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The International Space Station...in the opening credits of Enterprise. Construction started 1998 and completed 2011. Certainly latest 2009 as, per Wikipedia The truss and solar panels are also a large part of the station. (launched in multiple flights between 2000-2009) From Space.com (See Date Link above) This photo of the International Space ...


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Well. I only saw the first movie, so I don't know what might have transpired in later straight-to-video sequels. At the beginning of the first movie, in the class, there is a lecture taking place: Rasczak: I wonder what the city fathers of Hiroshima would say about that. You. Carmen: They probably wouldn't say anything. Hiroshima was destroyed. ...


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Its quite possible that Marty's parents and Biff remember Calvin from their high school days. However, Marty doesn't just appear one day, fully grown in the present day. He is born and they see him grow up. While Marty is growing up, George, Lorraine or even Biff might think to themselves 'Hey, that kid reminds me of the guy in High school' but then they ...


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This issue was addressed in a very early draft of the screenplay... They all exit, leaving George sitting at his desk. George is thinking about something. He opens a desk drawer and pulls out a scrapbook... not an ordinary scrapbook... a HYDRAULIC SCRAPBOOK. It says so right on the cover, along with the name of the manufacturer: “E. Brown Enterprises.” ...


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The short answer is no, it's not a future of an alternate history. The film is a deliberate satirization of the novel's fascist themes, and a lot of that satire takes the form of Nazi-associated material. In the director's commentary on the film, he is asked directly if his Nazi symbolism was deliberate, specifically referring to the swastika-shaped ...


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Chad Oliver's 1959 novelette "Transfusion" (first published in Astounding Science Fiction, June 1959, available at the Internet Archive) was not the first, but it's a very good example of that microgenre. But you asked for the first one. In his book Science-Fiction: The Early Years Everett F. Bleiler reviews virtually every work of science fiction ever ...


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This is almost certainly The Infinitive of Go, by John Brunner. From the plot summary: For the first significant test using a live person, a diplomatic agent is Posted to a foreign embassy from the USA. The test is an abject failure: the agent, George Gunther, is unexpectedly armed and also demands a countersign upon arriving at his destination. Since ...


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You're probably thinking of West of Eden by Harry Harrison. The lizard people use a biological based technology and genetic engineering. A scientist captures a human to study and teaches it to communicate in their language. West of Eden is the first of three books that continue in Winter in Eden and Return to Eden.


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The latest people referenced that match our reality were George W. Bush and Tony Blair, shown in the ENT episode Future Tense: This was part of a historical database that included Bush's 2003 State of the Union Address.


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Films I'm not sure you could strictly describe the creation of a music track as an historical event, but nuKirk playing the 1994 song Sabotage (by the Beastie Boys) on his Nokia phone would have to be a strong contender. You can see the London Eye and 30 St Mary Axe (otherwise known as "the Gherkin") in the distant London ...


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Before asking, I did some searching and right about when I was going to give up, the combination scifi story california fault major earthquake "inland sea" yielded "The Great Nebraska Sea" (1963) by Allan Danzig among its results, which was what I was looking for (ISFDb, Wikipedia). It is available in The Internet Archive's copy of the August 1963 issue of ...


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In the following remember that the entire Federation had disappeared, these people were in a very serious quandary, Captain Kirk even instructed them to wait and each try to correct the time stream in turn. Lt. Uhura poignantly says: At least a chance for happiness sir. prevent her from starting her pacifist movement at that time How? Short of ...


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The history of HYDRA and the Nazi Party in the MCU does not conform to the history of the war seen elsewhere. We are led to believe that, unless stated otherwise, historical events in the MCU align more or less with actual history in our universe. Just to cover the bases, though, I'll outline what happened in the comics: Earth-616 (Main Continuity) In the ...


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I think you may be mistaken about when you read the book (then again maybe not, after some further research) Looking on wikipedia, there are two books that fit the description quite closely: The Years of Rice and Salt (2002) by Kim Stanley Robinson, the Black Death of the 14th century kills 99% of the people in Europe and over the next seven centuries, ...


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This sounds like "The Lucky Strike" by Kim Stanley Robinson (actually a man, but often mistaken due to his first name). It's an alternate history tale in which the pilot of the Enola Gay, the plane that dropped the bomb on Hiroshima, died in a crash just before the mission, and a different, more conflicted man, took his place: "I know," said January. He ...


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I asked my good friend Kirk R. Thatcher (the film's Director) this question on twitter His answer was that the "photo mural" placed in the background was taken before 9/11. The implication is that it was just a simple production error with no conspicuous in-universe reasoning behind it.


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I believe you might be seeking the 2004 novel Wasteland of Flint by Thomas Harlan. It is the first book in the series "In the Time of the Sixth Sun". Additional information here. In five short centuries, the mighty Empire of the M,xica, descendants of the ancient Aztecs, has spread out to conquer the earth. Now it is ready to leave the homeworld and set ...


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There are several works with the more plausible premise that humans were removed from Earth at some point in our evolutionary history, and then returned later. The earliest of which I'm aware is James P Hogan's Inherit the Stars (1977). Otherwise, there's Larry Niven's Known Space series, where humans are descendants of Pak Protectors. Protector was ...


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The series you are thinking of is called "Worldwar" by Harry Turtledove. The premise of the series is an alien invasion of Earth in the middle of World War II. The military invasion begins on or around May 30, 1942, but the aliens, who call themselves the Race, reached Earth orbit in December 1941. Presumably, six months were spent making preparations for ...


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It is left vague and ambiguous, though the show definitely includes modern elements. In an interview with Elle magazine the production designer of the show, Lisa Soper, said that they deliberately went for a "timeless" quality like its cousin Riverdale. When you watch the show you’ll see cellphones, you’ll see laptops, you’ll see Victorian dresses. Some ...


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Is it the Conrad Stargard novels by Leo Frankowski? : link Conrad is an engineer but he was in the Polish AF too. The first novel is the Cross Time Engineer


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Could it be Heinlein's The Sixth Column aka The Day After Tomorrow? This features the United States being conquered by "PanAsians". It's a bit early, 1949, but it's been reprinted so many times. The resistance discovers an electro-magnetic-gravitational mumbo-jumbo magic that can do pretty much anything the author wants (hey, it's early Heinlein). They ...


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"The Eagle Flies from England" by Edward Atiyah (published 1960)– What if Charles and Letizia Bonaparte fled to Britain in 1769 and Napoleon was born a British subject? mentioned on this page about alternate Napoleons


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SPOCK: I was recording images at the time McCoy left. A rather barbaric period in your American history. I believe I can approximate just when to jump. Perhaps within a month of the correct time. A week, if we're fortunate. KIRK: Make sure we arrive before McCoy got there. It's vital we stop him before he does whatever it was that changed all history. ...


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If by "any level of canon", you're including the Extended Universe, there was a reference in one of the Corps of Engineers novels (ST: COE - Malefictorum) by a character whose ancestor who was a New York firefighter in the early 21st Century. “You’re right,” Corsi said, rubbing a hand over her face in an attempt to clear the mental cobwebs. “It was an ...


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There is one aspect you are missing; although WE see the new incarnations of the parents seeing him for the first time (in a movie sense), in their reality, they have watched him grow from an infant. Seeing someone over and over, especially as they are growing, will tend to influence your perceptions of them a bit.. they may have eventually noticed the ...


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Could this be one, or a combination, of the Dinosaur stories from Stephen Leigh produced (or reproduced) as Ray Bradbury presents? This series seems to have some of elements you describe above, though no direct reference to to the gal who was captured and her adventure - most appear to center around a character named "Aaron Cofield" and Eckels (the latter ...


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Neumeier explains it in 'The story of Film: An oddyssey' Part 14: (38minutes 39 seconds in) The idea came from Veerhoven speculating about making a film about youths in pre-WWII Germany signing up for military service and not realizing they are the bad guys...


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I read it with the implication is that this was an insertion by Tolkien himself during the translation process. There are several such insertions through LotR, and more in The Hobbit. Tolkien was generally providing a rather loose translation of the source material, sometimes even replacing personal names with 'appropriate' anglicised alternatives - Merry's ...


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That's George Alec Effinger's short story "All the Last Wars at Once", originally published in the 1971 original-stories anthology Universe 1 edited by Terry Carr. It was also the (unaccepted) answer to this question. Any of these covers look familiar? Excerpts: Above the entrance to the church fluttered a hastily made banner. The masculine symbol had ...


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