Talk:Phobos and Deimos in fiction

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Authors?[edit]

This article contains the titles of all the works of fiction listed, but in some cases does not list the names of the authors. Is this good? Tom129.93.17.213 (talk) 21:53, 22 September 2009 (UTC)

Deimos in Doom[edit]

Correct me if I'm wrong here, but I do believe that it has a teleporter to Hell, but is actually orbiting Earth. That's how Hell's forces invade Earth, the setting of the majority of Doom 2.Sanctusmortis 11:57, 24 October 2006 (UTC)

What? As far as I know, Deimos was orbiting Mars, but then it was teleported to Hell as the result of the demons' plans to invade the universe and freak teleporting accidents. The demons got to Earth directly from Hell via a portal. Legedevin 11:30, 8 May 2007 (UTC)

Size of Phobos[edit]

I don't think the precise size of Phobos was known until the sixties. Certainly there were upper limits to their potential size, but Phobos would only have to be three times its actual diameter to appear notably larger than our Moon, because it orbits so close to Mars' surface. RandomCritic 20:03, 28 May 2007 (UTC)

Interesting point. Feel free to return the sentence if you wish, but my guess is that even if Burroughs knew the real size of Phobos, he would have ignored it...! Rubble pile 23:29, 28 May 2007 (UTC)
The quote is from "The Chessmen of Mars" and thus is from a native Martian's viewpoint. The size of Earth's moon would thus be irrelevant; Phobos is more than half the size of the Sun as seen from Mars, thus the second largest sky object, and so would seem 'great and glorious' to a Martian. Vultur (talk) 16:50, 15 February 2009 (UTC)

Sailor moon names[edit]

Hello all - I reverted the Sailor moon additions because there is no evidence that these characters are named for the moons rather than the gods - and the latter usage would be in appropriate here. If anyone has evidence that the names are based on the moons - please provide it and we can restore those examples. de Bivort 23:56, 28 October 2007 (UTC)

Even if they were named specifically for the moons they wouldn't be appropriate for this article -- it's about appearances of the moons, the rocky satellites themselves, in works of fiction, not allusive uses of the names. RandomCritic 01:57, 29 October 2007 (UTC)