Mohicans, both were very good.

Well, The Princes Bride had a very good sword fighting scene in the begining, that movie is very funny. Another movie is Blade, you know the movie about vampires, that had a good sword fighting scene at the end, but it was not really a real sword fight, they moved so fast and just hit blades alot, no real moves or anything fancy.

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Shootist
06-10-2000, 01:26 AM
I'm not much of a blade man. Hence my screen name SHOOTist. Kinda like the scene in one of the "Raiders of the Whatever," when Indy runs into that sword wielding dude and disposes of him rather glibly. http://www.roguesquadron.net/forums/smile.gif

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Imladil
06-10-2000, 07:13 AM
Ah, yes! Sword versus gun...being a swordsman, I-- *Gurgxk!* (bleed, bleed...)

PVC swords? I used to make mine out of sticks; they didn't last very long. If those PVC swords are causing too much damage, try taking a trip to your local martial arts or army surplus type store. I forget what they're called, but there is kind of practice stick used in Kendo that's made from four slats of bound bamboo--highly flexible, and only stings a little. (Note: when sparring with sticks, use four words--helmet, goggles, gloves, cup. End of lecture) http://www.roguesquadron.net/forums/biggrin.gif

Another fun tip: the pell. Take an old bicycle frame and hang it about chest level from a tree (anyplace where there's enough room that you can get around it). It makes for a constantly moving target which improves your parrying skills. Wooden swords don't last long against them, though...consider investing in a cheap but well-tempered beater sword. Let me know if the PVC stick holds up, but somehow I doubt it.

I can't wait to see Gladiator. I'll wait till it's out on tape, then buy it. I just know it's one I'll want to own. Sword movies are always a big hit for me, along with space...I guess that's why I like the Star Wars movies so much. http://www.roguesquadron.net/forums/wink.gif

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The Master
06-10-2000, 01:53 PM
We can't wait to see a lot of things.

Chillin
06-10-2000, 02:53 PM
Yes, Star Wars has sword fighting and space combat, excelent combination. You were right about the pvc pipes, they broke rather quick. I'll try to find one of those bamboo thingys though. We also used to use sticks, they broke quicker than the pvc pipes.

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The Master
06-10-2000, 07:51 PM
And what should I get while you get them. http://www.roguesquadron.net/forums/rolleyes.gif

Imladil
06-11-2000, 09:09 AM
The Master, you could go get us a bucket of steam from the bar. They'll know what you're talking about. http://www.roguesquadron.net/forums/biggrin.gif

The Master
06-11-2000, 11:46 PM
Only if you get a couple of kegs of beer while I'm at it. Than we could party! http://www.roguesquadron.net/forums/biggrin.gif

Scuba
06-14-2000, 02:26 AM
Party, party, party, party!!! http://www.roguesquadron.net/forums/smile.gif Hehehehe, I'm back!!!

Chillin
06-18-2000, 05:04 AM
Master: you said you like Fantasy. Well if you do you'll love Talion:Revenant by Michael A. Stackpole. Man that's a good book!!!!!!!! http://www.roguesquadron.net/forums/biggrin.gif

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The Master
06-18-2000, 09:54 PM
Not yet, but I probably will eventually come across it.

Chillin
06-19-2000, 01:12 AM
You really should.

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