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26th Jan '17 3:05:12 PM margdean56
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Works where there are InsufficientlyAdvancedAlien instead of humans can also fit this trope.

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Works where there are InsufficientlyAdvancedAlien {{Insufficiently Advanced Alien}}s instead of humans can also fit this trope.
8th Jan '17 6:59:13 PM nombretomado
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** In ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRevelations'', it's confirmed that [[spoiler:Altaïr had learned the design for the first handgun -- and forearm-mounted at that! --]] from a vision given by one of these, which had been implied in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII''. Also, in a brief scene at the beginning of the "Battle of Forli" DLC for ''II'', a brief activation of the Apple shows images of designs that LeonardoDaVinci (who was watching the Apple) would later set to paper.

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** In ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRevelations'', it's confirmed that [[spoiler:Altaïr had learned the design for the first handgun -- and forearm-mounted at that! --]] from a vision given by one of these, which had been implied in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII''. Also, in a brief scene at the beginning of the "Battle of Forli" DLC for ''II'', a brief activation of the Apple shows images of designs that LeonardoDaVinci Creator/LeonardoDaVinci (who was watching the Apple) would later set to paper.
11th Dec '16 9:38:37 PM Xtifr
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* ''Hard Landing'' by Algis Budrys, in which a bunch of crash landed alien Joes have to get by on Earth, and one of them decides to sell alien tech to the US.

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* ''Hard Landing'' by Algis Budrys, Creator/AlgisBudrys, in which a bunch of crash landed alien Joes have to get by on Earth, and one of them decides to sell alien tech to the US.
2nd Nov '16 7:44:59 AM nighttrainfm
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** The episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E6Dalek "Dalek"]] features a tech mogul who steals alien tech. According to him, Broadband is from {{Roswell|ThatEndsWell}}.

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** The episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E6Dalek "Dalek"]] features a tech mogul who steals hoards alien tech. artefacts for profit or [[TheCollector just to admire them]]. According to him, he's not the first: Broadband is from {{Roswell|ThatEndsWell}}.
14th Sep '16 12:06:19 AM PaulA
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* In Creator/OrsonScottCard's ''Literature/EndersGame'' and ''Ender's Shadow'', certain technologies like gravity manipulation and [[spoiler: Faster-than-Light communication]] come from reverse engineered alien technology.
** And then changed in the ''Earth Afire'' prequel where humanity already has gravity lensing technology ''before'' the Formics even get to Earth, courtesy of [[MegaCorp Juke Ltd]].

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* In Creator/OrsonScottCard's ''Literature/EndersGame'' and ''Ender's Shadow'', ''Literature/EndersShadow'', certain technologies like gravity manipulation and [[spoiler: Faster-than-Light [[spoiler:Faster-than-Light communication]] come from reverse engineered alien technology.
** And then changed in the ''Earth Afire'' ''Literature/EarthAfire'' prequel where humanity already has gravity lensing technology ''before'' the Formics even get to Earth, courtesy of [[MegaCorp Juke Ltd]].
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.]]
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