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14th Jul '16 6:35:28 AM RustyBill
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* A variant in the failed GeneRoddenberry pilot ''Genesis II'' (1973), when the protagonist wakes up from suspended animation:
-->Dylan Hunt (haltingly): "Year...? Say... year...?
-->Primus Kimbridge (slowly & deliberately): "It is the year twenty-one hundred and thirty-three."
14th Jul '16 5:49:30 AM Arcorann
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* Blokey British TV channel Dave is currently (2012) running a self-advertisment in which a time traveller in full Flash Gordon-esque costume pops out of nowhere on a present day street, strides dramatically to the nearest passer-by and demands "What year is it? Quickly man!" He then goes on to explain that Dave is doing so well and introducing so many cool new programmes and features, that in the future they will rule the entire world.

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* Blokey British TV channel Dave is currently (2012) running a self-advertisment self-advertisement in which a time traveller in full Flash Gordon-esque costume pops out of nowhere on a present day street, strides dramatically to the nearest passer-by and demands "What year is it? Quickly man!" He then goes on to explain that Dave is doing so well and introducing so many cool new programmes and features, that in the future they will rule the entire world.



* In ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'' when Jemma is stranded on an unknown planet and encounters the (also stranded) astronaut Will, he asks her for the year, since there is no way to tell time there.



* TheOtherWiki also has [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/This_year the answer]] to the question, in case any time traveller wants to consult it.

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* TheOtherWiki also has used to have [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/This_year the answer]] to the question, in case any time traveller wants to consult it.but not anymore.
6th Jun '16 9:11:22 AM nighttrainfm
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* An issue of ''ComicBook/AllNewAllDifferentAvengers'' opens with the sudden appearance of an old-school supervillain Iron Man hasn't seen in years. When he demands to know the current year, Tony gets halfway through joking "You make me want to ask the same thing," before being hit. As it turns out, he's so out of sorts because [[ComicBook/AvengersStandoff he just escaped from Pleasant Hills.]]
21st Apr '16 1:08:32 PM erforce
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* Appears in ''Film/TheTerminator'', although questioning under gunpoint is required to receive the (incomplete) answer. The questioned police officer, whom Kyle Reese has just disarmed, gives him the date and day of the week, but balks and looks confused when Kyle demands to know the year.

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* ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}''
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Appears in ''Film/TheTerminator'', although questioning under gunpoint is required to receive the (incomplete) answer. The questioned police officer, whom Kyle Reese has just disarmed, gives him the date and day of the week, but balks and looks confused when Kyle demands to know the year.
16th Apr '16 9:11:11 AM bwburke94
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** Subverted in the 4th season finale:
--->'''The Doctor:''' (''after travelling in the TARDIS'') Excuse me, what day is it?\\

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** Subverted in the 4th season finale:
"The Stolen Earth":
--->'''The Doctor:''' (''after travelling in the TARDIS'') Excuse me, what day is it?\\
15th Jan '16 9:29:32 AM stardust_rain
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* Happens ''a lot'' in those godawful ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' fanfics in which a random fan/21st century girl finds herself in the movie/back in time. It's one of the ways you can tell how bad the fic is; if the main character asks this question, press the "back" button '''immediately'''.
4th Jan '16 1:58:06 PM Pilomotor
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* Asked by Ellie Arroway (Jodie Foster) in ''Film/{{Contact}}'' after traveling through time and space. Going with Einstein's Theory of Relativity, she assumed that it was many years after her departure. As it turns out [[spoiler: her journey took approximately two seconds in Earth time, while to everyone she didn't go anywhere]].

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* Asked by Ellie Arroway (Jodie Foster) in ''Film/{{Contact}}'' after traveling through time and space. Going with Einstein's Theory of Relativity, she assumed that it was many years after her departure. departure, even though she feels like she's only been gone around eighteen hours. As it turns out [[spoiler: her journey took approximately two seconds in Earth time, while and everybody else assumes the machine failed to everyone she didn't go send her anywhere]].
4th Jan '16 1:51:52 PM Pilomotor
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** ''Film/TerminatorGenisys'' recreates the scene from the first film, but this time, the cop gives Kyle the full date [[spoiler:[[OffTheRails because he's a T-1000 who was sent ahead, anticipating his arrival]]]].

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** ''Film/TerminatorGenisys'' recreates the scene from the first film, but this time, the cop calmly gives Kyle the full date [[spoiler:[[OffTheRails because he's a T-1000 who was sent ahead, anticipating his arrival]]]].back even further, and was waiting for Kyle to arrive]]]].
18th Nov '15 8:48:59 AM ScrewySqrl
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* [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] in a short gag from ''HarvyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw'' where [[TheJetsons George Jetson]] pops in, stating 'I come from the far future year of 2002!' while Harvey squint at his 2005 calendar.

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* [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] in a short gag from ''HarvyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw'' ''HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw'' where [[TheJetsons George Jetson]] pops in, stating 'I come from the far future year of 2002!' while Harvey squint at his 2005 calendar.
18th Nov '15 8:48:36 AM ScrewySqrl
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* [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] in a short gag from ''HarvyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw'' where [[TheJetsons George Jetson]] pops in, stating 'I come from the far future year of 2002!' while Harvey squint at his 2005 calendar.
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