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20th Jul '16 7:11:00 AM Josef5678
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* SpaceOpera/[[StarTrek Space Trek]]: The SciFi genre cycles between favoring tongue in cheek seriocomic space adventures or more cerebral, serious, thought provoking stories. It really depends on which one the public tires of at the time. Serious science fiction of the ''StarTrek'' style with social commentary and realistic science was popular until ''StarWars'' came along. After the conclusion of that trilogy (along with its imitators), more introspective scifi became popular again, especially with ''StarTrekTheNextGeneration''. Now SFX action romps are popular again now that technology has caught up. It is observed that whenever ''StarTrek'' style sci-fi is in vogue, it invariably goes unnoticed by the mainstream but neverthless enjoys a cult following among serious SF fans.

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* SpaceOpera/[[StarTrek Space Trek]]: SpaceOpera/: The SciFi genre cycles between favoring tongue in cheek seriocomic space adventures or more cerebral, serious, thought provoking stories. It really depends on which one the public tires of at the time. Serious science fiction of the ''StarTrek'' ''Franchise/StarTrek'' style with social commentary and realistic science was popular until ''StarWars'' ''Franchise/StarWars'' came along. After the conclusion of that trilogy (along with its imitators), more introspective scifi became popular again, especially with ''StarTrekTheNextGeneration''.''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''. Now SFX action romps are popular again now that technology has caught up. It is observed that whenever ''StarTrek'' ''Star Trek'' style sci-fi is in vogue, it invariably goes unnoticed by the mainstream but neverthless enjoys a cult following among serious SF fans.
20th Jul '16 6:09:35 AM avon
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* SpaceOpera/[[StarTrek Space Trek]]: The SciFi genre cycles between favoring tongue in cheek seriocomic space adventures or more cerebral, serious, thought provoking stories. It really depends on which one the public tires of at the time. Serious science fiction of the ''StarTrek'' style with social commentary and realistic science was popular until ''StarWars'' came along. After the conclusion of that trilogy (along with its imitators), more introspective scifi became popular again, especially with ''StarTrekTheNextGeneration''. Now SFX action romps are popular again now that technology has caught up. It is observed that whenever ''StarTrek'' style sci-fi is in vogue, it invariably goes unnoticed by the mainstream but neverthless enjoys a cult following among serious SF fans.
2nd Jun '16 12:14:12 PM Josef5678
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* In the FirstPersonShooter genre, there seems to be a constant cycle between grim and gritty RealIsBrown realistic-looking tactical military shooters, and colorful cartoonish ones, which swings back and forth based on whichever the last big successful release was... eg. from cartoonish games early on when that was all the hardware could handle, to realistic ones as they became possible, to cartoonish ones following VideoGame/TeamFortress2, to realistic ones following the success of the later VideoGame/CallOfDuty entries, back towards a more cartoonish look following the success of VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}.

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* In the FirstPersonShooter genre, there seems to be a constant cycle between grim and gritty RealIsBrown realistic-looking tactical military shooters, and colorful cartoonish ones, which swings back and forth based on whichever the last big successful release was... eg. from cartoonish games early on when that was all the hardware could handle, to realistic ones as they became possible, to cartoonish ones following VideoGame/TeamFortress2, ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'', to realistic ones following the success of the later VideoGame/CallOfDuty ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty'' entries, back towards a more cartoonish look following the success of VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}.''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}''.
2nd Jun '16 1:06:28 AM Aquillion
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* In the FirstPersonShooter genre, there seems to be a constant cycle between grim and gritty RealIsBrown realistic-looking tactical military shooters, and colorful cartoonish ones, which swings back and forth based on whichever the last big successful release was... eg. from cartoonish games early on when that was all the hardware could handle, to realistic ones as they became possible, to cartoonish ones following VideoGame/TeamFortress2, to realistic ones following the success of the later VideoGame/CallOfDuty entries, back towards a more cartoonish look following the success of VideoGame/Overwatch.

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* In the FirstPersonShooter genre, there seems to be a constant cycle between grim and gritty RealIsBrown realistic-looking tactical military shooters, and colorful cartoonish ones, which swings back and forth based on whichever the last big successful release was... eg. from cartoonish games early on when that was all the hardware could handle, to realistic ones as they became possible, to cartoonish ones following VideoGame/TeamFortress2, to realistic ones following the success of the later VideoGame/CallOfDuty entries, back towards a more cartoonish look following the success of VideoGame/Overwatch.VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}.
2nd Jun '16 1:06:12 AM Aquillion
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* In the FirstPersonShooter genre, there seems to be a constant cycle between grim and gritty RealIsBrown realistic-looking tactical military shooters, and colorful cartoonish ones, which swings back and forth based on whichever the last big successful release was... eg. from cartoonish games early on when that was all the hardware could handle, to realistic ones as they became possible, to cartoonish ones following VideoGame/TeamFortress2, to realistic ones following the success of the later VideoGame/CallOfDuty entries, back towards a more cartoonish look following the success of VideoGame/Overwatch.
21st May '16 4:33:38 PM Wyldchyld
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* HairColors: HairOfGoldHeartOfGold to DumbBlonde to BlondesAreEvil and back again, with brunette always being the {{Foil}} for wherever blonde is today, and [[color:red:red]] hair being a more HotBlooded version of brunette.

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* HairColors: HairOfGoldHeartOfGold to DumbBlonde to BlondesAreEvil and back again, with brunette always being the {{Foil}} for wherever blonde is today, and [[color:red:red]] red hair being a more HotBlooded version of brunette.



* TheVamp: Cycles between [[BlondesAreEvil blonde]] and brunette.

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* TheVamp: Cycles between [[BlondesAreEvil blonde]] blonde and brunette.
12th May '16 12:27:03 AM Random888
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* Communists: The portrayal of communists cycles between DirtyCommunists, ChummyCommies, or something in between such as WellIntentionedExtremist. Prior to TheGreatPoliticsMessUp, the deciding factor seems to have been how good the West's relations with the Soviet Union were at that moment. Since 1991, it's been a mixed bag for fictional commies. On the one hand, the failure of the Soviet bloc means that communists will be regarded, at best, as foolishly believing in a system which doesn't work. On the other, the end of the UsefulNotes/ColdWar means that there is much less reason to have communist villains.

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* Communists: The portrayal of communists cycles between DirtyCommunists, ChummyCommies, or something in between such as WellIntentionedExtremist. Prior to TheGreatPoliticsMessUp, the deciding factor seems to have been how good the West's relations with the Soviet Union were at that moment. Since 1991, it's been a mixed bag for fictional commies. On the one hand, the failure of the Soviet bloc means that communists will be regarded, at best, as foolishly believing in a system which doesn't work. On the other, the end of the UsefulNotes/ColdWar means that there is much less reason to have communist villains.villains in the first place.
12th May '16 12:24:09 AM Random888
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* Communists: The portrayal of communists cycles between ChummyCommies, DirtyCommunists, or something in between such as WellIntentionedExtremist. Prior to TheGreatPoliticsMessUp, the deciding factor seems to have been how good the West's relations with the Soviet Union were at that moment. Since 1991, it's been a mixed bag for fictional commies. On the one hand, the failure of the Soviet bloc means that communists will be regarded, at best, as foolishly believing in a system which doesn't work. On the other, the end of the UsefulNotes/ColdWar means that there is much less reason to have communist villains.

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* Communists: The portrayal of communists cycles between ChummyCommies, DirtyCommunists, ChummyCommies, or something in between such as WellIntentionedExtremist. Prior to TheGreatPoliticsMessUp, the deciding factor seems to have been how good the West's relations with the Soviet Union were at that moment. Since 1991, it's been a mixed bag for fictional commies. On the one hand, the failure of the Soviet bloc means that communists will be regarded, at best, as foolishly believing in a system which doesn't work. On the other, the end of the UsefulNotes/ColdWar means that there is much less reason to have communist villains.
12th May '16 12:23:29 AM Random888
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* Communists: The portrayal of communists cycles between ChummyCommies, DirtyCommunists, or something in between such as WellIntentionedExtremist. Prior to TheGreatPoliticsMessUp, the deciding factor seems to have been how good the West's relations with the Soviet Union were at that moment.

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* Communists: The portrayal of communists cycles between ChummyCommies, DirtyCommunists, or something in between such as WellIntentionedExtremist. Prior to TheGreatPoliticsMessUp, the deciding factor seems to have been how good the West's relations with the Soviet Union were at that moment. Since 1991, it's been a mixed bag for fictional commies. On the one hand, the failure of the Soviet bloc means that communists will be regarded, at best, as foolishly believing in a system which doesn't work. On the other, the end of the UsefulNotes/ColdWar means that there is much less reason to have communist villains.
11th May '16 8:02:29 PM Random888
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* Communists: The portrayal of communists cycles between ChummyCommies and DirtyCommunists. Prior to TheGreatPoliticsMessUp, the deciding factor seems to have been how good the West's relations with the Soviet Union were at that moment.

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* Communists: The portrayal of communists cycles between ChummyCommies and DirtyCommunists.ChummyCommies, DirtyCommunists, or something in between such as WellIntentionedExtremist. Prior to TheGreatPoliticsMessUp, the deciding factor seems to have been how good the West's relations with the Soviet Union were at that moment.
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