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Fan fiction at its best

By Moneo in MLP
Tue Jan 16, 2001 at 10:33:18 AM EST
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Ever wanted to settle that Star Trek vs. Babylon 5 argument the simple way? How about watching the Galactica make its final dash to Earth pursued by the forces of the Empire, escorted by Voyager (and, of course, some Minbari and Earth Force destroyers)? The folks over at Spacebattles.com make a variety of highly entertaining fanfiction movies.

NB: Many of these films are avi's (ie, DivX)...I recommend aviplay for fellow Linux users; it works well for me (on a PII-233).


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Favorite space series?
o Star Trek: TOS 5%
o Star Trek: TNG 33%
o Star Trek: DS9 12%
o Star Trek: Voyager 5%
o Babylon 5 26%
o Battlestar Galactica 3%
o Space Ghost 13%

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Fan fiction at its best | 20 comments (3 topical, 17 editorial, 1 hidden)
Oh, for crying out loud (4.00 / 2) (#18)
by Karmakaze on Tue Jan 16, 2001 at 05:32:47 PM EST

Doesn't anybody have anything to say except for the editorial comment flamewar?

I wasn't able to watch this because I do not have sound at work and I do not have the connection speed at home. What I could see looked pretty fun though?

What's the correlation between fanfic readers/writers and the K5 population? On the one hand, a lot of fanfic movement has gone online, and are frequently science fiction fans. On the other hand, the fanfic communities (even the online ones) I hang out with don't seem like the same group of people as I see here (they're also overwhelmingly female, for some reason).

Any writers out there?


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Karmakaze
Re: Fanfic Authors (none / 0) (#19)
by Neolith on Tue Jan 16, 2001 at 08:57:39 PM EST

Yeah, I know we're a pathetic lot, but what can I say. About two years ago I started participating at alt.startrek.vs.starwars. Initially I was in it just for the fun of debating, but eventually got bored with it. There is a thriving cross-over fan fiction culture over there, and some of their authors are extremely gifted. That's pretty much how I spend my time there now; making fun of the Trekkies that think ST is based on 'real' science, and reading fanfics.

My favorite author is Charles Sonnenburg. His site is at: SF Debris. He is currently working on a original (i.e. for cash) novel. Chuck's 'Worlds Without End' trilogy is not to be missed. Additionally, there is a massive SWvsST fanfic archive at daltonator.net. It's got some good, some bad. But entertaining, if you enjoy that type of thing.

Lastly, my humble (and unfinished) fic can be found at my home page, neolith.org. If you ever wondered what would have happened if the Rebel's had lost at Yavin, you might like it. If not, hey, it was free.

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Babylon 5 errata (4.50 / 4) (#20)
by DoomHaven on Wed Jan 17, 2001 at 03:12:51 AM EST

Just because I am in a "boy, it's 2AM and I should go to bed but hey let's set the record straight", from the B5 link, there are two big errata (ignoring the fact that B5 and ST would never meet).

First, Babylon 6 would never exist; Babylon 5 was the *last* of the Babylon stations. Period. Never replicated. Never duplicated. Never imitated.

Second, it's the *Interstellar* Alliance, not just the Alliance. While you Trekkies might think it's "hep" to shorten whatever political infrastructure you have to "The Federation", us here on the local side of the Rim like to keep it formal.

Last note: the Federation could never, with those lousy ships, ever dream of sucessfully attacking, much less *invading*, the Interstellar Alliance. Yamata class starships have absolutely nothing in the way of armaments compared to a Narn G'Quan class star cruiser or an Earth Alliance Omega class destroyer, much less an Interstellar White Star class monitor or a Minbari Sharlin class warcruiser.
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