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11th Feb '18 6:08:14 PM nombretomado
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* PerryRhodan is running for over 50 years now and did start with UsefulNotes/TheSpaceRace and then features things like AncientAstronauts, SufficientlyAdvancedAlien, AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence, TheBattlestar, CosmicChessGame, LensmanArmsRace, OrderVersusChaos, and and ... and we have not nearly covered everything in the first one hundred books.

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* PerryRhodan Literature/PerryRhodan is running for over 50 years now and did start with UsefulNotes/TheSpaceRace and then features things like AncientAstronauts, SufficientlyAdvancedAlien, AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence, TheBattlestar, CosmicChessGame, LensmanArmsRace, OrderVersusChaos, and and ... and we have not nearly covered everything in the first one hundred books.
22nd Jan '18 5:40:03 AM narm00
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* ''Franchise/StarWars'' is a kitchen sink of MilitaryScienceFiction, SpaceOpera and HighFantasy tropes. Thousands of different races, ranging from [[OurVampiresAreDifferent several vampires]], {{psychic vampire}}s, [[RaptorAttack space velociraptors]], insect {{hive mind}}s, {{Energy Being}}s that might as well be ghosts, and three different [[ZombieApocalypse zombie types]]. Everything from massive ship-to-ship battles, to space fighters, to {{Humongous Mecha}}. Hacking (called slicing) is on, AI and robots galore, there's time travel (albeit by accident), FTL, and so on.

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'' is a kitchen sink of MilitaryScienceFiction, SpaceOpera and HighFantasy tropes. Thousands of different races, ranging from including [[OurVampiresAreDifferent several vampires]], {{psychic vampire}}s, [[RaptorAttack space velociraptors]], insect {{hive mind}}s, {{Energy Being}}s that might as well be ghosts, and three different [[ZombieApocalypse zombie types]]. Everything from massive ship-to-ship battles, to space fighters, to {{Humongous Mecha}}. Hacking (called slicing) is on, AI and robots galore, there's time travel (albeit by accident), FTL, and so on.



* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' - sometimes it is like each army is there to be a representative of a different sort of science fiction. Your SpaceMarines are your, unsurprisingly, post-[[Creator/RobertAHeinlein Heinleinian]] SpaceMarines infused with knights and religious fervor, the Imperium fields big ''TableTop/BattleTech''-style mechs, the Imperial Guard are essentially ''Franchise/StarWars''' stormtroopers (which are even referenced by name!) with several different flavors, ranging from UsefulNotes/WorldWarI trench warfare (the Death Korps of Krieg) to [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar Vietnam]]-style survivalists (Catachans), Tyranids are books are about BugWar, Tau are {{animesque}} mecha and firepower and TheFederation, Eldar are ClarksThirdLaw SufficientlyAdvancedAliens that lean heavily towards {{ninja}}-style weapons (everything they fire are shurikens), rely on psychic powers, and take the traditional Japanese leaning, spaceship battles feel like they come out of the ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' universe, Necrons are ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' and so on. If anybody want to write about or parody a certain type of science fiction, then they can.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' - sometimes it is it's like each army is there to be a representative of a different sort of science fiction. Your SpaceMarines are your, unsurprisingly, post-[[Creator/RobertAHeinlein Heinleinian]] SpaceMarines infused with knights and religious fervor, the Imperium fields big ''TableTop/BattleTech''-style mechs, the Imperial Guard are essentially ''Franchise/StarWars''' stormtroopers (which are even referenced by name!) with several different flavors, ranging from UsefulNotes/WorldWarI trench warfare (the Death Korps of Krieg) to [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar Vietnam]]-style survivalists (Catachans), Tyranids are books are about BugWar, Tau are {{animesque}} mecha and firepower and TheFederation, Eldar are ClarksThirdLaw SufficientlyAdvancedAliens that lean heavily towards {{ninja}}-style weapons (everything they fire are shurikens), rely on psychic powers, and take the traditional Japanese leaning, spaceship battles feel like they come out of the ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' universe, Necrons are ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' and so on. If anybody want to write about or parody a certain type of science fiction, then they can.



* ''TabletopGame/{{Infinity}}'' is much the same - Cyberpunk tropes happily contained in [=PanOceania=]'s warring hypercorps and corporate troops alongside Space Knights, European troopers in armor heavily inspired by ''Manga/{{Appleseed}}'''s E-SWAT, and soldiers that are heavily based on the [[FilmOfTheBook film version]] of ''Film/StarshipTroopers'' (down to the "Would you like to know more?" CatchPhrase), space Samurai, ninja, and sprawling animeesque and East Asian sci-fi in Yu Jing, a UsedFuture in the Ariadnans (who are mostly military-fiction, unchanged 20th[=/=]21st century units wielding rifles that wouldn't be out of place in a modern setting) and the Nomads (who experiment with bioengineering, giving us Space {{Catgirl}}s and put the punk in cyberpunk with anarchist sci-fi tropes and punk-inspired designs, with futuristic Roller Derby gals as a unit), ''Literature/{{Dune}}''-esque Haqqislam units who literally control the Spice flow, ''Franchise/{{Halo}}''-esque Morats hired by an insane conglomerate of [=AI=]s, bio-tech, organic Tohaa - all watched by a TronLines-and-[[EverythingWillBeAnIpodInTheFuture Apple-esque]] faction, ALEPH, who attempt to bring order to the human factions. A nanoswarm devastated America, leaving the rest of it a ''Franchise/MadMax''-esque apocalypse wasteland, while bozusoku fight cops on the neon-drenched streets of Yu Jing.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Infinity}}'' is much the same - Cyberpunk tropes happily contained in [=PanOceania=]'s warring hypercorps and corporate troops alongside Space Knights, European troopers in armor heavily inspired by ''Manga/{{Appleseed}}'''s E-SWAT, and soldiers that are heavily based on the [[FilmOfTheBook film version]] of ''Film/StarshipTroopers'' (down to the "Would you like to know more?" CatchPhrase), space Samurai, ninja, and sprawling animeesque and East Asian sci-fi in Yu Jing, a UsedFuture in the Ariadnans (who are mostly military-fiction, unchanged 20th[=/=]21st century units wielding rifles that wouldn't be out of place in a modern setting) and the Nomads (who experiment with bioengineering, giving us Space {{Catgirl}}s and put the punk in cyberpunk with anarchist sci-fi tropes and punk-inspired designs, with futuristic Roller Derby gals as a unit), an America left devastated by a nanoswarm, becoming a ''Franchise/MadMax''-esque [[AfterTheEnd apocalyptic wasteland]], ''Literature/{{Dune}}''-esque Haqqislam units who literally control the Spice flow, ''Franchise/{{Halo}}''-esque Morats hired by an insane conglomerate of [=AI=]s, bio-tech, organic Tohaa - all watched by a TronLines-and-[[EverythingWillBeAnIpodInTheFuture TronLines-and-[[EverythingIsAnIpodInTheFuture Apple-esque]] faction, ALEPH, who attempt to bring order to the human factions. A nanoswarm devastated America, leaving the rest of it a ''Franchise/MadMax''-esque apocalypse wasteland, while bozusoku fight cops on the neon-drenched streets of Yu Jing.factions.
18th Jan '18 12:26:44 AM TheKaizerreich
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* ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}'' seems aiming to get every and all Sci-Fi tropes. There are [[FasterThanLightTravel faster-than-light engines]], [[AnotherDimension Warp]] and [[OurWormholesAreDifferent wormholes]] as available means of travel. There are ArtificialIntelligence, [[AIIsACrapshoot going wild]] and not, [[GalacticSuperpower Ancient Star Empires]], alive [[{{Precursors}} and not]], [[SpaceWhale Space Jellyfish]], [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch Abominations]], [[HordeOfAlienLocusts Hordes Of Alien Locusts]] and the list goes on.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}'' seems aiming to get every and all Sci-Fi tropes. There are [[FasterThanLightTravel faster-than-light engines]], engines]] in HyperspaceLanes, [[AnotherDimension Warp]] Jump]] and [[OurWormholesAreDifferent wormholes]] Wormhole]] flavour as available means of travel. There are ArtificialIntelligence, {{Artificial Intelligence}}s, [[AIIsACrapshoot going wild]] and not, [[GalacticSuperpower Ancient Star Empires]], alive [[{{Precursors}} and not]], [[SpaceWhale Space Jellyfish]], [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch Abominations]], [[HordeOfAlienLocusts Hordes Of Alien Locusts]] Locusts]], evil {{Energy Being}}s and the list goes on.aforementioned AI going wild as crisis super factions, and that's just the core game.
** The expansions really ramp up the ante: ''Leviathans'' gives more [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch Abominations]], including ghost-like things that come straight out of Pulsars, a giant Space Dragon (and with luck you can even hatch your own, smaller, Space Dragon), and a thing called a '''Dimensional Horror'''. You also get NPC {{Space Station}}s that variably act as advisors, artists or traders [[RecycledInSpace in space.]]
** ''Utopia'' adds megastructures, which includes making your own habitats, ring worlds and even {{Dyson Sphere}}s. If that's not your thing, there is always genetic modification, cybernetics and BrainUploading, or researching PsychicPowers.
** ''Synthetic Dawn'' allows you to play as an empire of Machines, either in [[Franchise/MassEffect Geth]], [[Franchise/{{Terminator}} Terminator]], [[Franchise/StarTrek Borg]] or [[Literature/TheCulture Minds]] flavour. You can even find a fallen machine empire, who may help you, or may turn crazy.
** ''Apocalypse'' adds super-ships called Titans and {{Planet Destroyer}}s called Collossi. The latter come in regular EarthShatteringKaboom flavour, but variably also [[FateWorseThanDeath sealed-away shield]], [[EasyEvangelism God Ray]] or [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul forced cyborgisation]].
10th Dec '17 1:06:43 PM SociopathicApe
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Traveller}}'' is the first RPG to truly mix every science fiction trope into one setting. The subgenre can change depending on where your character is located in the galaxy. If they're constantly traveling through space by ship, it's a Space Opera (which is what the game was originally advertised as). If your character is stranded on a primitive world, far away from civilized space, it's a Planetary Romance. If you're on a high-tech planet where everything is connected to the internet, it becomes Cyberpunk. When you go out into the Spinward territories, you're in a Space Western. Even a Post-Apocalyptic setting is possible if it's set between the Second and Third Imperium eras.
29th Aug '17 6:46:34 AM MarkLungo
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* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'': Given that the show is about boys building impossibly advanced technology, this is a given. It has had evil scientists, spy organizations, aliens, TimeTravel, RidiculouslyHumanRobots, advanced nanotechnology, superheroes and villains (including from the Franchise/MarvelUniverse, which is a SFKS all its own), teleportation, holograms, supercomputers, AnotherDimension, and sentient AIs (good and bad), to name a few.

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* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'': Given that the show is about boys building impossibly advanced technology, this is a given. It has had evil scientists, spy organizations, aliens, TimeTravel, RidiculouslyHumanRobots, advanced nanotechnology, superheroes and villains (including from the Franchise/MarvelUniverse, which is a SFKS all its own), teleportation, {{Teleportation}}, holograms, supercomputers, AnotherDimension, and sentient AIs (good and bad), to name a few.
29th Aug '17 6:45:00 AM MarkLungo
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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' could be called either an post-apocalypse kitchen sink or a sink that focuses on sci-fi elements popular in the fifties. You've got radiation-warped mutants, immortal zombies that gradually turn feral as their mind breaks down, robots ranging from Robby of ''ForbiddenPlanet'' to ''Terminator''-esque synths, one or two LittleGreenMen, drugs that bestow psychic powers, disembodied living brains, and even a few people who bring justice to the wasteland by dressing up as ancient superheroes.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' could be called either an post-apocalypse kitchen sink or a sink that focuses on sci-fi elements popular in the fifties. TheFifties. You've got radiation-warped mutants, immortal zombies that gradually turn feral as their mind breaks minds break down, robots ranging from Robby of ''ForbiddenPlanet'' ''Film/ForbiddenPlanet'' to ''Terminator''-esque synths, one or two LittleGreenMen, drugs that bestow psychic powers, [[BrainInAJar disembodied living brains, brains]], and even a few people who bring justice to the wasteland by dressing up as ancient superheroes.
29th Aug '17 6:43:18 AM MarkLungo
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Infinity}}'' is much the same - Cyberpunk tropes happily contained in [=PanOceania=]'s warring hypercorps and corporate troops alongside Space Knights, European troopers in armor heavily inspired by ''Manga/{{Appleseed}}'''s E-SWAT, and soldiers that are heavily based on the film version of Film/StarshipTroopers (down to the "Would you like to know more?), space Samurai, ninja, and sprawling animeque and East Asian sci-fi in Yu Jing, a {{Used Future}} in the Ariadnans (who are mostly military-fiction, unchanged 20th[=/=]21st century units wielding rifles that wouldn't be out of place in a modern setting) and the Nomads (who experiment with bioengineering, giving us Space {{Catgirl}}s and put the punk in cyberpunk with anarchist sci-fi tropes and punk-inspired designs, with futuristic Roller Derby gals as a unit), Literature/{{Dune}}-esque Haqqislam units who literally control the Spice flow, Franchise/{{Halo}}-esque Morats hired by an insane conglomerate of [=AI=]s, bio-tech, organic Tohaa - all watched by a TronLines-and-[[EverythingWillBeAnIpodInTheFuture Apple-esque]] faction, ALEPH, who attempt to bring order to the human factions. A nanoswarm devastated America, leaving the rest of it a Franchise/MadMax-esque apocalypse wasteland, while bozusoku fight cops on the neon-drenched streets of Yu Jing.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Infinity}}'' is much the same - Cyberpunk tropes happily contained in [=PanOceania=]'s warring hypercorps and corporate troops alongside Space Knights, European troopers in armor heavily inspired by ''Manga/{{Appleseed}}'''s E-SWAT, and soldiers that are heavily based on the [[FilmOfTheBook film version version]] of Film/StarshipTroopers ''Film/StarshipTroopers'' (down to the "Would you like to know more?), more?" CatchPhrase), space Samurai, ninja, and sprawling animeque animeesque and East Asian sci-fi in Yu Jing, a {{Used Future}} UsedFuture in the Ariadnans (who are mostly military-fiction, unchanged 20th[=/=]21st century units wielding rifles that wouldn't be out of place in a modern setting) and the Nomads (who experiment with bioengineering, giving us Space {{Catgirl}}s and put the punk in cyberpunk with anarchist sci-fi tropes and punk-inspired designs, with futuristic Roller Derby gals as a unit), Literature/{{Dune}}-esque ''Literature/{{Dune}}''-esque Haqqislam units who literally control the Spice flow, Franchise/{{Halo}}-esque ''Franchise/{{Halo}}''-esque Morats hired by an insane conglomerate of [=AI=]s, bio-tech, organic Tohaa - all watched by a TronLines-and-[[EverythingWillBeAnIpodInTheFuture Apple-esque]] faction, ALEPH, who attempt to bring order to the human factions. A nanoswarm devastated America, leaving the rest of it a Franchise/MadMax-esque ''Franchise/MadMax''-esque apocalypse wasteland, while bozusoku fight cops on the neon-drenched streets of Yu Jing.



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* The ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' series including its ExpandedUniverse. It has HumongousMecha, FasterThanLightTravel, ArtificialIntelligence, SpaceMarines, {{Precursors}}, etc. While the weirder aspects of SciFi like PsychicPowers or various {{Negative Space Wedgie}}s haven't show up in the games (although the [[TheVirus Flood]] HiveMind, Slipspace anomalies, and the [[spoiler:Ur-Didact's]] [[MagicFromTechnology gravity control powers]] come close), ''Literature/TheForerunnerSaga'' dips into that territory [[spoiler:by going the CosmicHorrorStory route, complete with {{Eldritch Starship}}s, GeniusLoci, and a SentientCosmicForce which allows technology to be made of ''thought'']].

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* The ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' series series, including its ExpandedUniverse. It has HumongousMecha, FasterThanLightTravel, ArtificialIntelligence, SpaceMarines, {{Precursors}}, etc. While the weirder aspects of SciFi like PsychicPowers or various {{Negative Space Wedgie}}s haven't show up in the games (although the [[TheVirus Flood]] HiveMind, Slipspace anomalies, and the [[spoiler:Ur-Didact's]] [[MagicFromTechnology gravity control powers]] come close), ''Literature/TheForerunnerSaga'' dips into that territory [[spoiler:by going the CosmicHorrorStory route, complete with {{Eldritch Starship}}s, GeniusLoci, and a SentientCosmicForce which allows technology to be made of ''thought'']].
29th Aug '17 6:38:26 AM MarkLungo
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Trinity}}'' was launched as one of these as well. You want cyberpunk? America's corporate-owned and full of technopaths. You want wasteland? Paris and a huge chunk of the surrounding land got nuked. You want SpaceOpera? Mankind's made first contact and is currently involved in political dealings with at least three different species. You want PsychicPowers? What flavor do you want them in?

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Trinity}}'' was launched as one of these as well. You want cyberpunk? {{Cyberpunk}}? America's corporate-owned [[OneNationUnderCopyright corporate-owned]] and full of technopaths. {{technopath}}s. You want wasteland? Paris UsefulNotes/{{Paris}} and a huge chunk of the surrounding land got nuked. You want SpaceOpera? Mankind's made first contact and is currently involved in political dealings with at least three different species. You want PsychicPowers? What flavor do you want them in?
29th Aug '17 6:35:19 AM MarkLungo
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' - sometimes it is like each army is there to be a representative of a different sort of science fiction. Your SpaceMarines are your, unsurprisingly, post-[[Creator/RobertAHeinlein Heinleinian]] SpaceMarines infused with knights and religious fervor, the Imperium fields big TableTop/BattleTech-style mechs, the Imperial Guard are essentially Franchise/StarWars' stormtroopers (which are even referenced by name!) with several different flavors, ranging from UsefulNotes/WW1 trench warfare (the Death Korps of Krieg) to Vietnam-style survivalists (Catachans), Tyranids are books are about BugWar, Tau are {{animesque}} mecha and firepower and TheFederation, Eldar are ClarksThirdLaw SufficientlyAdvancedAliens that lean heavily towards {{ninja}}-style weapons (everything they fire are shurikens), rely on psychic powers, and take the traditional Japanese leaning, spaceship battles feel like they come out of the ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' universe, Necrons are Franchise/{{Terminator}} and so on. If anybody want to write about or parody a certain type of science fiction, then they can.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' - sometimes it is like each army is there to be a representative of a different sort of science fiction. Your SpaceMarines are your, unsurprisingly, post-[[Creator/RobertAHeinlein Heinleinian]] SpaceMarines infused with knights and religious fervor, the Imperium fields big TableTop/BattleTech-style ''TableTop/BattleTech''-style mechs, the Imperial Guard are essentially Franchise/StarWars' ''Franchise/StarWars''' stormtroopers (which are even referenced by name!) with several different flavors, ranging from UsefulNotes/WW1 UsefulNotes/WorldWarI trench warfare (the Death Korps of Krieg) to Vietnam-style [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar Vietnam]]-style survivalists (Catachans), Tyranids are books are about BugWar, Tau are {{animesque}} mecha and firepower and TheFederation, Eldar are ClarksThirdLaw SufficientlyAdvancedAliens that lean heavily towards {{ninja}}-style weapons (everything they fire are shurikens), rely on psychic powers, and take the traditional Japanese leaning, spaceship battles feel like they come out of the ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' universe, Necrons are Franchise/{{Terminator}} ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' and so on. If anybody want to write about or parody a certain type of science fiction, then they can.



* ''TabletopGame/{{Infinity}}'' is much the same - Cyberpunk tropes happily contained in [=PanOceania=]'s warring hypercorps and corporate troops alongside Space Knights, European troopers in armor heavily inspired by Manga/{{Appleseed}}'s E-SWAT, and soldiers that are heavily based on the film version of Film/StarshipTroopers (down to the "Would you like to know more?), space Samurai, ninja, and sprawling animeque and East Asian sci-fi in Yu Jing, a {{Used Future}} in the Ariadnans (who are mostly military-fiction, unchanged 20th[=/=]21st century units wielding rifles that wouldn't be out of place in a modern setting) and the Nomads (who experiment with bioengineering, giving us Space {{Catgirl}}s and put the punk in cyberpunk with anarchist sci-fi tropes and punk-inspired designs, with futuristic Roller Derby gals as a unit), Literature/{{Dune}}-esque Haqqislam units who literally control the Spice flow, Franchise/{{Halo}}-esque Morats hired by an insane conglomerate of [=AI=]s, bio-tech, organic Tohaa - all watched by a TronLines-and-[[EverythingWillBeAnIpodInTheFuture Apple-esque]] faction, ALEPH, who attempt to bring order to the human factions. A nanoswarm devastated America, leaving the rest of it a Franchise/MadMax-esque apocalypse wasteland, while bozusoku fight cops on the neon-drenched streets of Yu Jing.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Infinity}}'' is much the same - Cyberpunk tropes happily contained in [=PanOceania=]'s warring hypercorps and corporate troops alongside Space Knights, European troopers in armor heavily inspired by Manga/{{Appleseed}}'s ''Manga/{{Appleseed}}'''s E-SWAT, and soldiers that are heavily based on the film version of Film/StarshipTroopers (down to the "Would you like to know more?), space Samurai, ninja, and sprawling animeque and East Asian sci-fi in Yu Jing, a {{Used Future}} in the Ariadnans (who are mostly military-fiction, unchanged 20th[=/=]21st century units wielding rifles that wouldn't be out of place in a modern setting) and the Nomads (who experiment with bioengineering, giving us Space {{Catgirl}}s and put the punk in cyberpunk with anarchist sci-fi tropes and punk-inspired designs, with futuristic Roller Derby gals as a unit), Literature/{{Dune}}-esque Haqqislam units who literally control the Spice flow, Franchise/{{Halo}}-esque Morats hired by an insane conglomerate of [=AI=]s, bio-tech, organic Tohaa - all watched by a TronLines-and-[[EverythingWillBeAnIpodInTheFuture Apple-esque]] faction, ALEPH, who attempt to bring order to the human factions. A nanoswarm devastated America, leaving the rest of it a Franchise/MadMax-esque apocalypse wasteland, while bozusoku fight cops on the neon-drenched streets of Yu Jing.
29th Aug '17 6:32:53 AM MarkLungo
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'', by virtue of it having run from 1963 to 1989 and subsequently from 2005 onwards and ranges through the entirety of time and space. After 30+ years on-air, that's a lot of sci-fi ideas - you've got military fiction battling witches and ancient astral demons, mixed in with genocidal robots and sentient nanoswarms.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'', by virtue of it having run from 1963 to 1989 and subsequently from 2005 onwards and being an extreme LongRunner with a massive [[ExpandedUniverse expanded]] [[Franchise/{{Whoniverse}} universe]], ranges through the entirety of time and space. After 30+ 50+ years on-air, of stories, that's a lot of sci-fi ideas - you've got high-tech military fiction forces battling witches and ancient astral demons, mixed in with genocidal robots and sentient nanoswarms.
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