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 45 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 45 months ago
11 out of 12, but I looked up Alien.
Snickers scp 28 months ago
so you cheated on that one.
KathrynJordan 45 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 46 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 45 months ago
Quite a lengthy stint with puberty, Frank...2 decade spread! What was that all about??? ;)
JewelsChuck 46 months ago
6/12... I totally guessed on this one!
KathrynJordan JewelsChuck 45 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 46 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 46 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 46 months ago
I think I win the prize for the worst score. 4/12.
remodel18 MrsPhilHarris 15 months ago
I only got 1 so you did a lot better than me.
MrsPhilHarris remodel18 15 months ago
I’m getting better with the Star Trek quizzes. I’m remembering stuff from the METV stories. Have never watched it.
srrainwater 46 months ago
5/12. Only if I had a time machine
Runeshaper 46 months ago
I did awful on this LOL Back to the Future ROCKS! :)
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