There are a lot of interesting convicts popping up on the Riddick wiki ;), but I'm not seeing where their info is sourced to. I'm presuming one the games? If so, that makes sense because that is a part of the Riddick-verse I am wholly unfamiliar with, but I would love to know who are from which.
Throughout the game are scattered "bounty cards" each with a minor amount of information, AND a picture. I am working on getthing the pictures of the criminals, which will make the articles more substantial.
collecting certain amounts of these cards also unlocks databank entries with substantial iinformation on certain subjects!
I am going through multiple playthroughs of all of the games (I havent found the hunt for riddick yet, it was taken off the website so finding it . . . is pretty much impossible I emailed universal aboout it)
I am also going through each of the movies, I AM GOING THROUGH THE CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK WITH A TOOTHPICK BRO! I am snagging up every little detail possiblle!
I had to do something after the mass effect 3 fiasco to get my mind off it XD
Grrr... I wasn't done with Hunt for Riddick. I wanted to go through it a few more times. GROWL! If you find it available somewhere, I would love to know. Maybe we should pester Universal to include it on the TCoR 3 DVD when it comes out as a bonus feature :)
I guess I put it off because there was another site I knew of called Pitch Blacker that had an exceptional walk-thru of the game, among other things, but they were horribly hacked and vandalized, and if its been rebuilt, I don't know where it is.
I write fanfic, and did a fair bit of researching myself before I started writing, and still come across little details I missed. I would absoulutely love it if you would include sources on your entries so when you start adding details from the movies and other sources, I know where they came from and can fit them into my own research.
Well, I dont include sources because to put it bluntly .. . I really dont know how XD
I usually rely on other editors to do that, but if I add something! I ABSOLUTELY MEAN IT, I absolutely had a source . . . I would never add unsourced content, and I always get content directly from the source
AND DEAR GOD :D I actually came across that page in my recent research of the riddick character!
I noticed that you mention the fact that the timeline doesnt quite match, I have to put forward the fact that in an interstellar society . . . a "year" can mean different things to different people, especially highly alienized peoples like the furyans and the elementals
pitch blacker you say? hmmmmmm thanks for the info!
LOL - sourcing is on my list of skills to learn as well.
In the mean time, you could 'source' it in the text -- something like "bounty card from The Assault on Dark Athena game" or whatever -- just in case the editors don't know or don't have time cuz you are certianly giving them alot to do - hehe
Re: years, true enough. Technically a year is the time it takes their planet to revolve around their sun. To get around this I have presumed humans have carried their calender and holidays with them as they spread across the galaxy and that that they use UTC (Universal Time Coordinated) to unify travel and communication and such over the distances even if the individual colonies and planets keep their own calender on their planet. I had to do this to keep my head on straight when trying to create some sort of chronilogical time line of events without my brain leaking out my ears - hehe - and it made sense. Interstellar commerce would require a common time and calender of some sort.
there are a lot of problems with the timeline, some sources saying it is post 3140, but another date is given as 2742 (2747 for the chronicles of riddick then) but that doesnt match the tags in pitch black (which numbers seem random, but somehow inform the date)
the timeline is a complete MESS.
all I have is assumption, min is that earth year is post 3140, universal year is 2700s, and furyan years are much longer than universal years hence the issues with the timeline in the chronicles of riddick (30 years on furya)
I actually contacted Dynamite comics requesting that they pick up the license for the riddick comics, and suggested that they clarify this issue XD
a side note, I am more inclined to believe that his eyeshine is natural because how it is shown that he percieves it.
there is alot of pinks and violets, which "pink" is not a color human eyes actually see, it is part of the ultraviolet spectrum of light, so the light is more complex! This implies too me that riddick percieves ultraviolet lightwaves.
however, it could be that his furyan physiology allowed him to maintain a procedure that was temporary, or perhaps the original procedure failed!
WE NEED RETCONS DANGIT D:
I am going to pester dynamite comics into picking up the license so they can retcon this stuff XD
3140, is a date I picked up here on this wiki . . . as far as I can tell it is from a DVD extra, but I am going to have to pick up the DVDS to find out (I dont have pitch black on DVD and my chronicles of riddick dvd is at my moms)
The eye shine retcon drives me NUTS! It's sourced to a surgical job in like 6 different places, including Hunt for Riddick and the pop-up info in the TCoR DVD (and that came out after Butcher Bay), and a single game that will be played by fewer people than will ever see the movies is supposed to change it all. Sore spot here - lol.
Because the surgical source is so well documented, I include it in my stories, but I play with it a lot and make Riddick's eyeshine 1 part surgical and 2 parts natural, but unused do to his ignorance of his heritage and it requires Shiriah to restore a portion of the ability. I changed Cutter's background and put him into Ursa Luna for anauthorized experimentation on humans after he finishes a study on Furyan eyeshine and is trying to find a way to duplicate it through organic modification.
Hmmm... I'm going to have to pay more attention. If I knew where to look, I could check quickly as I have both DVDs on hand, but don't have time to sit down and search them right now. Yeah, without something official like a liscensed product that works with Universal to get the information, a lot is just going to be speculation and assumption.
well, butcher bay is seen exclusively in a flashback by riddick, a flashback guided by the voice in his head.
if you ask me, it might be that the voice in his head wanted him to think it was a natural ability. . . . for some contrived reason.
but as it stands, I am going to say that surgical eyeshine is probably the canon, there is nothign to indicate otherwise in the movies themselves. And the entire butcher bay sequence of the game is seen exclusively in flashback brought about by the voice of shirah . . .
my theory is simple, eyeshine can only be maintained with furyan biology. . . that in most humans it is temporary, that it wears off or the modifcation degrades
but it seems that without a doubt an operation occured.
The Hunt for Riddick game actually had a scan the detected surgically applyed hydro-luminecent film to the interior rear wall of the retina (HR:TCoRw)''[i] in a pilot which you, of course, identify as Riddick. That's is the part I keep. The rest is the doctor taking advantage of prexisting abilities - well, one of them. I let Shriah reactivate the other since in the TCoR (directors cut) she becomes more than a voice in his head so could feasibly do something to him as she's proven not a figment of his imagination..
[i] The Chronicles of Riddick:Official movie website - Hunt For Riddick online game/ AquilaOutpost