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** The SpaceX [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SpaceX_Starship Starship]] especially after the switch from a carbon fiber body to a stainless steel one in the prototype phase.

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* The alien rocketship in ''Film/EarthGirlsAreEasy'' -- indeed its depiction of outer space as a whole -- has this aesthetic, tweaked with a 1980s Day-Glo color scheme matched by the [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe furry aliens themselves prior to their makeovers]]. The trope extends to the AnimatedCreditsOpening and Valerie's black-and-white NightmareSequence, which even has a Robby the Robot cameo!


** ''ComicBook/WonderWoman1942'': The CasualInterplanetaryTravel of the Golden Age Wondy stories is rife with colorful {{retro rocket}}s, marvelous space travel capable submarines with extra little scalloped fins and so very many types of {{ray gun}}.

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** ''ComicBook/WonderWoman1942'': The CasualInterplanetaryTravel of the Golden Age Wondy [[Franchise/WonderWoman Wondy]] stories is rife with colorful {{retro rocket}}s, marvelous space travel capable submarines with extra little scalloped fins and so very many types of {{ray gun}}.

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** The cover of the [[Recap/Analog1940 June 1940]] issue has chrome vespas and sidecars zipping down a crome street with chrome buildings in the background, with people holding chrome handguns. Everything is on a slant and there are lots of subtle curves to imply high-speed movement.


* ''{{Magazine/Analog}}'': Many early covers of the magazine featured silver rocketships with sleek designs, space stations with clear domes to see the planet they orbit, and people standing next to round doors with [[SpaceClothes shiny metallic spacesuits]].

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Many early covers of the magazine featured silver rocketships with sleek designs, space stations with clear domes to see the planet they orbit, and people standing next to round doors with [[SpaceClothes shiny metallic spacesuits]].spacesuits]].
** The [[Recap/Analog1939 October 1939 issue]] has one of the [[Literature/GrayLensman Lensmen]] standing outside of a [[OurDoorsAreDifferent big circular door]]. They're wearing a silver suit [[LatexSpacesuit tight enough to show off their muscles]], with knee-high boots, a helmet in their hand, and silver goggles with blue shades. The steps they're standing on have round holes in the sides.


* 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

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* ''{{Magazine/Analog}}'': Many early covers of the magazine featured silver rocketships with sleek designs, space stations with clear domes to see the planet they orbit, and people standing next to round doors with [[SpaceClothes shiny metallic spacesuits]].
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* The designs of the Buff Clan in ''Anime/SpaceRunawayIdeon'' are reminiscent of this style.

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* ''Fanfic/RocketshipVoyager'' is ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' written InTheStyleOf... a 1950's sci-fi magazine story. ''Voyager'' is a silver cigar-shaped RetroRocket equipped with everything from atom-tipped torpedoes to a radium-heated coffeemaker in the captain's cabin.

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* As of a few years ago, we ''finally'' have reusable rockets that land vertically, just like in the Raygun Gothic days. When the Space Shuttle was new, the whole idea of vertically landing rockets seemed hopelessly passé.
* Space ''isn't'' a complete vaccuum. If you're getting up to the kind of relativistic speeds you might want for an interstellar voyage, streamlining might actually matter. You could do a lot worse than a sleek "old-fashioned" RetroRocket shape.


* Gernsback's ''Magazine/AmazingStories'', Creator/JohnWCampbell's ''Magazine/AstoundingScienceFiction'', and other classic pulp SpeculativeFiction magazines.

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* Creator/ECComics' scifi output - namely ''Weird Science'' and ''Weird Fantasy'' - naturally had this aesthetic, although tonally and thematically they were often a bit grimmer and edgier than this trope normally suggests, in keeping with [=EC's=] countercultural sensibilities. Notably, "Judgement Day", a story that originally ran in ''Weird Fantasy'', was one of the first scifi instances of FantasticRacism, and ended with a rather damning - and, at the time, controversial - commentary on contemporary race relations in America. You could even call "Judgement Day" a forerunner to {{afrofuturism}}.


* Too many '50s sci-fi movies to list.



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%%* ''Film/RobotMonster''.* ''Film/RobotMonster'', one of the definitive bad {{B Movie}}s of TheFifties, is swimming with this trope, with both the human technology (especially the RetroRocket) and the alien technology (THE BILLION BUBBLE MACHINE!) reflecting this aesthetic.



* ''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.

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* ''Film/SkyCaptainAndTheWorldOfTomorrow'' is a funny corner case. It's set in an alternate-universe version of the 1930's, 1930s, so it's often cited as an example of DieselPunk, but the aesthetics and optimistic worldview are much closer to Raygun Gothic.



* ''Film/FireMaidensFromOuterSpace'' has Earth using this kind of technology, in contrast with the CrystalSpiresAndTogas neo-Classical style of the Fire Maidens themselves.

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* ''Film/FireMaidensFromOuterSpace'' has Earth using this kind of technology, in contrast with the CrystalSpiresAndTogas neo-Classical style of the Fire Maidens themselves.(and their dad) themselves.
* ''Film/Plan9FromOuterSpace'' has its aliens in [[FlyingSaucer flying saucers]] and wearing shiny sleek SpaceClothes and using devices like the [[ThingOMatic Dictorobotary]] and [[RayGun electroid guns]], though the movie is also a GenreThrowback to the GothicHorror of the 1930s, with a {{Dracula}} expy lurking in a CreepyCemetery.
** From [[Creator/EdWood the same director]], ''Film/BrideOfTheMonster'' also mixes the '30s and '50s flavours of this trope, with a MadScientist in an OldDarkHouse, trying to create a NuclearNasty in his MadScientistLaboratory. The film's working title was ''Bride of the Atom''.
* The aliens in ''Film/ItCameFromOuterSpace'' have a bit of this in their technology, with their spherical spaceship covered in hexagonal panels. The aliens themselves have a classic '50s BlobMonster look, and were designed by the great Milicent Patrick. The movie also reflects this trope on a thematic level as well as an aesthetic one, dealing with UsefulNotes/ColdWar themes of suspicion, paranoia, and mutually-assured destruction in the dealings between the humans and the aliens.


* 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]].

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* 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]]. pistols.]]


* ''Film/ForbiddenPlanet'', with its rocket ships, spacesuits, and, most memorably, JustForFun/RobbieTheRobot.

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* ''Film/ForbiddenPlanet'', with its rocket ships, spacesuits, and, most memorably, JustForFun/RobbieTheRobot.JustForFun/RobbyTheRobot.


** Adam Strange also appeared in some Comicbook/{{Starman}} comics and fit in very well because the title already had a certain Raygun Gothic aesthetic.

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** Adam Strange also appeared in some Comicbook/{{Starman}} ''Comicbook/{{Starman}}'' comics and fit fits in very well because the title already had a certain Raygun Gothic aesthetic.

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