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Saturday - Wednesday: Concept and development[edit source]

Up until Wednesday, 5th Whenever 2010, ideas for the current colonization, which is


can be hashed out here. The discussion below should be geared towards what sort of concept the article will have. All colonizers are welcome to participate in the discussion.

Sometime Thursday, 6th Whenever 2010, a general outline from these ideas will be compiled and posted somewhere around here. Other things that could happen during this planning phase include deciding which participants will be working on which sections, although that is strictly optional.

Post your opinions and ideas for SCIENCE FICTION below.

Resources to guide discussions[edit source]

Through the history of colonization, some things have been found to work well. You might want to check User:SysRq/Example_Colonization and see Uncyclopedia_talk:Imperial_Colonization/Creationism#IMPERIAL_COLONIZATION_OF_THIS_ARTICLE_BEGINS_HERE, Uncyclopedia talk:Imperial Colonization/Batman, or Uncyclopedia talk:Imperial Colonization/Discordianism for ideas on how to begin.

For an idea of what we have had previously, look through the histories of Science fiction and Science Fiction.

For real life examples of stuff relating to Sci Fi, see:

For other parody sites (badly translated) take on sci fi:

For a free large screen tv, see Free offer Nominally Humane! some time Saturday, 04:21, May 1 2010 UTC

Article ideas[edit source]

An article treating some major science fiction series from an in-universe perspective, but eventually (or maybe rather soon) it becomes clear that the author believes all of this stuff to be real. (Like how Scientologists believe L. Ron Hubbard's fairy tales.) Sir SockySexy girls.jpg Mermaid with dolphin.jpg Tired Marilyn Monroe.jpg (talk) (stalk)Magnemite.gif Icons-flag-be.png GUN SotM UotM PMotM UotYPotM WotM 13:20, 1 May 2010

We could take proven science, i.e. gravity, and call that science fiction while explaining that the reason it is science fiction is because of something that is actually science fiction, i.e. the force, alien forces, global warming, etc. Just a thought. --Striker2117 19:28, May 1, 2010 (UTC)

And, after seeing all the griping from VFH, I would highly recommend we don't write in first person.--Striker2117 06:57, May 2, 2010 (UTC)
I'm concerned that we may be trying to be too clever in the concept on this one. Science fiction is a genre that is ripe for ridicule based upon the inherit stupidity and over-the-top nature. I'd actually suggest we keep this a fairly straight article in regards to concept but have it peppered with comedic insight, while maintaining an encyclopaedic style - a direct spork from Wikipedia:Science Fiction. Something similar to what was done with Love or Six Hats. Nominally Humane! some time Monday, 22:54, May 3 2010 UTC
Well, I for one think it should be "sciency" with a touch of disdain sarcasm. Oh, and have (relevant) pictures of hot scantily clad women and muscly he-men.  Avast Matey!!! Happytimes are here!* Happytimes.gif (talk) (stalk) Π   ~ Xkey280.jpg ~  03 May 2010 ~ 07:59 (UTC)
How about a sappy romance novel involving scientists, and mundane scientific technology? -- Simsilikesims(♀UN) Talk here. 07:40, May 4, 2010 (UTC)

Star (insert another word here)[edit source]

It's not sci-fi without mentioning Star Wars/Trek/Gate and pretty much any other movie/tv show that starts with the word "Star" in the title. So thats gotta be mentioned. --ManiacJaSg.gif-Maniac1075Complain Here 08:15, May 4, 2010 (UTC)

Death Star, Star Jones, Star of David. And it shouldn't all be encylopdic, I'd like to do a section about a heavyweight fight between Robert Heinlein and Ray Bradbury (Big build up, and then of course Heinlein kicks his ass in the first 9 seconds). Aleister sans chains 9:43 4 5 MMX
Symbol for vote.svg For Heinlein kicking ass right at the start.  Avast Matey!!! Happytimes are here!* Happytimes.gif (talk) (stalk) Π   ~ Xkey280.jpg ~  05 May 2010 ~ 00:11 (UTC)
Symbol declined.svg Against. Regretfully, the non-encyclopaedic thing is what has, in part, doomed Discordianism to it's non feature state. I'd love to see this done as a separate article though. Maybe an unBook? Nominally Humane! some time Wednesday, 00:52, May 5 2010 UTC
Ok, I'll work on that. Heinlein vs Bradbury, look for it at an arena near you soon. Al sans chains 16:33 5 5 MMX
The Last Star Fighter, Starscream, Starman, Dark Star, Stark naked, SuperStar Happytimes.gif.
Space Truckers... RIP Mr. Hopper.  Avast Matey!!! Happytimes are here!* Happytimes.gif (talk) (stalk) Π   ~ Xkey280.jpg ~  30 May 2010 ~ 19:26 (UTC)

Nerd bashing?[edit source]

General article containing nerd-bashing, and all of the above and from this comment. GiratinaOriginForme.png |Si Plebius Dato' Joe ang Pinoy CUN|IC Kill Don't be fooled. I'm an Aussie too. | 08:42, May 4, 2010 (UTC)

Leave Britney "Booger" alone! ManiacJaSg.gif-Maniac1075Complain Here 10:34, May 4, 2010 (UTC)
Naw, leave Booger alone!!! as a wise man recently said. Al des chain 00:47 5 5 mmx

Summary[edit source]

- Okay, I'd like to have this concept sewn up within the next 24 hours. To date we have the article being predomdomnantly encyclopaedic in nature, containing nerd bashing, relationship to every significant sci-fi serial to date with Star in the title (does Star fuckers incorporated count?). Obviously some commentary on the fanboy nature of sci-fi fans and the conventions. Also include Strikers concept of incorporating Science into Sci fi - maybe a section on a significant scientific figure like Einstein or Newton and make out that his work was all speculative science fiction. (Of interest here is that black holes were first speculated upon in Scifi befor they bebecame science fact, and that robotics was a word created by Asimov and has now lent itself to a field of science that in all rights should be robology or automotology). Oh, and of course lots of pictures of semi-clad men/women. Anything else we want to include or exclude? Nominally Humane! some time Wednesday, 00:50, May 5 2010 UTC

Er, is it "Science Fiction" or "Science fiction"???  Avast Matey!!! Happytimes are here!* Happytimes.gif (talk) (stalk) Π   ~ Xkey280.jpg ~  05 May 2010 ~ 00:59 (UTC)
SF, caps, I'd say. Al UnChained 1:00 5 5 mmx
And this horrendous soup missed out the Heavyweight fight! Aleister UnChained, I like that! 1:02 5 5 mmx
Cool! So my mom is OK? Al
Didn't miss out on heavyweight fight - just chose not to use it (See comment above.) And this is actually taking Science fiction and Science Fiction and we were going to roll them together into the one article which I was thinking of keeping as Science fiction however due to suggestion from an IP we might want to name YOUR MOTHER SUCKS COCKS IN HELL MOTHERFUCKER! Nominally Humane! some time Wednesday, 01:06, May 5 2010 UTC
Chose not to use it!!!! YOUR MOTHER SUCKS COCKS IN HELL MOTHERFUCKER! Aleister UnChained 1:08 5 5 mmx
The previous articles have been linked to a lot of really crappy articles so we may want to NOT do that for this.
Having said that, the gallery is pretty slim too. Who wants to surf the uncylo-interwebs for moar pics?  Avast Matey!!! Happytimes are here!* Happytimes.gif (talk) (stalk) Π   ~ Xkey280.jpg ~  05 May 2010 ~ 01:23 (UTC)
I don't know if its gone, but the YOUR MOTHER etc. on the photo gallery has just given me my biggest laugh I've had on uncy. Kicking my legs and laughing like crazy. Al sans chains 1:25 5 5 mmx
*Grins* & LOL! It's gone now but I have time-honored it with a quote!  Avast Matey!!! Happytimes are here!* Happytimes.gif (talk) (stalk) Π   ~ Xkey280.jpg ~  05 May 2010 ~ 01:29 (UTC)
That's it! I didn't know you can link to a past page. I want to make it my user page for awhile. Thanks! Al few minutes later
I prefer "science fiction", but I honestly don't think it's that important. Images can be found: here, there and maybe here too. YOUR MOTHER SUCKS COCKS IN HELL MOTHERFUCKER! Sir SockySexy girls.jpg Mermaid with dolphin.jpg Tired Marilyn Monroe.jpg (talk) (stalk)Magnemite.gif Icons-flag-be.png GUN SotM UotM PMotM UotYPotM WotM 01:37, 5 May 2010
Can't lowercase the first letter, hence my preference for Science fiction. YOUR MOTHER SUCKS COCKS IN HELL MOTHERFUCKER! Nominally Humane! some time Wednesday, 02:06, May 5 2010 UTC

YOUR MOTHER SUCKS COCKS IN HELL MOTHERFUCKER! – Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk • contribs)

Science Fiction redirects to Science fiction is my suggestion. Also I like the encylopedia spork idea. I think incorporating all that stuff is going to be very hard to make work--unless we make it all sound encyclopedic. And by the way constructed metal workers (robots) go all the way back to the ancients who invisioned Hephaestus i.e. Vulcan manufacturing golden handmaids. And the concept of communication sattelites was made by Arthur C. Clarke who later kicked himself when they really were invented, because as a scientist he could actually have worked on craating the real thing first. Also Uncyclopedia is The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. King of the Internet Alden Loveshade??? (royal court)  22:26, May 5, 2010 (UTC)
I say we exclude references to fantasy, except to deride it for not being Sci-fi.  Avast Matey!!! Happytimes are here!* Happytimes.gif (talk) (stalk) Π   ~ Xkey280.jpg ~  06 May 2010 ~ 01:18 (UTC)

Please fix the dates[edit source]

I'm on vacation and....could somebody who knows what they're supposed to be please fix the dates? I'm assuming we aren't supposed to have suggestions for the article done a month before we decided to do the article. Unless of course we're talking time travel. King of the Internet Alden Loveshade??? (royal court)  22:16, May 5, 2010 (UTC)

It's not my fault - it's all the fault of the previous administration. Nominally Humane! some time Wednesday, 23:51, May 5 2010 UTC
If I recall my history correctly, the previous administration was impeached and sent "on vacation". Aleister unChains 00:18 6 5 MMX
I inherited the mistakes of the previous previous adminstration! And I was framed! It's all a plot of the CONSPIRACY! King of the Internet Alden Loveshade??? (royal court)  00:26, May 6, 2010 (UTC)
It really depends on what the definition of is, is.  Avast Matey!!! Happytimes are here!* Happytimes.gif (talk) (stalk) Π   ~ Xkey280.jpg ~  06 May 2010 ~ 01:15 (UTC)
A wizard did it! Nominally Humane! some time Thursday, 02:26, May 6 2010 UTC
Did you see I added categories to A wizard did it! You may have more categories which could fit the page. Al des unchains 2:29 6 5 mmx
I'm going to redo the image I have on there at the moment. Good so far, but could be much better. This discussion is not getting Science fiction done though. Nominally Humane! some time Thursday, 02:39, May 6 2010 UTC
You put the image in? I thought Cheddar did. It's amazing as is, what can you do to improve it? As for Science fiction, when it starts it will probably evolve quickly and that's where the shape of it will likely take place. Anything else to talk about, or should we just open the wine and remember the good times? Al unchain 2:42 6 5 mmx
I'm more a fan of spirits then wine. Having said that, I had a thought. The Wiki page on Sci fi has a good structure, and I'm thinking we can follow that structure up to the fanboy section, ignoring the related genres. The Scifi in different cultures doesn't really gel. But if we were to make a brief mention of all the different examples we were talking about before (Star wars, Star trek, Serenity, etc) in the sub genres as an illustration of them, that would mean that we had a reason to include them, and keep this as a coherent whole. Also by doing it that way we have a consistency of voice, which is one of the issues that the Tim Burton collab seemed to have. I was intending to have a concept fully fleshed out by now, but earning money is getting in the way. (Psst - don't tell my boss I'm here.) Nominally Humane! some time Thursday, 04:39, May 6 2010 UTC

Concept finalised[edit source]

  • Encyclopaedic article
  • Follow structure of Wikipedia (loosely)
  • Stick to sci fi and avoid dropping into related genres, but do explore sub-genres
  • Lots of references back to Star Wars, Star Trek, Back to the Future, Doctor Who, Serenity, and a multitude of other popular sci fi franchises
  • Play on the definition of Sci fi at the start, as it's such a grey concept, but everyone knows what it is
  • Refer back to Tempest by Shakespeare as an example of Sci Fi
  • Anything else people want to add, feel free, as long as it sticks to the general idea of an encyclopaedic article.
Get to it!

Nominally Humane! some time Thursday, 12:39, May 6 2010 UTC

Uncyclopedia:Imperial Colonization/Science fiction/Images
-- Please forgive me for butting in but it's so hard letting go of the helm. King of the Internet Alden Loveshade??? (royal court)  03:40, May 7, 2010 (UTC)

Read the Concept please?[edit source]

I just reverted a bunch of edits that were totally off the concept. I probably won't do a lot of edits to this cuz I'm not a big sci fi fan I like fantasy better. But please read the concept before you edit? :) Admin DAP Dame Pleb Com. Miley Spears (talk) 21:47, May 6, 2010 (UTC)

Those bunch of edits were mine and being that I was the person who nommed the topic I would appreciate if I had some leeway in shaping the style and concept. And, as a Science fiction fan, the lead sentence I wrote is probably as good as we're going to see anywhere, and I'll admit I'm wrong when a better one comes along. Al sans chains 3:53 7 5 MMX
Sorry, AiC, but I'm going to have to go with Puppy and Miley on this one. As for your shaping the concept, the concept has already been shaped by consensus and described in detail by Puppy, who is the current head of IC and in charge of this colonization. And as Puppy's assistant and the previous head of IC, I also don't see those edits as fitting the concept that was agreed on for this article. (If I recall correctly, you and I had almost this same discussion on Batman/Bruce Wayne--and when you got hold of the concept, you were a major part of getting that article featured). King of the Internet Alden Loveshade??? (royal court)  04:08, May 7, 2010 (UTC)
I just mentioned some leeway, not to shape the overall concept. And all my edits were reverted, not a word or comma left, although the sections I had written or started all seemed to fit the concept (Jules Verne, H.G. Wells, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Superman). While others might not like it, I loved my lead sentence, and for me it sums up in a few words much of the history of 20th century SciFi--imnho many SF fans would find it funny. When not even a comma is kept by Miley it's like "Huh?" Al sans chains 4:19 7 5 mmx
My suspicion is Miley thought it was edits by some non-IC user. King of the Internet Alden Loveshade??? (royal court)  04:26, May 7, 2010 (UTC)
Makes no difference who wrote them, IP, me, or Mordillo. Some were on topic and should have been kept. A little of my emoted comments on this come from the end result of last months project, which I blame myself for, in part, for not being assertive enough.Al des chains 4:29 7 5 mmx
We have a difference of opinion. If a non-IC member made an edit to an IC article and I thought it was right on, I'd put a tongue-in-cheek note on that user's page encouraging them to apply to join. If it wasn't right on, I'd cut it all out, leave a note on their talk page telling them they were off concept and usually invite them to apply to join.
And please don't blame yourself for "not being assertive enough." People going around being "assertive" is I think a big part of why IC only did one colonization in six months, and why that article failed VFH almost immediately. In fact I was ready to leave IC because of the infighting until I got put in charge. When I was head, we had about the least "assertive" group I've seen---and got our first two articles featured. Remember, it took Batman two tries, and I honestly suspect our current VFH will eventually get featured. King of the Internet Alden Loveshade??? (royal court)  04:46, May 7, 2010 (UTC)
Sorry I've been busy for most of the day. Al - I liked your edits, but they made it impossible for anyone else to add onto this without it going completely tangential to the consensus concept. Having said that I've undone the edits, not reverted. This way they are kept in history and I was looking at adding a substantial amount of what you've done back in. But the concept is the framework, and that did remove the idea of the non-encyclopaedic aspect. If you wanted to rewrite the article yourself, then it would have been better to not have included this into the IC project. As it is this has become an IC article, and I undid your edits knowing that they were yours, for exactly the reason I mentioned above, and in the edit summary. Nominally Humane! some time Friday, 06:54, May 7 2010 UTC
Al, do you think you can flesh out a bit more of the fight in the text boxes the way that I have? I'm thinking that if we have a few of these at various points throughout - obviously set apart from the main text - we can have an encyclopaedic article and still get the humour value of the fight in there. Also I've brought back some of your previous text and worked it into the article - I think the other examples you had would work better as illustrations of the sub-genres. I've thrown down a few paragraphs to get us started - sorry if I seem to be throwing my weight around here, but I just want to keep it on track, and I'm expecting people to rewrite what I've done better than I have (and yes, I'm looking at you two, Fredd and Al.) Nominally Humane! some time Friday, 11:46, May 7 2010 UTC

The history of science fiction[edit source]

Now that I'm no longer the head of IC I don't have to be so diplomatic (Puppy does, though, heh heh). I'm not saying there isn't salvageable material in this section, but as it is now it sounds largely random and off concept. King of the Internet Alden Loveshade??? (royal court)  19:54, May 7, 2010 (UTC)

The big problem is that if we are going off of the Wikipedia page, it's generally just one big paragraph full of names and links with no room for funny. So it has to be expanded out. Also, the police box is a reference to Dr. Who (as stated in the concept) and Heinlein, Assimov, and Clarke were the three big Sci-Fi writers of the mid-90s. --Sirrah CatshirE Chess the Striker2117 20:02, May 7, 2010 (UTC)
The mid 50s to the mid 90's, with Bradbury thrown in. Putting funny in about Jules Verne, H.G. Wells, Burroughs, etc. will bring it around to the Star Wars Star Trek stuff and all the other material mentioned in the concept. Why not just work on those sections now and let some of the early sections shape themselves? Thanks. Al des chains a few minutes after the last post
Oops, I meant to say mid-1900s not 90s, but Aleister corrected it. But I suppose we can work on the sub-genres and other stuff and then come back to history at the end.--Sirrah CatshirE Chess the Striker2117 20:58, May 7, 2010 (UTC)
L. Ron Hubbard, Dianetics aka Scientology, was highly popular during that time too. King of the Internet Alden Loveshade??? (royal court)  18:05, May 8, 2010 (UTC)
"let some of the early sections shape themselves?" Hey, that's great. A self-writing article. King of the Internet Alden Loveshade??? (royal court)  18:02, May 8, 2010 (UTC)
Otherwise referred to as cut and paste from Douglas Adams or Terry Pratchett. Nominally Humane! some time Sunday, 02:38, May 9 2010 UTC
I'm trying to write some of the history and keep getting caught up in facts with little funny. The Orson Welles bit doesn't work, and so we have (seems I'm trying to talk my way through it here) Verne, Wells, and Burroughs as the Big Three who predate the other big uns of Heinein, Asimov, Bradbury and Clarke (skipping over John Campbell, E.E. Smith, the whole '1930s and 1940s pulp era). It's doable in broad strokes like that, and I'll dive back in and see what's there. Does anyone like the Plato stuff? Not sure I do any more, maybe we can actually start sci-fi with Genesis as the first "scientific tall tales" book told around campfires to ancient nerds (who organized the first sci-tall-tales convention and dressed as their favorite biboical character). Nah. And Hubbard was actually a major sci-fi figure and a member of the the L.A. writer's circle before, as Heinlein said about him, "he ascended into heaven". 'Al rambling 3:21 9 5 MMX
Nah, I've got nothing. Will rest for now. I'm not at my best with strictly encyclopedic pages, and don't do the spork thing out of personal preference. I promise to step up to the plate soon and join you guys on this interesting mission. Al des chain 3:44 9 5 MMX
I've thrown evolution in as a see also and was thinking the same re creationism or intelligent design. Broad brush strokes are good - they allow others to fill in the detail, which works well as a collab. Nominally Humane! some time Sunday, 04:09, May 9 2010 UTC
If we're doing "real" pre-science fiction science fiction, Hephaestus i.e. Vulcan had metal handmaids, i.e. robots made out of gold. And there's the story of Icarus and his father Daedalus who constructed wings out of feathers and wax. They of course flew until Icarus flew too close to the sun and the heat melted the wax. That story has a "logical" explanation and uses the idea of advanced technology for its time. King of the Internet Alden Loveshade??? (royal court)  05:35, May 9, 2010 (UTC)

Science Fictionally Inept[edit source]

Science Fictionally Inept exists. Don't know if it's helpful, but it's there. King of the Internet Alden Loveshade??? (royal court)  03:45, May 7, 2010 (UTC)

Also Category:Science Fiction and Category:Mass Media. Nominally Humane! some time Friday, 11:49, May 7 2010 UTC

IC Gallery of Galleries[edit source]

Uncyclopedia:Imperial Colonization/Gallery -- thanks Happytimes; that will help keep the IC history together and findable. Cool. King of the Internet Alden Loveshade??? (royal court)  05:51, May 9, 2010 (UTC)

You are welcome! Been workin' on it awhile (and it would have been done sooner if I wasn't so lazy/didn't have a life) and I think I finally got the concept nailed down and implemented. If anyone has any suggestions let me know.  Avast Matey!!! Happytimes are here!* Happytimes.gif (talk) (stalk) Π   ~ Xkey280.jpg ~  21 May 2010 ~ 03:30 (UTC)
Added some vids.  Avast Matey!!! Happytimes are here!* Happytimes.gif (talk) (stalk) Π   ~ Xkey280.jpg ~  22 May 2010 ~ 23:09 (UTC)

Next chapters?[edit source]

First off, with genres, do you want to put more types in place? Such as, Space Opera, Cyber Punk etc? And how about chapters about:

  • Epic SF sagas (Dune. Foundation, Ring world series etc)?
  • Famous/Infamous SF movies? (obvious Star Wars, Star Trek, Bladerunner, 2001 etc)?
  • Modern writers?
  • Future of SF?

~Jewriken.GIF 00:33, May 10, 2010 (UTC)

Good Questions. The way the wikipedia page is set out is:
    * 1 Definitions
    * 2 History
          o 2.1 Innovation
    * 3 Subgenres
          o 3.1 Hard SF
          o 3.2 Soft and social SF
          o 3.3 Cyberpunk
          o 3.4 Time travel
          o 3.5 Alternate history
          o 3.6 Military SF
          o 3.7 Superhuman
          o 3.8 Apocalyptic
          o 3.9 Space opera
          o 3.10 Space Western
          o 3.11 Other sub-genres
    * 4 Related genres
          o 4.1 Speculative fiction, fantasy, and horror
          o 4.2 Fantasy
          o 4.3 Horror fiction
          o 4.4 Mystery fiction
          o 4.5 Superhero fiction
    * 5 Fandom and community
          o 5.1 Awards
          o 5.2 Conventions, clubs, and organizations
          o 5.3 Fanzines and online fandom
          o 5.4 Fan fiction
    * 6 Science fiction studies
    * 7 Science fiction world-wide
          o 7.1 Africa and African diaspora
          o 7.2 Asia
          o 7.3 Europe
          o 7.4 Oceania
          o 7.5 North America
    * 8 See also
    * 9 Notes and references
          o 9.1 Notes
          o 9.2 References
    * 10 External links
My thoughts were to have this page on similar lines, going something like this:
    * 1 Definitions
    * 2 History
    * 3 Subgenres
          o 3.1 Hard SF
              o 3.1.1 Ringworld
          o 3.2 Soft and social SF
              o 3.2.1 Brave New world (linked to Soma)
              o 3.2.2 1984
          o 3.3 Cyberpunk
              o 3.3.1 Blade runner
          o 3.4 Time travel
              o 3.4.1 Doctor Who
          o 3.5 Alternate history
              o 3.5.1 Back to the future
          o 3.6 Military SF
              o 3.6.1 Starship Troopers
          o 3.7 Superhuman
              o 3.7.1 Superman, Batman, X-men, etc.
              o 3.7.2 Robocop
          o 3.8 Apocalyptic
              o 3.8.1 Mad Max
              o 3.8.2 28 days later
          o 3.9 Space opera
              o 3.9.1 Star Wars
              o 3.9.2 Star Trek
              o 3.9.3 Galaxy Quest
          o 3.10 Space Western
              o 3.9.1 Firefly / Serenity
    * 5 Fandom and community
          o 5.1 Awards 
          o 5.2 Conventions, clubs, and organizations
          o 5.3 Fanzines and online fandom
          o 5.4 Fan fiction
    * 6 See also
Although the sub chapter for the particular genres are just thrown in as possible examples, but this would be, in my mind, the most logical place to put in a brief about different specific examples. Superhero genre is actually slightly different to superhuman, but enough overlap that it will work. I would like to include Galaxy quest in here somewhere, especially as we're going to be pointing out the fanboy community and all it's foibles. As for the sub chapters for fandom - honestly I have no idea on what would work best there. The concept and the scope here is fairly vast, so having that as an inclusive in this article may just be overload, and we might be better off dragging that back to a separate article, and just having a brief mention here will be enough. I've left Red Dwarf and Spaceballs out of the above, as well as Foundation, 2001 and Dune, not because I don't believe they should be included, but just because I also don't want to over-extend the concept. But whoever wants to write about whichever particular example of scifi is welcome to do so and add it in where ever it would fit as an example of this genre. I've just manipulated the fantastic work done on Hard SF to show you what I mean. Nominally Humane! some time Monday, 02:01, May 10 2010 UTC
I just found out Brave New World (film) (scheduled 2011) Ridley Scott, Leonardo DiCaprio collaborating - This then has to be included to ensure its topicality. Also the song Soma by Pendulum. Nominally Humane! some time Monday, 02:05, May 10 2010 UTC
Brave New World? Cool--I hope. Ridley Scott is good at getting the feel of a world, and Brave New World needs to feel different. And Leonardo DiCaprio is in my opinion a much better actor than some of his roles would indicate. Some of that book wouldn't pass modern-day censors, though. In many ways, much of English-speaking society is a lot more prudish than it was in the beginning of the 1930s. King of the Internet Alden Loveshade??? (royal court)  01:51, May 11, 2010 (UTC)

I know we've already got quite a large article here already, but how about a What Sci fi has taught us section, like red alert showing its a bad idea to go back in time and shoot hitler etc...--DougalJabber at me. 13:08, May 11, 2010 (UTC)

Just realised that would probably fit rather nicely into alternate history/time travel anyway, nevermind.--DougalJabber at me. 13:09, May 11, 2010 (UTC)

Progress report[edit source]

It all seems to be going well so far. Some areas need a little more meat on their bones, and some areas need a little tightening up. I'd like to say we'll have a first draft done by Wednesday. The fanboyism hasn't been touched, but I am thinking that the mammoth amount we have so far may lead us to drop that idea.

So, from here I'm thinking:

  • Finalise the various sub-genres (Star Wars can also be classsified as Space Cowboyish)
  • Add in the examples in each

That will take us until Monday, and then:

  • Proofreed and quality check all areas
  • Sweep through to ensure consistent voice
  • Add in images relating to topic
  • Create or continue running threads

On Wednesday I would like to be able to put this up for review. As PEE works on a suck and blow basis, I'm also giving credit to IC members who work on tidying up the queue over the next few days. (Haven't worked out how yet, but I'm thinking about something. If anyone has an idea about apt recognition, feel free to let me know.)

I'm aware PLS is on at the moment, so sooner this is finished sooner we can get to our own prize-winning articles.

Good work so far, colonizers!

Nominally Humane! some time Friday, 05:26, May 14 2010 UTC
Personally, I'm pleased to see a lot has been done on this. I was afraid when I retired as head of IC that things would die again, and I'm very glad that hasn't happened. Way to go, Colonizers! I think there's some very good stuff in the article, but I do think a lot of it still needs some serious work. But that's OK, that's what happens with a work in progress. As I haven't done much so far other than making suggestions and gathering pics, I plan to do some serious editing/polishing. Also I know several definitions of "queue" but must confess I don't know what you mean by "tidying up the queue." Retying a ponytail or straightening the people waiting in line? King of the Internet Alden Loveshade??? (royal court)  06:03, May 14, 2010 (UTC)
Was referring to people doing PEE reviews. Nominally Humane! some time Friday, 06:27, May 14 2010 UTC
Oh, that queue. Hopefully, I'll get two done this month so I can make my 50. King of the Internet Alden Loveshade??? (royal court)  18:13, May 15, 2010 (UTC)
How about giving us a few more days at least, this is such a large topic and to really make it fly like a goose, although I guess after the pee review also counts as time. As for Why?'s serious editing and polishing, my revert finger is locked and loaded, unless its not needed (Why? and I have different styles, but that's what a collab is for, I've been told by experts in the field). Al des chains 18:21 15 5 MMX
AiC, sure we're different; that's what makes us special. I think our styles (with a whole lot of work from others) meshed quite well on Batman/Bruce Wayne, and the voters apparently agreed. But I think my style on HowTo:Be Homeless in America was very different from my style on Sun Bees. When I'm doing a collab, I simply try to fit it with the rest. If you'll notice, the three articles for which I led the colonization are very different in style: compare Creationism to Discordianism to Bruce Wayne. I didn't set the tone or style for any of those; I simply went along with the group. King of the Internet Alden Loveshade??? (royal court)  18:32, May 15, 2010 (UTC)
By the way, I won't be doing much if anything on Science fiction for a couple of days. After that, you or any IC member is welcome to change anything you don't like. As always on a colab, I'll go with the consensus. King of the Internet Alden Loveshade??? (royal court)  18:36, May 15, 2010 (UTC)
OK, an interesting self-assessment. I haven't compared. But more importantly, Puppy will roll over us both anyway. Al learning to play with others 18:39 15 5 mmx
Oh Good Goddess I Hope So! King of the Internet Alden Loveshade??? (royal court)  18:42, May 15, 2010 (UTC)

Extension[edit source]

Due to mutiny suggestions from several contributors, I have extended the deadline for the first draft until Satyrsday to give a little more leeway for those of you who wish to contribute to PLS. Although I should have you all keelhauled for your slackness. Nominally Humane! some time Monday, 06:42, May 17 2010 UTC

I have just done what Scientists and Technologists thought impossible: I have corrected PuppyOnTheRadio's coding (for proof, compare this version to the previous one). I AM THE AWESOMENESS!!!! King of the Internet Alden Loveshade??? (royal court)  01:46, May 18, 2010 (UTC)
My coding was perfect - it had exactly the result I was after. You're just not post-modern enough to understand it. Nominally Humane! some time Tuesday, 02:18, May 18 2010 UTC

Pictures (or the lack thereof)[edit source]

Warning: people in the future HATE disco and will lasers you to death on sight!

I think we miss pictures, and especially originally chopped ones. At the moment it looks a bit blocky to me. ~Jewriken.GIF 06:34, May 18, 2010 (UTC)

Agreed, but I've always considered text to be paramount, and images to be secondary, so I work on them in that order. But feel free to add images in. Nominally Humane! some time Tuesday, 07:52, May 18 2010 UTC
Got another idea, how about we put some floating quotes (like the Heinlein one) from known Scifi characters, commenting on the article's quality? I'll put a couple of examples. ~Jewriken.GIF 13:47, May 18, 2010 (UTC)
Anyone notice under Concept finalised above there's a whole page of photos and room for many more? I hope I didn't build that page for nothing. King of the Internet Alden Loveshade??? (royal court)  04:29, May 22, 2010 (UTC)
Yes! I also built this page, which included WHY?'s that page into it to be inclusive;
Of which they're all part of the bigger gallery overview of colonizations at Uncyclopedia:Imperial Colonization/Gallery
  (as referenced by WHY up there ).  Avast Matey!!! Happytimes are here!* Happytimes.gif (talk) (stalk) Π   ~ Xkey280.jpg ~  22 May 2010 ~ 20:31 (UTC)
Great, but isn't that a bit redundant? The name of the page doesn't matter to me terribly; I gave it a title to be consistent with the image pages for our last three colonizations. King of the Internet Alden Loveshade??? (royal court)  04:59, May 23, 2010 (UTC)

Will go to Pee Review on Monday, the 24th[edit source]

A long time yet, we have a little over three days to shape this up before a pee review request on Monday. So let's make it the best sci-fi page on any clown site. We can do it! Al des chains 00:23 21 5 MMX

One think I'm still missing here is Dune, I think it's a must really. But under which category you put it? Also, under Military scifi - starship troopers? Eternal War trilogy? THERE IS SO MUCH WE NEED TO PUT! MY HEAD HURTS! ~Jewriken.GIF 14:24, May 21, 2010 (UTC)

Also, Battlestar Galactica. Sir SockySexy girls.jpg Mermaid with dolphin.jpg Tired Marilyn Monroe.jpg (talk) (stalk)Magnemite.gif Icons-flag-be.png GUN SotM UotM PMotM UotYPotM WotM 21:54, 21 May 2010
I hope to do some edits very early Monday, hopefully before it goes to Pee Review. I'm having some significant problems on the employment and other fronts. However, if I edit it, I will go by the guidelines established for this article, which will mean some significant changes. Sorry I haven't gotten to it before now, but real life is seriously interfering. King of the Internet Alden Loveshade??? (royal court)  04:42, May 22, 2010 (UTC)
Damn lack of internets! Nominally Humane! some time Saturday, 05:32, May 22 2010 UTC
Sorry about the lack on battlestar galactica and starship troopers, I did think of doing it, but ive never seen a single episode of either and dont have the time to watch any or research it, so I thought id leave it to someone else if they thought it was needed...--DougalJabber at me. 19:14, May 22, 2010 (UTC)

Unless Puppy has another timetable let's put it on Pee Review about 15:00 UTC on Monday. This will give some extra time for people to go in and revert Why?'s edits, an important step in the process. hee hee. And more time to work on it too. Al sans chains 19:32 22 5 MMX
Um, let's not write about Starship Troopers outside of the book 'cause the disaster that was the first movie makes my heart sad.  Avast Matey!!! Happytimes are here!* Happytimes.gif (talk) (stalk) Π   ~ Xkey280.jpg ~  22 May 2010 ~ 20:53 (UTC)
(How director Paul Verhoeven was able to give us that drek (minus the co-ed naked shower scene) after the likes of Robocop & Total Recall is beyond me. At lest this 1978 video is better! (How does that guy have space glitter hands?!?)
I recomend we cover Space: Above and Beyond instead, that series kicked ass!  Avast Matey!!! Happytimes are here!* Happytimes.gif (talk) (stalk) Π   ~ Xkey280.jpg ~  22 May 2010 ~ 21:46 (UTC)
I have limited internets at the moment, so beyond what I said a week ago I have no other suggestions for further improvement. I don't see a need to include any other examples - this was never intended to be an exhaustive list. Oh, and starship troopers has to be one of the funniest movies I have ever seen. Nominally Humane! some time Sunday, 01:42, May 23 2010 UTC
Very funny, AiC. But yeah, that might give me enough time to screw up the article. King of the Internet Alden Loveshade??? (royal court)  04:50, May 23, 2010 (UTC)
Well, I had the time several hours ago, but I didn't have the access. I tried logging in several times and couldn't. I thought Wikia had gotten the $%$@#%! login thing fixed. But once again I underestimated the universe's ability to screw things up. King of the Internet Alden Loveshade??? (royal court)  19:21, May 24, 2010 (UTC)
Seeing as how I haven't done anything on the article other than participate in discussions and assemble some possible images, perhaps I could do the Pee Review. If there's a problem because of my involvement, post a note here within the time it takes light in a vaccuum to travel 2.59020684 × 1013 meters / 2. If there's no objection, I'll have the review done in the time it would light in a vaccuum to travel an additional 2.59020684 × 1013 meters. (That means if there's no objection from IC within 12 hours, I'll review this within 24 hours after that 12 hour period). King of the Internet Alden Loveshade??? (royal court)  19:38, May 24, 2010 (UTC)

Science Fiction Pee Review[edit source]

I Pee Reviewed Uncyclopedia:Imperial Colonization/project aka Science Fiction based on version 4563018 of 15:20, May 24, 2010. I hope this helps! King of the Internet Alden Loveshade??? (royal court)  05:46, May 26, 2010 (UTC)

A lot to go through. HELPME was also going to donate his services, and again in the interests of non-prejudice I'm going to hold off on commenting for the next 24 hours. Nominally Humane! some time Wednesday, 05:59, May 26 2010 UTC
I'm still doing that! I just have an exam tomorrow and have to study. I've made progress, but it's not finished or anything.--Sir HELPME Talk (more? --> CUN ROTM NOTM Pleb USS Pees SK ) On Thursday, 01:23, May 27 2010 UTC
I'd suggest everyone wait until HELPME chimes in. Al des chains 00:30 27 5 MMX
Agreed. If anyone has any inspiriation to do stuff in the meantime feel free to play in your userspace and bring it back later. Nominally Humane! some time Thursday, 02:57, May 27 2010 UTC
I'm assuming that after the 2nd review is finished we'll have some sort of discussion over them? ~Jewriken.GIF 13:30, May 27, 2010 (UTC)
And the horse you rode in on. Al des chains 19:42 27 5 MMX
The second review is now done and in great detail thanks to my son HELPME--did I mention I adopted him? King of the Internet Alden Loveshade??? (royal court)  16:50, May 29, 2010 (UTC)

I made a template![edit source]

Feel free to add anything I might have forgotten. Sir SockySexy girls.jpg Mermaid with dolphin.jpg Tired Marilyn Monroe.jpg (talk) (stalk)Magnemite.gif Icons-flag-be.png GUN SotM UotM PMotM UotYPotM WotM 13:43, 24 May 2010

You forgot to needlessly praise me... how will I ever know if I'm doing a good job if not for baseless kudos?  Avast Matey!!! Happytimes are here!* Happytimes.gif (talk) (stalk) Π   ~ Xkey280.jpg ~  27 May 2010 ~ 00:40 (UTC)
Great Socky! Thanks! And needless praise to the banana! King of the Internet Alden Loveshade??? (royal court)  15:22, May 28, 2010 (UTC)
Huzzzah!!  Avast Matey!!! Happytimes are here!* Happytimes.gif (talk) (stalk) Π   ~ Xkey280.jpg ~  29 May 2010 ~ 00:23 (UTC)

A note from the Privateer of the Realm[edit source]

As was mentioned a little while ago I was going to come on board as the fearless commander for the period of a month. This has meant that over the past 30 odd days I have been considering my future as the leader of this glorious team of nation builders. After much deliberation, I have decided that I will hand the reigns back to the true leader of IC, so that I can get back to writing, 'chopping, and reviewing the way that I have been previously. However, this means that I will continue to be a member of IC, working on this article until it is highlighted, along with trying to get back to working on Discordianism, which I said I would do something with in 24 hours - and that was about 4 weeks ago.

In the meantime, I'd like to get rocking on next months colonisation sooner rather than later. To that end I'd suggest that now is the time to nominate articles to be next months colonisation. Also Discordianism needs to be rewritten somewhat - if anyone has any fresh inspiration having been away from that so long feel free.

Anchors away! Nominally Humane! some time Friday, 06:04, May 28 2010 UTC

PuppyOnTheRadio did say he would head IC for 30 days and then consider the future, and he has done that. I thank him very much for keeping IC going through May.
However, I headed IC on a temporary basis myself, originally for one (1) colonization. However, I did agree to see three (3) colonizations through, which I did--Creationism, Batman Bruce Wayne, and Discordianism. I appreciate the work colonizers did during that time, and was very pleased with it. But I have completed my time as head of IC, and hope someone else who's qualified will step forward.
As for Puppy rewriting Discordianism, there are a number of helpful suggestions from various people on that article's talk page, and I'd suggest he check those out. King of the Internet Alden Loveshade??? (royal court)  15:20, May 28, 2010 (UTC)
Already planned to - in fact I have been as I've been going along. Al has done some good work on it recently as well. I'll put more on Discordianism's talk page shortly.
As for the reigns of IC, I'm throwing it open to whoever would like to pick them up.If there is no head then it will fall to group consensus as to direction, etc. I personally think that a break until July to get Discordianism and Science fiction to FA status may not be a bad move. Given the time frame of a month has been insufficient for the last few collabs, given the scope, and nothing new nominated for next month, this may be the wisest course so that we don't have IC being burnt out. Nominally Humane! some time Saturday, 20:36, May 29 2010 UTC
I have no problem with Puppy's suggestions. I will add, however, that the three collaborations Creationism, Batman/Bruce Wayne and Discordianism were all completed in less than a month (pre-Pee Review) and were completed on schedule. Also while I would certainly love to see Discordianism and Science fiction featured, a small reminder that writing feature articles is not the stated goal of IC. The goal is to take less-than-adequate articles that many readers are likely to see and make them more than adequate. Being featured is a nice bonus, but strictly extra. An article that's rewritten well but not featured is an IC success. King of the Internet Alden Loveshade??? (royal court)  13:31, May 30, 2010 (UTC)
And by that token, Science fiction has been completed in a timely manner as well. I'm a perfectionist though, and would prefer to see both Discordianism and this featured. And, more to the point, I headed up IC for a period of a month. The floor is now open for anyone to take it on. Without a head of IC, I can't conceive of a project for June. (But I'd be happy to be proven wrong.)Nominally Humane! some time Sunday, 21:52, May 30 2010 UTC

Second PEE review[edit source]

I've just read through. Both of these raise good points - Why?s is from a more sci-fi fan perspective, and HELPME's from a non-fan. Some areas need expansion to aid with explanation, but it appears that all areas need some work. We have a good base point to work from. Anyone want to throw forward any ideas on what to do from here? Nominally Humane! some time Saturday, 20:36, May 29 2010 UTC

I think both of the reviewers caught many mistakes and weak points, and they also missed many of the jokes and satire. Let's not throw the babe out with the bathwater, and lose so much or what is actually, imnho, very good. So I see a problem. If we go by the pee reviews, the entire page might be huffed and we keep one or two photos. So let's tread carefully in edits. I personally agree that the beginning needs to be cut way down, with just an intro leading into the stories. As for some obvious misses in the pees, Rastafari is correct, not Rastafarian; the robot in the last pic is a robot, that's Data, and that's what makes the gif funny--because it's Data who is supposedly emotionless at that stage of his life; Kilgore Trout isn't real, but is loved as if he were real, that's the joke, and for him to organize major Sci-fi activities is the joke; Bradbury is shown as weak compared to Heinlein--Heinlein is a man's man macho writer while Bradbury loves ravines and emo twists, so the sticks and stone of the ravine do break his bones and that has great meaning to fans of Bradbury, and is funny; and on and on. So it seems that not everyone will find each section funny, and just as there are hundreds of kinds of SF fans there will be hundreds of takes on this page. Our job, as I see it, is to make the page flow well and let the reader discover their own particular gems among the parts they won't care about (not everyone likes Star Trek and Ringworld, not everyone likes on and on.. .) A long initial comment, so enough for now. Maybe a good start would be to just fix the tech. errors and misspellings that HELPME found. Al des chains 20:58 29 5 MMX
Al, I understand those jokes are hilarious to you- but you know about sci-fi. Casual readers might not. Also, I said not to get rid of the good parts at the end of the review.--Sir HELPME Talk (more? --> CUN ROTM NOTM Pleb USS Pees SK ) On Sunday, 12:10, May 30 2010 UTC
Al, I understand those jokes are hilarious to you and you know about sci-fi. But I also know SF, and my opinion stands. But because you brought them up, I'm going to touch on points mentioned above.
  1. According to both Webster's Third International Dictionary and the Oxford English Dictionary, the word is "Rastafarian"--neither one has the word "Rastafari."
  2. In the Star Trek universe, Data is called an android with a positronic brain (the brain concept is from Asimov), and is not called a robot. That point, however, I must admit is minor.
  3. I've know for many years that Kilgore Trout is fictional but didn't find that part funny (although as I admitted I haven't read Venus on the Half-Shell. But I don't think it's wise for the humour in a whole section to depend upon the reader having read a specific book that's not all that terribly well known).
  4. I know a fair amount about the late Heinlein and I know Bradbury very well. I don't find the idea of them fighting funny no matter how macho someone imagines the often ill Heinlein was. Also I've read a great deal of Bradbury's books and stories but "the sticks and stone of the ravine do break his bones and that has great meaning to fans of Bradbury" does not have great meaning to me--I'm not even sure what it's talking about.
  5. And so on. Thanks to the members of IC for considering HELPME and my reviews. You have two detailed reviews to go by, one by a fan and one of a non-fan, which I think is very fortunate. I'm very glad HELPME did a review in addition to my drivel. King of the Internet Alden Loveshade??? (royal court)  05:21, May 30, 2010 (UTC)
I wish you had joined in the writing of the page. As for some of your points, in this fun debating society, Rastafari is the correct term among the Rastafari themselves, and forgive the good people at Webster's Third and Oxford for their ignorance. Yes, Data is an android, but still a robot too, as are we all--which was much of the point of Data's character in the series. The Trout book was just thrown in, not really important to the joke of adding Trout's name to the greats of science fiction, as he was so added in the Vonnegut universe (in Vonnegut's universe Trout was the greatest of the greats, but not famous because he sold his wares to minor pulp publishers who used them to augment illustrations of naked women, rapes, and heady romance stories, so real sf fans never read him). The fighting of Heinlein, even though he is late and was often ill, relates to their writing styles, and Heinlein at 70, after his stroke, probably could have still punched Bradbury's lights out physically. Even now, being late, he could still put up a good fight. Bradbury's ravine is his great symbol for all things childhood. The detailed reviews should help, and they provide some good tweeks, but their presence doesn't have to reshape the page although they do guide and give us a promise of a better page to come. Al des chains 12:58 30 5 MMX
Thank you. I would like to have worked on this page too--I did at least give suggestions and make a gallery. SF is one of my favorite topics, but real life intruded--and I wanted to back away because I had just been head of IC. Also I stand by my statements. King of the Internet Alden Loveshade??? (royal court)  13:36, May 30, 2010 (UTC)

So I noticed, (Dear HELPME... sigh,)[edit source]

that people were defending the work (as opposed to actually working) so I thought I would too. HELPME said (about Cyberpunk) "The second paragraph has no jokes, sigh." but he was wrong, there were actually five jokes in there (granted some (possibly) not very good jokes (to you) mind you...)

  1. The "high-tech and low-life" parody-line comes straight from the opening sentence over at Wikipedia, (Which is also why I added "portmanteau" to the definition in the first paragraph.) and also gave me an excuse to spork low-life as well (Which does have a link to Wikia.).
  2. The word play of juxtapositioning the best way to experience "high-tech" Cyberpunkology is with low tech comic books.
  3. A link joke juxtapositioning high-life & stoned.
  4. The concept of of juxtapositioning the best way to experience "high-tech" Cyberpunk is with low tech radio (which to my knowledge has never had cyberpunk done on the radio).
  5. The "hilarious" joke combining courtesy & Megacorporations (in relation to the cyberpunk-style megacorps who are NEVER courteous (see Robocop, etc.)).

Granted I expanded & re-wrote the entire section (minus the quote) after Pee review because it was lacking (adding AOL-Time Warner & Disney definitions to the megacorp line for example.) So I don't disagree with Why? & HELPME for the most part, I just think that people aren't going to get all the jokes in this article UNLESS they have a specific base level of information. (From the conversation here it looks as if the primary focus should be the voice of the article.)  Avast Matey!!! Happytimes are here!* Happytimes.gif (talk) (stalk) Π   ~ Xkey280.jpg ~  30 May 2010 ~ 22:36 (UTC) (Also, I don't understand the box either, I just assumed it was hilarious based on the wikia link & source material it came from (a running statement throughout the book perhaps?).  Avast Matey!!! Happytimes are here!* Happytimes.gif (talk) (stalk) Π   ~ Xkey280.jpg ~  30 May 2010 ~ 22:39 (UTC))


(Get back to work!)[edit source]

Well, that was a fun exchange of ideas. Now, back to the topic at hand, let's see what can be done to improve the article. Nominally Humane! some time Sunday, 21:18, May 30 2010 UTC
iz hopeless mon, de page has the ju-ju and needs to be huffed mon. Al of de chains, my brother, mon 22:19 30 5 MMX