I agree with the proposal to limit this to works that are 20+ years old.
Some further thoughts: what I think about when I see this name is a fantasy or SF work that is intensely dateable because of, say, hairstyles or fashion. (For example, I've seen a poster for a 50s [?] film adaptation of The Time Machine
where Weena had a very 1950s hairstyle. Similarly, I suspect that people who watch the Lord of the Rings
movies a few decades from now will think that Arwen's hairstyle and looks are obviously from the 2000s.) But the description and examples are purely about works set in our world in the "present day", and I can't find the trope I'm thinking of.
Either way, I still think that this is getting abused to mean Works Get Dated
. If nothing else, it needs a thorough scrub... after we've decided what exactly it should be, of course.
edited 26th Feb '12 1:47:59 PM by DoktorvonEurotrash
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