A reality different from that which is considered 'normal'. This normally occurs when timelines overlap and people/objects are transferred from one reality to another. E.G., consider the alternate reality in multiple Star Trek: The Next Generation episodes, including the alternate timeline of the ...

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Why isn't Zion broadcasting a movie like “The Matrix” inside the Matrix? [closed]

Is there a reason why inhabitants of Zion choose not to broadcast a documentary of their reality all over the Matrix either via hacked broadcasting channels or movie/internet outlets? A potential ...
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Short story about addictive games and virtual realities

This was a short story I read in the 80's but I think it was written earlier than this. It was about a man who was hit by a bus and thrown through a shop window. When he became aware he was in the ...
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Do alternate versions of Guinan's race exist, and how do they consider the state of their universe?

Guinan's race can see the 'correct' state of the universe. Succinctly, do others of Guinan's race race exist in alternate universes (such as the ones we see in Parallels), and do they hold that their ...
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In the Star Trek Episode “The Alternative Factor”, why did Lazarus have to be locked in the corridor between universes?

Wikipedia article on the episode. It is clear to me that the Lazarus from the normal universe wanted to meet the Lazarus from the anti-matter universe, and if that would happen both universes would be ...
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Novel in which the protagonist fades out is forgotten by, and can't interact with, the rest of the world

Trying to identify a novel I read years ago (probably in the '80s) in which the protagonist (late teens, early 20s?) is gradually forgotten by and ceases to be able to interact with the rest of the ...
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Title of a fantasy trilogy where a group of children is transported to different worlds?

In my early teens (in the late 90's) I borrowed a series of fantasy books from the public library. I remember getting annoyed when the next book in the series wasn't in, so this series has at least 3 ...
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Why would Quinn wait to Slide to a new reality?

In Sliders, the first trip they make they slide away from earth before their timer counts down. This means they can't get back to Earth-1 directly. Later in the series they're faced with many, many ...
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Why are the two universes in Fringe not more divergent?

related: Why are there only 2 universes that are visit-able? It seems that there are differences in the universes dating back to the 1930s Zeppelin flight was effectively finished in the USA by the ...
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Did our universe exist in supernatural, before the Winchester's arrived?

In The French Mistake, Season 6, Episode 15 of supernatural Sam and Dean are sent to an alternate reality where they are nothing more than actors; no magic, no angels, no hunting. Sound familiar? It's ...
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Have we seen all of those Hanks?

In Endangered Species Hank McCoy goes on a quest to discover a scientific 'cure' for the events of the House of M. He asks ever hero, and villain he thinks might help. He nearly loses him self to this ...