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1st May '17 9:07:29 PM ElSquibbonator
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* ''Series/CosmosAPersonalVoyage'' by Creator/CarlSagan.

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* ''Series/CosmosAPersonalVoyage'' by Creator/CarlSagan.Creator/CarlSagan, while not entirely one of these, had a sequence depicting life on a gas giant planet.
31st Mar '17 3:39:15 PM nombretomado
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* The collaborative ''OrionsArm'' sci-fi setting.

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* The collaborative ''OrionsArm'' ''WebOriginal/OrionsArm'' sci-fi setting.
3rd Mar '17 6:36:15 AM Morgenthaler
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23rd Feb '17 10:47:59 PM Morgenthaler
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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aftermath:_Population_Zero ''Aftermath: Population Zero'']] explores what would happen to Earth if humans disappeared without a trace. High source of NightmareFuel.

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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aftermath:_Population_Zero ''Aftermath: ''Series/{{Aftermath}}: Population Zero'']] Zero'' explores what would happen to Earth if humans disappeared without a trace. High source of NightmareFuel.
23rd Feb '17 8:26:49 PM Willbyr
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2nd Dec '16 5:43:47 AM Morgenthaler
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[[AC:Envisioning the Distant Past]]

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[[AC:Envisioning the Distant Future]]

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[[folder: Envisioning
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[[AC:Envisioning Alien Worlds]]

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[[AC:Envisioning Alternate Realities]]

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[[AC:Reverse Engineering Fantasy using [[RealLife Real]] Science]]

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Engineering Fantasy using [[RealLife Real]] Science]]Real Science]]



[[AC:{{Mockumentary}} supported by real science, also known as (in TheOtherWiki) a DocuDrama]]

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supported by real science, also known as (in TheOtherWiki) The Other Wiki) a DocuDrama]]Docu Drama ]]


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2nd Dec '16 5:35:43 AM Morgenthaler
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2nd Dec '16 5:35:31 AM Morgenthaler
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* AnimalPlanet's ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_Dragon_(docudrama) The Last Dragon]]'' aka ''Film/DragonsAFantasyMadeReal'' aka ''Dragon's World''.

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* AnimalPlanet's Creator/AnimalPlanet's ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_Dragon_(docudrama) The Last Dragon]]'' aka ''Film/DragonsAFantasyMadeReal'' aka ''Dragon's World''.



* ''{{Threads}}'' and its predecessor, ''The War Game''

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* ''{{Threads}}'' ''Film/{{Threads}}'' and its predecessor, ''The War Game''
2nd Dec '16 5:35:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''The Death of a President'' conjectures the consequences to the United States of America if George W. Bush had been assassinated.

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* ''The Death of a President'' conjectures the consequences to the United States of America if George W. Bush UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush had been assassinated.
16th Oct '16 7:42:32 AM StFan
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This genre openly combines elements of traditional documentaries with SpeculativeFiction. While the pure {{Documentary}} is entirely based on fact, the Speculative Documentary adds elements which are either an interpretation of actual events based on a combination of speculation and extrapolation from known science, or completely fictional. While a Speculative Documentary can also be [[MohsScaleOfScienceFictionHardness Hard SF]], a DocumentaryOfLies, or {{Mockumentary}}, the Speculative Documentary takes a very scientific approach to asking "what if" that differentiates it from other fiction. While [[MohsScaleOfScienceFictionHardness Hard Science Fiction]] places at least some importance on {{characters}}, {{plots}} and [[JustifiedTrope justifying]] [[SpeculativeFiction fantastical]] elements, and the Mockumentary uses a documentary style to tell a dramatic or comedic fictional story, the Speculative Documentary [[HandWave handwaves]] any [[SpeculativeFiction fantastical]] elements and downplays characters and plots to focus on implications and educating viewers about [[RealLife real]] science. Most dinosaur documentaries fall into this category, due to how little we know about their paleobiology.

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This genre openly combines elements of traditional documentaries with SpeculativeFiction. While the pure {{Documentary}} is entirely based on fact, the Speculative Documentary adds elements which are either an interpretation of actual events based on a combination of speculation and extrapolation from known science, or completely fictional. While a Speculative Documentary can also be [[MohsScaleOfScienceFictionHardness Hard SF]], a DocumentaryOfLies, or {{Mockumentary}}, the Speculative Documentary takes a very scientific approach to asking "what if" that differentiates it from other fiction. While [[MohsScaleOfScienceFictionHardness Hard Science Fiction]] Science-Fiction]] places at least some importance on {{characters}}, {{plots}} and [[JustifiedTrope justifying]] [[SpeculativeFiction fantastical]] elements, and the Mockumentary uses a documentary style to tell a dramatic or comedic fictional story, the Speculative Documentary [[HandWave handwaves]] any [[SpeculativeFiction fantastical]] elements and downplays characters and plots to focus on implications and educating viewers about [[RealLife real]] science. Most dinosaur documentaries fall into this category, due to how little we know about their paleobiology.






* Animal Planet's ''TheFutureIsWild'' TV series, created with feedback from Dixon. Something of an updated SpiritualSuccessor and AdaptationExpansion of ''After Man''.

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* Animal Planet's ''TheFutureIsWild'' ''Franchise/TheFutureIsWild'' TV series, created with feedback from Dixon. Something of an updated SpiritualSuccessor and AdaptationExpansion of ''After Man''.



** It was very imaginative and subversive for its time (when RubberForeheadAliens and [[CallARabbitASmeerp smeerps]] were still the norm in sci-fi). Like Dixon's ''AfterManAZoologyOfTheFuture'', it helped give birth to a lot of InspiredBy / InTheStyleOF projects over the years.

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** It was very imaginative and subversive for its time (when RubberForeheadAliens and [[CallARabbitASmeerp smeerps]] were still the norm in sci-fi). Like Dixon's ''AfterManAZoologyOfTheFuture'', ''Literature/AfterManAZoologyOfTheFuture'', it helped give birth to a lot of InspiredBy / InTheStyleOF projects over the years.
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