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17th Nov '16 2:48:38 PM tropeminer
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** Ironically, the pop-art bright colors in the Original Series make more sense as it prevents cabin fever among the crew.

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** Ironically, the pop-art bright colors in the ''[[StarTrekTheOriginalSeries The Original Series Series]]'' make more sense as it prevents was supposedly designed to prevent cabin fever among the crew.
5th Nov '16 11:01:30 AM nombretomado
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* ''IlivaisX'' follows this design, with cities being futuristic bubbles held above the land, and the HumongousMecha typically being very sleek and advanced. The Avespias are the only units to even have any kind face, as the Ilivais prototypes have curved wedges with a sensor web, and the Espadas are piloted from within a shoulder-mounted sphere.

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* ''IlivaisX'' ''Literature/IlivaisX'' follows this design, with cities being futuristic bubbles held above the land, and the HumongousMecha typically being very sleek and advanced. The Avespias are the only units to even have any kind face, as the Ilivais prototypes have curved wedges with a sensor web, and the Espadas are piloted from within a shoulder-mounted sphere.
14th Oct '16 7:16:45 AM ElectricBoogaloo
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* ''Videogame/AceCombat3Electrosphere'', the one installment of ''Franchise/AceCombat'' set in TheFuture proper of [[AlternateUniverse Strangereal]] instead of TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, has this aesthetic to its plane designs, even the real life ones are future-ized versions with similar sleek curves, lack of canopies and predominantly white paintjobs.
21st Sep '16 11:27:52 AM longWriter
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EverythingIsOnline, and physical data storage either consists of an equivalent of a USB thumbdrive or doesn't exist at all, considering that computers are so small and compact you can carry them anywhere and transfer data wirelessly. Interfaces are designed to be soothing, easy to use and colourful, and if intelligent they'll probably be [[StopHelpingMe annoyingly helpful]].

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EverythingIsOnline, and physical data storage either consists of an equivalent of a USB thumbdrive or doesn't exist at all, considering that computers are so small and compact you can carry them anywhere and transfer data wirelessly. Interfaces are designed to be soothing, easy to use and colourful, and if intelligent they'll probably be [[StopHelpingMe [[AnnoyingVideoGameHelper annoyingly helpful]].
18th Sep '16 5:10:35 PM ProfessorDetective
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** It's probably worth noting that the Apple.com splash screen when the second-gen aluminium [=iMac=] was released had a frame from that movie on the [=iMac=]'s screen.

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** It's probably worth noting that the Apple.com splash screen screen, when the second-gen aluminium [=iMac=] was released released, had a frame from that movie on the [=iMac=]'s screen.



** Ironically, the pop art bright colors in the Original Series make more sense as it prevents cabin fever among the crew.

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** Ironically, the pop art pop-art bright colors in the Original Series make more sense as it prevents cabin fever among the crew.



* In ''Film/Cube2Hypercube'', instead of something out of hell with dark shadows, visible circuit boards, spinning doorlatches and rumbling elevators, the environment of the new tesseract cube is almost user-friendly with all white surfaces and touch-to-open panels.

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* In ''Film/Cube2Hypercube'', instead of something out of hell with dark shadows, visible circuit boards, spinning doorlatches door latches and rumbling elevators, the environment of the new tesseract cube is almost user-friendly with all white surfaces and touch-to-open panels.



* ''Franchise/StarWars'': This aesthetic style is very common, depending on the planet or area. High class has this aesthetics, low class has to settle for UsedFuture.

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': This aesthetic style is very common, depending on the planet or area. High The high class has this aesthetics, the low class has to settle for UsedFuture.



* The Chee in ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' are like this under their holograms-sleek ivory and steel androids that vaguely resemble two legged dogs. The Pemalite ship that powers them has a similiar look.
* In the ''Literature/TimeScout'' series, the tech is mostly normal. The incredibly expensive technology used by the time scouts is basically a battered tin/plastic case. Their satchels are regular battered leather satchels. In other words, averted.

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* The Chee in ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' are like this under their holograms-sleek ivory and steel androids that vaguely resemble two legged dogs. The Pemalite ship that powers them has a similiar similar look.
* In the ''Literature/TimeScout'' series, the tech is mostly normal. The incredibly expensive technology used by the time scouts is basically a battered tin/plastic case. Their satchels are regular just regular, battered leather satchels. In other words, averted.



* The TARDIS in ''Doctor Who'' can be thought of as a version of this, in its original 1960s incarnation. The original set designer, Peter Brachacki, gave it a sterile white feel covered in a regular geometric pattern of circles with hints of neoclassical architecture to make it look "timeless", rather than making it deliberately futuristic. Due to the low budget the control console in the middle of the room was covered with conventional buttons, dials, levers and switches (Brachacki's original concept called for controls moulded specifically to the pilot's hands), but the sterile white roundel-covered walls became iconic and continue to inform the design of the current TARDIS sets nearly 50 years on. Amusingly, attempts by subsequent less visionary designers to make the TARDIS look deliberately futuristic (especially with [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/0d/TARDIS_console_1983.jpg the console design in the 1980s]], which looked like a giant [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BBC_Micro BBC Micro]]) dated at alarming speed.

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* The TARDIS in ''Doctor Who'' can be thought of as a version of this, in its original 1960s incarnation. The original set designer, Peter Brachacki, gave it a sterile white feel covered in a regular geometric pattern of circles with hints of neoclassical architecture to make it look "timeless", rather than making it deliberately futuristic. Due to the low budget the control console in the middle of the room was covered with conventional buttons, dials, levers levers, and switches (Brachacki's original concept called for controls moulded specifically to the pilot's hands), but the sterile white roundel-covered walls became iconic and continue to inform the design of the current TARDIS sets nearly 50 years on. Amusingly, attempts by subsequent less visionary designers to make the TARDIS look deliberately futuristic (especially with [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/0d/TARDIS_console_1983.jpg the console design in the 1980s]], which looked like a giant [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BBC_Micro BBC Micro]]) dated at alarming speed.



* ''TabletopGame/{{Traveller}}'' fits this to a T with illustrations of computers looking almost exactly like twenty-first century ones. Justifiable in that after you have miniaturized past a certain level user friendliness, fashion and aesthetics will become a premium. Maybe you can someday put several terabytes into a datadisk the size of a dime but a human still needs to interface with it comfortably, so it is hard to picture computers designed to communicate directly with a human instead of just another computer being smaller then a palmtop without being inconvenient. Wristwatch-sized computers, "datacloths" which seem to be flexible paper-thin screens, and perhaps myriads of other arrangements are available. However one of the most popular arrangements in Traveller from pictures and descriptions seems to be something that looks rather like an Amazon Kindle.
* ''TabletopGame/EclipsePhase'' has this, because any object not physically implanted or worn has to be usable by everything from ordinary humans to uplifted squid. As a result, everything is palm-sized, made of smooth cream-coloured plastic, lacks corners or sharp edges, and more than likely doesn't even have buttons, since you can operate most things mentally.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Traveller}}'' fits this to a T with illustrations of computers looking almost exactly like twenty-first century twenty-first-century ones. Justifiable in that after you have miniaturized past a certain level user friendliness, fashion and aesthetics will become a premium. Maybe you can someday put several terabytes into a datadisk the size of a dime but a human still needs to interface with it comfortably, so it is hard to picture computers designed to communicate directly with a human instead of just another computer being smaller then than a palmtop without being inconvenient. Wristwatch-sized computers, "datacloths" which seem to be flexible paper-thin screens, and perhaps myriads of other arrangements are available. However one of the most popular arrangements in Traveller from pictures and descriptions seems to be something that looks rather like an Amazon Kindle.
* ''TabletopGame/EclipsePhase'' has this, because any object not physically implanted or worn has to be usable by everything from ordinary humans to uplifted squid. As a result, everything is palm-sized, made of smooth cream-coloured plastic, lacks corners or sharp edges, and more than likely doesn't even have buttons, buttons since you can operate most things mentally.



* To "[[RevenueEnhancingDevices commemorate]]" the public-beta release of ''Videogame/LeagueOfLegends'' for the Mac, [[http://riot-web-static.s3.amazonaws.com/images/news/March_2013/03_01_2013_-_iBlitz_release/Blitzcrank_i_Splash.jpg iBlitzcrank]] was introduced.

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* To "[[RevenueEnhancingDevices commemorate]]" the public-beta public beta release of ''Videogame/LeagueOfLegends'' for the Mac, [[http://riot-web-static.s3.amazonaws.com/images/news/March_2013/03_01_2013_-_iBlitz_release/Blitzcrank_i_Splash.jpg iBlitzcrank]] was introduced.



* ''Videogame/PlanetSide 2'''s Terran Republic employs the [=iPod=] aesthetic for most of their equipment; in contrast to the [[MegaCorp New Conglomerate's]] philosophy of "[[OurWeaponsWillBeBoxyInTheFuture we don't believe in 'the curve']]" and the [[MachineWorship Vanu Sovereignty's]] [[FanNickname crab]] aesthetic, TR equipment is made of simple swooping and straight lines, and regular circles. While NC equipment is unpainted metal and VS are [[HighTechHexagons hexagonal ceramics]], TR use large amounts of plastics and carbon-fiber.

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* ''Videogame/PlanetSide 2'''s Terran Republic employs the [=iPod=] aesthetic for most of their equipment; in contrast to the [[MegaCorp New Conglomerate's]] philosophy of "[[OurWeaponsWillBeBoxyInTheFuture we don't believe in 'the curve']]" and the [[MachineWorship Vanu Sovereignty's]] [[FanNickname crab]] aesthetic, TR equipment is made of simple swooping and straight lines, and regular circles. While NC equipment is unpainted metal and VS are [[HighTechHexagons hexagonal ceramics]], TR use uses large amounts of plastics and carbon-fiber.



* In ''VideoGame/{{Warframe}}'', Cephalon technology embodies this aesthetic. Weapons and tools have streamlined shapes with minimal decoration beyond some [=LED=] trim and suspended holograms. Apparently even [=AIs=] can have tastes in fashion.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Warframe}}'', Cephalon technology embodies this aesthetic. Weapons and tools have streamlined shapes with minimal decoration beyond some [=LED=] trim and suspended holograms. Apparently even [=AIs=] can have tastes a taste in fashion.



* Maliwan banks heavily on this in ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}''. Their gear is all smooth lines with very few sharp angles, their gun magazines look more like battery packs, their sights are holographic projections and their sniper scopes display what look almost like a full HUD onthe rear lens, and all their guns are elemental, a technological cut above most of the competition. Funnily enough, they're the one company in the game that goes the biggest lengths to avert SightedGunsAreLowTech.

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* Maliwan banks heavily on this in ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}''. Their gear is all smooth lines with very few sharp angles, their gun magazines look more like battery packs, their sights are holographic projections and their sniper scopes display what look almost like a full HUD onthe on the rear lens, and all their guns are elemental, a technological cut above most of the competition. Funnily enough, they're the one company in the game that goes the biggest lengths to avert SightedGunsAreLowTech.



* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': Long-range and wi-fil communication is made possible by four CCT towers that are stationed in each kingdom which connect directly and via smaller relays that are located outside the kingdom and which are vulnerable to the Grimm. The towers can only function together or not all and make it possible for scrolls to function. Scrolls are collapsible tablets that, among other things, function as a phone, messenger (email, text and video), camera, video game controller and holographic projector. It can also monitor Aura levels of both the owner and others.

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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': Long-range and wi-fil wi-fi communication is made possible by four CCT towers that are stationed in each kingdom which can connect directly and via smaller relays that are located outside the kingdom and which are vulnerable to the Grimm. The towers can only function together or not all and make it possible for scrolls to function. Scrolls are collapsible tablets that, among other things, function as a phone, messenger (email, text text, and video), camera, video game controller and holographic projector. It can also monitor Aura levels of both the owner and others.



* In ''Webcomic/AMadTeaParty'', 200 years in the future, there are ipad-like things for breaking into cars and checking medical files on the internet.
* DomainTnemrot Tempest has a computer that looks and acts like an iPad. This is explained in the [[WordOfGod notes]] as most tech in the future being touch screen.

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* In ''Webcomic/AMadTeaParty'', 200 years in the future, there are ipad-like iPad-like things for breaking into cars and checking medical files on the internet.
* DomainTnemrot Tempest has a computer that looks and acts like an iPad. This is explained in the [[WordOfGod notes]] as most almost all tech in the future being based around the touch screen.



** The [[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a4/965_Cars_Lacroix_Mercedes-Benz_Citaro_C2_Ligne_9503_Cergy-Pr%C3%A9fecture.JPG new Citaro]] is even more this Trope.

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** The [[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a4/965_Cars_Lacroix_Mercedes-Benz_Citaro_C2_Ligne_9503_Cergy-Pr%C3%A9fecture.JPG new Citaro]] is is, even more more, this Trope.



* Also compare the iPad, essentially an iPod touch with a screen that's twice as big in each direction but which may in fact be thinner. Or, as one critic wrote, a more powerful iPod Touch that can be used by people without the eyesight of an Air Force pilot.

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* Also compare the iPad, essentially an iPod touch with a screen that's twice as big in each direction but which may may, in fact fact, be thinner. Or, as one critic wrote, a more powerful iPod Touch that can be used by people without the eyesight of an Air Force pilot.



* The [[http://logitech.com/k750 Logitech Solar Keyboard K750]]. The front is paneled in glossy black plastic, with low-profile chictlet keys, while the back is a huge piece of smooth white plastic. The edges are rounded and the whole keyboard is just a third of an inch thick - or about two pieces of cardboard stacked together. It is in fact just a wee bit thicker than an IKEA mousepad.

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* The [[http://logitech.com/k750 Logitech Solar Keyboard K750]]. The front is paneled in glossy black plastic, with low-profile chictlet chicklet keys, while the back is a huge piece of smooth white plastic. The edges are rounded and the whole keyboard is just a third of an inch thick - or about two pieces of cardboard stacked together. It is in fact just a wee bit thicker than an IKEA mousepad.



* An early example was the Ford Sierra, when it first came out in 1982. It was the first of the Fords to sport the bulbous "aero look" and was so unique at the time, it was dubbed the "Salesman's Spaceship".

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* An early example was the Ford Sierra, when it was first came out released in 1982. It was the first of the Fords to sport the bulbous "aero look" and was so unique at the time, it was dubbed the "Salesman's Spaceship".



* The [[http://www.westfield.com/ Westfield]] chain of gigantic shopping malls, in the UK, US, Australia and New Zealand, to the point that rather than standing out for their design, the Apple stores in them completely blend in to their waves-of-curved-sheet-glass aesthetic.
* Discovery thinks this trope [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-px4MAKREs here]]. It's a three parter about 2057, guess when this was made.

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* The [[http://www.westfield.com/ Westfield]] chain of gigantic shopping malls, in the UK, US, Australia and New Zealand, to the point that rather than standing out for their design, the Apple stores in them completely blend in to into their waves-of-curved-sheet-glass aesthetic.
* Discovery thinks this trope [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-px4MAKREs here]]. It's a three parter three-parter about 2057, guess when this was made.



* As [[Series/TheDailyShowWithJonStewart Jon Stewart]] [[http://www.cc.com/video-clips/qeo3j7/the-daily-show-with-jon-stewart-screentastic-mr--fox pointed out]], the [[http://insider.foxnews.com/sites/insider.foxnews.com/files/styles/780/public/ShepDeck8.jpg?itok=1L1eJ75X Fox News Deck]] (home of ''Shepard Smith Reporting'' and other breaking news since 2013) looks like "an Apple Genius Bar threw up" in the newsroom. That said, the aesthetic does suit Smith's fast-paced delivery and energetic, "never sit when you can stand, and never stand when you can walk" style of anchoring.

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* As [[Series/TheDailyShowWithJonStewart Jon Stewart]] [[http://www.cc.com/video-clips/qeo3j7/the-daily-show-with-jon-stewart-screentastic-mr--fox pointed out]], the [[http://insider.foxnews.com/sites/insider.foxnews.com/files/styles/780/public/ShepDeck8.jpg?itok=1L1eJ75X Fox News Deck]] (home of ''Shepard Smith Reporting'' and other breaking news since 2013) looks like "an Apple Genius Bar threw up" had an orgasm" in the newsroom. That said, the aesthetic does suit Smith's fast-paced delivery and energetic, "never sit when you can stand, and never stand when you can walk" style of anchoring.



* Elon Musk's UsefulNotes/SpaceX is deliberately designing their vehicles and spacesuits with this in mind. Compare their [[http://www.spacex.com/sites/spacex/files/styles/media_gallery_large/public/pad_abort32.jpg?itok=jOCvN_9y Dragon V2 capsule]] with the Russian [[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/bc/Soyuz_TMA-7_spacecraft2edit1.jpg Soyuz]].

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* Elon Musk's UsefulNotes/SpaceX is deliberately designing their vehicles and spacesuits space suits with this in mind. Compare their [[http://www.spacex.com/sites/spacex/files/styles/media_gallery_large/public/pad_abort32.jpg?itok=jOCvN_9y Dragon V2 capsule]] with the Russian [[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/bc/Soyuz_TMA-7_spacecraft2edit1.jpg Soyuz]].
5th Sep '16 1:25:03 PM REV6Pilot
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* The Institute has this going on in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout4}}''. A stark contrast to everything else in the franchise, as their energy weapons and armor are sleek and clean looking (and also less powerful than the bulkier, dirty Pre-War equipment they're derived from), while the Institute itself is very futuristic looking with clean white walls, decorative fountains, sleek doorways, and transparent walkways.
** The in-universe explanation for {{Avert|edTrope}}ing this trope is because the worldwide petroleum shortage has made the manufacture of commercial plastics very expensive, hence why, say, the go-to construction material for rifle stocks is wood or metal over carbon, home appliances are made of metal, and everything generally looks like the pre-plastic world.

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* ''Franchise/{{Fallout}}''
** The in-universe explanation for {{avert|edTrope}}ing this trope is a worldwide petroleum shortage that has made the manufacture of commercial plastics very expensive, hence why, among other examples, the go-to construction material for rifle stocks is wood or metal over plastics, home appliances are made of metal, and everything generally [[RaygunGothic looks like the pre-plastic world]].
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The Institute has this going on very straight in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout4}}''. ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}''. A stark contrast to everything else in the franchise, as their energy weapons and armor are sleek and clean looking clean-looking (and also less powerful than the bulkier, dirty Pre-War equipment they're derived from), while the Institute itself is very futuristic looking with clean white walls, decorative fountains, sleek doorways, and transparent walkways.
** The in-universe explanation for {{Avert|edTrope}}ing * Maliwan banks heavily on this trope in ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}''. Their gear is because the worldwide petroleum shortage has made the manufacture of commercial plastics all smooth lines with very expensive, hence why, say, the go-to construction material for rifle stocks is wood or metal over carbon, home appliances are made of metal, and everything generally looks few sharp angles, their gun magazines look more like battery packs, their sights are holographic projections and their sniper scopes display what look almost like a full HUD onthe rear lens, and all their guns are elemental, a technological cut above most of the pre-plastic world.competition. Funnily enough, they're the one company in the game that goes the biggest lengths to avert SightedGunsAreLowTech.
22nd Aug '16 9:26:11 PM Valen
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* A literal example in ''VideoGame/MechQuest''. The player character's PDA is an [[JustForPun Eye-Pad]].
19th Jul '16 10:45:56 AM DavidCowie
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* Injection moulding company Arburg make a 3D printer called the [[https://www.arburg.com/us/us/products-and-services/additive-manufacturing/freeformer-system/#!prettyPhoto freeformer]]. One issue of its promotional magazine ''today'' described it as "having the rounded lines typical of modern telecommunications equipment."
8th Jul '16 10:06:29 PM Vir
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* In ''WebComic/{{A Mad Tea-Party}}'', 200 years in the future, there are ipad-like things for breaking into cars and checking medical files on the internet.

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* In ''WebComic/{{A Mad Tea-Party}}'', ''Webcomic/AMadTeaParty'', 200 years in the future, there are ipad-like things for breaking into cars and checking medical files on the internet.



* Parodied in a TimeTravel episode of ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' where everything in the future is chrome. They even have guys who drive around in vans spraypainting everything that's not already chrome.

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* Parodied in a TimeTravel episode of ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' where everything in the future is chrome. They even have guys who drive around in vans spraypainting everything that's not already chrome.
11th Jun '16 11:40:00 PM HelloLamppost
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* The Comicbook/FantasticFour's black and white costumes from a few years ago were clearly aiming at a Genius Bar aesthetic.

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* The Comicbook/FantasticFour's [[Comicbook/FantasticFour Fantastic Four's]] black and white costumes from a few years ago were clearly aiming at a Genius Bar aesthetic.
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