History Literature / SectorGeneral

8th Feb '17 8:57:48 AM LondonKdS
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* StockFootage: Some of the blocks of setting exposition start to look ''extremely'' familiar once you've read a few of the books.

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* StockFootage: Some Many of the blocks of setting exposition start books use exactly the same expository paragraph to look ''extremely'' familiar once you've read describe the setting. Since it often appears a few page or two in, it creates an odd prose version of the books.TV ColdOpen - OpeningNarration - main body of episode structure.
25th Jan '17 9:46:18 AM NeoSilverThorn
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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: It's buried very, ''very'' deep, but O'Mara does care more than he bothers to let on. After all, someone who didn't care wouldn't have taken care of an alien infant until members of its own race could come for it.
8th Jan '17 3:23:12 PM dardefender
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* DeadGuyOnDisplay: In a twist on the revered icon version, the bodies of the Orligian and Human who initiated the peace process that ended the Orligian-Human War were displayed in stasis as part of a war memorial for two hundred years. The twist is that they weren't ''dead'' -- Grawlya-Ki and [=MacEwan=] met as the sole survivors of a space battle, and [=MacEwan=] was dying of his injuries when an Orligian rescue party arrived. After Grawlya-Ki explained what he'd learned, a decision was made to put [=MacEwan=] into stasis until medical science had advanced enough to save his life, and Grawlya-Ki insisted on going into stasis too so he could see for himself that his new friend was all right.
** A short story prequel explains that Orligians have been using stasis guns against humans by default. Unfortunately, mishandled objects in stasis were extremely prone to spontaneous explosion; no surprise humans considered this weapon a particularly deadly and devious implement that not only "destroyed" anything with one shot, but also prevented any attempt at recovery.

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* DeadGuyOnDisplay: In [[spoiler:In a twist on the revered icon version, the bodies of the Orligian and Human who initiated the peace process that ended the Orligian-Human War were displayed in stasis as part of a war memorial for two hundred years. The twist is that they weren't ''dead'' -- Grawlya-Ki and [=MacEwan=] met as the sole survivors of a space battle, and [=MacEwan=] was dying of his injuries when an Orligian rescue party arrived. After Grawlya-Ki explained what he'd learned, a decision was made to put [=MacEwan=] into stasis until medical science had advanced enough to save his life, and Grawlya-Ki insisted on going into stasis too so he could see for himself that his new friend was all right. \n]]
** A short story prequel "Tableau" explains that [[spoiler: Orligians have been using stasis guns devices as weapons against humans by default. Unfortunately, mishandled objects in stasis were extremely prone to spontaneous explosion; no surprise humans considered this weapon a particularly deadly and devious implement that not only "destroyed" "froze" anything with one shot, but also prevented any attempt at recovery. recovery.]]
5th Nov '16 3:50:10 PM Xtifr
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* {{Heavyworlder}}: Several species, notably FROB Hudlar (spherical body plan with six radially symmetric tentacles) and FGLI Tralthan (resembling a hexapedal elephant), represent the "short and wide" version of this trope. On the flipside, LSVO Nallajim and GLNO Cinrusskin both hail from very low-gravity worlds and exemplify the "big and skinny" version (LSVO are avian, while GLNO are insectile).

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* {{Heavyworlder}}: Several species, notably FROB Hudlar (spherical body plan with six radially symmetric tentacles) and FGLI Tralthan (resembling a hexapedal elephant), represent the "short and wide" version of this trope. On the flipside, LSVO Nallajim and GLNO Cinrusskin both hail from very low-gravity worlds and exemplify the "big and skinny" version (LSVO are avian, while GLNO are insectile).


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* {{Lightworlder}}: LSVO Nallajim and GLNO Cinrusskin both hail from very low-gravity worlds and exemplify the "big and skinny" version (LSVO are avian, while GLNO are insectile).
30th Sep '16 4:14:43 PM LondonKdS
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* ShoutOut: The FOKT code for the Gogleskans is a Shout Out to a Scottish SF fan organisation called the Friends Of [[Creator/KurtVonnegut Kilgore Trout]].
15th Jun '16 6:58:15 AM EryliaStarheart
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* HospitalParadiso: Thoroughly averted. Sector General is a nightmare of a facility that caters to the sickest patients in the galaxy, but people come there precisely ''because'' of that; a patient won't dare die once it arrives on account of all the high-powered talent devoted to its care. A physician or surgeon who can survive a residency at Sector General can pretty much take its pick of attending positions throughout the galaxy.

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* HospitalParadiso: Thoroughly averted. In spite of having top notch equipment and comfort provisions on par with luxury hotels, Sector General is a nightmare of a facility that caters routinely has to the deal with sickest patients in the galaxy, but galaxy and nightmarish emergency scenarios. This is the entire reason for it existence; people come there precisely ''because'' of that; a patient won't dare die once it arrives on account of all the high-powered talent devoted to its care. A physician or surgeon who can survive a residency at Sector General can pretty much take its pick of attending positions throughout the galaxy.
15th Jun '16 6:47:46 AM EryliaStarheart
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** A short story prequel explains that Orligians have been using stasis guns against humans by default. Unfortunately, mishandled objects in stasis were extremely prone to spontaneous explosion; no surprise humans considered this weapon a particularly deadly and devious implement that not only "destroyed" anything with one shot, but also prevented any attempt at recovery.
11th Jun '16 3:47:03 PM LondonKdS
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* SeriesContinuityError: The [[ILoveNuclearPower ionising-radiation metabolising]] and {{HiveMind}}ed Telfi are described as insectoid in one book and reptilian in another.

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* SeriesContinuityError: The [[ILoveNuclearPower ionising-radiation metabolising]] and {{HiveMind}}ed {{Hive Mind}}ed Telfi are described as insectoid in one book and reptilian in another.
11th Jun '16 3:46:30 PM LondonKdS
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* SeriesContinuityError: The [[ILoveNuclearPower ionising-radiation metabolising]] and {{HiveMind}}ed Telfi are described as insectoid in one book and reptilian in another.
11th May '16 7:32:13 PM PaulA
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* FirstContactFauxPas: The Orligian-Human War started with the first face-to-face meeting between the two races, when a friendly gesture by one of the humans was misinterpreted as an attack by the Orligians, resulting in a fight that each side believed had started with an unprovoked attack by the other side.
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