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15th Apr '16 2:14:27 AM Allexan
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* Russian animation film "Third Planet From Sun" when protagonists check database about planet Shelezyaka, it says: "Planet Shelezyaka: no plants, no water, no minerals. Inhabited by robots". When they visit planet, they see, how exact this entry.
19th Mar '16 5:31:20 PM kikiandlala
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* ''Literature/ShadowsOfTheApt'': Every race in that world is a member of a hat (though to some degree this is justified, as their totem insect affects each race on a biological level). The Mantis-kinden are all lightning-fast and skilled in battle, the Flies are all cunning, extremely small and agile, Scorpions are big, bald, strong and bad-tempered, Beetles are MadeOfIron and stocky, Moths are delicate and mystical, Ants are superstrong and devoid of personality and Spiders are all beautiful seducers/seductresses with an innate taste for intrigue. This gets further generalized as the races get categorized as Apt or Inapt. If a character is Apt, then they'll be technologically adept and kinda unattractive, whereas the Apt are incapable of understanding technology more advanced than a lever, are good-looking and are magically capable.
13th Mar '16 3:23:52 PM Morgenthaler
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* The very basis of ''{{Sliders}}'', where our protagonists would land, I mean ''slide'', into a parallel Earth defined by a key difference with "real" Earth.

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* The very basis of ''{{Sliders}}'', ''Series/{{Sliders}}'', where our protagonists would land, I mean ''slide'', into a parallel Earth defined by a key difference with "real" Earth.
6th Mar '16 10:36:35 AM poi99
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Earth itself is sometimes portrayed as a Planet Of Hats. [[note]]And [[TruthInTelevision anthropologists]] have discovered ''many'' [[http://condor.depaul.edu/mfiddler/hyphen/humunivers.htm universal human traits]] that could plausibly fit the bill.[[/note]]The defining human characteristic is often [[HumansAreSpecial "pluck"]], [[HumansAreWarriors "sheer cussedness"]], [[NoSuchThingAsAlienPopCulture creativity]], and sometimes even [[HumansAreAverage "diversity"]], though [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters "bastardry"]] and [[HumansAreMorons "stupidity"]] are common in more misanthropic works. Sometimes it's stated that Hattery is the natural state and it's ''humans'' that are the aberrant ones, or rather that humanity's Hat is ''not'' having one.

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[[HumansAreIndexed Earth itself itself]] is sometimes portrayed as a Planet Of Hats. [[note]]And [[TruthInTelevision anthropologists]] have discovered ''many'' [[http://condor.depaul.edu/mfiddler/hyphen/humunivers.htm universal human traits]] that could plausibly fit the bill.[[/note]]The defining human characteristic is often [[HumansAreSpecial "pluck"]], [[HumansAreWarriors "sheer cussedness"]], [[NoSuchThingAsAlienPopCulture creativity]], and sometimes even [[HumansAreAverage "diversity"]], though [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters "bastardry"]] and [[HumansAreMorons "stupidity"]] are common in more misanthropic works. Sometimes it's stated that Hattery is the natural state and it's ''humans'' that are the aberrant ones, or rather that humanity's Hat is ''not'' having one.
5th Mar '16 5:18:01 PM mattihase
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** In ''Literature/TheRestaurantAtTheEndOfTheUniverse'' the idea of the "Shoe Event Horizon" is brought forth: a situation in which a society becomes economically and emotionally depresses, everyone buys shoes to cheer themselves up, more shoes are bought so more shops and less effort are dedicated to them, as the lower quality shoes break apart more shoes are bought, repeat ad infinitum. essentially turning said planet into a both literal and societal ''[[IncrediblyLamePun Planet of Shoes]]''. this happens to two planets in the series: Frogstar World B and Brontitall ''[[ApocalypseHow leading to both worlds suffering economic collapse and the people evolving into birds]]''.

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** In ''Literature/TheRestaurantAtTheEndOfTheUniverse'' the idea of the "Shoe Event Horizon" is brought forth: a situation in which a society becomes economically and emotionally depresses, everyone buys shoes to cheer themselves up, more shoes are bought so more shops and less effort are dedicated to them, as the lower quality shoes break apart more shoes are bought, repeat ad infinitum. essentially turning said planet into a both literal and societal ''[[IncrediblyLamePun [[IncrediblyLamePun Planet of Shoes]]''. Shoes]]. this happens to two planets in the series: Frogstar World B and Brontitall ''[[ApocalypseHow [[ApocalypseHow leading to both worlds suffering economic collapse collapse, their surfaces being covered in geological layers of shoes and the people evolving into birds]]''.birds]].
5th Mar '16 5:14:36 PM mattihase
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** In ''Literature/TheRestaurantAtTheEndOfTheUniverse'' the idea of the "Shoe Event Horizon" is brought forth: a situation in which a society becomes economically and emotionally depresses, everyone buys shoes to cheer themselves up, more shoes are bought so more shops and less effort are dedicated to them, as the lower quality shoes break apart more shoes are bought, repeat ad infinitum. essentially turning said planet into a ''[IncrediblyLamePun Planet of Shoes]''. this happens to two planets in the series: Frogstar World B and Brontitall ''[ApocalypseHow leading to both worlds suffering economic collapse and the people evolving into birds]''.

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** In ''Literature/TheRestaurantAtTheEndOfTheUniverse'' the idea of the "Shoe Event Horizon" is brought forth: a situation in which a society becomes economically and emotionally depresses, everyone buys shoes to cheer themselves up, more shoes are bought so more shops and less effort are dedicated to them, as the lower quality shoes break apart more shoes are bought, repeat ad infinitum. essentially turning said planet into a ''[IncrediblyLamePun both literal and societal ''[[IncrediblyLamePun Planet of Shoes]''. Shoes]]''. this happens to two planets in the series: Frogstar World B and Brontitall ''[ApocalypseHow ''[[ApocalypseHow leading to both worlds suffering economic collapse and the people evolving into birds]''.birds]]''.
5th Mar '16 5:12:32 PM mattihase
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** In ''Literature/TheRestaurantAtTheEndOfTheUniverse'' the idea of the "Shoe Event Horizon" is brought forth: a situation in which a society becomes economically and emotionally depresses, everyone buys shoes to cheer themselves up, more shoes are bought so more shops and less effort are dedicated to them, as the lower quality shoes break apart more shoes are bought, repeat ad infinitum. essentially turning said planet into a ''[IncrediblyLamePun Planet of Shoes]''. this happens to two planets in the series: Frogstar World B and Brontitall ''[ApocalypseHow leading to both worlds suffering economic collapse and the people evolving into birds]''.
23rd Feb '16 5:38:17 AM MegaMarioMan
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* Several of the alien races in ''RatchetAndClank'' come with their own hats. The most notable of these are the Lombaxes, a race of badass gearheads who can barely sit next to a piece of machinery or weaponry for five minutes without trying to modify it in some way.

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* Several of the alien races in ''RatchetAndClank'' ''Franchise/RatchetAndClank'' come with their own hats. The most notable of these are the Lombaxes, a race of badass gearheads who can barely sit next to a piece of machinery or weaponry for five minutes without trying to modify it in some way.
18th Feb '16 3:32:20 AM ikoke
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** The Narn start off as the Proud Warrior Race, the Minbari as Elves, the Vorlons as Mysterious Elders, and the Centauri as the declining Roman Empire. The Narn become Warrior Poets, the Minbari lose all hats due to a civil war, and the Vorlons gain (or rather, reveal) a Law hat. The Shadows also happen to gain the Chaos hat, while the Drazi steal the Proud Warrior Race. The uniformity of the alien cultures compared to humanity is lampshaded in the episode "The Parliament of Dreams," where each of the major races puts on a display of their global religion, while Sinclair arranges dozens upon dozens of people to represent humanity's multitudes of religions (even including a nonreligious atheist). Ultimately humanity's "hat" is explicitly defined (by Delenn) [[HumansAreDiplomats as community-building]] -- humans automatically and unthinkingly weave together disparate groups into communities. The Narns also have more than one religion, but weren't seen to put on a demonstration in "The Parliament of Dreams".

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** ** The Narn start off as the Proud Warrior Race, the Minbari as Elves, the Vorlons as Mysterious Elders, and the Centauri as the declining Roman Empire. The Narn become Warrior Poets, the Minbari lose all hats due to a civil war, and the Vorlons gain (or rather, reveal) a Law hat. The Shadows also happen to gain the Chaos hat, while the Drazi steal the Proud Warrior Race. The uniformity of the alien cultures compared to humanity is lampshaded in the episode "The Parliament of Dreams," where each of the major races puts on a display of their global religion, while Sinclair arranges dozens upon dozens of people to represent humanity's multitudes of religions (even including a nonreligious atheist). Ultimately humanity's "hat" is explicitly defined (by Delenn) [[HumansAreDiplomats as community-building]] -- humans automatically and unthinkingly weave together disparate groups into communities. The Narns also have more than one religion, but weren't seen to put on a demonstration in "The Parliament of Dreams".



*** The Goa'uld deliberately stagnate the culture of any people they transplant. They like to keep them primitive, because 1) primitives are more easily coerced into worship by their awesome-but-impractical weapons, and 2) primitives are absolutely no threat to them (the Goa'uld really hate it when people become advanced enough to see they aren't gods). Earth only developed to the point of beinga threat because the Goa'uld lost access to the Earth stargate and then *forgot where the planet was*. The Asgard also (somewhat) stagnated the Norse people they transplated because a treaty they had with the Goa'uld didn't allow any protected planet (the planets the Goa'uld agreed not to touch) to develop to a point where they would be a threat to them. The Asgard were not in a position to fight the Goa'uld due to the war with the Replicators, so the transplanted humans were kept relatively primitive (though not so much as the Goa'uld transplanted ones) for their protection.

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*** **** The Goa'uld deliberately stagnate the culture of any people they transplant. They like to keep them primitive, because 1) primitives are more easily coerced into worship by their awesome-but-impractical weapons, and 2) primitives are absolutely no threat to them (the Goa'uld really hate it when people become advanced enough to see they aren't gods). Earth only developed to the point of beinga threat because the Goa'uld lost access to the Earth stargate and then *forgot where the planet was*. The Asgard also (somewhat) stagnated the Norse people they transplated because a treaty they had with the Goa'uld didn't allow any protected planet (the planets the Goa'uld agreed not to touch) to develop to a point where they would be a threat to them. The Asgard were not in a position to fight the Goa'uld due to the war with the Replicators, so the transplanted humans were kept relatively primitive (though not so much as the Goa'uld transplanted ones) for their protection.



*** Actually, the Ferengi themselves are victims of [[{{Flanderization}} flanderization]], in the opposite direction of the Klingons. When first presented, Ferengi Heavy Cruisers were on par with the Federation's Galaxy Class capital ships, and they had a disdain for what humans would consider soft, attractive features. In one episode of TNG, a group of Ferengi are seen commenting on the ugliness of Beverley Crusher, due to her pale skin and soft features. Compare this to the [=DS9=] Ferengi, who are basically all about WhereTheWhiteWomenAt when they aren't concerned with profit. The decision to flanderize them into their current form was one done by Rick Berman, and is noted on [[http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Ferengi Memory Alpha]]. However, even in their current flanderized form, their true hat is ''deception''. Too bad the Romulans and Cardassians also wear this hat, arguably better. Also, while it's treated as more of a side-effect, the Ferengi are very good with numbers and math. This doesn't come up much on screen, but it's made pretty clear in ''Deep Space Nine'' between the robustness of Ferenginar's economy and the complexity of their Poker variant.

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*** **** Actually, the Ferengi themselves are victims of [[{{Flanderization}} flanderization]], in the opposite direction of the Klingons. When first presented, Ferengi Heavy Cruisers were on par with the Federation's Galaxy Class capital ships, and they had a disdain for what humans would consider soft, attractive features. In one episode of TNG, a group of Ferengi are seen commenting on the ugliness of Beverley Crusher, due to her pale skin and soft features. Compare this to the [=DS9=] Ferengi, who are basically all about WhereTheWhiteWomenAt when they aren't concerned with profit. The decision to flanderize them into their current form was one done by Rick Berman, and is noted on [[http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Ferengi Memory Alpha]]. However, even in their current flanderized form, their true hat is ''deception''. Too bad the Romulans and Cardassians also wear this hat, arguably better. Also, while it's treated as more of a side-effect, the Ferengi are very good with numbers and math. This doesn't come up much on screen, but it's made pretty clear in ''Deep Space Nine'' between the robustness of Ferenginar's economy and the complexity of their Poker variant.



*** Soval goes on to explain that pre-logic Vulcans were similarly hatless in a way that now scares them.

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*** **** Soval goes on to explain that pre-logic Vulcans were similarly hatless in a way that now scares them.
18th Feb '16 3:31:29 AM ikoke
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** The Vale: heights
** The Reach: plants



** Braavos: water
** Asshai (and the Targaryens): fire
** The one thing mentioned every time Summer Islanders are involved is how loose their sexual mores are.
** Naathi people are peaceful vegetarians and they worship "The Lord of Harmony".

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** Braavos: water
** Asshai (and the
Targaryens): fire
** The one thing mentioned every time Summer Islanders are involved is how loose their sexual mores are.
** Naathi people are peaceful vegetarians and they worship "The Lord of Harmony".
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