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23rd Jul '16 1:03:56 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/TheTrumanShow'' came out in 1998. The first ''BigBrother'' premiered a year later, and ''Series/{{Survivor}}'' came two years later. Clearly, some network executive watched that movie and thought, "What a great idea!"

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* ''Film/TheTrumanShow'' came out in 1998. The first ''BigBrother'' ''Series/BigBrother'' premiered a year later, and ''Series/{{Survivor}}'' came two years later. Clearly, some network executive watched that movie and thought, "What a great idea!"
3rd Jul '16 9:34:05 AM Coolnut
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* ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'' has the joke about the [[ThePasswordIsAlwaysSwordfish silly password "12345"]] (which is the code to BOTH Druidia's air supply and President Skroob's luggage) that even some of the villains [[LampshadeHanging mock]]. Today it is one of the [[http://www.businessinsider.com/most-popular-passwords-of-2014-2015-1 most common passwords]], to the chagrin of internet security experts everywhere.

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* ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'' (1987) has the joke about the [[ThePasswordIsAlwaysSwordfish silly password "12345"]] (which is the code to BOTH Druidia's air supply and President Skroob's luggage) that even some of the villains [[LampshadeHanging mock]]. Today it is one of the [[http://www.businessinsider.com/most-popular-passwords-of-2014-2015-1 most common passwords]], to the chagrin of internet network security experts everywhere.
3rd Jul '16 9:15:09 AM Coolnut
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* ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'' has the joke about the [[ThePasswordIsAlwaysSwordfish silly password "12345"]] (which is the code to BOTH Druidia's air supply and President Skroob's luggage) that even some of the villains [[LampshadeHanging mock]]. Today it is one of the [[http://www.businessinsider.com/most-popular-passwords-of-2014-2015-1 most common passwords]], to the chagrin of internet security experts everywhere.
6th Jun '16 5:14:54 PM Premonition45
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* ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies'': Despite the fact that [[TechnologyMarchesOn this movie doesn't mention the Internet at all]], this film paints a surprisingly accurate picture of mass media scaremongering tactics today. Elliot Carver's line "Words are the new weapons; satellites, the new artillery" seemed plain hammy when first released, but the rise of 24-hour news networks, TV political pundits, increasingly polarized news judgments, and electronic warfare make it harder than ever. In addition to that, the major reason why the villain launches his whole scheme is because China refused to allow him access into their markets, similar to how many Western companies are either banned or must submit to heavy Chinese regulation to be able to operate within China today.

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* ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies'': ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies'' (1997): Despite the fact that [[TechnologyMarchesOn this movie doesn't mention the Internet at all]], this film paints a surprisingly accurate picture of mass media scaremongering tactics today. Elliot Carver's line "Words are the new weapons; satellites, the new artillery" seemed plain hammy when first released, but the rise of 24-hour news networks, TV political pundits, increasingly polarized news judgments, and electronic warfare make it harder than ever. In addition to that, the major reason why the villain launches his whole scheme is because China refused to allow him access into their markets, similar to how many Western companies are either banned or must submit to heavy Chinese regulation to be able to operate within China today.
30th May '16 10:19:50 AM ElectricBoogaloo
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** [[Anime/MacrossPlus Sharon Apple]] (1994) and [[Anime/Megazone23 Eve Tokimatsuri]] (1985) [[OlderThanTheyThink say "that's cute"]].
20th May '16 12:55:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''NotTheNineOClockNews'' later did the same thing but with fat (or [[InsistentTerminology stout]]) people as an oppressed group, and much the same defictionalisation has since happened with the obesity debate.
* Back in the day, ''TheTwoRonnies'' did a sketch about the absolutely ludicrous idea of people paying money for bottled water, and paying large amounts for 'expensive' bottles of water. WhoWouldBeStupidEnough? Bottle water was also popular for centuries during the Enlightenment and Victorian eras. This was mainly because city water supplies were also as bad as dehydration. It was only around the time that water purifcation was done on a large scale that bottled water fell out of popularity. Or in other words, someone drinking from a public fountain is an example of this trope.

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* ''NotTheNineOClockNews'' ''Series/NotTheNineOClockNews'' later did the same thing but with fat (or [[InsistentTerminology stout]]) people as an oppressed group, and much the same defictionalisation has since happened with the obesity debate.
* Back in the day, ''TheTwoRonnies'' ''Sereis/TheTwoRonnies'' did a sketch about the absolutely ludicrous idea of people paying money for bottled water, and paying large amounts for 'expensive' bottles of water. WhoWouldBeStupidEnough? Bottle water was also popular for centuries during the Enlightenment and Victorian eras. This was mainly because city water supplies were also as bad as dehydration. It was only around the time that water purifcation was done on a large scale that bottled water fell out of popularity. Or in other words, someone drinking from a public fountain is an example of this trope.
20th May '16 12:55:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* Similar to the ''Dick Tracy'' example above, the first scene of ''Series/GetSmart'' (the 1965 series) involves the ''absolutely crazy'' idea of a phone going off at a concert.

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* Similar to the ''Dick Tracy'' example above, the The first scene of ''Series/GetSmart'' (the 1965 series) involves the ''absolutely crazy'' idea of a phone going off at a concert.
20th May '16 12:55:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''{{Fahrenheit 451}}'' falls into Forgotten Trope territory. The TV sets in the movie were, in context of the fifties, ridiculously gigantic, and viewers would just look at them in awe of how unnecessarily large and room-centering they are. Today, [=TV=]s of such size are commonplace, and this is not something a modern viewer is likely to catch on to without knowledge of the original context.

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* ''{{Fahrenheit 451}}'' ''Literature/Fahrenheit451'' falls into Forgotten Trope territory. The TV sets in the movie were, in context of the fifties, ridiculously gigantic, and viewers would just look at them in awe of how unnecessarily large and room-centering they are. Today, [=TV=]s of such size are commonplace, and this is not something a modern viewer is likely to catch on to without knowledge of the original context.



* A JulesVerne example is the posthumously-published ''ParisInTheTwentiethCentury''. Part of the reason the publisher rejected it whilst Verne was alive was that it was too unbelievable. Many modern commentators love to point out, however, just how accurate and resonant it is. (At the same time, others point out the things he missed, as well as the unbelievably pessimistic outlook, part of the reason the book got rejected in the first place!)

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* A JulesVerne Creator/JulesVerne example is the posthumously-published ''ParisInTheTwentiethCentury''.''Literature/ParisInTheTwentiethCentury''. Part of the reason the publisher rejected it whilst Verne was alive was that it was too unbelievable. Many modern commentators love to point out, however, just how accurate and resonant it is. (At the same time, others point out the things he missed, as well as the unbelievably pessimistic outlook, part of the reason the book got rejected in the first place!)
19th May '16 6:25:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TheMoteInGodsEye'' featured a parody of wine snobs, a "coffee connoisseur". When it was published, in the 1970s, the idea of someone taking coffee that seriously was inherently comical.

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* ''TheMoteInGodsEye'' ''Literature/TheMoteInGodsEye'' featured a parody of wine snobs, a "coffee connoisseur". When it was published, in the 1970s, the idea of someone taking coffee that seriously was inherently comical.
12th May '16 6:00:29 AM DevilMaster
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* ''Literature/TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea'': Jules Verne wrote in 1869 about Captain Nemo, a man from an oppressed eastern country who [[MajoredInWesternHypocrisy had training in the west,]] and has [[{{Fiction500}} money enough to pay a country’s national debt,]] who decides to create an [[NGOSuperpower organization strong enough]] to [[YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters fight]] an [[TheEmpire entire Western country]] [[MoralEventHorizon through terrible acts of violence]], [[TheWarOnTerror and therefore is chased as a menace by all established countries in the West.]] Since the beginning of his career as a writer, Verne was being accused by critics of being '''[[ScifiGhetto only]]''' [[ScifiGhetto a HardScifi writer that paid little heed to the social ramifications of technology]]. After OsamaBinLaden, September 11th and TheWarOnTerror, we must admit that Verne's ideas really reflected much more than anyone ever suspected about how the world will turn in the next 130 years!
** Though it should be noted that the closeness of the comparison requires some misconceptions about both Bin Laden and Nemo. (For one, the idea that Bin Laden was trained by the CIA is essentially an urban legend, so that part is inaccurate to start with.)
* Another Verne example being the posthumously-published ''ParisInTheTwentiethCentury''. Part of the reason the publisher rejected it whilst Verne was alive was that it was too unbelievable. Many modern commentators love to point out, however, just how accurate and resonant it is. (At the same time, others point out the things he missed, as well as the unbelievably pessimistic outlook, part of the reason the book got rejected in the first place!)

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* ''Literature/TwentyThousandLeaguesUnderTheSea'': Jules Verne wrote in 1869 about Captain Nemo, a man from an oppressed eastern country who [[MajoredInWesternHypocrisy had training in the west,]] and has [[{{Fiction500}} money enough to pay a country’s national debt,]] who decides to create an [[NGOSuperpower organization strong enough]] to [[YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters fight]] an [[TheEmpire entire Western country]] [[MoralEventHorizon through terrible acts of violence]], [[TheWarOnTerror and therefore is chased as a menace by all established countries in the West.]] Since the beginning of his career as a writer, Verne was being accused by critics of being '''[[ScifiGhetto only]]''' [[ScifiGhetto a HardScifi writer that paid little heed to the social ramifications of technology]]. After OsamaBinLaden, September 11th and TheWarOnTerror, we must admit that Verne's ideas really reflected much more than anyone ever suspected about how the world will turn in the next 130 years!
** Though it should be noted that the closeness of the comparison requires some misconceptions about both Bin Laden and Nemo. (For one, the idea that Bin Laden was trained by the CIA is essentially an urban legend, so that part is inaccurate to start with.)
* Another Verne
A JulesVerne example being is the posthumously-published ''ParisInTheTwentiethCentury''. Part of the reason the publisher rejected it whilst Verne was alive was that it was too unbelievable. Many modern commentators love to point out, however, just how accurate and resonant it is. (At the same time, others point out the things he missed, as well as the unbelievably pessimistic outlook, part of the reason the book got rejected in the first place!)
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