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Looking for sci-fi cartoon/anime TV Show recommendations

Hi all, I'd like some recommendations about sci-fi animated / anime TV SHOWS. For reference I generally love shows like Star Trek, Stargate, The Orville, The Twilight Zone, Black Mirror. If possible I'd prefer space exploration and a bit more science in focus, but I'm really open to pretty much anything except for combat and action heavy stuff.

So far I have seen (movies included for reference):

  • Scavengers Reign (loved it, one of the best animated shows I've ever seen)
  • Planetes (good show in general, but sometimes a bit too silly)
  • Paprika (loved it)
  • Ghost in the Shell + Stand Alone Complex (loved the movie, liked the show)
  • Rick and Morty (i like it)
  • Fantastic Planet (loved it)
  • Gandahar (loved it)
  • The Animatrix (loved it)
  • Starchaser (liked it a lot)
  • Strange World (loved it)
  • Futurama (loved it)
  • Bravest Warriors (loved it)
  • Final Space (liked it a lot)
  • Deep Space 69 (i liked it)
  • Solar Opposites (I like it)
  • Gravity Falls (love it)
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2024/06/28
09:03 UTC

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Contact (Sagan) - "and no cupboards with jars of marmalade were in evidence"?

I'm reading Contact, the dodecahedrol Machine has departed and Ellie makes the quote to describe how she thinks they haven't fallen under the crust of the Earth. I can't figure out what is being referenced? Children's story? Maybe something US based (I'm in the UK). Might a kind soul here help me out?

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2024/06/28
06:13 UTC

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Outcasts, released in 2011 by BBC, is a good show to watch

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2024/06/28
04:59 UTC

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Do you think Fritz Lang's 1927 film "Metropolis" Influenced Science Fiction as a genre towards dystopian themes? Please explain your thought process either way.

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2024/06/28
04:19 UTC

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core narratives as old as time

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2024/06/28
02:21 UTC

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The X-Files | Season 1 | Episode 3 | Squeeze | Reaction

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2024/06/28
02:18 UTC

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Has there ever been a bigger crash and burn than Season 2 of Revolution?

It’s almost as if they didn’t PLAN for there to be a season 2, but when it got one, they just tried to hit the reset button and do season 1 all over again.

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2024/06/28
00:04 UTC

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Hypothetical fusion rocket question

Let’s say there’s a hypothetical fusion rocket. It looks just like the archetypal needled prow, cylindrical body, and tailfins. The decks are stacked vertically like a skyscraper. It uses RCS thrusters and an internal flywheel/gyroscope for maneuvering. It can maintain a constant acceleration of 1 G.

The rocketship is very nimble and can perform evasive maneuvers.

Where would the optimal position be for crew members working on the command deck?

Ideally there will be a chair for the Captain, and individual stations for Astrogation, Radar, and Communications (so, three stations with seats—maybe four). Where should the stations be located?

I’m thinking in terms of emergency evasive maneuvers, like spinning on its axis.

Should the crew have their backs against the bulkheads, the way we have our backs to the wall inside a carnival Grav-o-Tron ride? Their stations could extend from the bulkhead and wrap around them?

Or should they be arranged like the Enterprise bridge or Battlestar Galactica CIC, placed across/throughout the deck, facing the bulkhead?

The rocketship has no inertial compensators. Crew uses a combination of gimballed acceleration chair, seatbelts, and g-suits to deal with maneuvers.

I’ve included a pic to help visualize my question.

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2024/06/27
23:58 UTC

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Trying to remember a novel title

Forgive me if this is the wrong sub to ask this, I'm trying to remember the name of a book (or series) that involved a team of humans having to geoengineer another planet to hide a civilization from a galaxy traveling automated planet killer?

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2024/06/27
23:03 UTC

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New Dystopian Sci-Fi - Full Cast Audio Drama, Into The Zapper by Conway Fitzgerald

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2024/06/27
22:40 UTC

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Latest sci fi soundtrack themed music release

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2024/06/27
22:03 UTC

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Scavengers Reign - REWATCH

I know I know everybody is hyping this show on here but I genuinely love it and after starting a rewatch it's even better. One of my all-times.

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2024/06/27
21:28 UTC

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Halo

So I’d put off watching this series for a while, due to a combination of negative chatter, not really having any attachment to the games (played the 1st on PC and I think a bit of the second at some point) and military sci fi not really being my favourite sub-genre. Basically it kept getting pushed down the list.

But I just finished the first season in like 3 days and…it’s kinda great.

Am I missing something? Like what we’re the main issues folks had with it? Not close to the games? Is that it? I thought it had compelling characters with complex motivations, an exciting not-entirely-predictable story (at least for someone not so familiar with the games), and great action with generally pretty good production value.

Honestly I’m kinda surprised the show kicked so much ass. Enjoyed it way more than playing the games.

Am I alone?

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2024/06/27
20:01 UTC

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Rate the Role: James Marsters as Spike (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

5 Stars = Best, 1 Star = Worst

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2024/06/27
19:55 UTC

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Silly Sci-fi name game:

  1. Choose an alien race.

  2. Replace all the vowels (a, e, I, on, u) in your username with 'olo'. If two vowels are together in your name, replace them with 'ololo'

  3. Introduce yourself as (revised name) of (alien race)

And go.

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2024/06/27
19:25 UTC

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Is clarkesworld less serious than other sci fi publishers?

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2024/06/27
19:08 UTC

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Time travel sci fi webcomic story on webtoon canvas - "Nova"

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2024/06/27
18:49 UTC

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New Cyborg Design for Our first Indie Game "Celestial Return" - Inspired by the Bird Shrike and Blame!. Hope You Enjoy!

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2024/06/27
18:23 UTC

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Please do a reprise of Rocket Man now that you have been to space.

William Shatner has finally been to space, a true rocket man. He immediately returned to Earth with whole new perspectives. I can only expect that recording a new version of his spoken word version of the Elton John song will reflect his interpretations and yield a different performance. I have no doubt that he can wow us.

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2024/06/27
17:54 UTC

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Sci-fi audio drama series, "Oakbridge"

We just released episode 1 of our debut season! Episode 2 is coming tomorrow at 5PM Pacific/8PM Eastern. Episode 1 is live and available on all podcast platforms including Spotify and Apple. Oakbridge is a sci-fi/mystery/thriller/horror set in the early 1990s and centers around mysterious occurrences that plague the small town of Oakbridge, Ohio after the US government erects a nuclear power plant there. Oakbridge is in the vein of Stranger Things, The X-Files, The Outer Limits, Twin Peaks, etc.

https://oakbridgeseries.podbean.com/

For more info on the show and to follow us on social media, please visit our website https://oakbridgeshow.wixsite.com/audiodrama

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2024/06/27
17:40 UTC

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Return of the Senate

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2024/06/27
17:26 UTC

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Cyberpunk girl. Personal artwork.

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2024/06/27
17:14 UTC

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For good or ill, with flying killer sheep The Boys has arrived at its Z Nation zombie cheese wheel moment

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2024/06/27
16:58 UTC

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Hardware Lock Module & Key (discussing idea and brainstorming)

Hi, Raven talking. I'm certainly trying to gather up a community who is really into hightech, and this idea came through:

Into a society that uses a lot of modular devices, a LockModule should be a fine addition to a house, safe, etc. For this example, we'll call it "LockModule 5" and its counter part, the "LockModule Key 5"

The rough idea is basing a password or lock combination into hardware instead of depending solely on software wich can be easily bruteforced.

The LockModule 5 will be a device similar to a box, wich can be installed anywhere that accepts a module. This box would have a slot (similar to a RAM slot in a computer) in the internal side, and little "needles" in the inside for making contacts with the key. Depending on the number of the module (in this case, 5) is the amount of needles, and thus the number of slots connections at the bottom. Wish I could attach a photo of my drawing.

The Key 5 in fact, is a pcb board with a set of 5 holes, and these connected to the slot connections. It may also have an integrated chip which can determine the number of connections on the key. (For compatibility reasons)

The theory would be, that if I send different pulses through the needles of the module (varying in strength, wave length, etc), they would travel through the paths on the pcb board and insert directly into the slot, in wich of course, a computer will do the necessary calculations for determining if it's either the right key or not.

This would be a little trickier to bruteforce as it also manages several connections and waves that have to return exactly as they were in the input. And even if you find a way to trick the hardware, you would still have a hard time with a LockModule 16 because of the millions of passwords.

Is this a viable solution? Do you see any flaws or critical issues to address? This is not a "fix it" post, just brainstorming ideas into how could we work it out.

Regarding the images, I'll share with you a link to a Google folder so you can see the sketches

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2024/06/27
16:43 UTC

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In a few sentences, give someone who doesn't read scifi/fantasy a reason to give it a try.

I work at a library and am doing a display on this year's Hugo nominations. I've collected a nice group of interested patrons by engaging anyone checking out these kinds of materials, but I know many people have a bias against the scifi/fantasygenres. I'm not super hopeful I will/can convert anyone, but give me your best pitch: give me a few sentences to convince someone who doesn't read scifi/fantasy a reason to give it a try.

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2024/06/27
15:40 UTC

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New to Sci-Fi, what should I read next?

I’v recently finished Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky and enjoyed the first half of it. I’m looking into finding my next book/books to read!

I have also considered exploring Ursula Le Guin and Isaac Asimov’s works but would love to know what people who have read more would suggest. Please don’t hold back on your recommends.

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2024/06/27
15:26 UTC

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Reading Solaris for the first time. YOIKES!!!!

Who loved it? Hated it? Is this horror?

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2024/06/27
15:13 UTC

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Suggest me some scifi movies

So i recently thought of watching some scifi movies ... i really like movies like inception , interstellar ,shutter island, stranger things , journey to the center of the earth etc...pls suggest me some movies like these which are good

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2024/06/27
14:16 UTC

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