Do these classic sci-fi TV shows take place before or after the year 2021?

Have we already passed the time of Lost in Space and The Jetsons?

When Nineteen Eighty-Four was published in 1949, the year 1984 seemed a long way off. Now, 1984 seems like a long time ago. Blade Runner took place in the flying-car future of… 2019.

Living in the year 2021 means that we have now passed the setting of many sci-fi classics.

But what about classic TV shows? Did these shows take place before or after 2021? The answers might surprise you! 

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  1. "Stardates" are hard to understand and explain… but when does Star Trek: The Original Series take place?
  2. Lost in Space had spaceships and robots… but when does it take place?
  3. Let's stick with the shows of Irwin Allen. Does Land of the Giants take place before or after 2021?
  4. What about The Jetsons? Have we passed the era of George and Jane?
  5. How about Babylon 5? When does that take place?
    Image: Warner Bros. Television
  6. Take a look at this UFO from the futuristic Twilight Zone episode "Death Ship." When does this take place?
  7. Speaking of UFOs… what about the Seventies TV series 'UFO'?
    Image: ITC Entertainment
  8. Remember Thunderbirds, with the marionettes? When does this take place?
    Image: ITC Entertainment
  9. Back to Irwin Allen… what about The Time Tunnel?
  10. And how about Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea?
  11. Logan's Run — the TV show based on the movie?
    Image: Warner Bros. Television
  12. What about the Hanna-Barbera cartoon Jabberjaw?
    Image: Warner Bros. Television
  13. When does Quantum Leap take place? Well… what in what year does Sam start his leaping?
    Image: NBCUniversal Television

Do these classic sci-fi TV shows take place before or after the year 2021?

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shorty251 6 days ago
I would LOVE for MeTV to bring back Quantum Leap!
HulkFan02 shorty251 5 days ago
Yea, same goes to some favorite i love
FLETCH 6 days ago
I got the next two wrong after Star Trek then ran the table after that!

11 out of 13
JDnHuntsvilleAL 7 days ago
WHAT? No "Space: 1999" reference? I'm sure Millennials would miss that one.
RickBrosh 8 days ago
8/13. Sci-Fi's another genre that's never really held my interest, along with westerns.
Shatner1 10 days ago
11/13--never heard of ufo and jabberjaw
Lacey Shatner1 5 days ago
You have never heard of UFO?
A bit cheesy by today's "we have to be dark" standards, but it was thought-provoking never the less.
Marshall_Kolchak 13 days ago
11/13 Missed Jabberjaw and Logan's Run (only paid attention to Farrah in that!)
djw1120 14 days ago
Shame on me!
10 out of 13
I just finished watching "Thunderbirds" on Amazon and I should have known what year it took place in.
As far as "Jabberjaw" goes, I never watched it so I guessed...wrong. And on number 6: "The Twilight Zone" episode, I don't think I ever saw it, so I guessed.....wrong again.
Runeshaper 14 days ago
You got 12 out of 13 = WOOHOO!!!
Wiseguy 15 days ago
There was no UFO in the Twilight Zone episode "Death Ship." It was clearly identified as a manned spaceship from the planet Earth. How does that make it a UFO?
Wiseguy 15 days ago
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea displayed the current year on many episodes. Unfortunately they were not too consistent. The second season started in 1974 then two aired episodes later it was 1976. Five episodes later it was 1978. The very next episode it was back to 1976, as it was two episodes later. Then the following episode it was back to 1978 and was still there a few episodes later. The fourth season (just two years after the second season) featured episodes in 1981 and 1982.
djw1120 Wiseguy 14 days ago
It doesn't matter. It still took place BEFORE 2021.
Wiseguy 15 days ago
They should have asked about Space: 1999 to give everyone an easy correct answer. (I wouldn't be surprised if some people still missed it.)
djw1120 Wiseguy 14 days ago
Who wants MeTV to bring this back?
cperrynaples djw1120 14 days ago
It's already on Shout Factory!
scp 15 days ago
12 out of 13; I never watched Thunderbirds.
VaughnBaskin 15 days ago
You forgot about Verity Lambert and Sidney Newman's "Doctor Who", Sid and Marty Krofft's "The Lost Saucer", DiC and Mattel's "Jayce And The Wheeled Warriors", Filmation's "Ark II", Ruby-Spears and Doug Wildey's "Thundarr The Barbarian", and Shotaro Ishimori and Haim Saban's "Power Rangers Time Force".
dth1971 VaughnBaskin 15 days ago
Sonic the Hedgehog Sat AM was also set in the future.
scp VaughnBaskin 15 days ago
For the time travel show, e.g., Doctor Who, are you talking about their pilot episodes?
VaughnBaskin scp 15 days ago
Are you blind scp?! Doctor Who is more than a just a "time travel" show.
Wiseguy VaughnBaskin 15 days ago
They didn't "forget" anything. They chose what series to include and it was their choice to make. They're going to include the series they think are important and not some obscure programs that only rabid fans know about.
VaughnBaskin Wiseguy 15 days ago
Hey! Not all Sci-Fi shows, cartoons, and even kids and teens' shows are obscure like you Mister Wiseguy!
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