Does anyone have recommendations for steampunk related literature or films?

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(1,012 replies, posted in The Diogenes Club)

Telekinesis, for sure, if for nothing else than to irritate people:)

Would you rather read, write, and speak every language fluently, or the have the combined wisdom of all of your ancestors?

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(1,012 replies, posted in The Diogenes Club)

Magritte.

Teleportation or invisibility?

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(6 replies, posted in Never Was Magazine)

Yeah. Sorry for not contributing to the original post all that much, you've already got all the ones I can think of listed.

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(6 replies, posted in Never Was Magazine)

I've always found it interesting to look into old military designs of machines that were never built or never made it past the prototype stage. I also haven't done a ton of research into ekranoplans, but they could be quite interesting.

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(225 replies, posted in The Diogenes Club)

Well then I don't feel as apprehensive about finishing TNG. I've been pretty much rationing the episodes I have left.

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(784 replies, posted in The Diogenes Club)

To be honest, I am quite new to the whole scene, although I have been interested for a while. This is pretty much first contact with other enthusiasts

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(6 replies, posted in Never Was Magazine)

This may not fit exactly with what you're going for, but have you heard of the ekranoplan or ground effect vehicle? The Soviets toyed with them during the 60s. They were essentially low flying ships that flew roughly 6ft from the water by floating on a cushi on of high pressure air generated by its stubby wings. The most famous of them was the Caspian Sea Monster, which was destroyed in the 1980s. While there was not an aircraft carrier variant produced, there might have been if the Soviets had continued their research.

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(784 replies, posted in The Diogenes Club)

Ottens wrote:

Where are you from, owegner?

I live near Toronto

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(225 replies, posted in The Diogenes Club)

Ottens wrote:

Definitively! Have you seen DS9 before? It's a bit slow in the first few seasons, but it's worth getting through. You'll develop a feel for the characters and the setting.

I haven't, no. I have seen all of TOS though.