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13th Sep '16 3:46:57 AM JackG
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* ''Series/V1983''. In "The Deception", the Visitors make a captured Mike Donovan think he's woken up ten years on when humanity has defeated the alien invaders. Holographic technology is used to make the Visitors appears as his friends, but Mike sees a newspaper with the Star Child who, unknown to the Visitors, has undergone a PlotRelevantAgeUp, meaning she'd be much older than the picture shown.

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* ''Series/V1983''.''Series/{{V 1983}}''. In "The Deception", the Visitors make a captured Mike Donovan think he's woken up ten years on when humanity has defeated the alien invaders. Holographic technology is used to make the Visitors appears as his friends, but Mike sees a newspaper with the Star Child who, unknown to the Visitors, has undergone a PlotRelevantAgeUp, meaning she'd be much older than the picture shown.
13th Sep '16 3:46:13 AM JackG
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* ''Series/V1983''. In "The Deception", the Visitors make a captured Mike Donovan think he's woken up ten years on when humanity has defeated the alien invaders. Holographic technology is used to make the Visitors appears as his friends, but Mike sees a newspaper with the Star Child who, unknown to the Visitors, has undergone a PlotRelevantAgeUp, meaning she'd be much older than the picture shown.
13th Sep '16 3:27:01 AM JackG
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** Inverted in the episode "Stratagem". Captain Archer tries to get information out of an alien by convincing him that they are now friends and that years have gone by. The alien ship they have supposedly stolen is [[FauxtasticVoyage actually set up inside a small shuttle in the ''Enterprise'' landing bay]]. The small touches making the simulation seem real include [[ScannableMan tattooing both their arms with prison barcodes]].

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** Inverted in In the episode "Stratagem". "Stratagem", Captain Archer tries to get information out of an alien by convincing him that they are now friends and that years have gone by. The alien ship they have supposedly stolen is [[FauxtasticVoyage actually set up inside a small shuttle in the ''Enterprise'' landing bay]]. The small touches making the simulation seem real include [[ScannableMan tattooing both their arms with prison barcodes]].
10th Sep '16 8:16:07 PM Gamermaster
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* With the ''massive'' CerebusRetcons ''Machinima/RedvsBlue'', it's heavily implied that the whole "A nuke sent tore a hole in space-time and sent us 200 years into the future" plot was really just [[spoiler: Vic and Gary screwing with the Blood Gulch Crew]]. Either way, this trope was in effect to some extent, as it would SERIOUSLY muck up continuity if it had been a true RipVanWinkle.

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* With the ''massive'' CerebusRetcons ''Machinima/RedvsBlue'', {{Cerebus Retcon}s ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', it's heavily implied that the whole "A nuke sent tore a hole in space-time and sent us 200 years into the future" plot was really just [[spoiler: Vic and Gary screwing with the Blood Gulch Crew]]. Either way, this trope was in effect to some extent, as it would SERIOUSLY muck up continuity if it had been a true RipVanWinkle.
4th Sep '16 11:03:51 PM RAMChYLD
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** And they once convinced a retired [[Creator/WilliamShatner gangster]] that he had dreamed the previous thirty or so years and he was back in the 30s as a young man.

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** And Done in reverse when they once convinced a retired [[Creator/WilliamShatner gangster]] that he had dreamed the previous thirty or so years and he was back in the 30s as a young man.
3rd Jul '16 5:38:51 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'', Sahmad is put into a LotusEaterMachine where people claim he has been asleep for 750 years.

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* In ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'', ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'', Sahmad is put into a LotusEaterMachine where people claim he has been asleep for 750 years.
29th Jun '16 4:35:24 AM ChronoLegion
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** Also, in his ''Series/{{Apocalypse}}'' special, Derren tricks a guy into thinking that days or weeks have passed since he has been known unconscious by a meteorite (it's been a few hours at most) and that England is in the middle of a ZombieApocalypse, mostly through a fake news broadcast and actors.

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** Also, in his ''Series/{{Apocalypse}}'' special, Derren tricks a guy into thinking that days or weeks have passed since he has been known knocked unconscious by a meteorite (it's been a few hours at most) and that England is in the middle of a ZombieApocalypse, mostly through a fake news broadcast and actors.
29th Jun '16 4:34:55 AM ChronoLegion
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** Also, in his ''Series/{{Apocalypse}}'' special, Derren tricks a guy into thinking that days or weeks have passed since he has been known unconscious by a meteorite (it's been a few hours at most) and that England is in the middle of a ZombieApocalypse, mostly through a fake news broadcast and actors.
29th Jun '16 4:31:19 AM ChronoLegion
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* Inverted in ''Trick of the Mind'', where Creator/DerrenBrown plays a trick on an American kid in a desert by promising to make the sun disappear ("an old Native American Indian trick", as he claims). He has the kid check his watch and then put on a warm jacket. Then he starts drawing on the ground and counting. The real purpose is to put the boy in a hypnotic trance. Derren then lies him down on a mat and leaves for several hours until it's dark (the boy is watched all this time). Derren then sits the boy back up, sets his watch back to the same time, and snaps him out of the trance. As far as the kid is concerned, only a moment has passed, and he confirms it by checking the time. They tell him everything later.
29th Jun '16 3:24:26 AM MadSpy
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* It's only a few months, but this is done to Stringfellow Hawke in the "Echoes of the Past" episode of ''Series/{{Airwolf}}''. A fake news story is created -- [[HilariousInHindsight involving the divorce of Charles and Diana]]. As it turns out, Hawke was suspicious from the start as he woke up with the same callous on his hands as when he "crashed," meaning it can't be nearly a year in the future.

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* It's only a few months, but this is done to Stringfellow Hawke in the "Echoes of the Past" episode of ''Series/{{Airwolf}}''. A fake news story is created -- [[HilariousInHindsight involving the divorce of Charles and Diana]]. As it turns out, Hawke was suspicious from the start as he woke up with the same callous callus on his hands as when he "crashed," meaning it can't be nearly a year in the future.
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