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2nd Dec '16 5:43:47 AM Morgenthaler
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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.
18th May '16 12:35:57 AM Morgenthaler
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-->-- '''Dougal Dixon''', ''[[AfterManAZoologyOfTheFuture After Man, A Zoology of the Future]]'', Author's Introduction

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-->-- '''Dougal Dixon''', ''[[AfterManAZoologyOfTheFuture After Man, A Zoology of the Future]]'', ''Literature/AfterManAZoologyOfTheFuture'', Author's Introduction
10th Apr '16 12:37:11 PM Sharlee
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* ''The World Of Kong: A Natural History Of Skull Island'' is an illustrated coffee-table book released as a follow up to ''Film/KingKong2005''. It's ostensibly a compilation of discoveries by several research expeditions that took place in the wake of Kong's demise, before the island sank into the ocean and its LostWorld ecosystem vanished forever.
1st Apr '16 7:19:28 PM transhamlet
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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 them as a species.

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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 them as a species.
their paleobiology.
14th Sep '15 3:47:14 PM Midna
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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.

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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.
science. Most dinosaur documentaries fall into this category, due to how little we know about them as a species.
29th Jul '15 1:54:06 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''DeadliestWarrior,'' a show that uses SCIENCE! to figure out who would win in a fight between ancient or modern warriors who would never normally meet on the battlefield.

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* ''DeadliestWarrior,'' ''Series/DeadliestWarrior,'' a show that uses SCIENCE! to figure out who would win in a fight between ancient or modern warriors who would never normally meet on the battlefield.



* ''PlanetDinosaur''

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* ''PlanetDinosaur''''Series/PlanetDinosaur''



* ''WalkingWithDinosaurs'' and its various sequels, spinoffs, etc.
* ''WhenDinosaursRoamedAmerica''

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* ''WalkingWithDinosaurs'' ''Series/WalkingWithDinosaurs'' and its various sequels, spinoffs, etc.
* ''WhenDinosaursRoamedAmerica''''WesternAnimation/WhenDinosaursRoamedAmerica''



* ''AfterManAZoologyOfTheFuture'' (1981) by Scottish paleontologist and geologist [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dougal_Dixon Dougal Dixon]]

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* ''AfterManAZoologyOfTheFuture'' ''Literature/AfterManAZoologyOfTheFuture'' (1981) by Scottish paleontologist and geologist [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dougal_Dixon Dougal Dixon]]
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