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  • MoviePen
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    Re: Question for my classic sci-fi peeps

    Have you tried the old Battlestar Galactica or Buck Rogers? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o..._1980_episodes and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...ntury_episodes

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  • Darthclaw13
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    Originally posted by TigerFang View Post
    Hmm... Darthclaw13? I'm thinking the sister who put you on the trail of their science fiction episode memory may have done so as a joke on you and it's a red herring. We're just chasing our tails.

    I know, one would think that, but she doesn't have that type of humor. LOL

    I asked her again if she remembered anything else.

    She said just that little bit. It was something on tv that she saw when she was a little kid like 6 or 7, so that would've been around 1974-5ish.

    I told her it could've been a tv movie instead of a show, but she really thinks it was an episode on a show.

    It honestly could've been some obscure 70's show that didn't do well and that's why we all can't find anything.

    But I myself remember bits from "Bigfoot and Wildboy" and that was really before I was old enough to have much memory and it wasn't on that long and I can find stuff on that, so I was hoping between all of us here that someone would know what my sis is talking about.

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  • Darthclaw13
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    Originally posted by TigerFang View Post
    Maybe one of these is the answer:

    Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, (1991)

    Enemy Mine, (1985)

    There's some mining going on in these two movies, but it's not the main thrust of either story as the new description seems to indicate.

    Does your sister read any science fiction books or short stories? If so, the search territory just grew exponentially larger.

    I have both of them on dvd. But alas, no they aren't the ticket.

    She doesn't read sci-fi books, she only reads biographies and autobiographies, and not the ones of anyone that I have heard of. Mostly obscure interesting stories by regular people that usually went thru hard or trying times in their lives.

    (My preferred reading is sci-fi/fantasy books. Mostly ones with werewolves and vampires. I have a weakness for the wolves. )

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  • Darthclaw13
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    Originally posted by Bono View Post
    And your a sister too? Handle could go either way!

    well -- I don't know what you write -- but man I would write a script like THE LOUD HOUSE tv show about a huge family. My god.

    Seven by Seven is a great title. 7 x 7. To save character space you can make it four by four. 4 x 4

    What a cool family dynamic.

    I don't write tv normally, but yeah, our family could be a show in itself. LOL

    Half my scripts are horror and half are drama. I usually stay in those 2 genres with some sprinkling of sci-fi occasionally.

    Sci-fi is my fave to watch, but not my fave to write because you want to make sure it makes sense even if things in it don't exist yet, and sometimes that can be a big challenge, especially with space stuff or futuristic things.
    I have some pretty good story ideas in the sci-fi realm, but I can't quite figure out how to get them on the page and make sense yet.

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  • TigerFang
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    Hmm... Darthclaw13? I'm thinking the sister who put you on the trail of their science fiction episode memory may have done so as a joke on you and it's a red herring. We're just chasing our tails.

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  • Bono
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    And your a sister too? Handle could go either way!

    well -- I don't know what you write -- but man I would write a script like THE LOUD HOUSE tv show about a huge family. My god.

    Seven by Seven is a great title. 7 x 7. To save character space you can make it four by four. 4 x 4

    What a cool family dynamic.

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  • Darthclaw13
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    Originally posted by Bono View Post
    I'm starting to think deathclaw doesn't even have a sister... well played...

    Actually I have 2 biological sisters, 5 biological brothers, 1 adopted sister, and 6 adopted bothers.

    I am the baby of the family.

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  • TigerFang
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    Originally posted by Bono View Post
    I'm starting to think deathclaw doesn't even have a sister... well played...
    Ahh, sure she does.

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  • Bono
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    I'm starting to think deathclaw doesn't even have a sister... well played...

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  • TigerFang
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    Originally posted by Darthclaw13 View Post
    Thank you all for the continued help.

    I did get some more info from my sister. I got some of the detail wrong.

    So, the ice for currency was not correct.

    She says the human character got stuck on this prison planet which is super hot and the prisoners have to use picks to mine rocks.

    An alien being who is also there tells the human that they have a quota each day and if they reach their quota they get to sleep next to a large block of ice at night and if they don't reach the quota the alien being said he would be really angry at the human. Typical threat thing, and I guess the human gets rescued by their ship mates in the episode.

    So it's a little different from what I originally wrote, sorry bout that.

    Does this help jog any memories?
    I certainly hope your sister hasn’t lowered herself to this level: “Ice Planet Barbarians

    or this level: “Taken by the Alien Warrior: A Sci Fi Alien Romance (Warriors of Agron Book 1)

    (for fun, find and read Sean Gibson’s review from the first hyperlink)

    (for other fun, read the names of the authors under the section “Sponsored products related to this item.” Pseudonyms much?)
    Last edited by TigerFang; 06-25-2020, 05:52 PM.

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  • TigerFang
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    Originally posted by Mark Somers View Post
    A segue:

    From IMDB:


    "Does the word 'mine' in 'Enemy Mine' refer to the scavenger mine?

    No. Author Barry Longyear was quoted as stating that 20th Century Fox asked him to write in the subplot involving the scavenger mine because the audience would not figure out that the title 'Enemy Mine' was actually a play on the phrase 'My enemy.' "


    I remember watching this film and not remembering a mining operation at all. Right from the get-go I always thought it was a play on the phrase "My enemy". So I and Mother Teresa are really proud of me.
    I’m with you on this one; the literary play on words of the title didn’t throw me off either. I never considered it could be an explosive device or an actual ore-mining reference. I was surprised by the mining part of the movie’s story when it showed up (although it was a good plot device/turn). What a studio note: Change your C-story to THIS!
    Last edited by TigerFang; 06-25-2020, 05:07 PM.

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  • Mark Somers
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    Re: Question for my classic sci-fi peeps

    A segue:

    From IMDB:


    "Does the word 'mine' in 'Enemy Mine' refer to the scavenger mine?

    No. Author Barry Longyear was quoted as stating that 20th Century Fox asked him to write in the subplot involving the scavenger mine because the audience would not figure out that the title 'Enemy Mine' was actually a play on the phrase 'My enemy.' "


    I remember watching this film and not remembering a mining operation at all. Right from the get-go I always thought it was a play on the phrase "My enemy". So I and Mother Teresa are really proud of me.
    Last edited by Mark Somers; 06-25-2020, 04:44 PM.

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  • Bono
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    Those are the 2 I thought of but both did not seem right for exact what was said, but maybe...

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  • TigerFang
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    Maybe one of these is the answer:

    Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, (1991)

    Enemy Mine, (1985)

    There’s some mining going on in these two movies, but it’s not the main thrust of either story as the new description seems to indicate.

    Does your sister read any science fiction books or short stories? If so, the search territory just grew exponentially larger.

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  • Darthclaw13
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    Originally posted by TigerFang View Post
    BTW, yesterday I looked through all the original [i]The Outer Limits[/I] episode blurbs and could not find any that remotely resembled a heat wave situation.

    Thank you all for the continued help.

    I did get some more info from my sister. I got some of the detail wrong.

    So, the ice for currency was not correct.

    She says the human character got stuck on this prison planet which is super hot and the prisoners have to use picks to mine rocks.

    An alien being who is also there tells the human that they have a quota each day and if they reach their quota they get to sleep next to a large block of ice at night and if they don't reach the quota the alien being said he would be really angry at the human. Typical threat thing, and I guess the human gets rescued by their ship mates in the episode.

    So it's a little different from what I originally wrote, sorry bout that.

    Does this help jog any memories?

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