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11th Feb '18 11:29:26 AM marcoasalazarm
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* ''TabletopGame/TalesFromTheLoop'': Released on 2017, with a setting that is set on TheEighties (in an explicit homage to KidHero media from that (or that references said) era, from ''Film/TheGoonies'' to ''Series/StrangerThings''). A future expansion book, "Things From The Flood", provides information for the same setting in TheNineties.
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8th Feb '18 1:26:31 PM DaibhidC
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** While the Literature/MaxAndRuby series is still ongoing since 1979, the setting would sometimes be a mix between the 1940s and late 70s since the characters still use old fashioned radio to lesson to music and a radio show. But the characters are never seen owning any televsions. Which is odd since in one of the later books and a couple episodes of the animated series would sometimes show a character owning a handheld video game called the Game Bunny.

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** While the Literature/MaxAndRuby series is still ongoing since 1979, the setting would sometimes be a mix between the 1940s and late 70s since the characters still use old fashioned radio to lesson listen to music and a radio show. But the characters are never seen owning any televsions. Which is odd since in one of the later books and a couple episodes of the animated series would sometimes show a character owning a handheld video game called the Game Bunny.
4th Feb '18 6:39:26 PM ShiroAkuma
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* ''Film/It2017 was released in 2017, but takes place in the eighties. This is to make it possible for the sequel to take place in the present day.

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* ''Film/It2017 ''Film/It2017'' was released in 2017, but takes place in the eighties. This is to make it possible for the sequel to take place in the present day.
1st Feb '18 7:06:07 PM Gary622
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* ''Film/TheSocialNetwork'': Set in 2003, released in 2010.
2nd Jan '18 5:40:07 PM wuggles
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* ''Series/FreshOnTheBoat'', being [[VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory loosely based]] on the childhood of chef Eddie Huang (born 1982), takes place in the 1990s.
31st Dec '17 8:42:45 PM FordPrefect
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* ''Film/BackToTheFuture'': The framing scenes are in 1985 when the movie was filmed, while the core story takes place in 1955. ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII'' and ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartIII''', filmed in 1989, continue to set the present day in 1985, as the story begins promptly when the first movie ends.

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* ''Film/BackToTheFuture'': The framing scenes are in 1985 when the movie was filmed, while the core story takes place in 1955. ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII'' and ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartIII''', ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartIII'', filmed in 1989, continue to set the present day in 1985, as the story begins promptly when the first movie ends.
31st Dec '17 8:41:48 PM FordPrefect
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A work that is shot so that it looks like it happened sometime in the years before it was actually filmed, often right around the time that the target audience were kids. It's not a [[PeriodPiece historical piece]] related to some specific event, person, or story written in that time and thus specifically tied down, but it may have a specific date attached just to increase realism or allow for [[EstablishingShot Establishing Shots]] so you can imagine the mindset of the characters (for instance, the Cold War mindset is used now in works set in that time period even if the story has nothing to do with it; a similar phenomenon has occurred concerning 9/11). It may be tinged with nostalgia, or maybe the props were just easy to pick up at a secondhand store. In recent times, this can be to avoid the plot-destroying parts of modern life, such as mobile phones and social media like YouTube and Website/{{Facebook}}.

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A work that is shot so that it looks like it happened sometime in the years before it was actually filmed, often right around the time that the target audience were kids. It's not a [[PeriodPiece historical piece]] related to some specific event, person, or story written in that time and thus specifically tied down, but it may have a specific date attached just to increase realism or allow for [[EstablishingShot Establishing Shots]] so you can imagine the mindset of the characters (for instance, the Cold War mindset is used now in works set in that time period even if the story has nothing to do with it; a similar phenomenon has occurred concerning 9/11). It may be tinged with nostalgia, or maybe the props were just easy to pick up at a secondhand store. In recent times, this can be to avoid the plot-destroying [[TropeBreaker plot-destroying]] parts of modern life, such as mobile phones and social media like YouTube and Website/{{Facebook}}.
22nd Dec '17 4:29:59 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Likewise, in the "HD era" games, ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIVTheLostAndDamned'' and ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIVTheBalladOfGayTony'' were released in 2009 but set in late 2008, and the multiplayer content for ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' was released from 2014 onward, but takes place in early 2013. ''GTAV'' also has an opening mission set in 2004, a full decade prior to its release and the setting of the rest of the game.

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* ** Likewise, in the "HD era" games, ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIVTheLostAndDamned'' and ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIVTheBalladOfGayTony'' were released in 2009 but set in late 2008, and the multiplayer content for ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' was released from 2014 onward, but takes place in early 2013. ''GTAV'' also has an opening mission set in 2004, a full decade prior to its release and the setting of the rest of the game.



* ''VideoGame/FarCry3BloodDragon'', as part of its 80s action movie style. It was released in 2013, but in-game, "the year is 2007. It is the future."
1st Dec '17 7:13:14 AM MisterMusic
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* ''Film/It2017 was released in 2017, but takes place in the eighties. This is to make it possible for the sequel to take place in the present day.
22nd Oct '17 2:59:12 PM Kadorhal
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* ''VideoGame/TheHouseOfTheDeadOverkill'' is set in 1991 and was released in 2009. This confuses matters because, while it's a prequel, all the other games in the series were set in the future.

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* ''VideoGame/TheHouseOfTheDeadOverkill'' ''VideoGame/HouseOfTheDead'':
** ''House of the Dead 4'' dialed back on the ridiculous TimeSkip ''III'' pulled and
is set in 1991 and was 2003... two years before its release date of 2005.
* ''VideoGame/TheHouseOfTheDeadOverkill'',
released in 2009. This confuses matters because, while it's a prequel, all 2009, goes even further back as an explicit prequel to the other games in rest of the series were series, being set in the future.1991.



** Even ''GTAIII'' itself is this, more or less unintentionally. It's set around autumn of 2001, about the same as its October '01 release, but ostensibly takes place before that September, because very little was [[TooSoon changed in response]] to [[TheWarOnTerror the World Trade Center attacks]].

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** Even ''GTAIII'' itself is this, more or less unintentionally. It's set around autumn of 2001, about the same as its October '01 release, but ostensibly takes place before place, at the very latest, in the first week of that September, because very little was [[TooSoon changed in response]] to [[TheWarOnTerror the World Trade Center attacks]].



* Poked fun at in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw'', wherein the cast of ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'' travel through time [[ItMakesSenseInContext to sue the present day]].

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* Poked fun at in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw'', wherein the cast of ''WesternAnimation/TheJetsons'' travel through time [[ItMakesSenseInContext to sue the present day]].day]] - which, at the time ''Harvey Birdman'' aired, was now set further forward in time and [[{{Zeerust}} more futuristic]] than ''The Jetsons''.



'''Birdman:''' ''(glances at desk calendar, dated 2004)'' Really.

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'''Birdman:''' ''(glances at desk calendar, dated 2004)'' [[DeadpanSnarker Really.]]\\
'''George Jetson:''' ''Yes'', talking ape-man! We are from a society much advanced over your own! A society driven by sprockets! A technological marvel that gives us items such as... '''this!''' ''(pulls out a cell phone [[TechnologyMarchesOn as big as he is]]; cue Peanut [[FunnyBackgroundEvent pulling out his own, much smaller cell phone]])''
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