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->''The future was a chrome-trimmed triangular window in the front of dad's car, and it had its own knob to open it up. The future was a hamburger under a light fixture that looked like an atom. The future was going to be awesome.''
-->-- '''James Lileks''', ''The Bleat'', [[http://www.lileks.com/bleats/archive/08/1008/103108.html October 31, 2008]]

''"Welcome to '''[-THE WORLD OF TOMORROW!-]'''"''

Raygun Gothic is a ubiquitous aesthetic of early- and mid-20th century ScienceFiction, roughly from ''Film/{{Metropolis}}'' to ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries.'' Raygun Gothic architecture is modeled after ArtDeco, Streamline Moderne, and/or Populuxe (aka Googie). Everything is slick and streamlined, with geometric shapes and clean parallel lines constructed of shiny metal and glass, lit prominently by neon. Sweeping curves, parabolas, and acute angles are used to suggest movement -- movement into TheFuture.

And of course, [[AppliedPhlebotinum futuristic fancy-pants technology]] [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment of the future]] is ubiquitous. {{Ray Gun}}s, [[RocketBoots jet packs]], {{flying car}}s, {{Video Phone}}s, SpaceClothes, atomic-powered everything, cigar-shaped {{Retro Rocket}}s and other ShinyLookingSpaceships, and "electronic brains" capable of calculating complex equations in ''mere minutes'', all decorated with [[CowTools little blinking lights that don't really serve any purpose (but they sure look futuristic!)]].

This is the bright, optimistic vision of TheFuture that, until sometime in the mid-[[TheSixties 1960s]], the Western world believed was just around the corner. Our [[IWantMyJetpack failure to make these dreams a reality]] means that works featuring Raygun Gothic are highly prone to {{Zeerust}}. Retro-Futurism is a GenreThrowback to this vision. Stick "Atomic Power" logos on everything, (as well as perhaps slide the scale a bit to the [[SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism "cynical"]] side) and you've got '''Atom Punk'''.

The MadScientistLaboratory and [[ShinyLookingSpaceships Spaceship]] are among the most commonly used locations in a Raygun Gothic setting. The most commonly used monsters tend to be [[NuclearNasty nuclear mutants]] and [[AlienTropes aliens in general]].

The only thing that could possibly look more futuristic is CrystalSpiresAndTogas. See also {{Zeerust}}, WeirdScience, and RetroRocket. Contrast with DieselPunk, UsedFuture, and EverythingIsAnIpodInTheFuture.

Not to be confused with ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', which is just [[GothicHorror Gothic]] with [[RayGun rayguns]].
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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* ''GiantRobo'': Although the OAV was produced in the early 90s, it retains the look and feel of the 60s manga it was based on.
* ''ProjectBlueEarthSOS''
* ''SoraWoKakeruShoujo'' definitely has a Raygun Gothic feel.
* ''{{Cyborg 009}}'' has shades of this, mainly in the Cyborgs' uniforms and their rayguns.
* ''Anime/AstroBoy'': Is the one of the first animes to use this aesthetic.
* ''Anime/SpaceDandy'' is a humorous send-up to this era of sci-fi.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ComicBook/{{Zot}}, who lives in the far-flung future year of 1965. Note that ''Zot!'' began publication in ''[[{{Retraux}} 1984]]''.
* Several [[TheDCU DC Comics]] characters who live in between the present era and the CrystalSpiresAndTogas era of the Comicbook/{{Legion Of Super-Heroes}}, including Tommy Tomorrow and the Planeteers, the Knights of the Galaxy, Ultra the Multi-Alien, Space Ranger, and Space Cabbie. AdamStrange does this in present time.
** Adam Strange appeared in some Comicbook/{{Starman}} comics and fit in very well because the title already had a certain Raygun Gothic aesthetic.
* WarrenEllis's ''IgnitionCity''.
* ''ComicStrip/DanDare''.
* Weird Science by ECComics had a lot of streamlined rocketships and cool futuristic tech, espacially Wally Wood's work.
* Flashbacks to Krypton in the ''{{Superman}}'' comics from the GoldenAge through most of the BronzeAge maintained this look.
* The SilverAge ComicBook/FantasticFour stories often have several RayGunGothic elements.
* [[http://d1466nnw0ex81e.cloudfront.net/iss/400w/182/191821/875461.jpg This cover]] of ''ComicBook/KatyKeene'' shows her wearing sci-fi themed outfits, the middle one even having a green ShowgirlSkirt.
* ''TheLeagueOfExtraordinaryGentlemen'' takes place in a parallel universe where all fiction is true, so the aesthetics of the world shift in every time period to match the aesthetics of that time period's pop culture. Appropriately, the first two volumes (which take place in the late Victorian era) have a pronounced {{Steampunk}} vibe, whereas the standalone graphic novel ''The Black Dossier'' (which shifts the action to the 1950s) changes this to RaygunGothic.
* ''Comicbook/MagnusRobotFighter,'' both the SilverAge original and (at least in the beginning) the [[DarkAge 1990's revival.]] More recent revivals have averted this.
* Mike Baron and Steve Rude's ''[[{{Comicbook/Nexus}} Nexus.]]''
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* Spoofed and homaged in ''Plan 7 of 9 from Outer Space'' with [[StarTrekVoyager Captain Proton]] tracking down a Tesla doomsday device in the far-flung future of 2009 with its jetpacks, flying cars, domed cities and vast electronic superbrains, not to mention inconceivable marvels like mobile telephones, interstate highways, automatic sliding doors, artificial satellites, and weapons of mass destruction.
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[[folder:Film]]
* Too many '50s sci-fi movies to list.
* Creator/FritzLang's ''Film/{{Metropolis}}'' may be the UrExample.
* ''BuckRogers''
* ''Film/TheFifthElement'' is a weird fusion of this trope and CyberPunk.
* Used in the ''StarWars'' prequel trilogy: The Naboo space fleet and the architecture of Coruscant are modeled after this, while the Republic space fleet morphs over time into the blocky, UsedFuture Imperial fleet.
* The Necromonger fleet from ''Film/TheChroniclesOfRiddick'' is a much darker interpretation of this aesthetic.
* ''Franchise/StarTrek'' was always very much this way, although [[Film/StarTrek the new movie]] combines it with the aesthetics [[EverythingIsAnIpodInTheFuture of an iPod]] and looks every bit as cool as that implies.
* ''Film/MenInBlack'' had the same idea as the above example interestingly just a few years before the [=iPod=] was even developed. It could be justified in that the [[TheMenInBlack MiB]] was formed in the mid-1950s in which this aesthetic was in at the time.
* ''Film/RobotMonster''.
* Anton Furst's designs for Gotham City for the 1989 ''Film/{{Batman}}'' film have some elements of this.
* Like the source material, the ''Film/FlashGordon'' movie is full of this. Of note is that the CoolAirship ''Ajax'' is referred to by the delightfully old-timey title of "war rocket".
** Just as ''Star Trek'': ''[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries The Original Series]]'' was one of the last unselfconscious uses of this trope, this film is one of the first entirely conscious uses of it. (Also note that the Zharkov's rocket, built on Earth, does NOT invoke this trope, at least in comparison to the ships of Mongo.)
* ''{{Zathura}}'' takes place in more or less present day, but the magical board game of the same name is most definitely Raygun Gothic.
* ''Film/ForbiddenPlanet''.
* ''Film/SkyCaptainAndTheWorldOfTomorrow'' is a funny corner case. It's set in an alternate-universe version of the 1930's, so it's often cited as an example of DieselPunk, but the aesthetics and optimistic worldview are much closer to Raygun Gothic.
* The villains in ''Film/JMenForever'' are all about this, especially the Lightning Bug baby!
* ''Film/BedtimeStories'': The final story Skeeter and the kids make up together is set in a futuristic space arena very much adhering to this trope
* The Martians from ''Film/MarsAttacks'' seem to covet this style.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* The TropeNamer, William Gibson's "The Gernsback Continuum", is about a freelance photographer hired to take pictures of buildings inspired by this aesthetic, who either slowly finds himself being sucked into an alternate timeline where it was all {{Canon}} or is [[UnreliableNarrator hallucinating the whole thing.]]
* Gibson's story refers to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugo_Gernsback Hugo Gernsback]], the "Father of Science Fiction," who founded the first science fiction magazine, created science fiction fandom (by encouraging readers who wrote to him to interact with each other directly), wrote very early examples of the genre, such as ''Ralph 124C 41+'', and ''[[TropeNamer coined the term]] "[[ScienceFiction Scientifiction]]."''
* Gernsback's ''Magazine/AmazingStories'', Creator/JohnWCampbell's ''AstoundingScienceFiction'', and other classic pulp SpeculativeFiction magazines.
* The cover art of many of the ''TomSwift'' novels.
* Literature/{{Lensman}}. In fact, the bulk of E.E. "Doc" Smith's better-known work is this. Although his early works had their first origins as early as 1917, Smith continued writing into the mid 1960s (he died in 1965), by which time men ''had'' travelled in space, and his writing takes on a somewhat different focus and flavour after the first manned flights.
* Most of the Creator/RobertAHeinlein juveniles.
* Larry Doyle's ''GoMutants!'' is a parody of this.
* E3 in Ian [=McDonald=]'s ''Planesrunner'' is an Alternate History that combines aspects of this trope and SteamPunk. Zeppelins are the main form of air transport but their bags are woven of carbon nanofibers. The main motive power is coal powered (because there's no oil in this world) electric motors, which were invented before the steam engine. Their computers are of the vacuum tube and punch card variety. There's radio but no TV, but they use monofilament wire.
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]

* Pick a GerryAnderson TV show, any Gerry Anderson TV show. ''Thunderbirds'', ''Stingray'', ''Captain Scarlet'', ''Fireball XL5''...
* Any SpaceCadet show aired in the 50's, from Tom Corbett to Series/CaptainVideo.
* ''Star Trek'' [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries The Original Series]], the last unselfconscious example. Subsequent visual media followed the leads of ''[[TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey 2001: A Space Odyssey]]'' and the RealLife [[UsefulNotes/{{NASA}} space program]].
* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'''s ShowWithinAShow ''Captain Proton'' is a parody, modeled after ''[[Film/FlashGordonSerial Flash Gordon]]''.
* The alien message decoded in the final episode of ''Series/DarkSkies'' had elements of this, presumably as a nostalgic in-joke, since the rest of the series's aesthetics and mythology were much more modern ''[[Series/TheXFiles X-Files]]''-inspired sci-fi.
* On ''TheFlash'', 1950s villain the Ghost adheres to this motif, and is rather dismayed to find that 1990 isn't like this when he awakens from [[HumanPopsicle cryogenic sleep]].
* ''Series/DoctorWho'', especially in its earlier seasons (as they were made in the early 1960s). This particularly leads to ZeerustCanon, as the look of the inside of the TARDIS (particularly the a big hexagonal console with a glass column that comes up and down) and the Daleks (very ArtDeco, but with plungers) can only really be changed so much before they don't look like they're supposed to any more. It should also be noted that during the early Sixties, there was an obsession with hemispheres as being futuristic (similar to the modern-day HighTechHexagons aesthetic) which helps to explain the round things on the TARDIS walls and the weird little orbs on the Dalek armour, all of which would cause fan despair if it were removed. This aesthetic carried on showing up as late as the early 70s thanks to the show's NoBudget nature - the original Sonic Screwdriver as used by the Third Doctor was actually an unused prop from ''Series/{{Thunderbirds}}'' (which began in 1965) and hence looks [[FashionDissonance 60s as heck]]. While the new series modernised everything as much as possible - starting off during the Ninth Doctor's tenure with a semi-organic, {{Steampunk}} influenced TARDIS interior and weighty-looking, almost industrial Daleks - the sonic screwdrivers are still knowingly designed to follow this aesthetic, perhaps because in the Ninth Doctor's tenure it's revealed that the screwdriver is laughably low-quality, dated technology.
** Other things that deserve mentions - the Dalek warships are the most cheesily stereotypical FlyingSaucer things ever, designed as they were for the 1950s-BMovie-influenced "The Dalek [[AlienInvasion Invasion of Earth]]". They were redesigned with a 00s-SF UsedFuture paint job in the new series, but kept the original basic shape, the contrast between the two visual styles coming off as rather silly.
** The Thals in "The Daleks" favour these kinds of SpaceClothes even though they live in a low-tech farming society AfterTheEnd.
** "The Robots of Death" uses this as an intentional homage to the 1920s and 30s science fiction the story is based on, with the sets, robots and human costumes all fitting a distinctive Art Deco aesthetic.
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[[folder:Music]]
* DoctorSteel plays with this aesthetic in his music and interactive Fandom community.
* Music/{{Stereolab}} played "Space Age Bachelor Pad Music".
** The phrase was applied (probably before Stereolab) to the distinctive lounge musical stylings of Juan García Esquivel. [[note]]Not during Esquivel's heyday of the early {{Sixties}}, but in a 1994 compilation album called "Space Age Bachelor Pad Music".[[/note]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NglD0H-cps Have a listen.]]
* "IGY," the first track on [[SteelyDan Donald Fagen's]] 1982 album ''The Nightfly'', is pretty much this trope in a nutshell. He describes a world where there's a [[CoolTrain train running undersea]] from New York to Paris every 90 minutes, everyone gets their own [[SpaceClothes Spandex jacket]], [[WeatherControlMachine weather is controlled]] and solar power is plentiful - and it's all run by computers [[TheComputerIsYourFriend programmed "with compassion and vision."]] The liner notes describe the album as "certain fantasies that might have been entertained by a young man growing up [...] during the late fifties and early sixties, i.e., one of my general height, weight and build."
** The title is a reference to the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Geophysical_Year International Geophysical Year]], a scientific event in 1957-8 that was the USSR's excuse to launch Sputnik into space, thus kicking off the "rocket age" for real.
* {{Lights}}' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7_ucPlzaiA Drive My Soul]] video.
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[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* ''ComicStrip/FlashGordon'', of course.
** Which, in turn, was inspired by ''BuckRogers''.
* In ''CalvinAndHobbes'', Calvin's daydreams of Spaceman Spiff, interplanetary explorer extraordinaire. He wears SpaceClothes, carries a RayGun, and jets about in a flying saucer with a bubble cockpit and tail fins.
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[[folder:Pinball]]
* Some of the elements in ''Pinball/TheTwilightZone'' are reminiscent of this, particularly the rocket.
* This is the predominant aesthetic of ''Pinball/ThePartyZone'', which includes {{Retro Rocket}}s and attractive young women flying around with {{jet pack}}s and fishbowl space helmets.
* ''Pinball/TimeMachineZaccaria'' uses this to represent the Future, with massive silver towers and women wearing skin-tight Space Clothes.
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[[folder:Radio]]
* ''BigFinishDoctorWho'''s recurring SpacePirates, the Rocket Men, were based around this {{Zeerust}}y aesthetic - they show up in pulp-{{Pastiche}} stories (a PlanetaryRomance about an alien ecosystem and a SpaceWestern) and wear leather suits, art-deco-style helmets, and {{Jetpack}}s.
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* Several ''{{GURPS}}'' supplements covered how to create games with a Raygun Gothic flavor:
** ''{{GURPS}} Alternate Earths'' explored the alternate history of Gernsback, which was 1930's science fiction stories come to life.
** ''{{GURPS}} Tales of the Solar Patrol'' is a more fleshed out version of the concept, set in a universe consciously modeled after Flash Gordon and 50's era Young Adult science fiction stories.
** ''{{GURPS}} Atomic Horror'' covered similar material as ''Solar Patrol'', but focused more on the dark side - the stuff covered by 50's B movies such as giant insects, blobs, flying saucers, and so forth.
* One of the styles used by {{Mad Scientist}}s in ''TabletopGame/GeniusTheTransgression''.
* Many, ''many'' [[TabletopGame/MageTheAscension Sons of Ether]] made use of this aesthetic, their greatest triumph being their alternate dimensional laboratory city - and perfect example of this trope - the Gernsback Continuum. Occasionally an eccentric Technocrat, usually a Void Engineer, would do something similar, particularly if they'd been around for a while.
* ''Spaceship Zero'' featured a retro-Space Opera setting where, for instance, there was no miniaturization, and bigger computers were always better. Partially deconstructed as well, as there were definite indications that underneath all that chrome was a decent amount of grit, causing one reviewer to refer to it as "pulp--with bathrooms."
* ''Realms of Mars'' from Exile Game Studio promises to be this for sword and planet, much as HollowEarthExpedition harkened back to adventure pulps.
* ''{{Rocketmen}}'' utilizes this as part of its theme, from its space ships, lasers guns, and the whole solar system being colonized.

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[[folder:Video Games]]
* The ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' series is set in a post apocalyptic Raygun Gothic world.
* ''Blasto'' falls neatly into this trope.
* ''{{X-Com}}: Apocalypse,'' blended with some distinctly CyberPunk elements.
* The Covenant in ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' are modeled after a version of this, as everything they design has a very sleek design. As do most things on the titular halo rings, which are designed by the [[{{Precursors}} Forerunner]]. Understandable, as the Covenant just copied everything they have from the Forerunner.
* Rapture in ''Franchise/BioShock'' has strong elements of this in its design to go along with the SteamPunk.
* The character designs for ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea|HourOfDarkness}}'s'' EDF soldiers, particularly [[strike:[[CaptainErsatz Flash]]]] '''[[CaptainErsatz Captain Gordon, Defender of Earth!]]'''.
* The Zombie missions in ''CallOfDuty: World At War'' qualify.
* In ''StarControl II'', the Syreen had this aesthetic -- their ships were old-fashioned rockets, and what you saw of the Syreen themselves and their ship controls would look right at home illustrating some 1920s sci-fi pulp about Amazon princesses in space or what-have-you. Appropriate, as the Syreen were a species of good old-fashioned [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe Blue Skinned Space Babes]] in a game otherwise populated by StarfishAliens and {{Eldritch Abomination}}s; their pulpy style helped [[LampshadeHanging lampshade]] this fact.
* The Soldier of ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' has several retro rayguns modeled after Weta's "Dr. Grordbort's" line.
** As have the Engineer and Pyro now, and the medic and scout are next in line.
* SpaceChannel5 uses more of a 60's and 70's take on this design.
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* In ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'', the plot inside the [[HardLight simulator]] features a spaceship, a DeathRay, and {{Latex Spacesuit}}s straight out of 1950's pulp sci-fi.
** [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=167 See the poster]] and following pages.
* One of the characters in Andrew Kepple's ''Goodbye Cruel World!'' accidentally turns the entire world into this by activating a non-[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Year_2000_problem Y2K]]-compliant VCR and triggering the bug.
* ''Webcomic/{{Zap}}'' has a lot of aspects of this, especially in the spaceship design.
* Let's not forget [[http://www.airshipentertainment.com/buck.html Buck Godot - Zap Gun For Hire]], which has a lovely ''Zeerust'' feel to it, and was published "late in the 20th century".
* ''DresdenCodak'' is in love with this trope, married it, and now has a house in the suburbs with two kids and a robot dog with it.
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[[folder: New Media and Web]]
* [[http://thrilling-tales.webomator.com/ Thrilling Tales of the Downright Unusual]], a Raygun Gothic interactive web project.
* The hero of SyFy's online DieselPunk series ''TheMercuryMen'', [[DangerDeadpan Jack Yaeger]], is dressed as a typical Raygun Gothic pilot: Bomber jacket, flight cap and goggles, jodpurs and jackboots and carrying a raygun.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''TheJetsons''
* ''MeetTheRobinsons''
* Gru's style in ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe'' is very much cold-war atompunk.
* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', where a novelty bar is decorated in this style, and the patrons enjoy it in an ironic sort of way. "Everything's so retro!"
** Of course, a lot of the look of ''Futurama'' as a whole is partly inspired by Raygun Gothic itself, particulary some of the buildings, the technology and the lot of the Planet Express Ship.
** ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' itself is an inversion of this trope, using the RaygunGothic style as a backdrop for a CrapsaccharineWorld where what would normally be helpful technology is instead [[EverythingTryingToKillYou trying to kill you]].
* ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory''.
* The art style of ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' was [[http://www.animationartconservation.com/index.php?c=art&p=kim_possible designed]] to be like this, and of course, they have all the [[DeathRay Ray guns]], [[IWantMyJetpack jet packs]], flying cars and the rest of the [[AppliedPhlebotinum fancy-pants technology]].
* The classic ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' short ''WesternAnimation/DuckDodgersInTheTwentyFourthAndAHalfCentury''.
* The TV show ''JonnyQuest'' features hints of this design style in the design of the vehicles and guns.
* And its sardonic successor ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers'' continues the tradition of "super-science" and [[{{Zeerust}} retro-looking technology.]]
* ''TheIncredibles'' takes place in an alternate-universe version of TheSeventies, and features a strong mid-sixties take on how wonderful the future nearly was.
* ''AtomicBetty'''s art style is largely an homage to sci-fi Hanna-Barbera cartoons of the sixties. See [[http://kittycatdiamond.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/09/atomic_betty_1_800x600.jpg here]] for an example.
* ''PinocchioInOuterSpace''.
* ''MyLifeAsATeenageRobot'' shows this, as the art style being based the old {{Zeerust}} cartoons of 40's and 50's.
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* The website [[http://www.davidszondy.com/future/futurepast.htm Days of Future Past]] collects a great deal of art predicting this kind of future -- good, bad, and ugly.
* Also the [[http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/paleofuture/ Paleo-Future]] website.
* The Tomorrowland sections of Disney parks were redesigned in 1998 to look like this, Disney having (perhaps wisely) given up on trying to [[{{Zeerust}} keep up with present-day visions of the future]].
* These space travel posters by [[http://www.zazzle.com/stevethomas Steven Thomas]].
* [[http://www.projectrho.com/rocket/ Atomic Rockets]] is a website that starts with this trope, but uses it as a launchpad to explore very hard science-fiction ideas about space flight. It refers to "raygun gothic" as "rocketpunk", to follow "steampunk" and "dieselpunk".
* Much artwork associated with the various World's Fairs. For example, [[http://lileks.com/30s/worldsfair/1933/33chicagobus/index.html this map cover]] which manages to make [[MundaneMadeAwesome a bus]] look absolutely glorious.
* [[http://www.raygungothicrocket.com/blog/ Guess what's staying]] at Pier 14 in UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco for 14 months starting in August 2010?
* [[DeaderThanDisco Revived from a Disco-like death]] in the modern age of industrial design: [[http://www.ohgizmo.com/2008/04/15/urwerk-ur-202-turbine-regulated-watch/ Urwerk Watches]]. [[RuleOfCool They were specifically made to look like they were going to be worn]] by Darth Vader over the sleeve of his suit. With one small twist, they were designed in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
* And something that maybe helped to create this trope: Just compare the [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4e/GPN-2002-000184.png R-7 Rocket]] that put the Sputnik in orbit, to the [[http://history.nasa.gov/SP-350/i3-2b.jpg Saturn Rockets]] of the Apollo Program.
* Subverted by architect [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santiago_Calatrava#Recent_projects Santiago Calatrava]], whose High-tech architectural style buildings resemble RaygunGothic but still manage to look somehow modern.
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