1969 - First Contact

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  1. bugwar

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    Armstrong steps onto the surface of the Moon and utters something or another.
    When the two Americans go to plant the flag, the flagstaff hits something hard a few inches below the surface.
    At the same time, a burst of noise erupts in the headsets of the astronauts and momentarily blanks out electronic transmissions from the lunar site.

    Investigating, the men brush away a bit of soil to discover the top of the monolith.

    What happens next?
     
  2. Silurian

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    They cover it up and come back in 2001
     
  3. timtofly

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    They put 2001 on hold to fight terrorist.
     
  4. JollyRoger

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    The director yells "Cut" and they do another faketake.
     
  5. Perfection

    Perfection The Great Head.

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    Richard Nixon nukes the bastards.
     
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    You can't trust Tricky Dick. I mean, his name alone implies he is simultaneously conniving and untrustworthy.
     
  7. Valka D'Ur

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    They hear a wheezing, groaning sound and Doctor Who steps out of the TARDIS and informs them that they are about to be attacked by the Cybermen. He tells them, "When I say, 'run,' RUN!"
     
  8. Glassfan

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    Wait. Dr. Who can breath moon air?!:mischief:
     
  9. Antilogic

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    You mean movie studio air? :mischief:
     
  10. Glassfan

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    ...and it's a speaking part - they have to pay him more.
     
  11. Valka D'Ur

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    The Doctor can survive vacuum for brief intervals.

    It's actually a Second Doctor story I'm thinking of... but it's been years since I last read the novelization (never actually saw it on TV - I think it might be one of the missing ones).
     
  12. Glassfan

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    Considering the jingoism of the 1960s (NASA, NASA Uber Alles...), it probably would have to be an American SciFiGuy like James T. Kirk.

    Er, um...:sad:

    Scotty? No.

    Jean-Luc Picard? Dang...

    Dax? Oh, never mind.:mad:
     
  13. bhsup

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    WILLIAM T RIKER! (yeah, that's right, not worf)
     
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    Hey man ! :) If we are talking about the "T's" here the only true T being worth mention is James T Kirk hehe :lol: ;)



    He was Canadian .... :lol: ;)
     
  15. classical_hero

    classical_hero In whom I trust

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    The phone bill must have been expensive.
     
  16. bhsup

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    I believe that was the point behind Glassfan's "Er, um...:sad:" remark, so I mention Riker. Alaskan on Show, Pennsylvanian born IRL.
     
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    El_Machinae Colour vision since 2018 Retired Moderator

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    I wonder if our drive to become a space-faring species would have been stronger? WWII was noted for its high taxes and pseudo-voluntary rationing. Would we have devoted more of our budgets to science, technology, and industrial development? While we might currently have iPhone equivalents, due to the adoption of military technologies by the private sector, I don't know if we'd have such cheap genomic sequencing.

    I wonder if we'd have a better sense of the relative importance of our efforts, or would we continue to mostly be a slacktivist society?
     
  18. Gori the Grey

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    Shatner was (is) Canadian. Kirk was (is? will be?) Iowan.
     
  19. Borachio

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    The lid of the monolith opens...

    Spoiler :
    ... and a jack in a box pops up.
    Spoiler :
     
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    Spread rumors that the moon landing was faked, so that no one takes anything else about it seriously.
     

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