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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AnnieM 5 months ago
I got 11/13, so not bad. One I missed was 'Jabberjaw' - I actually used to watch that cartoon, but I don't remember it being set in 2076.
Dajj 6 months ago
11/13. Some good Sci-Fi shows.
GregLemieux 6 months ago
11/13 I missed Thunderbirds and Jabberjaw - and I used to watch Thunderbirds!
marmetv20 6 months ago
12/13 can't believe I missed Quantum Leap! Love that show.
shorty251 7 months ago
I would LOVE for MeTV to bring back Quantum Leap!
HulkFan02 shorty251 7 months ago
Yea, same goes to some favorite i love
FLETCH 7 months ago
I got the next two wrong after Star Trek then ran the table after that!

11 out of 13
JDnHuntsvilleAL 7 months ago
WHAT? No "Space: 1999" reference? I'm sure Millennials would miss that one.
RickBrosh 7 months ago
8/13. Sci-Fi's another genre that's never really held my interest, along with westerns.
Shatner1 7 months ago
11/13--never heard of ufo and jabberjaw
Lacey Shatner1 7 months 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 7 months ago
11/13 Missed Jabberjaw and Logan's Run (only paid attention to Farrah in that!)
djw1120 7 months 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 7 months ago
You got 12 out of 13 = WOOHOO!!!
Wiseguy 7 months 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 7 months 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 7 months ago
It doesn't matter. It still took place BEFORE 2021.
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