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Old 12-20-2012, 07:58 PM   #1
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Default The 10 biggest "BOOMS" in scifi?

So far I got the Death Star blowing up Alderaan
Carter blowing up a star in Stargate SG1
McKay blowing up a solar system in Stargate:Atlantis

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Old 12-20-2012, 08:17 PM   #2
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all scifi? pretty sure comics/cartoons/manga/anime will win
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:24 PM   #3
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The Lexx destroyed several planets.
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:35 PM   #4
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So far I got the Death Star blowing up Alderaan
Carter blowing up a star in Stargate SG1
McKay blowing up a solar system in Stargate:Atlantis

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Don't know why the Ancients couldn't dominate the galaxy if they had the power to blow up a solar system.
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:41 PM   #5
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Don't know why the Ancients couldn't dominate the galaxy if they had the power to blow up a solar system.
It was an unstable reactor. They couldn't finish it without it blowing up and taking out said solar system. Also, it was 5/6th of the system not the entire thing,
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:42 PM   #6
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Don't know why the Ancients couldn't dominate the galaxy if they had the power to blow up a solar system.
Probably along the lines of why Gordon Freeman wielded things like a gravity gun that could whip heavy objects all over the place at high speed, or a rocket launcher, yet things like a locked rickety door would stop him dead in his tracks:
Story writers not thinking things through.


Attero Device: Blows up Wraith ships entering hyperspace. Also blows up Stargates. Ok, solution: Send a command to shut down all gates in the network. Then go hunt down slow-moving Wraith ships. Turn gates back on. Profit.



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It was an unstable reactor.
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Exactly. In fact, it seemed like it was pretty reliable about the "blowing up" part. We built unstable uranium and plutonium fission reactors. We called them "atomic bombs."
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:45 PM   #7
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Romulans blew up Vulcan in the last Star Trek.
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:52 PM   #8
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Probably along the lines of why Gordon Freeman wielded things like a gravity gun that could whip heavy objects all over the place at high speed, or a rocket launcher, yet things like a locked rickety door would stop him dead in his tracks:
Story writers not thinking things through.


Attero Device: Blows up Wraith ships entering hyperspace. Also blows up Stargates. Ok, solution: Send a command to shut down all gates in the network. Then go hunt down slow-moving Wraith ships. Turn gates back on. Profit.




Exactly. In fact, it seemed like it was pretty reliable about the "blowing up" part. We built unstable uranium and plutonium fission reactors. We called them "atomic bombs."
You can't really take over the galaxy when your primary method of takeover is destroying every habitable solar system
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:53 PM   #9
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It'd help. Bow or get blown up
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:10 PM   #10
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The Genesis device in Wrath Of Kahn.

The dude's head exploding in Scanners.
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:21 PM   #11
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Literal booms?

Check out Spielberg's remake of War of the Worlds...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zf4cbrdPg80
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:17 PM   #12
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Obviously: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8WLYzA0lCs
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:26 PM   #13
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Doctor Who

planets, space stations, ships and people blowing up everywhere.
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You can't really take over the galaxy when your primary method of takeover is destroying every habitable solar system
"Fear will keep the local systems in line."
Fear that their sun won't rise the following morning, because a blast of exotic particles that defy known physics destroyed it. And all the planets orbiting it.


It depends on your goals, too. If you just want to make the galaxy a calm and peaceful place, wiping out all other inhabited planets is a way to reach that goal.
In that case though, it'd be easier to use the Dakara superweapon.


(Yeah, for that matter, why bother with Attero or Arcturus? Just hit the format&reinstall button on the Deus Ex/Dakara superweapon. )
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It was an unstable reactor. They couldn't finish it without it blowing up and taking out said solar system. Also, it was 5/6th of the system not the entire thing,
It was only 3/4 of a solar system. Give Meredith some credit here.
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From Gunbuster:

"The aliens are coming back, and in retaliation Earth has been working on a small planet sized black hole bomb, which has been created using the mass of Jupiter pressured into the size of the moon. This when it is detonated, along with 3,000 'slave mines' placed around the center of the galaxy, will cause a black hole to be formed that will suck the space monsters in."
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Old 12-21-2012, 03:01 AM   #17
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Doctor Who

planets, space stations, ships and people blowing up everywhere.
Not to mention destroying and rebooting the entire universe.



Also,I think in the Xeelee sequence wars involve tossing black holes back and forth.
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Forget science fiction, in real life we had the Clarke Event's signature reaching us a few years ago after travelling a whopper 7.5 billion light years and yet still visible to the naked eye.

http://www.techrivet.com/2008/03/25/...eUniverse.aspx
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Do games count? Then the Shivans destroying Capella by means of making the sun go supernova has to count for something.
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Do games count? Then the Shivans destroying Capella by means of making the sun go supernova has to count for something.
Dam it, now I'm going to have to reload that game.
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Here are two of them.
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I've always thought this was ridiculously over the top as a teen:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_rylb0G_wM

That's just 1 spell.. how do you continue the game when everything was destroyed?
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