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by Rath Darkblade
Sat May 30, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Star Wars / Star Trek Discussion (SciFi In General)
Replies: 225
Views: 88304

Re: Star Wars / Star Trek Discussion (SciFi In General)

Hmm. I'm surprised that no-one's yet wrote a book about TESB, entitled "The Empire Strikes Book."

(Or maybe the Swedish Chef could take Darth Vader's place, and then it would be "The Empire Strikes Børk"...) ;)
by Rath Darkblade
Sat May 30, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: How did you watch the Space X Space Shuttle Launch?
Replies: 2
Views: 23

Re: How did you watch the Space X Space Shuttle Launch?

*snerk* Is that scene from SQ3?

I didn't watch the SpaceX shuttle launch. It happened while I was asleep. Darn it.
by Rath Darkblade
Sat May 30, 2020 2:33 am
Forum: The Gabriel Knight Series
Topic: GK1 Theme on Piano.
Replies: 1
Views: 42

Re: GK1 Theme on Piano.

Very nice. :) It's the schloss Ritter theme, not the GK1 theme, but that's OK. (Hey, if you want to get technical, it's a keyboard, not a piano ... but whatever). ;) Speaking of which, I found this: sIAyPHSNUTw Katja is so very talented! :) In addition to this, she also recreated other themes from G...
by Rath Darkblade
Sat May 30, 2020 2:18 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Kids these days....
Replies: 1
Views: 50

Re: Kids these days....

:lol: That thing on the left looks more like a weird egg-avocado hybrid, judging by the size of the trackball. :D
by Rath Darkblade
Sat May 30, 2020 2:17 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Puddle Software.
Replies: 1
Views: 38

Re: Puddle Software.

Wow. They're releasing copies of this game for Commodore 64, Amstrad, Amiga, Atari ST and the ZX Spectrum Next? :shock: I thought almost no-one had those computers any more.
by Rath Darkblade
Sat May 30, 2020 2:14 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: A new perspective on Science Fiction ...
Replies: 6
Views: 84

Re: A new perspective on Science Fiction ...

Yes, I found the same quote in The Verge, Letters of Note and Syfy.com.

I'm not sure if someone actually penned that sci-fi novel, or if Ray just made it up for his own amusement. Probably the latter. Still, it would have been hilarious if Google was named after this. :lol:
by Rath Darkblade
Fri May 29, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: A new perspective on Science Fiction ...
Replies: 6
Views: 84

Re: A new perspective on Science Fiction ...

Well yes, of course sci-fi can be this bad. I agree it depends on the author - some authors produce some marvelous sci-fi. I have sci-fi books by Douglas Adams, Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, Robert Heinlein - all giants of sci-fi. As for Google in 1953 - of course I'm joking. ;) But the above quot...
by Rath Darkblade
Fri May 29, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: A new perspective on Science Fiction ...
Replies: 6
Views: 84

A new perspective on Science Fiction ...

... from none other than Raymond Chandler, the famous mystery author of in the 30s, 40s, and 50s. ;) This one from a letter he wrote: Letter to H. N. Swason, 14 March 1953. Did you ever read what they call Science Fiction? It's a scream. It's written like this: "I checked out with K19 on Adabaran II...
by Rath Darkblade
Thu May 28, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: The Quest for Glory Series
Topic: I just realised something ...
Replies: 2
Views: 50

Re: I just realised something ...

Sure, the QfG "caravan theme" is slow. But when the "Lawrence of Arabia" theme starts, it's not fast either. Compare the QfG theme from 0:29 onward to the "Lawrence" theme from 0:39 onward, when they start sounding very much the same. At that point, the Lawrence theme isn't fast at all. It's calm, s...
by Rath Darkblade
Wed May 27, 2020 3:39 am
Forum: The Quest for Glory Series
Topic: I just realised something ...
Replies: 2
Views: 50

I just realised something ...

... that music that plays when the hero sets out in the caravan in QfG2 is the theme music from the 1962 movie, "Lawrence of Arabia". Observe:

All right, I'm sure that's not a surprise or revelation to anyone. I just thought it was cool. :)
by Rath Darkblade
Wed May 27, 2020 3:36 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Epic.
Replies: 14
Views: 172

Re: Epic.

Hmm. Isn't Bel also an ancient god? *thinks* It sounds familiar - let me look it up.

*a quick wiki later*

Yes! :D The Babylonian chief god Marduk was also known as Bel in Akkad and as Bal or Baal in Pheonicia (today's Lebanon). W00t! Ancient mythology FTW! :geek:
by Rath Darkblade
Tue May 26, 2020 5:36 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Epic.
Replies: 14
Views: 172

Re: Epic.

... Alexander (and Alexander's beau - I forget her name), In English, "beau" is a term for "boyfriend or male admirer," so unless there's something you know about Alexander that we don't, I'll assume you meant to write "belle" when referring to Cassima. And yes, I realize both "beau" and "belle" ar...
by Rath Darkblade
Tue May 26, 2020 5:31 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: There and back again; a Neverending Tale. Neverending Nights
Replies: 266
Views: 86331

Re: There and back again; a Neverending Tale. Neverending Nights

Alan - the Outstanding! :lol: He certainly is outstanding - he shrinks and grows as he talks (see 1:30 onwards or so). Alan has a Couch of Replenishing Gold Coins? How did these thieves get away with a couch? :lol: I presume it was Peter and Grayson who took his couch. ;) But yes, who names this stu...
by Rath Darkblade
Mon May 25, 2020 3:22 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Epic.
Replies: 14
Views: 172

Re: Epic.

I recognize most of the characters there, but who are the two ladies at the right of the window (wearing blue dresses)? And who's the old man in the picture (next to the picture of Freddy Pharkas)? ;) From right to left: King Graham, QfG Hero, Cedric, Alexander (and Alexander's beau - I forget her ...
by Rath Darkblade
Sun May 24, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Epic.
Replies: 14
Views: 172

Re: Epic.

I recognize most of the characters there, but who are the two ladies at the right of the window (wearing blue dresses)? And who's the old man in the picture (next to the picture of Freddy Pharkas)? ;) From right to left: King Graham, QfG Hero, Cedric, Alexander (and Alexander's beau - I forget her n...