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11th Apr '18 5:46:59 PM ANTMuddle
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%%* With the creation of "Lisa" being the cornerstone, ''Film/WeirdScience'' was naturally about this trope. Inversion of the TropeNamer.
17th Mar '18 1:57:40 PM chopshop
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* ''ComicBook/AtomicRobo'' is an AffectionateParody of the genre, with the FlatEarthAtheist protagonist [[LampshadeHanging frequently pointing out]] the HollywoodScience.
* ''ComicBook/BlackScience'' is a GenreDeconstruction of this, playing many of itís conventions for drama and horror. It takes particular influence from shows like ''Series/LostInSpace'', complete with a Dr. Smith {{Expy}}.


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** The ''TabletopGame/{{Eberron}}'' setting takes influence from this, in contrast to the HighFantasy style of most DND settings.
8th Dec '17 10:33:14 AM WaterBlap
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* TheFinalFrontier
6th Dec '17 1:36:42 PM Malady
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2nd Nov '17 9:36:54 PM PaulA
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''Astounding Science Fiction'' (later ''Magazine/{{Analog}}''), ''Unknown'' (also known as ''Unknown Worlds''), and ''Galaxy'' published generally high quality fiction. ''Magazine/AmazingStories'', ''Weird Tales'' and ''Startling Stories'' and others occupied the middle strata while ''Captain Future'', ''Planet Stories'' and many, many others published the more shamelessly trashy material. (''Unknown'' and ''Weird Tales'' actually published mostly fantasy and horror, though individual ScienceFiction stories and elements would get incorporated in the stories too.) They specialized in imaginative stories of ScienceFiction, with the less highbrow magazines in particular having a good deal more "Boys Own Adventure" flair. The actual name ''Weird Science'' comes from EC Comics ComicBook, which tended to use the KarmicTwistEnding or, more rarely, the CruelTwistEnding. (EC also published ''Weird Fantasy'', actually another ScienceFiction comic, and merged the two titles later.)

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''Astounding Science Fiction'' (later ''Magazine/{{Analog}}''), ''Unknown'' (also known as ''Unknown Worlds''), and ''Galaxy'' published generally high quality fiction. ''Magazine/AmazingStories'', ''Weird Tales'' ''Magazine/WeirdTales'' and ''Startling Stories'' and others occupied the middle strata while ''Captain Future'', ''Planet Stories'' and many, many others published the more shamelessly trashy material. (''Unknown'' and ''Weird Tales'' actually published mostly fantasy and horror, though individual ScienceFiction stories and elements would get incorporated in the stories too.) They specialized in imaginative stories of ScienceFiction, with the less highbrow magazines in particular having a good deal more "Boys Own Adventure" flair. The actual name ''Weird Science'' comes from EC Comics ComicBook, which tended to use the KarmicTwistEnding or, more rarely, the CruelTwistEnding. (EC also published ''Weird Fantasy'', actually another ScienceFiction comic, and merged the two titles later.)
8th Oct '17 12:01:11 AM FGHIK
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* ''ForScience!''

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1st Oct '17 9:27:27 AM nombretomado
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* {{Fenspace}} basically runs on this trope.

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* {{Fenspace}} Website/{{Fenspace}} basically runs on this trope.
10th Dec '16 6:39:38 PM nombretomado
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** Odd example, ConanTheBarbarian encounters a lost civilization in "Shadows of Xuthal" which has radium lighting and an elixir that both prolonged life and healed just about any wound or injury that wasn't immediately fatal.
* Literature/{{Tarzan}} sometimes encoutered lost civilizations that used this.

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** Odd example, ConanTheBarbarian Literature/ConanTheBarbarian encounters a lost civilization in "Shadows of Xuthal" which has radium lighting and an elixir that both prolonged life and healed just about any wound or injury that wasn't immediately fatal.
* Literature/{{Tarzan}} sometimes encoutered encountered lost civilizations that used this.
7th Dec '16 5:41:57 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* ''Film/{{Stargate}}'': the movie had a lot to do with this trope, as does the [[Franchise/StargateVerse series]]'.

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* ''Film/{{Stargate}}'': the movie had a lot to do with this trope, as does the [[Franchise/StargateVerse series]]'.series]].
21st Oct '16 1:17:42 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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Note also that Weird Science is not the same as HollywoodScience; the former throws realism to the wind in order to create spectacle whereas the latter comes from not bothering to get things right that could have been. They often have similar effects, but different causes; Weird Science springs from RuleOfCool, whereas HollywoodScience grows from [[TheyJustDidntCare poor research.]] (The extreme case, most often found in comedy, is ItRunsOnNonsensoleum.)

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Note also that Weird Science is not the same as HollywoodScience; the former throws realism to the wind in order to create spectacle whereas the latter comes from not bothering to get things right that could have been. They often have similar effects, but different causes; Weird Science springs from RuleOfCool, whereas HollywoodScience grows from [[TheyJustDidntCare poor research.]] research. (The extreme case, most often found in comedy, is ItRunsOnNonsensoleum.)
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