History Main / ForbiddenZone

19th Mar '18 3:05:10 PM margdean56
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* During UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, the space between the enemy trenches on the front lines was called the No Man's Land. It was aptly named - anyone foolhardy enough to step foot on it would probably be shot by the enemy, up to [[MoreDakka thousands of times per second]], if they didn't step foot on the landmines scattered between and around the barbed wire.

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* During UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, the space between the enemy trenches on the front lines was called the No Man's Land. It was aptly named - anyone named- -anyone foolhardy enough to step foot on it would probably be shot by the enemy, up to [[MoreDakka thousands of times per second]], if they didn't step foot on the landmines scattered between and around the barbed wire.



* From UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, there's the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zone_rouge Zone rouge]] (trans: red zone) in France. Areas that were utterly destroyed in the fighting and remain contaminated with extreme levels of heavy metals and unexploded ordinance, even a century later. It's estimated it will take at least 700 years to render the areas fit for human habitation again.

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* From UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, there's the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zone_rouge Zone rouge]] (trans: red zone) in France. Areas that were utterly destroyed in the fighting and remain contaminated with extreme levels of heavy metals and unexploded ordinance, ordnance, even a century later. It's estimated it will take at least 700 years to render the areas fit for human habitation again.



* The Andaman Islands of India include a couple where approximately 1,000 indigenous Andamanese still live who actively refuse contact with the outside world. North Sentinel Island, in particular, has been barred from visitation by the Indian government because of repeated instances of the native Sentinelese actively refusing contact, including a 2006 incident where they killed fishermen whose boat had drifted too close and then firing arrows at the Indian coast guard helicopter sent to retrieve the bodies.

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* The Andaman Islands of India include a couple where approximately 1,000 indigenous Andamanese still live who actively refuse contact with the outside world. North Sentinel Island, in particular, has been barred from visitation by the Indian government because of repeated instances of the native Sentinelese actively refusing contact, including a 2006 incident where they killed fishermen whose boat had drifted too close and then firing fired arrows at the Indian coast guard helicopter sent to retrieve the bodies.
19th Mar '18 3:01:14 PM margdean56
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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'': The Forbidden Forest outside of Hogwarts has giant carnivorous spiders, centaur that, on the whole, don't want humans to bother them, and the occasional ghoul drinking unicorn blood. Students are forbidden to go there for any reason, so naturally, Hagrid spends a lot of time keeping students out.

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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'': The Forbidden Forest outside of Hogwarts has giant carnivorous spiders, centaur centaurs that, on the whole, don't want humans to bother them, and the occasional ghoul drinking unicorn blood. Students are forbidden to go there for any reason, so naturally, Hagrid spends a lot of time keeping students out.



** The Feverthorn Jungle is a much more mysterious forbidden zone. All that's really known is that it used to be the stronghold of the first sentient species obliterated by Alerans, and also it kills people [[spoiler: Whatever is in there apparently kills Vord too, since despite being ideal for growing ''croach'' it's never overrun.]]

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** The Feverthorn Jungle is a much more mysterious forbidden zone. All that's really known is that it used to be the stronghold of the first sentient species obliterated by Alerans, and also it kills people people. [[spoiler: Whatever is in there apparently kills Vord too, since despite being ideal for growing ''croach'' it's never overrun.]]
11th Feb '18 1:16:22 PM LordInsane
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** The area of space between the Tau Empire and the Farsight Enclaves is actually known to the Tau as the Forbidden Zone. Ever since commander Farsight broke off from the Tau Empire, travel to the area has been forbidden by the Ethereals, while the Enlaves have fortified their side with automated defence stations that shoot down non-friendly ships and probes.

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** The area of space between the Tau Empire and the Farsight Enclaves is actually known to the Tau as the Forbidden Zone. Ever since commander Farsight broke off from the Tau Empire, travel to the area has been forbidden by the Ethereals, while the Enlaves Enclaves have fortified their side with automated defence stations that shoot down non-friendly ships and probes.


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*''TabletopGame/MutantUA'' has areas called forbidden zones ("förbjudna zoner" in the original Swedish), which are areas where the remnants of the apocalypse are particularly dangerous. It also has an unnamed zone in the middle of the primary empire of the setting, which fulfills every criteria except being ''called'' a forbidden zone, as the empire finds the idea of having one deep inside their borders embarrassing and takes every excuse to claim it isn't one, no matter how nonsensical (one of their standbys is citing its ''shape'').
24th Jan '18 3:00:11 AM Cryoclaste
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* A later issue of the ''NationalLampoon'' had a bizarre story (written by Creator/CharlieKaufman) of a reporter's unravelling the account of hayseed comic Junior Samples' attempt to join Frank Sinatra's "Rat Pack". A lead sends him to the defunct "Series/HeeHaw Land" amusement park, which is divided into three zones - Hee Sector, Haw Sector, and the Forbidden Zone.

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* A later issue of the ''NationalLampoon'' ''Franchise/NationalLampoon'' had a bizarre story (written by Creator/CharlieKaufman) of a reporter's unravelling the account of hayseed comic Junior Samples' attempt to join Frank Sinatra's "Rat Pack". A lead sends him to the defunct "Series/HeeHaw Land" amusement park, which is divided into three zones - Hee Sector, Haw Sector, and the Forbidden Zone.
1st Jan '18 7:59:24 PM nombretomado
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* A later issue of the ''NationalLampoon'' had a bizarre story (written by Creator/CharlieKaufman) of a reporter's unravelling the account of hayseed comic Junior Samples' attempt to join Frank Sinatra's "Rat Pack". A lead sends him to the defunct "HeeHaw Land" amusement park, which is divided into three zones - Hee Sector, Haw Sector, and the Forbidden Zone.

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* A later issue of the ''NationalLampoon'' had a bizarre story (written by Creator/CharlieKaufman) of a reporter's unravelling the account of hayseed comic Junior Samples' attempt to join Frank Sinatra's "Rat Pack". A lead sends him to the defunct "HeeHaw "Series/HeeHaw Land" amusement park, which is divided into three zones - Hee Sector, Haw Sector, and the Forbidden Zone.
30th Dec '17 2:46:11 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' has "Tormented Space" which most species stay away from due to dangerous electrostatic anomalies and the barbarism of the natives. Of course, the heroes have to go there to escape the various bad guys.

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* ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' has "Tormented Space" which most species stay away from due to dangerous electrostatic anomalies and the barbarism of the natives. Of course, the heroes have to go there to escape the various bad guys. Once they arrive they buy equipment to compensate for the anomalies from the locals and otherwise have no more problem than they do in every other region.
19th Dec '17 7:07:27 AM Clare
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** ''Literature/BattleRoyale''. At the beginning of the Program, the students are warned that their starting point will become a forbidden zone twenty minutes after the last of them has left, with three more forbidden zones added every six hours. If any students enter an active forbidden zone, or stay in a zone after the point where it becomes forbidden, the collars around their necks will explode, killing them.

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** * ''Literature/BattleRoyale''. At the beginning of the Program, the students are warned that their starting point will become a forbidden zone twenty minutes after the last of them has left, with three more forbidden zones added every six hours. If any students enter an active forbidden zone, or stay in a zone after the point where it becomes forbidden, the collars around their necks will explode, killing them.
19th Dec '17 7:05:48 AM Clare
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** ''Literature/BattleRoyale''. At the beginning of the Program, the students are warned that their starting point will become a forbidden zone twenty minutes after the last of them has left, with three more forbidden zones added every six hours. If any students enter an active forbidden zone, or stay in a zone after the point where it becomes forbidden, the collars around their necks will explode, killing them.
26th Nov '17 2:20:16 AM JackG
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-->'''Zen:''' The zone has been designated as containing unacceptable danger.
-->'''Blake:''' What sort of danger?
-->'''Zen:''' Data is not available.
-->'''Blake:''' To you or just to us?
-->'''Zen:''' There is no data of any kind.
26th Nov '17 2:19:11 AM JackG
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* There is such a zone in the ''Series/BlakesSeven'' episode "Pressure Point", protected by automated defenses, surrounding what the ''Liberator'' crew thought was [[MasterComputer Control]]. [[spoiler: It turns out Control was moved years ago, but the Forbidden Zone was maintained as SchmuckBait]]. The crew get through it via wire cutters and running fast.

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* There is such a zone ''Series/BlakesSeven''
** Referred to by that exact name
in the ''Series/BlakesSeven'' episode "Pressure Point", protected Point". Protected by automated defenses, surrounding what the ''Liberator'' crew thought was [[MasterComputer Control]]. [[spoiler: It turns out Control was moved years ago, but the Forbidden Zone was maintained as SchmuckBait]]. defends the Federation MasterComputer called Central Control. The crew get through it via by using their energy weapons as wire cutters and running fast.very fast. [[spoiler:Only to discover that Control was moved years ago and the Zone is only maintained as SchmuckBait for the enemies of the Federation]].
** In "Breakdown", the Liberator has to make a short-cut through a prohibited space zone [[spoiler:which turns out to contain a SwirlyEnergyThingy destroying any ship that enters it.]]
-->'''Zen:''' The zone has been designated as containing unacceptable danger.
-->'''Blake:''' What sort of danger?
-->'''Zen:''' Data is not available.
-->'''Blake:''' To you or just to us?
-->'''Zen:''' There is no data of any kind.
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