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1st May '18 8:05:32 AM Synch
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Contrast ShinyLookingSpaceships, CrystalSpiresAndTogas.

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Contrast ShinyLookingSpaceships, CrystalSpiresAndTogas.
CrystalSpiresAndTogas, and EverythingIsAnIpodInTheFuture.
25th Apr '18 10:01:07 PM nombretomado
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* The {{Borderlands}} setting has advanced technology that includes teleportation devices, spaceships and sapient robots, but as [[EverythingTryingToKillYou the ecosystem of every planet seems hell bent in devouring everything in sight]] and there is no stable government anywhere, only [[MegaCorp Mega Corps]], rebel groups and bandits constantly fighting over every ressource or for domination, everything seems prematurely worn out in this chaotic mess of a setting.

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* The {{Borderlands}} ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'' setting has advanced technology that includes teleportation devices, spaceships and sapient robots, but as [[EverythingTryingToKillYou the ecosystem of every planet seems hell bent in devouring everything in sight]] and there is no stable government anywhere, only [[MegaCorp Mega Corps]], rebel groups and bandits constantly fighting over every ressource or for domination, everything seems prematurely worn out in this chaotic mess of a setting.
27th Mar '18 1:56:10 PM dvorak
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* ''The Sword'' outright has a song titled "Used Future". The AnimatedMusicVideo is a 16-bit RPG reminiscent of ''Fallout'' and ''Terminator,'' where the band members fight some evil robots in a post-apocalyptic desert

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* ''The Sword'' outright has a song titled "Used Future". The AnimatedMusicVideo is a 16-bit RPG reminiscent of ''Fallout'' and ''Terminator,'' where the band members fight some evil robots in a post-apocalyptic desert
desert.
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27th Mar '18 1:53:36 PM dvorak
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* ''The Sword'' outright has a song titled "Used Future". The AnimatedMusicVideo is a 16-bit RPG reminiscent of ''Fallout'' and ''Terminator,'' where the band members fight some evil robots in a post-apocalyptic desert
3rd Mar '18 7:01:41 PM Carnel
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** All the {{O|urOrcsAreDifferent}}rks' technology looks like scrapyard metal haphazardly bolted and welded together, but that's what it looked like ''new''.

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** All the {{O|urOrcsAreDifferent}}rks' technology looks like scrapyard metal haphazardly bolted and welded together, but that's what it looked like ''new''. The less commonly encountered Rak'gol take this a step further and their vessels usually boil down to whatever they could rivet around a nuclear reactor and successfully launch into space, with their technology often leaking radiation in doses lethal to humanity due to minimal maintenance.
26th Feb '18 2:17:09 PM JonBuck
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* While technically not the future, the Space Shuttle is still a very high tech and futuristic looking vehicle even by 2011 standards. Despite this however the Space Shuttles have apparently [[http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39872790/ns/technology_and_science-space/ gotten quite dirty and banged up over the past few years]].

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* While technically not the future, the Space Shuttle is Shuttles were still a very high tech and futuristic looking vehicle even by 2011 standards. vehicles during their lifetimes. Despite this however the Space Shuttles have apparently [[http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39872790/ns/technology_and_science-space/ gotten got quite dirty and banged up over the past few years]].up.]]
26th Feb '18 2:13:27 AM Cryoclaste
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* ''TachyonTheFringe'', both played straight and averted: the Bora rebels use large, heavy fighters that look like they've been put together with pieces of several ships and haphazardly patched up many times, while the [=GalSpan=] corporation has nimble, sleek fighters that look like they've just come out of the factory. The former is a mining guild which saw no need for dedicated warships (save for occasional pirate raids) until the [=GalSpan=] incursion, while the latter is the largest and most powerful MegaCorp in known space likely the only one able to field a StandardSciFiFleet. For game balance, Bora ships are slow, bulky things with thick hulls and powerful weapons (repurposed mining equipment). [=GalSpan=] ships are fast, maneuverable, but fairly weak in terms of hull strength and firepower. Also averted by [[SpacePolice Star Patrol]], whose Enforcer fighters are what happens when you take a [[Series/BabylonFive StarFury]], paint it white, and smooth out some of the lines.

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* ''TachyonTheFringe'', ''VideoGame/TachyonTheFringe'', both played straight and averted: the Bora rebels use large, heavy fighters that look like they've been put together with pieces of several ships and haphazardly patched up many times, while the [=GalSpan=] corporation has nimble, sleek fighters that look like they've just come out of the factory. The former is a mining guild which saw no need for dedicated warships (save for occasional pirate raids) until the [=GalSpan=] incursion, while the latter is the largest and most powerful MegaCorp in known space likely the only one able to field a StandardSciFiFleet. For game balance, Bora ships are slow, bulky things with thick hulls and powerful weapons (repurposed mining equipment). [=GalSpan=] ships are fast, maneuverable, but fairly weak in terms of hull strength and firepower. Also averted by [[SpacePolice Star Patrol]], whose Enforcer fighters are what happens when you take a [[Series/BabylonFive StarFury]], paint it white, and smooth out some of the lines.
10th Feb '18 5:20:07 AM nighttrainfm
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** The series dips in and out of this, although it's extremely soft sci-fi with a handful of exceptions. In "The Long Game", the worn look of everything is actually the point, as TheConspiracy has keeping human culture and technology stagnant for years. Averted by the shiny Mars base in "The Waters of Mars", though that makes sense, since it's a fairly recent outpost with a tiny population.

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** The series dips in and out of this, although it's extremely soft sci-fi with a handful of exceptions. In "The Long Game", the worn look of everything is actually the point, as TheConspiracy has keeping kept human culture and technology stagnant for years. Averted by the shiny Mars base in "The Waters of Mars", though that makes sense, since it's a fairly recent outpost with a tiny population.
10th Feb '18 5:17:19 AM nighttrainfm
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* The new ''Series/DoctorWho'', although it's extremely soft sci-fi. In "The Long Game", the worn look is actually the point. Averted by the shiny Mars base in "The Waters of Mars", though that makes sense, since it's a fairly recent outpost with a tiny population.
** The TARDIS is practically the embodiment of this trope. It's a clapped out old relic locked into one appearance, the last of a model which was junked by its creators centuries ago, and which is in places held together with paper clips and hope. Nevertheless, it still manages to be the most powerful ship in the universe.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
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The new ''Series/DoctorWho'', series dips in and out of this, although it's extremely soft sci-fi. sci-fi with a handful of exceptions. In "The Long Game", the worn look of everything is actually the point.point, as TheConspiracy has keeping human culture and technology stagnant for years. Averted by the shiny Mars base in "The Waters of Mars", though that makes sense, since it's a fairly recent outpost with a tiny population.
** The TARDIS is practically the embodiment of this trope. It's a clapped out clapped-out old relic locked into one appearance, the last of a model which was junked by its creators centuries ago, and which is in places held together with paper clips and hope. Nevertheless, it still manages to be the most powerful ship in the universe.
26th Jan '18 11:02:17 AM IdumeanPatriot
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* Justified in ''Literature/{{Victoria}}'', given the story's borderline post-apocalyptic setting. Even after the economy begins to recover and technology advances again, people prefer sturdy goods and tools that last, and/or can be repaired, over shiny gadgets and planned-obsolescence consumerist items.
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