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17th Nov '16 6:45:05 PM BrendanRizzo
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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' has been on so long that the earlier seasons have started to get this compared to the more recent ones. To be specific, the early seasons heavily implied that SchoolBullyingIsHarmless, with any characters who complain being considered wusses who deserve their poor treatment. After certain horrific instances of classroom bullying forced society to reevaluate this perception, the show seems to have followed suit, with later episodes cutting back on this significantly (at least by the sympathetic characters) with a couple episodes explicitly saying that [[MemeticMutation bullying's bad, m'kay?]]



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25th Oct '16 5:12:24 PM wistan
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** In addition, the Captain of the ship comes to think of the mission as sacrilegious, with Mankind's presence in God's perfect heavens being an insult to the almighty. This was actually a real movement that flourished very briefly when the idea of space travel was first mooted as a serious possibility. By the time the movie came out the philosophy was rapidly dying out, and the launch of Sputnik a couple of years laters washed the remnants away completely. To modern audiences it just looks like a delusional symptom of the man going insane.
25th Oct '16 5:04:26 PM wistan
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*** Worth bearing in mind that the 90's they're talking about are the 2090s...
13th Oct '16 3:48:01 AM ZanderSchubert
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* When Odo umpires the baseball game in the ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' episode "Take Me Out to the Holosuite", he sends Sisko off for touching him, referencing rule 4.06. In 2016, Major League Baseball renumbered all of its rules so they were in a more coherent order, and the rule is now 6.04.
29th Aug '16 1:41:48 AM DavidCowie
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* "Omnilingual" by Creator/HBeamPiper was written on the 1950s and set in the 1990s. In it we have a multinational mission to Mars, with a gender-equal crew, and the female protagonist makes an important discovery. All these people have a cocktail hour after work finishes for the day.
21st Aug '16 6:33:46 PM MsChibi
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Related to ValuesDissonance, FairForItsDay, ScienceMarchesOn and TheGreatPoliticsMessUp. EternalProhibition, OnceAcceptableTargets, and EverybodySmokes are specific cases.

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Related to ValuesDissonance, FairForItsDay, ScienceMarchesOn ScienceMarchesOn, TechnologyMarchesOn, SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale, and TheGreatPoliticsMessUp. EternalProhibition, OnceAcceptableTargets, and EverybodySmokes are specific cases.
15th Aug '16 6:29:02 AM TheBigBopper
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* ''Area88'', originally a 1979 manga, then a mid 80s OAV, and finally a 2004 TV series are all clearly set in the year the original manga was made (or at least, that is when the story begins). The premise has dated and is completely implausible now. The information age, the fall of Communism, the end of the Cold War, and the current political climate in general, have made the idea of a small Middle Eastern country like Asran(Aslan) refusing to export its oil for profit very improbable. There are now more ways than ever for foreign capitalists (or countries) to manipulate a small North African country and get their heads of state to see things a different way. A protracted war would be completely unneccesary. Also, the idea of the Foriegn Legion as a place for people to dissapear,no questions asked, was dated even when the story was originally written. Today, they are not only more selective and do background checks, but you also have to prove your competency before the contract is even offered. So the idea of tricking a drunk person into signing up for the FL is completely ludicrous. Also, today, it wouldn't take much effort for Ryoko to immediately find out why Shin vanished (also, Shin could easily contact her by e-mail), thus exposing Kanzaki's sinister schemes. Finally, the idea of a mercenary air force being a quicker and less expensive alternative to training and maintaining one's own air force is no longer that relevant since air to air combat is now borderline obsolete. Besides, drone aircraft are even cheaper than merc pilots and a country could train its own operators quite inexpensively. Today, the war would be fought within the country, on the ground, and would look to outsiders as just another grassroots terrorist insurgency .

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* ''Area88'', ''Manga/Area88'', originally a 1979 manga, then a mid 80s OAV, and finally a 2004 TV series are all clearly set in the year the original manga was made (or at least, that is when the story begins). The premise has dated and is completely implausible now. The information age, the fall of Communism, the end of the Cold War, and the current political climate in general, have made the idea of a small Middle Eastern country like Asran(Aslan) refusing to export its oil for profit very improbable. There are now more ways than ever for foreign capitalists (or countries) to manipulate a small North African country and get their heads of state to see things a different way. A protracted war would be completely unneccesary. Also, the idea of the Foriegn Legion as a place for people to dissapear,no questions asked, was dated even when the story was originally written. Today, they are not only more selective and do background checks, but you also have to prove your competency before the contract is even offered. So the idea of tricking a drunk person into signing up for the FL is completely ludicrous. Also, today, it wouldn't take much effort for Ryoko to immediately find out why Shin vanished (also, Shin could easily contact her by e-mail), thus exposing Kanzaki's sinister schemes. Finally, the idea of a mercenary air force being a quicker and less expensive alternative to training and maintaining one's own air force is no longer that relevant since air to air combat is now borderline obsolete. Besides, drone aircraft are even cheaper than merc pilots and a country could train its own operators quite inexpensively. Today, the war would be fought within the country, on the ground, and would look to outsiders as just another grassroots terrorist insurgency .
9th Aug '16 6:54:00 AM blkwhtrbbt
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* ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'', when Marten was still dating Dora, featured two rather transphobic jokes in 2006 and 2008 about her [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=615 having "been a man"]] and [[http://www.questionablecontent.net/1300 having a penis]]. Fast forward to 2012, and he has a virtual non-reaction to learning Claire is transgender, and winds up dating her in 2014. Both of these made sense for someone of Marten's age and background when they were written, but they seem strange coming from the same character only one or two in-universe years apart.

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* ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'', when Marten was still dating Dora, featured two rather transphobic jokes in 2006 and 2008 about her [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=615 having "been a man"]] and [[http://www.questionablecontent.net/1300 having a penis]]. Fast forward to 2012, and he has a virtual non-reaction to learning Claire is transgender, and winds up dating her in 2014. Both of these made sense for someone of Marten's age and background when they were written, but they seem strange coming from the same character only one or two in-universe years apart.
8th Aug '16 6:14:25 PM MsChibi
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Related to ValuesDissonance, FairForItsDay, ScienceMarchesOn and TheGreatPoliticsMessUp. EternalProhibition and EverybodySmokes are specific cases.

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Related to ValuesDissonance, FairForItsDay, ScienceMarchesOn and TheGreatPoliticsMessUp. EternalProhibition EternalProhibition, OnceAcceptableTargets, and EverybodySmokes are specific cases.
23rd Jul '16 6:12:33 AM pinkdalek
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** We never see a single Time Lady from their introduction as a race in 1969 until 1977's "The Invasion of Time" (ignoring Susan, who was a character back when the show followed [[TheArtefact different rules]] and the Doctor was still AmbiguouslyHuman). Fans at the time (and some of the actors) even thought Time Lords might have been a OneGenderRace that practised AsexualReproduction. "The Deadly Assassin" attempted to work with this by turning it into a satire of the white-boys'-club mentality of British politics - a criticism that still has fangs decades later - but still seems short-sighted with Margaret Thatcher being Leader of the Opposition at the time. From the late 70s onwards, a {{retcon}} was made that Time Lords were a post-sexist society, and even gave the Doctor a Time Lady as a companion (who is sometimes shown to be baffled by human attitudes towards women).

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** We never see a single Time Lady from their introduction as a race in 1969 until 1977's "The Invasion of Time" (ignoring Susan, who was a character back when the show followed [[TheArtefact [[TheArtifact different rules]] and the Doctor was still AmbiguouslyHuman). Fans at the time (and some of the actors) even thought Time Lords might have been a OneGenderRace that practised AsexualReproduction.OneGenderRace. "The Deadly Assassin" attempted to work with this by turning it into a satire of the white-boys'-club mentality of British politics - a criticism that still has fangs decades later - but still seems short-sighted with Margaret Thatcher being Leader of the Opposition at the time. From the late 70s onwards, a {{retcon}} was made that Time Lords were a post-sexist society, and even gave the Doctor a Time Lady as a companion (who is sometimes shown to be baffled by human attitudes towards women).
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