Belonging - Netflix

Drama set in the Welsh valley town of Bryncoed, revolving around the lives of the Lewis family.

Belonging - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2000-02-02

Belonging - All your base are belong to us - Netflix

“All your base are belong to us” is a popular Internet meme based on a broken English (“Engrish”) phrase found in the opening cutscene of the 1992 Mega Drive port of the 1989 arcade video game Zero Wing. The quote comes from the European release of the game, featuring poor English translations of the original Japanese version. The meme developed from this as the result of a GIF animation depicting the opening text, which was initially popularized on the Something Awful message forums.

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The phrase or some variation of lines from the game has appeared in numerous articles, books, comics, clothing, movies, radio shows, songs, television shows, video games, webcomics, and websites. In November 2000, Kansas City computer programmer, Something Awful forum member, and part-time disc jockey Jeffrey Ray Roberts of the Gabber band the Laziest Men on Mars, made a techno dance track, “Invasion of the Gabber Robots”, which remixed some of the Zero Wing video game music by Tatsuya Uemura with a voice-over phrase “All your base are belong to us”. Tribal War forums member Bad_CRC in February 2001 created a video combining Roberts' song and the various images created in a Something Awful AYB photoshop thread, which proceeded to go viral. On February 23, 2001, Wired provided an early report on the phenomenon, covering it from the Flash animation to its spread through email and Internet forums to T-shirts bearing the phrase. Empire Earth, released in 2001, used the phrase as a cheat code to obtain 100,000 of each of the in game resources. On April 1, 2003, in Sturgis, Michigan, seven people aged 17 to 20 placed signs all over town that read: “All your base are belong to us. You have no chance to survive make your time.” They claimed to be playing an April Fool's joke, but most people who saw the signs were unfamiliar with the phrase. Many residents were upset that the signs appeared while the U.S. was at war with Iraq and police chief Eugene Alli said the signs could be “a borderline terrorist threat, depending on what someone interprets it to mean”. In February 2004, North Carolina State University students and members of TheWolfWeb in Raleigh, North Carolina exploited a Web-based service used by local schools and businesses to report weather-related closures to display the phrase within a news ticker on a live news broadcast on News 14 Carolina. On June 1, 2006, YouTube was taken down temporarily for maintenance. The phrase “ALL YOUR VIDEO ARE BELONG TO US” appeared below the YouTube logo as a placeholder while the site was down. Some users believed the site had been hacked, leading YouTube to add the message “No, we haven't be [sic] hacked. Get a sense of humor.” The phrase appears in the 2006 animated movie Tekkonkinkreet after the character Black attacks a boy playing a video game. The 2012 movie Wreck-It Ralph features several nods to retro video games, among which is a graffitied message that reads “ALL YOUR BASE ARE BELONG TO US!” On June 12, 2014, Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors, released a blog posting titled “All our Patent Are Belong to You”. In the posting, Musk stated that “Tesla will not initiate patent lawsuits against anyone who, in good faith, wants to use our technology.” With the 2017 release of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, pedestals that gave Link (the main protagonist of the game) magic runes or map information in his Sheikah Slate showed letters of the Sheikah Alphabet, a mythical language in The Legend of Zelda series. Some of the text reads: “All Your Base Are”. On episode 5 of the first season of Steins;Gate (TV series), 2 of the main characters share an argument about an “IBN 5100” computer (part of the story's lore), in which they mention a modified version of the phrase by one character saying “All his base...” and the other interrupting with “are not belong to me”. In the Sid Meier video game, Civilization III, when the game ends in the player's defeat, the other civilization leaders have pop-up phrases that heckle the losing player, one of them being, “All your base are belong to us.” In the video game Tropico 4 by Kalypso Media, an event window can appear telling the player one of his buildings has a bomb in it. The text simulates a note written in broken English that includes “All your base are belong to us” as a threat from the supposed rebels on your island In Hiveswap, a character named Trizza Tethis, known as the heiress of the planet Alternia, is shown in a portrait in Xefros Tritoh's hive (or house), with the caption “All your hives are belong to us” in Alternian. In the video game Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3, a song from the official soundtrack is titled “All Your Base Are Belong to Us.” In the video game World of Warships, a limited time challenge for ships Tier V or higher was titled “All Your Base Are Belong to Us.” The song “The Butcher” by Owen Pallett features the lyrics “All their bases belong to us”. One streetwear brand from Los Angeles, California - DRO - recently used “all your base are belong to us” as the name of a new cannabis product.

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