Which Viking Lander?

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Which Viking Lander?

Post by Retodon8 » Mon Jan 07, 2008 11:48

According to Keen 1's story the Viking Lander landed right on top of the Garg ruler.
If I check on this map or on Wikipedia, there have in fact been two of those devices, both launched in 1975.
So my obvious question is, which is referred to in the story?
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Post by KeenRush » Mon Jan 07, 2008 14:29

Not known, but somehow I think it could be the one that landed first.
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Post by ckguy » Mon Jan 07, 2008 18:01

Yeah, I'm thinking the first one.

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Post by Malvineous » Mon Jan 07, 2008 22:59

Of course if it was the first one, they may not have allowed the second one to land safely. If the second one landed on top of the king, it would make sense that they'd steal Keen's spaceship parts, as his ship would be the next thing to land since the incident when they'd still be looking for revenge.

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Post by ckguy » Tue Jan 08, 2008 0:34

:confused Maybe it's too many pronouns, but I have no idea what you just said, Malvineous.

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Post by Djaser » Tue Jan 08, 2008 1:05

It isn't that difficult to understand, even I can read it.
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Post by Commander Spleen » Tue Jan 08, 2008 1:51

Malvineous wrote:[Keen's] ship would be the next thing to land since the incident when they'd still be looking for revenge.
Yet by then, it's Mortimer's influence that results in the parts being stolen. Though it wouldn't surprise me if he used the previous incident as propaganda to get the native Martians on his side.

The point still stands--the second lander probably would've been dismantled if it was the first that had killed the king.

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Post by Genius314 » Tue Jan 08, 2008 2:18

Commander Spleen wrote:Yet by then, it's Mortimer's influence that results in the parts being stolen. Though it wouldn't surprise me if he used the previous incident as propaganda to get the native Martians on his side.
Didn't the Vorticons steal the parts, not the martians?

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Post by KeenRush » Tue Jan 08, 2008 6:53

Indeed, it was the outpost Vorticons that took the parts. :) Martians are harmless! :garg However, the question is, or well, another is, are they being controlled by Mortimer, just as well?
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Re: Which Viking Lander?

Post by DSL » Tue Jan 08, 2008 15:08

Retodon8 wrote:So my obvious question is, which is referred to in the story?
Does it really matter? :dead

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Post by KeenRush » Tue Jan 08, 2008 15:18

Obviously it does. :dopekeen
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Re: Which Viking Lander?

Post by ckguy » Tue Jan 08, 2008 16:06

DSL wrote:Does it really matter? :dead
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Re: Which Viking Lander?

Post by elecdude33 » Tue Jan 08, 2008 17:46

DSL wrote:
Retodon8 wrote:So my obvious question is, which is referred to in the story?
Does it really matter? :dead
Of course it does! It's almost as important as the pronunciation of Shikadi! :p

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Re: Which Viking Lander?

Post by DSL » Tue Jan 08, 2008 23:01

CK Guy wrote:
DSL wrote:Does it really matter? :dead
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Post by XkyRauh » Thu Jan 10, 2008 19:52

I thought it was the Vorticons.

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