Space Romance Movies

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Re: Space Romance Movies

Postby Condottiere » Sun Jun 21, 2015 8:35 pm

Agent "Red" Ryder Hood is despatched by Mother, the codename of the current Imperial Intelligence Coordinator in the Spinward Marches to deliver classified information on a computer chip about the time and locations of Vargr raids along the frontier, to the Sector Grand Marshal.

She's intercepted by a Vargr spy, Biggles Wolf, who manages to wheedle out her destination, and manages to infiltrate the Grand Marshal's headquarters, where he kills her and disposes of the body, and tries to disguise himself as the Grand Marshal, in order to obtain the computer chip.

Agent Hood manages to penetrate the disguise, but is overpowered, but is saved by the intervention of Commander Woody Cutter.
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Re: Space Romance Movies

Postby Tom Kalbfus » Mon Jun 22, 2015 2:38 am

Hopeless wrote:Sort of like Speed in outer space or Point Break in the Future?

Fairy tale wise how about Elsa is actually infected by a parasite released by Hans' uncle and his plans to usurp the throne is revenge for his uncle's death at the hands of their parents who were conveniently lost in a hyperspace accident?
There is a Psionic telekinetic talent called Pyrokinesis, Elsa has its opposite, a much rarer talent called Cryokinesis.
Cryokinesis Effect Target
0-4 Becomes cooler, but is undamaged
5-8 Living tissue is frozen, suffering 1d6 points frostbite damage
9+ Suffers 2d6 points of damage due to frostbite, and may freeze solid.
11+ Target is frozen so quickly, there is no ice crystalization, target may be revived using procedures for bringing people out of low passage, but no chance of death with this result, that is already accounted for with lower result numbers.

Arendel is a cool planet with large ice caps. Elsa's powers are off the chart, threatening to cover the entire planet's surface in ice sheets, Her mother was a Zhodani Nobel who was the subject of various experiments, and the product of genetic engineering, she passed on her trait of Cryokinesis to her daughter, but it turns out that in very emotional and stressful situations, her talent goes into overdrive, and is partly triggered by her subconscious. Arendel is the capital planet of a pocket empire, Elsa was recently coronated as Queen of the realm of Arendel, a collection of a dozen worlds all within one subsector, Hans is the 12th son of a ruler of one of those worlds, and he seeks to become King of the entire Pocket Empire by marrying Anna, Elsa's sister, and then disposing of both Elsa and Anna, so he could rule alone. Anna meets an Ice Cream salesman named Christoff, he has a free trader starship, and helps Anna find her sister in a remote part of Arendel, near the north pole, is attacked by Vargyr Pirates and his starship crashed. Anna promises to buy him a new starship, if he can help get her to Elsa so she can convince her to undo the ice age before its too late!

This seems to work in a Traveller setting.
Hopeless wrote:Anna is aware there's a problem but everyone thinks Elsa is now a monster who has deliberately isolated herself believing she will infect others unaware that Anna was infected as a child and survived meaning she's immune.

The bad guys want to secure her as a potential new weapon unaware that all Elsa needs is for someone to willingly accept the parasite and then it will go dormant long enough for them to prove she's no longer infected.

Cue sequel as they now seek a cure for Anna I believe that alternative is also a fairy story regarding an infected princess requiring someone willing to sacrifice themselves to take the curse from them isn't it?

Sleeping Beauty except she's the ship brain of a massive warship, everyone wants it but she wants to be free to live a normal life... cue the four surviving aliens who know the secret to gaining control with three trying to find a suitable person to take control and their rogue rival who wants control for themselves...

Then throw in the hapless heroes who end up trying to save the slumbering woman trapped at the heart of the ship...

Rapunzel the mysterious tower and the life draining monster posing as the hair of the "damsel in distress" this time the hero is a hairdresser who knows something isn't right about that lady... :wink:

Cinderella trapped inside an ancient Fortress controlled by an AI and the menacing stepmother whose unknowingly become the AI's personality whose only hope is a group of uplifted Travellers being not human gives them access and a chance to save the trapped young woman...

EDIT: Sorry got a bit distracted!
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Re: Space Romance Movies

Postby Hopeless » Mon Jun 22, 2015 4:58 am

Nice!

Went for the parasite bit because it could turn out the ruler of the world has to have that symbiote its just that the truth was deliberately altered or outright deleted to allow a coup to take place.

Still like the idea of an spaceship delivering ice!
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Re: Space Romance Movies

Postby Tom Kalbfus » Mon Jun 22, 2015 8:58 am

Hopeless wrote:Nice!

Went for the parasite bit because it could turn out the ruler of the world has to have that symbiote its just that the truth was deliberately altered or outright deleted to allow a coup to take place.

Still like the idea of an spaceship delivering ice!
Actually I said Ice Cream, I don't really know what people would need ice for, I suppose he could be a refrigerator repairman. Any other suggestions?
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Re: Space Romance Movies

Postby Hopeless » Mon Jun 22, 2015 10:03 am

There's always a need for water, admittedly they better make sure its usable first after all you don't want a repeat of the Water of Mars!

As for ice cream, I can see that as a way to explain how Olaf makes his appearance! :twisted:
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Re: Space Romance Movies

Postby Tom Kalbfus » Wed Jun 24, 2015 12:56 am

Hopeless wrote:There's always a need for water, admittedly they better make sure its usable first after all you don't want a repeat of the Water of Mars!

As for ice cream, I can see that as a way to explain how Olaf makes his appearance! :twisted:
Olaf is an Ice Robot of course. A robot who's structural components are made of ice.
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Re: Space Romance Movies

Postby steelbrok » Wed Jun 24, 2015 9:27 am

Although there are extensive ice caps, there is limited water supplies near the starport. Kristoff and the other ice miners use grav sleds to bring huge blocks to the port to be melted and refined for starship fuel.
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Re: Space Romance Movies

Postby alex_greene » Wed Jun 24, 2015 3:11 pm

ShawnDriscoll wrote:
Reynard wrote:Give me a clue, what defines a 'space romance'?
In this case, it is just a simple love story (could be a chick-flick like The Notebook or Letter in a Bottle) that takes place in space. Either on a spaceliner or on a generation ship or on a spacelab of some kind. Something tragic did or will happen on the ship. And an airlock is involved usually.

The other kind of space romance would be the old HG Wells, and Jules Verne stories (like Out of Africa or Dances with Wolves, but on Mars or Venus). Avatar fits in that category.

Saturn 3 can't be all there is, I hope. That was more space horror though.

I did a prison planet in the past that was a love story thing. But I was looking to do something similar in space with scientists/colonists this time, instead of harvested tourists. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjKPW_Hxf4c
Serenity had a romance in it.
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Re: Space Romance Movies

Postby Condottiere » Wed Jun 24, 2015 4:09 pm

One thing to note is that most of the time, we have to scrape the barrel to find scifi films to fit the criteria.
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Re: Space Romance Movies

Postby Tom Kalbfus » Thu Jun 25, 2015 3:35 am

alex_greene wrote:
ShawnDriscoll wrote:
Reynard wrote:Give me a clue, what defines a 'space romance'?
In this case, it is just a simple love story (could be a chick-flick like The Notebook or Letter in a Bottle) that takes place in space. Either on a spaceliner or on a generation ship or on a spacelab of some kind. Something tragic did or will happen on the ship. And an airlock is involved usually.

The other kind of space romance would be the old HG Wells, and Jules Verne stories (like Out of Africa or Dances with Wolves, but on Mars or Venus). Avatar fits in that category.

Saturn 3 can't be all there is, I hope. That was more space horror though.

I did a prison planet in the past that was a love story thing. But I was looking to do something similar in space with scientists/colonists this time, instead of harvested tourists. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjKPW_Hxf4c
Serenity had a romance in it.
"Saturn 3" is Prometheus, "Saturn 4" is Pandora, "Saturn 5" is Hyperion
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Re: Space Romance Movies

Postby ShawnDriscoll » Thu Jun 25, 2015 4:41 am

Condottiere wrote:One thing to note is that most of the time, we have to scrape the barrel to find scifi films to fit the criteria.
Lazy referees will do that for their games. Which makes the players lazy as well with their characters.

The idea is to just create an original new scene/setting for the game session is all, if there is nothing immediately available to borrow from. No sense in looking inside barrels. Unless your players really just don't care what your game is about, and only want to "I attack them" every time.
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Re: Space Romance Movies

Postby Condottiere » Thu Jun 25, 2015 6:45 am

If you need visual aids, anime and comics would serve just as well.
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Re: Space Romance Movies

Postby ShawnDriscoll » Thu Jun 25, 2015 7:36 am

Condottiere wrote:If you need visual aids, anime and comics would serve just as well.
Whatever floats your boat.
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Re: Space Romance Movies

Postby Tom Kalbfus » Fri Jun 26, 2015 4:10 pm

ShawnDriscoll wrote:
Condottiere wrote:If you need visual aids, anime and comics would serve just as well.
Whatever floats your boat.
How about "Duck Dodgers in the 24th and a half Century!"
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Is that Anime enough for you?
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Re: Space Romance Movies

Postby ShawnDriscoll » Tue Jun 30, 2015 3:55 pm

I just watched Live. Die. Repeat. which has the one-sided relationship I've seen a lot with PC/NPC romances. It's as if someone stole the female character from a one-shot game I did in a store once maybe 3-4 years ago.
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Re: Space Romance Movies

Postby Tom Kalbfus » Wed Jul 01, 2015 11:25 am

ShawnDriscoll wrote:I just watched Live. Die. Repeat. which has the one-sided relationship I've seen a lot with PC/NPC romances. It's as if someone stole the female character from a one-shot game I did in a store once maybe 3-4 years ago.
How could it be otherwise? I remember a game where there was a PC/PC Romance and the two players ended up getting married.
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Re: Space Romance Movies

Postby ShawnDriscoll » Wed Jul 01, 2015 11:29 am

Tom Kalbfus wrote:
ShawnDriscoll wrote:I just watched Live. Die. Repeat. which has the one-sided relationship I've seen a lot with PC/NPC romances. It's as if someone stole the female character from a one-shot game I did in a store once maybe 3-4 years ago.
How could it be otherwise? I remember a game where there was a PC/PC Romance and the two players ended up getting married.
What do you mean? PCs can't marry NPCs?
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Re: Space Romance Movies

Postby alex_greene » Wed Jul 01, 2015 12:05 pm

ShawnDriscoll wrote:What do you mean? PCs can't marry NPCs?
I thought the Supreme Court just ruled in favour last Friday.
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Re: Space Romance Movies

Postby Reynard » Wed Jul 01, 2015 12:33 pm

Human sacrifice, vargr and aslan living together... mass hysteria!
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Re: Space Romance Movies

Postby Condottiere » Wed Jul 01, 2015 4:19 pm

PC/PC marriages are not the social norm.

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