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13th Aug '16 1:13:35 PM nombretomado
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The most common variant is to list famous scientists, [[UsefulNotes/IsaacNewton Newton]], [[UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein Einstein]], Johannes Kepler, [[DichterAndDenker Werner Heisenberg]], [[Creator/LeonardoDaVinci Da Vinci]] being quite popular, followed, finally, by a scientist from the future. Occasionally their inventions are also listed: Newton's mechanics, Einstein's relativity, [[Franchise/StarTrek Zefram Cochrane]]'s warp drive.

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The most common variant is to list famous scientists, [[UsefulNotes/IsaacNewton Newton]], [[UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein Einstein]], Johannes Kepler, [[DichterAndDenker [[UsefulNotes/DichterAndDenker Werner Heisenberg]], [[Creator/LeonardoDaVinci Da Vinci]] being quite popular, followed, finally, by a scientist from the future. Occasionally their inventions are also listed: Newton's mechanics, Einstein's relativity, [[Franchise/StarTrek Zefram Cochrane]]'s warp drive.
23rd Jul '16 11:16:26 AM BillWoods
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** In the second season episode "Confessions and Lamentations", the Markab plague Drafa is compared by Dr. Franklin to earlier such plagues - Black Death, AIDS, Chalmers' Syndrome.

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** In the second season episode "Confessions and Lamentations", the Markab plague Drafa is compared by Dr. Franklin to earlier such plagues - -- Black Death, AIDS, Chalmers' Syndrome.



** In the first episode of the fifth season, Sheridan is threatened by someone who lists past Presidents - Lincoln, Roosevelt, and Kyoshi, of the Eastern Bloc.
** In the fifth season episode "A Tragedy of Telepaths", this trope is first used, then stretched WAY out by Garibaldi when he points out we divide up our history by the wars - the Hundred Years War, the War of 1812, the first three World Wars... the Dilgar War, the War of the Shining Star, the Minbari War, the Shadow War. Of these "future" wars, only the third World War and the War of the Shining Star were not previously described in-series--the Dilgar War was mentioned first in "Deathwalker", and the last two were actually ''depicted'' in-show.

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** In the first episode of the fifth season, Sheridan is threatened by someone who lists past Presidents - -- Lincoln, Roosevelt, and Kyoshi, of the Eastern Bloc.
** In the fifth season episode "A Tragedy of Telepaths", this trope is first used, then stretched WAY out by Garibaldi when he points out we divide up our history by the wars - -- the Hundred Years War, the War of 1812, the first three World Wars... the Dilgar War, the War of the Shining Star, the Minbari War, the Shadow War. Of these "future" wars, only the third World War and the War of the Shining Star were not previously described in-series--the in-series -- the Dilgar War was mentioned first in "Deathwalker", and the last two were actually ''depicted'' in-show.


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* At one point in ''Series/StargateAtlantis'', John Sheppard needs to get into Rodney [=McKay's=] computer account. The password is a long, seemingly-random string of digits, but fortunately he knows the mnemonic:
--> '''Sheppard''': 1643 is the year Isaac Newton was born; 1879, Einstein; 1968\\
'''Teyla''': The year Rodney was born.\\
'''Sheppard''': NEVER underestimate the size of that man's ego.
11th May '16 3:36:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* An example that may not even be found anymore, but when the ''Film/StarshipTroopers'' film was released, the accompanying website which contained a lot of character bios and historical information listed the Mobile Infantry alongside historically [[ElitesAreMoreGlamorous prestigious military units]] such as TheKnightsTemplar, [[PolesWithPoleaxes the Winged Hussars]] and the Navy Seals.

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* An example that may not even be found anymore, but when the ''Film/StarshipTroopers'' film was released, the accompanying website which contained a lot of character bios and historical information listed the Mobile Infantry alongside historically [[ElitesAreMoreGlamorous prestigious military units]] such as TheKnightsTemplar, [[PolesWithPoleaxes UsefulNotes/TheKnightsTemplar, [[UsefulNotes/PolesWithPoleaxes the Winged Hussars]] and the Navy Seals.
4th May '16 7:22:16 PM JackG
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** Averted when the Doctor is thinking of adopting the name of a famous Doctor. He considers [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galen Dr Galen]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonas_Salk Dr Salk]], or [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_Spock Dr Spock]], though the last is also a StealthPun regarding the famous StarTrek character.

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** Averted when the Doctor is thinking of adopting the name of a famous Doctor. doctor. He considers [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galen Dr Galen]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonas_Salk Dr Salk]], or [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_Spock Dr Spock]], though the last is also a StealthPun regarding the famous StarTrek character.
4th May '16 7:21:33 PM JackG
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** Averted when the Doctor is thinking of adopting the name of a famous Doctor. He considers [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galen Dr Galen]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonas_Salk Dr Salk]], or [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_Spock Dr Spock]], though the last is also a StealthPun regarding the famous StarTrek character.
26th Mar '16 10:42:31 AM TedlyAnderson
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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...to ... [[TheOtherWiki Wikipedia]].Wikipedia]].
* Used in ''ComicBook/DCOneMillion'' when a visitor from the 853rd century says how proud he is to be back in the 20th century, the time of such great scientists as Albert Einstein, Stephen Hawking, and Ayo Sotinwa. He then corrects himself, realizing that Sotinwa would still be a child at this point.
26th Feb '16 1:00:21 PM movie007
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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.

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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.TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture -- one being a rock musician that was popular at the time, and the other being a futuristic historical figure..
25th Feb '16 12:48:18 PM Philweasel
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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.]]
31st Jan '16 7:26:39 PM MrUnderhill
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* In a rare example where the universe is entirely fictional even though references to the real world are present, the city of Anor Londo in ''{{VideoGame/Dark Souls}}'' is strewn with real-world Renaissance portraits, engravings, and architecture. The only exception is a portrait of [[EverythingIsBetterWithPrincesses Princess Gwynevere]], which is taken straight from her concept art. While the portrait itself is beautiful and doesn't clash too badly with the setting, Gwynevere has [[GagBoobs certain attributes]] which make her painting instantly distinguishable from the real ones.

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* In a rare example where the universe is entirely fictional even though references to the real world are present, the city of Anor Londo in ''{{VideoGame/Dark Souls}}'' is strewn with real-world Renaissance portraits, engravings, and architecture. The only exception One of the few exceptions is a portrait of [[EverythingIsBetterWithPrincesses Princess Gwynevere]], which is taken straight from her concept art. While the portrait itself is beautiful and doesn't clash too badly with the setting, Gwynevere has [[GagBoobs certain attributes]] which make her painting instantly distinguishable from the real ones.
31st Jan '16 7:24:32 PM MrUnderhill
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* In a rare example where the universe is entirely fictional even though references to the real world are present, the city of Anor Londo in ''{{VideoGame/Dark Souls}}'' is strewn with real-world Rennaisance portraits, engravings, and architecture. The only exception is a portrait of [[EverythingIsBetterWithPrincesses Princess Gwynevere]], which is taken straight from her concept art. While the portrait itself is beautiful and doesn't clash too badly with the setting, Gwynevere has [[GagBoobs certain attributes]] which make her painting instantly distinguishable from the real ones.

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* In a rare example where the universe is entirely fictional even though references to the real world are present, the city of Anor Londo in ''{{VideoGame/Dark Souls}}'' is strewn with real-world Rennaisance Renaissance portraits, engravings, and architecture. The only exception is a portrait of [[EverythingIsBetterWithPrincesses Princess Gwynevere]], which is taken straight from her concept art. While the portrait itself is beautiful and doesn't clash too badly with the setting, Gwynevere has [[GagBoobs certain attributes]] which make her painting instantly distinguishable from the real ones.
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