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OmegaMan
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re: What’s the best Generation Ship science fiction book / film / song?
OmegaMan   12/9/2011 8:41:11 PM
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Wasn't there a Doctor Who episode about a generation ship... Starship UK?

Max The Magnificent
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re: What’s the best Generation Ship science fiction book / film / song?
Max The Magnificent   12/9/2011 7:12:34 PM
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Arrhhhhgggg -- I can't believe I neglected to mention Red Dwarf -- of course it was never intended to be a Generation Ship -- but it ended to that the Cat's entire race evolved there, so it definitely has to count... Do you remember the "Gazpacho Soup" episode? Laugh? I almost bought a round of beers! :-)

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re: What’s the best Generation Ship science fiction book / film / song?
Anonymouse1234567891011121314151617181920   12/9/2011 6:56:25 PM
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My vote? The BBC series Red Dwarf...always good for grins and giggles...the guy that evolved from the cat is a hoot!

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re: What’s the best Generation Ship science fiction book / film / song?
Max The Magnificent   12/9/2011 3:12:26 PM
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I really likes Rama -- I can't remember if I got all the way through Rama II but I know that the whole thing started to drag for me after a while. I did really like "Cradle" by Clarke and Lee

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re: What’s the best Generation Ship science fiction book / film / song?
Max The Magnificent   12/9/2011 3:08:50 PM
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I hadn't heard of this -- I just checked and it seems that the action in "Flood" all takes place on Earth -- it's in the sequel "Arc" where the Generation Ship comes into play... ...I've read some of Stephen Baxter's stuff and found it a bit wearing ... on the other hand I did quite like his book "Evolution" (one day I hope to finish it :-)

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re: What’s the best Generation Ship science fiction book / film / song?
Doug.Amos   12/9/2011 9:20:18 AM
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You wouldn't know it from the title but Flood by Stephen Baxter has some great material about a long-range, long-duration spaceflight and there are kids born on the ship, so I think it qualifies as a generation ship story. The interesting twist is that, although massive planning goes into training and selecting a perfect crew, things don't quite go to plan and the "society" that develops is pretty scary but believable.

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re: What’s the best Generation Ship science fiction book / film / song?
zeeglen   12/9/2011 12:47:48 AM
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Arthur C. Clarke and Gentry Lee wrote three sequels to Rendezvous with Rama - Rama II, The Garden of Rama, and Rama Revealed. These span 3 (or was it 4?) generations of the progeny of the central character, one of a small group who became trapped while exploring the 2nd Rama.

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re: What’s the best Generation Ship science fiction book / film / song?
Max The Magnificent   12/8/2011 9:10:05 PM
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There's a lot of really GREAT TV that's come out of Canada... ...I'm currently hooked on Mike Homes on the Home and Garden Channel (grin)

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re: What’s the best Generation Ship science fiction book / film / song?
garydpdx   12/8/2011 9:03:17 PM
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Max, I was just surprised at how much is on the Net about this show considering its short run, and only appearing on Canadian TV plus a few local syndications in the US. Good Wiki page ...

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re: What’s the best Generation Ship science fiction book / film / song?
Max The Magnificent   12/8/2011 7:44:58 PM
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I'd never heard about this -- but it looks like something I would really like -- I just added it to my Wish List on Amazon

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