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15th Jan '16 9:29:32 AM stardust_rain
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a) no concrete examples and b) this is not your personal venting space.
* 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.
14th Nov '15 4:53:28 PM nombretomado
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* Parodied in one sketch on ''RobotChicken''. A (we assume) time traveller leans out of a portal that appears in some kid's back yard.
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* Parodied in one sketch on ''RobotChicken''.''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken''. A (we assume) time traveller leans out of a portal that appears in some kid's back yard.
25th Oct '15 2:41:26 AM Geoduck
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** Once, the Fifth Doctor asked an English medieval peasant this question, and in an amusing nod to the times, the man's reply was something along the lines of "Wait, wait, I know this..."
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** Once, In "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS21E2TheAwakening The Awakening]]", the Fifth Doctor asked asks an English medieval peasant this question, and in an amusing nod to the times, the man's reply was is something along the lines of "Wait, wait, I know this..."
14th Oct '15 9:40:37 AM Premonition45
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** ''Film/TerminatorGenisys'' recreates this scene, 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 this scene, 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]]]].
31st Aug '15 4:04:03 AM Schnutzel
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-->'''The Doctor:''' What year is this? '''Rose:''' Blimey, how much have you had? '''The Doctor:''' Well... '''Rose:''': 2005, January 1st. '''The Doctor:''' 2005... '''[Rose awkwardly nods]'''
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-->'''The --->'''The Doctor:''' What year is this? this?\\ '''Rose:''' Blimey, how much have you had? had? \\ '''The Doctor:''' Well... Well...\\ '''Rose:''': 2005, January 1st. 1st.\\ '''The Doctor:''' 2005... 2005...\\ '''[Rose awkwardly nods]'''nods]'''\\
4th Aug '15 12:51:46 PM nowaymanguy
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--->'''The Doctor:''' What year is this?
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--->'''The -->'''The Doctor:''' What year is this?
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