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12th May '18 12:25:25 AM ShorinBJ
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** Also, a Cubs-Miami World Series in 2015 became impossible as long as both franchises remained in the National League. Of course, the fact these teams had the two worst records in the NL in 2013 would've made a World Series by either squad unlikely, anyway. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome (Although the Cubs did come closer than anybody thought they would]], defeating [[TheRival the St. Louis Cardinals]] to win the 2015 NLDS, only to lose to the hated Mets). Good job predicting there'd ''be'' a Miami team though (the Florida Marlins were formed in 1993 and became the Miami Marlins in 2012), even if they got the name wrong -- the logo implies that they would be the Gators, unlikely in any case given that there was already a well-known college football team by that name (the Cubs World Series happened in 2016, with them winning and ending the century-drought that was still very much in effect during the ''Back to the Future'' trilogy).

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** Also, a Cubs-Miami World Series in 2015 became impossible as long as both franchises remained in the National League. Of course, the fact these teams had the two worst records in the NL in 2013 would've made a World Series by either squad unlikely, anyway. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome (Although the Cubs did come closer than anybody thought they would]], defeating [[TheRival the St. Louis Cardinals]] to win the 2015 NLDS, only to lose to the hated Mets). Good job predicting there'd ''be'' a Miami team though (the Florida Marlins were formed in 1993 and became the Miami Marlins in 2012), even if they got the name wrong -- the logo implies that they would be the Gators, unlikely in any case given that there was already a well-known college football team by that name (the Cubs World Series happened in 2016, with them winning and ending the century-drought that was still very much in effect during the ''Back to the Future'' trilogy).



* The original ''Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes'' pentalogy eventually fell victim to this. [[Film/PlanetOfTheApes1968 The original film]] was released in 1968 and focused on a space crew that set out for an interstellar mission in the far-off year 1972. [[Film/EscapeFromThePlanetOfTheApes The third movie]], released three years later, had two talking apes arrive from the future one year after the mission from the original, which was two years away at the time. By the time the [[Film/ConquestOfThePlanetOfTheApes fourth movie]] was released, it was the same year interstellar travel was supposed to be possible according to the original, and when the [[Film/BattleForThePlanetOfTheApes fifth movie]] was released another year later, there was no talking apes from the future, obviously.

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* The original ''Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes'' pentalogy eventually fell victim to this. [[Film/PlanetOfTheApes1968 The original film]] was released in 1968 and focused on a space crew that set out for an interstellar mission in the far-off year 1972. [[Film/EscapeFromThePlanetOfTheApes The third movie]], released three years later, had two talking apes arrive from the future one year after the mission from the original, which was two years away at the time. By the time the [[Film/ConquestOfThePlanetOfTheApes fourth movie]] was released, it was the same year interstellar travel was supposed to be possible according to the original, and when the [[Film/BattleForThePlanetOfTheApes fifth movie]] was released another year later, there was were no talking apes from the future, obviously.
10th May '18 9:41:10 PM wrpen99
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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]].



* One of the central parts of the StoryArc in Season 20 of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' relied heavily on Hillary Clinton defeating Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election, as most people expected. When Trump won, the intended resolution to the arc [[AbortedArc didn't happen.]]
* 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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* One The original last few episodes of the central parts of the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'''s season 20 StoryArc in Season 20 of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' relied heavily on described Hillary Clinton defeating Donald Trump Mr. Garrison in the 2016 presidential election, as most people expected. an obvious parellel to her expected win over Donald Trump. When Trump won, the intended resolution 7th episode had to be entirely rewritten between the arc [[AbortedArc didn't happen.]]
* WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck thinks he's
time it was announced (1 AM of the guest of honor with his name inscribed in gold on day after the book in election took place) and the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' film "This Is a Life?" It turns out premier of the honoree is Bugs Bunny.episode that same day specifically to avert this.
26th Nov '17 2:30:16 PM nombretomado
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** In one that crosses with FunnyAneurysmMoment, "Queen Diana visits Washington". Not only did Princess Diana leave the royal family through a divorce and then die tragically long before, 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 leave the royal family through a divorce and then die tragically long before, but HMTheQueen UsefulNotes/HMTheQueen is still alive, well, and reigning in 2015.
12th Nov '17 1:28:12 PM Numnums
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* The original ''Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes'' pentalogy eventually fell victim to this. [[Film/PlanetOfTheApes1968 The original film]] was released in 1968 and focused on a space crew that set out for an interstellar mission in the far-off year 1972. [[Film/EscapeFromThePlanetOfTheApes The third movie]], released three years later, had two talking apes arrive from the future one year after the mission from the original, which was two years away at the time. By the time the [[Film/ConquestOfThePlanetOfTheApes fourth movie]] was released, it was the same year interstellar travel was supposed to be possible according to the original, and when the [[Film/BattleForThePlanetOfTheApes fifth movie]] was released another year later, there was no talking apes from the future, obviously.
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'':
**
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.
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