What SciFi universe would you live in?

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I asked this question to Doc Al in his interview, but I think it would be fun to hear from everyone. You can pick any well known SciFi universe to live in. Which would it be?

I would say Star Trek just for the holodeck and the device where food is instantly made. Seems fairly stable too.
 

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Definitely Star trek TNG.
 
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I'll have to go with next gen too...

but I wouldn't argue with hanging out with Arthur Dent and Ford Prefect making and eating perfectly normal beast sandwiches and arguing with old Thrashbarg, but I could recreate that on the holodeck just the same.
 
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I mean TNG, you've got the Enterprise, a holodeck, a replicator, a transporter, cool non-invasive medical procedures, synthahol. :cool:
 
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I mean TNG, you've got the Enterprise, a holodeck, a replicator, a transporter, cool non-invasive medical procedures, synthahol. :cool:
I'd also like to have a couple Q&A sessions with that computer, so much knowledge, and presumably correct at that.
 

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Star Trek TNG for sure. I would have too much fun in the holodeck.
 

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Defenitely star trek TNG,k really want to meet an android
 

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The nice thing about the Stargate SG-1 universe is that it feels close enough that you can almost pretend you're already in it.

However, I ceased being able to suspend my disbelief when they started playing with the device that switches people instantaneously between different bodies anywhere in the universe (at the start of the Ori thread, then as a mainstay of Stargate Universe, which I hated).
 
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The nice thing about the Stargate SG-1 universe is that it feels close enough that you can almost pretend you're already in it.

However, I ceased being able to suspend my disbelief when they started playing with the device that switches people instantaneously between different bodies anywhere in the universe (at the start of the Ori thread, then as a mainstay of Stargate Universe, which I hated).
Yeah, the show kinda went downhill when Richard Dean Anderson left but Morena was a pretty nice replacement.
 
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Unoriginal, but hands down Star Wars. Can't help it, I watched that series a thousand times as a kid. Actually, when someone asks me my favorite movie, I tell them a more recent or thoughtful one, but always in my mind I am thinking "Star Wars aside." Close second would be Wheel of Time, though.

Oops..couldn't forget Serenity and the firefly series.
 

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Dr. Who, but only if I get to be a Time Lord.
 
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Any universe with a Death Note would be my piece of cake. :biggrin:
 

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I'd live on the universe of Foundation.
Advanced math, advanced tech. Sure it'll be fun.
 
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The Hitchhiker's Guide and the outer planets in Firefly just because the idea of cowboy/space travel sounds adventurous :D
 
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Some of these answers are a little surprising, TNG has the Dominion War in its future (Earth even gets attacked!), Doctor Who has invaders every other week, Firefly has an alliance that is pretty much dominating everyone, Star Wars is imperialistic and fractured, Hitchhiker's (at least the movie) has a universe dominated by creatively-stunted bureaucrats.

If we are only working with cannon I think that Star Trek after the Dominion War would be my choice, so really late DS9. All the benefits discussed above, a Federation that is now in a position of power greater than ever before (they can reverse engineer Dominion tech, the Cardassians/etc are all ruined, the Klingon Empire is worse off than ever before, the Romulan Empire is in bad shape and they are going to get worse after the supernova and civil war, all meaning that space is ripe for Federation expansion (sort of like the EU and NATO after the end of the cold war)). Sure they have a war fresh in their mind but they are also still in good shape and reconstruction will leave them as the almost undisputed superpower. The only remaining enormous threat is the borg and we already know from the time travellers that this isn't a particularly existential threat unless you plan to 'bravely go' into the Delta Quadrant.
 
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The Culture from author Iain M Banks would be a pretty nice place.
The Culture universe is very serene and idyllic.

The nice thing about the Stargate SG-1 universe is that it feels close enough that you can almost pretend you're already in it.

However, I ceased being able to suspend my disbelief when they started playing with the device that switches people instantaneously between different bodies anywhere in the universe (at the start of the Ori thread, then as a mainstay of Stargate Universe, which I hated).
I absolutely adore SGU. It contained more of an appealing plot and character development than I saw in SG-1 or SG-Atlantis, which was based more on fighting and gunsplosions.

Interestingly, I've noticed that people who like SG-1 or SG-Atlantis tend not to like SGU, and that the opposite is true as well.
 
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The Culture universe is very serene and idyllic.



I absolutely adore SGU. It contained more of an appealing plot and character development than I saw in SG-1 or SG-Atlantis, which was based more on fighting and gunsplosions.

Interestingly, I've noticed that people who like SG-1 or SG-Atlantis tend not to like SGU, and that the opposite is true as well.
With respect to SG-1 and SGU, I watched both but always preferred SG-1. I think it was the team with Richard Dean Anderson working together that I liked the most whereas on SGU they always seemed at odds with one another and I tend to hate shows with conflict from within where you didn't know who you could trust. I even preferred SG-1 over the original Stargate movie after watching a few episodes although the movie special effects were superb.
 
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With respect to SG-1 and SGU, I watched both but always preferred SG-1. I think it was the team with Richard Dean Anderson working together that I liked the most whereas on SGU they always seemed at odds with one another and I tend to hate shows with conflict from within where you didn't know who you could trust. I even preferred SG-1 over the original Stargate movie after watching a few episodes although the movie special effects were superb.
Yeah, the conflict annoyed me sometimes, too, but I felt as if they gradually realized that if they wanted to survive, they needed to start cooperating more, which we saw closer to the end of the 2nd season, which is unfortunately the last one :frown:

The show had so much potential.
 

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I mean TNG, you've got the Enterprise, a holodeck, a replicator, a transporter, cool non-invasive medical procedures, synthahol. :cool:
And the Borg. (Uh-oh, now I'm wondering what you'd look like in 7-of-9's body suit. I'd better log out quick.)
 
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Yeah, the conflict annoyed me sometimes, too, but I felt as if they gradually realized that if they wanted to survive, they needed to start cooperating more, which we saw closer to the end of the 2nd season, which is unfortunately the last one :frown:

The show had so much potential.
I liked the ship mystery and how it rejuvenated itself by diving into a star. SG Atlantis had a similar irritating character with that one Dr MacKay dude.
 

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Transmetropolitan, but only if I got to be a journalist.
 

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