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Old June 20 2013, 06:39 PM   #17
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Re: Could Vilix'pran be Betelgeusian?

Captain Kathryn wrote: View Post
When I first saw this thread, I thought you meant Betelgeuse from Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
Well, of course they're both in reference to the real star Betelgeuse, aka Alpha Orionis (as is the name of the title character in the movie Beetlejuice, which in-story is actually spelled Betelgeuse).

Although Betelgeuse is a red supergiant, a star that couldn't possibly support life, so in my novel Ex Machina I cribbed from Adams and asserted that the TMP Betelgeusians are actually from "a small planet somewhere in the vicinity of Betelgeuse."
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