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The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release => General UQM Discussion => Topic started by: XR4-IT on August 29, 2006, 10:34:50 pm

Title: Could the Orz be a Nod to “The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy”?
Post by: XR4-IT on August 29, 2006, 10:34:50 pm
“The Babel fish is small, yellow and leechlike, and probably the oddest thing in the Universe. It feeds on brainwave energy received not from its own carrier but from those around it. It absorbs all unconscious mental frequencies from this brainwave energy to nourish itself with. It then excretes into the mind of its carrier a telepathic matrix formed by combining the conscious thought frequencies with nerve signals picked up from the speech centres of the brain which has supplied them. The practical upshot of all this is that if you stick a Babel fish in your ear you can instantly understand anything said to you in any form of language.”

Are the Orz: a yellow fish that is nigh imposable to understand a joke about the babel fish?

Title: Re: Could the Orz be a Nod to “The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy”?
Post by: Defender on August 30, 2006, 01:44:07 am
Is the awnser to everything in the universe really 42? Stay tuned for this and more...

Title: Re: Could the Orz be a Nod to “The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy”?
Post by: Cronos on August 30, 2006, 03:12:14 am
A good connection, but heres a better one :P

Church of the SubGenius (

Read the article first.

I draw the following connections.

The picture of J.R "Bob" Dobbs bears a striking resembelance to Proffessor Zorg.

Toys For Bob. Need I say more?


However, in a purposely contradictory fashion, they have also claimed that they are "SubGenius" because being a genius is not very fun.

A link to the Pkunk and being so good as to wrap back round to evil? Vague I'll admit.


The Church encourages humor, comedy, parody, and satire far more than most religious faiths. This belief is probably why the Church is seen on one level as an elaborate joke, an arguably postmodern mockery of organized religion, and a parody of controversial religious groups and cults, especially Scientology, Evangelicalism (evangelical, or fundamentalist, Protestantism, and "televangelism"). Almost nothing is considered off-limits to comedy in SubGenius circles, and the group's jokes often veer into the realm of bad taste. Church members frequently pull practical jokes on each other, even as they are using their comedic talents to other ends.

A gelatinous link to the Ilwrath and the Umgah o_O


An important SubGenius event occurs on July 5, 1998: X-Day. The Church had been predicting that on this day the world would be destroyed by invading alien armies known as the X-ists. Only the members of the Church of the SubGenius were expected to be saved from this SubGenius version of the apocalypse, by being carried away in the spaceships of the Sex-Goddesses. Although that day and each subsequent July 5 has passed without evidence of an alien invasion, the faithful membership still gather for the "Rupture" at a campground in western New York state to herald this SubGenius holiday. Reverend Ivan Stang has given many excuses for the failure of the Rupture to happen, such as claiming that "Bob" betrayed all SubGenii, that the scriptures were accidentally read upside down (hence the real year of the Rupture will be 8661), or that due to calendrical error or sabotage it is not yet really 1998. Some would argue that it did happen, albeit in a metaphysical and/or allegorical manner requiring greater flexion of paradigm to truly understand. Others have suggested that the X-ists did visit Earth as predicted, but that the planet we know as Earth was either secretly switched with Mars sometime during or shortly after World War II, or that the X-ists left with the persuasion that mankind will do the job as well, if not better.

Another gelatinous link to Homo Deus, the Syreen (Sex Goddesses anyone?) and the Kohr-Ah's Cleansing.

Title: Re: Could the Orz be a Nod to “The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy”?
Post by: Mugz the Sane on September 01, 2006, 09:55:37 am
If the answer to Life, the Universe & Everything is indeed 42...

...then the question should actually be 'How many crew in a capital ship?'