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Sci Fi Rating System

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Given the difference between fantasy and sci fie subs, I am proposing a voluntary Rating system

Rating Description/Criteria
10 Proven, existing technology, perhaps with creative application.
9 Technology is currently in functioning Prototype stage. Examples: Boston Dynamics military robots
8 Technology is currently in functioning Prototype stage, but application in submission exaggerates its capabilities.
7 Technology does not exist, though its existence does not seem to violate any known laws of physics, including availability of materials. Eg. Fusion Power plants
6 Technology does not exist, it does not appear to violate laws of physics, though scale and availability of raw materials may be stretched. Eg. Beanstalks, Antimatter power plants
5 Adheres to Einsteinian Physics - i.e. Limited to speed of light
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3 Adheres to Newtonian Physics - Conservation of Energy
2 Adheres to Aristotelian Physics - follows _some_ system.
Eg: Star Trek
1 Attempts to follow most Sci Fie tropes, but magic or psionics plays a major part - eg. Star Wars, Babylon 5
0 Pure magic. Does not follow any semblance of physical possibility.


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valadaar
January 23, 2014, 14:14
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Might just get rid of this one :)
Scrasamax
January 23, 2014, 14:29
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Or fill in the missing numbers and add examples, citing both popular entrants in the genre like Star Trek, Star Wars, Stargate, etc
valadaar
January 23, 2014, 15:22
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I would expect some rather spirited discussion. Much of star trek/star wars i would put in the 1 or lower category :)
Scrasamax
January 23, 2014, 15:54
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True but the scale distinctly favors 20 minutes into the future sci-fi, which distinctly limits what can be high rated versus low rated.

valadaar
January 23, 2014, 17:21
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Ok, ill adjust the scale and put in examples.
Murometz
January 23, 2014, 14:43
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Interesting!


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