Can you guess when these futuristic movies and TV shows are set?

Do you know the correct year in which these favorites took place?

There are numerous classic TV shows and movies that aimed to depict a world years in the future but in the decades since their creation have found that those futuristic times are now in the past.

Here are 12 future-set TV shows and movies. Can you properly place each of them in the right time period? Be careful, many of these futures have already gone by!

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  1. What future century is Star Trek set in?
  2. In Back to the Future Part II, Marty and Doc traveled to the year...
    Image: Universal Pictures
  3. What year is Blade Runner set in?
    Image: Warner Bros.
  4. The Jetsons takes place a century after it originally premiered which makes it set in...
  5. At the beginning of Lost in Space, the Jupiter 2 launches from Earth in what far future (for the time) year?
  6. The 1973 dystopian drama Soylent Green took place in what 21st century year?
    Image: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  7. Which century did the original Alien film take place in?
    Image: 20th Century Fox
  8. As the opening credits explain, Buck Rogers took off from earth in what near future (for 1978) year before he woke up in the 25th century?
  9. Released in 1973, the film Westworld was set in the future of...
    Image: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  10. Irwin Allen's longest running 1960s sci-fi series 'Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea' took place in which two futuristic decades?
  11. Another 1960s Irwin Allen series 'Land of the Giants' saw the passengers of a futuristic transport ship get caught in a space storm and transported to another planet in what year?
  12. This short-lived Irwin Allen production premiered in 1966. While the characters traveled forwards and backwards in time, they lived in what not-so-far-off year from the time the show first aired?

Can you guess when these futuristic movies and TV shows are set?

Your Result...

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JDnHuntsvilleAL 13 months ago
In 2015 I would walk into shoe stores and ask for "self-lacing sneakers". Most of the Millennial clerks just gave me a puzzled look.
scp 14 months ago
11 out of 12, but I looked up Alien.
KathrynJordan 14 months ago
7 out of 12. That was not too bad. Loved The Jetsons as a child and Buck Rodgers in the 25th Century as a teenager. Glad that these are on DVD so I can relieve my childhood.
frank 14 months ago
8 out of 12, not so good! I was in love with wilma on buck R-25th century! Her and mary ann from gilligan's island got me through puberty!
MHRDeadhead frank 14 months ago
Quite a lengthy stint with puberty, Frank...2 decade spread! What was that all about??? ;)
JewelsChuck 14 months ago
6/12... I totally guessed on this one!
KathrynJordan JewelsChuck 14 months ago
You are not the only one. About the only two i really knew were the Jetsons and Buck Rodgers in the 25th Century. Those two were my favorites. I agree; thank goodness for these shows being on DVD so I can relive my childhood again.
KathrynJordan 14 months ago
12/12 Interesting. Haven't watched too many SciFi shows since I was a teenager. My favorite when I was a teenager was Buck Rogers in the 25th Century. When I was a kid, it was Star Trek. Thank goodness for those shows being on DVD as I can relive my childhood again.
DJS3 14 months ago
Woah, I only scored 6/12 and I'm both a SciFi and time travel nerd! I must be low on coffee.

Number 8 has William Conrad's voice running through my head.
MrsPhilHarris 14 months ago
I think I win the prize for the worst score. 4/12.
srrainwater 14 months ago
5/12. Only if I had a time machine
Runeshaper 14 months ago
I did awful on this LOL Back to the Future ROCKS! :)
TheDavBow3 14 months ago
Oh my, 5/12 😞. The only ones I truly knew were Star Trek, Land of the Giants and Time Tunnel.
daDoctah 14 months ago
Pretty sure the answer for SOYLENT GREEN was different from the book "Make Room, Make Room" on which it was based. The book gets a lot of mileage about the turn of the century coming up (Y2K!) But then they also changed was soylent green *was* for the movie (in the book it's just a mixture of soy and lentils, and there's no big controversy about what else it might be; the closest they come to addressing questionable food sources is when the main character is offered meat by a black-market butcher and he wonders if it might be leg of dog).
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