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Old July 8 2013, 04:11 AM   #30
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Re: The X-Files: for want of a modern cellphone...

sojourner wrote: View Post
Some things just instantly date a show, like episodes of Law and Order that have the twin towers in the opening credits.
But this isn't really a problem when the show is actually set in that period. In the X-Files, the characters are actually in the nineties and Scully makes assumptions based on the knowledge she has.

Where this becomes a problem is when a show set in the future becomes anachronistic because of new technology/science developments or even things like the discovery of the Titanic or a lack of WWIII in the late nineties.
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