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12th Nov '16 5:16:41 AM Morgenthaler
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9th Nov '16 11:29:05 AM nombretomado
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* [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] in a short gag from ''WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw'' 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 ''WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw'' where [[TheJetsons [[WesternAnimation/TheJetsons George Jetson]] pops in, stating 'I come from the far future year of 2002!' while Harvey squint at his 2005 calendar.
30th Oct '16 11:38:00 AM nombretomado
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* [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] in a short gag from ''HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw'' 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 ''HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw'' ''WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw'' where [[TheJetsons George Jetson]] pops in, stating 'I come from the far future year of 2002!' while Harvey squint at his 2005 calendar.
24th Oct '16 9:43:40 PM nombretomado
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* A variant in the failed GeneRoddenberry pilot ''Genesis II'' (1973), when the protagonist wakes up from suspended animation:

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* A variant in the failed GeneRoddenberry Creator/GeneRoddenberry pilot ''Genesis II'' (1973), when the protagonist wakes up from suspended animation:
19th Sep '16 7:02:25 PM bwburke94
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* Caroline asks [=DeWitt=] this question in ''Series/{{Dollhouse}}'' for entirely non-time-travel related reasons: at the time, she's both amnesiac and being confronted with the implausibly futuristic mind-altering technology that's the premise of the show.
** Various other characters, upon being wakened with their "real" personalities, have asked what year it is because they knew time would have passed while they were dolls.
* Faith, on awaking from her coma in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. Amusingly, Faith and Caroline are both played by the same actress.

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* Caroline asks [=DeWitt=] this question in ''Series/{{Dollhouse}}'' for entirely non-time-travel related reasons: at the time, she's both amnesiac and being confronted with the implausibly futuristic mind-altering technology that's the premise of the show.
** Various other characters, upon being wakened with their "real" personalities, have asked what year it is because they knew time would have passed while they were dolls.
* Faith, on awaking from her coma in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. Amusingly, Faith and Caroline are both played by the same actress.


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* Caroline asks [=DeWitt=] this question in ''Series/{{Dollhouse}}'' for entirely non-time-travel related reasons: at the time, she's both amnesiac and being confronted with the implausibly futuristic mind-altering technology that's the premise of the show. [[note]]This is also an ActorAllusion, because Caroline is played by the [[Creator/ElizaDushku same actress]] as Faith from the above ''Buffy'' example. Some would say it's an [[ObligatoryJoke echo]] of that scene.[[/note]]
** Various other characters, upon being wakened with their "real" personalities, have asked what year it is because they knew time would have passed while they were dolls.
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?\\
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