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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.
25th Oct '16 8:29:10 PM nombretomado
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* Pick a GerryAnderson TV show, any Gerry Anderson TV show. ''Series/{{Thunderbirds}}'', ''Series/{{Stingray}}'', ''Series/CaptainScarlet'', ''Series/FireballXL5''...

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* Pick a GerryAnderson Creator/GerryAnderson TV show, any Gerry Anderson TV show. ''Series/{{Thunderbirds}}'', ''Series/{{Stingray}}'', ''Series/CaptainScarlet'', ''Series/FireballXL5''...
23rd Oct '16 4:54:42 AM erforce
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* ''TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' takes place in a parallel universe where all fiction is true, so the aesthetics of the world shift in every time period to match the aesthetics of that time period's pop culture. Appropriately, the first two volumes (which take place in the late Victorian era) have a pronounced {{Steampunk}} vibe, whereas the standalone graphic novel ''The Black Dossier'' (which shifts the action to the 1950s) changes this to RaygunGothic.

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* ''TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' ''Comicbook/TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' takes place in a parallel universe where all fiction is true, so the aesthetics of the world shift in every time period to match the aesthetics of that time period's pop culture. Appropriately, the first two volumes (which take place in the late Victorian era) have a pronounced {{Steampunk}} vibe, whereas the standalone graphic novel ''The Black Dossier'' (which shifts the action to the 1950s) changes this to RaygunGothic.
16th Oct '16 1:27:31 PM nombretomado
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* [[ToyStory Buzz Lightyear]] and Zurg have a raygun gothic vibe, more so in ''BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand.''

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* [[ToyStory Buzz Lightyear]] and Zurg have a raygun gothic vibe, more so in ''BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand.''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand.''
15th Sep '16 2:13:37 PM eroock
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'''Raygun Gothic''' is a ubiquitous aesthetic of early- and mid-20th century ScienceFiction, roughly from ''Film/{{Metropolis}}'' to ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries.'' Raygun Gothic architecture is modeled after ArtDeco, Streamline Moderne, and/or Populuxe (aka Googie). Everything is slick and streamlined, with geometric shapes and clean parallel lines constructed of shiny metal and glass, lit prominently by neon. Sweeping curves, parabolas, and acute angles are used to suggest movement -- movement into TheFuture.

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'''Raygun Gothic''' Raygun Gothic is a ubiquitous aesthetic of early- and mid-20th century ScienceFiction, roughly from ''Film/{{Metropolis}}'' to ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries.'' Raygun Gothic architecture is modeled after ArtDeco, Streamline Moderne, and/or Populuxe (aka Googie). Everything is slick and streamlined, with geometric shapes and clean parallel lines constructed of shiny metal and glass, lit prominently by neon. Sweeping curves, parabolas, and acute angles are used to suggest movement -- movement into TheFuture.
8th Sep '16 7:10:40 PM PaulA
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* Gernsback's ''Magazine/AmazingStories'', Creator/JohnWCampbell's ''AstoundingScienceFiction'', and other classic pulp SpeculativeFiction magazines.

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* Gernsback's ''Magazine/AmazingStories'', Creator/JohnWCampbell's ''AstoundingScienceFiction'', ''Magazine/AstoundingScienceFiction'', and other classic pulp SpeculativeFiction magazines.
3rd Sep '16 2:35:32 AM infinity370
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* ''Anime/AstroBoy'': Is the one of the first animes to use this aesthetic.

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* ''Anime/AstroBoy'': Is the one of the first animes anime to use this aesthetic.
21st Aug '16 12:16:42 PM nombretomado
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* WarrenEllis's ''ComicBook/IgnitionCity''.

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* WarrenEllis's Creator/WarrenEllis's ''ComicBook/IgnitionCity''.



* Weird Science by ECComics had a lot of streamlined rocketships and cool futuristic tech, especially Wally Wood's work.

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* Weird Science by ECComics Creator/ECComics had a lot of streamlined rocketships and cool futuristic tech, especially Wally Wood's work.
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