AL: Alien (movie series, including Aliens, Alien 3, and Alien VS Predator)
Humans make first contact with the Xenomorphs of the now-vanished Mala'kak.
AN: Alien Nation (TV show)
Humans make first contact with the Tectonese, and attempt to weave them into society.
Humans advance the stealth attack helicopter technology, leading to the RAH-66 Comanche.
Humans of Earth are used as pawns of the priest-kings of the hidden planet Gor.
BG: The Books of Gor (the Gorean novel saga)
BM: BattleMech, BattleSpace, BattleTech, and MechWarrior (books and games)
wormhole whose collapse was reminiscent of a much more macrocosmic Tower of Babel.
FA: Fast and the Furious (movie series, including Tokyo Drift)
Humans become criminal profiteers in the world of illegal street racing and car jacking.
FF: Firefly (TV show and movie, including Serenity)
Humans migrate fully away from Earth, now dealing with the issues of their new home, the
34 Tauri multi-star system.
FS: Farscape (TV show)
Humans accidentally discover a wormhole to a far corner of the heavily populated Cosmos.
Humans use fringe science techniques and experiments in an effort to restore balance and
peace between two newly connected dimensions. The Observer species is introduced.
HA: Halo (game series and books)
Humans make first contact with The Covenant collective of dozens of sentient species, and
initially fight a losing holy war against them as they learn about their mutual predecessors,
the Forerunners, and struggle in a cosmic tug-of-war for control of their Halo ring weapons.
Humans continue to teach advanced sciences called 'magic' at a hidden English school.
Human explorers begin to witness just how factual the supposed mythological past really is.
HP: Harry Potter (books and movie series)
Humans use the latest in counter espionage to thwart highly sophisticated terrorism.
JB: James Bond (movie series)
Humans begin to swing to the far 'right' while dealing with escalating crime in super-cities.
JD: Judge Dredd (movie and comics)
JP: Jurassic Park (movie series)
Humans successfully clone many of the dinosaurs, then struggle to maintain their control.
LC: H.P. Lovecraft (books)
Humans, over the course of countless generations, interact with ancient aliens and Elder
Gods, often going insane, trading minds, or disappearing entirely.
Humans and humanoids explore two universes aboard the biomechanical starship Lexx.
Human vigilante justice takes a twist; a scientist paralyzed in a shooting becomes a hero.
MA: M.A.N.T.I.S. (TV show)
Humans make first contact with The Citadel (another collective of many different sentient
ME: Mass Effect (game series, including Mass Effect 2 and Mass Effect 3)
humanoid and non-humanoid species, including the Terminator- and Borg-like Geth), and
begin to spread their colonization campaigns deeper into the Milky Way Galaxy, now aided
by the discover of the Mass Relay Stations.
Humans again use the latest in counter espionage to thwart highly sophisticated terrorism.
MI: Mission Impossible (movie series)
Humans learn of and enter into the tournaments that some demigods use to determine the
MK: Mortal Kombat (movies and comics)
interdimensional access and authority between different worlds.
Humans deal with nomadic highway life in a dystopian Australia wracked with warring tribes.
MM: Mad Max (movie series)
Humans and humanoids interact in a magic-filled, imperial island realm; a game without end.
MW: Morrowind (game series)
Humans, in a series of unrelated hypothetical scenarios, play out interactions with some of
OL: The Outer Limits (TV show)
the strangest entities ever conceived.
Humans on many newly colonized worlds begin to suffer the press-ganging of the unique
PB: Pitch Black (movie series, including The Chronicles of Riddick)
campaign of the Necromongers and their comet-disguised starship fleets. An unlikely hero,
the ex-con serial-killer Riddick, ends up ascending to a throne that changes everything.
Humans interact with ancient and mystical races, such as the Kraken and Merpeople, while
PC: Pirates of the Caribbean (movie series)
sailing the globe for the rarest of treasures.
Humans interact with the Yautja, almost always to their mortal detriment.
PD: Predator (movie series and comics)
R6: Rainbow 6 (game series)
Humans from elite military and intelligence organizations around the globe team up.
RE: Resident Evil (game and movie series)
Humans deal with the biological weapons of the Umbrella Corporation, culminating in the
outbreaks and mutations at The Hive and Raccoon City.
Humans use cybernetics to rehabilitate a mostly-deceased police officer.
RC: RoboCop (movie series)
Humans have their entire world and concept of reality turned on its head as long-dormant
RF: Rifts (game and book series)
ley-lines around the world become active again, serving as chaotic interdimensional rivers.
Humans continue to deal with the post-apocalyptic reality of Australia.
RW: Road Warrior (movie series)
Humans get caught up in a war between multiple elemental species, including one which
S7: The Saga of Seven Suns (book series)
lives inside active stars, reawakening long-dormant, ancient empires they barely understand.
SB: Space: Above and Beyond (TV show)
Humans and their fledgling clones enter into interstellar war with the Chigs, while their older
creation, the Silicates, continue to flee out into unexplored Space.
SC: StarCraft (game series, including StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty)
Humans make first contact with the Protoss and the Zerg, sporadically warring with both of
these powerful species as all three of them learn about the Forerunner-like Xel'naga.
SG: Star Gate (TV show and movies, including Atlantis and Universe)
Humans discover some of the ancient technology of the Egyptian empire, setting off a
perpetual exploration of countless miniature-wormhole-gate connected worlds.
SP: Splinter Cell (game series)
Humans continue to refine their Black Operations.
ST: Star Trek (TV shows and movies, including Voyager and Deep Space Nine)
Humans, recovering from another global nuclear war, begin to explore deeply into Space
again, making first contact with hundreds of sentient species, as well as some alliances.
SQ: SeaQuest (TV show)
Humans advance nautical technology as they begin to fully explore the Earth's oceans.
SW: Star Wars (movie series and books)
Humans and humanoids interact with countless other sentient species across another
galaxy in the distant past.
TF: Transformers (movie series)
Humans make first contact with the Transformers, a sentient robotic species in a civil war.
TL: Twilight (TV show and book series)
Humans of a small Washington town begin to learn of the vampires and werewolves that
have been mingling with them since before the European settlers arrived.
Humans struggle with their impending extinction, fighting a war against their own robots.
TR: Tomb Raider (game and movie series)
Humans continue to battle for the knowledge and rare powers of Earth's rare relics and ruins.
TM: Terminator (movie series)
UW: Underworld (movie series)
Humans are caught up in the ongoing war between a collective of vampires and a growing
army of werewolves, the sentient therianthropes they once used for menial labor.
VD: The Vampire Diaries (TV show)
Humans and vampires again mingle, pushing the limits of The Masquerade.
VP: Viper (TV show)
Humans begin to develope biomechanical shape-shifting with a Dodge Viper outfitted for
combat and crime-fighting.
Humans again mutate and evolve, some becoming amphibians similar to the ancient
WA: Waterworld (movie)
Merpeople, as they interact with scavenger pirate hordes across an Earth again flooded.
WH: Warhammer (game series, including Warhammer 40K)
Humans and countless alien militaries wage a high-tech war not unlike Total Annihilation.
WW: World of Warcraft (MMORPG)
Humans near the time of the Lord of the Rings wage a war against orcs, trolls, and wizards,
with dynamic alliances see-sawing between dozens of different races and powers, and the
highly problematic Stargate-like portals connecting their world to another, as well as to the
many World Dragons.
Humans investigate previously unexplained federal cases, learning of many different shadow
XF: X-Files (TV show and movie)
using them to gain leverage over the normal and average people.
XW: Xena: Warrior Princess
Humans around the time of Conan continue their medieval melee battles with all manner of
ancient and mythological beasts and tyrants.