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« on: June 04, 2013, 07:06:29 pm »
Quote from: Callan S.
I can't remember the details of the Inchies ship ultra well. But I've just recently thought of it as being, as it was organic, rather like a whale and BAM...is there a hitchhikers guide to the galaxy reference in the PON series????

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« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2013, 07:06:43 pm »
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Oh. Oh, dear God. When the whale was falling...the ground was Earwa! Earwa was the whale's friend!

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« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2013, 07:06:50 pm »
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Where's the bowl of petunias?

(Seriously though: one of the enduring mysteries is... why did the spaceship CRASH? I also always thought the 'horns' were more like the vaguely phallic protrusion from HR Giger's derelict spaceship in Alien.)

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« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2013, 07:06:56 pm »
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They most likely are. In truth there's a Space Jockey amidst all those bones Seswatha and Nayu scuttled through.

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« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2013, 07:07:02 pm »
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The moivie prometheus is supposed to reveal more light on that space jockey (how'd it get a name like that, anyway?)

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Anyway, I think the spaceship crashes because all the grafting/editing eventually fucks up your fitness detectors. Or hey, even just plain incompetence.

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« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2013, 07:07:09 pm »
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The False Sun implies its a city ripped from the surface of another planet (probably inchie homeworld).

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« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2013, 07:07:15 pm »
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Does it? Damn, that reference went right past me! Cool, though!

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« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2013, 07:07:21 pm »
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Specifically, this bit:
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Since the Shamans, they had called and Reality had answered, a brother, a deceiver, an assassin. But there was another way, one without the treacherous hooks of meaning, one built up out of the granules of existence, the way termites raise their multiform wattle. A power that could be crafted and shaped, that could be applied to its own proliferation, and so accelerate, radiating out across the span of need and desire. A power that could uproot cities and hurl them across the Void.

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« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2013, 07:07:27 pm »
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Quote from: Callan S.
The moivie prometheus is supposed to reveal more light on that space jockey (how'd it get a name like that, anyway?)


From my understanding, the name came simply during the filming of the movie, while Giger himself airbrushed the set. They didn't have a name for the pilot model, so people just slapped the name on. It stuck.

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