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17th Sep '17 5:59:52 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey''. All of the ''Space Odyssey'' series have already been invalidated this way, one way or another. For example, the first three books all feature a still-existing USSR; the backstory of 2061 involves a revolution in UsefulNotes/SouthAfrica in the 2030s which overthrows the apartheid regime; then of course there's the invention of HAL. ArthurCClarke went on record to state that the 'sequels' were actually stories taking place in [[AlternateUniverse alternate universes]] when current events surpassed his stories.

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* ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey''. All of the ''Space Odyssey'' series have already been invalidated this way, one way or another. For example, the first three books all feature a still-existing USSR; the backstory of 2061 involves a revolution in UsefulNotes/SouthAfrica in the 2030s which overthrows the apartheid regime; then of course there's the invention of HAL. ArthurCClarke Creator/ArthurCClarke went on record to state that the 'sequels' were actually stories taking place in [[AlternateUniverse alternate universes]] when current events surpassed his stories.
1st Sep '17 5:49:39 PM 64SuperNintendo
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* WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck thinks he's the guest of honor with his name inscribed in gold on the book in the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' film "This Is A Life?" It turns out the honoree is Bugs Bunny.

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* WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck thinks he's the guest of honor with his name inscribed in gold on the book in the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' film "This Is A a Life?" It turns out the honoree is Bugs Bunny.
1st Sep '17 5:49:10 PM 64SuperNintendo
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Sometimes, a writer inadvertently creates an AlternateHistory, which causes problems when referencing later events. The reason? Real life has simply progressed beyond the fictional events, meaning that the work suddenly becomes inaccurate. Adventure thrillers are especially vulnerable to this, as they are often written TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture. Sometimes, the writer will refer to later events such as 9-11, InSpiteOfANail. In other cases, what was a series of adventure novels experiences a GenreShift and becomes some kind of science-fiction or true Alternate History.

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Sometimes, a writer inadvertently creates an AlternateHistory, which causes problems when referencing later events. The reason? Real life has simply progressed beyond the fictional events, meaning that the work suddenly becomes inaccurate. Adventure thrillers are especially vulnerable to this, as they are often written TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture. Sometimes, the writer will refer to later events such as 9-11, 9/11, InSpiteOfANail. In other cases, what was a series of adventure novels experiences a GenreShift and becomes some kind of science-fiction or true Alternate History.
30th Aug '17 10:58:37 PM KingClark
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* ''Film/TwoThousandTwelve'' intended to predicted TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt without success... Although one could make the case that it was just Creator/RolandEmmerich making use of the silly "Mayan prophecy" mumbo-jumbo for the purpose of fitting as many natural disasters as he could in a single film.

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* ''Film/TwoThousandTwelve'' intended to predicted TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt without success... Although one could make the case that it was just Creator/RolandEmmerich making use of the silly "Mayan prophecy" mumbo-jumbo [[RuleOfCool for the purpose of fitting as many natural disasters as he could in a single film.film]].
30th Aug '17 10:58:22 PM KingClark
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* ''Film/TwoThousandTwelve'' intended to predicted TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt without success.

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* ''Film/TwoThousandTwelve'' intended to predicted TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt without success.success... Although one could make the case that it was just Creator/RolandEmmerich making use of the silly "Mayan prophecy" mumbo-jumbo for the purpose of fitting as many natural disasters as he could in a single film.
12th Aug '17 3:37:27 PM MissMokushiroku
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* ''Franchise/StarTrek'':
** The franchise initially had the Eugenics Wars occurring in the 1990s. There were a couple attempts to fix this one. [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine DS9]]: [[Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS05E16DrBashirIPresume "Dr. Bashir, I Presume"]] claimed that it actually happened later sometime, while a series of books suggested that they were "secret wars" where the actual historical events were being manipulated from behind the scenes. One series of comics just says "screw it, we're going all in" and has Khan ''destroying Washington D.C. and Moscow'' in 1992.

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* ''Franchise/StarTrek'':
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The ''Franchise/StarTrek'' franchise initially had the Eugenics Wars occurring in the 1990s. There were a couple attempts to fix this one. [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine DS9]]: ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'''s [[Recap/StarTrekDeepSpaceNineS05E16DrBashirIPresume "Dr. Bashir, I Presume"]] claimed claims that it actually happened later sometime, while a series of books suggested suggests that they were "secret wars" where the actual historical events were being manipulated from behind the scenes. One series of comics just says "screw it, we're going all in" and has Khan ''destroying Washington D.C. and Moscow'' in 1992.



* In the LiveEpisode of ''{{Series/Roundhouse}}'', the dad (John) insists that the family eat out to celebrate the son's (Ivan) victory at the Anytown little league tournament, which was to happen the next day. When Ivan corrects John, the latter states that "tomorrow Anytown will beat Rivaltown just like we've done for the past 30 years. Don't you read the papers?" He then whips out a newspaper where the top headline is "Anytown Defeats Rivaltown". Ivan goes, "Hey why did they print that already?!?" to which John replies that they'll have something to shred for the ticket day parade. Bonus points for the newspaper having the trope name as the second headline.

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* In the LiveEpisode of ''{{Series/Roundhouse}}'', the dad (John) insists that the family eat out to celebrate the son's (Ivan) victory at the Anytown little league tournament, which was to happen the next day. When Ivan corrects John, the latter states that "tomorrow "tomorrow, Anytown will beat Rivaltown just like we've done for the past 30 years. Don't you read the papers?" He then whips out a newspaper where the top headline is "Anytown Defeats Rivaltown". Ivan goes, "Hey "Hey, why did they print that already?!?" to which John replies that they'll have something to shred for the ticket day parade. Bonus points for the newspaper having the trope name as the second headline.



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* When the Atlanta Falcons took a 28-3 lead against the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI (February 5, 2017), especially after QB Tom Brady got picked for an Atlanta touchdown, the early editions of the Boston Globe announced the Patriots defeat. The Patriots eventually scored 25 unanswered points to send the game into overtime and they won it on their first overtime possession, 34-28.
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* Unless ''everything'' pans out the way Creator/BioWare predicted it will, this is going to happen to the ''VideoGame/MassEffect'' franchise in about 200 years' time. Given that that series features enormous, sentient machines whose sole goal is the extinction of all advanced lifeforms, that may not be a bad thing.
13th May '17 3:46:17 PM maxwellsilver
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* One of the central parts of the StoryArc in Season 20 of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' relied heavily on Hillary Clinton defeating Donald Trump in the current presidential election, as most people expected. When Trump pulled a shocking victory, the intended resolution to the arc [[AbortedArc didn't happen.]]

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* One of the central parts of the StoryArc in Season 20 of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' relied heavily on Hillary Clinton defeating Donald Trump in the current 2016 presidential election, as most people expected. When Trump pulled a shocking victory, won, the intended resolution to the arc [[AbortedArc didn't happen.]]
5th May '17 7:15:07 PM MugenKagemaru
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* ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance'' has Sundowner mention Nine-Eleven for the first time since the it actually happened, despite the fact that [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots the previous chronological game]] also took place after the turn of the century in-universe and development started after it happened, [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty as opposed to before]].
14th Mar '17 4:40:45 PM Xtifr
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* RobertHeinlein is often credited with inventing the idea of an author linking his works into a single timeline and coining the term "future history." None the less, he eventually had to declare his Future History to be an alternate universe (and he then introduced inter-universal travel so those characters could visit worlds more like our own).

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* RobertHeinlein Creator/RobertHeinlein is often credited with inventing the idea of an author linking his works into a single timeline and coining the term "future history." None the less, Nonetheless, he eventually had to declare his Future History to be an alternate universe (and he then introduced inter-universal travel so those characters could visit worlds more like our own).
22nd Feb '17 9:43:29 AM DeanMT94
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* The original ''VideoGame/GhostRecon'' predicted an ultranationalist party gaining power in Russia and launching an invasion of the Republic of Georgia to annex it in 2008, which quickly escalates into essentially WorldWarIII as NATO intervenes in their subsequent attempts to do the same to other former Soviet satellites like Lithuania; while Georgia and Russia did get into a war in 2008, it did not escalate into the larger conflict that is the focus of the game. Its expansions likewise predicted the death of UsefulNotes/FidelCastro in 2006 and a second Eritrean/Ethiopean War in 2009, neither of which happened.

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* The original ''VideoGame/GhostRecon'' predicted an ultranationalist party gaining power in Russia and launching an invasion of the Republic of Georgia to annex it in 2008, which quickly escalates into essentially WorldWarIII as NATO intervenes in their subsequent attempts to do the same to other former Soviet satellites like Lithuania; while Georgia and Russia did get into a war in 2008, it did not escalate into the larger conflict that is the focus of the game. Its expansions likewise predicted the death of UsefulNotes/FidelCastro in 2006 and a second Eritrean/Ethiopean War in 2009, neither of which happened.2009. While the first has since come to pass (ten years late) there has still been no new war between Ethiopia and Eritrea.
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