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Quantum Vibe / Re: Horseplay
« Last post by jhpace1 on April 12, 2019, 02:51:54 pm »
I saw that.  I was going to start another thread entitled "a little glow", but you beat me to it.

Implanting a nano-bug?  Pixie dust?  Infiltrating her neural implant?
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Quantum Vibe / Re: Horseplay
« Last post by Skull the Troll on April 12, 2019, 10:59:30 am »
Speaking of Horseplay, whats going with the ring there? Looks like Aren is on it tho.
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Quantum Vibe / Re: Horseplay
« Last post by UncleRice on April 12, 2019, 09:15:57 am »
Robot horses would remove a lot of the uncertainty of outcome, and human horses would dramatically increase the potential for fixed races. Relying on a dumb beast running, literally, on instinct and subject to transient biological factors, keeps the outcome more uncertain by keeping the variables high.
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Quantum Vibe / Re: Horseplay
« Last post by Scott on April 11, 2019, 08:49:26 am »
I suspect that real horses don't exist any more and the racers are modified humans.
The horses are real, but they do require some special handling.

Horses don't do well in the 3 m/s^2 gravity fields popular in Oz, so the racetrack field is ramped up to 9 m/s^2, which is still less than Old Terra but the horses seem to like it.

When they're not at the racetrack they are Displaced to a planet with roughly the same gravity as the track where there is plenty of pastureland for them to run on.

There just wasn't room in the strip for all that explication, inasmuch as this whole scene is explication already.
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Quantum Vibe / Re: Horseplay
« Last post by Skull the Troll on April 10, 2019, 08:31:05 am »
I suspect that real horses don't exist any more and the racers are modified humans.

Or they are non-sentient robots.
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Quantum Vibe / Re: official homage spotter thread*
« Last post by Skull the Troll on April 10, 2019, 08:30:24 am »
I see what appears to be Dr. Zachary Smith behind the green guy, and Han Solo with Leia and Luke on the bench behind him.

Looks like Greedo in the far background as well. I'm not sure about this one, but the alien on the right is a bit inspired from ET maybe?
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Quantum Vibe / Re: official homage spotter thread*
« Last post by Coyoty on April 09, 2019, 03:59:31 am »
I see what appears to be Dr. Zachary Smith behind the green guy, and Han Solo with Leia and Luke on the bench behind him.
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Quantum Vibe / Re: official homage spotter thread*
« Last post by customdesigned on April 08, 2019, 09:32:02 am »
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Carmine Raynal with her red floppy hat and trenchcoat is reminiscent of Carmen Sandiego: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carmen_Sandiego_(franchise)
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Quantum Vibe / Horseplay
« Last post by Coyoty on April 08, 2019, 03:50:39 am »
I suspect that real horses don't exist any more and the racers are modified humans.
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Quantum Vibe / Re: MEPS
« Last post by Apollo-Soyuz on April 07, 2019, 09:35:18 pm »
Wanna bump the homage thread, or shall I?

"MEPS!" is what Coneheads cry in distress or anger, in the Saturday Night Live sketches and movie.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGv-zFXffg4

It's a little hard to find the old SNL conehead clips, but this clip has a couple MEPS in it.  It's also in the wikipedia article:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coneheads

Apparently the 1993 film was a flop. I think I last saw it around 1995 or so.

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