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    Quote Originally Posted by Hexe View Post
    Surely (don't call you shirley?) Julian May's Many Coloured Land is due for work at Weta Studios?

    Brian Aldis's Hellaconia stuff - cool but probably wouldn't migrate well to the silver screen.

    And the wildly varied cynical and sarcastic Universe of Iain M Banks with the "Culture". Loads of material just dying to get out.

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    All safely compartmentalised in adolescence until such time that my co-conspirator DM/GM best man outs me to family and friends (and Wife) a couple of decades later...Bastard.
    The Julian May Pliocene Exile series is one of my all-time favorites. I just reread it on Kindle (although the typos were horrendous).

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyCache View Post
    What's really funny is in mass effect, it's explained that the ships are named after things and what the things are and why
    So I was right not to bother choking our gaming genius: it would have produced no change whatsoever in his cerebral 02 level...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyCache View Post
    What's really funny is in mass effect, it's explained that the ships are named after things and what the things are and why




    Seriously, that ending...

    That was like a Joel Schumacher Batman movie compressed into fifteen minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Permalost View Post
    I think the Dune universe has been underused in film.
    QFT. That univers is just full of gold in general, it's good for games, fan art, could be used better in film/TV, whatever. It's a brilliant universe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kovacs View Post
    QFT. That univers is just full of gold in general, it's good for games, fan art, could be used better in film/TV, whatever. It's a brilliant universe.
    There were a couple of TV series made a few years ago, mostly fail, sadly.

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    I would say Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos universe would be mine. Just seeing the way it grew out of what were considered trashy throw away stories, into a genre straddling idea-verse.

    I mean it's crept(insert tentacle joke here) into everything from early kinda collaborative efforts with Robert Howard with Conan and now you can find references directly and indirectly in music, comics, movies, and video games.

    Even the OP's subject universe was apparently partially inspired by Lovecraft's work, and now it seems the word is that Prometheus is even more directly based on At the Mountains of Madness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyCache View Post
    What's really funny is in mass effect, it's explained that the ships are named after things and what the things are and why
    Really? Because I've been dying to find out what they named the Destiny Ascension after.

    Though it was cool to find out that there was a science fiction writer named Hugo Gernsback. That name is fucking awesome. I wish my name was Hugo Gernsback.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tzadqiel View Post
    I would say Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos
    Nice answer..
    For what it's worth, 'Cloverfield' took more than a little inspiration from Lovecraft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin View Post
    Nice answer..
    For what it's worth, 'Cloverfield' took more than a little inspiration from Lovecraft.
    As did The Thing. And yeah, the Cthulu Mythos definitely deserves a mention!
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    It was of course responsible for one of the most underrated and amazing survival horror games ever: "The Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth" Seriously a fucking amazing game.

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