History Literature / Expedition

9th Apr '16 7:27:48 AM AnotherGuy
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* {{Adorkable}}: The three probes, which have surprisingly expressive faces. It doesn't hurt they were programmed with the curiosity of 5 year olds.
9th Apr '16 7:24:38 AM AnotherGuy
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* AfterTheEnd: Darwin IV itself, possibly. There are many indications from the drones' observations that, as beautiful and unspoiled as the planet is, its biosphere is a mere shadow of its former self. Apparently, Darwin is currently in the process of recovering from [[ApocalypseHow a mass-extinction event of uncertain origin]] sometime in the recent ([[TimeAbyss as in a couple million years]]) evolutionary past that was so horrific it not only wiped out most of the planet's lifeforms but also radically altered the composition of its atmosphere and oceans, possibly similar to prehistoric Earth's "Oxygen Catastrophe" or, [[AbusivePrecursors more ominously]], the current runaway Greenhouse Effect.

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* AfterTheEnd: Darwin IV itself, possibly. There are many indications from the drones' observations that, as beautiful and unspoiled as the planet is, its biosphere is a mere shadow of its former self. Apparently, Darwin is currently in the process of recovering from [[ApocalypseHow a mass-extinction event of uncertain origin]] sometime in the recent ([[TimeAbyss as in a couple million years]]) evolutionary past that was so horrific it not only wiped out most of the planet's lifeforms but also radically altered the composition of its atmosphere and oceans, oceans - in fact, all surface water is ''gone''; this catastrophe led to the evolution of the Amoebic Sea, as organisms banded together to trap what water was left. It's possibly similar to prehistoric Earth's "Oxygen Catastrophe" or, [[AbusivePrecursors more ominously]], the current runaway Greenhouse Effect.
9th Apr '16 7:20:23 AM AnotherGuy
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* CreatorsPet: Check out the Expedition badge - an Emperor Sea Strider is emblazoned on it.

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* CreatorsPet: InUniverse. Check out the Expedition badge - an Emperor Sea Strider is emblazoned on it.
9th Apr '16 7:19:49 AM AnotherGuy
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* CreatorsPet: Check out the Expedition badge - an Emperor Sea Strider is emblazoned on it.
7th Mar '16 4:23:19 PM justanid
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* ArtisticLicense-Biology: Some of the creatures appear to be inspired by man-made Earth machines. For example, the Skewer's gas pods and birdlike shape evoke a World War II jet fighter, and the Gyrosprinter's leg arrangement, flat seat-like tail and handlebar-like halteres bear more than a passing resemblance to a motorcycle.

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* ArtisticLicense-Biology: ArtisticLicenseBiology: Some of the creatures appear to be inspired by man-made Earth machines. For example, the Skewer's gas pods and birdlike shape evoke a World War II jet fighter, and the Gyrosprinter's leg arrangement, flat seat-like tail and handlebar-like halteres bear more than a passing resemblance to a motorcycle.
12th Dec '15 12:27:34 PM TheUnsquished
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8th Apr '15 8:53:53 PM whunt
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** The 5-story high Groveback also counts.

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** The 5-story high Groveback also counts.
25th Mar '15 10:15:25 AM SharleeD
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* BioluminescenceIsCool: Many species have this. Which is odd, since no eyes ever evolved on the planet, so light is pointless. However, the bio-luminescence may just be a side effect rather than purpose.

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* BioluminescenceIsCool: Many species have this. Which is odd, since no eyes ever evolved on the planet, so visible light is pointless. However, the bio-luminescence may just be a side effect rather than purpose.of generating ''heat'' for thermographic signaling.
25th Mar '15 10:14:22 AM SharleeD
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* BizarreAlienSenses: Sonar seems to be the primary sensory input for Darwin IV species. Retconned in ''Alien Planet'', where the Eosapiens are able to "see" projected images by the probes.

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* BizarreAlienSenses: Sonar seems to be the primary sensory input for Darwin IV species. species, with thermographic sense as the closest they come to "vision". Retconned in ''Alien Planet'', where the Eosapiens are able to "see" projected images by the probes.probes; possibly they were detecting the slight heat generated by the light beams.
25th Mar '15 10:06:21 AM SharleeD
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* EyePop: The rimrunner does this with its single primitive eye (see below).
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