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4th Dec '16 2:04:53 PM Zwazo57
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* In "Film/FileUnderMiscellaneous", the setting is an extremely dirty urban area.
25th Oct '16 8:30:31 PM nombretomado
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* Main/GerryAnderson shows, from puppets to live-action, loved this trope. Virtually every building and vehicle exterior would feature some variant of rust, paint chipping, burn marks, lubricant stains, dirt streaks and mismatched panels. Although the ''interiors'' were usually fairly pristine.

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* Main/GerryAnderson Creator/GerryAnderson shows, from puppets to live-action, loved this trope. Virtually every building and vehicle exterior would feature some variant of rust, paint chipping, burn marks, lubricant stains, dirt streaks and mismatched panels. Although the ''interiors'' were usually fairly pristine.
12th Oct '16 11:12:10 PM CH4S
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*** [[FunnyAneurysmMoment Two of them didn't.]] Reportedly some expert warned NASA that the chances of a shuttle being destroyed in flight were 1 in 50. There were 135 flights, and 2 shuttles destroyed with all crew lost.

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*** [[FunnyAneurysmMoment Two of them didn't.]] Reportedly some expert warned NASA that the chances of a shuttle being destroyed in flight were 1 in 50.50 [[note]] This "some expert" was none other than [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Feynman Richard Feynman]], while NASA engineers estimated the potential failure rate of the Space Shuttle at 1 in 200, and {{executive meddling}} from [[ObstructiveBureaucrat NASA administrators]] led to a publicized failure rate estimate of 1 in 100,000. [[/note]]. There were 135 flights, and 2 shuttles destroyed with all crew lost.
17th Aug '16 8:40:28 AM Jhonny
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* UsefulNotes/HighSpeedRail is full of this: sleek fast trains in colors like white or silver sure look like the future in advertisements, but what pulls into the station often looks like it could use a wash and there are perceivable dents in the roof. The inside is usually much cleaner, but still.
3rd Aug '16 7:04:40 AM CaptEquinox
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Don't worry, she'll hold together!.... [--you hear me, baby, hold together.--]
5th Jul '16 6:21:01 AM ChronoLegion
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* The Traveler ships from ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' are jury-rigged to hell, the result of having to keep them going for decades on anything that comes to hand. They're still pretty badass though, given that just one of these manages to beat 3 rogue Asgard ships and then save the ''Daedalus''.

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* The Traveler ships from ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' are jury-rigged to hell, the result of having to keep them going for decades on anything that comes to hand. They're still pretty badass though, given that just one of these manages to beat 3 rogue Asgard ships and then save the ''Daedalus''. That said, Vanir (the Pegasus Asgard) ships themselves are a far cry from the shiny and sleek ship built by the Ida Asgard. Justified due to their far more limited resources and the fact that their original ships (the ones they used to come to Pegasus) were all destroyed by the Wraith.
25th Jun '16 11:23:07 AM nombretomado
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* ''AHDotComTheSeries'', thanks to the ship being a battered old ex-battleship kept running by a fraction of its proper crew.

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* ''AHDotComTheSeries'', ''Script/AHDotComTheSeries'', thanks to the ship being a battered old ex-battleship kept running by a fraction of its proper crew.
23rd Jun '16 8:36:08 PM nombretomado
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* OlderThanRadio: Creator/HGWells' ''TheTimeMachine''. When the Time Traveller visits the distant future, everything is older than the dust that covers it and the inhabitants make use of the technology only out of habit or instinct.

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* OlderThanRadio: Creator/HGWells' ''TheTimeMachine''.''Literature/TheTimeMachine''. When the Time Traveller visits the distant future, everything is older than the dust that covers it and the inhabitants make use of the technology only out of habit or instinct.
7th Jun '16 2:35:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* Asimov's ''{{Foundation}}'' series. After the fall of the Galactic Empire, various factions use the remnants of the technology to live as best they can. This ranges from wealthy technicians maintaining machines they can no longer understand to agrarian societies who mine the vast abandoned cities for ready-made steel.

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* Asimov's ''{{Foundation}}'' ''Literature/{{Foundation}}'' series. After the fall of the Galactic Empire, various factions use the remnants of the technology to live as best they can. This ranges from wealthy technicians maintaining machines they can no longer understand to agrarian societies who mine the vast abandoned cities for ready-made steel.



* In MichaelFlynn's ''[[Literature/SpiralArm The January Dancer]]'', the ''New Angeles'' finds the artifact because it broke down and they had to mine on an uninhabited planet just to repair it.

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* In MichaelFlynn's Creator/MichaelFlynn's ''[[Literature/SpiralArm The January Dancer]]'', the ''New Angeles'' finds the artifact because it broke down and they had to mine on an uninhabited planet just to repair it.
21st Apr '16 1:48:00 PM erforce
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* Every future sequence in the ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' franchise, with ''Salvation'' being an entire movie of this. Of course, it helps that the future the movies feature is [[AfterTheEnd set after a major nuclear holocaust]].

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* Every future sequence in the ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' franchise, with ''Salvation'' ''Film/TerminatorSalvation'' being an entire movie of this. Of course, it helps that the future the movies feature is [[AfterTheEnd set after a major nuclear holocaust]].
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