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24th May '15 2:30:27 PM TheGatekeeper
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This trope tends be expressed in a matter of degrees. Most basic is the scenario common to Post-Apocalyptic settings AfterTheEnd, where humanity (or another species) is still physiologically more or less the same, but society has collapsed and technological and cultural regression have set in. The people are living a more primitive existence than their more technologically and culturally advanced ancestors. They may even intentionally evoke a "tribal" aesthetic, and may raise a BarbarianHero or two. The scruffy survivor of a ScavengerWorld is usually not an example of this trope, but the tribe of abandoned feral children he's likely to encounter on his trek across the wastelands almost always is.
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This trope tends to be expressed in a matter of degrees. Most basic is the scenario common to Post-Apocalyptic settings AfterTheEnd, where humanity (or another species) is still physiologically more or less the same, but society has collapsed and technological and cultural regression have set in. The people are living a more primitive existence than their more technologically and culturally advanced ancestors. They may even intentionally evoke a "tribal" aesthetic, and may raise a BarbarianHero or two. The scruffy survivor of a ScavengerWorld is usually not an example of this trope, but the tribe of abandoned feral children he's likely to encounter on his trek across the wastelands almost always is.
31st Mar '15 6:22:27 PM DeisTheAlcano
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** The "Futurekind" in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E11Utopia Utopia]]", a savage, cannibalistic race from the end of the Universe. It is hinted that that they are they are the early stages of humanity turning into the [[BitPartBadGuys Weevils]] from ''Series/{{Torchwood}}''.
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** The "Futurekind" in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E11Utopia Utopia]]", a savage, cannibalistic race from the end of the Universe. It is hinted that that they are they are the early stages of humanity turning into the [[BitPartBadGuys Weevils]] from ''Series/{{Torchwood}}''.
30th Mar '15 12:39:16 AM RavenWilder
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* On ''Series/{{The 100}}'', the Ark and Mount Weather have maintained much of the technology and civilization from before the nuclear apocalypse, but the Grounders have reverted back to a tribal, hunter/gatherer society.
16th Feb '15 1:53:10 AM jormis29
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* Tom Paris's "accelerated evolution" into a non-sapient salamander-like creature in that one [[CanonDiscontinuity infamous]] "[[Recap/StarTrekVoyagerS2E15Threshold Threshold]]" episode of ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' where they built a working Transwarp Drive on a shuttlecraft. The writer of this episode has stated that his idea was that in the distant future, humanity would evolve beyond the need for sapience due to technology providing for all our material needs.
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* Tom Paris's "accelerated evolution" into a non-sapient salamander-like creature in that one the [[CanonDiscontinuity infamous]] "[[Recap/StarTrekVoyagerS2E15Threshold Threshold]]" episode of ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' where they built a working Transwarp Drive on a shuttlecraft. The writer of this episode has stated that his idea was that in the distant future, humanity would evolve beyond the need for sapience due to technology providing for all our material needs.
16th Feb '15 1:52:40 AM jormis29
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** The "Futurekind" in "Utopia", a savage, cannibalistic race from the end of the Universe. ** In "Gridlock", the Macra have "devolved" (in the Doctor's words) since their first appearance in season 4 from powerful, mind-controlling creatures to beasts who are living only to feed. * In the ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode "Spock's Brain", the ''Enterprise'' visits a planet where an ancient catastrophe split society in two: the Female Eyemorg, a technologically advanced, automated subterranean civilization; and the male Morg, who live a Stone Age existence on the frozen surface. * Tom Paris's "accelerated evolution" into a non-sapient salamander-like creature in that one [[CanonDiscontinuity infamous episode of]] ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' where they built a working Transwarp Drive on a shuttlecraft. The writer of this episode has stated that his idea was that in the distant future, humanity would evolve beyond the need for sapience due to technology providing for all our material needs. * ''[[Series/BlakesSeven Blake's 7]]'': Servalan claims that the savage, ape-like Links, products of "accelerated evolution" on the artificial planet Terminal, are humanity's future. Presumably their name derives from the phrase "missing link."
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** The "Futurekind" in "Utopia", "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E11Utopia Utopia]]", a savage, cannibalistic race from the end of the Universe. Universe. It is hinted that that they are they are the early stages of humanity turning into the [[BitPartBadGuys Weevils]] from ''Series/{{Torchwood}}''. ** In "Gridlock", "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E3Gridlock Gridlock]]", the Macra have "devolved" (in the Doctor's words) since their first appearance in season 4 from powerful, mind-controlling creatures to beasts who are living only to feed. * In the ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode "Spock's Brain", "[[Recap/StarTrekS3E1SpocksBrain Spock's Brain]]", the ''Enterprise'' visits a planet where an ancient catastrophe split society in two: the Female Eyemorg, a technologically advanced, automated subterranean civilization; and the male Morg, who live a Stone Age existence on the frozen surface. * Tom Paris's "accelerated evolution" into a non-sapient salamander-like creature in that one [[CanonDiscontinuity infamous infamous]] "[[Recap/StarTrekVoyagerS2E15Threshold Threshold]]" episode of]] of ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' where they built a working Transwarp Drive on a shuttlecraft. The writer of this episode has stated that his idea was that in the distant future, humanity would evolve beyond the need for sapience due to technology providing for all our material needs. * ''[[Series/BlakesSeven Blake's 7]]'': ''Series/BlakesSeven'': Servalan claims that the savage, ape-like Links, products of "accelerated evolution" on the artificial planet Terminal, are humanity's future. Presumably their name derives from the phrase "missing link."
15th Feb '15 6:40:49 PM WillKeaton
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* In ''YorTheHunterFromTheFuture'' a plot twist halfway through reveals that it is not set in the distant past, but a post-apocalyptic future. At least it would be a twist if the title of the movie didn't explicitly state it was set in the future.
24th Mar '14 7:51:09 AM Prfnoff
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* In ''Ape and Essence'', New Zealand and Equatorial Africa remain untouched by WorldWarIII because they were simply "too remote to be worth anyone's while to obliterate." Therefore, while a remnant of Western civilization has survived in New Zealand, Europe has been repopulated by the tribes of DarkestAfrica. This is zig-zagged with the main setting of the post-apocalyptic story, the Los Angeles basin, where the inhabitants retain barely enough trappings of civilization to call themselves a "democracy," yet radiation-induced deformities have become increasingly common to the point that the rulers have adopted the rites of HollywoodSatanism in a desperate attempt to ward off the extinction that will surely happen in a hundred years.
15th Mar '14 11:37:32 AM Prfnoff
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This trope tends be expressed in a matter of degrees. Most basic is the scenario common to Post-Apocalyptic settings AfterTheEnd, where humanity (or another species) is still physiologically more or less the same, but society has collapsed and technological and cultural regression have set in. The people are living a more primitive existence than their more technologically and culturally advanced ancestors. They may even intentionally evoke a "tribal" aesthetic. The scruffy survivor of a ScavengerWorld is usually not an example of this trope, but the tribe of abandoned feral children he's likely to encounter on his trek across the wastelands almost always is.
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This trope tends be expressed in a matter of degrees. Most basic is the scenario common to Post-Apocalyptic settings AfterTheEnd, where humanity (or another species) is still physiologically more or less the same, but society has collapsed and technological and cultural regression have set in. The people are living a more primitive existence than their more technologically and culturally advanced ancestors. They may even intentionally evoke a "tribal" aesthetic.aesthetic, and may raise a BarbarianHero or two. The scruffy survivor of a ScavengerWorld is usually not an example of this trope, but the tribe of abandoned feral children he's likely to encounter on his trek across the wastelands almost always is.
23rd Feb '14 5:58:28 PM Prfnoff
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This trope tends be expressed in a matter of degrees. Most basic is the scenario common to Post-Apocalyptic settings AfterTheEnd, where humanity (or another species) is still physiologically more or less the same, but society has collapsed and technological and cultural regression have set in, meaning that people are living a more primitive existence than their more technologically and culturally advanced ancestors. They may even intentionally invoke a "tribal" aesthetic. The scruffy survivor of a ScavengerWorld is usually not an example of this trope, but the tribe of abandoned feral children he's likely to encounter on his trek across the wastelands almost always is. Sometimes a society will intentionally invoke this "tribal" aesthetic.
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This trope tends be expressed in a matter of degrees. Most basic is the scenario common to Post-Apocalyptic settings AfterTheEnd, where humanity (or another species) is still physiologically more or less the same, but society has collapsed and technological and cultural regression have set in, meaning that in. The people are living a more primitive existence than their more technologically and culturally advanced ancestors. They may even intentionally invoke evoke a "tribal" aesthetic. The scruffy survivor of a ScavengerWorld is usually not an example of this trope, but the tribe of abandoned feral children he's likely to encounter on his trek across the wastelands almost always is. Sometimes a society will intentionally invoke this "tribal" aesthetic. is.
23rd Feb '14 5:42:28 PM Prfnoff
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* The Creator/KurtVonnegut novel ''Galapagos'' describes descendants of the human survivors of a global epidemic, stranded on the titular islands, evolving into a non-sapient, semi-aquatic, furred, seal-like species, due entirely to natural selection.
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* The Creator/KurtVonnegut novel ''Galapagos'' ''Literature/{{Galapagos}}'' describes descendants of the human survivors of a global epidemic, stranded on the titular islands, evolving into a non-sapient, semi-aquatic, furred, seal-like species, due entirely to natural selection.
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