History Main / NewspaperDating

3rd Feb '17 1:25:40 PM eroock
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6th Jan '17 5:14:38 PM nombretomado
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* The protagonist of ''The Big Lie'' from ImageComics (a book about the events of 9/11) does this at the start of the story, discovering she has arrived several days earlier than she intended.

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* The protagonist of ''The Big Lie'' from ImageComics Creator/ImageComics (a book about the events of 9/11) does this at the start of the story, discovering she has arrived several days earlier than she intended.
24th Dec '16 12:23:28 PM nombretomado
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* ''AroundTheWorldInEightyDays'' has what might be considered a non-time-travel aversion, in that Phileas Fogg apparently never checks the date on a newspaper after crossing the Pacific. Had he done so he would have realised that [[spoiler:he had gained a day after crossing the International Date Line]].

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* ''AroundTheWorldInEightyDays'' ''Literature/AroundTheWorldInEightyDays'' has what might be considered a non-time-travel aversion, in that Phileas Fogg apparently never checks the date on a newspaper after crossing the Pacific. Had he done so he would have realised that [[spoiler:he had gained a day after crossing the International Date Line]].
23rd Dec '16 6:44:34 AM JackG
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** When carried forward to a BadFuture where [[TheVirus Croatoan virus]] has swept over the Earth, Dean reads the date on a government warning sign announcing the area he's in is a hot zone. Zachariah (the angel who sent him there) later turns up to read the newspaper to him, just to ram home what a CrapsackWorld it is.
17th Dec '16 9:28:32 PM JackG
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** After traveling forward in time from the 1930's, Henry Winchester (Dean's grandfather) reads the registration on the Impala. "2013? My god! I guess the [[MayanDoomsday Mayans were wrong]]."

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** After traveling forward in time from the 1930's, 1958, Henry Winchester (Dean's grandfather) reads the registration on the Impala. "2013? My god! I guess the [[MayanDoomsday Mayans were wrong]]."
17th Dec '16 9:26:59 PM JackG
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** In the episode "In The Beginning", Dean realizes he's been sent back in time by the angel Castiel when he goes into a diner and sees the date on the newspaper of the man next to him (who happens to be his father).
** He also does it when he is raised from the dead in "Lazarus Rising" due to time flowing much slower in Hell than on Earth.

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** In the episode "In The Beginning", Dean realizes he's been sent back in time by the angel Castiel when he goes into a diner and sees the date on the newspaper of the man next to him (who happens to be his father).
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father). He also does it when he is raised from the dead in "Lazarus Rising" due to time flowing much slower in Hell than on Earth.Earth.
** After traveling forward in time from the 1930's, Henry Winchester (Dean's grandfather) reads the registration on the Impala. "2013? My god! I guess the [[MayanDoomsday Mayans were wrong]]."
13th Nov '16 3:23:32 PM nombretomado
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* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' did this to confirm that they ''hadn't'' time traveled when they went to an alternate universe containing the Justice Guild, and ''[[JusticeLeagueUnlimited Unlimited]]'' did it in "The Once and Future Thing, Part One: Weird Western Tales".

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* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' did this to confirm that they ''hadn't'' time traveled when they went to an alternate universe containing the Justice Guild, and ''[[JusticeLeagueUnlimited ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited Unlimited]]'' did it in "The Once and Future Thing, Part One: Weird Western Tales".
22nd Oct '16 10:21:44 PM Seanette
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* In ''Film/TimeAfterTime'', after H. G. Wells demonstrates his time-machine to his skeptical 20th Century girlfriend by taking her a few days into the future, she confirms that his time-machine works when she sees a newspaper dated a few days later. [[spoiler:She then reads about her own murder on the front page.]]

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* In ''Film/TimeAfterTime'', after H. G. Wells demonstrates his time-machine to his skeptical 20th Century girlfriend by taking her a few days into the future, she confirms that his time-machine works when she sees a newspaper dated a few days later. [[spoiler:She then reads about her own murder on the front page.]]]] Earlier in the movie, when he arrives in 1979, he already knows ''when'' he is, but makes use of a newspaper to find out ''where'' he is (apparently not having realized he'd traveled from London to San Francisco).
17th Sep '16 3:17:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* This trope is how the protagonists of ''[[FlashForward2009 Flash Forward]]'' find out that the eponymous flash forwards are supposed to show the future.

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* This trope is how the protagonists of ''[[FlashForward2009 Flash Forward]]'' ''Series/FlashForward2009'' find out that the eponymous flash forwards are supposed to show the future.
17th Jul '16 6:43:30 AM eroock
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* The attempt at newspaper dating in ''Film/MenInBlack3'' doesn't work because the guy in the elevator keeps shifting the date on the paper out of J's line of sight. J finally just asks him WhatYearIsIt.
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