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24th Jan '17 1:48:33 AM eroock
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23rd Jan '17 11:32:06 AM BillWoods
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Despite the title of this page, this trope has nothing to do with the 1967 Moody Blues album ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Days_of_Future_Passed Days of Future Passed]]'' (where the title refers to, well, the ''present'', specifically the course of a single day in a person's life), nor the ''Comicbook/XMen'' TimeTravel story arc ''ComicBook/DaysOfFuturePast'' (although in the original run of the X-Men story, some of the background details imply a degree of technological regression, such as horses pulling a bus, and that timeline had certainly regressed in terms of social equality into an extreme level of segregation and eugenics) as well as [[Film/XMenDaysofFuturePast the film adaptation of said comic that bears the same name]].

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Despite the title of this page, this trope has nothing to do with the 1967 [[Music/TheMoodyBlues Moody Blues Blues]] album ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Days_of_Future_Passed Days of Future Passed]]'' (where the (the title of which refers to, well, the ''present'', specifically the course of a single day in a person's life), nor life). Nor with the ''Comicbook/XMen'' TimeTravel story arc ''ComicBook/DaysOfFuturePast'' (although in the original run of the X-Men story, some of the background details imply a degree of technological regression, such as horses pulling a bus, and that timeline had certainly regressed in terms of social equality into an extreme level of segregation and eugenics) as well as eugenics), or [[Film/XMenDaysofFuturePast the film adaptation of said comic that bears the same name]].
23rd Jan '17 11:27:55 AM BillWoods
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* It can be assumed that the pre-Armaggedon American society was something like this in the ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' series of games. While much of the technology was pretty advanced by today's standards (laser guns and robots), the computer monitors were all monochrome [=CRT=]s and everything had a very retro 1950s feel to it.

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* It can be assumed that the pre-Armaggedon pre-Armageddon American society was something like this in the ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' series of games. While much of the technology was pretty advanced by today's standards (laser guns and robots), the computer monitors were all monochrome [=CRT=]s and everything had a very retro 1950s feel to it.
23rd Jan '17 11:27:01 AM BillWoods
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* ''Anime/CodeGeass'' has something of a mild example - a mid-21st-century style of technology with giant robots, matched with a Victorian-esque society, in Britannia. The other countries are behind them in both society and technology, and would not be an example.

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* ''Anime/CodeGeass'' has something of a mild example - -- a mid-21st-century style of technology with giant robots, matched with a Victorian-esque society, in Britannia. The other countries are behind them in both society and technology, and would not be an example.



* ''Literature/{{Safehold}}'' series has last humans settle on the eponymous planet without memories of their history and no space technology. Nine hundred years later world is close parallel of 15th-16th century world, with dominative Church of The God Awaiting (medieval catholicism InSpace). Charis takes place of Great Britain, Emerald is Ireland, Siddarmark is the young United States, Raven Lands are Germanies, Harchong mixes China with some Russian details and Desnair is Poland. Later it begins to emulate 30 Years War InSpace, although in more 18th - early 19th century setting.

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* ''Literature/{{Safehold}}'' series has last humans settle on the eponymous planet without memories of their history and no space technology. Nine hundred years later world is close parallel of 15th-16th century world, with dominative Church of The God Awaiting (medieval catholicism InSpace). Charis takes place of Great Britain, Emerald is Ireland, Siddarmark is the young United States, Raven Lands are Germanies, Harchong mixes China with some Russian details and Desnair is Poland. Later it begins to emulate 30 Years War InSpace, although in more 18th - -- early 19th century setting.



** Most of the primary cast had performed in westerns in the past (DeForestKelley in particular was well-known as a Bad Guy character actor before becoming Dr. [=McCoy=]) and westerns were the most popular shows on television during that period, so it's not surprising that Star Trek would follow that pattern.

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** Most of the primary cast had performed in westerns in the past (DeForestKelley in particular was well-known as a Bad Guy character actor before becoming Dr. [=McCoy=]) and westerns were the most popular shows on television during that period, so it's not surprising that Star Trek ''Star Trek'' would follow that pattern.



* The 80s cartoon ''WesternAnimation/{{Bravestarr}}''.

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* The 80s 1980s cartoon ''WesternAnimation/{{Bravestarr}}''.



* And the trio of 1980s animated {{Space Western}}s wouldn't be complete without ''Anime/SaberRiderAndTheStarSheriffs''...

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* And the trio of 1980s '80s animated {{Space Western}}s wouldn't be complete without ''Anime/SaberRiderAndTheStarSheriffs''...



* ''Film/DarkCity'', ''Film/{{Brazil}}'', and ''Film/{{Gattaca}}'' all show a particular kind of this trope, focusing on a 20s and 30s FilmNoir look, inspired by GermanExpressionism.

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* ''Film/DarkCity'', ''Film/{{Brazil}}'', and ''Film/{{Gattaca}}'' all show a particular kind of this trope, focusing on a 20s '20s and 30s '30s FilmNoir look, inspired by GermanExpressionism.



* Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy, which creates what is, overall, a very mid 70s to very early 80s atmosphere through it's choice of music tracks and it's aesthetic cues for sci-fi.

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* Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy, ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'', which creates what is, overall, a very mid 70s mid-'70s to very early 80s very-early-'80s atmosphere through it's its choice of music tracks and it's aesthetic cues for sci-fi.



* On ''[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Star Trek]]'' The Enterprise visited a few worlds that paralleled Earth's history. Strangely, each time they found a different explanation for that world's existence. In "Bread and Circuses" they encountered a world that mirrored a 20th Century [[HolyRomanEmpire Roman Empire]] with Christianity beginning to emerge (Kirk mentioned a theory of "parallel evolution"). "A Piece of The Action" had a planet re-enacting TheRoaringTwenties (previous Federation visitors left a book about Chicago mobs behind, and the locals made that their bible). "Patterns of Force" had a world modeled after UsefulNotes/NaziGermany (a historian tried to restore the world's collapsing society, hoping to avoid the evils of the Nazis, which went about as well as can be expected).

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* On ''[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Star Trek]]'' The Enterprise Trek]]'', the ''Enterprise'' visited a few worlds that paralleled Earth's history. Strangely, each time they found a different explanation for that world's existence. In "Bread and Circuses" they encountered a world that mirrored a 20th Century [[HolyRomanEmpire Roman Empire]] with Christianity beginning to emerge (Kirk mentioned a theory of "parallel evolution"). "A Piece of The Action" had a planet re-enacting TheRoaringTwenties (previous Federation visitors left a book about Chicago mobs behind, and the locals made that their bible). "Patterns of Force" had a world modeled after UsefulNotes/NaziGermany (a historian tried to restore the world's collapsing society, hoping to avoid the evils of the Nazis, which went about as well as can be expected).



* ''Series/{{Caprica}}'' followed ''Film/{{Gattaca}}'' in making its futuristic society look like 1950s or early 60s USA in terms of fashion and product design. Officially, this was CulturalTranslation combined with the LiteraryAgentHypothesis: ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' had used 2000s USA fashions and ''Caprica'' was set a few decades before, so the design choices were supposed to put us in the mindset of an earlier era.

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* ''Series/{{Caprica}}'' followed ''Film/{{Gattaca}}'' in making its futuristic society look like 1950s or early 60s '60s USA in terms of fashion and product design. Officially, this was CulturalTranslation combined with the LiteraryAgentHypothesis: ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' had used 2000s USA fashions and ''Caprica'' was set a few decades before, so the design choices were supposed to put us in the mindset of an earlier era.



** Beckey (creator): Unfortunately, in the world this comicís set in (the 1950′s of the future!), people arenít very accepting or understanding of different sexual orientations. Actually, folks arenít very accepting in general. It’s a distrust of foreign cultures and ideas, mostly, mixed with good old fashioned repressed victorian standards and ideals.

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** Beckey (creator): Unfortunately, in the world this comicís set in (the 1950′s 1950s of the future!), people arenít very accepting or understanding of different sexual orientations. Actually, folks arenít very accepting in general. It’s It's a distrust of foreign cultures and ideas, mostly, mixed with good old fashioned repressed victorian standards and ideals.



* It can be assumed that the pre-Armaggedon American society was something like this in the ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' series of games. While much of the technology was pretty advanced by today's standards (laser guns and robots), the computer monitors were all monochrome [=CRT=]s and everything had a very retro 1950's feel to it.

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* It can be assumed that the pre-Armaggedon American society was something like this in the ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' series of games. While much of the technology was pretty advanced by today's standards (laser guns and robots), the computer monitors were all monochrome [=CRT=]s and everything had a very retro 1950's 1950s feel to it.



* TruthInTelevision: Some social reformers have deliberately attempted to re-create the past -- or at least the version of the past they idealized. Examples include the UsefulNotes/HolyRomanEmpire (an attempt to restore the Roman Empire - "Kaiser" and "Czar"/"Tsar" are derivatives of "Caesar"), and Imperial Japan after Perry's arrival (an attempt to recreate the older Imperial Japan).

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* TruthInTelevision: Some social reformers have deliberately attempted to re-create the past -- or at least the version of the past they idealized. Examples include the UsefulNotes/HolyRomanEmpire (an attempt to restore the Roman Empire - -- "Kaiser" and "Czar"/"Tsar" are derivatives of "Caesar"), and Imperial Japan after Perry's arrival (an attempt to recreate the older Imperial Japan).
9th Dec '16 12:24:16 PM SSJKamui
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*One of the main tenets of the french right wing philosopher Guillaume Faye is that the future civilisation will have to be rebuild this way after a cataclysm.
29th Nov '16 5:37:34 PM TotemicHero
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*** Don't forget, romance sub-plots with royals or young nobility '''need''' to happen in a universe tied together by gigantic walking tanks as per RuleOfCool.
28th Oct '16 12:10:26 PM MagBas
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* The manga ''Anime/{{Grenadier}}'' reveals over time that this is the case, in an AfterTheEnd sense, particularly with the appearance of TheDragon's [[ElectronicEyes Electronic Eye]], and the usage of a solar WaveMotionGun by the BigBad as his ultimate weapon during the final battle. The anime adaptation... [[OvertookTheManga not s]][[AdaptationDecay o much]].

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* The manga ''Anime/{{Grenadier}}'' reveals over time that this is the case, in an AfterTheEnd sense, particularly with the appearance of TheDragon's [[ElectronicEyes Electronic Eye]], and the usage of a solar WaveMotionGun by the BigBad as his ultimate weapon during the final battle. The anime adaptation... [[OvertookTheManga not s]][[AdaptationDecay o much]].
20th Oct '16 2:06:29 PM Jake18
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* ''Literature/JulianComstock'' by Creator/RobertCharlesWilson presents an America that has regressed both technologically and socially to a mid-19th-century level due to the exhaustion of the world's oil supply.
19th Oct '16 5:18:45 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/{{NieR}}'', which takes place 1,400 years after the ending in ''{{Drakengard}}'' in which Caim and Angelus end up in Shinjuku, takes place in a dying world where humanity is on the brink of extinction and society has since devolved mostly into a pseudo-medieval hellhole, though LostTechnology abounds.

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* ''VideoGame/{{NieR}}'', which takes place 1,400 years after the ending in ''{{Drakengard}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Drakengard}}'' in which Caim and Angelus end up in Shinjuku, takes place in a dying world where humanity is on the brink of extinction and society has since devolved mostly into a pseudo-medieval hellhole, though LostTechnology abounds.
10th Oct '16 7:38:03 PM Zaptech
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* While ''Videogame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance'' takes place in a near future Earth that mostly matches modern politics and society, the characters and themes and especially the weapons and technology evoke the feeling of feudal Japan, complete with sword-wielding samurai cyborgs and characters who evoke the imagery of Buddhist and Hindu deities. There's even a section of one level where Raiden fights through a gratuitously-traditional Japanese village built in the middle of a corporate skyscraper in downtown Denver, Colorado.
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