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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-]'''[[labelnote:*]][[{{Zeerust}} yesterday's]] [[/labelnote]]'''[-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, CassetteFuturism and EverythingIsAnIpodInTheFuture.

Now of course, while it's true that TechnologyMarchesOn, it's also true that the ''[[TheAestheticsOfTechnology Aesthetics]]'' [[TheAestheticsOfTechnology Of Technology]] will always be basically arbitrary. These days, EverythingIsAnIpodInTheFuture because that's the current popular design aesthetic. It will certainly change in time, and who's to say that ArtDeco might not come back into fashion one day? Look at the nostalgic design of cars like the Mini-Cooper.

Not to be confused with ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', which is just {{Gothic|Horror}} with [[RayGun rayguns]].



[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* ''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.
* ''Anime/ProjectBlueEarthSOS''
* ''Anime/TheGirlWhoLeaptThroughSpace'' definitely has a Raygun Gothic feel.
* ''Manga/{{Cyborg 009}}'' has shades of this, mainly in the Cyborgs' uniforms and their rayguns.
* ''Anime/AstroBoy'': Is the one of the first anime to use this aesthetic.
* ''Anime/SpaceDandy'' is a humorous send-up to this era of sci-fi.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ComicBook/{{Zot}}, who lives in the far-flung future year of 1965. Note that ''Zot!'' began publication in ''[[{{Retraux}} 1984]]''.
* Several [[ComicBook/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. ComicBook/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.
* Creator/WarrenEllis's ''ComicBook/IgnitionCity''.
* ''ComicStrip/DanDare''.
* Weird Science by Creator/ECComics had a lot of streamlined rocketships and cool futuristic tech, especially Wally Wood's work.
* Flashbacks to Krypton in the ''ComicBook/{{Superman}}'' comics from the GoldenAge through most of UsefulNotes/{{the Bronze Age|OfComicBooks}} maintained this look.
* UsefulNotes/{{The Silver Age|of Comic Books}} ''ComicBook/FantasticFour'' stories often have several RayGunGothic elements.
* ''Comicbook/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 UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} original and (at least in the beginning) the [[UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks 1990's revival.]] More recent revivals have averted this.
* Mike Baron and Steve Rude's ''{{Comicbook/Nexus}}'' is an interesting example, since Steve Rude has always said his two biggest artistic influences are ''WesternAnimation/SpaceGhost'' and Creator/DrSeuss.
** Notably, Nexus and Magnus once had a CrossOver.
* Jonni Future from ''ComicBook/TomStrong'' strongly embodies the Raygun Gothic aesthetic.
* ''ComicBook/BuckGodotZapGunForHire'' has a lovely {{Zeerust}} feel to it, and was published "late in the 20th century".
* Despite its horror trappings, Solar City and much of the world that ''ComicBook/HalloweenMan'' takes place in has this style to it.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* [[AffectionateParody Spoofed and homaged]] in ''Plan 7 of 9 from Outer Space'' with [[Film/TheAdventuresOfCaptainProton Captain Proton]] tracking down a [[UsefulNotes/NikolaTesla Tesla]] {{doomsday device}} in the far-flung future of 2009 with its {{jetpack}}s, {{flying car}}s, [[DomedHometown domed cities]] and [[ZeeRust vast]] [[MasterComputer electronic superbrains]], not to mention [[ScienceMarchesOn inconceivable marvels]] like [[CommLinks mobile telephones]], [[FuturisticSuperhighway interstate highways]], [[OurDoorsAreDifferent automatic sliding doors]], [[SpaceStation artificial satellites]], and [[WeaponOfMassDestruction weapons of mass destruction]].
* {{Portal 2}} mod, [[Videogame/PortalStoriesMel Portal Stories: Mel]] has used this idea in the first part of the story taking place in an unnamed town created by Aperture Science's contraction workers.
** Also the 'Proto-Portal gun' and 'Proto-Long Fall Boots' are versions of their modern counterparts which fall under this trope.

* Too many '50s sci-fi movies to list.
* Creator/FritzLang's ''Film/{{Metropolis}}'' may be the UrExample.
%%* ''ComicStrip/BuckRogers''
* ''Film/TheFifthElement'' is a weird fusion of this trope and CyberPunk.
* Used in the ''Franchise/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.
* ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' was always very much this way, although [[Film/StarTrek the 2009 reboot]] combines it with the aesthetics [[EverythingIsAnIpodInTheFuture of an iPod]] and looks every bit as cool (or trite, depending on your perspective) 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/{{Flash Gordon|1980}}'' movie is full of this; unlike the original, it is one of the first entirely conscious uses of the trope. Of note is that the CoolAirship ''Ajax'' is referred to by the delightfully old-timey title of "war rocket". Also note that Zarkov's rocket, built on Earth, does NOT invoke this trope, at least in comparison to the ships of Mongo.
* ''Film/{{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.
%%* ''{{Film/Tomorrowland}}''
* ''Film/SixStringSamurai'' is this trope (atompunk, really) mixed with post-apocalyptic.
* The Franchise/{{Godzilla}} films used this aesthetic for all space-related stuff with a totally straight face well into the mid-1970s. ''Film/InvasionOfAstroMonster'' and ''Film/DestroyAllMonsters'' feature humans in [[RetroRocket rocket ships]] vs. aliens in [[FlyingSaucer flying saucers]], while ''Film/GodzillaVsMechagodzilla'' has gorilla-like aliens [[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/godzilla/images/1/1a/Simeons-TrueForm.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20090701004226 running around in silver jumpsuits and carrying laser pistols]].

* 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 ''Magazine/AstoundingScienceFiction'', and other classic pulp SpeculativeFiction magazines.
* The cover art of many of the ''Literature/TomSwift'' novels.
* A lot of cover art for [[Creator/PhilipKDick Philip K. Dick's]] novels from back when Ace published them clearly fits into this. More [[DownplayedTrope downplayed]] in the books themselves, assuming the trope was applied in the first place.
* ''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 ''Literature/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.

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* Pick a Creator/GerryAnderson TV show, any Gerry Anderson TV show. ''Series/{{Thunderbirds}}'', ''Series/{{Stingray}}'', ''Series/CaptainScarlet'', ''Series/FireballXL5''...
* Any SpaceCadet show aired in the 50's, from ''Series/TomCorbettSpaceCadet'' to ''Series/CaptainVideo''.
* ''Star Trek'' [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries The Original Series]], the last unselfconscious example. Subsequent visual media followed the leads of ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'' and the RealLife [[UsefulNotes/{{NASA}} space program]].
* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'''s ShowWithinAShow ''Film/TheAdventuresOfCaptainProton'' is an AffectionateParody modeled after 1930's sci-fi FilmSerial's like ''[[Film/FlashGordonSerial Flash Gordon]]'' and ''Commando Cody''.
* 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 ''Series/TheFlash1990'', 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.
** "The Time of Angels/Flesh and Stone" had [[RetroRocket the Byzantium.]] [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_FfvW8c2f-hY/S7GdXYhzVRI/AAAAAAAAAD8/wLFwVFEvyqM/s1600/Doctor+who+13.jpg Take a look.]]
* Episodes of ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' that involved aliens or space travel frequently contained a sizable dose of this aesthetic, and [[UpToEleven even more so]] if the episode in question was a comical one

* 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 [[Music/SteelyDan 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 in 90 minutes, everyone gets their own [[SpaceClothes Spandex jacket]], [[WeatherControlMachine weather is controlled]] and solar power is plentiful - and it's all run by [[TheComputerIsYourFriend "A just machine to make big decisions / Programmed by fellows 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.
* Music/{{Lights}}' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7_ucPlzaiA Drive My Soul]] video.
* Music/TomSmith's filk song "Rocket Ride" is a paean to this old-fashioned space-adventure style:
-->I want a shining tower of glass and steel,\\
A rubber jumpsuit and a freeze-dried meal,\\
The will to survive, the need to explore,\\
The love of adventure, who could ask for more?

[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* ''ComicStrip/FlashGordon'', of course.
** Which, in turn, was inspired by ''ComicStrip/BuckRogers''.
* In ''ComicStrip/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.

* 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.
* Part and parcel of ''Pinball/FlashGordon,'' naturally.
* The aesthetics of ''Pinball/FutureSpa'' favors form-fitting jumpsuits, buildings and structures dominated with swooping curves, and lots of gleaming glass and steel everywhere.

* ''AudioPlay/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.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* Several ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'' supplements cover the creation of games with a Raygun Gothic flavor:
** ''[[http://www.warehouse23.com/products/gurps-classic-alternate-earths GURPS Alternate Earths]]'' explores the AlternateHistory of "Gernsback," which is basically 1930s science fiction come to life.
** ''[[http://www.warehouse23.com/products/gurps-tales-of-the-solar-patrol 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 1950s-era Young Adult science fiction stories.
** ''[[http://www.warehouse23.com/products/gurps-classic-atomic-horror GURPS Atomic Horror]]'' covers similar material as ''Solar Patrol'', but focuses more on the dark side -- stuff seen in 1950s [[BMovie B-Movies]] such as giant insects, blobs, flying saucers, and so forth.
** ''[[http://www.warehouse23.com/products/gurps-steampunk-1-settings-and-style GURPS Steampunk 1]]'' discusses Raygun Gothic by name, primarily as a visual style that follows on directly from the end of the {{steampunk}} period, and which is in fact the basis for some "steampunk" costumes and visual designs.
* 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 TabletopGame/HollowEarthExpedition harkened back to adventure pulps.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Rocketmen}}'' utilizes this as part of its theme, from its space ships, lasers guns, and the whole solar system being colonized.
* The look and feel of ''TabletopGame/RocketAge''. The corebook even states that all technology will look sleek, clothing worn by adventurers should usually be form fitting and every space suit has a fishbowl helmet.
* The Skitarii/Cult Mechanicus models from ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' have got some of this aesthetic going on.
* The idea of the board game ''Alien Frontiers'' is that the players are colonizing an alien planet using this level of technology.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* The ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' series is set in a post apocalyptic Raygun Gothic world. In ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'', the Institute plays this aesthetic completely straight. The actual ideals, [[BigBad not so much]].
* ''Blasto'' falls neatly into this trope.
* ''VideoGame/XComApocalypse,'' 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 form. As do most things on the titular Halo rings and other installations built by the [[{{Precursors}} Forerunners]]. Understandable, as the Covenant just copied everything they have from the Forerunner.
* Rapture in ''VideoGame/BioShock'' has strong elements of this in its design to go along with the {{Dieselpunk}} and {{Biopunk}}.
* The character designs for ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea|HourOfDarkness}}'s'' EDF soldiers, particularly [[strike:[[CaptainErsatz Flash]]]] '''[[CaptainErsatz Captain Gordon, Defender of Earth!]]'''
* ''VideoGame/TheAdventuresOfRadGravity.''
* The Galleon Galaxy of ''VideoGame/YookaLaylee'' combines a rollicking space adventure and a GangplankGalleon setting.
* The Zombie missions in ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyWorldAtWar'' qualify.
* In ''VideoGame/StarControlII'', 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.
* ''VideoGame/TheDeadlyTowerOfMonsters'' takes every cheesy, dated sci-fi trope there is and uses to craft an early 1970's "movie" that you play through, all while the director of said film gives behind-the-scenes trivia.
* 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.
** In the in-universe canonical comic, Australia [[spoiler: and the underwater paradise of New Zealand]] became this in the ''1890's'' due to their access to Australium, the comic's {{MacGuffin}}.
* ''VideoGame/SpaceChannel5'' uses more of a 60's and 70's take on this design.
* ''VideoGame/DestroyAllHumans'' takes place during the mid-20th century and you're an alien with cool rayguns and a UFO. What else is there to say?
* The Planet X missions from ''VideoGame/TimeSplitters'' are certainly influenced from this.
* ''VideoGame/WeHappyFew'' cross this as British it's gets with some {{Steampunk}} elements into it.
** The game set post-[=WW2=] dystopic forest wasteland in alternate Early 60's England/United Kingdom instead of the United States with heavily drew of Mod Subculture and British Survivalism.
* In the ''{{VideoGame/Portal}}'' series there are hints that during the early years of Aperture Science there was a lot of punk aesthetics.

[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* ''VisualNovel/StarshipPromise'' draws a lot of inspiration from '50s Raygun Gothic adventure serials, with some elements of ''Franchise/StarWars'' and the UsedFuture of 1980s sci-fi mixed in.

* 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.
* ''Webcomic/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.

[[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 Creator/{{Syfy}}'s online DieselPunk series ''WebVideo/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.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons''
* ''Disney/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 [[https://www.youbioit.com/en/article/fictional-article/259/kim-possible-making 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 2003-2005 WesternAnimation/DuckDodgers also carries this theme.
** Let's not forget about almost every Marvin the Martian appearance.
* The TV show ''WesternAnimation/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.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'' takes place in an alternate-universe version of TheSeventies, and features a strong mid-sixties take on how wonderful the future nearly was.
* ''WesternAnimation/AtomicBetty'''s art style is largely an homage to sci-fi Hanna-Barbera cartoons of the sixties. See [[http://imgur.com/ahDMIHl here]] for an example.
* ''WesternAnimation/PinocchioInOuterSpace''.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot'' shows this, as the art style being based the old {{Zeerust}} cartoons of 40's and 50's.
* ''{{WesternAnimation/Planet51}}'' certainly has this aesthetic.
* The titular character from ''WesternAnimation/TheIronGiant.''
* ''WesternAnimation/JimmyNeutronBoyGenius'' takes place in a RetroUniverse where the technology, vehicles, and buildings resemble the fifties and sixties. As such, Jimmy's inventions tend to fit this trope.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Sealab2020}}'' and its parody, ''WesternAnimation/{{Sealab2021}}.''
* The characters in ''{{WesternAnimation/Robots}}'' all look retro-futuristic.
* [[WesternAnimation/ToyStory Buzz Lightyear]] and Zurg have a raygun gothic vibe, more so in ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand.''
* ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' leaned on the raygun gothic look for advanced and alien technology, with Jor-el's Kryptonian home looking like it came right out of a 1950s "House of the Future" article, baby Kal-el being sent to earth in a literal rocket ship, and Lobo's flying motorcycle having more sleek curves than a classic hot rod. This complimented the fact that Metropolis was drawn with a more traditional art deco style, which made the exact time period of the show as a whole sort of unclear.

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* The [[http://paleofuture.gizmodo.com/ Paleo-Future]] website.
* [[http://reddit.com/r/retrofuturism /r/retrofuturism]] on Reddit
* 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?
* Revived 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.
* A popular theme in the 1950's. Showcased rather dramatically in this [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EX7TlBUsK4g promotional film]] for the 1956 General Motors "Motorama" car show.