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1st Dec '16 12:06:52 AM KeithM
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* ''Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda'', since it covers cases from all through Kenda's career, frequently runs into this in the recreations. All the vehicles are contemporary to when the show was produced (2011 - on), and thus you see may a case set in the late 1980s where police cars not only have modern styling but LED lightbars and a supposedly low-income hotel has a 42" LCD flatscreen TV in the lobby.

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* ''Homicide ''[[HomicideHunter Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda'', Kenda]]'', since it covers cases from all through Kenda's career, frequently runs into this in the recreations. All the vehicles are contemporary to when the show was produced (2011 - on), and thus you see may a case set in the late 1980s where police cars not only have modern styling but LED lightbars and a supposedly low-income hotel has a 42" LCD flatscreen TV in the lobby.
30th Nov '16 11:02:07 PM Kid
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** The fifth movie, when Harry is taking Dudley home, clearly shows the car numberplate "MA 06 KBH" in the background, and the "06" means it's part of the February 2006 issue ("56" would have meant August 2006). A little later, flying to his trial at the Ministry of Magic, Harry passes a completed Canary Wharf development (in the book's year of 1995, and the London Eye (not erected until autumn 1999). Oyster Cards (2003) also featured briefly. According to which fans you believe, these are either glaring anachronisms which detract from the film, or evidence that the film has been updated to our time.

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** The fifth movie, when Harry is taking Dudley home, clearly shows the car numberplate "MA 06 KBH" in the background, and the "06" means it's part of the February 2006 issue ("56" would have meant August 2006). A little later, flying to his trial at the Ministry of Magic, Harry passes a completed Canary Wharf development (in the book's year of 1995, 1995), and the London Eye (not erected until autumn 1999). Oyster Cards (2003) also featured briefly. According to which fans you believe, these are either glaring anachronisms which detract from the film, or evidence that the film has been updated to our time.
27th Sep '16 4:09:13 PM MaciekOst
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* In ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas'', set in 1992, the peds filling the sidewalks look period-appropriate (even including one ped model who looks just like KurtCobain) but many of the wearable articles of clothing for CJ look more appropriate for [[TurnOfTheMillennium early 2000s]] (particularly the expensive suits from Didier Sachs), with the game having come out in 2004. One in-game vehicle, Bullet, is also based of the then-upcoming 2005 Ford GT.
23rd Sep '16 10:17:10 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/BehindEnemyLines'' (2001) is set at the end of the Bosnian War, which was in late 1995. However early in the film there is a reference to wanting to be with BritneySpears, who rose to prominence in 1999, and a character yells out "WILSON!" when a football flies off an aircraft carrier deck, a reference to ''Series/CastAway'' (2000). The main aircraft used in the movie, the Foxtrot model of the F/A-18 Super Hornet[[note]]The E/F models of the Hornet are actually entirely new airplanes that were called an upgrade to convince Congress to buy it[[/note]] also wasn't yet active as of 1995 either. Its first prototype flight was actually the same year as the movie.

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* ''Film/BehindEnemyLines'' (2001) is set at the end of the Bosnian War, which was in late 1995. However early in the film there is a reference to wanting to be with BritneySpears, Music/BritneySpears, who rose to prominence in 1999, and a character yells out "WILSON!" when a football flies off an aircraft carrier deck, a reference to ''Series/CastAway'' (2000). The main aircraft used in the movie, the Foxtrot model of the F/A-18 Super Hornet[[note]]The E/F models of the Hornet are actually entirely new airplanes that were called an upgrade to convince Congress to buy it[[/note]] also wasn't yet active as of 1995 either. Its first prototype flight was actually the same year as the movie.
28th May '16 7:46:04 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' books, the internal chronology dates the events of Harry's time at Hogwarts to the 1990s. The only notable anachronism in the books is a mention of Dudley owning a PlayStation in what should be August, 1994, when the system was not yet available. The films, on the other hand, clearly reflect their 2000s production years, in spite of the gravestones of Tom Riddle Sr. and Harry's parents dating it to the 1990s, as with the books. For example, the sixth movie features the destruction of London's Millennium Bridge, which shouldn't exist yet it being, you know, ''before the millennium''.

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* In the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' books, the internal chronology dates the events of Harry's time at Hogwarts to the 1990s. The only notable anachronism in the books is a mention of Dudley owning a PlayStation UsefulNotes/PlayStation in what should be August, 1994, when the system was not yet available. The films, on the other hand, clearly reflect their 2000s production years, in spite of the gravestones of Tom Riddle Sr. and Harry's parents dating it to the 1990s, as with the books. For example, the sixth movie features the destruction of London's Millennium Bridge, which shouldn't exist yet it being, you know, ''before the millennium''.
21st May '16 8:25:24 PM Ulkomaalainen
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** The fifth movie, when Harry is taking Dudley home, clearly shows the car numberplate "MA 06 KBH" in the background, and the "06" means it's part of the February 2006 issue ("56" would have meant August 2006). A little later, flying to his trial at the Ministry of Magic, Harry passes a completed Canary Wharf development (in the book's year of 1995, even 1 Canada Square (the skyscraper with the pyramidal roof) hadn't been built yet) and the London Eye (not erected until autumn 1999). Oyster Cards (2003) also featured briefly. According to which fans you believe, these are either glaring anachronisms which detract from the film, or evidence that the film has been updated to our time.
*** According to TheOtherWiki, 1 Canada Square was built in 1991, so at least that part isn't anachronistic.

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** The fifth movie, when Harry is taking Dudley home, clearly shows the car numberplate "MA 06 KBH" in the background, and the "06" means it's part of the February 2006 issue ("56" would have meant August 2006). A little later, flying to his trial at the Ministry of Magic, Harry passes a completed Canary Wharf development (in the book's year of 1995, even 1 Canada Square (the skyscraper with the pyramidal roof) hadn't been built yet) and the London Eye (not erected until autumn 1999). Oyster Cards (2003) also featured briefly. According to which fans you believe, these are either glaring anachronisms which detract from the film, or evidence that the film has been updated to our time.
*** According to TheOtherWiki, 1 Canada Square was built in 1991, so at least that part isn't anachronistic.
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21st May '16 8:18:31 PM Ulkomaalainen
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* ''Film/{{Lymelife}}'' is a case where it's clear the director had more of a general period than specific time in mind. The film's mention of the Iranian hostage crisis clearly sets it in 1979, but it contains references to ''TheEmpireStrikesBack'' which wasn't released until 1980, and the Falklands War, which didn't occur until 1982.



* ''Film/{{Lymelife}}'' is a case where it's clear the director had more of a general period than specific time in mind. The film's mention of the Iranian hostage crisis clearly sets it in 1979, but it contains references to ''TheEmpireStrikesBack'' which wasn't released until 1980, and the Falklands War, which didn't occur until 1982.
15th May '16 4:59:47 PM thatother1dude
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* ''Film/WallStreet'', released in late 1987, has an opening title saying the movie takes place in 1985. This was added in after most of the film had been completed, as a way of setting it before a number of insider-trading scandals that had unfolded over the time the film was made. Since stock regulations were significantly tightened between 1985 and in 1987 in response to said scandals, most of Gordon Gecko's actions in the film, while illegal at the time of filming, were not illegal in 1985. And within minutes of the film, a character makes a reference to the ''Challenger'' disaster, which happened in early 1986.

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* ''Film/WallStreet'', released in late 1987, has an opening title saying the movie takes place in 1985. This was added in after most of the film had been completed, as a way of setting it before a number of insider-trading scandals that had unfolded over the time the film was made. Since stock regulations were significantly tightened between 1985 and in 1987 in response to said scandals, most of Gordon Gecko's actions in the film, while illegal at the time of filming, were not illegal in 1985. And within minutes of the film, a character makes a reference to the ''Challenger'' disaster, which happened in early 1986.
7th May '16 9:58:46 PM nombretomado
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This trope is when, while making a story set during the recent past, the contemporary culture of the production seeps in, creating an AnachronismStew. It varies whether this becomes more obvious or less in the ensuing years. Most period works are {{Anachronism Stew}}s anyway, but it's pretty noticeable when a [[AnyoneRememberPogs fad]] shows up in the wrong time period. Witness the [[TheSeventies Seventies]] fashions and hairstyles on ''HappyDays''.

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This trope is when, while making a story set during the recent past, the contemporary culture of the production seeps in, creating an AnachronismStew. It varies whether this becomes more obvious or less in the ensuing years. Most period works are {{Anachronism Stew}}s anyway, but it's pretty noticeable when a [[AnyoneRememberPogs fad]] shows up in the wrong time period. Witness the [[TheSeventies Seventies]] fashions and hairstyles on ''HappyDays''.
''Series/HappyDays''.
5th May '16 1:38:41 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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** The spiritual sequel, ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' is, if anything, worse. Not only do they reference ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'' again, people cosplay as ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' characters, and some of the characters have even played ''Higurashi'' or watched it on a flatscreen TV in the anime.

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** The spiritual sequel, ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' is, if anything, worse. Not only do they reference ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'' again, people cosplay as ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' characters, and some of the characters have even played ''Higurashi'' or watched it on a flatscreen TV in the anime.
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