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6th Mar '16 12:11:33 PM StFan
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* ''[[Series/TwentyFour 24]]''. Season 1 was written and filmed pre-9/11 but was set in 2004. By the second season, 9/11 had happened, and the Department of Homeland Security suddenly existed when it hadn't before.

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* ''[[Series/TwentyFour 24]]''.''Series/TwentyFour''. Season 1 was written and filmed pre-9/11 but was set in 2004. By the second season, 9/11 had happened, and the Department of Homeland Security suddenly existed when it hadn't before.




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* Zig-zag on ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}'': When Freakazoid goes back in time and averts World War II, he returns to the present and sees things have changed: Creator/SharonStone can act, Rush Limbaugh is a bleeding-heart liberal, and thumbing through a newspaper: "Cold fusion works...Euro Disney packed...No more Creator/ChevyChase movies!"

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* Zig-zag on ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}'': When Freakazoid goes back in time and averts World War II, he returns to the present and sees things have changed: Creator/SharonStone can act, Rush Limbaugh is a bleeding-heart liberal, and thumbing through a newspaper: "Cold fusion works... Euro Disney packed...packed... No more Creator/ChevyChase movies!"
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4th Mar '16 2:33:49 PM MegaMarioMan
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* The background history of the ''VideoGame/StarControl'' franchise has the ''Small War of 2015'', in which a small nuclear exchange took place between Middle East countries [[CaptainObvious that year]], killing several million people. ''So far'' that has not happened.

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* The background history of the ''VideoGame/StarControl'' franchise has the ''Small War of 2015'', in which a small nuclear exchange took place between Middle East countries [[CaptainObvious that year]], killing several million people. ''So far'' that has not happened.
That never happened in the real world.
19th Feb '16 12:01:19 PM MegaMarioMan
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* Deliberately spoofed in ''Literature/MoreInformationThanYouRequire'', which is apparently set in some kind of AlternateHistory where, among other things, Dewey Defeats Truman, and in the follow-up volume, ''ThatIsAll'', we learn that Hitler drowned while on vacation during the 1930s. Roosevelt was right there and he ''allowed it to happen''.

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* Deliberately spoofed in ''Literature/MoreInformationThanYouRequire'', which is apparently set in some kind of AlternateHistory where, among other things, Dewey Defeats Truman, and in the follow-up volume, ''ThatIsAll'', ''Literature/ThatIsAll'', we learn that Hitler drowned while on vacation during the 1930s. Roosevelt was right there and he ''allowed it to happen''.
24th Jan '16 3:43:11 PM SkeletalPumpkin
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The title comes from a famous newspaper headline. The Chicago Tribune printed the predicted winner of the 1948 presidential election on its front page. [[AssumedWin By morning, the headline was proven wrong]]. The example became especially imfamous as a photo of the victorious UsefulNotes/HarryTruman holding up the paper in triumph became an iconic image.

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The title comes from a famous newspaper headline. The Chicago Tribune printed the predicted winner of the 1948 presidential election on its front page. [[AssumedWin By morning, the headline was proven wrong]]. The example became especially imfamous infamous as a photo of the victorious UsefulNotes/HarryTruman holding up the paper in triumph became an iconic image.
17th Jan '16 4:06:58 PM nombretomado
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* The background history of the ''StarControl'' franchise has the ''Small War of 2015'', in which a small nuclear exchange took place between Middle East countries [[CaptainObvious that year]], killing several million people. ''So far'' that has not happened.

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* The background history of the ''StarControl'' ''VideoGame/StarControl'' franchise has the ''Small War of 2015'', in which a small nuclear exchange took place between Middle East countries [[CaptainObvious that year]], killing several million people. ''So far'' that has not happened.
25th Dec '15 3:23:03 AM YasminPerry
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Ironically, the title of this article and the accompanying photo are a downplay of the trope. The initial run was immediately intercepted and destroyed, but not before one of Truman's cronies got a hold of one, providing for the famous photo op. The fact that the Tribune was an arch-Republican paper hostile to Truman didn't help any matters.

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Ironically, the title of this article and the accompanying photo are is a downplay of the trope. The initial run was immediately intercepted and destroyed, but not before one of Truman's cronies got a hold of one, providing for the famous photo op. The fact that the Tribune was an arch-Republican paper hostile to Truman didn't help any matters.
24th Nov '15 1:59:06 PM nightkiller
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* ''Series/{{Space 1999}}'', like Arthur C. Clark, was covered later by stating it had taken place in an AlternateUniverse.

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* ''Series/{{Space 1999}}'', like Arthur C. Clark, Clarke, was covered later by stating it had taken place in an AlternateUniverse.
19th Nov '15 3:38:01 PM HighCrate
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** ''[[Film/BackToTheFuturePartII Part II]]'' predicted flat screen [=TVs=] and hundreds of channels and the increase in popularity and decrease in cost of plastic surgery among a few other things. Also, paper newspapers look like they'll still be around too, if only just. On the other hand, it's unlikely to have [[IWantMyJetpack flying cars, hoverboards, realistic holographic displays, dust-repellent paper]], and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking 80s cafes]]. And it doesn't cost [[RidiculousFutureInflation $50 for a Pepsi]]. Lawyers got to keep their jobs, too.

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** ''[[Film/BackToTheFuturePartII Part II]]'' II]]'''s version of 2015 predicted flat screen [=TVs=] and [=TVs=], hundreds of channels channels, and the increase in popularity and decrease in cost of plastic surgery surgery, and TheEighties nostalgia among a few other things. Also, paper newspapers look like they'll they're still be around too, if only just. On the other hand, it's unlikely to have [[IWantMyJetpack flying fusion-powered cars, hoverboards, realistic holographic displays, and dust-repellent paper]], and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking 80s cafes]].paper]] are either impossible or ''very'' uncommon. And it doesn't cost [[RidiculousFutureInflation $50 for a Pepsi]]. Lawyers got to keep their jobs, too.



** In one that crosses with FunnyAneurysmMoment, "Queen Diana visits Washington". Not only Princess Diana left the royal family through a divorce and died tragically, but HMTheQueen is still alive, well, and reigning in 2015.

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** In one that crosses with FunnyAneurysmMoment, "Queen Diana visits Washington". Not only did Princess Diana left leave the royal family through a divorce and died tragically, then die tragically long before, but HMTheQueen is still alive, well, and reigning in 2015.



* ''Film/DemolitionMan'': An especially weird case. Released in 1993 (so not long after the L.A. riots, which undoubtedly informed a lot of its themes), it predicted that Los Angeles would turn into a criminal-run hellhole by '''1996''', though the rest of the film is set decades further into the future when it has become an oppressive nanny state.

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* ''Film/DemolitionMan'': An especially weird case. Released in 1993 (so not long after the L.A. riots, which undoubtedly informed a lot of its themes), it predicted that Los Angeles would turn into a criminal-run hellhole by '''1996''', though the rest 1996, so [[TakeThat it got that much right]], and California ''does'' have a reputation for being a bit of the film is set decades further into the future when it has become an oppressive a nanny state.
state, but turning convicts into HumanPopsicles and subliminally programming their rehabilitation? We're still waiting on that one.



** The FixFic ''Fanfic/ReimaginedEnterprise'' states that they ''did'' happen, and they were open wars, but that a lot of it was our-universe conflicts and incidents that here had a connection to the Augments (for instance, there was an intervention in Somalia in 1992, but here it was an intervention against the Khanate).
8th Nov '15 8:32:37 PM MyFinalEdits
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*** Groundwork for the team actually began just a few months after the films release. Its entirly possible that Miami having a MLB team was a very educated guess.
8th Nov '15 3:41:37 PM CrazyUncleNikola
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*** Groundwork for the team actually began just a few months after the films release. Its entirly possible that Miami having a MLB team was a very educated guess.
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