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4th Aug '16 4:15:16 PM Neakal
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Freelancer}}'', there are some very vague hints that the Jump Gates used across Sirius have alien origin. Since the plot of the game (and indeed the game itself) went through some revisions, it is unclear if this plot hook was ever meant to have any payoff.
6th Jun '16 5:58:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* Pseudo-example in TheStinger of the second ''NightAtTheMuseum'' movie, where a cell phone left in a ''portrait-sized photograph'' prompted a guy from just after WWII to attempt to reverse engineer it. According to the photo, his name was Joey Motorola. Motorola, Inc. was founded in 1928 by Paul V. Galvin [[OlderThanTheyThink and was]] ''[[OlderThanTheyThink already]]'' [[OlderThanTheyThink making hand-held radios in 1940]].

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* Pseudo-example in TheStinger of the second ''NightAtTheMuseum'' ''Film/NightAtTheMuseumBattleOfTheSmithsonian'' movie, where a cell phone left in a ''portrait-sized photograph'' prompted a guy from just after WWII to attempt to reverse engineer it. According to the photo, his name was Joey Motorola. Motorola, Inc. was founded in 1928 by Paul V. Galvin [[OlderThanTheyThink and was]] ''[[OlderThanTheyThink already]]'' [[OlderThanTheyThink making hand-held radios in 1940]].
6th Jun '16 5:57:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheAsylum film ''Transmorphers'' has the human resistance's weaponry reverse-engineered from the alien robots'.

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* TheAsylum Creator/TheAsylum film ''Transmorphers'' has the human resistance's weaponry reverse-engineered from the alien robots'.
25th May '16 6:08:21 PM StarSword
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* In the first live-action ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' movie, the technological advances of the 20th century were made by reverse engineering the captive, frozen Megatron after he was discovered in 1897.

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* In the first live-action ''Film/{{Transformers}}'' movie, the technological advances of the 20th century were made by reverse engineering the captive, frozen Megatron after he was discovered in 1897. [[ArtisticLicenseCars This somehow includes automobiles, which were actually invented over 10 years earlier.]]
11th May '16 3:35:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Assassins Creed|I}}'', the [[TheKnightsTemplar Templars]] (and by extension, society) are implied to have gotten all of our advances from reverse-engineering alien artifacts (with a couple of failures, see Philadelphia Experiment (done by by US government, not Templars)). Later on in the series, [[spoiler:it turns out it's not aliens exactly, but rather the [[{{Precursors}} First Civilization]] of humans on this planet, who created ''homo sapiens'' to serve them but were overthrown and wiped out.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Assassins Creed|I}}'', the [[TheKnightsTemplar [[UsefulNotes/TheKnightsTemplar Templars]] (and by extension, society) are implied to have gotten all of our advances from reverse-engineering alien artifacts (with a couple of failures, see Philadelphia Experiment (done by by US government, not Templars)). Later on in the series, [[spoiler:it turns out it's not aliens exactly, but rather the [[{{Precursors}} First Civilization]] of humans on this planet, who created ''homo sapiens'' to serve them but were overthrown and wiped out.]]
4th Mar '16 10:08:50 AM Scorntex
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* ''ComicBook/TheTransformersRobotsInDisguise:'' Garrison Blackrock states that human civilisation developed thanks to Nexus Prime's Enigma of Combination crash-landing on Earth.
31st Jan '16 8:10:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/ChappellesShow'' had a take on the movie DeepImpact where the president reveals all the nations secrets in the shadow of impending doom. One of these is the existence of aliens who brought us technical marvels such as both Playstation 1 and 2. (3 and 4 had yet to be released)

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* ''Series/ChappellesShow'' had a take on the movie DeepImpact Film/DeepImpact where the president reveals all the nations nation's secrets in the shadow of impending doom. One of these is the existence of aliens who brought us technical marvels such as both Playstation 1 and 2. (3 and 4 had yet to be released)
15th Dec '15 9:27:57 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''VideoGame/NexusTheJupiterIncident'', it's heavily implied that the last of the [[{{Precursor}} Creators]] influenced humanity's development up until the 19th century (when the last one died) in order to result in the creation of compatible computing technology and [=AIs=] that could merge with Angel, the AI they left behind in an asteroid base near Pluto. All to combat their own creations, the [[AIIsACrapshoot Mechanoids]].
15th Dec '15 9:14:20 AM ChronoLegion
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* We've evidently gotten quite a bit of knowledge out of that one crashed spaceship in ''Film/IndependenceDay''. An extended version of the film explicitly states that it was used to create Earth computers, which also {{handwave}}s the vulnerability of the mothership to a computer virus.

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* We've evidently gotten quite a bit of knowledge out of that one crashed spaceship in ''Film/IndependenceDay''. An extended version of the film explicitly states that it was used to create Earth computers, which also {{handwave}}s the vulnerability of the mothership to a computer virus. Continues in the [[Film/IndependenceDayResurgence sequel]], with humanity rebuilding and reverse-engineering even more alien tech in the 20-year gap between the films. This includes powerful hybrid jet fighters with shields, handheld energy weapons, and the ability to build bases on the Moon, Mars, and Rhea (one of Saturn's moons). This not only helps humanity deal with TheRemnant on Earth but prepare for the return of the aliens.
19th Nov '15 6:12:48 AM StFan
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* Preventing the reverse of this--keeping Human/Federation tech out of the hands of alien civilizations whose society might be altered by it--is one of the original reasons for ''Franchise/StarTrek's'' [[{{Alien Non-Interference Clause}} Prime Directive]].

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* Preventing the reverse of this--keeping this -- keeping Human/Federation tech out of the hands of alien civilizations whose society might be altered by it--is it -- is one of the original reasons for ''Franchise/StarTrek's'' [[{{Alien Non-Interference Clause}} [[AlienNonInterferenceClause Prime Directive]].
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