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by MartinK
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Subjugation Universe
Topic: Retribution, chapter 5, (spoilers)
Replies: 73
Views: 2372

Re: Retribution, chapter 5, (spoilers)

Actually, the evidence is pretty strong to suggest that Neanderthals did not exactly die out. Rather it seems more likely that at least a portion of them actually interbred with Homo Sapiens. I mean, the average modern human has a few percent of Neanderthal DNA. Yes, human DNA contains a few bits o...
by MartinK
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Subjugation Universe
Topic: Retribution, chapter 5, (spoilers)
Replies: 73
Views: 2372

Re: Retribution, chapter 5, (spoilers)

Umm, where did you get the idea that only the one set of Neanderthal remains were found? (at least that's what I read you to mean by "and those remains in the valley that gave them their name were the only ones we ever found"). They have been found all over Europe and southwestern Asia, and over a ...
by MartinK
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Subjugation Universe
Topic: Retribution, chapter 5, (spoilers)
Replies: 73
Views: 2372

Re: Retribution, chapter 5, (spoilers)

Re. real-life generation ships: you have to have a reasonable target first (that is one that you want to be at once you arrive), plus a reason for the investment. Right now both of those are lacking. Well, of course. Humans have come up with a system that works for them: capitalism. It provides a l...
by MartinK
Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Subjugation Universe
Topic: Retribution, chapter 5, (spoilers)
Replies: 73
Views: 2372

Re: Retribution, chapter 5, (spoilers)

Except that if the entire world was re-made then I would expect that too to be incredibly apparent, based on a very short fossil record. Right now we have been told that Feay and vulpers are close enough to inter-breed with their Earth counterparts. Either that holds across the biosphere (in which ...
by MartinK
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Subjugation Universe
Topic: Retribution, chapter 5, (spoilers)
Replies: 73
Views: 2372

Re: Retribution, chapter 5, (spoilers)

[...]Yes, a million semi sentient AI versus 1 fighter pilot would be effective. But the more you deploy a purely AI army the more likely someone will find a simple way to nullify your entire force. Why? Because the larger your army the simpler your overall security measures are going to be. Why? Be...
by MartinK
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Subjugation Universe
Topic: Retribution, chapter 5, (spoilers)
Replies: 73
Views: 2372

Re: Retribution, chapter 5, (spoilers)

The question I find more perplexing is that unless all of Draconis was re-made for the Feay it should have been plenty apparent to the Feay that they aren't native to the planet, that there were significant genetic differences between themselves and every other living thing on Draconis. Do they cho...
by MartinK
Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Subjugation Universe
Topic: Retribution, chapter 5, (spoilers)
Replies: 73
Views: 2372

Re: Retribution, chapter 5, (spoilers)

I believe that it is your assumption that the genes of the dreamers have been altered. I personally did not discount the possibility that the dreamers are naturally occurring. I base this on Jason's comment about the adaptability of the Faey, I could be wrong... I agree with that, I seem to remembe...
by MartinK
Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Subjugation Universe
Topic: Retribution, chapter 5, (spoilers)
Replies: 73
Views: 2372

Re: Retribution, chapter 5, (spoilers)

Pretty sure they don't trust most of their slave races enough to let them fight in battle. I mean we are talking about a species that is even less trusting than humans The threat of destruction of their homeworld would surely be a very reliable threat to stop wholesale betrayel. And small group bet...
by MartinK
Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Subjugation Universe
Topic: Retribution, chapter 5, (spoilers)
Replies: 73
Views: 2372

Re: Retribution, chapter 5, (spoilers)

Most advanced tech of the benga was stolen from the consortium, which was stolen from some Karrine refugees. There is no guarantee their medical tech progressed to similar levels. WE have already cloned animals successfully! We also routinely do artificial implantation in humans to help nature alon...
by MartinK
Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Subjugation Universe
Topic: Retribution, chapter 5, (spoilers)
Replies: 73
Views: 2372

Re: Retribution, chapter 5, (spoilers)

In addition, they can use this system and fleet, to keep the syndicate full attention while the kimdori go after those dreamers that were stolen away. They went from a population of millions to thousands. It might not even be a viable number. They can't be locked into VR all the time, as they need ...
by MartinK
Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Subjugation Universe
Topic: Retribution, chapter 5, (spoilers)
Replies: 73
Views: 2372

Re: Retribution, chapter 5, (spoilers)

He already did. That mecha pilot has to be the one whose POV Fel showed during Chapter 4. That guy was in space. Do you really think he would run away from the fight up above to - again - fight the same fight on the planet? Despite the fact that you essentially control the planet if you have ships ...
by MartinK
Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Subjugation Universe
Topic: Retribution, chapter 4, (spoilers)
Replies: 25
Views: 1372

Re: Retribution, chapter 4, (spoilers)

I really liked Lieutenant Gen Lun Ba Ru, I hope he survives, maybe as a prisoner of war or the like. He's to cool to die in one chapter. The fact that he had no idea about the Dreamers probably hints that not everybody in the Syndicate would be exactly pleased with the torturing of small children f...
by MartinK
Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Star Wars - last jedi
Replies: 11
Views: 646

Re: Star Wars - last jedi

Pff I think Star Wars fans should just be glad that Last Jedi isn't a somehow a remake of Empire Strikes Back. A remake of Empire Strikes Back?! Now you've done it. Within the next 10 years Disney will come up with the glorious idea of doing the first three movies from back in the '70s again. It's ...
by MartinK
Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Star Wars - last jedi
Replies: 11
Views: 646

Re: Star Wars - last jedi

..., i have no interest in some of the big names in the genre. The Star Wars expanded universe isn't all that bad. It got me reading english books when I was young - translation took more than a year per book and I just couldn't wait so I ordered an english book. Had the nice side effect of providi...
by MartinK
Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Star Wars - last jedi
Replies: 11
Views: 646

Re: Star Wars - last jedi

The last few star trek movies also took a different route than previous series or books, but they at least tried to reason that this new star trek is in a parallel universe and so things might be a bit different. Star Wars just throws nice special effects at us and expects a rain of gold as a result...