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* In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' story "Genesis of the Daleks", an OriginsEpisode for the Daleks, the Dalek props used have the final codified Dalek design used in their third story, "The Chase", and ever since, rather than the design used in the original "The Daleks".


* ''VideoGame/DragonQuestIII'' takes place before ''VideoGame/DragonQuestI'', and shows monsters, items, spells, and ship travel that would not be known to the player until ''VideoGame/DragonQuestII'', taking place a generation after the first game. Erdrick/Loto's sword is more powerful than in the first game, and has the ability to cast spells.

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* ''VideoGame/DragonQuestIII'' takes place before ''VideoGame/DragonQuestI'', and shows monsters, items, spells, and ship travel that would not be known to the player until ''VideoGame/DragonQuestII'', ''VideoGame/DragonQuestII'' (as well as quite a few other monsters, items, spells and features such as travel by flight which aren't in ''II''), taking place a generation after the first game. Erdrick/Loto's sword is more powerful than in the first game, and has the ability to cast more and stronger spells.



* The Nitrome Flash game ''Final Ninja'' and its prequel, ''Final Ninja Zero''. The latter is set decades before the original, yet the enemies and traps are tougher and deadlier than those in the original, and many mooks in the game have no equivalents in the original at all.

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* The Nitrome Flash game ''Final Ninja'' and its prequel, ''Final Ninja Zero''. The latter is set decades before the original, yet the enemies and traps are tougher and deadlier than those in the original, and many mooks {{mooks}} in the game have no equivalents in the original at all.


* ''VideoGame/DeusEx'', compared to its prequels, ''[[VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution Human Revolution]]'', ''VideoGame/DeusExTheFall'' and ''[[Videogame/DeusExMankindDivided Mankind Divided]]''. The original is set in 2052, where nano augmentation is replacing mechanical augmentation, but ''Human Revolution'', set in 2027, make ''Deus Ex'' look far more primitive. WordOfGod for ''Human Revolution'' has handwaved this by saying that the game is set during a "golden age" of technology which was immediately followed by the economic and socio-political collapse that created the CrapsackWorld of the original and caused technology to become more cost effective. Interestingly, WordOfGod for the original noted the preponderance of slum levels, suggesting the more advanced tech was "off screen", so to speak.
** Also one thing to note is that while the mechanical augmentations in the original game look clunky compared to the ones in the prequels, it should be noted that the only heavy augmentations ever really seen are usually on military or security types, which would prioritize function over form. The majority of augmentations seen in the prequels are civilian-grade, which would be more aesthetically pleasing.
*** On the other hand, the first game only had a handful of augmented [=NPCs=], all of whom were military, security or criminal types. Unlike ''Human Revolution'' and ''Mankind Divided'', normal civilians weren't ever shown or implied to use augmentations, suggesting that at least augmentation technology was less advanced than it was in the prequels, where augmentations were much more integrated in everyday life. On the other hand, given the enormous backlash against augmentation and discrimination against augs seen in Mankind Divided, it makes sense that the number of civilian users would drop drastically.

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* ''VideoGame/DeusEx'', compared to its prequels, ''[[VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution Human Revolution]]'', ''VideoGame/DeusExTheFall'' and ''[[Videogame/DeusExMankindDivided Mankind Divided]]''. The original is set in 2052, where nano augmentation nano-augmentation is replacing mechanical augmentation, but ''Human Revolution'', set in 2027, make makes ''Deus Ex'' look far more primitive. WordOfGod for ''Human Revolution'' has handwaved this by saying that the game is set during a "golden age" of technology which was immediately followed by the economic and socio-political collapse that created the CrapsackWorld of the original and caused technology to become more cost effective. effective, including the augmentations. Interestingly, WordOfGod for the original noted the preponderance of slum levels, suggesting the more advanced tech was "off screen", "offscreen", so to speak.
** Also one thing to note is that while the mechanical augmentations in the original game look clunky compared to the ones in the prequels, it should be noted that the only heavy augmentations ever really seen are usually on military or security types, which would prioritize function over form. The majority of augmentations seen in the prequels are civilian-grade, which would be more aesthetically pleasing.
*** On the other hand, the first game only had a handful of augmented [=NPCs=], all of whom were military, security or criminal types. Unlike ''Human Revolution'' and ''Mankind Divided'', normal civilians weren't ever shown or implied to use augmentations, suggesting that at least augmentation technology was less advanced than it was in the prequels, where augmentations were much more integrated in everyday life. On the other hand, given the enormous backlash against augmentation and discrimination against augs seen in Mankind Divided, it makes sense that the number of civilian users would drop drastically.
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* ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys2'' is only revealed to be a prequel at the end of the game (set in 1987), but until then, with its cleaner and more modern aestheics, coupled with its high-tech robots beyond anything even at the year of the game's release, you'd be forgiven for thinking it took place much later.
** A partial justification (or HandWave, depending on your opinion) is that Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria was at it's prime in 1987 and fabulously wealthy, but by the time of the first game the restaurant has been in financial ruin for years and is months away from bankruptcy, hence why the sleek high-tech androids were scrapped in favor of the more primitive and cheaper-to-maintain animatronics and the building isn't as well-kept.
** The VoiceWithAnInternetConnection also [[HandWave handwaves]] it further by stating that the primitive robots from the first game were much older than the prequel robots, but were retrofitted with some of the same advanced computing and sensor technology, hence why they were being used instead of the androids from the prequel.

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* ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys2'' is only revealed to be a prequel at the end of the game (set in 1987), but until then, with its cleaner and more modern aestheics, coupled with its high-tech robots beyond anything even at the year of the game's release, you'd be forgiven for thinking it took place much later.
** A partial justification (or HandWave, depending on your opinion) is that
later. This has an InUniverse justification: Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria was at it's in its prime in 1987 and fabulously wealthy, but by the time of the first game game, the restaurant has been in financial ruin for years and is months away from bankruptcy, hence why the sleek high-tech androids were scrapped in favor of the more primitive and cheaper-to-maintain animatronics and the building isn't as well-kept.
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well-kept. The VoiceWithAnInternetConnection also [[HandWave handwaves]] it further by stating that the primitive robots from the first game were much older than the prequel robots, but were retrofitted with some of the same advanced computing and sensor technology, hence why they were being used instead of the androids from the prequel.


* Most SpinOffBabies shows are like this. ''Series/TheMuppetShow'' was made in the late 70s-early 80s, and two prominent [[Franchise/TheMuppets Muppets]] (Kermit and Rowlf) date from the 50s. But ''WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies1984'' has Scooter as a computer nerd, an array of BlandNameProduct 80s video games in "It's Only Pretendo" and, of course, the kids' imaginations recreting scenes from 1980s movies like ''Film/Ghostbusters1984'' and ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk''. And ''WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies2018'' has a huge multimedia "scribble screen" in the nursery, an episode revolving around a handheld video game, and pretty modern looking plastic tube slides. Yet both feature the original Muppets productions as "the future". (For the original series, "When You Wish Upon a Muppet" has Kermit's final wish that they'll all stay together represented as a scene from ''Film/TheGreatMuppetCaper''; and in the remake, "Piggy's Time Machine" has them encounter their future selves in the ''Muppet Show'' title sequence).

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* Most SpinOffBabies shows are like this. ''Series/TheMuppetShow'' was made in the late 70s-early 80s, and two prominent [[Franchise/TheMuppets Muppets]] (Kermit and Rowlf) date from the 50s. But ''WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies1984'' has Scooter as a computer nerd, an array of BlandNameProduct 80s video games in "It's Only Pretendo" and, of course, the kids' imaginations recreting recreating scenes from 1980s movies like ''Film/Ghostbusters1984'' and ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk''. And ''WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies2018'' has a huge multimedia "scribble screen" in the nursery, an episode revolving around a handheld video game, and pretty modern looking plastic tube slides. Yet both feature the original Muppets productions as "the future". (For the original series, "When You Wish Upon a Muppet" has Kermit's final wish that they'll all stay together represented as a scene from ''Film/TheGreatMuppetCaper''; and in the remake, "Piggy's Time Machine" has them encounter their future selves in the ''Muppet Show'' title sequence).


* Most SpinOffBabies shows are like this. ''Series/TheMuppetShow'' was made in the late 70s-early 80s, and two prominent [[Franchise/TheMuppets Muppets]] (Kermit and Rowlf) date from the 50s. But ''WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies1984'' has Scooter as a computer nerd, an array of BlandNameProduct 80s video games in "It's Only Pretendo" and, of course, the kids' imaginations recreting scenes from 1980s movies like ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' and ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk''. And ''WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies2018'' has a huge multimedia "scribble screen" in the nursery, an episode revolving around a handheld video game, and pretty modern looking plastic tube slides. Yet both feature the original Muppets productions as "the future". (For the original series, "When You Wish Upon a Muppet" has Kermit's final wish that they'll all stay together represented as a scene from ''Film/TheGreatMuppetCaper''; and in the remake, "Piggy's Time Machine" has them encounter their future selves in the ''Muppet Show'' title sequence).

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* Most SpinOffBabies shows are like this. ''Series/TheMuppetShow'' was made in the late 70s-early 80s, and two prominent [[Franchise/TheMuppets Muppets]] (Kermit and Rowlf) date from the 50s. But ''WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies1984'' has Scooter as a computer nerd, an array of BlandNameProduct 80s video games in "It's Only Pretendo" and, of course, the kids' imaginations recreting scenes from 1980s movies like ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' ''Film/Ghostbusters1984'' and ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk''. And ''WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies2018'' has a huge multimedia "scribble screen" in the nursery, an episode revolving around a handheld video game, and pretty modern looking plastic tube slides. Yet both feature the original Muppets productions as "the future". (For the original series, "When You Wish Upon a Muppet" has Kermit's final wish that they'll all stay together represented as a scene from ''Film/TheGreatMuppetCaper''; and in the remake, "Piggy's Time Machine" has them encounter their future selves in the ''Muppet Show'' title sequence).


* Most SpinOffBabies shows are like this. ''Series/TheMuppetShow'' was made in the late 70s-early 80s, and two prominent [[Franchise/TheMuppets Muppets]] (Kermit and Rowlf) date from the 50s. But WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies1984'' has Scooter as a computer nerd, an array of BlandNameProduct 80s video games in "It's Only Pretendo" and, of course, the kids' imaginations recreting scenes from 1980s movies like ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' and ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk''. And ''WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies2018'' has a huge multimedia "scribble screen" in the nursery, an episode revolving around a handheld video game, and pretty modern looking plastic tube slides. Yet both feature the original Muppets productions as "the future". (For the original series, "When You Wish Upon a Muppet" has Kermit's final wish that they'll all stay together represented as a scene from ''Film/TheGreatMuppetCaper''; and in the remake, "Piggy's Time Machine" has them encounter their future selves in the ''Muppet Show'' title sequence).

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* Most SpinOffBabies shows are like this. ''Series/TheMuppetShow'' was made in the late 70s-early 80s, and two prominent [[Franchise/TheMuppets Muppets]] (Kermit and Rowlf) date from the 50s. But WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies1984'' ''WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies1984'' has Scooter as a computer nerd, an array of BlandNameProduct 80s video games in "It's Only Pretendo" and, of course, the kids' imaginations recreting scenes from 1980s movies like ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' and ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk''. And ''WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies2018'' has a huge multimedia "scribble screen" in the nursery, an episode revolving around a handheld video game, and pretty modern looking plastic tube slides. Yet both feature the original Muppets productions as "the future". (For the original series, "When You Wish Upon a Muppet" has Kermit's final wish that they'll all stay together represented as a scene from ''Film/TheGreatMuppetCaper''; and in the remake, "Piggy's Time Machine" has them encounter their future selves in the ''Muppet Show'' title sequence).

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* Most SpinOffBabies shows are like this. ''Series/TheMuppetShow'' was made in the late 70s-early 80s, and two prominent [[Franchise/TheMuppets Muppets]] (Kermit and Rowlf) date from the 50s. But WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies1984'' has Scooter as a computer nerd, an array of BlandNameProduct 80s video games in "It's Only Pretendo" and, of course, the kids' imaginations recreting scenes from 1980s movies like ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' and ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk''. And ''WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies2018'' has a huge multimedia "scribble screen" in the nursery, an episode revolving around a handheld video game, and pretty modern looking plastic tube slides. Yet both feature the original Muppets productions as "the future". (For the original series, "When You Wish Upon a Muppet" has Kermit's final wish that they'll all stay together represented as a scene from ''Film/TheGreatMuppetCaper''; and in the remake, "Piggy's Time Machine" has them encounter their future selves in the ''Muppet Show'' title sequence).

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* Characters in the main ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' timeline are shown using flip phones as late as ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers StrikerS]]'', but the ''[[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaReflection Reflection]]'' movie (which takes place around 8 years earlier) shows Nanoha with a smart phone. Characters are also shown wielding ''Force'' era equipment, which from the movie's perspective wouldn't be invented for another 14 years.


*** Season 2 establishes that the ''Enterprise''-1701 and the ''Discovery'' are contemporary, and implies that ''Discovery'''s status as a testbed of not-ready-for-prime-time technology extends beyond the spore drive. It also says that using viewscreens instead of holograms is Pike's personal preference, which doesn't entirely explain why holocoms are ''never seen again'' until DS9, but at least acknowledges the question.

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*** Season 2 establishes that the ''Enterprise''-1701 and the ''Discovery'' are contemporary, and implies that ''Discovery'''s status as a testbed of not-ready-for-prime-time technology extends beyond the spore drive. It also says that using viewscreens instead of holograms is Captain Pike's personal preference, which doesn't entirely explain why holocoms are ''never seen again'' until DS9, [=DS9=], but at least acknowledges the question.

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*** Season 2 establishes that the ''Enterprise''-1701 and the ''Discovery'' are contemporary, and implies that ''Discovery'''s status as a testbed of not-ready-for-prime-time technology extends beyond the spore drive. It also says that using viewscreens instead of holograms is Pike's personal preference, which doesn't entirely explain why holocoms are ''never seen again'' until DS9, but at least acknowledges the question.


*** Many argue the retcon is necessary given the contemporary ideals of the future are vastly different to those in the 1960s. However, every ''Star Trek'' show up until ''Discovery'' maintained the look of the original series whenever characters happened to be in that era of the Franchise/TrekVerse (most notably a couple of episodes in ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine [=DS9=]]]'' and ''[[Series/StarTrekEnterrprise Enterprise]]''). This gave some the impression that the classic look of the 23rd century, though [[{{Zeerust}} somewhat antiquated]], [[ZeerustCanon should've been maintained canonically]].

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*** Many argue the retcon is necessary given the contemporary ideals of the future are vastly different to those in the 1960s. However, every ''Star Trek'' show up until ''Discovery'' maintained the look of the original series whenever characters happened to be in that era of the Franchise/TrekVerse (most notably a couple of episodes in ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine [=DS9=]]]'' and ''[[Series/StarTrekEnterrprise ''[[Series/StarTrekEnterprise Enterprise]]''). This gave some the impression that the classic look of the 23rd century, though [[{{Zeerust}} somewhat antiquated]], [[ZeerustCanon should've been maintained canonically]].


*** Many argue the retcon is necessary given the contemporary ideals of the future are vastly different to those in the 1960s. However, every ''Star Trek'' show up until ''Discovery'' maintained the look of the original series whenever characters happened to be in that era of the Franchise/TrekVerse. This gave some the impression that the classic look of the 23rd century, though [[{{Zeerust}} somewhat antiquated]], [[ZeerustCanon should've been maintained canonically]].

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*** Many argue the retcon is necessary given the contemporary ideals of the future are vastly different to those in the 1960s. However, every ''Star Trek'' show up until ''Discovery'' maintained the look of the original series whenever characters happened to be in that era of the Franchise/TrekVerse.Franchise/TrekVerse (most notably a couple of episodes in ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine [=DS9=]]]'' and ''[[Series/StarTrekEnterrprise Enterprise]]''). This gave some the impression that the classic look of the 23rd century, though [[{{Zeerust}} somewhat antiquated]], [[ZeerustCanon should've been maintained canonically]].


*** Many argue the retcon is necessary given the contemporary ideals of the future are vastly different to those in the 1960s. However, every ''Star Trek'' show up until ''Discovery'' maintained the look of the original series whenever characters happened to be in that era of the TrekVerse. This gave some the impression that the classic look of the 23rd century, though [[{{Zeerust}} somewhat antiquated]], [[ZeerustCanon should've been maintained canonically]].

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*** Many argue the retcon is necessary given the contemporary ideals of the future are vastly different to those in the 1960s. However, every ''Star Trek'' show up until ''Discovery'' maintained the look of the original series whenever characters happened to be in that era of the TrekVerse.Franchise/TrekVerse. This gave some the impression that the classic look of the 23rd century, though [[{{Zeerust}} somewhat antiquated]], [[ZeerustCanon should've been maintained canonically]].

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*** Many argue the retcon is necessary given the contemporary ideals of the future are vastly different to those in the 1960s. However, every ''Star Trek'' show up until ''Discovery'' maintained the look of the original series whenever characters happened to be in that era of the TrekVerse. This gave some the impression that the classic look of the 23rd century, though [[{{Zeerust}} somewhat antiquated]], [[ZeerustCanon should've been maintained canonically]].

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