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flash forward

1. verb To depict future events, as in a book, TV show, or movie. The show then flashes forward to connect the present and the future.
2. noun A scene or instance in a book, TV show, or movie that depicts future events. In this usage, the phrase is often hyphenated or written as one word. The show makes use of flash-forwards to connect the present and the future.
See also: flash, forward

flash forward

v.
To undergo a change of scene to a future point in time as a narrative device: The first scene of the movie shows a boy playing with a ball, and then the next scene flashes forward to the character's adulthood.
See also: flash, forward
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Of course, maybe they just have to sit through a FlashForward scientist explaining his theories for a few hours.
It's all science fiction, of course, although if you see Celtic manager Tony Mowbray heading for a taxi at Parkhead, he might just have glimpsed a flashforward of his own.
. FlashForward (five, 9pm) is packed with incident as a blackout across the Earth means people get a flashforward, allowing them to see a vision of their lives six months into the future.