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9th Oct '17 12:30:51 AM Dramamoose
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** [[Series/StarTrekDiscovery Captain Lorca]] places pressure on [[ReluctantMadScientist Lieutenant Stamets]] by asking if he wants to be "Alongside the Wright brothers, Elon Musk, Zefram Cochrane?".
7th Sep '17 12:53:37 AM PaulA
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* Creator/HPLovecraft was a master of it, even a possible TropeMaker, though his are more like "GeniusBonus, ContinuityNod, fictional," such as the following example:

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* Creator/HPLovecraft was a master of it, even a possible TropeMaker, though his are more like "GeniusBonus, ContinuityNod, fictional," such as the following example:example from "The Nameless City":
25th Aug '17 7:09:04 PM FactoidCow
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** ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan'' gives us the former TropeNamer:

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** ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan'' gives us the former TropeNamer:''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan'':
25th Aug '17 7:06:37 PM FactoidCow
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** ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan'':

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** ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan'':''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan'' gives us the former TropeNamer:
2nd Jul '17 5:24:47 AM KaminoNeko
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* VideoGame/MassEffect has several examples, but one clear one is the Armstrong Nebula, which is named after a famous astronaut and has each system also named after one. Examples include Gagarin and Tereshkova, but also include Vamshi and Grissom.
** Grissom is actually a character in the backstory, the first man through a mass relay and the commander of the alliance fleet during the First Contact War. Captain Anderson notes the system is [[TakeThat cold, remote and inhospitable.]]

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* VideoGame/MassEffect has several examples, but one clear one is the Armstrong Nebula, which is named after a famous astronaut - the first to walk on the moon - and has each system is also named after one. other astronauts famous for firsts. Examples include Gagarin (first man to orbit) and Tereshkova, Tereshkova (first woman in space), but also include Vamshi and Grissom.
** Vamshi is not elabourated on, but Grissom is actually a character in the backstory, the first man through a mass relay and the commander of the alliance fleet during the First Contact War. Captain Anderson notes the system is [[TakeThat cold, remote and inhospitable.]]
1st Jul '17 9:16:13 AM nombretomado
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* Inverted in ''ComicBook/ExMachina'': a traveler from an AlternateUniverse arrives in the comic's universe (which is mostly identical to ours) and attempts to gather information by ordering his suit AI to connect to "gharity.com" and "skyvann.com". When both fail, he connects to ... [[TheOtherWiki Wikipedia]].

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* Inverted in ''ComicBook/ExMachina'': a traveler from an AlternateUniverse arrives in the comic's universe (which is mostly identical to ours) and attempts to gather information by ordering his suit AI to connect to "gharity.com" and "skyvann.com". When both fail, he connects to ... [[TheOtherWiki Wikipedia]].{{Wiki/Wikipedia}}.
18th Jun '17 10:32:33 PM GrammarNavi
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A variation occurs when it's alternate reality: say, when someone mentions [[UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat Alexander]], [[UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte Bonaparte]] and [[UsefulNotes/JosefStalin Stalin]] as world dominators who failed, it means that in this reality the changing event is somewhere between the mid-18th century and the early 20th century, which made Stalin and not [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler Hitler]] start UsefulNotes/{{WWII}}.

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A variation occurs when it's alternate reality: say, when someone mentions [[UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat Alexander]], [[UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte Bonaparte]] and [[UsefulNotes/JosefStalin Stalin]] as world dominators who failed, it means that in this reality the changing event is somewhere between the mid-18th century and the early 20th century, which made Stalin and not [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler Hitler]] start UsefulNotes/{{WWII}}.
UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.
13th Jun '17 3:51:22 PM falcon2484
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** In "The Ensigns of Command," when the captain tells Data his violin playing is "quite beautiful," Data responds, "Technically speaking, Sir, it is not ''my'' playing. It is a precise imitation of the techniques of Jascha Heifetz and Trenka Bron-Ken."
13th Jun '17 3:40:52 PM falcon2484
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** In ''Film/StarTrekVTheFinalFrontier'':
---> Sybok: "The people of your world once believed the world was flat. Columbus proved it was round. They said the sound barrier could never be broken! It was broken. They said warp-speed could not be achieved."
7th May '17 4:09:01 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/{{StarCraft}}'' has a slight variation with the four names of the ships that carried humans to the Koprulu Sector; each are named after a famous ship from the past: the Nagglfar (named after the Naglfar of Norse mythology, the Ship of Nails that carries barbarians to fight the gods during Ragnarök), the Argo (from Greek mythology), the Reagan (likely named after the modern aircraft carrier) and the Sarengo, which presumably is a ship from an explored part of StarCraft history.

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* ''VideoGame/{{StarCraft}}'' ''VideoGame/StarCraft'' has a slight variation with the four names of the ships that carried humans to the Koprulu Sector; each are named after a famous ship from the past: the Nagglfar (named after the Naglfar of Norse mythology, the Ship of Nails that carries barbarians to fight the gods during Ragnarök), the Argo (from Greek mythology), the Reagan (likely named after the modern aircraft carrier) and the Sarengo, which presumably is a ship from an explored part of StarCraft ''[=StarCraft=]'' history.
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