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12th Feb '17 2:11:30 PM bwburke94
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* Creator/SeanConnery starred as Film/JamesBond in seven different films. The first six films began with the 1962 ''Film/DrNo'' and ended with ''Film/DiamondsAreForever'' in 1971. He only appeared to age slightly during the films. However, when he returned as Film/JamesBond in the 1983 ''Film/NeverSayNeverAgain'', he was visible aged, because he was 20 years older than when he had first appeared as Bond.

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* ** Creator/SeanConnery starred as Film/JamesBond in seven different films. The first six films began with the 1962 ''Film/DrNo'' and ended with ''Film/DiamondsAreForever'' in 1971. He only appeared to age slightly during the films. However, when he returned as Film/JamesBond Bond in the 1983 ''Film/NeverSayNeverAgain'', he was visible visibly aged, because he was 20 years older than when he had first appeared as Bond.appeared.



*** However, in the last regular episode of ''Star Trek TNG'' "[[{{Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS7E24AllGoodThings}} All Good Things...]]", the Data of the (possibly no longer valid) future had had some gray added to his hair to simulate aging just to 'try it out.' The perfect explanation should they ever want to bring Data is ''already established.'' Of course, it wouldn't have worked for an episode explicitly set during season 7.

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*** However, in the last regular episode of ''Star Trek TNG'' ''TNG'' "[[{{Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS7E24AllGoodThings}} All Good Things...]]", the Data of the (possibly no longer valid) future had had some gray added to his hair to simulate aging just to 'try it out.' The perfect explanation should they ever want to bring Data is ''already established.'' Of course, it wouldn't have worked for an episode explicitly set during season 7.
10th Feb '17 12:21:30 PM SteveMB
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** {{Fanon}} also applies this to Creator/PatrickTroughton's aged appearance in ''Recap/DoctorWhoS22E4TheTwoDoctors The Two Doctors]]", postulating the existence of a much greater gap between the last appearance of the [[TheNthDoctor Second Doctor]] and the first appearance of the Third than suggested on screen.

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** {{Fanon}} also applies this to Creator/PatrickTroughton's aged appearance in ''Recap/DoctorWhoS22E4TheTwoDoctors ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E4TheTwoDoctors The Two Doctors]]", postulating the existence of a much greater gap between the last appearance of the [[TheNthDoctor Second Doctor]] and the first appearance of the Third than suggested on screen.



** Averted in "Recap/DoctorWho30thASDayOfTheDoctor Day of the Doctor]]", where Creator/DavidTennant has visibly aged from his time playing the Tenth Doctor, but the character is depicted as being taken from a timeskip previously implied to exist by a RunningJoke in his final season. This aversion is lampshaded by the Eleventh Doctor in the warmup footage played in cinema screenings of the episode, where the Eleventh Doctor complains about how all the Tenth Doctor's "lines and crinkly bits" are going to come out at viewers in 3D.
** Also played with in "Day of the Doctor" - Creator/TomCreator character appears as a very elderly version of the Fourth Doctor, but he's implied to be a separate, distant future incarnation of the Doctor who had retired from travelling and become a museum curator on Earth.

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** Averted in "Recap/DoctorWho30thASDayOfTheDoctor "[[Recap/DoctorWho50thASTheDayOfTheDoctor The Day of the Doctor]]", where Creator/DavidTennant has visibly aged from his time playing the Tenth Doctor, but the character is depicted as being taken from a timeskip previously implied to exist by a RunningJoke in his final season. This aversion is lampshaded by the Eleventh Doctor in the warmup footage played in cinema screenings of the episode, where the Eleventh Doctor complains about how all the Tenth Doctor's "lines and crinkly bits" are going to come out at viewers in 3D.
** Also played with in "Day of the Doctor" - Creator/TomCreator Creator/TomBaker character appears as a very elderly version of the Fourth Doctor, but he's implied to be a separate, distant future incarnation of the Doctor who had retired from travelling and become a museum curator on Earth.
10th Feb '17 12:16:42 PM SteveMB
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* The ''Franchise/StarTrek'' franchise plays with this. It's established that both Vulcans and Klingons age more slowly than humans, meaning that even though ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' aired 20 years after ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' and was set roughly 80 years later, Vulcans Spock and Sarek can both appear in ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' played by their original actors without trying to conceal their age in either direction, and several Klingons from the original series (namely Kor, Koloth, Kang, and Arne Darvin) can do the same in ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine''.

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* The ''Franchise/StarTrek'' franchise plays with this. It's established that both Vulcans and Klingons age more slowly than humans, meaning that even though ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' aired 20 years after ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' and was set roughly 80 years later, Vulcans Spock and Sarek can both appear in ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' played by their original actors without trying to conceal their age in either direction, and several Klingons from the original series (namely Kor, Koloth, Kang, and Arne Darvin) can do the same in ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine''.''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine''[[note]]though the Klingon case is complicated by the smooth-vs-ridged forehead thing[[/note]].
31st Jan '17 4:57:51 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* As a more than fifty-year LongRunner, the ''Film/JamesBond'' series might have five of the most well known cases in in film history. (Bond himself generally appears to age with any actor who stays longer than one or two films, as is also the case with {{Creator/Pierce Brosnan}}'s and {{Creator/Daniel Craig}}'s tenures.)
** Desmond Llewelyn played Q in seventeen different films, appearing as the character in every single Eon ''Bond'' film starting in ''Film/FromRussiaWithLove'' in 1963, and making his exit in ''Film/TheWorldIsNotEnough'' in 1999. The only exception to this was ''Film/LiveAndLetDie''. He gets noticably older as time goes on.

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* As a more than fifty-year LongRunner, the ''Film/JamesBond'' series might have five of the most well known cases in in film history. (Bond himself generally appears to age with any actor who stays longer than one or two films, as is also the case with {{Creator/Pierce Brosnan}}'s Creator/PierceBrosnan's and {{Creator/Daniel Craig}}'s Creator/DanielCraig's tenures.)
** Desmond Llewelyn played Q in seventeen different films, appearing as the character in every single Eon EON ''Bond'' film starting in ''Film/FromRussiaWithLove'' in 1963, and making his exit in ''Film/TheWorldIsNotEnough'' in 1999. The only exception to this was ''Film/LiveAndLetDie''. He gets noticably older as time goes on.



** SeanConnery starred as Film/JamesBond in seven different films. The first six films began with the 1962 ''Film/DrNo'' and ended with ''Film/DiamondsAreForever'' in 1971. He only appeared to age slightly during the films. However, when he returned as Film/JamesBond in the 1983 ''Film/NeverSayNeverAgain'', he was visible aged, because he was 20 years older than when he had first appeared as Bond.

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** SeanConnery * Creator/SeanConnery starred as Film/JamesBond in seven different films. The first six films began with the 1962 ''Film/DrNo'' and ended with ''Film/DiamondsAreForever'' in 1971. He only appeared to age slightly during the films. However, when he returned as Film/JamesBond in the 1983 ''Film/NeverSayNeverAgain'', he was visible aged, because he was 20 years older than when he had first appeared as Bond.



*** However, in the last regular episode of ''Star Trek TNG'', the Data of the (possibly no longer valid) future had had some gray added to his hair to simulate aging just to 'try it out.' The perfect explanation should they ever want to bring Data is ''already established.'' Of course, it wouldn't have worked for an episode explicitly set during season 7.
*** Marina Sirtis and in particular Jonathan Frakes' noticeably older appearances are just handwaved.
** The age of the TOS characters was directly referred to by Ensign "Mister Adventure" in the [[Film/StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock third movie]], leading to Uhura's SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome.

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*** However, in the last regular episode of ''Star Trek TNG'', TNG'' "[[{{Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS7E24AllGoodThings}} All Good Things...]]", the Data of the (possibly no longer valid) future had had some gray added to his hair to simulate aging just to 'try it out.' The perfect explanation should they ever want to bring Data is ''already established.'' Of course, it wouldn't have worked for an episode explicitly set during season 7.
*** Marina Sirtis and in particular Jonathan Frakes' Creator/JonathanFrakes' noticeably older appearances are just handwaved.
** The age of the TOS ''TOS'' characters was directly referred to by Ensign "Mister Adventure" in the [[Film/StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock third movie]], leading to Uhura's SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome.



** Note that between Kirk being shown in the command chair for the first time as a young and eager captain and what could be regarded as the end of his active service (Star Trek VI), there is about a quarter century in William Shatner's life. This seems about right for a young and aggressive captain (in a service which regularly takes lethal risks and consequently offers opportunities for command promotion) advancing to the rank of a senior admiral on the brink of his retirement.

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** Note that between Kirk being shown in the command chair for the first time as a young and eager captain and what could be regarded as the end of his active service (Star (''Film/Star Trek VI), VITheUndiscoveredCountry''), there is about a quarter century in William Shatner's life. This seems about right for a young and aggressive captain (in a service which regularly takes lethal risks and consequently offers opportunities for command promotion) advancing to the rank of a senior admiral on the brink of his retirement.



** The novelisation of Star Trek VI explicitly states that Spock has aged much slower than his contemporaries due to his Vulcan heritage ensuring he will live much longer than a human, whereas in the film Leonard Nimoy looks every bit as old as his castmates and no attempt is made to hide the fact that he's in his 60s. However, this is then averted when Spock apparently then doesn't age for another 70 years, as he appears in a TNG two-parter looking exactly the same as he did in the later movies. ''Enterprise'' would then follow the novelisation in suggesting that a Vulcan in their 60s should, to a human, look as though they are in their 30s.
** Leonard Nimoy plays Spock again in ''Film/StarTrek'' and ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'', coming from a point in time after the [[Film/StarTrekNemesis last TNG movie]], and playing the role of the [[TheMentor grey-haired wise old mentor]] to [[MyFutureSelfAndMe his younger self]] (played by Creator/ZacharyQuinto) in an alternate timeline.

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** The novelisation of Star ''Star Trek VI VI'' explicitly states that Spock has aged much slower than his contemporaries due to his Vulcan heritage ensuring he will live much longer than a human, whereas in the film Leonard Nimoy looks every bit as old as his castmates and no attempt is made to hide the fact that he's in his 60s. However, this is then averted when Spock apparently then doesn't age for another 70 years, as he appears in a TNG two-parter the two part ''TNG'' episode "Unification" looking exactly the same as he did in the later movies. ''Enterprise'' would then follow the novelisation in suggesting that a Vulcan in their 60s should, to a human, look as though they are in their 30s.
** Leonard Nimoy Creator/LeonardNimoy plays Spock again in ''Film/StarTrek'' and ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'', coming from a point in time after the [[Film/StarTrekNemesis last TNG movie]], and playing the role of the [[TheMentor grey-haired wise old mentor]] to [[MyFutureSelfAndMe his younger self]] (played by Creator/ZacharyQuinto) in an alternate timeline.



* ''Film/TronLegacy'', which was also notable for featuring ''both'' old JeffBridges as Flynn and [[ConspicuousCGI CGI-made]] young Jeff Bridges as his program.
** Not to mention [[spoiler:hiding the ''[[CharacterTitle title character]]'' behind a mask, and generally sidelining him on top of it, because Bruce Boxleitner might have been too old (he did return to reprise his human character, and do a single voice-over line as Tron, as well as lend his appearance to a CGI younger version for a flashback).]]

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* ''Film/TronLegacy'', which was also notable for featuring ''both'' old JeffBridges Creator/JeffBridges as Flynn and [[ConspicuousCGI CGI-made]] young Jeff Bridges as his program.
** Not to mention [[spoiler:hiding the ''[[CharacterTitle title character]]'' behind a mask, and generally sidelining him on top of it, because Bruce Boxleitner Creator/BruceBoxleitner might have been too old (he did return to reprise his human character, and do a single voice-over line as Tron, as well as lend his appearance to a CGI younger version for a flashback).]]



* ''Film/T2Trainspotting'' is set twenty years after ''Film/{{Trainspotting}}'', so in this case, this trope is inevitable. Creator/DannyBoyle joked that the film would take a long time to get made due to the natural vanity of actors.



** {{Fanon}} also applies this to Patrick Troughton's aged appearance in ''The Two Doctors'', postulating the existence of a much greater gap between the last appearance of the [[TheNthDoctor Second Doctor]] and the first appearance of the Third than suggested on screen.

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** {{Fanon}} also applies this to Patrick Troughton's Creator/PatrickTroughton's aged appearance in ''The ''Recap/DoctorWhoS22E4TheTwoDoctors The Two Doctors'', Doctors]]", postulating the existence of a much greater gap between the last appearance of the [[TheNthDoctor Second Doctor]] and the first appearance of the Third than suggested on screen.



** Averted in "Day of the Doctor", where David Tennant has visibly aged from his time playing the Tenth Doctor, but the character is depicted as being taken from a timeskip previously implied to exist by a RunningJoke in his final season. This aversion is lampshaded by the Eleventh Doctor in the warmup footage played in cinema screenings of the episode, where the Eleventh Doctor complains about how all the Tenth Doctor's "lines and crinkly bits" are going to come out at viewers in 3D.
** Also played with in "Day of the Doctor" - Tom Baker's character appears as a very elderly version of the Fourth Doctor, but he's implied to be a separate, distant future incarnation of the Doctor who had retired from travelling and become a museum curator on Earth.

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** Averted in "Day "Recap/DoctorWho30thASDayOfTheDoctor Day of the Doctor", Doctor]]", where David Tennant Creator/DavidTennant has visibly aged from his time playing the Tenth Doctor, but the character is depicted as being taken from a timeskip previously implied to exist by a RunningJoke in his final season. This aversion is lampshaded by the Eleventh Doctor in the warmup footage played in cinema screenings of the episode, where the Eleventh Doctor complains about how all the Tenth Doctor's "lines and crinkly bits" are going to come out at viewers in 3D.
** Also played with in "Day of the Doctor" - Tom Baker's Creator/TomCreator character appears as a very elderly version of the Fourth Doctor, but he's implied to be a separate, distant future incarnation of the Doctor who had retired from travelling and become a museum curator on Earth.
29th Jan '17 5:05:31 PM spiritsunami
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** In ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', aka ''Episode VII'', Creator/MarkHamill, Creator/CarrieFisher, and Creator/HarrisonFord reprise their original trilogy roles, and since its been over thirty years since their last film appearance, a 30+ year TimeSkip was inevitable.

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** In ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', aka ''Episode VII'', Creator/MarkHamill, Creator/CarrieFisher, and Creator/HarrisonFord reprise their original trilogy roles, and since its it's been over thirty years since their last film appearance, a 30+ year TimeSkip was inevitable.
24th Jan '17 8:48:59 PM thatother1dude
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* Finn from ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' started as 12 and aged mostly in real time, saying he's 16 early in the show's sixth year. His voice has also become deeper, which makes sense since his voice actor has entered puberty.

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* Finn from ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' started as 12 [[ChildrenVoicingChildren with a similar-aged actor]], and aged mostly ages as the show goes along. However, while he started aging in almost real time, saying he's 16 early in time (his thirteen birthday was just before the show's sixth year. His voice has also become deeper, which makes sense since his first anniversary), the passage of time [[NotAllowedToGrowUp gradually slows]] to the point where Finn is still 16 as he voice actor has entered puberty.enters his twenties.
12th Jan '17 12:11:47 PM BlackSunNocturne
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* ''Film/KamenRider1'' features Creator/HiroshiFujioka reprising his role of [[Series/KamenRider Takeshi Hongo, aka Kamen Rider Ichigo]] for the first time in ''thirty five years'', leading to his character being seventy years old. [[BadassGrandpa His advanced]] [[OldSuperhero age]] hasn't slowed him down. The main theme is him fighting in spite of [[DentedIron his cyborg body slowly breaking down]].

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* ''Film/KamenRider1'' features Creator/HiroshiFujioka reprising his role of [[Series/KamenRider Takeshi Hongo, aka Kamen Rider Ichigo]] for the first time in ''thirty five years'', leading to his character being the same age as himself, seventy years old. [[BadassGrandpa His advanced]] [[OldSuperhero age]] hasn't slowed him down. The main theme is him fighting in spite of [[DentedIron his cyborg body slowly breaking down]].
12th Jan '17 12:04:05 PM BlackSunNocturne
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%%* ''Film/RockyBalboa'', and in a lesser note ''Film/RockyV''.


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* ''Film/KamenRider1'' features Creator/HiroshiFujioka reprising his role of [[Series/KamenRider Takeshi Hongo, aka Kamen Rider Ichigo]] for the first time in ''thirty five years'', leading to his character being seventy years old. [[BadassGrandpa His advanced]] [[OldSuperhero age]] hasn't slowed him down. The main theme is him fighting in spite of [[DentedIron his cyborg body slowly breaking down]].
13th Dec '16 7:04:47 PM harotype
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* The ''Film/JamesBond'' series might have four of the most well known cases in in film history.

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* The As a more than fifty-year LongRunner, the ''Film/JamesBond'' series might have four five of the most well known cases in in film history.history. (Bond himself generally appears to age with any actor who stays longer than one or two films, as is also the case with {{Creator/Pierce Brosnan}}'s and {{Creator/Daniel Craig}}'s tenures.)



** BernardLee played the part of M in eleven different film, starting with ''Film/DrNo'' in 1962 and ending with ''Film/{{Moonraker}}'' in 1979. Again, he gets noticably older as time goes on.

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** BernardLee Lois Maxwell appeared as Miss Moneypenny in fourteen different films; every one from ''Film/DrNo'' in 1962 to ''Film/AViewToAKill'' in 1985. She acknowledges getting older in ''Film/{{Octopussy}}'', her next-to-last appearance.
** Bernard Lee
played the part of M in eleven different film, films, starting with ''Film/DrNo'' in 1962 and ending with ''Film/{{Moonraker}}'' in 1979. Again, he gets noticably older as time goes on.
7th Dec '16 1:51:37 PM NickGustafson
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* The ''Franchise/StarTrek'' franchise plays with this. It's established that both Vulcans and Klingons age more slowly than humans, meaning that even though ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' aired 20 years after ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' and was set roughly 80 years later, Vulcans Spock and Sarek can both appear in ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' played by their original actors without trying to conceal their age in either direction, and several Klingons from the original series (namely Kor, Koloth, Kurn, and Arne Darvin) can do the same in ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine''.

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* The ''Franchise/StarTrek'' franchise plays with this. It's established that both Vulcans and Klingons age more slowly than humans, meaning that even though ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' aired 20 years after ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' and was set roughly 80 years later, Vulcans Spock and Sarek can both appear in ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' played by their original actors without trying to conceal their age in either direction, and several Klingons from the original series (namely Kor, Koloth, Kurn, Kang, and Arne Darvin) can do the same in ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine''.
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