Astronomical predictions for the 30th centuryEdit
List of the long total solar eclipsesEdit
- July 16, 2903: Solar eclipse (7 min 04 s), of saros 170.
- July 26, 2921: Solar eclipse (6 min 50 s), of saros 170.
- August 6, 2939: Solar eclipse (6 min 33 s), of saros 170.
- August 16, 2957: Solar eclipse (6 min 13 s), of saros 170.
- August 28, 2975: Solar eclipse (5 min 53 s), of saros 170.
- September 7, 2993: Solar eclipse (5 min 33 s), of saros 170.
- The time capsule in Chinook Centre in Calgary, Alberta, Canada is scheduled to be opened on December 31, 2999 after being sealed in 1999.
Art and cultureEdit
- The Longplayer composition is set to finish on December 31, 2999, marking the end of the thousand-year piece of music which began on January 1, 2000.
Because it is the last year of a millennium, 3000 is viewed as a background for a pivotal point in future history by many writers of speculative fiction, especially science fiction writers.
- In Doctor Who, the 30th century features the decline of the Earth Empire, as seen in the television serial The Mutants and the Virgin New Adventures novel Original Sin. Earth consists of "grey cities linked by grey highways across a grey desert", with the better-off living in floating Overcities (called "Sky Cities" in The Mutants).
- The Marvel Comics supervillain Kang the Conqueror is a time-traveler from the 30th century.
- The original version of the DC Comics character Jor-L, from a 1936 comic book story created by future Superman creators Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel, appeared as a crime-fighting detective working in the 30th century ("Jor-L" would later appear in Shuster and Siegel's work and other media as the father of the DC Comics character Superman).
- The DC Comics series Legion of Super-Heroes takes place 1000 years in the future, so the majority of its stories to date occur in the 30th century. In the Flash stories from DC Comics, Iris Allen was also originally from 2945 CE. Her children, Don and Dawn Allen, the Tornado Twins, were born in the 2970s, and her grandchildren Bart Allen, later Impulse, Kid Flash and the fourth Flash and Jenni Ognats, who became the Legionnaire XS in the Legion's reboot continuity arrived in the 2990s.
- 2966 is the year for the story "The Escapist 2966" (included in Michael Chabon Presents the Amazing Adventures of the Escapist, Volume 2. (2004) ISBN 1-59307-172-8.) In this story, written by Stuart Moore and illustrated by Steve Conley, the struggle between good and evil continues, but with aliens and robots joining in on both sides. One development Moore included in his story was the creation of robot cats with advanced Artificial Intelligence. Additionally, the story mentions that the one-thousandth Super Bowl game, Super Bowl M, is scheduled for this 2966.
- The anime and manga series Space Pirate Captain Harlock takes place in 2977.
- In Greg Egan's novel Diaspora, Yatima is born in 2975 and the Lacerta disaster occurs in 2996.
- The Japanese video game Heavy Metal Thunder is set in Japan in 2980.
- In Sailor Moon, Chibiusa (known as Rini in the original English adaptation ) is from the 30th century, and part of the second story arc takes place in the 30th Century.
- In the Guardians of the Galaxy comic book series by Marvel Comics, the 2990s see the Badoon at war with the Earth and its colonies.
- The animated television show Futurama takes place 1000 years from the date of the series' creation, with the first episode taking place on Tuesday, December 31, 2999 (with scenes at the start taking place on the same date in 1999). The first two seasons are then set in the year 3000, the final year of the century, and the rest are set in the early 31st century. 20th Century Fox Television uses a variation of their logo at the end of this show, reading "30th Century Fox Television". Syndicated reruns of Futurama uses a variation of their logo at the end of this show with 20th Television reading "30th Television". This also appeared on The Simpsons episode "Simpsorama", which is a crossover with Futurama.
- Rocket Robin Hood (1966–69) is set in 3000.
- The comic series Archie Comics occasionally features Archie and his friends in the year 3000. These stories are always called Archie 3000.
- The Australian TV show The Girl from Tomorrow begins in the year 3000, and the main character and villain, who comes from the year 2500, travel to the year 1990. In season 2 of the series 1990 is replaced by 1992.
- The movie Astro Boy takes place in the 30th century.
- Battlefield Earth is set in the year 3000.
- Several of the characters of the Japanese television series Mirai Sentai Timeranger and its American adaptation Power Rangers Time Force come from the year 3000.
- A millennium-themed episode of the Nickelodeon sitcom, Kenan & Kel, "Futurama", takes place in the year 3000.
- In the Hungarian animated TV series The Mézga Family, the eponymous family makes contact with MZ/X, their descendant from the 30th century.
- Video game Endless Space is set in 3000.
- The Choose Your Own Adventure book "Journey to the Year 3000" by Edward Packard is set in the year 3000.
- At the end of the credits in Blackadder: Back & Forth, it is said that a sequel, Blackadder: Back and Forth 2, will be released in the summer of 3000.
- In the upcoming space adventure game Star Citizen, it is currently 2944.
- In the X-Men storyline "Messiah War", most of the plot takes place in 2973.
- The Busted song "Year 3000" concerns a child who returns from that year and tells the band what he has seen.
- In The Outer Limits episode "Demon with a Glass Hand", Earth, which has a population of 70 billion, is conquered by the Kyben in 19 days at some point in the 30th century.
- All entries so far in Egosoft's X videogame series are set over the entire course of this century, as follows:
Centuries and millenniaEdit