History Series / AlienNation

22nd Nov '17 1:40:51 AM arisboch
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* TitleDrop: When a Tenctonese stole an Overseer mind control gas, she said that "With this I can control an ''alien nation''."

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* TitleDrop: When a Tenctonese stole an Overseer mind control gas, she said that "With this "with this, I can control an ''alien nation''."
14th Nov '17 10:52:16 PM Michael
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* MenCantKeepHouse: Tenctonese drink sour milk to become intoxicated. Matt doesn't have to modify his behaviour to have some in stock for his partner.
27th Aug '17 12:52:09 PM arisboch
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* EvilDetectingBaby: Vessna starts to cry when she's near Ahpossno, and she's right about that, since he's an Overseer scout send out to find the ca. quarter-million wayward Tenctonese and wouldn't say no to a coupla millions of humans as slaves, either.

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* EvilDetectingBaby: Vessna starts to cry when she's near Ahpossno, and she's right about that, since he's an Overseer scout send out to find the ca. quarter-million wayward Tenctonese and wouldn't say no to a coupla millions billions of humans as slaves, either.
27th Jan '17 4:18:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* DifferentStatesOfAmerica: Apart from the backstory of aliens crashing on Earth, the United States is one where Puerto Rico became a state and the Equal Rights Amendment managed to pass.
11th Nov '16 5:43:58 PM Harem-author
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* DrunkOnMilk: The trope codifier. Tectonese get drunk on sour milk (which is lactic acid), but not on alcohol, of any kind.
19th Aug '16 2:03:23 PM Morgenthaler
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* EasterEgg: Perps or witnesses in the background of the police station were usually {{Exp|y}}ies for famous people. For instance, around minute 38 in the Udara Legacy, you see [[RayCharles a black man in a tuxedo wearing sunglasses, being lead by the hand to a chair.]]

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* EasterEgg: Perps or witnesses in the background of the police station were usually {{Exp|y}}ies for famous people. For instance, around minute 38 in the Udara Legacy, you see [[RayCharles [[Music/RayCharles a black man in a tuxedo wearing sunglasses, being lead by the hand to a chair.]]
28th Jun '16 1:19:22 PM Someoneman
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* ShamingTheMob: In the pilot, when a group of 'concerned parents' tries to keep Emily out of her school, Sikes lets them all have it. This may be one of the first times Sikes himself treats a Newcomer with any respect, but he does have limits.
** The video is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0tqK8DDjGU here.]] Following the verbal smackdown, Sikes asks them all, "Aren't you ashamed of yourselves? Aren't you?" [[spoiler: A black protester, of age to have seen racial integration of public schools first hand, can't answer.]]
*** Doubles as a CrowningMomentOfAwesome.

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* ShamingTheMob: In the pilot, when a group of 'concerned parents' tries to keep Emily out of her school, Sikes lets them all have it. This may be one of the first times Sikes himself treats a Newcomer with any respect, but he does have limits.
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limits. The video is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0tqK8DDjGU here.]] Following the verbal smackdown, Sikes asks them all, "Aren't you ashamed of yourselves? Aren't you?" [[spoiler: A black protester, of age to have seen racial integration of public schools first hand, can't answer.]]
*** Doubles as a CrowningMomentOfAwesome.
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1st Jun '16 7:17:05 AM Greenygal
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* MulticulturalAlienPlanet: The Tenctonese don't have a single all-encompassing culture. In an early episode, for example, Matthew Sikes is initially shocked to discover that his alien neighbor Kathy follows a different religion than that followed by his alien partner George (and George's family), even asking, "You guys have more than one religion?" To the credit of both the character and the writers, Sikes '''''immediately''''' lampshades how ridiculous that question is by saying, "Wait a second, of course you do. Why wouldn't you?"

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* MulticulturalAlienPlanet: The Tenctonese don't have a single all-encompassing culture. In an early episode, for example, Matthew Sikes is initially shocked to discover that his alien neighbor Kathy Cathy follows a different religion than that followed by his alien partner George (and George's family), even asking, "You guys have more than one religion?" To the credit of both the character and the writers, Sikes '''''immediately''''' lampshades how ridiculous that question is by saying, "Wait a second, of course you do. Why wouldn't you?"



* RussianRoulette: Tenconese style (George explicitly referred to RussianRoulette, when he described the "game"). In episode 10, they reveal a gruesome "game" from the time of slavery: Two Tenctonese sit at opposite and of a rotating machine, that either sprays normal water... Or salt water (like hydrochloric acid to Tenctonese).

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* RussianRoulette: Tenconese Tenctonese style (George explicitly referred to RussianRoulette, when he described the "game"). In episode 10, they reveal a gruesome "game" from the time of slavery: Two Tenctonese sit at opposite and of a rotating machine, that either sprays normal water... Or salt water (like hydrochloric acid to Tenctonese).
1st Jun '16 3:25:19 AM Divra
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* GoodCopBadCop: George Francisco and Matt Sikes, respectively. But hilariously reversed in 'Contact' against an Anti-Newcomer suspect.

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* GoodCopBadCop: George Francisco and Matt Sikes, respectively. But hilariously reversed in 'Contact' against an Anti-Newcomer suspect. However, they deliberately play up this dynamic during interrogations; when interrogating a human, Matt is Good and George is Bad, when interrogating Tenctonese, George is Good and Matt is bad, and when interrogating Purists, Matt is Bad and George is AxCrazy.
28th May '16 4:48:27 PM frisco
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* AlienCatnip: The Newcomers get drunk on sour milk.
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