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28th Apr '16 8:08:06 AM rjd1922
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** It also features a color video with sound in case 4, which is set before anything else in the series (which uses black and white during the original trilogy). The bizarre part is that it is on a ''tape'' while the same case features a wide screen flat panel TV.
** It seems that technology of the AA universe is quite different. There doesn't seem to be [=DVDs=] or any similar substitute, and most of the videos seen in the original trilogy could be explained as being cheap security cameras and the like, color cameras being more of a rarity. It's also possible the phone design is more primitive, and camera phones are very expensive, the characters with ones are an Interpol agent and an international prosecutor. Other characters are probably just using more affordable versions. It seems that living in such a murder-filled universe has its advantages though, as a fingerprint set that includes a machine that can analyze prints in under a minute is PORTABLE.
*** [[{{Catchphrase}} OBJECTION!]] In ''Apollo Justice'', Phoenix is shown to have a stack of [=DVDs=] of the tokusatsu series ''Steel Samurai'', sent to him by his former sidekick Maya. So they do have [=DVDs=].

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** It also features a color video with sound in case 4, which is set before anything else in the series (which uses black and white during the original trilogy). The bizarre part is that it is on a ''tape'' while the same case features a wide screen flat panel TV.
** It seems that technology of the AA universe is quite different. There doesn't seem
TV. Though this makes some sense considering it was meant to be [=DVDs=] or any similar substitute, and most of the videos seen in the original trilogy could be explained as being cheap analyze security cameras and the like, color cameras being more of a rarity. camera footage, which is often recorded on tape to reduce costs.
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It's also possible the phone design is more primitive, and camera phones are very expensive, the characters with ones are an Interpol agent and an international prosecutor. Other characters are probably just using more affordable versions. It seems that living in such a murder-filled universe has its advantages though, as a fingerprint set that includes a machine that can analyze prints in under a minute is PORTABLE.
*** [[{{Catchphrase}} OBJECTION!]] In ''Apollo Justice'', Phoenix is shown to have a stack of [=DVDs=] of the tokusatsu series ''Steel Samurai'', sent to him by his former sidekick Maya. So they do have [=DVDs=].
PORTABLE.
25th Apr '16 11:05:00 AM MasoTey
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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 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']], with [[RetroUniverse a mix of 70's taxi cabs, flip-phones, typewriters, 40's clothing, and modern-day demographics.demographics]].
25th Apr '16 11:03:02 AM MasoTey
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* Might apply to ''Series/DoctorWho'', depending on how you use the word "prequel" in conjunction with a show about [[TimeyWimeyBall time travel]]. Apparently human technology is going to go back and forth on the "looking really cool" vs "looking like something a few BBC techs made with chicken wire and aluminum foil" scale multiple times throughout our future history. {{Lampshaded}} when K9 reappears in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E3SchoolReunion "School Reunion"]] and Rose points out how "[[DeaderThanDisco Disco]]" he looks. The Doctor claims that in the year 5000 such technology is cutting edge.

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* Might apply to ''Series/DoctorWho'', depending on how you use the word "prequel" in conjunction with a show about [[TimeyWimeyBall time travel]]. Apparently human technology is going to go back and forth on the "looking really cool" vs "looking like something a few BBC techs made with chicken wire and aluminum foil" scale multiple times throughout our future history. {{Lampshaded}} when K9 reappears in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS28E3SchoolReunion "School Reunion"]] and Rose points out how "[[DeaderThanDisco Disco]]" he looks. The Doctor claims that in the year 5000 such technology an aesthetic is cutting edge.
3rd Jan '16 2:58:20 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* ''VideoGame/PokemonOmegaRubyAndAlphaSapphire'' takes place at the same time as ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue FireRed and LeafGreen]]'', which means it takes place before almost every other game. The technology is noticeably more advanced in Hoenn compared to, say, [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Sinnoh]] despite the latter being at minimum four years later. There's even a reference to the UsefulNotes/NintendoDS being older than the roughly ten to fourteen year old protagonist (though it could have been a VideoGame/GameAndWatch as well), when it and the UsefulNotes/NintendoWii were apparently new during [=DPPT=]. The protagonist in [=ORAS=] also has a Wii U, much like the XY protagonist despite the fact the latter takes place over ten years later. There is some implications that there is an AlternateTimeline in place so it's possible that the DS games take place in a different universe from the 3DS ones, explaining the technological difference.

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* ''VideoGame/PokemonOmegaRubyAndAlphaSapphire'' ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire]]'' takes place at the same time as ''[[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue FireRed and LeafGreen]]'', which means it takes place before almost every other game. The technology is noticeably more advanced in Hoenn compared to, say, [[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Sinnoh]] despite the latter being at minimum four years later. There's even a reference to the UsefulNotes/NintendoDS being older than the roughly ten to fourteen year old protagonist (though it could have been a VideoGame/GameAndWatch as well), when it and the UsefulNotes/NintendoWii were apparently new during [=DPPT=]. The protagonist in [=ORAS=] also has a Wii U, much like the XY protagonist despite the fact the latter takes place over ten years later. There is some implications that there is an AlternateTimeline in place so it's possible that the DS games take place in a different universe from the 3DS ones, explaining the technological difference.
7th Nov '15 7:49:47 PM nombretomado
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* In {{Red Letter Media}}'s reviews of the ''[[Franchise/StarWars Star Wars Prequels]]'', a strong critique of ''Film/AttackOfTheClones''' is that everything is [[EverythingIsAnIpodInTheFuture beautiful, smooth and synthetic]] due to blue-screening and major leaps in CGI, making for poorer world-building when compared to the original trilogy. Compairing it to the previously physical-yet-inperfect metal and rust environments found ''forwards'' in the continuity only further highlights why fans had problems enjoying prequels.

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* In {{Red Letter Media}}'s WebVideo/RedLetterMedia's reviews of the ''[[Franchise/StarWars Star Wars Prequels]]'', a strong critique of ''Film/AttackOfTheClones''' is that everything is [[EverythingIsAnIpodInTheFuture beautiful, smooth and synthetic]] due to blue-screening and major leaps in CGI, making for poorer world-building when compared to the original trilogy. Compairing it to the previously physical-yet-inperfect metal and rust environments found ''forwards'' in the continuity only further highlights why fans had problems enjoying prequels.
7th Nov '15 7:49:25 PM nombretomado
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-->-- '''Nadine''', ''[[RedLetterMedia Mr. Plinkett's]] Film/AttackOfTheClones review.''

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-->-- '''Nadine''', ''[[RedLetterMedia ''[[WebVideo/RedLetterMedia Mr. Plinkett's]] Film/AttackOfTheClones review.''
5th Nov '15 12:54:34 AM SomeMeddlingKid
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* A variaton appears in ''Film/FinalDestination5'', [[spoiler:the twist being that the 2011 sequel is actually a [[StealthSequel Stealth Prequel]] to the original film. Computer screens and cell phones used in the movie are noticeably sleeker-looking than those used in the original- while these would have technically been available in 2000, they would have been expensive and barely on the market. Clothing is also more fitted and tailored than the baggy ensembles of ''Final Destination''. This trope was likely intentionally invoked by the filmmakers as a means of misleading audiences about the time period, which is only revealed in the film's final moments.]]

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* A variaton appears in ''Film/FinalDestination5'', [[spoiler:the twist being that the 2011 sequel is actually a [[StealthSequel Stealth Prequel]] to the original film. Computer screens and cell phones used in the movie are noticeably sleeker-looking than those used in the original- while these would have technically been available in 2000, they would have been expensive and barely on the market. Clothing is also more fitted and tailored than the baggy ensembles of ''Final Destination''. This However, this trope was likely intentionally invoked by the filmmakers as a means of misleading audiences about the time period, which is only revealed in the film's final moments.]]
26th Oct '15 9:40:23 AM HeraldAlberich
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* While it's considered more of a side-series, the ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime'' series falls into this (taking place in between the first two games). Ridley goes from a massive winged cyborg, to a somewhat large purple dragon with tiny wings. Samus goes from utilizing complex combos to more standard beams.
** This may be [[JustifiedTrope justified]], however. In most of the games, the Chozo left the planet long ago; however, in the first ''Prime'', they recently [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence ascended]], only to be pulled back to the mortal plane by Phazon pollution (it's implied that Tallon IV was the last mortal Chozo outpost), after which they had a vision of Samus fighting off the entity in the impact crater. It can therefore be inferred that the tech on Tallon IV actually ''is'' more advanced than the technology from their older outposts, and that they made it specifically to help Samus on her quest. In addition, some of the technology later in the series actually shows signs of being more advanced, as well; the Zebesian Super Missiles are a separate weapon system, while the Tallon IV (and Aether) Super Missiles are basically formed by jury-rigging the Power Beam & Missile Launcher to fire a combined projectile. So, basically, the series plays with this: the ''Prime'' trilogy's technology actually is more advanced, due to being made chronologically later than the technology seen in later installments; however, there are cases where the older technology works better than the more advanced models.

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* While it's considered more of a side-series, the ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime'' series ''VideoGame/MetroidPrimeTrilogy'' falls into this (taking place in between the first two games). Ridley goes from a massive winged cyborg, to a somewhat large purple dragon with tiny wings. Samus goes from utilizing complex combos to more standard beams.
** This may be [[JustifiedTrope justified]], however. In most of the games, the Chozo left the planet long ago; however, in the first ''Prime'', ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime'', they recently [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence ascended]], only to be pulled back to the mortal plane by Phazon pollution (it's implied that Tallon IV was the last mortal Chozo outpost), after which they had a vision of Samus fighting off the entity in the impact crater. It can therefore be inferred that the tech on Tallon IV actually ''is'' more advanced than the technology from their older outposts, and that they made it specifically to help Samus on her quest. In addition, some of the technology later in the series actually shows signs of being more advanced, as well; the Zebesian Super Missiles are a separate weapon system, while the Tallon IV (and Aether) Super Missiles are basically formed by jury-rigging the Power Beam & Missile Launcher to fire a combined projectile. So, basically, the series plays with this: the ''Prime'' trilogy's technology actually is more advanced, due to being made chronologically later than the technology seen in later installments; however, there are cases where the older technology works better than the more advanced models.
9th Oct '15 1:38:48 AM SomeMeddlingKid
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* A variaton appears in ''Film/FinalDestination5'', [[spoiler:the twist being that the 2011 sequel is actually a [[StealthSequel Stealth Prequel]] to the original film. Computer screens and cell phones used in the movie are noticeably sleeker-looking than those used in the original- while these would have technically been available in 2000, they would have been expensive and barely on the market. Clothing is also more fitted and tailored than the baggy ensembles of ''Final Destination''. Even though ''Film/FinalDestination1 ''and ''Final Destination 5'' both depict the same plane crash, these depictions look worlds apart in quality due to the latter having 11 years of film advancement on the original.]]
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* A variaton appears in ''Film/FinalDestination5'', [[spoiler:the twist being that the 2011 sequel is actually a [[StealthSequel Stealth Prequel]] to the original film. Computer screens and cell phones used in the movie are noticeably sleeker-looking than those used in the original- while these would have technically been available in 2000, they would have been expensive and barely on the market. Clothing is also more fitted and tailored than the baggy ensembles of ''Final Destination''. Even though ''Film/FinalDestination1 ''and ''Final Destination 5'' both depict This trope was likely intentionally invoked by the same plane crash, these depictions look worlds apart in quality due to filmmakers as a means of misleading audiences about the latter having 11 years of film advancement on time period, which is only revealed in the original.film's final moments.]]
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