History Main / RoswellThatEndsWell

8th Jul '17 9:46:08 AM nombretomado
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Regardless of what actually happened (TheOtherWiki [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roswell_UFO_Incident has a good overview]] of what's known), the idea of a crashed alien spacecraft--and a subsequent government coverup - has become permanently associated with the city of Roswell in the popular imagination. The fame and ambiguity of the original incident have inspired every SpeculativeFiction series ever to [[ExternalRetcon explain]] (or just [[HistoricalInJoke make an oblique reference to]]) "what ''really'' happened", with varying amounts of seriousness. The town itself, meanwhile, has capitalized on this, building a lucrative tourist industry around the event and aliens in general.

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Regardless of what actually happened (TheOtherWiki (Wiki/TheOtherWiki [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roswell_UFO_Incident has a good overview]] of what's known), the idea of a crashed alien spacecraft--and a subsequent government coverup - has become permanently associated with the city of Roswell in the popular imagination. The fame and ambiguity of the original incident have inspired every SpeculativeFiction series ever to [[ExternalRetcon explain]] (or just [[HistoricalInJoke make an oblique reference to]]) "what ''really'' happened", with varying amounts of seriousness. The town itself, meanwhile, has capitalized on this, building a lucrative tourist industry around the event and aliens in general.
18th Jun '17 9:17:02 AM Snowy66
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** Turns out not only was it the same event, but Max himself was involved in the Roswell incident. As revealed in ''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse'', Max was the one who encountered the aliens, who were actually Blukic and Driba, and aided in their escape when they got captured.
3rd Jul '16 12:57:46 AM JackG
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-->-- '''Captain Proton''', ''Plan 7 of 9 from Outer Space''

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-->-- '''Captain Proton''', ''Plan ''[[Film/TheAdventuresOfCaptainProton Captain Proton]]'', '''Plan 7 of 9 from Outer Space''
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16th May '16 12:37:41 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/AgentCarter'' subverts the circumstances of the event, making the [[MarvelCinematicUniverse MCU's]] version of it an explosion of [[{{Unobtainium}} Zero Matter]] instead of a crashed ship of any kind.

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* ''Series/AgentCarter'' subverts the circumstances of the event, making the [[MarvelCinematicUniverse [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse MCU's]] version of it an explosion of [[{{Unobtainium}} Zero Matter]] instead of a crashed ship of any kind.
23rd Apr '16 2:20:08 PM StFan
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->''"Is there any secret technology that hasn't come from Roswell?" mused Proton. "That flying saucer must have been ten miles in diameter!"''
-->-- '''Plan 7 of 9 from Outer Space'''

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->''"Is there any secret technology that hasn't come from Roswell?" mused Proton. "That Roswell? That flying saucer must have been ten miles in diameter!"''
-->-- '''Plan '''Captain Proton''', ''Plan 7 of 9 from Outer Space'''
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14th Apr '16 8:13:38 AM dangerdan97
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* ''Series/AgentCarter'' subverts the circumstances of the event, making the [[MarvelCinematicUniverse MCU's]] version of it an explosion of [[{{Unobtainium}} Zero Matter]] instead of a crashed ship of any kind.
22nd Mar '16 1:21:57 AM VeryBerry
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On July 7, 1947, personnel from the Roswell Army Air Field recovered materials from a ranch outside Roswell, New Mexico. Their initial press release stated that the materials resembled a "[[FlyingSaucer flying disc]]"; later the same day, they issued a correction that it was in fact a weather balloon, which is quite the switch.

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On July 7, 1947, personnel from the Roswell Army Air Field recovered materials from a ranch outside Roswell, New Mexico.UsefulNotes/NewMexico. Their initial press release stated that the materials resembled a "[[FlyingSaucer flying disc]]"; later the same day, they issued a correction that it was in fact a weather balloon, which is quite the switch.
5th Mar '16 9:08:14 PM nombretomado
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* TabletopGame/SecretsOfTheThirdReich: The members of [[OperationBlank Program]] [[CaptainPatriotic "Sentinel Of Freedom"]] (essentially CaptainAmerica [[{{Expy}} Expies]]) are given their powers with the "Roswell Cocktail", reverse-engineered from the crash's tech. The British HeroUnit Black Jack is a {{Cyborg}} made with salvaged mechanics from the ship (ironically because [[WeCanRebuildHim his body fatally rejected the Cocktail]]).

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* TabletopGame/SecretsOfTheThirdReich: The members of [[OperationBlank Program]] [[CaptainPatriotic "Sentinel Of Freedom"]] (essentially CaptainAmerica ComicBook/CaptainAmerica [[{{Expy}} Expies]]) are given their powers with the "Roswell Cocktail", reverse-engineered from the crash's tech. The British HeroUnit Black Jack is a {{Cyborg}} made with salvaged mechanics from the ship (ironically because [[WeCanRebuildHim his body fatally rejected the Cocktail]]).
27th Jan '16 5:05:40 AM ChronoLegion
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* A TV movie involves a ship crashing near Roswell in 1947 with two HumanAliens and a number of genetically-engineered pilots (i.e. TheGreys) aboard. The aliens are actually mercenaries, hired to "cleanse" Earth from humans for re-settlement by their employers. Roswell is specifically chosen, because the military base there has an atomic bomb, which one of the aliens (posing as a nuclear physicist) modifies with alien technology to boost its yield to allow it to wipe out everyone on the planet. However, he ends up falling in love with a beautiful widow and becoming fond of her son. He kills his partner/ex-lover, stops the countdown, and departs in a one-man ship to ensure that no other mercenaries are sent to finish the job. The military promptly covers up the event. Before departing, though, the alien reveals that Earth's humans are descended from a group of alien prisoners, whose transport crash-landed on the planet millennia ago.
27th Jan '16 4:53:52 AM ChronoLegion
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* ''Series/{{Sliders}}'''s episode "The Return of Maggie Beckett": Adlai Stevenson becomes President and signed the Reticulan-American Free Trade Agreement (RAFTA), giving the US access to advanced alien technology.

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* ''Series/{{Sliders}}'''s episode "The Return of Maggie Beckett": Adlai Stevenson becomes President and signed the Reticulan-American Free Trade Agreement (RAFTA), giving the US access to advanced alien technology. Oddly, even a world where the knowledge of aliens is not hidden has its share of [[ConspiracyTheorist conspiracy nuts]], who claim that the US Government is deliberately sabotaging humanity's efforts to reach other stars for some unspecified reason, [[spoiler:despite knowing full well that this world's Maggie Beckett's death was due to faulty radiation shielding on her spacecraft]].
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