History Main / EternalProhibition

23rd Mar '16 1:34:42 PM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In the 1970-1 series ''{{UFO}}'' the characters smoke in computer rooms, medical areas, and closed environments like SHADO's underground headquarters, submarines and the Moonbase. Some scenes look like they've been filmed through a minor fog.

to:

* In the 1970-1 series ''{{UFO}}'' ''Series/{{UFO}}'' the characters smoke in computer rooms, medical areas, and closed environments like SHADO's underground headquarters, submarines and the Moonbase. Some scenes look like they've been filmed through a minor fog.
15th Mar '16 8:47:27 AM Jake
Is there an issue? Send a Message



to:

* Trading in narcotics is a surefire way to get a criminal record in all installments of the ''VideoGame/{{Elite}}'' franchise; only planets that are explicitly in a state of total anarchy allow you to buy and sell them the old-fashioned way. Some planets also ban alcoholic beverages as well, usually for religious reasons.
23rd Feb '16 7:53:48 PM zarpaulus
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

[[folder: Tabletop Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/EclipsePhase'': In the Jovian Republic opiates, cocaine, any of the various drugs in the setting that use nanotech, and tobacco are illegal. Though alcohol and cannabis are allowed. In less conservative polities, that is to say, the rest of the solar system, drug laws vary a great deal.
[[/folder]]
1st Feb '16 3:56:29 PM R1ck
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Hilariously, Sharia rulings have oscillated back and forth on certain issues. Caffeine, upon discovery, was declared haram. Nobody listened. It got called halal. Smoking was never declared haram in spite of being more damaging and intoxicating than alcohol. These same people will go ape over alcohol, which was never explicitly declared haram in the Quran. And of course, there are still many Muslims who do drink, not that they'd ever admit it, at least to the Imam.

to:

* Hilariously, Islamic Sharia rulings have oscillated back and forth on certain issues. Caffeine, upon discovery, was declared haram.haram (Forbidden). Nobody listened. It got was then called halal.halal (Permitted). Smoking was never declared haram in spite of being more damaging and intoxicating than alcohol. These same people will go ape over absolutely condemn alcohol, which was never explicitly declared haram in the Quran. And of course, there are still many Muslims who do drink, not that they'd ever admit it, at least to the Imam.
21st Dec '15 10:58:50 PM 10-13-2
Is there an issue? Send a Message



to:

* The HaysCode was written in 1930, so it insisted that movies featuring liquor portray the consumption of alcohol as illegal. When Prohibition was repealed three years later, the Hays Office amended the document to insist that movies portray the consumption of alcohol as ''immoral''.
21st Dec '15 10:55:45 PM 10-13-2
Is there an issue? Send a Message


DrugsAreBad. So bad that even in the future, 20th-century drug laws remain unchanged. Nevertheless, alcohol and tobacco remain legal, as are 'stims'. Apparently, the citizens of Main/TheFuture are more traditional than we realize.

This is most frequent in TV, presumably because producers are unwilling to risk controversy by including real drugs, but appears in other media as well.

to:

DrugsAreBad. So bad that even in the future, 20th-century drug laws remain unchanged. Nevertheless, alcohol and tobacco remain legal, as are 'stims'. Apparently, the citizens of Main/TheFuture are more traditional than we realize.

realize. This is most frequent in TV, presumably because producers are unwilling to risk controversy by including real drugs, but appears in other media as well.


Added DiffLines:

Ironically, with some cities now banning excessively large sugary soft drinks (or, more precisely, the cups in which they are served) due to worries about obesity and diabetes, this trope may look less and less like fiction as the years go by - only even more bizarre, with more and more harmless or at least unobjectionable substances now considered unhealthy as ScienceMarchesOn.
6th Oct '15 10:52:18 AM molotov
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* Hilariously, Sharia rulings have oscillated back and forth on certain issues. Caffeine, upon discovery, was declared haram. Nobody listened. It got called halal. Smoking was never declared haram in spite of being more damaging and intoxicating than alcohol. These same people will go ape over alcohol, which was never explicitly declared haram in the Quran. And of course, there are still many Muslims who do drink, not that they'd ever admit it, at least to the Imam.
6th Oct '15 10:47:45 AM molotov
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Some religions, most notably Islam, strictly forbid ''any'' stimulants such as alcohol, tobacco, drugs or sometimes even coffee.

to:

* Some religions, most notably Islam, strictly forbid ''any'' stimulants "intoxicants" such as alcohol, tobacco, drugs or sometimes even coffee.
4th Sep '15 3:57:29 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Used in a Creator/HPLovecraft humour piece ''Old Bugs'', which he wrote in 1919, which relates an encounter between a drunkard and a naive young man in a speakeasy for illegal whiskey-drinkers ''[[HistoryMarchesOn in 1950]]''. (Lovecraft, who didn't drink, wrote it, however, to jokingly warn a friend, a.k.a. the "Old Bugs" of the title, as to what would happen to him if he kept on drinking.)

to:

* Used in a Creator/HPLovecraft humour piece ''Old Bugs'', which he wrote in 1919, which relates an encounter between a drunkard and a naive young man in a speakeasy for illegal whiskey-drinkers ''[[HistoryMarchesOn ''[[DeweyDefeatsTruman in 1950]]''. (Lovecraft, who didn't drink, wrote it, however, to jokingly warn a friend, a.k.a. the "Old Bugs" of the title, as to what would happen to him if he kept on drinking.)
29th Jun '15 12:16:04 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}'': in early seasons the characters appear to live in the 1930s, drinking whiskey and smoking cigars. Partially subverted in the new series where 'Chamalla' is a legal hallucinogen sometimes used for religious purposes. And in one flashback President Roslin and Admiral Adama enjoy an unnamed substance strongly resembling Marijuana. [[note]]The legal status of Chamalla seems to be akin to that of Peyote in the US -- it is a controlled substance with specific exceptions for medical and religious use, and it becomes a matter of political scandal when Roslin is suspected of using it recreationally. Treating cancer was seen as a reasonable excuse, but seeking religious visions was not. At the very least the President should not be taking a hallucinogen while making vital decisions.[[/note]]\\

to:

* ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}'': Galactica|2003}}'': in early seasons the characters appear to live in the 1930s, drinking whiskey and smoking cigars. Partially subverted in the new series where 'Chamalla' is a legal hallucinogen sometimes used for religious purposes. And in one flashback President Roslin and Admiral Adama enjoy an unnamed substance strongly resembling Marijuana. [[note]]The legal status of Chamalla seems to be akin to that of Peyote in the US -- it is a controlled substance with specific exceptions for medical and religious use, and it becomes a matter of political scandal when Roslin is suspected of using it recreationally. Treating cancer was seen as a reasonable excuse, but seeking religious visions was not. At the very least the President should not be taking a hallucinogen while making vital decisions.[[/note]]\\
This list shows the last 10 events of 33. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.EternalProhibition