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Old April 18 2012, 03:16 AM   #814
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Re: Prometheus: Ridley Scott returns to Sci-Fi

The Borgified Corpse wrote: View Post
I think it's best if sci-fi movies avoid specifying the year in which they take place. Or if they do give the year, just give the last two digits of the year, leaving the exact century to our imaginations, like Cameron did in Aliens or George Lucas did in THX-1138. THX-1138 leaves it to our imaginations whether it takes place in 1987, 2087, 2187, or some other century even further in the future. It helps to avoid the film feeling awkwardly dated later on, like 1984 or 2001: A Space Odyssey or all of those references to Khan being from 1996 in Star Trek.
THX-1138 takes place in the 25th century.

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