4th millennium in fiction

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Fictional depictions of the 4th millennium AD (3001-4000 AD) have appeared across nearly all media.

Film and television[edit]


Live action TV[edit]

Animated TV[edit]

  • The TV show Futurama mainly takes place in the early years of the 31st century (3001–3012). In this series, the head of Richard M. Nixon wins the 3000 planetary election and becomes president of Earth. The episode Decision 3012 concerns a president sent back from the year 3028.
  • The TV show Rocket Robin Hood takes place in 3001 and follows the adventures of Robin Hood's descendant Rocket Robin Hood and the rest of the Merry Men who travel on the mobile, rocket-powered Sherwood Asteroid.
  • In the Courage the Cowardly Dog episode, "1000 Years of Courage", a space rock hits the farmhouse and sends Eustace, Muriel, and Courage into the year 3001, when the human race has evolved into living bananas.
  • In The Simpsons episode, "The Father, the Son, and the Holy Guest Star", the ending is set in 3005, a thousand years after the episode was first broadcast in 2005.
  • The Japanese-French cartoon series Ulysses 31 transposes the events of The Odyssey to the 31st century.
  • In the animated series Megas XLR, MEGAS, the prototype battle unit from the future, and its previous owner, Kiva, are from the 31st century.
  • The Cartoon Network series Adventure Time takes place some time around 3010, after a nuclear war (referred to as 'The Great Mushroom War'), in the land of Ooo, in which magic is rediscovered and humans are nearly wiped out, with only one remaining, and all kinds of creatures having taken their place.
  • On the cartoon Lazer Tag Academy, Jamie Jaryn travels to 1987 from 3010 to save her ancestors from Draxon Dreer.
  • In the South Park episode "Goobacks", the time machine is invented in 3045 and people travel to the present to work.
  • Both the Sonic the Hedgehog comic book and its Saturday morning cartoon in the United States take place in the 33rd Century.
  • Bucky O'Hare lives and operates in the 33rd century.
  • In the CatDog episode "CatDog 3001", CatDog travels in time to the year 3001, and Winslow becomes an evil gigantic big tyrant of Nearburg.
  • In the Challenge of the Superfriends episode Conquerors of the Future, the Legion of Doom travels forward in time from the 20th century to the year 3984. Humans here are embroiled in a battle with creatures based on Morlocks called Barlocks, who the Legion forms an alliance with.
  • Most of the Legion of Super Heroes animated TV series takes place on the 31st century.
  • In The Impossibles, Dr. Futuro is from the 40th century.
  • The events in the cartoon series Thundarr the Barbarian take place in the year 3994, 2,000 years after a runaway planet hurtled "between the Earth and the Moon, unleashing cosmic destruction."
  • The anime From the New World, Based on Yusuke Kishi's novel of the same name primarily takes place in the early 31st century.




  • In the manga and anime series Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo the series takes place in the year 300X (Three thousand X) though in the American version of the anime it's 3001.5.
  • In the manga series Biomega by Tsutomu Nihei, 3005 is the year when the story begins with humans successfully landing on Mars.
  • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind is set 1000 years after the "Seven Days of fire", which took place within the 2750s in the 28th century (1000 years after the beginning of the Industrial Revolution). This means, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind takes place anywhere within the 3750s in the 38th Century.
  • The Japanese manga and anime series Trinity Blood takes place in an indeterminate time in the future, 900 years after an apocalyptic war between all of Earth's nations destroyed civilization, when humanity has reestablished itself (armageddon), in the half of the 31st century.


  • The web comic Starslip takes place in the 35th century.
  • The Webcomic Schlock Mercenary is set solely in the early 31st century, presumably beginning in the year 3000 and progressing to the current year of 3006.




  • All of the events of the Classic BattleTech timeline occur in the 31st century.
  • Galactic Champions, a far-future setting for the Champions superhero role-playing game from Hero Games using the Hero System, is set in the early 31st century.
  • The roleplaying game Mechquest by Artix Entertainment is set from years 3007-3010 AD, and continuing as time advances.
  • The events of the MechWarrior: Dark Age expansion to BattleTech's timeline occur in the 32nd century, following the collapse of the HPG network in 3132.
  • The video game Elite: Dangerous, the fourth game in the Elite series, takes place in the 3300s.
  • 3587: The year in which both the iPhone space-shooter game Galaxy on Fire and the battle arena game Awesomenauts take place.
  • The Supreme Commander video game series takes place between the years 3764 to 3844. the Infinite War itself raged for one thousand years.[1]
  • Tribes 2, while mainly set in 3941, its training missions take place from 3944 to 3950.
  • When calculating the year in the game with the beginning of NC, in the game EV Nova, the year is 3955 (It could be possible that the date of the game was influenced by the Planet of the Apes film series).


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on October 22, 2013. Retrieved October 22, 2013.