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26th Aug '16 12:41:27 AM Maven
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* ''...And All the Stars a Stage'', by James Blish, makes an interesting use of this trope. The protagonists escape their Doomed Homeworld just before their sun (a big blue-white one) goes nova, and wander the Galaxy looking for a replacement. Two previous tries turn out to be deathtraps, and just as they are running out of time and hope and everything, they stumble across a system with a little pipsqueak yellow star and decide it's their last chance. Yeah. [[spoiler:The twist on the twist is that they arrive in Predynastic Egypt and just miss the coronation of "Earth's first king". It is very strongly implied that the survivors fade quietly into the human population.]]
13th Jul '16 9:52:44 AM benda
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* ''Literature/DespoilersOfTheGoldenEmpire'' lives on this trope. It presents itself as a science fiction story about a military expedition to another planet, and is written in very scientific-sounding prose, but the story is actually about the conquest of Peru in the 1500s. In this case, it is only the reader who is fooled; the characters in the story all know full well what planet they're on. Hints are given to this fact throughout the story, though:

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* ''Literature/DespoilersOfTheGoldenEmpire'' lives on this trope. It presents itself as a science fiction story about a military expedition to another planet, and is written in very scientific-sounding prose, but the story is actually about the our planet only. Bonus Points for it being not just a fictional tale set on Earth, but a highly accurate (if deliberately misleading) account of an historical event that actually happened (the conquest of Peru by Spaniards in the 1500s.1500s). In this case, it is only the reader who is fooled; the characters in the story all know full well what planet they're on. Hints are given to this fact throughout the story, though:
7th Jul '16 10:24:34 AM Willbyr
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* ''LightNovel/ScrappedPrincess'' does this to the viewer, with a small hint that something might not be as it seems being at the beginning of the very first episode, and nothing more said about it until partway through the series. Everyone in the show is seen to be living in a catchall generic Middle Ages fantasy setting, and to the viewer, it looks like just another ''{{LightNovel/Slayers}}''-esque[=/=]''RecordOfLodossWar''-type anime based in some nondescript magic world that is kind of like our world, but not. [[spoiler: However, the truth is that they're in the far future in "our" world, and their conquerors have regressed everyone back to the Middle Ages in order to prevent them from even wanting to mount a resistance. The "magic" seen in the series is actually MagicFromTechnology, based on the tech maintaining their "prison", which is actually a tiny piece of the world suspended in the sky.]] Then again, the very beginning of the show has a bit of AstronomicZoom that reveals the setting to be [[spoiler: Korea]].

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* ''LightNovel/ScrappedPrincess'' does this to the viewer, with a small hint that something might not be as it seems being at the beginning of the very first episode, and nothing more said about it until partway through the series. Everyone in the show is seen to be living in a catchall generic Middle Ages fantasy setting, and to the viewer, it looks like just another ''{{LightNovel/Slayers}}''-esque[=/=]''RecordOfLodossWar''-type ''{{LightNovel/Slayers}}''-esque[=/=]''Roleplay/RecordOfLodossWar''-type anime based in some nondescript magic world that is kind of like our world, but not. [[spoiler: However, the truth is that they're in the far future in "our" world, and their conquerors have regressed everyone back to the Middle Ages in order to prevent them from even wanting to mount a resistance. The "magic" seen in the series is actually MagicFromTechnology, based on the tech maintaining their "prison", which is actually a tiny piece of the world suspended in the sky.]] Then again, the very beginning of the show has a bit of AstronomicZoom that reveals the setting to be [[spoiler: Korea]].
25th May '16 9:10:20 PM PaulA
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* Hammer House of Horror episode "The House That Bled to Death" is about a woman being haunted by visions of brutal murders she believed had happened in the house where she lives. At the end she leaves the house, but it is revealed that the visions were of the future.
13th May '16 11:14:48 PM Doug86
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* Ea of David Zindell's ''EaCycle'' turns out to be Earth millions of years into the future.

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* Ea of David Zindell's ''EaCycle'' ''Literature/EaCycle'' turns out to be Earth millions of years into the future.
26th Apr '16 7:00:33 PM Rustworld
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* Creator/MarkLawrence's ''Literature/TheBrokenEmpire'' series starts out seeming like your typical gritty medieval fantasy setting, until you realize there's quite a lot in common with our own world, such as famous philosophers and holy figures and other hints sprinkled here and there, all building up to some very obvious implications more than halfway through the first book that all but outright tell the reader that the setting takes place in a post-apocalyptic Europe an uncertain number of centuries after a nuclear holocaust.
20th Apr '16 2:20:33 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross: [[TheMovie Love, Do You Remember?]]'', when Hikaru and Misa find out that the planet they were transported to is Earth after a Zentradi attack.

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* ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross: [[TheMovie Love, Do You Remember?]]'', ''Anime/MacrossDoYouRememberLove'', when Hikaru and Misa find out that the planet they were transported to is Earth after a Zentradi attack.
19th Apr '16 1:02:05 PM erforce
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* [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Into_the_Great_Unknown A non-canonical comic]] based on ''Franchise/StarWars'' has the Millennium Falcon crash on a distant planet; Han is killed by the natives. Years later, the Falcon's wreck and Han's corpse are discovered by the famous archeologist... IndianaJones. Who was trying to discover the Sasquatch, previously known as Chewbacca.

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* [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Into_the_Great_Unknown A non-canonical comic]] based on ''Franchise/StarWars'' has the Millennium Falcon crash on a distant planet; Han is killed by the natives. Years later, the Falcon's wreck and Han's corpse are discovered by the famous archeologist... IndianaJones.Franchise/IndianaJones. Who was trying to discover the Sasquatch, previously known as Chewbacca.
6th Apr '16 2:07:04 AM Dravencour
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* The original film ''Film/PlanetOfTheApes1968'', where the revelation that protagonist George Taylor is back home comes when he comes across the ruins of the Statue of Liberty, which acts as TheConstant. ([[Film/PlanetOfTheApes2001 The 2001 remake]], while treading the same ground, uses a quite different ending based on that of [[Literature/PlanetOfTheApes the original French SF novel]]; in the novel, one crewmember manages to return to Earth, but discovers that the Ape takeover also happened to Earth in the meantime, and takes off again.)

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* The original film ''Film/PlanetOfTheApes1968'', where ''Film/PlanetOfTheApes1968'' ends with the revelation that protagonist George Taylor is back home home, which comes when he comes across the ruins of the Statue of Liberty, which acts as TheConstant. ([[Film/PlanetOfTheApes2001 The 2001 remake]], while treading the same ground, uses a quite different ending based on that of [[Literature/PlanetOfTheApes the original French SF novel]]; in the novel, one crewmember manages to return to Earth, but discovers that the Ape takeover also happened to Earth in the meantime, and takes off again.)
15th Feb '16 1:14:05 PM Andyroid
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** ''Fanfic/TheLastHumanATaleOfThePreClassicalEra'' is a FusionFic of Literature/TheLastUnicorn and ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', but it's eventually revealed [[spoiler: Equestria is a fusion of post-apocalyptic Earth and Ponyland from the G1 cartoon ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyAndFriends''.]]
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