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22nd May '18 3:25:04 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* The first Martian ship to reach Earth in ''Literature/TheWarOfTheWorlds'' lands in Horsell Common in Woking, Surrey. Orson Welles' radio production, and many subsequent adaptations, move it to Grover's Mill, New Jersey.

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* The first Martian ship to reach Earth in ''Literature/TheWarOfTheWorlds'' lands in Horsell Common in Woking, Surrey. Orson Welles' Creator/OrsonWelles' [[Radio/TheWarOfTheWorlds radio production, and many subsequent adaptations, move production]] moves it to Grover's Mill, New Jersey.Jersey, while the [[Film/TheWarOfTheWorlds 1953 adaptation]] moves it to Linda Rosa, California and the [[Film/WarOfTheWorlds 2005 adaptation]] has them attacking Bayonne, New Jersey (across the river from the BigApplesauce, but fairly obscure to people from outside New York) instead.
1st Apr '18 6:03:58 PM Samx
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* ''Film/ReadyPlayerOne'' is set in Columbus, Ohio.
** Justified that it is actually one of the world's fastest growing city in reality, not just in the movie.
12th Mar '18 8:19:39 PM marcoasalazarm
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* Creator/LewisBlack claims to have found the edge of the universe in Houston, Texas. Specifically, at a dead-end road where there were two Starbucks directly across the street from each other.

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* Creator/LewisBlack claims to have found the edge of the universe in Houston, Texas. Specifically, at a dead-end road where there were two Starbucks directly across the street from each other.other (with the street being the border of a time zone -- "By the time you make it to the other end of the street, your order's already an hour late!")
12th Mar '18 8:17:12 PM Malady
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* The Swedish young adult/fantasy ''Literature/TheCircle'' is about a group of young witches fighting the forces of darkness and takes place in Engelsfors, a small town in Sweden with a population of 13,000.

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* The Swedish young adult/fantasy ''Literature/TheCircle'' ''Literature/TheCircle2011'' is about a group of young witches fighting the forces of darkness and takes place in Engelsfors, a small town in Sweden with a population of 13,000.
6th Mar '18 4:45:45 AM StFan
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->'''Joyce''': Why '''''Canada'''''?\\
'''Head Alien''': I figgered "Who'd f***ing notice?" God''damn'' was I right.

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->'''Joyce''': ->'''Joyce:''' Why '''''Canada'''''?\\
'''Head Alien''': Alien:''' I figgered "Who'd f***ing notice?" God''damn'' was I right.






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* Creator/LewisBlack claims to have found the edge of the universe in Houston, Texas. Specifically, at a dead-end road where there were two Starbucks directly across the street from each other.
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* The ComicBook/{{XMen}}'s most well-known base of operations is North Salem, New York. Like Jersey City, it's still within the NYC metro area, but the writers deserve credit for using a specific town rather than generically plopping them in Manhattan.

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* The ComicBook/{{XMen}}'s ComicBook/XMen's most well-known base of operations is North Salem, New York. Like Jersey City, it's still within the NYC metro area, but the writers deserve credit for using a specific town rather than generically plopping them in Manhattan.



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* In ''Literature/JohnDiesAtTheEnd'', the extradimensional shenanigans take place in a small unnamed town in the American midwest. In early drafts of the story, the town was identified as Rockville, Indiana. In ''Literature/ThisBookIsFullOfSpiders'', the town becomes global news, but the narrator still refuses to name it.

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* In ''Literature/JohnDiesAtTheEnd'', the extradimensional shenanigans take place in a small unnamed town in the American midwest. In early drafts of the story, the town was identified as Rockville, Indiana. In ''Literature/ThisBookIsFullOfSpiders'', ''Literature/ThisBookIsFullOfSpidersSeriouslyDudeDontTouchIt'', the town becomes global news, but the narrator still refuses to name it.



* Creator/RobertJSawyer’s ''Calculating God'': The aliens want to take a good look at Earth fossils, so they go to the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto.

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* Creator/RobertJSawyer’s Creator/RobertJSawyer's ''Calculating God'': The aliens want to take a good look at Earth fossils, so they go to the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto.



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* Creator/LewisBlack claims to have found the edge of the universe in Houston, Texas. Specifically, at a dead-end road where there were two Starbucks directly across the street from each other.
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', it turns out [[spoiler:that the identity of the Gas Station Attendant was Izanami, Goddess of the Underworld, who had been responsible for bestowing Adachi, Namatame and the protagonist the Persona of Izanagi, giving them powers to enter the Midnight Channel and created the being responsible for the fog.]] And all this is done from Yasoinaba, a town considered out in the "boonies" in Japan.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', ''VideoGame/Persona4'', it turns out [[spoiler:that the identity of the Gas Station Attendant was Izanami, Goddess of the Underworld, who had been responsible for bestowing Adachi, Namatame and the protagonist the Persona of Izanagi, giving them powers to enter the Midnight Channel and created the being responsible for the fog.]] And all this is done from Yasoinaba, a town considered out in the "boonies" in Japan.



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22nd Feb '18 9:07:52 PM ChaoticNovelist
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** When ''Doctor Who'' stories are set in America, they either take place in New York, Washington, the area around Cape Canaveral, or... Utah? [[spoiler:Utah's importance is due to the unusual properties of the location and time for them to create a fixed point in time and space in an attempt to kill the Doctor.]]
*** Except for in "Dalek," which is also set in Utah for absolutely no reason at all.

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** When ''Doctor Who'' stories are set in America, they either take place in New York, Washington, the area around Cape Canaveral, or... Utah? [[spoiler:Utah's importance is due to the unusual properties of the location and time for them to create a fixed point in time and space in an attempt to kill the Doctor.]]
*** Except for in "Dalek," which is
]] "Dalek" also set takes place in Utah for absolutely no reason at all.Utah.
5th Feb '18 3:25:34 PM luisedgarf
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* In ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsOriginalGeneration'', the Earth Federation has many military bases in many cities around the globe, Curiously enough, most of those bases ''does'' exist, as many of these bases belong to either the U.S. military (in the case of the ones located in the Shizuoka prefecture in Japan) or NATO (Aviano, in Italy) in real life. To make things even more strange, one of EF's military bases is located, from all places, in Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico. Not only there isn't any military base worth mentioning there in RealLife (either from the U.S., NATO or even the Mexican army, leaving aside the fact Mexico doesn't allow foreign military forces to work there), Tepic, as a military oupost, would be a terrible place to build a military base, due to its location near the Sierra Madre Occidental mountain range.[[note]]Assuming that it was a mistake from Banpresto and Bandai Namco, it is very likely they were thinking about the Mexican Air Force Academy located in Zapopan, in the state of Jalisco, a city not far from Tepic, and where it would have made more sense to build a military base where both fighter jets and giant robots could take off.[[/note]]
29th Jan '18 4:30:18 PM Unknownlight
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* Other than the occasional Hollywood haunting, all of the action in ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' takes place in small- to mid-size towns, mostly in FlyoverCountry. [[BigBad Big Bads]] have been vanquished in [[http://www.tv.com/supernatural/devils-trap/episode/677588/recap.html?tag=episode_header;recap Jefferson City, MO;]] [[http://www.tv.com/supernatural/all-hell-breaks-loose-1/episode/1003161/recap.html?tag=episode_header;recap South Dakota]] / [[http://www.tv.com/supernatural/all-hell-breaks-loose-2/episode/1003162/recap.html?tag=episode_header;recap Wyoming;]] [[http://www.tv.com/supernatural/no-rest-for-the-wicked/episode/1199072/recap.html?tag=episode_header;recap New Harmony, IN;]] and [[http://www.tv.com/supernatural/lucifer-rising/episode/1267467/recap.html?tag=episode_header;recap Ilchester, MD.]] Funny how all of the above (including Hollywood) seem to have the same general [[StargateCity climate.]]

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* Other than the occasional Hollywood haunting, all of the action in ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' takes place in small- to mid-size towns, mostly in FlyoverCountry. [[BigBad Big Bads]] have been vanquished in [[http://www.tv.com/supernatural/devils-trap/episode/677588/recap.html?tag=episode_header;recap Jefferson City, MO;]] [[http://www.tv.com/supernatural/all-hell-breaks-loose-1/episode/1003161/recap.html?tag=episode_header;recap South Dakota]] / [[http://www.tv.com/supernatural/all-hell-breaks-loose-2/episode/1003162/recap.html?tag=episode_header;recap Wyoming;]] [[http://www.tv.com/supernatural/no-rest-for-the-wicked/episode/1199072/recap.html?tag=episode_header;recap New Harmony, IN;]] and [[http://www.tv.com/supernatural/lucifer-rising/episode/1267467/recap.html?tag=episode_header;recap Ilchester, MD.]] Funny how all of the above (including Hollywood) seem to have the same general [[StargateCity [[UsefulNotes/{{Vancouver}} climate.]]
24th Jan '18 2:46:46 PM margdean56
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* ''Literature/{{Jam}}'' is set in Brisbane, Australia, which while is still a large city in its own right is nowhere near as populated or well-known outside of Australia as say Sydney or Melbourne.
* ''Literature/{{Sphere}}'': Contact with an alien artifact ([[spoiler:and the human ship that is so advanced that was initially believed to be alien]]) smack in the middle of the Caribbean Ocean. This Trope is discussed extensively on the book as part of the "[[FirstContactTeam Project ULF]]" briefing, and explained that 1) alien intelligences have to be assumed to be so alien that they may not care to land on a major city, 2) alien biologies are so different from humanity that they would go to a place that fits ''them'' better ([[OceanPunk which is then argued that Earth is covered with oceans so extensively that it makes more statistical sense for first contact to occur on water]]) and 3) [[JustForFun/TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs assuming that aliens will do something like, say, land on Washington D.C. because it's what aliens do on movies, is just using a very erroneous (and maybe even dangerous) basis for planning.]]

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* ''Literature/{{Jam}}'' is set in Brisbane, Australia, which while it is still a large city in its own right is nowhere near as populated or well-known outside of Australia as say Sydney or Melbourne.
* ''Literature/{{Sphere}}'': Contact with an alien artifact ([[spoiler:and the human ship that is so advanced that was initially believed to be alien]]) smack in the middle of the Caribbean Ocean.Sea. This Trope is discussed extensively on the book as part of the "[[FirstContactTeam Project ULF]]" briefing, and explained that 1) alien intelligences have to be assumed to be so alien that they may not care to land on a major city, 2) alien biologies are so different from humanity that they would go to a place that fits ''them'' better ([[OceanPunk which is then argued that Earth is covered with oceans so extensively that it makes more statistical sense for first contact to occur on water]]) and 3) [[JustForFun/TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs assuming that aliens will do something like, say, land on Washington D.C. because it's what aliens do on in movies, is just using a very erroneous (and maybe even dangerous) basis for planning.]]
18th Jan '18 5:58:54 PM nombretomado
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* Used in the ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' series, for good reason: many big cities were nuked into oblivion during the war (Los Angeles was destroyed so badly that it was called "the Boneyard", San Franciscio is mostly deserted, and it's implied that New York is just a radioactive crater). Therefore, the capital of the New California Republic isn't New Sacramento or anything like that, but instead a formerly small, post-apocalyptic community called Shady Sands. Somewhat averted in ''{{Fallout 3}}'', ''FalloutNewVegas'' and ''{{Fallout 4}}'', which take place in Washington, DC, Las (New) Vegas, and Boston, respectively, but in the case of New Vegas and 4, it's justified: the de-facto ruler of New Vegas, Robert House, had a missile defense system set up that destroyed most of the nukes before they could land, and most of the conflict in 4 comes from the actions of the Institute (formerly CIT, the Fallout version of MIT), which wasn't founded in its current form until after the war. However, the trope is once again invoked as {{DLC}}s for the new games take place in exotic locales such as Zion National Park (''Honest Hearts''), Pittsburgh (''The Pitt''), Maine (''Far Harbour''), Anchorage (''Operation: Anchorage''), Point Lookout State Park (''Point Lookout'') and quite often, areas that, in real life, are empty or just don't exist (''Lonesome Road'' and ''Old World Blues'').

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* Used in the ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' series, for good reason: many big cities were nuked into oblivion during the war (Los Angeles was destroyed so badly that it was called "the Boneyard", San Franciscio is mostly deserted, and it's implied that New York is just a radioactive crater). Therefore, the capital of the New California Republic isn't New Sacramento or anything like that, but instead a formerly small, post-apocalyptic community called Shady Sands. Somewhat averted in ''{{Fallout 3}}'', ''FalloutNewVegas'' ''VideoGame/Fallout3'', ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' and ''{{Fallout 4}}'', ''VideoGame/Fallout4'', which take place in Washington, DC, Las (New) Vegas, and Boston, respectively, but in the case of New Vegas and 4, it's justified: the de-facto ruler of New Vegas, Robert House, had a missile defense system set up that destroyed most of the nukes before they could land, and most of the conflict in 4 comes from the actions of the Institute (formerly CIT, the Fallout version of MIT), which wasn't founded in its current form until after the war. However, the trope is once again invoked as {{DLC}}s for the new games take place in exotic locales such as Zion National Park (''Honest Hearts''), Pittsburgh (''The Pitt''), Maine (''Far Harbour''), Anchorage (''Operation: Anchorage''), Point Lookout State Park (''Point Lookout'') and quite often, areas that, in real life, are empty or just don't exist (''Lonesome Road'' and ''Old World Blues'').
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