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Old 02-19-2012, 07:47 AM   #271
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Random observations that I've garnered from reading and watching science fiction:

  • Cockroaches and rats haven't figured out how to get onto space ships, unless they are full-sized representatives of an alien species.
  • Forget about fancy-shmancy weapons - just bombard a planet with meteors.
  • Anything can be fixed if you can access the Jeffries tube.
  • There's always some idiot who wants to rule the world/planet/system/universe.
I would think pest-control is somewhat easier in space which should be easily locked and sectioned. Just pump poison in/air out area by area and you are done.

I do like kinetic weapons, they could realy be the futures weapon. Maybe just use large piece of metal with sufficient thermal shielding and get nice amount of kinetic energy...

I would say it's good desing to have access to most parts from inside ship, saves lot of trouble, some parts aren't so easy but most things should be...

Just look at politics, it's general nature of humans and we will never get away from it unless we start killing every sociopath and narcist now, including most politicians and bussiness leaders...
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Old 02-19-2012, 11:29 AM   #272
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Random observations that I've garnered from reading and watching science fiction:
  • Cockroaches and rats haven't figured out how to get onto space ships, unless they are full-sized representatives of an alien species.
Kind of reminded me of that Day in the Life episode of Babylon 5 that followed two maintenance techs. It was a nice behind the scenes type of episode and remember one of the Techs getting the weapons console working again by removing a cockroach like bug from it and complaining how they are everywhere in the station.
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Old 02-19-2012, 12:14 PM   #273
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Anyway, I'll see your Terry Farrell and raise you Lexa Doig... But we might be drifting off topic again...

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Old 02-19-2012, 02:37 PM   #274
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Have there been any sexy evil alien men? I have vague memories of baddies in Superman (1970s) but that's about it.

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Old 02-19-2012, 07:20 PM   #275
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Have there been any sexy evil alien men? I have vague memories of baddies in Superman (1970s) but that's about it.
Eric Bana as Nero in Star Trek (the Reboot).
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Old 02-19-2012, 07:28 PM   #276
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Well there was Ricardo Montalban back in the day...

My wife reckons he was pretty impressive in Star trek
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Well there was Ricardo Montalban back in the day...

My wife reckons he was pretty impressive in Star trek
But he wasn't an alien.
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Old 02-19-2012, 10:03 PM   #278
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He was not "quite" human either

Both my wife and youngest daughter like Chris Judge as Teal'c. He was Jaffa, not quite human either.

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Old 02-20-2012, 12:40 PM   #279
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Yes, Stargate came to my mind first. But then my mind went to Number Six, Seven of Nine... and then my mind ceased to function properly (hormonal overdrive).
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Andromeda was family viewing in our house. I got Lexa Doig and my wife got Kevin Sorbo...

Shame it was a bit rubbish.

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Ah.....Kevin Sorbo!

...and the late Kevin Smith.

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Andromeda was family viewing in our house. I got Lexa Doig and my wife got Kevin Sorbo...

Shame it was a bit rubbish.
At least their way of getting around in hyperspace was... unique.
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I would think pest-control is somewhat easier in space which should be easily locked and sectioned. Just pump poison in/air out area by area and you are done.
If that were the case, though, there would be no pest problems on submarines... and there are. One of the areas that pests like to be in the most is food storage areas, and you can't easily poison / irradiate / expose to vacuum those without harming the food.

At, say, a Star Trek: The Next Generation level of technology, where you no longer have to store food as food, but simply create it from raw matter on demand, you could probably get rid of pests. If you're dealing with, say, a Firefly level of tech, though, you'll still have them.
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