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* ''Anime/ZombieLandSaga'': The main cast is composed of zombies resurrected from various points in Japanese history. The majority of them come from the late 90's to early 2010's, but Junko and Yugiri stick out by being from the 80's and the 1880's. This later leads to an argument between Junko and Ai (From the late 2000's) when the two's images of idols from their respective eras clash.



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* Being away from Earth for a longer time.
* Living in a poor rural village in a very poor country, without or wit very limited modern media access.
* Travelling the wildernesses for many years, with no or little contact with settled civilization.
* Being kidnapped and held locked up by the kidnappers for many years.


* The ''VideoGame/SoulSeries'' takes place in the late 1500s. Most {{Guest Fighter}}s fit some variant of the trope; ComicBook/{{Spawn}}, [[VideoGame/{{Tekken}} Heihachi, and Jin]] come from the modern era and are Present to Past, [[VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}} KOS-MOS]], [[Franchise/StarWars Yoda, Darth Vader, the Apprentice]], and [[VideoGame/NierAutomata 2B]] come from futuristic worlds and are Future to Past, and [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII Ezio]] and [[VideoGame/GodOfWarSeries Kratos]] come from the early 1500s and somewhere in the 300-400 BC range respectively and are Past to Past.

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* The ''VideoGame/SoulSeries'' takes place in the late 1500s. Most {{Guest Fighter}}s fit some variant of the trope; ComicBook/{{Spawn}}, [[VideoGame/{{Tekken}} Heihachi, and Jin]] come from the modern era and are Present to Past, [[VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}} KOS-MOS]], [[Franchise/StarWars Yoda, Darth Vader, the Apprentice]], and [[VideoGame/NierAutomata 2B]] come from futuristic worlds and are Future to Past, and [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII Ezio]] and [[VideoGame/GodOfWarSeries Kratos]] come from the early 1500s and somewhere in the 300-400 400-300 BC range respectively and are Past to Past.


* The ''VideoGame/SoulSeries'' takes place in the late 1500s. Most {{Guest Fighter}}s fit some variant of the trope; ComicBook/{{Spawn}}, [[VideoGame/{{Tekken}} Heihachi, and Jin]] come from the modern era and are Present to Past, [[VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}} KOS-MOS]], [[Franchise/StarWars Yoda, Darth Vader, and the Apprentice]] come from futuristic worlds and are Future to Past, and [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII Ezio]] and [[VideoGame/GodOfWarSeries Kratos]] come from the early 1500s and somewhere in the 300-400 BC range respectively and are Past to Past.

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* The ''VideoGame/SoulSeries'' takes place in the late 1500s. Most {{Guest Fighter}}s fit some variant of the trope; ComicBook/{{Spawn}}, [[VideoGame/{{Tekken}} Heihachi, and Jin]] come from the modern era and are Present to Past, [[VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}} KOS-MOS]], [[Franchise/StarWars Yoda, Darth Vader, the Apprentice]], and the Apprentice]] [[VideoGame/NierAutomata 2B]] come from futuristic worlds and are Future to Past, and [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII Ezio]] and [[VideoGame/GodOfWarSeries Kratos]] come from the early 1500s and somewhere in the 300-400 BC range respectively and are Past to Past.

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** ''Franchise/TheFlash:'' Barry Allen, during the brief period between ''Final Crisis'' and ''Flashpoint'', where he's been resurrected from his death in the 1980s. ComicBookTime makes the actual amount of time he was away unclear, but he's disturbed and unnerved by all the changes that took place during the Dark Age of Comic Books. At one point during ''Blackest Night'', it's mentioned he's tried using the internet, but couldn't manage it. Unlike most examples, it's not because of the sheer amount of information. It's too ''slow'' for him.


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* ''VideoGame/LeisureSuitLarryWetDreamsDontDry'': Larry somehow ends up 30 years into the future and must now adapt to both tech and culture.


* In ''[[VideoGame/DarkFall Dark Fall II: Lights Out]]'', Benjamin Parker travels into two different future eras and one period of the past. His confusion at seeing what's become of the lighthouse he'd been checking up on could fit this trope, even if he didn't get the chance to interact with people as a social FishOutOfWater. [[spoiler: Also applies to Malakai, an AI-controlled space probe from the future, that ended up in the distant past from a botched deep-space teleportation accident. Having [[AiIsACrapshoot gone a little insane]], Malakai had since been attempting to manipulate people into helping him return home, including Parker.]]

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* In ''[[VideoGame/DarkFall Dark Fall II: Lights Out]]'', Benjamin Parker travels into two different future eras and one period of the past. His confusion at seeing what's become of the lighthouse he'd been checking up on could fit this trope, even if he didn't get the chance to interact with people as a social FishOutOfWater. [[spoiler: Also applies to Malakai, an AI-controlled space probe from the future, that ended up in the distant past from a botched deep-space teleportation accident. Having [[AiIsACrapshoot gone a little insane]], Malakai had since been attempting to manipulate people into helping him return home, including Parker.]]


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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'': The Player Character is established to have been pulled from the modern day real world into the medieval-esque ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' universe against their will. Some of the other characters ask the player about their homeworld, and find the concepts of "buildings that scrape the sky" and "metallic non-horse-drawn wagons" to be amusing.

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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemHeroes'': The Player Character PlayerCharacter is established to have been pulled from the modern day real world into the medieval-esque ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' universe against their will. Some of the other characters ask the player about their homeworld, and find the concepts of "buildings that scrape the sky" and "metallic non-horse-drawn wagons" to be amusing.


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* The ''VideoGame/SoulSeries'' takes place in the late 1500s. Most {{Guest Fighter}}s fit some variant of the trope; ComicBook/{{Spawn}}, [[VideoGame/{{Tekken}} Heihachi, and Jin]] come from the modern era and are Present to Past, [[VideoGame/{{Xenosaga}} KOS-MOS]], [[Franchise/StarWars Yoda, Darth Vader, and the Apprentice]] come from futuristic worlds and are Future to Past, and [[VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII Ezio]] and [[VideoGame/GodOfWarSeries Kratos]] come from the early 1500s and somewhere in the 300-400 BC range respectively and are Past to Past.


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* The early episodes of ''Series/TheFortyFourHundred'' deal with the adaptation of the abductees to life in the early 21st century. An African-American man from the 1950s discovers that Jim Crow is no longer around, but restaurants are now non-smoking.
* ''Series/AdamAdamantLives'' was an early TV example of this trope. A swashbuckling [[TheEdwardianEra Edwardian]] gentleman (the eponymous Adam) was frozen in 1902 and escaped in 1966. The show apparently inspired Jon Pertwee's portrayal of the better-known contemporary TV time-travelling hero, [[Series/DoctorWho The Doctor]].
* In ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryCoven'', Delphine LaLaurie is dug up after spending over 150 years buried underground. She discovers - to her horror - that not only is slavery illegal, but racism is no longer tolerated and a black man (Barack Obama) is President.
* ''Series/{{Angel}}'':
** Angel was born in the 1720s, so in one episode where all the characters lose their memories and think they're still teenagers, he becomes confused by modern technology. At one point, when he ventures outside and sees cars, he runs back inside and declares that there are hundreds of demons. When asked to describe what they looked like, he says, "Shiny." Also, one point, when Cordelia turns off the radio, he says, "How did you stop the tiny men from singing?"
** Holtz is also brought forward from the 1800s. His obsessive focus on destroying Angel lets him shrug off most of the culture shock -- one of the few questions he asks is how, with all the new weapons they've created since his time, no one has killed Angelus yet. A reasonable enough question given how well [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer the Judge]] fared against modern weaponry.
** The Groosalugg upon following Cordy to Los Angeles.
* ''Series/BuckRogersInTheTwentyFifthCentury''. As the result of an accident during a space mission in 1987, Buck Rogers becomes a HumanPopsicle for 504 years and thaws out (due to HarmlessFreezing) in the title time period.
* ''Series/{{Catweazle}}'' was an early 70s British show about a 10th century wizard who tries to cast a spell of flight to escape a group of Norman soldiers, but ends up in 1970 instead. There he encounters such strange wonders like 'electrickery' (electricity), 'tiny suns' (light bulbs) and 'telling bones' (telephones).
* ''Series/{{Continuum}}'' is about a police officer and a group of terrorists she was escorting to prison from 2077 sent back to 2012.
* ''Series/DarkShadows'': Victoria Winters switches places with an 18th century governess, [[spoiler:who was wrongfully convicted of being a witch and hung in 1795]], during a séance. Vicky almost suffers the same fate, [[spoiler:but the accusations against her are sparked from her arriving in 1795 as is, wearing her modern clothing and a "charm" bracelet]] and her inability to keep quiet about future events in a vain attempt to prevent them from happening. [[spoiler:She is eventually convicted and sentenced to hang, but the hanging is what sends her back to the present day]].
* ''Series/DeadGorgeous'' is about three sisters who died in an accident in 1860. They are allowed to return to earth 150 years later, in 2010. Needless to say, they have some problems adjusting.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'' revolves around travelling through time and space in a blue box, so every companion, especially the ones from Earth, are subject to this. Generally, they don't stay around for long.
** Since the classic series originated as a way to teach children history, some of the early companions are from earlier periods in Earth's history -- for example, on 18[[superscript:th]]-century Scotsman Jamie's first few TARDIS trips he insists that an image can't be of the moon since the moon's in the sky, and, upon seeing a Cyberman, believes it to be a ghost and a portent of his death. Also, he's terrified of airplanes. Victorian girl [[PunnyName Victoria]] adapts much more easily, only worrying about her clothes.
** The most extreme case would have to be the short-lived First Doctor companion Katarina. She was born in ancient Troy and, as a result, was convinced the Doctor was a god and referred to the TARDIS as his temple. One reason she accepted the wonders of TARDIS travel so easily was because she believed she was already dead and en route to paradise. Sadly she died in a HeroicSacrifice before she had a chance to really acclimate to the lifestyle.
** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS21E2TheAwakening "The Awakening"]], Will is not, as the Doctor thought, a psychic projection, but was actually brought forward in time from the UsefulNotes/EnglishCivilWar. Fortunately the Doctor will bring him back.
** Poor Richard from [[Recap/DoctorWhoS25E3SilverNemesis "Silver Nemesis"]] starts off as a rather sinister henchman for a seventeenth century witch, but one journey three-hundred years into the future sees him reduced to a rather pitiful nervous wreck terrified by absolutely everything he comes across. By the end, he's just so happy to discover that the Doctor can take him home that he resolves to completely change his ways.
** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E10Blink "Blink"]], the Weeping Angels feed on the potential energy of humans, hurtling them back through time and eating off the life they could have had. Cathy Nightingale is sent to 1920, while Billy Shipton is thrown into 1969.
** In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E12ThePandoricaOpens "The Pandorica Opens"]], [[spoiler:Rory Williams, based in 2010 and last seen in 2020]] spends months as a Roman centurion, fitted with false memories of a soldier [[spoiler:as well as that of Rory himself, being a duplicate created by the Nestene]]. He then [[spoiler:spends the next two thousand years guarding the Pandorica with Amy inside. Though when the timeline gets closer to his native time he ditches the Centurion outfit and simply gets a job as a security guard.]]
** At the end of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E5TheAngelsTakeManhattan "The Angels Take Manhattan"]], [[spoiler:Rory is sent into the past by a Weeping Angel. Since the Doctor can't rescue him without ripping the space/time fabric in New York, Amy chooses to get touched by the Angel in order to be with her husband. River, who is able to visit her parents, confirms that they found one another and lived out their lives happily]].
* An episode of ''Series/EarthFinalConflict'' had an Atavus female and a Medieval English monk (who was hunting her) appear in the TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture world of ''EFC''. He is initially put off by Renee Palmer, as he expects women to be docile and subservient. After learning her name, he simply assumes she's French and leaves it at that, although he does ask if she's a courtesan or a harlot, given the way she dresses and acts, not understanding why she feels insulted by the question. Interestingly, no one seems to pay attention to a man walking around wearing a monk's cowl.
** Justified; there are still traditional orders of monks who wear the full habit and cowl, although they aren't as common as they once were. Medieval English personal hygiene (or the lack thereof) would however draw significantly more notice.
* ''Series/FantasyIsland'' often sent guests back in time to interact with historical figures. Other times characters such as Don Juan, King Arthur, and Jack the Ripper ended up in the 70s.
* ''Series/{{Fringe}}'': Walter, as a result of spending the last 17 years in St. Claire's is mildly disoriented during the first season.
* ''Series/TheGirlFromTomorrow'' is mostly about a girl from a distant utopian future ending up in the present, but also takes her present-time friends into a nearer dystopian future. When she first meets said friends, she's surprised a door "won't open" because she's used to automatic doors; the present girl - who doesn't know yet - opens the door for her while acknowledging the lock "is a bit hard at times".
* Downplayed in ''{{Series/Glitch}}'' with Charlie, Paddy and John. They are a bit puzzled or fascinated by modern developments [[BackFromTheDead which didn't exist in their lifetimes]], but they quickly figure them out and the incidents themselves only get a few seconds of screen time. The rest of the resurrected characters are from recent-enough decades as to find the present-day sufficiently close to what they already know.
* In ''Series/GreatMindsWithDanHarmon'', a different historical figure is temporarily brought back to life in each episode so that they can be interviewed by ''Series/{{Community}}'' and ''WesternAnimation/RickAndMorty'' creator Creator/DanHarmon. More often than not, [[HilarityEnsues chaos ensues.]]
* An episode of ''Series/{{House}}'' had the titular character wake a man who had been in a coma ten years. FishOutOfTemporalWater moments include House telling the man, when he wants to get new clothes, that we have switched to "recyclable clothes" that one wears once and then eats, and the coma guy stumbling across new music players. "What's this? It says 'IP-ODD'."
* ''Series/IDreamOfJeannie'': Being originally from either pre-Islamic, or early Islamic, Persia, Jeannie was prone to this.
* ''Series/ItsAboutTime'', a short-lived FantasticComedy from TheSixties, wound up using two variations of this trope. The show began with two astronauts becoming stranded in [[OneMillionBC the prehistoric era]] and befriending a family of cave dwellers; after months of disappointing ratings, a mid-season {{retool}} resulted in the astronauts returning to their own time--with the cave family in tow.
* Averted in ''Series/KamenRiderKiva'', when an incident at a fortune teller's causes Wataru to be [[DemonicPossession possessed]] by the spirit of his late father Otoya. After finding out when he is, Otoya is delighted to discover such things as [[ChivalrousPervert maid cafes]] and the Internet, and even helps his friend's daughter get over a personal problem. If anything, Otoya is better-adjusted to the 2000s than his introverted shut-in son.
* The main character of ''Series/{{Life}}'' spent more than a decade in prison. Well, the world has changed quite a bit since then...
-->'''Crews:''' He sent John an IM. *beat* Reese, what exactly is an IM?
* ''Series/{{Life On Mars|2006}}''...sort of. "My name is Sam Tyler. I had an accident, and I woke up in 1973. Am I mad, in a coma, or back in time?" And ''Series/AshesToAshes'', though slightly less so.
* ''Series/{{Lost}}'' season 5: after many merry adventures on the time travelling island, [[spoiler:Sawyer, Juliet, Miles, Jin, and Daniel]] end up stuck in 1974. Unlike the usual progression of this trope, the five characters assimilate with the DHARMA Initiative and live happily among them for ''three years'' until [[spoiler:Jack, Kate, Hurley, and Sayid]] show up, also sent back in time, and violent HilarityEnsues.
* ''The Munsters Today'', initially a SequelSeries to ''Series/TheMunsters'', had the Munsters become this in the first season with the premise that they had been in suspended animation for over 20 years and now had to adapt to the culture of the late 1980's. The following seasons, however, ignored this aspect and acted as if the Munsters had never gone into suspended animation with the series becoming a more modern interpretation of the family rather than the original family sent years into the future.
* One episode of ''Series/MuppetsTonight'' features Gary Cahuenga, a ventriloquist's dummy who was locked in a trunk for some forty years. When released, he thinks it's time for his appearance on ''Series/TheEdSullivanShow'', and has some initial difficulties adjusting to modern times.
-->'''Gary:''' The women-! They're...wearing their dresses up to here! And...tattoos! And the guys are wearing earrings...in their noses!\\
'''Bobo:''' Wait'll he gets a load of DennisRodman.
* ''Series/OnceUponATime'': [[Disney/SleepingBeauty Aurora]] has a bit of this due to her DeepSleep lasting the entirety of the twenty-eight year curse instead of only a few months. In Storybrooke, [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Belle]] has a similar problem, since her only memory of the "real" world is the almost thirty years of being locked up in [[BedlamHouse the local asylum]].
** Captain Hook/Killian Jones is shown to have issues with modern technology. He insists on calling phones "talking phones" as he thinks just "phones" sounds silly, and admits he doesn't know how they work beyond Emma answering when he hits the right button (if she doesn't answer, then he considers it useless).
* ''Series/TheOuterLimits1963'' did this with the main characters of their TimeTravel episodes ("The Man Who Was Never Born", "Soldier", "Demon with a Glass Hand"), all of whom came from TheFuture to what was then ThePresentDay.
* ''Series/PhilOfTheFuture'' is from TheFuture to the Present.
* ''Series/PowerRangersDinoCharge'' gives us two out of time Rangers with Blue Ranger Koda (a caveman from 100,000 years in the past that was frozen in ice) and Gold Ranger Sir Ivan (a knight that got sealed inside one of the villains for 800 years). Both managed to survive by bonding to the season's MacGuffin and source of power (which grants the wielder eternal youth)
* ''Series/{{Primeval}}'':
** Technically anything that comes through the anomalies is a candidate for this trope, but it is most in evidence when a Medieval Knight comes through and mistakes modern London for {{Hell}} (you can see how he might think that though).
** The knight was actually chasing what he thought was a dragon, which turned out to be a dracorex.
** Two other time travelers, Ethan and Emily, show up in Season 4, but this trope doesn't come into play that much because Ethan [[spoiler: is actually from the present]] and Emily just never seems confused about much of the present things. Except [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments high-fives]].
* In ''Series/QuantumLeap'' Sam spends the entire series leaping around throughout the past and having to adapt to different times (and being seen as a different person in each).
* In ''Series/QueenInhyunsMan'', Boong Do, a warrior/scholar in 1694 Korea, is flung forward in time to 2012, where he meets an actress who has been cast in a TV show about the events he was experiencing in 1694.
* In ''{{Series/Rentaghost}}'', Timothy Claypole, a medieval jester, had problems dealing with modern technology while Hubert Davenport, a Victorian gentleman, had trouble adjusting to modern morals.
* Two episodes of ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures'' have the cast sent back to an earlier part of Sarah Jane's history, which the Trickster wishes to alter for his own goals.
* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' had "Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer", who milked his temporal displacement for all its worth to win cases.
* In an episode of Series/{{Scrubs}}, a man who fell into a coma in TheEighties wakes up and starts moonwalking through the hospital in a Music/MichaelJackson costume while doing a Rubik's cube.
* Ichabod Crane in ''Series/SleepyHollow'', who was put into a magical sleep during the American Revolutionary War and woke up in present day to his bewilderment. Leads to moments such as [[ThrowawayGuns tossing a gun aside]] after taking one shot because he's used to guns that only hold one bullet and can't be reloaded in the middle of a fight, getting pissed off at inaccurate museum tour guides, and locking himself inside cars.
* This happened in a couple episodes of ''Series/{{Sliders}}'', particularly in one of the earlier seasons when the Sliders end up on a world that was ~20 years behind theirs and [[spoiler:Quinn meets his younger self right after his father died]].
* Henry from ''Series/{{Spirited}}'' suffers from this to an extent. It's not ''too'' bad, as he only died in the 70s, but he still has to be taught how to use a computer or the internet, and he notes that cars are very different from what he's used to. He's also very impressed with iPods and modern home entertainment systems.
* A few ''Franchise/StarTrek'' episodes had this:
** Khan of ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan'' fame was one of these when he first appeared in ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries''.
** In "[[{{Recap/StarTrekS1E28TheCityOnTheEdgeOfForever}} The City on the Edge of Forever]]" an overdosed [=McCoy=] raves on about the terrible surgical methods of the period he's in, with "bodies stitched up like clothes".
** ''TOS'' also had some [[HumanPopsicle Klingons-on-Ice.]]
** As did ''TNG.'' The ''Enterprise'' dealt with those by letting Worf and K'eylar pretend to run the ship.
** A few episodes of ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' had [[RefugeeFromTVLand holodeck characters brought to life]]. [[Franchise/SherlockHolmes Professor Moriarty]] was "from" the 19th century, but adapted to ''Franchise/StarTrek Next Gen'''s "present day" surprisingly well...
** A similar occurrence in [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine DS9]] where Vic (from the 50's/70's) was comfortable knowing he was a hologram in the 24th century.
** Done again in an episode of Voyager when the Hologram of Creator/LeonardoDaVinci gets accidentally loaded onto the Doctor's Mobile Emitter and taken by [[SpacePirates pirates]] to a nearby planet. He actually adjusts very well, and thinks he's merely in America as he decided to go there being hijacked.
** Another ''TNG'' episode "[[{{Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS1E25TheNeutralZone}} The Neutral Zone]]" involved some defrosted {{Human Popsicle}}s. Perhaps too much, since they were there mostly for exposition of "the present" in the Federation and to get in the way while Picard tried to deal with Romulans.
** ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' also had a HumanPopsicle episode, "[[{{Recap/StarTrekVoyagerS2E1The37s}} The 37's]]", which involved (among others) UsefulNotes/AmeliaEarhart.
** In yet another Voyager episode, "Future's End", Tom Paris thinks he can avert this trope due to his familiarity with 20th Century Earth. Unfortunately, he hasn't quite got it down to the decade, causing him to play this trope straight.
** ''Voyager's'' finale also had an interesting case of TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture combined with this trope. Admiral Janeway arrived from 16 years in the future relative to the series' time scale. The ValuesDissonance comes from her own clashing views with her younger self, Captain Janeway.
** [[spoiler:Scotty]] in the ''Next Generation'' episode "[[{{Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS6E4Relics}} Relics]]".
** In Voyager's "[[{{Recap/StarTrekVoyagerS7E20NaturalLaw}} Natural Law]]" Seven and Chakotay are stranded on a planet with primitive humanoids (similar to our own ancestors.) This also happened in the Enterprise episode 'Civilisation' (but this species were equivalent to our Renaissance period.)
** There is also the crew of the USS ''Bozeman'', being sent forward in time from TOS to TNG by a NegativeSpaceWedgie while trying to fight off a Klingon battlecruiser (this part was added by the book ''Ship of the Line'').
*** The book expands on the feelings of the ''Bozeman''[='=]s crew. Captain Bateson adjusts fairly well, although he maneuvers himself into being named the first captain of the ''Enterprise''-E over Picard. His NumberTwo, though, becomes a drunken wreck after learning the fate of his fiancée, who went into Klingon space to look for him after the disappearance and was sent back in pieces after the Klingons learned who she was (the attack foiled by the ''Bozeman'' was a great embarassment for them). Riker even muses early on that being trapped in the future is significantly worse than being trapped in the past. At least, in the past, you have a chance of [[FlingALightIntoTheFuture letting your loved ones know what happened to you]].
** ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' even has a case of "someone from TheFuture ends up in TheFuture" in the episode "[[{{Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS5E9AMatterOfTime}} A Matter of Time]]", where a historian from the 26th century goes back to the 24th century to witness an important event that the crew of the Enterprise-D are about to undergo. [[spoiler:It's almost all a lie, however - while he ''is'' using a time machine that came from the future, he stole it from its original owners as ''they'' went to visit ''his'' time - the '''22nd''' century - and pretended to be a future historian so he could sneak back 24th century technology, making a major profit on it in his home time. Regardless of the truth, both alleged origin points and the destination are "the future" to the early 1990s audience watching the episode.]]
* In ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', [[spoiler: Samuel Campbell, Sam and Dean's grandfather,]] is one, after he was brought back to life almost forty years after his death. As Sam so eloquently put it, "He thinks Velcro is big news."
* ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles''
** After the first episode, Sarah, John, and Cameron travel from 1999 to 2007. On some points (Sarah and John getting cell phones) it's played for light laughs. On others (Sarah learning about the 9/11 attacks)...not so much.
** Derek, being from the BadFuture, also qualifies as this. He brings his values back in time with him and believes that every problem can be solved with a gun. This attitude eventually [[spoiler:gets him killed]]. Interestingly, the place where he feels most at home is at a military academy, where he poses as an instructor and becomes a DrillSergeantNasty, trying to prepare young soldiers for what will come.
* In ''Series/{{Thunderstone}}'', almost every character in the show prefers their native time to any of the others. The citizens of North Col see Haven as a horribly primitive wasteland where the inhabitants struggle to stay alive and avoid capture each and every day. The Nomads see North Col as a claustrophobic, oppressive prison filled with technology they donít understand. Much drama comes from characters being frightened or horrified by the society of a time unfamiliar to them.
* ''Series/TimeAfterTime'': H. G. Wells and Dr. John Stevenson (aka Jack the Ripper) travel from 1893 London to 2017 New York City. Stevenson adjusts better, quickly adopting contemporary clothes and technology, while Wells is initially stunned by the experience, especially that his longed-for utopia didn't happen.
* ''Series/{{Timeless}}'' is centered on this trope, but in one episode, it gets inverted when the team brings UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy into the future.
%%* ''Series/TheTimeTunnel'' is centered around this trope.
* The ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' episode [[Recap/TorchwoodS1E10OutOfTime "Out of Time"]] has three aircraft travellers from the 1950s pass through a one-way TimePortal. Each character reacts differently [[spoiler:the initially most nervous one adapts and moves to London, the aviatrix dates Owen but breaks his heart when she takes her chances with the portal (the Rift) again, and the other commits suicide as all his family are dead except his son, who has no children, advanced Alzheimer's, and barely remembers his father.]]
* This was a common trope on the original ''Series/TheTwilightZone''. Relevant episodes include "Execution", "Back There", "The Odyssey of Flight 33", "Once Upon a Time", and "No Time Like the Past".
* ''Series/{{Warehouse13}}'':
** ''Helena'' G. Wells via HumanPopsicle effect (in an AndIMustScream prison no less). It's mostly culture shock, as the technology present is based off things she either invented or predicted. Even then she adjusts very well, and mostly seems bitter about everyone and everything she cared about being gone.
** Later, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paracelsus Paracelsus]] is de-bronzed after spending centuries as a statue [[spoiler:by his nephew, who took TheSlowPath by virtue of being TheAgeless]]. Subverted in that [[spoiler:his nephew]] uses an Artifact to transfer his memories to Paracelsus, specifically to avoid this trope. Despite this, he still walks around in outdated clothing, but that could just be a personal preference.
* An episode of ''Series/TheXFiles'' concerned a LiteralGenie who spent decades at a time dormant in between summonings. Mulder's first clue that she'd been out of commission for a while was the fact that [[Series/HappyDays The Fonz]] was a go-to pop culture reference for her.
* ''Series/DarkMatter'': The crew of the ''Raza'' have trouble adjusting to 21st century Earth, and expect for the Android are pretty ignorant of contemporary life (Six even wonders if there are ''flush toilets''). In particular the Android stands out due to her odd syntax. It takes almost no time until some kids follow them to the ''Marauder'' and find out they're not who they say.
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* Played with for ''Fanfic/LostInCamelot'', although mainly for Kenzi than Bo at first, as Bo finds herself surprisingly fond of Camelot despite the displacement; later explained with [[spoiler:the revelation that Bo is actually ''from'' Camelot, as she was sent into the future when her mother sent her to safety]].

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* PlayedForLaughs in the ''Sonic the Hedgehog'' oneshot ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11508456/1/Shuckster Shuckster]]''. Because Shadow was created 50 years ago, he speaks in outdated 1950s slang.


* This is the basis to the whole story in ''[[VideoGame/{{Onimusha}} Onimusha 3]]'', as main hero Samanosuke Akechi is sent 500 years forward into modern Paris, just as Jean-Jacques, based on actor Jean Reno, is sent back into Samanosuke's time in a crazy time-travel plot to resurrect Nobunaga. Both of them act properly befuddled by their surroundings, especially Samanosuke.

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* This is the basis to the whole story in ''[[VideoGame/{{Onimusha}} Onimusha 3]]'', ''VideoGame/Onimusha3DemonSiege'', as main hero Samanosuke Akechi is sent 500 years forward into modern Paris, just as Jean-Jacques, based on actor Jean Reno, is sent back into Samanosuke's time in a crazy time-travel plot to resurrect Nobunaga. Both of them act properly befuddled by their surroundings, especially Samanosuke.


** The Saber of ''LightNovel/FateStrangeFake'', Richard the Lionheart, is a strange case in that he's an impulsive eccentric that simply doesn't ''care'' to blend in and instead acts like a British Don Quixote [[TheGadfly mostly for the fun of it]].

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** The Saber of ''LightNovel/FateStrangeFake'', ''Literature/FateStrangeFake'', Richard the Lionheart, is a strange case in that he's an impulsive eccentric that simply doesn't ''care'' to blend in and instead acts like a British Don Quixote [[TheGadfly mostly for the fun of it]].


* ''Series/{{Timeless}}'' is centered on this trope, but in one episode, it gets inverted when the team brings Creator/JohnFKennedy into the future.

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* ''Series/{{Timeless}}'' is centered on this trope, but in one episode, it gets inverted when the team brings Creator/JohnFKennedy UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy into the future.

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