List of stories set in a future now past

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This is an incomplete list of stories set in the future now considered the past.

Work Form Year of publication Year set
1. April 2000 Film 1952 2000
12 Monkeys Film 1995 1990, 1996, 2035
1984 Novel 1949 1984
1984 Film 1956 1984
1985 (Anthony Burgess novel) Novel 1978 1985
1985 (György Dalos novel) Novel 1983 1985
1990: The Bronx Warriors Film 1982 1990
2001: A Space Odyssey Film 1968 2001* (and other eras)
2001: A Space Odyssey Novel 1968 2001* (and other eras)
2001: A Space Odyssey Comic adaptation 1976–1977 2001* (and other eras)
2009: Lost Memories Film 2002 2009
2010 Film 1984 2010
2012 Film 2009 2009–2012
A Scanner Darkly Novel 1977 1994
The Abyss Film 1989 1994
Adrenalin: Fear the Rush Film 1996 2007
Airport 1975 Film 1974 1975
Alien Nation Film 1988 1991
"Alien Nation" TV Series 1989-1990 1995-1996
Alien Soldier Video game 1995 2015
Angel Cop Manga/OVA 1990 1990s
Americathon Film 1979 1998
The Apple Film 1979 1994
Assassin's Creed Video game 2007 2012
Assassin's Creed II Video game 2009 2012
Astro Boy Manga 1952–1968 2003
Atomic Knight Comic 1960-1964 1992
Back to the Future Part II Film 1989 2015
Battlefield 3 Video game 2011 2014
Battle for the Planet of the Apes Film 1973 Turn of the 21st century* (and other eras)
Battle in Outer Space Film 1959 1965
The Black Cloud Novel 1957 1964
Blues Brothers 2000 Film 1998 2000
The Bodyguard Film 1992 1994–1995 (set before and during the 67th Academy Awards)
The Broom of the System Novel 1987 1990
Bullet Witch Video game 2006 2013
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Video game 2007 2011
Carrie Novel 1974 1966-1988
Childhood's End Novel 1953 circa 2000
Child's Play 3 Film 1991 1998
Class of 1984 Film 1982 1984
Class of 1999 Film 1990 1999
Cloverfield Film 2008 April–May 2009
The Conduit Video game 2007 March 1, 2012
Conquest of the Planet of the Apes Film 1972 1991
Creepozoids Film 1987 1998
Crimes of the Future Film 1970 1997
Dan Dare (original stories) Comic 1950s The late 1990s
Days of Future Past Comic storyline 1980 1980 and 2013
Death of a President Film 2006 2007
Death Machine Film 1994 2003
Death Race 2000 Film 1975 2000
Deep Impact Film 1998 1999
Demolition Man Film 1993 1996 and 2032
Deterrence Film 1999 2008
Destroy All Monsters Film 1968 "The close of the 20th Century" (1999 in the subsequent English-dubbed versions)
Dino Crisis Video game 1999 2009
District 13 Film 2004 2010
District 13: Ultimatum Film 2009 2013
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Novel 1968 1992 (2021 in later publications)
Dr. Bloodmoney, or How We Got Along After the Bomb Novel 1964 1981 and 1988
Doctor Who Telemovie 1996 1999-2000
The Door into Summer Novel 1957 1970 and 2000
Double Dragon Film 1994 After 2007
Earth Abides Novel 1949 1971
EarthBound Video game 1994 199X
Eon Novel 1985 2005
Escape from L.A. Film 1996 2013
Escape from New York Film 1981 1997
Escape from the Planet of the Apes Film 1971 1973
El Eternauta Comic 1957–1959 1963
Extermination Video game 2001 2005
Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone, Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance Anime film series (based on Neon Genesis Evangelion) 2007, 2009 2015
Fahrenheit (video game) Video game 2005 2009 and, depending on the ending, undisclosed future
Fahrenheit 451 Novel 1953 After 1990
"Fear Her" (Doctor Who episode) TV episode 2006 2012
Fist of the North Star Manga 1983–1988 199X
Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said Novel 1974 1988
The Forge of God Novel 1987 1996
Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare Film 1991 1999
Freejack Film 1992 2009
Friday the 13th Part 2 Film 1981 1984
Friday the 13th Part III Film 1982 1984
Futurama Exhibit 1939 1959
"Future-Drama" Television series episode 2005 2013
Futureworld Film 1976 1985
Give Me Liberty Comic 1990 1995-2012
Grand Theft Auto 2 Video game 1999 2013
The Great War in England in 1897 Novel 1894 1897
The Guns of the South Novel 1992 1864/2014
Half-Life Video game 1998 200-
Hardline Video game 1996 1998
Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man Film 1991 1996
The Hidden II Film 1993 2002
Hong Kong 97 Video game 1995 1997
Hunter Hunted Video game 1996 2015
I Am Legend Novel 1954 1976-1979
I Am Legend Film 2007 2009 and 2012
Infinite Jest Novel 1996 Approximately 2008-2010
"In the Presence of Mine Enemies" Novel 2003 2010-2011
The Invasion of 1910 Novel 1906 1910
The Jagged Orbit Novel 1969 2014
Just Imagine Film 1930 1980
Knight Rider 2000 Telemovie 1991 2000
" Knowing" Film March 2009 October 2009
The Last Man on Earth Film 1924 1960
The Last Man on Earth Film 1964 1968
The Lathe of Heaven Novel 1971 1998-2002
"Lisa's Wedding" (from The Simpsons) Television series episode 1995 2010
Looking Backward Novel 1888 2000–1887
Lost In Space Television series 1965–1968 1997 (Jupiter 2 was launched on October 16, 1997)
Make Room! Make Room! Novel 1966 1999
Malevil Novel 1974 The late 20th century
Malevil Film 1981 The late 20th century
Manhunter: New York Video game 1988 2004
The Martian Chronicles Short stories 1947–1950 1999–2026* (A 1997 edition of the book advances all the dates by 31 years; thus running from 2030 to 2057)
Mega Man 2 Video game 1988 200X
Memory Run Film 1995 2015
Men into Space Television series 1959–1960 The series was not set in a specific era, but clues throughout the scripts indicated that it took place in the mid-1970s to mid-1980s, with the first moon landing somewhere around 1975.
Metal Gear, Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake, Metal Gear Solid, Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots Video game series 1987, 1990, 1998, 2001, 2008 19XX (later identified as 1995), 1999, 2005, 2007–2009, 2014
Neon Genesis Evangelion, Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death & Rebirth, The End of Evangelion Anime series 1995, 1997 2015
The Ninja Warriors Video game 1987 1993
The Noah's Ark Principle Film 1984 1997
The Omega Man Film 1971 1977
Omega Race Video game 1981 2003
On the Beach Novel 1957 1963
On the Beach Film 1959 1964
On the Beach Film 2000 2007
Operation Flashpoint: Red River Video game 2011 2013
Outcast Video game 1999 2007
Paris in the Twentieth Century Novel 1863 (published 1994) 1960
Patlabor OVA 1988–1989 1998–2002
The Peace Keepers Video game 1993 2015
Perry Rhodan, "The Third Power" story arc Novel series 1961–1962 1971–1975
The Postman Film 1997 2013
Predator 2 Film 1990 1997
"Preview of the War We Do Not Want" Novella 1951 1952-1954
Prince of Darkness Film 1987 1987/1999
Prophecies of Nostradamus Film 1974 1999
Psychic Force Video game 1995 2010
Psychic Force 2012 Video game 1998 2012
The Puppet Masters Novel 1951 2007 and later
Red Dawn Film 1984 1989
Revolution X Video game 1994 1996
Ring Raiders Cartoon series 1989 1998
"Robbie" Short story 1940 1982
RobotWar Video game 1981 2002
Rollerball Film 2002 2005
Shank Film 2010 2015
The Shape of Things to Come Novel 1933 1933-2106
Shattered Union Video game 2005 2008-2014
The 6th Day Film 2000 2015[citation needed]
Saints Row, Saints Row 2, Saints Row: The Third Video game 2006, 2008, 2011 2008, 2013,[1] 2014[2]
Smash TV Video game 1990 1999
Snow Crash Novel 1992 2000s
Soldiers of Anarchy Video game 2002 2015
Southland Tales Film 2007 2008
Space: 1999 Television series 1975-1977 1999-2006
The Stand Novel 1978 & 1989 1980–1990 (The 1978 Edition and 1980 paperback were set in 1980 and 1985, respectively. The expanded edition released in 1989 was set in 1990.)
Stand on Zanzibar Novel 1968 2010
Star Trek: The Original Series episode Space Seed Television series episode 1967 1993-1997 (period of the Eugenics Wars, before which interplanetary ships and suspended animation had been perfected) (the series postulated other events after 1969 but before or in the present time)
Strange Days Film 1995 December 1999
Street Fighter 2010 Video game 1990 2010
Strike Commander Video game 1993 2011
The Super Dimension Fortress Macross/Robotech: The Macross Saga, Macross: Do You Remember Love?, The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Flash Back 2012 Anime franchise 1982–1983/1985, 1984, 1987 1999–2013
Super Glove Ball Video game 1990 2005
Terminator 2: Judgment Day Film 1991 1995
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines Film 2003 2004
"The Terminator: Future Shock" Video game 1995 2015
Things to Come Film 1936 1940-2036
Thunderbirds Film (loosely based on the Television series of the same name) 2004 2010
Time Out of Joint Novel 1959 c. 1998
Timecop Film 1994 2004
TimeSplitters Video game 2000 2005* (and other eras)
Titan Novel 1997 Early 21st century
Titanic II Film 2010 2012
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Video game 2001-2004 2008-2010
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Video game 1996 1999
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear Video game 1999 2001
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Take-Down – Missions in Korea Video game 2001 2003
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield Video game 2003 2005
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Video game 2002 2004
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow Video game 2004 2006
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory Video game 2005 2007
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Double Agent Video game 2006 2007
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction Video game 2010 2011
The Transformers: The Movie Animated film 1986 2005
The True Meaning of Smekday Children's Book 2007 2012–2013
The Turner Diaries Novel 1978 1983 (1991 in later editions)
Ubik Novel 1969 1992
Undersea Super Train: Marine Express Anime film 1979 2002
UFO Television series 1970 1980
Until the End of the World Film 1991 1999
Uplink Video game 2001 2010 and beyond
Urban Strike Video game 1994 2001
V for Vendetta Comic 1982–1985 1997–1998
"The War of the Worlds" Radio drama 1938 1939[3]
Way...Way Out Film 1966 1989
The White Plague Novel 1982 1996
Wicked City OVA 1987 "The end of the 20th Century"
The World Jones Made Novel 1956 2002
The World Next Door Novel 1990 1997
Wurm: Journey to the Center of the Earth Video game 1991 1999
X Manga 1992 1999
Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders Video game 1988 1997
Zombie Nation Video game 1990 1999

References[edit]

  1. ^ As stated on the game's official website before it was taken down
  2. ^ Murderbrawl 13, an in-game fictional event, took place in 1996. Murderbrawl 31 takes place during Saints Row: The Third. Therefore, Saints Row: The Third takes place 18 years after 1996. 1996+18 = 2014
  3. ^ "Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of Orson Welles's panic radio broadcast The War of the Worlds". Wellesnet, October 26, 2008. Retrieved 2014-10-19.