Non-Arrowverse DC TV Show Timelines

Rman

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Just finished Episode 5. The final scene with Jane asking who the Doom Patrol is should be on the 19th. She's even wearing the same clothes she's wearing in Episode 6.
 

Rman

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I'm currently on Titans 2x05 and noticed that it seems to pick up very shortly after 2x03 (2x04 is the Aqualad flashback). However, the timeline currently has it being a month later. I know there's an April date in Doom Patrol for Conner's escape but given there isn't much attention placed on it and it's a different Earth, I think it could be ignored. Unless there's something later on in Titans that places it there. No matter what though a month jump between 2x03 and 2x05 is illogical. Not only would it mean Gar waited a month to mention Jason being gone, but the team would have gone that whole time not noticing that he was gone. Donna also mentions that Jason might have told them about Dr. Light if they had given him the chance yesterday. With the show saying it's 3 months after the Trigon stuff, I'm sticking with it still being March.
 

selfishmisery

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I'm currently on Titans 2x05 and noticed that it seems to pick up very shortly after 2x03 (2x04 is the Aqualad flashback). However, the timeline currently has it being a month later. I know there's an April date in Doom Patrol for Conner's escape but given there isn't much attention placed on it and it's a different Earth, I think it could be ignored. Unless there's something later on in Titans that places it there. No matter what though a month jump between 2x03 and 2x05 is illogical. Not only would it mean Gar waited a month to mention Jason being gone, but the team would have gone that whole time not noticing that he was gone. Donna also mentions that Jason might have told them about Dr. Light if they had given him the chance yesterday. With the show saying it's 3 months after the Trigon stuff, I'm sticking with it still being March.
I don't have DCU anymore right now. I'll have to watch it on my Bluray copy later on to check the timestamps.
 

Rman

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I don't have DCU anymore right now. I'll have to watch it on my Bluray copy later on to check the timestamps.
I didn't even get DCU and figured I'd catch up on the shows once they were released to blu-ray (which I'm doing now). I'm hoping DC Universe is folded into HBO Max as I'll have it.
 

selfishmisery

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So I've studied calendar dates for the 80s-90s time period and Googled some Gotham episode transcripts that mentioned the days of the week ("Sunday", "Monday", etc.).

When I got to the Mr Freeze episode, which is set during the second year, I realized that some of the days of the week (along with given months + the definite "Friday the 27th" later in that second year) were incapable with ANY possible year in the 80s-90s timeframe.

Some examples:
During "Year 1", around the mayoral election around the beginning of Season 2, the female mayor candidate has a flyer that reads "Tuesday, November 8th" - making that match with the year 1988.

I'm just gonna chalk up the "The day is Thursday, February 21st 2:44 pm" line as Victor Fries making the common mistake confusing a Tuesday for a Thursday. Because if it was Tuesday, well that makes it fit more in line with 1987-1992; with 1989 being Gotham's second year in the timeline with a "Tuesday, February 21st".

Plus, in "Nothing's Shocking", the date on Victoria (Mabel?) Cartwright's GCPD file gives another definite clue to the time period: 1972 - with Bullock saying that was "20 years ago". Not 15, but very close to 20 years.
Doing the math for how much time has passed since Year 0 (the year which Thomas and Martha were shot), the year for "Nothing's Shocking" is Year 4 - which is 1991.
19 years, 20 years, close enough. You don't confuse a Wednesday for a Thursday often lol.

EDIT: Reminding ya'll once again, EP Danny Cannon said last year that Pennyworth is set "20-something years" before Gotham at a convention. I'm still taking that for gospel unless stated otherwise.
 

selfishmisery

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Also, every time Bruce is attending an "annual ball/galla" for Wayne Enterprises (which happens 3 times in Gotham); I've narrowed it down to every September 30th - based on a bunch of different factors including methods I've mentioned in the previous post.
 

selfishmisery

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Updated with Stargirl's pilot episode.

Also missed a slight "time jump" in the pilot episode of Doom Patrol. Chief said he'd be gone for a few days, and the next scene implies that it's been at least a couple days to where the Doom Patrol realized they were all by themselves and could do whatever.
 

selfishmisery

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Watching the second episode of Stargirl. Apparently there is Saturday school for Blue Valley High because there can't be a few day time jump.

Kinda like Shazam's weird school schedule during early December 2018, I'll just chalk it up to school schedules being different in the DC Universe.
 

Rman

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Watching the second episode of Stargirl. Apparently there is Saturday school for Blue Valley High because there can't be a few day time jump.

Kinda like Shazam's weird school schedule during early December 2018, I'll just chalk it up to school schedules being different in the DC Universe.
Probably just a case of the production not paying attention.
 

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