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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday February 17, @05:28PM (12 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday February 17, @05:28PM (#1344892)

    Dune

    • (Score: 1, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday February 17, @05:53PM (8 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday February 17, @05:53PM (#1344896)

      AKA Arrakis [wikipedia.org]

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday February 18, @02:13PM (1 child)

        by Anonymous Coward on Sunday February 18, @02:13PM (#1345027)

        One might wonder if the spice worms of Arrakis might have thrived on Tatooine albeit invasively.

        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday February 18, @04:58PM

          by Anonymous Coward on Sunday February 18, @04:58PM (#1345040)

          Or produce a sarlacc-sandworm hybrid.

      • (Score: 3, Insightful) by ese002 on Thursday February 22, @11:21PM (1 child)

        by ese002 (5306) on Thursday February 22, @11:21PM (#1345754)

        As I recall (books are in storage) there is a map in _Dune_ showing that all the action happens near the North pole of Arrakis. This suggests that Arrakis actually does have latitudinal variations but the rest of the planet is considered uninhabitable.

        • (Score: 1, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Friday February 23, @02:43AM

          by Anonymous Coward on Friday February 23, @02:43AM (#1345774)

          Most of the action on Dune occurs in the Northern hemisphere. This is because the shield wall and bedrock protected the area from incursion by the sandworms. Fremen inhabit other areas of Arrakis, but only the Northern 75° of the planet have been explored by the imperials because the Fremen use the uninhabitable equatorial area, weather control, their defense forces, extensive camouflage, and bribes from their spice smuggling operations in the southern half to keep their various activities there hidden. However, they do describe the southern half as being very similar to the north, with the major difference being less and smaller shield rocks.

    • (Score: 2) by DannyB on Monday February 19, @03:11PM (1 child)

      by DannyB (5839) Subscriber Badge on Monday February 19, @03:11PM (#1345155) Journal

      Caladan with almost continuous rain might be better.

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      • (Score: 2) by krishnoid on Tuesday February 20, @10:19PM

        by krishnoid (1156) on Tuesday February 20, @10:19PM (#1345371)

        So, choosing between Arizona and Seattle? Tough call.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday February 17, @08:13PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday February 17, @08:13PM (#1344920)

    The one with all the androids.

  • (Score: 2) by janrinok on Saturday February 17, @09:29PM (17 children)

    by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Saturday February 17, @09:29PM (#1344937) Journal

    To the AC (who all know who it was) who claims that the previous poll was archive early - you are an idiot!

    The polls and stories all archive automatically. There isn't, as far as I am aware, a way of archiving one 'early'.

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    • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday February 18, @09:29AM (11 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Sunday February 18, @09:29AM (#1345011)

      Then why did janrinok close the discussion in the prior poll? Something is not adding up. Could it be, . . . censorship?

      • (Score: 3, Interesting) by janrinok on Sunday February 18, @09:59AM

        by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Sunday February 18, @09:59AM (#1345015) Journal

        I withdrew my participation in a discussion that was off-topic, repetitive and yet another attempt by you to stir up trouble. I was informing you that you would receive no more discussion from me. As is the case in this comment too.

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      • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday February 18, @05:23PM (9 children)

        by Anonymous Coward on Sunday February 18, @05:23PM (#1345046)

        ^ that did happen and janrinok wants to deny it, removed previous message stating this fact and reposted this offtopic apology. So he gets to lie about his actions then delete comments pointing out the lie?

        Come the fuck on! I understand closing the discussion for spam related reasons, I don't understand lying about it

        • (Score: 2) by janrinok on Sunday February 18, @05:39PM (8 children)

          by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Sunday February 18, @05:39PM (#1345048) Journal

          I do not know a way of archiving a poll 'early'. It timed out on 31 days.

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          • (Score: 2) by janrinok on Sunday February 18, @05:44PM (7 children)

            by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Sunday February 18, @05:44PM (#1345049) Journal

            I have just checked an confirmed. I can see no way of editing a Poll once it has been released. We do not have access to who can post to it, or when it times out. You can make any allegations that you wish but there is no way I can see of doing what you believe happened. I simply close my discussion with another person. I cannot see any way to close or archive a Poll.

            I am now closing this discussion with you,

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            • (Score: -1, Offtopic) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday February 18, @06:05PM (1 child)

              by Anonymous Coward on Sunday February 18, @06:05PM (#1345052)

              AlI can tell you is there was a discussion with you. I checked it and comments were disabled and my non-spam comment had been removed. I checked later and comments were enabled again and an AC had replied condemning criticisms. Then comments were turned back off again.

              How it happened is up to you to sort out. Funny how "bugs" like this keep happening and no one ever knows why. I consider this matter closed.

              • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday February 18, @09:34PM

                by Anonymous Coward on Sunday February 18, @09:34PM (#1345084)

                My comment was deleted, too. I have a sad.

            • (Score: -1, Redundant) by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 19, @02:18AM (2 children)

              by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 19, @02:18AM (#1345111)

              I can see no way of editing a Poll once it has been released.

              Emacs is the solution to the problem you didn't know you had.

              (/me ducks and runs for cover)

  • (Score: 2, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday February 18, @02:08PM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday February 18, @02:08PM (#1345025)

    While there was not much in the way of biome in the description of Trantor [wikipedia.org], I seem to recall a similar lack of latitudinal variation.

    • (Score: 3, Interesting) by JoeMerchant on Monday February 19, @01:47AM

      by JoeMerchant (3937) on Monday February 19, @01:47AM (#1345110)

      Tractor and all the city-planets: Corsucant, etc.

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    • (Score: 2) by ese002 on Thursday February 22, @11:32PM

      by ese002 (5306) on Thursday February 22, @11:32PM (#1345758)

      While there was not much in the way of biome in the description of Trantor [wikipedia.org], I seem to recall a similar lack of latitudinal variation.

      How would you know? Apart from the Imperial Palace, the entire surface is covered in climate controlled domes. Maybe there are hurricanes above the tropical domes and blizzards above the polar domes but nobody goes there.

  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by Snospar on Sunday February 18, @05:16PM (1 child)

    by Snospar (5366) Subscriber Badge on Sunday February 18, @05:16PM (#1345045)

    "I don't know lad, it's like no cheese I ever tasted." Wallace & Grommit

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    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 19, @11:42PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 19, @11:42PM (#1345238)

      Speaking of moons, Pandora [wikipedia.org] should be an option.

      Where else would you go for unobtanium? Breathing might be tricky though.

  • (Score: 4, Insightful) by Mykl on Sunday February 18, @09:30PM (7 children)

    by Mykl (1112) on Sunday February 18, @09:30PM (#1345083)

    I suspect that Endor's popularity is not due to its small furry population, but rather because it's the one that would be the most comfortable to live on. At least, that's why I chose it.

    • (Score: 5, Interesting) by istartedi on Sunday February 18, @10:58PM (2 children)

      by istartedi (123) on Sunday February 18, @10:58PM (#1345090) Journal

      It was mine too; but it's a bitter-sweet choice. The sweet is that it would indeed be a good place to live. In fact, it was shot on location in NorCal. The bitter is that it was old growth redwood, and it got logged. We're down to 5% now. There's a sustainable 2nd growth redwood industry now, and I've got no problem with that. Even in the 80s, it was hard to justify taking those giants down, and particularly hard in this case: Leaving them in place could have created a fantastic tourist attraction in an area that became depressed due to being logged out, and turned to weed growing. What real fan would not want to visit the actual location? Most of it is gone [sfgate.com]. How did the movie geniuses throw that opportunity away?

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      • (Score: 3, Interesting) by JoeMerchant on Monday February 19, @07:17PM (1 child)

        by JoeMerchant (3937) on Monday February 19, @07:17PM (#1345197)

        Walt learned after Disneyland to buy up all the surrounding real-estate for Disney World.

        If Lucas really were a visionary, the Star Wars franchise was obviously a major hit before they started shooting Jedi - he could indeed have predicted the future potential of "Ewoks land" as a quasi-eco-tourism play, not that eco-tourism was much of a thing in 1983 but that's where the visionary bit comes in. He certainly could have afforded the land with the in-tact old growth trees by then, a shrewd land seller would have demanded a cut of the gross earnings for 50 years after release...

        Instead we got those two absolute cheeseball movies featuring poor actors in bad wrinkly brown fur costumes. And you can rewatch them endlessly with a D+ streaming subscription.

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        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday February 25, @09:46AM

          by Anonymous Coward on Sunday February 25, @09:46AM (#1346159)

          You also forgot about the much more forgettable TV show. Some episodes are truly terrible, but others are surprisingly good.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday February 18, @11:44PM (2 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Sunday February 18, @11:44PM (#1345095)

      Under the canon, Endor isn’t a single biome. It has a wide variety of biomes and climes. And the forests aren’t exactly safe either. They are home to all sorts of dangerous plants and intelligent animals. It might be nice enough to make a home but the constant caution required would probably wear thin.

    • (Score: 3, Insightful) by DannyB on Monday February 19, @03:20PM

      by DannyB (5839) Subscriber Badge on Monday February 19, @03:20PM (#1345157) Journal

      Arbor. One of the moons of Mongo in the 1980 Flash Gordon movie.

      Trees and swamp.

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  • (Score: 2) by Murdoc on Sunday February 18, @10:49PM (4 children)

    by Murdoc (2518) on Sunday February 18, @10:49PM (#1345089)

    ...what little of it we see. And being Star Wars, I assume it was single-biome. :p (I know, it sure is now...sigh.)
    I like mountains.

    • (Score: 2) by JoeMerchant on Monday February 19, @07:21PM (3 children)

      by JoeMerchant (3937) on Monday February 19, @07:21PM (#1345198)

      Actually, the little pockets of Alderaan life that survived would have been isolated and evolved into highly diverse communities --- of vacuum tolerant microbes if it were our galaxy, but a long time ago in a galaxy far far away apparently they had giant worm things with Mynocs flying around inside them which could live on tiny asteroids with scarce atmosphere and no reliable sources of food.

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      • (Score: 2) by Mykl on Wednesday February 21, @12:30AM (2 children)

        by Mykl (1112) on Wednesday February 21, @12:30AM (#1345408)

        What are you talking about? They obviously fed on the midichlorians that were generated within their systems in a beautiful example of symbiosis.

        Psst - Kathleen Kennedy. I'm available if you need new writers. And I'm cool with exploring under-represented minorities in the SWU, such as giant asteroid/sand/aquatic worms, Wampas, Sand People and green-skinned dancers. May I suggest a movie exploring the forbidden love between a Sarlacc and a Sando Aqua Monster? [fandom.com]

        • (Score: 2) by JoeMerchant on Wednesday February 21, @01:47AM (1 child)

          by JoeMerchant (3937) on Wednesday February 21, @01:47AM (#1345417)

          Aren't midichlorians just magic quantum entangled mitochondria?

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          • (Score: 2) by Freeman on Thursday February 29, @02:43PM

            by Freeman (732) on Thursday February 29, @02:43PM (#1346805) Journal

            You got the magic part right at least.

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  • (Score: 3, Interesting) by istartedi on Sunday February 18, @11:11PM (1 child)

    by istartedi (123) on Sunday February 18, @11:11PM (#1345091) Journal

    How about Moclus [fandom.com], ironically perhaps. It sort of gives you hope if you think Earth is going to exterminate all non-human species, and that you'll never get a girl... assuming you want a girl and if you don't, then all the better.

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    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 19, @12:12AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday February 19, @12:12AM (#1345100)

      If you are going to mention Moclus, then you should also mention Sanctuary. It is the opposite of Moclus in almost every way, including the population being almost exclusively women.

  • (Score: 1) by Runaway1956 on Monday February 19, @02:30AM (3 children)

    by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Monday February 19, @02:30AM (#1345113) Journal

    I've always been partial to ice worlds. Darkover (Marion Zimmer Bradley) was one of the first cold, or ice age worlds I explored. There aren't a lot of major novels, but there have been dozens of short stories on ice worlds and/or ice age worlds.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday February 21, @07:33PM (7 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday February 21, @07:33PM (#1345526)

    : “Swept with confused alarms of struggle and flight, Where ignorant armies clash by night.”

    • (Score: 2) by janrinok on Wednesday February 21, @07:39PM (5 children)

      by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday February 21, @07:39PM (#1345528) Journal
      Dover Beach. Almost on topic.
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  • (Score: 2) by Mojibake Tengu on Wednesday February 21, @09:02PM

    by Mojibake Tengu (8598) on Wednesday February 21, @09:02PM (#1345538) Journal

    It's rather hard to find a single-biome planet in Starfield Universe, most have multiple biomes even if barren, but one such preferable single-biome is Pluto, Sol system.

    No annoying fauna crawling around and conditions favorable enough for mining Titanium (Ti) and Wolfram (W*) early in game. And you need these a lot if you want to build big industry elsewhere.
    Plenty of abandoned/deserted pre-War facilities to explore and plunder too.

    Yes, I know this planet was officially un-planeted by IAU but as self-esteemed sovereign Spacer I do not accept such bureaucratic un-designation.

    [*] Some funny people call this metal a Tungsten.

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  • (Score: 4, Funny) by Spook brat on Friday February 23, @04:49PM (1 child)

    by Spook brat (775) on Friday February 23, @04:49PM (#1345884) Journal

    From the movie "interstellar" we have Miller's Planet, orbiting a black hole just outside the Roche limit. High gravity (130% of Earth's), extreme time dilation of 1 hr planet time / 7 years off-planet (with frame dragging as well), and 4,000ft-high tidal waves that sweep the surface about once an hour (local frame of reference).

    What's not to love? Grab your surf board and get ready to catch the biggest wave of your life!

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    • (Score: 2) by Freeman on Thursday February 29, @02:47PM

      by Freeman (732) on Thursday February 29, @02:47PM (#1346806) Journal

      I prefer my planets be much farther than that from a black hole.

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  • (Score: 2) by tangomargarine on Friday March 01, @08:35PM (1 child)

    by tangomargarine (667) on Friday March 01, @08:35PM (#1347011)

    I'm not sure an entire planet of Tom Hankses counts as a "biome".

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    • (Score: 2) by kazzie on Sunday March 03, @01:08PM

      by kazzie (5309) Subscriber Badge on Sunday March 03, @01:08PM (#1347204)

      No, "moon" is that action that Forrest is doing.

      Which means we get to see a very different biome instead...

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday March 09, @09:19AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday March 09, @09:19AM (#1347987)

    I'd had preferred 12 in the Riddick to Fast&Furious

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