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29th Nov '16 12:43:21 PM MrLavisherMoot
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* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoII'': For a futuristic setting (the electric gun, anyone ?), the game seems to feature an awful lot of vehicles with [[{{Zeerust}} retro designs]] rooted in the 1920s through to the 1960s; a few cars are even based on real-life models from that period.

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* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoII'': ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto2'': For a futuristic setting (the electric gun, anyone ?), anyone?), the game seems to feature an awful lot of vehicles with [[{{Zeerust}} retro designs]] rooted in the 1920s through to the 1960s; a few cars are even based on real-life models from that period.
27th Nov '16 8:28:51 PM QuantumReality
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* Some of the [[AlternateUniverse Alternate Universes]] shown in ''Series/{{Sliders}}'' fit this trope.

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* Some of the [[AlternateUniverse Alternate Universes]] shown in ''Series/{{Sliders}}'' fit this trope. In one case, the team ends up in a world where almost all the world's oil is under California and nearby states; that world never moved past the mid-1950s in automobile and clothing styles.
10th Oct '16 9:39:50 PM Tiege
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* ''Webcomic/LightAndDark:'' has a setting that is similar to modern day Earth, but with a minor 80s aesthetic to it.
8th Oct '16 1:41:52 PM twilicorn
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* In the movie version of ''Film/TheCatInTheHat'', people still use rotary dial phones, but Dakota Fanning owns a Palm Pilot.

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* In the movie version of ''Film/TheCatInTheHat'', people still use rotary dial phones, but Sally (played here by Dakota Fanning Fanning) owns a Palm Pilot.
9th Aug '16 12:16:08 PM Ripburger
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* ''VideoGame/XCom Apocalypse'' reeks of this - it's a mid-high scifi setting with handheld energy weapons, personal anti-gravity jetpacks, hovercars on every driveway, you name it. What's the catch? The city council has ordered that ''everything'' from handguns to heat-seeking missiles, '''no exceptions''' (well, okay, maybe a few), must maintain a very 50s-style aesthetic. Cars look straight out of the 50s and 60s, televisions (and television-analogues) have the classic slightly-rounded, slightly-bulging screen, and so on.

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* ''VideoGame/XCom Apocalypse'' ''VideoGame/XCOMApocalypse'' reeks of this - it's a mid-high scifi setting with handheld energy weapons, personal anti-gravity jetpacks, hovercars on every driveway, you name it. What's the catch? The city council has ordered that ''everything'' from handguns to heat-seeking missiles, '''no exceptions''' (well, okay, maybe a few), must maintain a very 50s-style aesthetic. Cars look straight out of the 50s and 60s, televisions (and television-analogues) have the classic slightly-rounded, slightly-bulging screen, and so on.
21st Jul '16 8:18:41 PM jormis29
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* ''Film/HighSchoolMusical'' has [[TheNoughties 00]]s phones, tech and pop music, 1950s high school tropes, 1970s fashions to a certain extent (flares, hair, corduroy, neck scarves, the font on the Wildcats' practice uniforms) and 90s high school archetype characters (the geeks, the AlphaBitch, etc).

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* ''Film/HighSchoolMusical'' has [[TheNoughties 00]]s phones, tech and pop music, 1950s high school tropes, 1970s fashions to a certain extent (flares, hair, corduroy, neck scarves, the font on the Wildcats' TheWildcats' practice uniforms) and 90s high school archetype characters (the geeks, the AlphaBitch, etc).
21st Jul '16 4:55:37 PM pinkdalek
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* ''Film/HighSchoolMusical'' has TurnOfTheMillenium pop music, 1950s high school tropes, 1970s fashions to a certain extent (flares, hair, corduroy, neck scarves, the font on the Wildcats' practice uniforms) and 90s high school archetype characters (the geeks, the AlphaBitch, etc).

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* ''Film/HighSchoolMusical'' has TurnOfTheMillenium [[TheNoughties 00]]s phones, tech and pop music, 1950s high school tropes, 1970s fashions to a certain extent (flares, hair, corduroy, neck scarves, the font on the Wildcats' practice uniforms) and 90s high school archetype characters (the geeks, the AlphaBitch, etc).
21st Jul '16 4:54:10 PM pinkdalek
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* ''Film/HighSchoolMusical'' has TheTurnOfTheMillenium pop music, 1950s social dynamics, 1970s fashions (many of the teens are in flares!) and the 90s ValleyGirl stereotype.

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* ''Film/HighSchoolMusical'' has TheTurnOfTheMillenium TurnOfTheMillenium pop music, 1950s social dynamics, high school tropes, 1970s fashions (many of to a certain extent (flares, hair, corduroy, neck scarves, the teens are in flares!) font on the Wildcats' practice uniforms) and 90s high school archetype characters (the geeks, the 90s ValleyGirl stereotype.AlphaBitch, etc).
21st Jul '16 10:19:25 AM pinkdalek
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* ''Film/HighSchoolMusical'' has TheTurnOfTheMillenium pop music, 1950s social dynamics, 1970s fashions (many of the teens are in flares!) and the 90s ValleyGirl stereotype.
8th Jun '16 12:23:51 PM narm00
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** The sequel series, which takes place on Earth is shown to be in a similar situation, with added bits and pieces of WorldWarII and the UsefulNotes/ColdWar as well as LostTechnology.

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** The sequel series, which takes place on Earth Earth, is shown to be in a similar situation, with added bits and pieces of WorldWarII and the UsefulNotes/ColdWar as well as LostTechnology.



** The series apparently takes place in an AlternateUniverse from ours; televisions and the setting in general are very retro, but is technically happening in modern times. The years are given Showa era numbering, even when referring dates after 1989-- for example, 2004 (Heisei 15) is still referred as Showa 89.
** One really odd example with Itoshki goes with Harumi (and his stalker) to a manga convention. Everyone else there is in Western casual clothing- jeans and t-shirts, and think that Itoshki and the stalker are cosplaying based upon their outdated outfits.

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** The series apparently takes place in an AlternateUniverse from ours; televisions and the setting in general are very retro, but the series is technically happening in modern times. The years are given Showa era numbering, even when referring dates after 1989-- for example, 2004 (Heisei 15) is still referred as Showa 89.
** One really odd example with happens when Itoshki goes with Harumi (and his stalker) to a manga convention. Everyone else there is in Western casual clothing- clothing - jeans and t-shirts, t-shirts - and think that Itoshki and the stalker are cosplaying based upon their outdated outfits.



* In the 1990s Fawcett City (home of [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]]) was said to be permanently in the fifties due to a spell cast by the wizard Shazam. In its appearance in the recent ''Black Adam'' miniseries, it still has a MaltShop. This is actually not that surprising, as many small towns in the US have kept theirs out of nostalgia.

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* In the 1990s Fawcett City (home of [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]]) was said to be permanently in the fifties due to a spell cast by the wizard Shazam. In its appearance in the recent later ''Black Adam'' miniseries, it still has had a MaltShop. This is actually not that surprising, as many small towns in the US have kept theirs out of nostalgia.



* The IDW ''ComicBook/JemAndTheHolograms'' comics are obviously set in the contemporary time period however it still has 80s style stuff like absurdly bright colored clothing and records instead of [=CDs=] or digital music. It could be seen as TruthInTelevision as in the early 2010s dyeing your hair [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair unusual colors]] is popular and vinyl is regaining popularity.

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* The IDW ''ComicBook/JemAndTheHolograms'' comics are obviously set in the contemporary time period however it period; however, the setting still has 80s style stuff like absurdly bright colored clothing and records instead of [=CDs=] or digital music. It could be seen as TruthInTelevision as in the early 2010s dyeing your hair [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair unusual colors]] is popular and vinyl is regaining popularity.



* Ask the average person when ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' takes place and they'll state the TheSixties, maybe TheSeventies. The fashion especially seems to pin the series as averting ComicBookTime... Except it doesn't. It's subtle but there are still references that pin strips at certain time periods. ''Literature/HarryPotter'' was referenced in a late 1999 strip, putting the kids at modern day in the final strips. The earliest strips are obviously set in TheFifties (Davy Crockett caps, etc.), though they still manage to be pretty timeless.

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* Ask the average person when ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' takes place and they'll state the TheSixties, maybe TheSeventies. The fashion especially seems to pin the series as averting ComicBookTime... Except it doesn't. It's subtle but there are still references that pin strips at certain time periods. ''Literature/HarryPotter'' was referenced in a late 1999 strip, putting the kids at modern day in the final strips. The earliest strips are obviously set in TheFifties (Davy Crockett caps, etc.), though they still manage to be pretty timeless.



* ''WesternAnimation/ThePeanutsMovie'' seems to be set [[TheNewTens in a contemporary period]] however it isn't remotely noticeable. The characters still dress just as they always do and everything seems the same as ever. However, Charlie Brown writing a long essay by hand stands out a little.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ThePeanutsMovie'' seems to be set [[TheNewTens in a contemporary period]] period]], however it isn't remotely noticeable. The characters still dress just as they always do and everything seems the same as ever. However, Charlie Brown writing a long essay by hand stands out a little.



* In the movie version of ''The Cat in the Hat'', people still use rotary dial phones, but Dakota Fanning owns a Palm Pilot.

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* In the movie version of ''The Cat in the Hat'', ''Film/TheCatInTheHat'', people still use rotary dial phones, but Dakota Fanning owns a Palm Pilot.



* In the film version of ''Film/TheSpirit'' takes place in a world where [[TechnologyMarchesOn technology marched on]], but the fashion and sensibility remained '40s noir. Dames dressed to the nines snap pictures of the Spirit's adventures with digital cameras.
* At first glance the Nathan Lane movie ''Film/MouseHunt'' seems to be set in the in the 30s or 40s, but then you notice a coin that says 1973, more or less modern cars, video cameras and to top that, there's a Victorian sweatshop that is kinda justified since it was founded by the protagonists' father.

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* In the The film version of ''Film/TheSpirit'' takes place in a world where [[TechnologyMarchesOn technology marched on]], but the fashion and sensibility remained '40s noir. Dames dressed to the nines snap pictures of the Spirit's adventures with digital cameras.
* At first glance the Nathan Lane movie ''Film/MouseHunt'' seems to be set in the in the 30s or 40s, but then you notice a coin that says 1973, more or less modern cars, video cameras and to top that, there's a Victorian sweatshop that is kinda justified since it was founded by the protagonists' father.



* "Film/BlueVelvet" (1986) is meant to be a satire of Reagan era 1950s nostalgia, so everything from the clothes to the buildings to the cars make the film look as though it was filmed thirty years earlier or more. Only villain Frank Booth is ever shown using modern technology (a Roy Orbison cassette).

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* "Film/BlueVelvet" ''Film/BlueVelvet'' (1986) is meant to be a satire of Reagan era 1950s nostalgia, so everything from the clothes to the buildings to the cars make the film look as though it was filmed thirty years earlier or more. Only villain Frank Booth is ever shown using modern technology (a Roy Orbison cassette).



* Lemony Snicket's ''ALiterature/SeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'' intentionally contains anachronisms. As ''The Miserable Mill'' mentions the 1920s as being in the past, we know the earliest possible time the series could take place is in the 1930s. In ''The Slippery Slope'', Violet is suggested to like Yma Sumac, who was popular in the 1950s. In ''The Hostile Hospital'', the Volunteers Fighting Disease have an attitude resembling hippies or beatniks. It should be noted, though, that the text never makes explicit references to the Baudelaire children wearing Victorian clothing -- even though they are typically illustrated as wearing such.

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* Lemony Snicket's ''ALiterature/SeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'' ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'' intentionally contains anachronisms. As ''The Miserable Mill'' mentions the 1920s as being in the past, we know the earliest possible time the series could take place is in the 1930s. In ''The Slippery Slope'', Violet is suggested to like Yma Sumac, who was popular in the 1950s. In ''The Hostile Hospital'', the Volunteers Fighting Disease have an attitude resembling hippies or beatniks. It should be noted, though, that the text never makes explicit references to the Baudelaire children wearing Victorian clothing -- even though they are typically illustrated as wearing such.



* Creator/DianaWynneJones's Literature/{{Chrestomanci}} series, in which the main world has reached a stage roughly equivalent to the early 1900s. Women wear long dresses, men dress formally and there are servants, but there is electric lighting, telephones and cars, though the cars aren't very widespread. But it is set in our present; in ''Charmed Life'' (published 1977) a girl from our own world remarks how old-fashioned everything is, and remarks that she always wears trousers at home and feels like "an Edwardian child" in a frilly dress and stockings. As the latest book, ''The Pinhoe Egg'' is set only a year or so after ''Charmed Life'', presumably the year is still somewhere in the late seventies. The prequel ''The Lives of Christopher Chant'' is set about twenty-five years earlier; the feel is Victorian, with governesses, gas light, women in crinolines and men with side-whiskers and top hats. The visitor in ''Charmed Life'' suggests a justification for this in that the prevalence of magic has held back mechanical science. It might also be suggested that magic traditionally looks to ancient sources (though there are magical researchers in DWJ's world), thus encouraging social conservatism.
* In a similar vein, TheBartimaeusTrilogy is set in an AlternateHistory version of London. The year is never stated, but historical clues place it in the early 21st century. It has cars, planes, electric lights and computers, but sailing ships still seem to be the dominant form of sea travel, with "ironclads" being the most advanced naval technology.

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* Creator/DianaWynneJones's Literature/{{Chrestomanci}} series, in which the main world has reached a stage roughly equivalent to the early 1900s. Women wear long dresses, men dress formally and there are servants, but there is electric lighting, telephones and cars, though the cars aren't very widespread. But it is set in our present; in ''Charmed Life'' (published 1977) a girl from our own world remarks how old-fashioned everything is, and remarks that she always wears trousers at home and feels like "an Edwardian child" in a frilly dress and stockings. As the latest book, final book in the series, ''The Pinhoe Egg'' Egg'', is set only a year or so after ''Charmed Life'', presumably the year is still somewhere in the late seventies. The prequel ''The Lives of Christopher Chant'' is set about twenty-five years earlier; the feel is Victorian, with governesses, gas light, women in crinolines and men with side-whiskers and top hats. The visitor in ''Charmed Life'' suggests a justification for this in that the prevalence of magic has held back mechanical science. It might also be suggested that magic traditionally looks to ancient sources (though there are magical researchers in DWJ's world), thus encouraging social conservatism.
* In a similar vein, TheBartimaeusTrilogy Literature/TheBartimaeusTrilogy is set in an AlternateHistory version of London. The year is never stated, but historical clues place it in the early 21st century. It has cars, planes, electric lights and computers, but sailing ships still seem to be the dominant form of sea travel, with "ironclads" being the most advanced naval technology.



* In Creator/StephenFry's novel ''Making History'', 1990s America in the Hitler-never-born universe is socially very similar to the 1950s. EverybodySmokes, there's racial segregation and serious [[RedScare McCarthyite paranoia]], and homosexuality is both illegal and highly taboo.

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* In Creator/StephenFry's novel ''Making History'', ''Literature/MakingHistory'', 1990s America in the Hitler-never-born universe is socially very similar to the 1950s. EverybodySmokes, there's racial segregation and serious [[RedScare McCarthyite paranoia]], and homosexuality is both illegal and highly taboo.



* Neal Stephenson's ''The Diamond Age'' has a neo-Victorian society in the near future. They combine nanotechnology with Victorian clothing, Victorian and Georgian architecture, and a pub that deliberately looks like a London pub during the Blitz of World War Two (tape on the windows, "Keep Calm and Carry On" posters). All this reflects and expresses their value system.
* In Pullman's ''Literature/HisDarkMaterials'', while electric (they call it anbaric) power is available, places in Jordan College (in Lyra's oxford< England) are still lit by oil lamps (what they call naphtha). Cars are only seen in the cities and the only aircraft used are zpeelins.

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* Neal Stephenson's ''The Diamond Age'' Creator/NealStephenson's ''Literature/TheDiamondAge'' has a neo-Victorian society in the near future. They combine nanotechnology with Victorian clothing, Victorian and Georgian architecture, and a pub that deliberately looks like a London pub during the Blitz of World War Two (tape on the windows, "Keep Calm and Carry On" posters). All this reflects and expresses their value system.
* In Pullman's Creator/PhilipPullman's ''Literature/HisDarkMaterials'', while electric power (they call it anbaric) power is available, places in Jordan College (in Lyra's oxford< England) Oxford) are still lit by oil lamps (what they call naphtha). Cars are only seen in the cities and the only aircraft used are zpeelins.zeppelins.



* Althought the series timeline is taking place in 1989, the whole ''Series/TwinPeaks'' location has a very sixties feel in decor and fashion sense.

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* Althought Although the series timeline is taking place in 1989, the whole ''Series/TwinPeaks'' location has a very sixties feel in decor and fashion sense.



* ''Series/{{Caprica}}'' is set set sixty years before ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' and the level of technology is much higher (with total-immersion virtual reality and robot butlers), but the producers remind viewers that this is "the past" by adding certain cultural touches which are reminiscent of TheFifties: smoking is prevalent and allowed everywhere, professional men wear fedoras to work, then-futuristically-styled British and European vehicles from the fifties and sixties are on the roads, and there are shades of [[FantasticRacism Fantastic McCarthyism]].

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* ''Series/{{Caprica}}'' is set set sixty years before ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' and the level of technology is much higher (with total-immersion virtual reality and robot butlers), but the producers remind viewers that this is "the past" by adding certain cultural touches which are reminiscent of TheFifties: smoking is prevalent and allowed everywhere, professional men wear fedoras to work, then-futuristically-styled British and European vehicles from the fifties and sixties are on the roads, and there are shades of [[FantasticRacism Fantastic McCarthyism]].



* ''Series/FatherTed'' is full of this, presumably due to the island's inhabitants being so isolated from the rest of the world. The layout of the parochial house is extremely 1970s, and they often play board games for entertainment. They are shown listening to records (e.g. the Eurovision track they almost used for the tune of My Lovely Horse), and are actually able to buy new ones (The BBC Sound Effects records) in John And Mary's shop in 1996, well after most other places would stop selling one. Also, when a Cuban priest visits them, he brings them a VHS player, which they are astonished by as they think it must have been really expensive. The joke here is that he is obviously regifting them his old one.
* Camden in ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'' falls into this category. Although the series is set at the TurnOfTheMillennium, the clothing and technology is that of the late '80s or early '90s. May be somewhat justified, as Camden is implied to be largely [[WrongSideOfTheTracks an impoverished hick-town]]. And there are mentions (mostly in the cities surrounding Camden, like Nathanville) of technology more appropriate to the time period. For example, Earl is in a bookstore, and is amazed that not only are there books on tape, but books available as CDs and MP3s...and he doesn't know what either of those things are. A later episode subverts the trope; most of Camden suddenly has computers and Internet out of nowhere, and they're all on a {{Facebook}} {{Expy}} called [[BlandNameProduct "BuddyBook."]] Darnell stays up all night creating fake "friends" for Joy, so she can feel validated.

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* ''Series/FatherTed'' is full of this, presumably due to the island's inhabitants being so isolated from the rest of the world. The layout of the parochial house is extremely 1970s, and they often play board games for entertainment. They are shown listening to records (e.g. the Eurovision track they almost used for the tune of My Lovely Horse), and are actually able to buy new ones (The BBC Sound Effects records) in John And Mary's shop in 1996, well after at a time when most other places would stop have stopped selling one.them. Also, when a Cuban priest visits them, he brings them a VHS player, which they are astonished by as they think it must have been really expensive. The joke here is that he is obviously regifting them his old one.
* Camden in ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'' falls into this category. Although the series is set at the TurnOfTheMillennium, the clothing and technology is that of the late '80s or early '90s. May be somewhat justified, as Camden is implied to be largely [[WrongSideOfTheTracks an impoverished hick-town]]. And there are mentions (mostly in the cities surrounding Camden, like Nathanville) of technology more appropriate to the time period. For example, Earl is in a bookstore, and is amazed that not only are there books on tape, but books available as CDs [=CDs=] and MP3s...[=MP3s=]...and he doesn't know what either of those things are. A later episode subverts the trope; most of Camden suddenly has computers and Internet out of nowhere, and they're all on a {{Facebook}} Website/{{Facebook}} {{Expy}} called [[BlandNameProduct "BuddyBook."]] Darnell stays up all night creating fake "friends" for Joy, so she can feel validated.



* 2007's Get Up! By Global Deejays and Technotronic is an example of a song froms the [[TurnOfTheMillennium 2000s]] that draws heavily from [[TheEighties 1980s]] and [[TheNineties 1990s]] electronica, both in it's sound, and in the fashion and imagery in it's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4JNpmLPvcY video]].

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* 2007's Get Up! By Global Deejays and Technotronic is an example of a song froms the [[TurnOfTheMillennium 2000s]] that draws heavily from [[TheEighties 1980s]] and [[TheNineties 1990s]] electronica, both in it's its sound, and in the fashion and imagery in it's its [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4JNpmLPvcY video]].



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* ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' takes place whenever the strip is released - a late strip even mentioned Literature/HarryPotter - however the fashion and general feeling never strays from TheSixties at latest.

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* ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Space 1889}}''. The complete slogan for the game goes: “Role-Playing In A More Civilized Time. Everything Jules Verne should have written. Everything H. G. Wells could have written. Everything A. Conan Doyle thought of, but never published because it was too fantastic.” Thus the game is obviously retro science fiction: a game about science fiction the way science fiction was a hundred years ago. The ''Space 1889'' universe, however, is not retro from the perspective of people in that world since it takes place whenever the strip is released - a late strip even mentioned Literature/HarryPotter - however the fashion and general feeling never strays from TheSixties at latest.in an alternative year 1889 with 1889-current technology (plus some extra), fashion, politics, ideology, etc.



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* ''TabletopGame/{{Space 1889}}''. The complete slogan for the game goes: “Role-Playing In A More Civilized Time. Everything Jules Verne should have written. Everything H. G. Wells could have written. Everything A. Conan Doyle thought of, but never published because it was too fantastic.” Thus the game is obviously retro science fiction: a game about science fiction the way science fiction was a hundred years ago. The ''Space 1889'' universe, however, is not retro from the perspective of people in that world since it takes place in an alternative year 1889 with 1889-current technology (plus some extra), fashion, politics, ideology, etc.
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* ''Webcomic/{{Annyseed}}'' Many character wear Victorian clothing, yet some are a little more 1980s in style. Victorian machinery is often used alongside modern day mobile/cell phones. Ninjas go around with katana blades, and our heroine is dropped off at school by the latest Rolls Royce. - It's all good fun.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Annyseed}}'' Many character characters wear Victorian clothing, yet some are a little more 1980s in style. Victorian machinery is often used alongside modern day mobile/cell phones. Ninjas go around with katana blades, and our heroine is dropped off at school by the latest Rolls Royce. - It's all good fun.



* Used in the roleplaying forum ''WebOriginal/PacificLockup'', it technically takes place in modern times but everything has an 80s feel to it and there's still a Reagan in the white house.

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* Used in the roleplaying forum ''WebOriginal/PacificLockup'', it technically takes place in modern times but everything has an 80s feel to it and there's still a Reagan in the white house.White House.



* Several ''Creator/RankinBassProductions'' Christmas specials invoke this. ''RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer'' is shown to take place in the 1960s, ''Rudolph's Shiny New Year'' is shown to take place after 1965, but ''Rudolph And Frosty's Christmas In July'' seems to take place at the turn of the century judging by clothing and the dialogue.

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* Several ''Creator/RankinBassProductions'' Christmas specials invoke this. ''RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer'' ''WesternAnimation/RudolphTheRedNosedReindeer'' is shown to take place in the 1960s, ''Rudolph's Shiny New Year'' is shown to take place after 1965, but ''Rudolph And Frosty's Christmas In July'' seems to take place at the turn of the century judging by clothing and the dialogue.



* ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'' is set in the 2010s however everything has a retro aesthetic. It's common in modern day ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' series for Mystery Inc to be the only characters dressed in 60s fashion however everyone here dresses as if TheSixties never ended. This even extends to their technology. Computers and the internet exist but they use older style monitors, and the cellphones are 'brick' looking.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'' is set in the 2010s however 2010s, but everything has a retro aesthetic. It's common in modern day ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' series for Mystery Inc to be the only characters dressed in 60s fashion however fashion, but everyone here dresses as if TheSixties never ended. This even extends to their technology. Computers and the internet exist but they use older style monitors, and the cellphones are 'brick' looking.
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