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View Poll Results: The Greatest Empire in Science Fiction is...
The Shadows
1
1.16%
The Terran Federation (Starhip Troopers)
1
1.16%
The United Federation of Planets
14
16.28%
The Galactic Empire
48
55.81%
The Vorlons
5
5.81%
The Daleks
4
4.65%
The Alliance (Fire Fly)
1
1.16%
The Centauri Republic
0
0%
The Klingon Empire
2
2.33%
The Borg Collective
10
11.63%
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Greatest Empire in Science Fiction...

Old 01-08-06, 02:32 PM
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Greatest Empire in Science Fiction...

I don't know whether I should put this in the TV or Movie section, but what is your favourite superpower in science fiction?

My favourite superpowers in science fiction is the Galactic Empire by far and the Daleks.
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I would say the Spaceballs, but I'm not sure if they're actually an empire. I mean, they do have a president.
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Posted by Joe Molotov: I would say the Spaceballs, but I'm not sure if they're actually an empire. I mean, they do have a president.
And they had a superweapon that had a setting that could switch from "suck" to "blow"!
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I like sci-fi as much as the next guy but I'm not familiar with several of these "empires". How about the movie or series they are from as well.
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How about the Empire in the Dune Universe?
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it's not a movie, but in Isaac Asimov's Foundation, the empire spanned the entire galaxy and was able to control the entire galaxy
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I don't consider the UFP an "Empire."

But, I'll give my vote to the Borg. They're badass.
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I think I only know 2 or 3 of those
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I'm not a sci-fi geek, but I knew what seven of these were. Yikes!
Old 01-08-06, 06:51 PM
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Originally Posted by kitkat
I'm not a sci-fi geek, but I knew what seven of these were. Yikes!
That's cause the majority of the selections are from either Star Wars, Star Trek, or Babylon 5.
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star wars is the only one I know.
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The Galactic Empire, derrr.

501st represent!
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The Borg
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I refuse to believe that the Vorlons or Shadows couldn't eradicate the Galactic Empire in one day, maybe two.
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I don't remember its exact name, but the Catholic Church from Dan Simmons' Hyperion Cantos. Those suckers would whup most anyone.

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Originally Posted by al_bundy
it's not a movie, but in Isaac Asimov's Foundation, the empire spanned the entire galaxy and was able to control the entire galaxy
He said Science Fiction, not SF movies or TV, so I pick this one.
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Originally Posted by rw2516
I refuse to believe that the Vorlons or Shadows couldn't eradicate the Galactic Empire in one day, maybe two.
I agree. I voted for The Shadows as they were the one on the list that always provided the most suspense and dread.
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Posted by rw2516: I refuse to believe that the Vorlons or Shadows couldn't eradicate the Galactic Empire in one day, maybe two.
Both the Shadows and Vorlons were galaxy spanning superpowers for millions of years and they had access to un-Godly technology.

But the Galactic Empire is a galaxy spanning superpower as well and the Death Star seems to be a match for a Vorlon Planet Killer or a typical Shadow ship. Unless we never got to see the real Vorlon and Shadow battle-fleets in Babylon 5.

Posted by uberjoe: I don't remember its exact name, but the Catholic Church from Dan Simmons' Hyperion Cantos. Those suckers would whup most anyone.
What is the Catholic Church's level of technology? How much territory do they hold? How big is their space navy? Do they have superweapons?
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Originally Posted by mike45
How about the Empire in the Dune Universe?
That's what I thought also.
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The Galactic Empire sucked! Their foot soldiers couldn't shoot the broad side of a barn!
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Originally Posted by Demontooth
Their foot soldiers couldn't shoot the broad side of a barn!
True, but what does that say about the denizens of the planets it ruled for some 23 years?
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Okay, I just realized I only knew six of these. I confused Vorlons with Vogons.
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What is the Catholic Church's level of technology? How much territory do they hold? How big is their space navy? Do they have superweapons?
How many divisions does the Pope have?
-Joseph Stalin
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Resistance is futile!
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Originally Posted by Ginwen
He said Science Fiction, not SF movies or TV, so I pick this one.
Seconded.

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