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21st May '17 1:16:28 PM Roland_Dhalgren
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* A lot of cover art for [[Creator/PhilipKDick Philip K. Dick's]] novels from back when Ace published them clearly fits into this. More [[DownplayedTrope downplayed]] in the books themselves, assuming the trope was applied in the first place.
23rd Apr '17 4:09:58 PM nombretomado
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* [[ToyStory Buzz Lightyear]] and Zurg have a raygun gothic vibe, more so in ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand.''

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* [[ToyStory [[WesternAnimation/ToyStory Buzz Lightyear]] and Zurg have a raygun gothic vibe, more so in ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand.''
22nd Feb '17 7:23:43 PM gewunomox
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* "IGY," the first track on [[SteelyDan Donald Fagen's]] 1982 album ''The Nightfly'', is pretty much this trope in a nutshell. He describes a world where there's a [[CoolTrain train running undersea]] from New York to Paris every 90 minutes, everyone gets their own [[SpaceClothes Spandex jacket]], [[WeatherControlMachine weather is controlled]] and solar power is plentiful - and it's all run by computers [[TheComputerIsYourFriend programmed "with compassion and vision."]] The liner notes describe the album as "certain fantasies that might have been entertained by a young man growing up [...] during the late fifties and early sixties, i.e., one of my general height, weight and build."

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* "IGY," the first track on [[SteelyDan [[Music/SteelyDan Donald Fagen's]] 1982 album ''The Nightfly'', is pretty much this trope in a nutshell. He describes a world where there's a [[CoolTrain train running undersea]] from New York to Paris every 90 minutes, everyone gets their own [[SpaceClothes Spandex jacket]], [[WeatherControlMachine weather is controlled]] and solar power is plentiful - and it's all run by computers [[TheComputerIsYourFriend programmed "with compassion and vision."]] The liner notes describe the album as "certain fantasies that might have been entertained by a young man growing up [...] during the late fifties and early sixties, i.e., one of my general height, weight and build."
21st Feb '17 5:45:44 AM Spindriver
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** ''[[http://www.warehouse23.com/products/gurps-classic-atomic-horror GURPS Atomic Horror]]'' covers similar material as ''Solar Patrol'', but focuses more on the dark side -- stuff seen in 1950s {{B-Movie}}s such as giant insects, blobs, flying saucers, and so forth.

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** ''[[http://www.warehouse23.com/products/gurps-classic-atomic-horror GURPS Atomic Horror]]'' covers similar material as ''Solar Patrol'', but focuses more on the dark side -- stuff seen in 1950s {{B-Movie}}s [[BMovie B-Movies]] such as giant insects, blobs, flying saucers, and so forth.
21st Feb '17 5:44:04 AM Spindriver
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** ''[[http://www.warehouse23.com/products/gurps-classic-atomic-horror GURPS Atomic Horror]]'' covers similar material as ''Solar Patrol'', but focuses more on the dark side -- stuff seen in 1950s B movies such as giant insects, blobs, flying saucers, and so forth.

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** ''[[http://www.warehouse23.com/products/gurps-classic-atomic-horror GURPS Atomic Horror]]'' covers similar material as ''Solar Patrol'', but focuses more on the dark side -- stuff seen in 1950s B movies {{B-Movie}}s such as giant insects, blobs, flying saucers, and so forth.
21st Feb '17 5:41:46 AM Spindriver
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** ''[[http://www.warehouse23.com/products/gurps-tales-of-the-solar-patrol GURPS Tales of the Solar Patrol]]'' is a more fleshed-out version of the concept, set in a universe consciously modeled after Flash Gordon and 1950s era Young Adult science fiction stories.
** ''[[http://www.warehouse23.com/products/gurps-classic-atomic-horror GURPS Atomic Horror]]'' covers similar material as ''Solar Patrol'', but focuses more on the dark side - stuff seen in 1950s B movies such as giant insects, blobs, flying saucers, and so forth.

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** ''[[http://www.warehouse23.com/products/gurps-tales-of-the-solar-patrol GURPS Tales of the Solar Patrol]]'' is a more fleshed-out version of the concept, set in a universe consciously modeled after Flash Gordon and 1950s era 1950s-era Young Adult science fiction stories.
** ''[[http://www.warehouse23.com/products/gurps-classic-atomic-horror GURPS Atomic Horror]]'' covers similar material as ''Solar Patrol'', but focuses more on the dark side - -- stuff seen in 1950s B movies such as giant insects, blobs, flying saucers, and so forth.
21st Feb '17 5:40:50 AM Spindriver
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* Several ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'' supplements covered how to create games with a Raygun Gothic flavor:
** ''GURPS Alternate Earths'' explored the alternate history of Gernsback, which was 1930's science fiction stories come to life.
** ''GURPS Tales of the Solar Patrol'' is a more fleshed out version of the concept, set in a universe consciously modeled after Flash Gordon and 50's era Young Adult science fiction stories.
** ''GURPS Atomic Horror'' covered similar material as ''Solar Patrol'', but focused more on the dark side - the stuff covered by 50's B movies such as giant insects, blobs, flying saucers, and so forth.

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* Several ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'' supplements covered how to create cover the creation of games with a Raygun Gothic flavor:
** ''GURPS ''[[http://www.warehouse23.com/products/gurps-classic-alternate-earths GURPS Alternate Earths'' explored Earths]]'' explores the alternate history AlternateHistory of Gernsback, "Gernsback," which was 1930's is basically 1930s science fiction stories come to life.
** ''GURPS ''[[http://www.warehouse23.com/products/gurps-tales-of-the-solar-patrol GURPS Tales of the Solar Patrol'' Patrol]]'' is a more fleshed out fleshed-out version of the concept, set in a universe consciously modeled after Flash Gordon and 50's 1950s era Young Adult science fiction stories.
** ''GURPS ''[[http://www.warehouse23.com/products/gurps-classic-atomic-horror GURPS Atomic Horror'' covered Horror]]'' covers similar material as ''Solar Patrol'', but focused focuses more on the dark side - the stuff covered by 50's seen in 1950s B movies such as giant insects, blobs, flying saucers, and so forth.forth.
** ''[[http://www.warehouse23.com/products/gurps-steampunk-1-settings-and-style GURPS Steampunk 1]]'' discusses Raygun Gothic by name, primarily as a visual style that follows on directly from the end of the {{steampunk}} period, and which is in fact the basis for some "steampunk" costumes and visual designs.
12th Jan '17 12:08:10 AM PaulA
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* Like the source material, the ''Film/{{Flash Gordon|1980}}'' movie is one of the first entirely conscious uses of the trope. Of note is that the CoolAirship ''Ajax'' is referred to by the delightfully old-timey title of "war rocket". Also note that Zarkov's rocket, built on Earth, does NOT invoke this trope, at least in comparison to the ships of Mongo.

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* Like the source material, the ''Film/{{Flash Gordon|1980}}'' movie is full of this; unlike the original, it is one of the first entirely conscious uses of the trope. Of note is that the CoolAirship ''Ajax'' is referred to by the delightfully old-timey title of "war rocket". Also note that Zarkov's rocket, built on Earth, does NOT invoke this trope, at least in comparison to the ships of Mongo.
12th Jan '17 12:07:18 AM PaulA
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* Like the source material, the ''Film/FlashGordon'' movie is full of this. Of note is that the CoolAirship ''Ajax'' is referred to by the delightfully old-timey title of "war rocket".
** Just as ''Star Trek'': ''[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries The Original Series]]'' was one of the last unselfconscious uses of this trope, this film is one of the first entirely conscious uses of it. (Also note that the Zharkov's rocket, built on Earth, does NOT invoke this trope, at least in comparison to the ships of Mongo.)

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* Like the source material, the ''Film/FlashGordon'' ''Film/{{Flash Gordon|1980}}'' movie is full one of this. the first entirely conscious uses of the trope. Of note is that the CoolAirship ''Ajax'' is referred to by the delightfully old-timey title of "war rocket".
** Just as ''Star Trek'': ''[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries The Original Series]]'' was one of the last unselfconscious uses of this trope, this film is one of the first entirely conscious uses of it. (Also
rocket". Also note that the Zharkov's Zarkov's rocket, built on Earth, does NOT invoke this trope, at least in comparison to the ships of Mongo.)
21st Nov '16 12:52:18 AM tropeminer
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* ''Franchise/StarTrek'' was always very much this way, although [[Film/StarTrek the 2009 reboot]] combines it with the aesthetics [[EverythingIsAnIpodInTheFuture of an iPod]] and looks every bit as cool (or trite, depending on your perspective) as that implies.

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* ''Franchise/StarTrek'' ''StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' was always very much this way, although [[Film/StarTrek the 2009 reboot]] combines it with the aesthetics [[EverythingIsAnIpodInTheFuture of an iPod]] and looks every bit as cool (or trite, depending on your perspective) as that implies.
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