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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.
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.
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