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17th Sep '17 3:21:40 AM Doug86
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* An episode of ''Series/{{Star Trek Enterprise}}'' involved the crew stumbling across an Old West town on a planet light years from Earth. It turned out that the inhabitants were the descendants of humans abducted as slave labour by aliens sometime in the 19th century. Though that didn't explain why they hadn't made any cultural, sartorial or scientific advances in the intervening 300 years, despite having alien technology to work with.
* ''MaxHeadroom''. Lots of retro items still around (or recreated?) TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture.

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* An episode of ''Series/{{Star Trek Enterprise}}'' ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' involved the crew stumbling across an Old West town on a planet light years from Earth. It turned out that the inhabitants were the descendants of humans abducted as slave labour by aliens sometime in the 19th century. Though that didn't explain why they hadn't made any cultural, sartorial or scientific advances in the intervening 300 years, despite having alien technology to work with.
* ''MaxHeadroom''.''Series/MaxHeadroom''. Lots of retro items still around (or recreated?) TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture.
16th Sep '17 3:45:39 PM nombretomado
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* The setting of the ''IronGrip'' games is a [[PlayingWithATrope mostly]] [[MedievalEuropeanFantasy feudal]] SteamPunk LowFantasy world, but it's generally hard to pigeon-hole one or even two single historical eras it resembles the most. In broad terms, it has a blend of culture, architecture, tech and overall atmosphere that wouldn't look out of place in eras as varied as TheMiddleAges, TheRenaissance, the UsefulNotes/ThirtyYearsWar, UsefulNotes/TheNapoleonicWars, UsefulNotes/VictorianBritain, UsefulNotes/TsaristRussia, UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, [[GenteelInterbellumSetting the decades between them...]] Not only CultureChopSuey, but full-blown [[AnachronismStew Era Chop Suey]] [[RuleOfCool as well]]...

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* The setting of the ''IronGrip'' games is a [[PlayingWithATrope mostly]] [[MedievalEuropeanFantasy feudal]] SteamPunk LowFantasy world, but it's generally hard to pigeon-hole one or even two single historical eras it resembles the most. In broad terms, it has a blend of culture, architecture, tech and overall atmosphere that wouldn't look out of place in eras as varied as TheMiddleAges, TheRenaissance, UsefulNotes/TheRenaissance, the UsefulNotes/ThirtyYearsWar, UsefulNotes/TheNapoleonicWars, UsefulNotes/VictorianBritain, UsefulNotes/TsaristRussia, UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, [[GenteelInterbellumSetting the decades between them...]] Not only CultureChopSuey, but full-blown [[AnachronismStew Era Chop Suey]] [[RuleOfCool as well]]...
22nd Aug '17 2:04:55 PM CynicalBastardo
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* The film adaptation of ''Film/{{Dune}}''


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* The film adaptation of ''Film/{{Dune}}''
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22nd Aug '17 2:04:25 PM CynicalBastardo
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* ''ComicBook/NikolaiDante'' is set in the 27th century where Tsarist Russia has resurged and [[RussiaTakesOverTheWorld become a world empire]]. Duels, noble politics and revolutions occur side by side with aliens, cyborgs and superweapons.
9th Aug '17 6:19:14 PM nombretomado
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* The Kusari in ''{{Freelancer}}'' have reverted back to feudal Japan, complete with lords and a shogun, although no samurai battles or ceremonial swords are shown.

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* The Kusari in ''{{Freelancer}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Freelancer}}'' have reverted back to feudal Japan, complete with lords and a shogun, although no samurai battles or ceremonial swords are shown.
9th Aug '17 2:48:00 AM justanid
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* In ''MutantChronicles'' the Mishima MegaCorp is based of Feudal Japan with Samurais who strictly follow the Bushido code.

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* In ''MutantChronicles'' ''TabletopGame/MutantChronicles'' the Mishima MegaCorp is based of Feudal Japan with Samurais who strictly follow the Bushido code.
23rd Jul '17 5:29:59 PM nombretomado
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** The Terrans are basically "TheWildWest [[XMeetsY meets]] (the book version of) ''Literature/StarshipTroopers''"

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** The Terrans are basically "TheWildWest [[XMeetsY [[JustForFun/XMeetsY meets]] (the book version of) ''Literature/StarshipTroopers''"
25th Jun '17 1:47:05 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Gungrave}}'', though actually set in the far future on a different planet, captures the 1980s "Greed Is Good" Drug-Lords-of-America-aesthetique rather well.

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* ''{{Gungrave}}'', ''Anime/{{Gungrave}}'', though actually set in the far future on a different planet, captures the 1980s "Greed Is Good" Drug-Lords-of-America-aesthetique rather well.
25th Jun '17 11:48:06 AM Odacon_Spy
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* It can be assumed that the 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.
** Could be described as "Vacuumpunk", with most technology being based (or at least having the appearance of being based) on vacuum tube technology.
** Caesar's Legion ([[ItsPronouncedTropay pronounced]] ''Kai-sar'' by the legionnaires) is a huge slaver nation with the style of dress based on military uniforms of AncientRome. The ranks are also borrowed from Rome: legionnaires and centurions. Of course, by that token Caesar himself should be wearing the imperial purple.
*** It's not Augustus' Legion. Caesar was merely Dictator.
** ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' also has Space/Future Western themes.
* ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}'' takes place in a future in which society has been taken back (or forward?) because [[spoiler: humans have all gathered on a single island that survived the end of the world and erased their memories.]] They are fascinated when machines are brought to them via time travel, and they start off not using money.
* The setting of the ''IronGrip'' games is a [[PlayingWithATrope mostly]] [[MedievalEuropeanFantasy feudal]] SteamPunk LowFantasy world, but it's generally hard to pigeon-hole one or even two single historical eras it resembles the most. In broad terms, it has a blend of culture, architecture, tech and overall atmosphere that wouldn't look out of place in eras as varied as TheMiddleAges, TheRenaissance, the UsefulNotes/ThirtyYearsWar, UsefulNotes/TheNapoleonicWars, UsefulNotes/VictorianBritain, UsefulNotes/TsaristRussia, UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, [[GenteelInterbellumSetting the decades between them...]] Not only CultureChopSuey, but full-blown [[AnachronismStew Era Chop Suey]] [[RuleOfCool as well]]...
* The {{generation ship}} in ''Visualnovel/{{Analogue A Hate Story}}'' regresses from a generally egalitarian society to one resembling the oppressive Joseon era, even to the extent of reverting from from Hangul to Chinese characters.
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* It can be assumed that the 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.
** Could be described as "Vacuumpunk", with most technology being based (or at least having the appearance of being based) on vacuum tube technology.
** Caesar's Legion ([[ItsPronouncedTropay pronounced]] ''Kai-sar'' by the legionnaires) is a huge slaver nation with the style of dress based on military uniforms of AncientRome. The ranks are also borrowed from Rome: legionnaires and centurions. Of course, by that token Caesar himself should be wearing the imperial purple.
*** It's not Augustus' Legion. Caesar was merely Dictator.
** ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' also has Space/Future Western themes.
* ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}'' takes place in a future in which society has been taken back (or forward?) because [[spoiler: humans have all gathered on a single island that survived the end of the world and erased their memories.]] They are fascinated when machines are brought to them via time travel, and they start off not using money.
* The setting of the ''IronGrip'' games is a [[PlayingWithATrope mostly]] [[MedievalEuropeanFantasy feudal]] SteamPunk LowFantasy world, but it's generally hard to pigeon-hole one or even two single historical eras it resembles the most. In broad terms, it has a blend of culture, architecture, tech and overall atmosphere that wouldn't look out of place in eras as varied as TheMiddleAges, TheRenaissance, the UsefulNotes/ThirtyYearsWar, UsefulNotes/TheNapoleonicWars, UsefulNotes/VictorianBritain, UsefulNotes/TsaristRussia, UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, [[GenteelInterbellumSetting the decades between them...]] Not only CultureChopSuey, but full-blown [[AnachronismStew Era Chop Suey]] [[RuleOfCool as well]]...
* The {{generation ship}} in ''Visualnovel/{{Analogue A Hate Story}}'' regresses from a generally egalitarian society to one resembling the oppressive Joseon era, even to the extent of reverting from from Hangul to Chinese characters.
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4th Jun '17 1:18:49 PM MadAnthony94
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* ''ArthurKingOfTimeAndSpace'' transplants the cast of the Arthurian mythos into a futuristic Space Opera (among other things). This gives us a setting where medieval kings hold court of their starships, and knights joust with fighter craft, and fight space pirates. Then things get really weird when Merlin, a time traveler, reveals the entirety of Earth's history has been space-opera-fied as well; the earliest history anyone in the setting knows is the Eden Colony formed after the destruction of the theoretical origin planet, and Arthur gets to go back and visit Space Hercules on Planet Greece, plus Space Jesus and Space Noah.

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* ''ArthurKingOfTimeAndSpace'' transplants the cast of the Arthurian mythos into a futuristic Space Opera (among other things). This gives us a setting where medieval kings hold court of on their starships, and knights joust with fighter craft, and fight space pirates. Then things get really weird when Merlin, a time traveler, reveals the entirety of Earth's history has been space-opera-fied as well; the earliest history anyone in the setting knows is the Eden Colony formed after the destruction of the theoretical origin planet, and Arthur gets to go back and visit Space Hercules on Planet Greece, plus Space Jesus and Jesus, Space Noah.Noah, and many more.
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