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17th Nov '17 6:09:18 AM SpinAttaxx
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* ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys2'' is only revealed to be a prequel at the end of the game (set in 1987), but until then, with its cleaner and more modern aestheics, coupled with its high-tech robots beyond anything even at the year of the game's release, you'd be forgiven for thinking it took place much later.
24th Oct '17 9:34:19 PM TheRoguePenguin
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** If ''Enterprise'' looks advanced compared to the original series, 2017's ''Series/StarTrekDiscovery'' looks advanced compared even to the later ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Next Generation]]'' theatrical films. Some fans have gone as far as to declare it an obvious reboot based solely on the updated visuals.
*** This also applies to technology levels. For example, computer-operated site-to-site transport is frequently used in DIS, but, in TOS, any transport requires a live operator, and only one episode has site-to-site transport, and it’s seen as something new and risky (it’s also a two-stage process, requiring that the people first materialize on the pad). It’s a bit hard to believe that Starfleet went from the technological marvel that is ‘’Discovery’’ to something less advanced like the original post-NX ‘’Enterprise’’ in a mere decade.

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** If ''Enterprise'' looks advanced compared to the original series, 2017's ''Series/StarTrekDiscovery'' looks advanced compared even to the later ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Next Generation]]'' theatrical films. Some fans have gone as far as to declare it an obvious reboot based solely on the updated visuals.
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visuals. This also applies to technology levels. For example, computer-operated levels, such as site-to-site transport. In DIS, characters can have the computer beam them to any location on the ship with a simple voice command. In TOS, all transports required a manual operator and a site-to-site transport is frequently used in DIS, but, in TOS, any transport requires a live operator, within the ship was considered dangerous and only one episode has site-to-site transport, and it’s seen as something new and risky (it’s also was a two-stage more involved process, requiring that the people first materialize on traveller to be beamed to the pad). It’s pad then to the destination. It's a bit hard to believe that Starfleet went from the technological marvel that is ‘’Discovery’’ ''Discovery'' to something less advanced like the original post-NX ‘’Enterprise’’ ''Enterprise'' in a mere decade.
13th Oct '17 6:33:34 AM CosmicFerret
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* The visual effects, most notably the hyperspace jump points, are more advanced-looking in ''BabylonFive'''s aborted spin-off ''The Legend of the Rangers'' than they are in its earlier short-lived spin-off ''Series/{{Crusade}}'', but ''The Legend of the Rangers'' is actually set a year and a half before ''Crusade''.

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* The visual effects, most notably the hyperspace jump points, are more advanced-looking in ''BabylonFive'''s ''Series/BabylonFive'''s aborted spin-off ''The Legend of the Rangers'' than they are in its earlier short-lived spin-off ''Series/{{Crusade}}'', but ''The Legend of the Rangers'' is actually set a year and a half before ''Crusade''.
13th Oct '17 1:51:09 AM ChronoLegion
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*** This also applies to technology levels. For example, computer-operated site-to-site transport is frequently used in DIS, but, in TOS, any transport requires a live operator, and only one episode has site-to-site transport, and it’s seen as something new and risky (it’s also a two-stage process, requiring that the people first materialize on the pad). It’s a bit hard to believe that Starfleet went from the technological marvel that is ‘’Discovery’’ to something less advanced like the original post-NX ‘’Enterprise’’ in a mere decade.
29th Sep '17 7:56:46 AM Rytex
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* The technology in the ''Franchise/StarWars'' prequels looks much shinier than it will two or three decades later. In-universe, this is because ships and architecture of the Old Republic were designed for comfort and luxury, while Imperial vessels are mass-produced warships that prioritize function over aesthetics. Although it must be said that the prequel technology is not significantly more primitive than the original trilogy technology (except for a few superweapons like the Death Star), but is mostly the same, only with more styling. The effect is actually pretty obvious over the course of the prequel trilogy, with things well on their way to how they will look in ''A New Hope'' by the end of it.

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* The technology in the ''Franchise/StarWars'' prequels looks much shinier than it will two or three decades later. In-universe, this is because ships and architecture of the Old Republic were designed for comfort and luxury, while Imperial vessels are mass-produced warships that prioritize function over aesthetics. Although it must be said that the prequel technology is not significantly more primitive than the original trilogy technology (except for a few superweapons like the Death Star), but is mostly the same, only with more styling. The effect is actually pretty obvious over the course of the prequel trilogy, with things well on their way to how they will look in ''A New Hope'' by the end of it. ''Film/RogueOne'' closes the circle by showing the final stage of this degrading, with several prequel vehicles and devices that have been given the aesthetic of the original trilogy.
17th Sep '17 8:21:23 PM FordPrefect
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* The Batman prequel series ''Series/{{Gotham}}'' is an interesting case. Though it is set a good 10-15 years before Bruce Wayne will become Batman, Batman stories (and by extension, backstories) typically exist on a [[ComicBookTime sliding timescale]] rather than being tied to a specific era. Nonetheless, the makers have taken efforts to avoid this trope by giving Gotham a [[AmbiguousTimePeriod 'timeless]], [[AnachronismStew anachronistic']], with [[RetroUniverse a mix of 70's taxi cabs, flip-phones, typewriters, 40's clothing, and modern-day demographics]].

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* The Batman prequel series ''Series/{{Gotham}}'' is an interesting case. Though it is set a good 10-15 years before Bruce Wayne will become Batman, Batman stories (and by extension, backstories) typically exist on a [[ComicBookTime sliding timescale]] rather than being tied to a specific era. Nonetheless, the makers have taken efforts to avoid this trope by giving Gotham a [[AmbiguousTimePeriod 'timeless]], [[AnachronismStew anachronistic']], anachronistic']] feel, with [[RetroUniverse a mix of 70's taxi cabs, flip-phones, typewriters, 40's clothing, and modern-day demographics]].
31st Aug '17 8:30:11 PM Luigiofthegods
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If technology has regressed in the time between the prequel and the original (for instance, if the original is set AfterTheEnd and the prequel is set JustBeforeTheEnd), this trope does not apply.

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If technology has had regressed in-universe in the time between the prequel and the original (for instance, if the original is set AfterTheEnd and the prequel is set JustBeforeTheEnd), this trope does not apply.
25th Jul '17 8:09:00 AM jmparker78
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** If ''Enterprise'' looks advanced compared to the original series, 2017's ''Series/StarTrekDiscovery'' looks advanced compared even to the later ''[[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Next Generation]]'' theatrical films. Some fans have gone as far as to declare it an obvious reboot based solely on the updated visuals.
12th May '17 7:09:09 AM igordebraga
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* The titular ship of ''Film/{{Prometheus}}'' certainly looks more advanced than the ''Nostromo'' from ''Film/{{Alien}}''. It could be justified, however, by the fact that the ''Prometheus'' is a brand new expedition ship while the ''Nostromo'' is the equivalent of an old space truck. There are also many similarities in design for those who can search them out.

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* The titular ship of ''Film/{{Prometheus}}'' certainly looks more advanced than the ''Nostromo'' from ''Film/{{Alien}}''. It could be justified, however, by the fact that the ''Prometheus'' is a brand new expedition ship while the ''Nostromo'' is the equivalent of an old space truck. There are also many similarities in design for those who can search them out. ''Film/AlienCovenant'', which is supposedly set only 18 years before the original, makes this trope even more apparent.
8th May '17 3:36:30 PM nighttrainfm
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* ''Webcomic/AwkwardZombie'' skewers how the ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' series (see above) has fallen into this [[ http://awkwardzombie.com/index.php?page=0&comic=050817 here]].

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* ''Webcomic/AwkwardZombie'' skewers how the ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' series (see above) has fallen into this [[ http://awkwardzombie.[[http://awkwardzombie.com/index.php?page=0&comic=050817 here]].
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