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What was the MOMENT... OF... THE WEEK???

Space Station Hannerdad!
- 3 (1.8%)
Uh, were we supposed to pass it?
- 1 (0.6%)
Just one more orbit, I promise.
- 1 (0.6%)
BAD Spaceship!
- 14 (8.5%)
Docking completed...
- 2 (1.2%)
We just have to go up to the hub bridge...
- 0 (0%)
Race you there!
- 1 (0.6%)
Marten, no! You still have all your -
- 2 (1.2%)
- mass. BERF
- 15 (9.1%)
Hello, Station!
- 1 (0.6%)
Aren't there any, um, PEOPLE?
- 0 (0%)
128 researchers, security, and support personnel on board
- 0 (0%)
Station, Spaceship... notice a pattern
- 0 (0%)
Hannelore went through a descriptivist phase...
- 3 (1.8%)
I called my dad "Sceince Daddy" until I was 17.
- 12 (7.3%)
Notorious Marten Reed (ugh I hate MC Hammer)
- 3 (1.8%)
Lieutenant Potter.
- 5 (3%)
US Military takes their duties more seriously than they ought.
- 1 (0.6%)
Station, I'm just trying to do my job.
- 0 (0%)
Fine, fine... Okay... what?
- 0 (0%)
USAF Academy Graduation Party!
- 32 (19.5%)
Lots of solar interference all of a sudden.
- 3 (1.8%)
That was awful, Station!
- 0 (0%)
Don't apologize to me, go apologize to Lt. Potter. AND MEAN IT!
- 5 (3%)
And give Marigold a holo-pony!
- 38 (23.2%)
oh my god
- 22 (13.4%)

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Author Topic: WCDT 2111-2115 (Jan 30 - Feb 3, 2012) - QC in SPAAAAAAACE!!! Week 2!  (Read 73594 times)

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Marten should ask for holo dinosaur.

No, a Holo 1952 Telecaster.
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"oh my god" is gonna be the QC version of the MLP fandom and Fluttershy's "yay".  Calling it now.
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"oh my god" is gonna be the QC version of the MLP fandom and Fluttershy's "yay".  Calling it now.
And there will be absolutely nothing wrong with that. :D
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As for Hanners and her mysterious ability to get what she wants from Station and Spaceship, I don't think she does technically have command authority…it's just that disobeying her is unthinkable to the AIs, much as it would be to a large chunk of the forums.
Hannelore is their princess. Trivialities like chain of command doen't come into it.
I wonder if one of Hanners heros is Ellen Ripley?   :-D
Isn't she everyone's hero?
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RenewMan, would you be willing to add your observations about uniforms to the QC wiki?
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I can practically hear Mar-bear's omg in the last panel. I likey  :lol:

Holo ponies?  :| :-D

Marten should ask for holo dinosaur. 

Station: No, last time we tried that, we somehow summoned a tiny one that made espresso. Odd.
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RenewMan, would you be willing to add your observations about uniforms to the QC wiki?

Haha! Sure, I'd be delighted to add my commentary. Also, I apologize for my outburst about uniforms. When you've been brainwashed as long as I have about rules and regulations, one becomes a little irate to see things misinterpreted as such. Of course this is QCverse where everything isn't going to make sense. I'll learn to remember hat next time I have a spaz attack.  :-D
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I can practically hear Mar-bear's omg in the last panel. I likey  :lol:

Holo ponies?  :| :-D

Marten should ask for holo dinosaur. 

Station: No, last time we tried that, we somehow summoned a tiny one that made espresso. Odd.

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This space station arc is gonna go longer than I thought it would, it is a fire hose of ideas.

The reason it's going longer than I thought is I actually know where I'm going with it! There's just a lot of stuff I gotta set up. HEHEHEH

And we're still only arriving anyway!

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I've only ever seen one episode of MLP, so I don't think I qualify as a "brony" or whatever. They're fun to draw though.
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I can practically hear Mar-bear's omg in the last panel. I likey  :lol:

Holo ponies?  :| :-D

Marten should ask for holo dinosaur. 

Station: No, last time we tried that, we somehow summoned a tiny one that made espresso. Odd.

<applause>

*bows* thank yew  :-)
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I can practically hear Mar-bear's omg in the last panel. I likey  :lol:

Holo ponies?  :| :-D

Marten should ask for holo dinosaur. 

Station: No, last time we tried that, we somehow summoned a tiny one that made espresso. Odd.

Didn't want to save that for the next Caption thread?
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RenewMan, would you be willing to add your observations about uniforms to the QC wiki?

Haha! Sure, I'd be delighted to add my commentary. Also, I apologize for my outburst about uniforms. When you've been brainwashed as long as I have about rules and regulations, one becomes a little irate to see things misinterpreted as such. Of course this is QCverse where everything isn't going to make sense. I'll learn to remember hat next time I have a spaz attack.  :-D

Great; you can add your commentary to Lt. Potter's entry! :D
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As for Hanners and her mysterious ability to get what she wants from Station and Spaceship, I don't think she does technically have command authority…it's just that disobeying her is unthinkable to the AIs, much as it would be to a large chunk of the forums.
Hannelore is their princess. Trivialities like chain of command doen't come into it.
I wonder if one of Hanners heros is Ellen Ripley?   :-D
Isn't she everyone's hero?

Nope. Don't like horror films, never seen it.
The second one's more of an action film than a horror film.  The first one's the horror film (and the far better one, but that's a discussion for another place.)
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Alien is an excellent suspense thriller/horror flick
Aliens is an excellent action thriller with horror overtones
They are both at or near the top of their respective games

Which one is "better" is and always will be subjective and based mostly on which genre you prefer.
What they are definitely both, is iconic cultural artefacts.
It is a pity the third one was so poorly received that they never made another one, isn't it?
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To be fair, the Bourne movies took almost nothing from the books they were based on, and that arguably made them significantly better.
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To be fair, the Bourne movies took almost nothing from the books they were based on, and that arguably made them significantly better.

And I agree with you on that point MM, the Bourne films were damned good.

That doesn't excuse Verhoven's butchery

Nor De Laurentis for his murdering of Dune in that god awful film a few years back
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Alien is an excellent suspense thriller/horror flick
Aliens is an excellent action thriller with horror overtones
They are both at or near the top of their respective games

Which one is "better" is and always will be subjective and based mostly on which genre you prefer.
What they are definitely both, is iconic cultural artefacts.
It is a pity the third one was so poorly received that they never made another one, isn't it?

In my mind, the third one was a faithful adaptation of the graphic novel bit where they meet another one of the aliens that flew the ship from the original.
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The Winslow has arrived. :D

I get what Jeph said about the plushes - they're probably a lot smaller than they would be IRL. Either that or Hanners and the rest of the cast are a bunch of midgets.
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Plus, the military is probably among the best if not the best of hannerdad's customers... he probably goes a long way to keep them happy, including acceding to rules n regs that would otherwise be considered asinine or stupidly inappropriate given the locale and technologies involved. He knows which side his bread's buttered on.
seeing how he created AI and probably many many of QC crazy tech I believe it is the other way around. Military go a long way to keep him happy allowing him to have a space station of his own and just keep small military personnel just in case and maybe protection from other countries.
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He did a lot of great stuff, but no matter how good you are at your job you're always replaceable. That being said Hannerdad is probably in a position now where he could replace his employers as easily as they could replace him. Relations are probably pretty delicate on both ends.
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According to (Jeph writing dialogue for) Hannelore, HannerDad's made his pile and works on what he wants, when he wants. My guess pending further revelations is that Lt. Potter and Co. are there to keep an eye on DefenseNet and the KillSats.
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Assuming we're about in the same calendar time frame as QC, the Station was probably built sometime in the early-to-mid 1990's, possibly even during Desert Storm  - which is assuming DS actually happened in the QCverse. I've never wanted to ask Jeph specifically if 9/11 actually happened in the QCverse, but you can infer from the 1999 AI Rights article Momo was reading that it didn't.

I wonder if Jeph's ever timelined out what happened when in the QC Universe (including birthdates and such of our main characters, like Marten, Faye, Dora and Hanners).
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What was the MOMENT... OF... THE WEEK???

Space Station Hannerdad!    - 3 (2%)
Uh, were we supposed to pass it?    - 1 (0.7%)
Just one more orbit, I promise.    - 1 (0.7%)
BAD Spaceship!    - 12 (8.1%)
Docking completed...    - 2 (1.4%)
We just have to go up to the hub bridge...    - 0 (0%)
Race you there!    - 1 (0.7%)
Marten, no! You still have all your -    - 1 (0.7%)
- mass. BERF    - 13 (8.8%)
Hello, Station!    - 1 (0.7%)
Aren't there any, um, PEOPLE?    - 0 (0%)
128 researchers, security, and support personnel on board    - 0 (0%)
Station, Spaceship... notice a pattern    - 0 (0%)
Hannelore went through a descriptivist phase...    - 2 (1.4%)
I called my dad "Sceince Daddy" until I was 17.    - 11 (7.4%)
Notorious Marten Reed (ugh I hate MC Hammer)    - 3 (2%)
Lieutenant Potter.    - 5 (3.4%)
US Military takes their duties more seriously than they ought.    - 1 (0.7%)
Station, I'm just trying to do my job.    - 0 (0%)
Fine, fine... Okay... what?    - 0 (0%)
USAF Academy Graduation Party!    - 29 (19.6%)
Lots of solar interference all of a sudden.    - 2 (1.4%)
That was awful, Station!    - 0 (0%)
Don't apologize to me, go apologize to Lt. Potter. AND MEAN IT!    - 5 (3.4%)
And give Marigold a holo-pony!    - 34 (23%)
oh my god    - 21 (14.2%)


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« Last Edit: 04 Feb 2012, 20:01 by jwhouk »
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OK, I think I've got all the discussion that was exclusively about Starship Troopers into Enjoy.
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Assuming we're about in the same calendar time frame as QC, the Station was probably built sometime in the early-to-mid 1990's, possibly even during Desert Storm  - which is assuming DS actually happened in the QCverse. I've never wanted to ask Jeph specifically if 9/11 actually happened in the QCverse, but you can infer from the 1999 AI Rights article Momo was reading that it didn't.

The real question is whether Walternate is the Secretary of Defense.
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Wonder what she'd have ordered up for Marten? Besides the obvious, I mean.

I'm really drawing a blank here. What do you mean? I don't think he would be able to actually play a holo-guitar, if that's what you mean?
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I wonder if Jeph's ever timelined out what happened when in the QC Universe (including birthdates and such of our main characters, like Marten, Faye, Dora and Hanners).

It looks and sounds like he hasn't gone for that kind of world building.
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...Lt. Potter and Co. are there to keep an eye on DefenseNet and the KillSats.

'DefenseNet and the KillSats' is the name of my 'Kilburn and the High Roads' cover band.
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