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Old October 11th, 2018, 01:50 PM
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I'd love there to be a solid movie in this genre.

Just like indy Jones or The Mummy as "Pulp 1930's" genre, something like this, done today, would be great.
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I'd love there to be a solid movie in this genre.

Just like indy Jones or The Mummy as "Pulp 1930's" genre, something like this, done today, would be great.
I'm partial to this one:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sky_Ca...ld_of_Tomorrow
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Fan theory holds that Mary Ann represents envy.
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Old October 11th, 2018, 04:51 PM
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Also, perhaps, a moonmoon.

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LIBRARY DATA
Disintegrator Pistol
The Dissolvo Mark II Disintegrator Pistol is the preferred ray gun of dedicated pistoleers throughout Retropolis, and beyond!
Bulky, but of high quality.
For a similar item of lower quality, try the Mark I.
Hmm. How about these as well?

Rocket Pistol A gyrojet weapon, except of course, somehow it works, doesn't suffer any of the drawbacks of real gyrojet weapons. Shoots rockets, has no appreciable recoil. When fired it has a characteristic "pop" noise, producing a puff of smoke, and some pyrotechnic sparks from the barrel and sometimes some residual flames as some of the propellant will still be burning in the barrel; this is completely normal and safe and does not hamper the function of the weapon in the least. The men of Great Britain are said to use a variant of a Rocket Pistol which fire tiny turbine-engined rounds; the performance is similar but the weapon makes a very distinct warbling "chuuuu" noise. Some rocket pistols have longer barrels, where they may fire a number of utility rounds, such as grapnels or harpoons, which when combined with a winch on a space-man's utility belt allow him to scale up walls or board starships. Despite this secondary use, Rocket Pistols are usually regarded as weapons first.

Beam Pistol Fires "heat beams." Sometimes known as a firegun. The beam can be focused or dispersed, much like a magnifying glass typically using knobs or dials on the weapon. The weapon is usually chrome and looks like a large egg with a pistol grip on it with a barrel extending from the narrowed end of the egg. It has very characteristic disc-shaped radiators along the barrel. On a high focus, it can be used as a cutting torch or a welding tool similar to an arc welder (no we don't worry about flux in this world). When used as a weapon, it causes painful heat which used as non-lethal method to drive off enemies. With a more focused beam, it will burn holes in targets at a distance. It can also be used to start campfires. While short-ranged it is popular with rocket-men because it doubles as a utility tool. When fired in a wide beam it produces a characteristic reddish beam that looks like someone overlaid a red acetate cone over starting at the barrel and extending some distance. On a focused beam, it causes small charred spots on a target, typically with a weak flame like someone set fire to a cotton ball over the wound. Due to the power required when used as a ranged weapon, it fires in pulses, making a characteristic "pew pew pew" sound.

Reaction Pistol Fires a jet of flame. Always used in pairs. Similar to the Beam Pistol, it is not the most efficient of weapons, but finds extensive favor as it also serves as a tool and not just a weapon. The Reaction Pistol is intended to be used, holstered in a special belt at the hips, where pulling the triggers produces a jet of flame that is used to allow space-men to move around in space (it is a reaction thruster); by adjusting the angle and burn of the pistols, experienced space-men may maneuver very expertly. Due to the skill required to use Reaction Pistols well, they are considered the realm of well-trained marines and dashing bravos. In some worlds, Reaction Pistols are used along with cutlasses for boarding actions. On the cramped close-quarters fights on rocket ships the short range of Reaction Pistols is not a drawback. In worlds with significant gravity, the Reaction Pistol is insufficient for sustained flight; however it can be used for rocket-assisted jumps as well as a replacement for parachutes or jet packs for braking to make safe landfall after jumping out of a flitter or rocket ship for instance. When used as a weapon, the thruster somehow does not cause massive recoil, but allows the weapon to shoot an invisible "heat-beam" that causes incendiary effects similar to that of a Beam Pistol.
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Beautiful, thank you.
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