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I forgot to mention it after I first saw it (too busy playing the game), but I noticed in the opening cutscene, when the Theseus is fleeing from the two baseships, it's flying directly towards what is unmistakably the constellation Orion. So, I've got to ask; Coincidence, or the most obscure in-joke ever?

 

Offline CooperHawkes

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told ya they'll catch it pretty fast.
take me out to the black,
tell 'em i ain't coming back,
i don't care, i'm still free,
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Offline Ace

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Most obscure in-joke to that blog post ever.

I actually was wanting Lt. Cannonfodder to remove orion from the scene, but *shrug* in joke stayed.
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Offline newman

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In-game secret, and how to find it:

1) Point your viper's nose just a bit below Orion's belt.
2) Fly straight for 40000 years, and you will reach M42 - the Orion Nebula.

Remember, using time compression to get there in only 10000 years is cheating!
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Offline karajorma

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I forgot to mention it after I first saw it (too busy playing the game), but I noticed in the opening cutscene, when the Theseus is fleeing from the two baseships, it's flying directly towards what is unmistakably the constellation Orion. So, I've got to ask; Coincidence, or the most obscure in-joke ever?

CF is indeed a big fan of Darth Mojo's blog. :)
Karajorma's Freespace FAQ. It's almost like asking me yourself.

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Offline Lt.Cannonfodder

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told ya they'll catch it pretty fast.
Shut up. I was too lazy to re-render the background :P

I used the same starfield generator they had in the show for the intro. The ingame starfield texture is based on it as well, so yeah, you can't get much more closer to canon in that regard.

 

Offline torc

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Orion belt RULEZ! :D

I noticed that too time ago, but i thought '' it's impossible that LTC used this...i'm paranoid ''. :D
« Last Edit: September 16, 2012, 01:09:36 am by torc »
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you most make update :p
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