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* The protagonist of ''3 Nen B Gumi Kinpachi-sensei'' was played by the same man for the roughly forty years the series ran. Naturally he aged accordingly.
* Series/TwinPeaks: Many members of the original cast returned for the 2017 revival after 26 years (25 within the show's continuity).
* Series/TheXFiles revival has the main cast return to reprise their roles, 14 years after the show originally ended.
* Done with all of the cast of Series/ArrestedDevelopment in Season 4 which was released seven years after Season 3 and ten years since Season 1. Lampshaded particularly hard for comedic effect with Justin Grant Wade (Steve Holt!) who looks nothing like his younger self.

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* The protagonist of ''3 Nen B Gumi Kinpachi-sensei'' Series/KinpachiSensei'' was played by the same man for the roughly forty years the series ran. Naturally Naturally, he aged accordingly.
* Series/TwinPeaks: ''Series/TwinPeaks'': Many members of the original cast returned for the 2017 revival after 26 years (25 within the show's continuity).
* Series/TheXFiles ''Series/TheXFiles'' revival has the main cast return to reprise their roles, 14 years after the show originally ended.
* Done with all of the cast of Series/ArrestedDevelopment ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'' in Season 4 which was released seven years after Season 3 and ten years since Season 1. Lampshaded particularly hard for comedic effect with Justin Grant Wade (Steve Holt!) who looks nothing like his younger self.
2nd Oct '17 9:51:12 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* [[Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture The first]] ''Franchise/StarTrek'' movie, made 10 years after the series ended but set only a couple of years later, attempted unsuccessfully to cover up how much the actors had aged. [[Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan The next installment]], however, plunged full-force into this, even making it a major plot point (to the point where Creator/WilliamShatner has admitted he absolutely did not like the idea at first and "had to be dragged in kicking and screaming"). This wasn't emphasised quite as much in the later films, though they continued to make no effort to hide the actors' ages. This makes a certain amount of sense, as advanced medical technology would likely extend human lifespan (and probably working lifespan) significantly.
** Fandom seems to be agreed that although advanced medical technology has extended lifespans (as is shown in the first episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', when a 137-year-old [=McCoy=] -- by current estimates this is older than a human is biologically capable of living -- is given the grand tour), strictly cosmetic procedures such as plastic surgery have fallen out of favour -- with the notable exception of hairpieces.
** It's also actor Creator/BrentSpiner's rationale for Data's death in ''[[Film/StarTrekNemesis Nemesis]]''; in that case, of course, the actor's aging couldn't be handwaved or worked into the plot, since Data is an ageless android.
*** Remember Data's offscreen spoken line over the comm in the ''[[Series/StarTrekEnterprise Enterprise]]'' finale? They wanted him to appear on screen but he refused because he felt he was too old to look like Data anymore.
*** However, in the last regular episode of ''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 Creator/JonathanFrakes' 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.
** During the climax of ''[[Film/StarTrekInsurrection Insurrection]]'' (which has aging as one of its major themes) Picard is acrobatically climbing about in the innards of the Son'a collector and fighting the BigBad Ru'afo all by himself. At one point he tells Ru'afo that they are getting too old for this. (And with reason: According to the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' [[TheWikiRule wiki]] ''Memory Alpha'', Picard would be around 70 at that point!)
** 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 (''Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry''), 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 second through fifth films are set, at most, within a few months of one another.
** 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 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.

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* [[Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture The first]] ''Franchise/StarTrek'' movie, ''Franchise/StarTrek'':
** ''Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture'',
made 10 years after the series ended but set only a couple of years later, attempted unsuccessfully to cover up how much the actors had aged. [[Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan The next installment]], however, plunged full-force into this, even making it a major plot point (to the point where Creator/WilliamShatner has admitted he absolutely did not like the idea at first and "had to be dragged in kicking and screaming"). This wasn't emphasised quite as much in the later films, though they continued to make no effort to hide the actors' ages. This makes a certain amount of sense, as advanced medical technology would likely extend human lifespan (and probably working lifespan) significantly.\n
** Fandom seems to be agreed that although advanced medical technology has extended lifespans (as is shown in In the first episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', when a 137-year-old [=McCoy=] -- by current estimates this is older than has a human is biologically capable of living -- is given the grand tour), strictly cosmetic procedures such as plastic surgery have fallen out of favour -- with the notable exception of hairpieces.
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** It's also actor Creator/BrentSpiner's rationale for Creator/BrentSpiner rationalized Data's death in ''[[Film/StarTrekNemesis Nemesis]]''; in that case, of course, ''Film/StarTrekNemesis'' as the actor's inability to continue handwaving his aging couldn't be handwaved or worked into the plot, since Data is while portraying an ageless android.
*** Remember Data's offscreen spoken line over the comm in the ''[[Series/StarTrekEnterprise Enterprise]]'' finale? They wanted him
character. The actor even refused to appear on screen but he refused because he felt he was too old to look like Data anymore.
*** However,
visually in the last regular episode of ''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 ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' finale for an episode explicitly set during season 7.
*** Marina Sirtis and in particular Creator/JonathanFrakes' 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.
this same reason.
** During the climax of ''[[Film/StarTrekInsurrection Insurrection]]'' (which has aging as one of its major themes) Picard is acrobatically climbing about in the innards of the Son'a collector and fighting the BigBad Ru'afo all by himself. At one point he tells Ru'afo that they are getting too old for this. (And with reason: According to the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' [[TheWikiRule wiki]] ''Memory Alpha'', Picard would be around 70 at that point!)
** 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 (''Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry''), 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 second through fifth films are set, at most, within a few months of one another.
** 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 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.
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* ''Film/LethalWeapon4'', to the point where Riggs and Murtaugh use "We're not too old for this shit!" as a SurvivalMantra.
** All the ''Lethal Weapon'' movies, really, since non-fatal {{Retirony}} is part of the premise. Murtaugh turned 50 at the start of the first movie, and was seriously considering retirement due to age in the third.

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%%* ''Franchise/{{Rambo}}''
* ''Franchise/{{Rambo}}'': Rambo doesn't age much in the initial run of his films, but in ''Film/JohnRambo'', he is acknowledged as a salty old veteran getting long in years. He's finally given a fitting character finale in which he retires from his wandering and goes back home.
* ''Franchise/LethalWeapon'': Murtaugh's advancing age is a major characterization point in the very first film. By
''Film/LethalWeapon4'', to the point where Riggs and Murtaugh use "We're not has adopted Murtaugh's "I'm getting too old for this shit!" as a SurvivalMantra.
** All the ''Lethal Weapon'' movies, really, since non-fatal {{Retirony}} is part of the premise.
shit" catchphrase and Murtaugh turned 50 at the start of the first movie, and was seriously himself is considering retirement due to age in the third.retirement.



* ''Film/TronLegacy'', which was also notable for featuring ''both'' old 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 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).]]

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* ''Film/TronLegacy'', which was also notable for featuring ''both'' old Creator/JeffBridges as Flynn and [[ConspicuousCGI CGI-made]] young Jeff Bridges as his program.
** Not to mention
program. There's also [[spoiler:hiding the ''[[CharacterTitle title character]]'' character behind a mask, and generally sidelining him on top of it, because 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).]]



* ''Series/AreYouBeingServed'' sequel series ''Grace and Favour'' (known in the United States as ''Are You Being Served? Again!'').
** This was lampshaded in the first scene when Mr. Humphries says that the shaky elevator ride has "put 10 years on all of us".

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* ''Series/AreYouBeingServed'' sequel series ''Grace and Favour'' (known in the United States as ''Are You Being Served? Again!'').
**
Again!''). This was lampshaded in the first scene when Mr. Humphries says that the shaky elevator ride has "put 10 years on all of us".
18th Aug '17 10:06:50 AM cillianflood
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* Done with all of the cast of Series/ArrestedDevelopment in Season 4 which was released seven years after Season 3 and ten years since Season 1. Lampshaded particularly hard for comedic effect with Justin Grant Wade (Steve Holt!) who looks nothing like his younger self.
22nd Jul '17 7:53:55 PM PaulA
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* ''[[Film/RoadTo The Road To Hong Kong]]''

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* ''[[Film/RoadTo The Road To Hong Kong]]''In ''Film/TheRoadToHongKong'', Hope and Crosby are ten years older than in the previous movie of the series, and over twenty years older than when the series began.
3rd Jul '17 8:02:36 AM NathanJohnson1967
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* Series/TwinPeaks: Many members of the original cast returned for the 2017 revival after 26 years (25 within the show's continuity).
17th Jun '17 9:09:58 AM falcon2484
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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 (''Film/Star Trek 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.

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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 (''Film/Star Trek VITheUndiscoveredCountry''), (''Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry''), 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.
12th May '17 3:41:02 PM Jake
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* ''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.

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* ''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. Fortuiously, however, [[Literature/{{Porno}} the sequel to the original book]] on which the sequel is partly based has a substantial TimeSkip anyway and makes a plot point of the fact that the characters are all getting older (if not necessarily wiser).
27th Apr '17 3:22:24 PM thatother1dude
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* Finn from ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' started as 12 [[ChildrenVoicingChildren with a similar-aged actor]], and ages as the show goes along. However, while he started aging in almost real time (his thirteen birthday was just before the show's first anniversary), the passage of time [[NotAllowedToGrowUp gradually slows]] to the point where Finn is still 16 as he voice actor enters his twenties.

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* Finn from ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' started as 12 [[ChildrenVoicingChildren with a similar-aged actor]], and ages as the show goes along. However, while he started aging in almost real time (his thirteen birthday was just before the show's first anniversary), the passage of time [[NotAllowedToGrowUp gradually slows]] to the point where Finn is still 16 as he his voice actor enters his twenties.
5th Apr '17 6:54:37 AM ladyofthelibrary
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* Radio/AdventuresInOdyssey did this with Jimmy Barclay, even having an episode about him dealing with the [[SarcasmMode "joys"]] of puberty.
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