History Main / TheFutureIsShocking

15th May '16 11:35:52 AM StrixObscuro
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''{{Transmetropolitan}}'' has the Revivals, people who were put on ice to await cures for terminal illness or injury. They find the future as shocking as the reader often does; Spider Jerusalem is critical of society for not having a system in place to help them adjust.

to:

* ''{{Transmetropolitan}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Transmetropolitan}}'' has the Revivals, people who were put on ice to await cures for terminal illness or injury. They find the future as shocking as the reader often does; Spider Jerusalem is critical of society for not having a system in place to help them adjust.adjust.
* In ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'', Klara was brought from 1907 into the present, and had the misfortune of arriving in the middle of a [[ComicBook/SecretInvasion brutal Skrullish invasion]]. She was still adjusting to the concepts of sleeveless tops and same-sex relationships, so naturally, she didn't react well to seeing an army of aliens nearly kill her friends.



* A variation occurs (no actual time travel, but EastGermany was in a sort of stasis) in ''Film/GoodbyeLenin'' -- after the Berlin Wall falls, the protagonist goes to see WestGermany and instantly encounters a TV with porn on.

to:

* A variation occurs (no actual time travel, but EastGermany UsefulNotes/EastGermany was in a sort of stasis) in ''Film/GoodbyeLenin'' -- after the Berlin Wall falls, the protagonist goes to see WestGermany UsefulNotes/WestGermany and instantly encounters a TV with porn on.



* Inverted in ''{{Film/Maxie}}'', in which a 1920s flapper possesses the body of a woman from the present day, i.e. 1985. The flapper finds the life of a 1980s housewife too sexually repressed for her taste.
* ''{{Film/Life}}'': Forty years into his life sentence (which began in [[TheGreatDepression 1932]] [[DeepSouth Mississippi]]), Claude is accidentally released in a parking lot where he finds himself surrounded by [[TheSeventies black youths sporting afros and listening to funky music]]. Coupled with seeing the reflection of his old self, he is so shocked that he decides to wait for the warden in the car instead of attempting to escape.

to:

* Inverted in ''{{Film/Maxie}}'', ''Film/{{Maxie}}'', in which a 1920s flapper possesses the body of a woman from the present day, i.e. 1985. The flapper finds the life of a 1980s housewife too sexually repressed for her taste.
* ''{{Film/Life}}'': ''Film/{{Life}}'': Forty years into his life sentence (which began in [[TheGreatDepression 1932]] [[DeepSouth Mississippi]]), Claude is accidentally released in a parking lot where he finds himself surrounded by [[TheSeventies black youths sporting afros Afros and listening to funky music]]. Coupled with seeing the reflection of his old self, he is so shocked that he decides to wait for the warden in the car instead of attempting to escape.



* In Creator/HarryTurtledove's ''[[WorldWar Homeward Bound]]'', the Yeagers return to Earth 30 years after leaving it (they left on a SleeperStarship and came back on a new FTL-capable ship) and spending a few decades as {{Human Popsicle}}s before that. They are shown the most popular game show on TV and are shocked (Karen Yeager especially) that Rita, the hot assistant, wears a Minoan-style dress that completely exposes her breasts. Moreover, most of the women in the audience as likewise topless, some with bodypaint covering their bodies, and some without. While going topless was a growing trend among the younger generation in their time, they didn't think it'd go ''that'' far (or be acceptable TV content). Jonathan and Karen go see a movie and are further shocked by an extremely graphic sex scene of the main heroes (and Creator/MattDamon being merely a secondary character). Slightly subverted in that this is now our future (as far as we know) but that of an AlternateUniverse where human culture is influenced by that of the [[TheReptilians Race]].

to:

* In Creator/HarryTurtledove's ''[[WorldWar Homeward Bound]]'', the Yeagers return to Earth 30 years after leaving it (they left on a SleeperStarship and came back on a new FTL-capable ship) and spending a few decades as {{Human Popsicle}}s before that. They are shown the most popular game show on TV and are shocked (Karen Yeager especially) that Rita, the hot assistant, wears a Minoan-style dress that completely exposes her breasts. Moreover, most of the women in the audience as likewise topless, some with bodypaint covering their bodies, and some without. While going topless was a growing trend among the younger generation in their time, they didn't think it'd go ''that'' far (or be acceptable TV content). Jonathan and Karen go see a movie and are further shocked by an extremely graphic sex scene of the main heroes (and Creator/MattDamon being merely a secondary character). Slightly subverted in that this is now not our future (as far as we know) but that of an AlternateUniverse where human culture is influenced by that of the [[TheReptilians Race]].Race]].
* ''Literatue/TheManInTheHighCastle'' features a variation: In the midst of a nervous breakdown, Mr. Tagomi begins seeing visions of the San Francisco of our world, where the Axis Powers lost World War II, and is appalled at the sight of the Embarcadero Freeway, which doesn't exist in his world.



* ''{{Series/Primeval}}'': The [[KnightInShiningArmor Medieval knight Sir William de Moray]] wasn't exactly off to a good start when he travelled to the future, given that he thought the time warp was a gateway to Hell, but the future did little to cause a good impression by happening to have a Carnival parade in that very same day and placing a gang of [[AllBikersAreHellsAngels Satanic bikers]] almost immediately in Sir William's path.

to:

* ''{{Series/Primeval}}'': ''Series/{{Primeval}}'': The [[KnightInShiningArmor Medieval knight Sir William de Moray]] wasn't exactly off to a good start when he travelled to the future, given that he thought the time warp was a gateway to Hell, but the future did little to cause a good impression by happening to have a Carnival parade in that very same day and placing a gang of [[AllBikersAreHellsAngels Satanic bikers]] almost immediately in Sir William's path.


Added DiffLines:

* PlayedForLaughs in one episode of ''Series/SleepyHollow'', where Crane expresses disapproval of a gay couple's conduct. Abbie asks if he's really that bothered by gay couples, and he responds that he's bothered that they're wearing hats indoors.
15th May '16 11:03:50 AM JustKnown
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

[[folder:WebComics]]

* When Tammy emerges after three hundred years in the Wickwold Forest ''{{Webcomic/Blindsprings}}'' (no older than when she went in thanks to YearOutsideHourInside) she is effectively a time traveler from the late Renaissance to the early 20th Century, which looks very much like a {{Dystopia}} in her eyes. She's horrified by the gray and gritty city that the once famously green Kirkhall has become; learning that her once aristocratic people are now an oppressed minority is just icing on the cake.

[[/folder]]
17th Apr '16 4:05:15 PM Naram-Sin
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''{{Film/Life}}'': Forty years into his life sentence (which began in [[TheGreatDepression 1932]] [[DeepSouth Mississippi]]), Claude is accidentally released in a parking lot where he finds himself surrounded by [[TheSeventies black youths sporting afros and listening to funky music]]. Coupled with seeing the reflection of his old self, he is so shocked that he decides to wait for the warden in the car instead of attempting to escape.


Added DiffLines:

* ''{{Series/Primeval}}'': The [[KnightInShiningArmor Medieval knight Sir William de Moray]] wasn't exactly off to a good start when he travelled to the future, given that he thought the time warp was a gateway to Hell, but the future did little to cause a good impression by happening to have a Carnival parade in that very same day and placing a gang of [[AllBikersAreHellsAngels Satanic bikers]] almost immediately in Sir William's path.
* In ''Series/ElMinisterioDelTiempo'', one of the first things Abraham Levi and his wife see when they leave 1491 is a female agent dressed in the most-exaggerated [[TheSixties sixties]] fashion imaginable.
24th Mar '16 7:17:14 PM eroock
Is there an issue? Send a Message


John Smith is a goodhearted farm boy from sometime in the past - but not earlier than the 13th century [[EternalEnglish (as modern English would be near-totally incomprehensible to a speaker of that time or earlier.)]] But then he foolishly plays with the mystic Nazi time portal or there's a temporal equivalent of the TeleporterAccident, and ZAP!, he falls, screaming, into the PresentDay (whenever that happens to be).

to:

John Smith is a goodhearted farm boy from sometime in the past - but not earlier than the 13th century [[EternalEnglish (as modern English would be near-totally incomprehensible to a speaker of that time or earlier.)]] But then he foolishly plays with the [[OurTimeMachineIsDifferent mystic Nazi time portal portal]] or there's a temporal equivalent of the TeleporterAccident, and ZAP!, he falls, screaming, into the PresentDay (whenever that happens to be).
24th Mar '16 1:24:31 PM Theriocephalus
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''TabletopGame/D20Modern Urban Arcana'', elves, dwarves, halflins, and so on arrive in the modern world straight from the MedievalEuropeanFantasy setting that is ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. almost no one in this new land knows anything about the magic they brought up with them, but then again they don't know about modern tech either. At least, until they learn.

to:

* In ''TabletopGame/D20Modern Urban Arcana'', elves, dwarves, halflins, halflings, and so on arrive in the modern world straight from the MedievalEuropeanFantasy setting that is ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. almost Almost no one in this new land knows anything about the magic they brought up with them, but then again they don't know about modern tech either. At least, until they learn.
10th Jan '16 11:51:44 AM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* SpongebobSquarepants: Squidward [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yk7IDVzLiQo reacts poorly]] after awakening in the distant future.

to:

* SpongebobSquarepants: ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'': Squidward [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yk7IDVzLiQo reacts poorly]] after awakening in the distant future.
30th Jul '15 8:34:37 AM zerohelix
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''TabletopGame/D20Modern Urban Arcana'', elves, dwarves, halflins, and so on arrive in the modern world straight from the EuropeanMedievalFantasy setting that is ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. almost no one in this new land knows anything about the magic they brought up with them, but then again they don't know about modern tech either. At least, until they learn.

to:

* In ''TabletopGame/D20Modern Urban Arcana'', elves, dwarves, halflins, and so on arrive in the modern world straight from the EuropeanMedievalFantasy MedievalEuropeanFantasy setting that is ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. almost no one in this new land knows anything about the magic they brought up with them, but then again they don't know about modern tech either. At least, until they learn.



* SpongebobSquarepants: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yk7IDVzLiQo Squidward reacts poorly]] after awakening in the distant future.

to:

* SpongebobSquarepants: Squidward [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yk7IDVzLiQo Squidward reacts poorly]] after awakening in the distant future.
30th Jul '15 8:29:29 AM zerohelix
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* SpongebobSquarepants: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yk7IDVzLiQo Squidward reacts poorly]] after awakening in the distant future.
2nd Jul '15 4:39:15 AM tmantookie
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Inevitably, within minutes of arriving in the bright, blinky, flishy-flashing future, he will be culture-shocked from his head to his toes. To drive home how much of a FishOutOfTemporalWater he is, the filmmakers will slap him in the face repeatedly with the seamiest parts of contemporary culture, whether or not it's even remotely realistic in context.

to:

Inevitably, within minutes of arriving in the bright, blinky, flishy-flashing future, he will be culture-shocked from his head to his toes. To drive home how much of a FishOutOfTemporalWater he is, the filmmakers will slap him in the face repeatedly with the seamiest steamiest parts of contemporary culture, whether or not it's even remotely realistic in context.
15th May '15 2:16:14 PM Random888
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* Inverted in ''{{Film/Maxie}}'', in which a 1920s flapper possesses the body of a woman from the present day, i.e. 1985. The flapper finds the life of a 1980s housewife too sexually repressed for her taste.
This list shows the last 10 events of 41. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.TheFutureIsShocking