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#1 User is offline   Korora 

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 10:34 AM

1. A mystery man who has really changed in the last twenty-four hours, an AWOL sailor, and a mad scientist's former secretary must impersonate a government official and his assistants in order to save colonists from the serious gaps in their history books. (TV story)

2. Aliens mistake a LARP based off a centuries-old story for reality, creating considerable problems for a shipful of explorers from very far away. (TV story)

3. When an old philanthropist vanishes, his heir inherits the very being of Jakooth's second-in-command. To get rid of this, he needs guidance from a dangerous psychopath. (Book series)

4. A guy learns that his whole life is a lie and that the prize everyone is eagerly waiting for is an appointment with reMahn-Shooth. This is the version with a happy ending. (Film)

5. A boy who's really packing heat gets a literal lift from a classmate. It turns out that their principal problem is only half-solved. (Novel)

6. When a guy gets unlimited railway travel, he soon learns that an old interior decorating fad harbors a sinister secret. (Book series)

7. Trained killer cats are needed to survive hyperspace with one's wits intact. (Short story)

8. A dimwit demonstrates a special way with animals and masquerades as a telepathic warrior monk. (TV story) Identified by Gehn Lord of Ages

9. A scholar learns that disaster is imminent, but is sent to the next town over to meet a farmer, an athlete, a fashion designer, a vet, and a baker. Then they Darmok-and-Jalad their way to a confrontation with the instigator of the disaster. This was the plan to redeem said instigator. (TV story) Identified by Shinkansen

10. A murderer gets vigilante justice on a train. One of the greatest sleuths ever sympathizes with the vigilantes. (Novel) Identified by Allatwan

11. A reporter for a controversial children's newspaper visits a scholar. His investigation of why someone is loitering by the scholar's apartment uncovers a plot for a fascist coup d'├ętat in another country. (Comic album) Identified by Gehn Lord of Ages

12. A mercenary betrays one of his crewmates. Her pursuers nearly kill him for knowing too much and the captain threatens him with spacing. (TV story)

13. A force of guerilla shapeshifters get zapped back in time and mixed up in a war of eons past. They will never look at Vector Prime the same way again. (Juvenile novel)

14. When a painting turns into a Gateway Image, two siblings and their jerk cousin are drawn into a universe where the two are historical VIP's. On an eastward voyage the jerk ceases to be a jerk and tragic romance begins between the King and a lovely young lady. (Juvenile novel) Identified by Zenoc2

15. Two resistance fighters go to desperate lengths to steal a leafy crown so their leader can impress a snob. (Comic album)

16. A stranger defeats a tyrant, frees the leader of the resistance, and then destroys the world to get a message out. (Computer game) Identified by Zenoc2

17. A man instigates an avian revolution and beats up crooks who want a piece of the action. (Stage play)

18. The Nazis are thwarted by an ear worm. (Short story)

19. After a small-time crook is gunned down, he thinks he's on the Perfect Age when he's really on Jakooth's. (TV story)

20. A civilized warrior in barbarian trappings saves the rightful queen from her sister's machinations. (Short story)

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 03:34 PM

14 is
Spoiler
isn't it?

And the easy one, 16, is
Spoiler


12 sounds like something from
Spoiler

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 04:55 PM

View PostZenoc2, on 14 December 2011 - 03:34 PM, said:

14 is
Spoiler
isn't it?
Correct.

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And the easy one, 16, is
Spoiler
Correct.

Quote

12 sounds like something from
Spoiler
Yes, it's from there. But more specific, please.

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Posted 14 December 2011 - 06:46 PM

View PostKorora, on 14 December 2011 - 04:55 PM, said:

View PostZenoc2, on 14 December 2011 - 03:34 PM, said:

12 sounds like something from
Spoiler
Yes, it's from there. But more specific, please.

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Meh. I haven't seen the show, and I won't cheat by Googling the plot. :p
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Posted 14 December 2011 - 11:56 PM

8. A completely wild guess based off a synopsis for an episode that I read offhand months ago.
Spoiler


11.
Spoiler

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 03:54 AM

I'm not sure about this but will give it a try:

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 08:51 AM

Gehn Lord of Ages: 8. It's called Bombad Jedi but I'll give it to you.
11. Got it.

Allatwan: You got 10, but not the others.

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 08:40 PM

#9 is the
Spoiler



And isn't #4
Spoiler

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 06:07 AM

I actually think 4 might be
Spoiler

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 11:33 AM

Shinkansen: 9 is correct, 4 is not.
AaronAKAAtrus: Not correct.

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 06:26 PM

1. Must be
Spoiler


2. I'm tempted to say
Spoiler

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 02:53 PM

View PostMenelmacar, on 12 March 2012 - 06:26 PM, said:

1. Must be
Spoiler


2. I'm tempted to say
Spoiler

Neither. Hint: 1 is Classic Who.

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