History Main / ZeeRust

21st Jul '17 11:03:37 PM Shaid
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* Historical Zeerust - Terry's friend is helping him study for a history test in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond''. She mentions "Come on. Clinton was the fun one, then came the boring one...", ignorant of the fact that the [[UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush next president]] would go on to be called many, many, ''many'' things, but boring was certainly not one of them. You can assume they believed Al Gore would be elected.

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* Historical Zeerust - Terry's friend is helping him study for a history test in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond''. She mentions "Come on. Clinton was the fun one, then came the boring one...", ignorant of the fact that the [[UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush next president]] would go on to be called many, many, ''many'' things, but boring was certainly not one of them. You can assume they believed Al Gore would be elected. Extra funny in hindsight, since Terry was able to list the presidents up to Clinton, meaning he ''just said'' Bush, then somehow forgot there was another Bush.
20th Jul '17 4:36:34 PM Naveek
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* The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Motors_Firebird General Motors Firebird]] concepts from TheFifties, none of which would look out of place in a Fallout game.

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* The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Motors_Firebird General Motors Firebird]] concepts from TheFifties, none of which would look out of place in a Fallout game. All four concepts have [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gas_turbine gas turbine]] engines and lots of fins, with some of them having conceptual guidance systems not unlike modern autonomous vehicle technology.
20th Jul '17 4:31:47 PM Naveek
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* The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Motors_Firebird General Motors Firebird]] concepts from TheFifties, none of which would look out of place in a Fallout game.
18th Jul '17 7:22:56 PM ChiliConQueso
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* Similarly, the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Eichler Eichler homes]] of the 1950s. These were seen as outdated, inefficient relics for over forty years before becoming the classic hot-rods of the mid-2000s house-flipping craze, with many receiving ultra-high-tech, million-dollar upgrades.

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* Similarly, the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Eichler Eichler homes]] of the 1950s. These were seen as outdated, inefficient relics for over forty years before becoming the classic hot-rods holy grail of the mid-2000s house-flipping craze, with many craze. They've since come to be viewed much like classic hot-rods, often receiving ultra-high-tech, million-dollar upgrades.
18th Jul '17 7:19:54 PM ChiliConQueso
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* Similarly, the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Eichler Eichler homes]] of the 1950s. These became the classic hot-rods of the mid-2000s house-flipping craze, with many receiving ultra-high-tech, million-dollar upgrades.

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* Similarly, the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Eichler Eichler homes]] of the 1950s. These became were seen as outdated, inefficient relics for over forty years before becoming the classic hot-rods of the mid-2000s house-flipping craze, with many receiving ultra-high-tech, million-dollar upgrades.
18th Jul '17 7:11:57 PM ChiliConQueso
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* Similarly, the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Eichler Eichler homes]] of the 1950s. These became the classic hot-rods of the mid-2000s house-flipping craze, with many receiving ultra-high-tech, million-dollar upgrades.
15th Jul '17 6:39:16 PM nombretomado
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* Parodied in SNK's ''VideoGame/MetalSlug'' series, which takes place in a near future in which nearly all "futuristic" tech is intentional Zeerust, such as [[MilitaryMashupMachine land battleships]] or [[RobotBuddy pulp robots]]. In a related note, almost all of the "contemporary" tech is inexplicably WorldWarII-era.

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* Parodied in SNK's ''VideoGame/MetalSlug'' series, which takes place in a near future in which nearly all "futuristic" tech is intentional Zeerust, such as [[MilitaryMashupMachine land battleships]] or [[RobotBuddy pulp robots]]. In a related note, almost all of the "contemporary" tech is inexplicably WorldWarII-era.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII-era.
14th Jul '17 2:42:20 AM AirofMystery
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* ''Franchise/StarWars'' features elements of this, but a lot of it is due to the UsedFuture setting, where technology is constantly breaking down and not working correctly. Technology seems to be entirely composed of sparking wire bundles, interfaces are all levers and flashy buttons, and holographic visual displays that are monochromatic and staticky. The prequels feature shinier and more streamlined technology, but the technology level stays about the same. At any rate, it ducks the whole zeerust discussion in the first place by stating that the story takes place "a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away." Thus, it's not the future and it's not our technology.

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'' features many elements of this, but a lot of it is due to being an unusual ([[SeinfeldIsUnfunny for the time]]) combination of RaygunGothic and UsedFuture setting, where technology aesthetics. Technology is constantly breaking down and not working correctly. Technology seems to be entirely composed correctly, bundles of sparking wire bundles, spark frequently, interfaces are all levers and flashy buttons, visual readouts are bright lines and enormous geometric shapes, and holographic visual displays that are monochromatic monochrome with crackling static. And in the very first movie, the [[MacGuffin plans for the]] [[BigDumbObject horrifying superweapon]] are on "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tape_drive#History data tapes]]" (although [[AluminumChristmasTrees tapes are still used for some specialised purposes]], and staticky. can store terabytes of data). The prequels prequels, [[GoldenAge set before]] TheEmpire forced the galaxy into a constant state of war and deprivation, [[RaygunGothic feature shinier and more streamlined technology, but technology]] with next to none of the technology level stays about the same. grit. At any rate, it ducks the whole zeerust Zeerust discussion in the first place by stating that the story takes place "a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away." Thus, it's not the future and it's not our technology.
12th Jul '17 9:45:50 PM danlansdowne
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** And for a combination of both, [[https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Boeing_747-217B_C-FCRA_CP_TOR_270775_edited-2.jpg CP Air]], the 60s rebrand of Canadian Pacific Air Lines.


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*** As of 2017, there have been no fewer than six attempts to make Pan Am a [[SubvertedTrope subversion]]. There's always a possibility that one of them will work.
9th Jul '17 10:56:14 AM SkaroManiac
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** Because of this, when the series was given a full {{Revival}} in 2017 the Futuristic Zone was the only one of the four to be completely redesigned from scratch (now adopting EverythingIsAnIPodInTheFuture) while the other three more or less used the same designs from the Nineties version.
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