22nd century in fiction

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Millennium: 3rd millennium
Centuries:
Timelines:
State leaders:
Decades:
  • 2100s
  • 2110s
  • 2120s
  • 2130s
  • 2140s
  • 2150s
  • 2160s
  • 2170s
  • 2180s
  • 2190s

The 22nd century (years 2101–2200 CE) is a common setting for fiction.

Literature

Novels

Short stories

Comics

  • Turma da Mônica Jovem by Mauricio de Sousa (Note that the edition 48, "The Invasion of the Zombies-Robots", when the place is Earth planet on year 2112.)
  • Doraemon is manufactured on 3 September 2112.[11]
  • The events of CLAMP's Chobits take place in the 22nd century.
  • In Planet Comics No. 36 it is mentioned that the three children were put into suspended animation in 2110.
  • Judge Dredd, a comic strip in 2000 AD. (Note that the earliest episodes took place in 2099, though most following stories have taken place in the 22nd century, usually 122 years after real-world publication, so a story published in the comic in 2008 would take place in 2130). The 1995 film specifically occurs in 2139.
  • Strontium Dog, a 2000 AD story
  • The Galactic War, a comic set in the 2140s–2200s.

Television

Doctor Who

In Doctor Who characters have used time travel to visit various dates in the 22nd century.

Star Trek

  • In the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Up the Long Ladder", the DY-500 class vessel S.S. Mariposa was said to have launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on 27 November 2123.[13]
  • In Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Attached", in discussing the desire of the Kes to join the United Federation of Planets with Captain Picard, Dr. Crusher mentions that a world government is established on Earth in 2150.
  • Star Trek: Enterprise (2151–2155; 2161). The first starship capable of reaching Warp 5 is launched from Earth, leading to unprecedented exploration of space, including first contacts with the Klingons, Andorians, and Romulans. According to this series, an area of Earth stretching from Florida to Venezuela will be devastated by an alien attack in 2153, resulting in the death of 7 million people. Enterprise is decommissioned in 2161, just prior to the establishment of the United Federation of Planets.[14]
  • The Earth-Romulan War is fought between 2156 and 2160,[13] resulting in the establishment of the United Federation of Planets and Starfleet in 2161.

Other television

Animated

Western

Anime

Live action

  • Many characters from the TV series Red Dwarf were born in the mid-22nd century.
  • The CBBC show Mission: 2110 is set in the year 2110.
  • Phil of the Future, a Disney Channel series. (The Diffys, the main characters, are from this era (2121) before they crash in 2004; theme song refers to Phil as a "22nd century man").[19]
  • The SciFi Channel series FTL Newsfeed begins in the year 2142.[20]
  • The events of Captain Power occur in the year 2147.[21]
  • The events of the Captain Video begin in the year 2149.
  • The Fox Network series Terra Nova takes place in the year 2149.[22]
  • The CW Series, The 100 begins in the year 2149, 97 years after the nuclear apocalypse that devastated Earth.
  • In a Mac vs. PC commercial, PC travels to 2150 to see if the problems with PCs have been fixed. The PC of 2150 freezes when he gets there.
  • Hyperdrive, a British sitcom features the adventures of the crew of the HMS Camden Lock as they pursue Britain's interests in 2151.[23]
  • Syfy's Mission Genesis is set in 2157.[24]
  • In Babylon 5, the Foundationism religion was started in the year 2157 and Psi Corps was founded on 12 April 2161.[25]
  • In Curiosity, episode 11, "Can we live for ever?" an asteroid hits the Earth in the year 2182.[citation needed]
  • Most of the scenes of each episode from the science fiction TV series Time Trax is set in the year 2193, with flashbacks to 1993.
  • In the fifth season of Fringe, the origins of series antagonists "the Observers" are said to be from the year 2167.
  • The CW series, Legends of Tomorrow, immortal dictator, Vandal Savage attacks and conquers London (along with the rest of Earth) in a battle called "The Second Blitz" and murders Rip Hunter's family in the year 2166.
  • The 1993 CBS series Space Rangers is set in the year 2104.
  • On ABC's The Crossing (TV series), the refugees came from the year 2194.

TV movies

Film

Live action

  • The Matrix is a science fiction film in which the protagonist Neo discovers that all what he believed was a reality is in fact computer simulation. Morpheus, another character of the movie, identifies the events of the movie as being set in the years around 2199. However, it should be noted that it was mentioned in the film The Matrix Reloaded that the movie took place in the 6th incarnation of The Matrix. By Morpheus's estimation, then, of there being an approximate 200-year difference between the era in the Matrix and the era of the real world, with the knowledge that Neo's time is actually the 6th incarnation of the Matrix (and an estimated 200 years or so for each incarnation), that could potentially mean the year in the real world is closer to the year 3399. However, since the second and third incarnations failed, it could be safe to assume they did not last 200 years each. Thus, the current year of the real world could be anywhere between approximately 2199 and 3399. Presumably, only the Machines would know for certain. In the Animatrix, 2105 is when Operation Dark Storm is supposed to be initiated.
  • The 1997 film Total Reality directed by Phillip J. Roth is set in the year 2107.
  • In AI, a science fiction film that is based on a short story entitled "Super-Toys Last All Summer Long" by Brian Aldiss, the story begins sometime in the 22nd century when androids with very high levels of artificial intelligence (called mechas, short for "mechanisms," i.e. synthetic life) have become commonplace.
  • Bicentennial Man, about half the events of this movie take place in the 22nd century.
  • The first Alien film takes place in 2122.[27] The sequels Aliens and Alien 3 both take place in 2179.[28]
  • The events of Disney's The Black Hole (1979) take place in the year 2130.[29]
  • One of the storylines in the movie Cloud Atlas is set in 2144.
  • Avatar, is set in May through August 2154, although flashback scenes in the opening are set in 2148.[30]
  • The 2013 film Elysium is set in 2154.[31]
  • The 2008 film The Inhabited Island is set in 2157.
  • The dystopian film In Time is set in 2169 where everyone is genetically programmed to not age beyond 25. To prevent overpopulation, people's lifespans have replaced traditional forms of currency.
  • Sleeper, a Woody Allen movie, is set in 2173.[32]
  • John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars was set in the year 2176.[33]

Animated

  • In the Pixar film WALL-E, the Axiom, the flagship of the fleet of BnL starliners, departs Earth for its five-year cruise which failed in 2105 because of toxic levels of pollution; in 2110 a distress signal is sent from Earth to all autopilots saying that Earth's rising toxicity levels has made life unsustainable and that all the starliners should remain in space.
  • Astro Boy is set in 2108.
  • The events of Sky Blue occur in the year 2142.[34]
  • Wonderful Days, a South Korean animated science fiction film, takes place in the year 2142.
  • The Mystery of the Third Planet, a Soviet animated science fiction film, takes place in the year 2181.

Video games

Wipeout series

Mass Effect series

The Mass Effect series mostly takes place in the 22nd century.

Earth series

R-Type series

BlazBlue series

Other video games

Others

See also

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