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21st Mar '17 12:49:15 PM cdrood
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** in the first season episode Infection:
--->'''Sinclair''': No. We have to stay here and there's a simple reason why. Ask ten different scientists about the environment, population control, genetics and you'll get ten different answers, but there's one thing every scientist on the planet agrees on. Whether it happens in a hundred years or a thousand years or a million years, eventually our Sun will grow cold and go out. When that happens, it won't just take us. It'll take Marilyn Monroe and Lao-Tzu, Einstein, '''Morobuto''', Buddy Holly, Aristophanes .. and all of this .. all of this was for nothing unless we go to the stars.
21st Mar '17 12:43:15 PM cdrood
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** "The Ultimate Computer" shakes up the RuleOfThree by using only one real person: Einstein, Kazanga, and Sitar of Vulcan.
3rd Mar '17 7:28:59 PM Xtifr
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--->'''Garth:''' All the others before me have failed. UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat, Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar, UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte, UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler, Lee Kuan, Krotus! All of them are dust! But I will triumph! I will make the ultimate conquest!

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--->'''Garth:''' All the others before me have failed. UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat, Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar, UsefulNotes/JuliusCaesar, UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte, UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler, Lee Kuan, Krotus! All of them are dust! But I will triumph! I will make the ultimate conquest!
20th Jan '17 2:38:32 PM DaibhidC
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* Twice in the ''Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse'' novel ''The Drosten's Curse'' by A.L. Kennedy. The Doctor thinks to himself that his tendency to run off and think in strange places annoyed Einstein, Feynman, Leonardo and Zogg the Remarkable. Later Putta's plan to help the Doctor is described as not the kind of plan Napoleon, Genghis Khan or Thraxtic would have thought of.
16th Jan '17 7:40:27 PM spiritsunami
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* ''Series/{{Scorpion}}'' does a variation, listing two real Central American countries followed by a fictional one when listing potential landing places when the team finds themselves kidnapped and taken to a Spanish-speaking country, knowing that they've only been knocked out for 3.5 hours. Naturally, it's the fictional one [[spoiler:that they're told they've been taken to. In reality, they never left the United States, and were only knocked out for one hour, during which time Sly's watch was reprogrammed.]]
12th Jan '17 8:43:07 PM PsychoGecko
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* The novels for TabletopGame/{{Battletech}} usually quote "Judas, Adolf Hitler and Stefan Amaris" as the worst traitors in human history.

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* The novels for TabletopGame/{{Battletech}} usually quote "Judas, Adolf Hitler and Stefan Amaris" as the worst traitors in human history. In the backstory of the series, Amaris tried to usurp the throne of the Star League, a huge empire ruling all of mankind. He caused a massive civil war that led to so many succession wars that mankind has been reduced to five warring houses using schizo tech(fighting in giant mecha while rediscovering the fax kind of schizo tech). Except for the defense forces of the Star League, who fled the fighting to avoid being destroyed and devolved to a group of marauding warrior clans that want to take over those houses.
7th Jan '17 11:27:28 PM rwe1138
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* ''Film/BillAndTedsBogusJourney'' opens with Rufus bringing important historical figures to the future as guest lecturers for his class, including historical figures from TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture -- one being a rock musician that was popular at the time, and the other being a futuristic historical figure..

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* ''Film/BillAndTedsBogusJourney'' opens with Rufus bringing important historical figures to the future as guest lecturers for his class, including historical figures from TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture -- one being a rock musician that was popular at the time, and the other being a futuristic historical figure..figure.
5th Dec '16 5:39:01 PM jerodast
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* From the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' universe:

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* From Many from the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' universe:universe. Given Trek's deep backstory, a number of the Fictional names are actually recurring references to well-developed characters or events, unlike most instances of this trope where the specific name chosen is essentially meaningless.

::Examples using references to established figures:



-->'''David:''' Well, don't have kittens. Genesis is going to work. They'll remember you in one breath with Newton, Einstein, Surak.
** Zefram Cochrane, inventor of Earth's first warp drive, frequently gets name-dropped along with scientific pioneers and explorers from the 20th century and earlier.
** ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode "Whom Gods Destroy".
-->'''Garth:''' All the others before me have failed. UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat, Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar, UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte, UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler, Lee Kuan, Krotus! All of them are dust! But I will triumph! I will make the ultimate conquest!
** An inversion on ''Franchise/StarTrek'' occurs in the original series episode "The Savage Curtain," where a battle between good and evil has "good" represented by Vulcan sage Surak, Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock, and UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln. Evil, in turn, is represented by future warlord Colonel Green, MadScientist Zora, the Klingon warrior Kahless, and UsefulNotes/GenghisKhan.
** The novels get in on this too. From the Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineRelaunch: "He had learned all he could about Earth's eminent explorers -- Leif Eriksson, Ferdinand Magellan, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, Neil Armstrong, [[Series/StarTrekEnterprise Jonathan Archer]]..."
** In ''[[Series/StarTrekVoyager Voyager]]'', the Doctor lists some of the greatest performers of ''Theatre/LaBoheme''. The first two pairs are real people, the other is a pair of Vulcans.

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-->'''David:''' --->'''David:''' Well, don't have kittens. Genesis is going to work. They'll remember you in one breath with Newton, Einstein, Surak.
** In "Threshold" Janeway tells Tom that by being the first man to [[LudicrousSpeed breach the Warp 10 barrier]], he'll be joining the ranks of Orville Wright, Neil Armstrong, and Zefram Cochrane, Cochrane (first human inventor of Earth's first the warp drive, frequently gets name-dropped along with scientific pioneers and explorers from the 20th century and earlier.
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** ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode "Whom Gods Destroy".
-->'''Garth:''' All the others before me have failed. UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat, Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar, UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte, UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler, Lee Kuan, Krotus! All of them are dust! But I will triumph! I will make the ultimate conquest!
** An inversion on ''Franchise/StarTrek'' occurs
Inverted in the original series episode "The Savage Curtain," where a battle between good and evil has "good" represented by Vulcan sage Surak, Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock, and UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln. Evil, in turn, is represented by future warlord Colonel Green, MadScientist Zora, the Klingon warrior Kahless, and UsefulNotes/GenghisKhan.
** The novels get in on this too. From the Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineRelaunch: Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineRelaunch novel: "He had learned all he could about Earth's eminent explorers -- Leif Eriksson, Ferdinand Magellan, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, Neil Armstrong, [[Series/StarTrekEnterprise Jonathan Archer]]..."
** In ''[[Series/StarTrekVoyager Voyager]]'', the Doctor lists some of the greatest performers of ''Theatre/LaBoheme''. The first two pairs are real people, the other is a pair of Vulcans.
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** In one episode of [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Next Generation]], Picard lists (only) two infamous men in history: UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler and [[Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan Khan Singh]].
** In another [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration TNG]] episode Picard mentions [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII Pearl Harbor]] and [[NoodleIncident Station Salem One]] as stages for bloody preambles to war.
** An episode of ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', "The Muse", an alien named Onaya lists artists she's "influenced" over the centuries such as Catullus, Creator/JohnKeats, and Phineas Tarbolde. This is also a ContinuityNod since Tarbolde was mentioned in an episode of the original series.
** Data pulled the same stunt in [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration TNG]]; considering Shakespeare, he planned to study the performances of [[Creator/LaurenceOlivier Olivier]], [[Creator/KennethBranagh Branagh]], Shapiro and Kullnark.
** Also from ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', in "If Wishes Were Horses", Benjamin and Jake Sisko play holographic baseball with all the greats, like Tris Speaker, Ted Williams, and Buck Bokai.
*** Unusually for this trope, Buck Bokai isn't just a one-time throwaway reference. His name pops up a few times during the series and it's clear he's one of the most accomplished players in the (now several-hundred-year) history of the sport.
** In the ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode "Court Martial", SimpleCountryLawyer Samuel Cogley invokes Literature/TheBible, the Codes of Hammarubi and [[UsefulNotes/ByzantineEmpire Justinian]], the MagnaCarta, the U.S. {{Constitution}}, the Fundamental Declarations of the Martian Colonies, and the Statutes of Alpha III.
** In a ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' episode, Janeway mentions [[GodzillaThreshold The Omega Particle]] in the same breath as the most dangerous creations of [[UsefulNotes/NuclearWeapons Albert Einstein]] and [[Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan Carol Marcus]].
** The logic behind the trope is the reason starships are almost always named after concepts or things recognizable to the audience. A list of scientists, most of them famous with a fictional one thrown in, gives the audience an idea of what the fictional one is supposed to be. But if, say, the USS B'Agalboodia is mentioned, without any sort of context for what that refers to, the audience won't know how to react to it.
** In "Threshold" Janeway tells Tom that by being the first man to [[LudicrousSpeed breach the Warp 10 barrier]], he'll be joining the ranks of Orville Wright, Neil Armstrong, and Zefram Cochrane. Different from the usual in that Cochrane is from Trek canon, rather than a completely made-up name.


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** In one episode, [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Picard]] lists (only) two infamous men in history: UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler and [[Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan Khan Singh]].
** [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Benjamin and Jake Sisko]] play holographic baseball with all the greats, like Tris Speaker, Ted Williams, and Buck Bokai, in "If Wishes Were Horses". Bokai's name pops up a few times during the series and it's clear he's one of the most accomplished players in the (now several-hundred-year) history of the sport.
** [[Series/StarTrekVoyager Captain Janeway]] mentions [[GodzillaThreshold The Omega Particle]] in the same breath as the most dangerous creations of [[UsefulNotes/NuclearWeapons Albert Einstein]] and [[Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan Carol Marcus]].

::Examples using one-off references:
** ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode "Whom Gods Destroy".
--->'''Garth:''' All the others before me have failed. UsefulNotes/AlexanderTheGreat, Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar, UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte, UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler, Lee Kuan, Krotus! All of them are dust! But I will triumph! I will make the ultimate conquest!
** [[Series/StarTrekVoyager The Doctor]] lists some of the greatest performers of ''Theatre/LaBoheme''. The first two pairs are real people, the other is a pair of Vulcans.
** [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Picard]] mentions [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII Pearl Harbor]] and [[NoodleIncident Station Salem One]] as stages for bloody preambles to war.
** Data, considering Shakespeare, planned to study the performances of [[Creator/LaurenceOlivier Olivier]], [[Creator/KennethBranagh Branagh]], Shapiro and Kullnark.
** In the ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode "Court Martial", SimpleCountryLawyer Samuel Cogley invokes Literature/TheBible, the Codes of Hammarubi and [[UsefulNotes/ByzantineEmpire Justinian]], the MagnaCarta, the U.S. {{Constitution}}, the Fundamental Declarations of the Martian Colonies, and the Statutes of Alpha III.
** In "The Muse" episode of ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'', an alien named Onaya lists artists she's "influenced" over the centuries such as Catullus, Creator/JohnKeats, and Phineas Tarbolde. [[ContinuityNod Tarbolde was identified as an author]] in "Where No Man Has Gone Before" of the original series (but did not receive significant development beyond these mentions).
1st Oct '16 4:22:19 PM JackG
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* Played for laughs in ''Series/{{Lucifer}}''
-->'''Lucifer:''' This is patricide! A tale as old as time! Oedipus, the Menendez Brothers, [[Literature/HarryPotter Voldemort!]]
26th Sep '16 4:17:58 PM SolipSchism
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** The video regarding the ancient history of {{Atlanta}}, and how all of its greatest citizens fled as it sank: "Ted Turner, Hank Aaron, Creator/JeffFoxworthy, the man who invented Coca-Cola, The Magician ..." [[note]]While this is mostly a parody of the New Age folk song "{{Atlantis}}" by Donovan, there is the flippant implication that in this world The Magician is real and as important as the other real-life figures... or just another example of ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'''s FutureImperfect.[[/note]]

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** The video regarding the ancient history of {{Atlanta}}, UsefulNotes/{{Atlanta}}, and how all of its greatest citizens fled as it sank: "Ted Turner, Hank Aaron, Creator/JeffFoxworthy, the man who invented Coca-Cola, The Magician ..." [[note]]While this is mostly a parody of the New Age folk song "{{Atlantis}}" by Donovan, there is the flippant implication that in this world The Magician is real and as important as the other real-life figures... or just another example of ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'''s FutureImperfect.[[/note]]
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