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Canceled Creator/{{NBC}} series that got a brief run in late 2007. It was about Dan Vasser, an [[TheEveryman Everyman]] who [[TimeTravel goes back in time]] involuntarily, regularly experiencing {{Mister Sandman Sequence}}s, to SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong.

Later in the show (now finished), the impact of his travel on his present-day life was essentially the focus of the show, and the actual reasons for the travel into the past were dealt with in each episode as an afterthought (both by the writers and by the main character himself, who often got yelled at by his more experienced companion for inattention to duty).

Not to be confused with TheJourneymanProject, a series of point-and-click adventure games which ''also'' deal with time travel but are otherwise unrelated.
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!!This show provides examples of:
* BlessedWithSuck: Yay, he can travel through time, helping people! But he can't control it, his wife thinks he's cheating on her, his friends think he's addicted to gambling, and his brother thinks he's a possible criminal.
* CellPhonesAreUseless: When he travels back to 1987, his [=iPhone=] doesn't work, so he has to break into an apartment and steal a contemporary phone. From himself.
* CosmicPlaything
* DistaffCounterpart: Liv, Dan's ex-fiance who vanished suddenly. He slowly learns she is also bouncing through time, though in her case she moved forward from her home time in the [[TheForties 1940s]]. It's fridge horror if you realize she spent several years over 40 years in the future before being sent back.
* TheEighties
* TheEveryman: Dan Vassar
* FakeAmerican: Kevin [=McKidd=] as Dan Vassar
* ForWantOfANail and InSpiteOfANail: Both apply. Little things Dan does add up--such as saving a woman who is going to be the mother of a gifted surgeon. But on the other hand, he always comes back to his life exactly as he left it. The episode where he accidentally jumpstarts technology (see TimelineAlteringMacGuffin) and erases his son strongly insinuates that whoever is sending him back is also protecting his family from minor alterations.
* ItsASmallNetAfterAll: Varies between being used straight and subverted; Dan gets all the information he needs on his subjects by typing their names into a BrandX version of Google, but somethings he has to narrow down the search four or five times before he gets anything relevant.
* MeanwhileInTheFuture
* MoodLighting: Just about every time Dan travels to the past, a yellowish filter is used.
* MisterSandmanSequence: It seems each episode had to have at least one.
* NeverTheSelvesShallMeet: Dan seems to assume this applies, later subverted.
* NewspaperDating: OnceAnEpisode, more or less.
* TheNineties
* RippleEffectProofMemory
* SanDimasTime: Somewhat subverted considering that Dan doesn't have any control over when he time-travels; however, he is always returned to the present "later" than when he left it, though it doesn't seem to be proportional to how long he was "gone."
* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: Whole premise of the show.
* TheSeventies
* ThisIsMyBoomstick: Subverted; Dan's iPhone doesn't work in the past, though it still looks awfully weird in 1987.
** Causes a StableTimeLoop where, while he's in the past and his 2007 cell phone doesn't work, he breaks into his past-self's apartment and steals the charger for an older model phone - now he knows he didn't "lose" it back then.
* TimelineAlteringMacGuffin: Dan accidentally leaves a digital camera in the early 1980s, which caused rapid technological progress in his own time, such as holographic monitors and newspapers that play video; also, his son is replaced by a daughter due to a "nanotech accident" causing Dan and his wife not to conceive a child at a specific moment.
* TimeTravel
* VictimOfTheWeek
* WhatYearIsThis
* WriteBackToTheFuture: Dan does a version at the end of the pilot to prove to his wife that he can travel through time.
* YouCantFightFate: "Game Three"
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Canceled Creator/{{NBC}} series that got a brief run in late 2007. It was about Dan Vasser, an [[TheEveryman Everyman]] who [[TimeTravel goes back in time]] involuntarily, regularly experiencing {{Mister Sandman Sequence}}s, to SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong.

Later in the show (now finished), the impact of his travel on his present-day life was essentially the focus of the show, and the actual reasons for the travel into the past were dealt with in each episode as an afterthought (both by the writers and by the main character himself, who often got yelled at by his more experienced companion for inattention to duty).

Not to be confused with TheJourneymanProject, a series of point-and-click adventure games which ''also'' deal with time travel but are otherwise unrelated.
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!!This show provides examples of:
* BlessedWithSuck: Yay, he can travel through time, helping people! But he can't control it, his wife thinks he's cheating on her, his friends think he's addicted to gambling, and his brother thinks he's a possible criminal.
* CellPhonesAreUseless: When he travels back to 1987, his [=iPhone=] doesn't work, so he has to break into an apartment and steal a contemporary phone. From himself.
* CosmicPlaything
* DistaffCounterpart: Liv, Dan's ex-fiance who vanished suddenly. He slowly learns she is also bouncing through time, though in her case she moved forward from her home time in the [[TheForties 1940s]]. It's fridge horror if you realize she spent several years over 40 years in the future before being sent back.
* TheEighties
* TheEveryman: Dan Vassar
* FakeAmerican: Kevin [=McKidd=] as Dan Vassar
* ForWantOfANail and InSpiteOfANail: Both apply. Little things Dan does add up--such as saving a woman who is going to be the mother of a gifted surgeon. But on the other hand, he always comes back to his life exactly as he left it. The episode where he accidentally jumpstarts technology (see TimelineAlteringMacGuffin) and erases his son strongly insinuates that whoever is sending him back is also protecting his family from minor alterations.
* ItsASmallNetAfterAll: Varies between being used straight and subverted; Dan gets all the information he needs on his subjects by typing their names into a BrandX version of Google, but somethings he has to narrow down the search four or five times before he gets anything relevant.
* MeanwhileInTheFuture
* MoodLighting: Just about every time Dan travels to the past, a yellowish filter is used.
* MisterSandmanSequence: It seems each episode had to have at least one.
* NeverTheSelvesShallMeet: Dan seems to assume this applies, later subverted.
* NewspaperDating: OnceAnEpisode, more or less.
* TheNineties
* RippleEffectProofMemory
* SanDimasTime: Somewhat subverted considering that Dan doesn't have any control over when he time-travels; however, he is always returned to the present "later" than when he left it, though it doesn't seem to be proportional to how long he was "gone."
* SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong: Whole premise of the show.
* TheSeventies
* ThisIsMyBoomstick: Subverted; Dan's iPhone doesn't work in the past, though it still looks awfully weird in 1987.
** Causes a StableTimeLoop where, while he's in the past and his 2007 cell phone doesn't work, he breaks into his past-self's apartment and steals the charger for an older model phone - now he knows he didn't "lose" it back then.
* TimelineAlteringMacGuffin: Dan accidentally leaves a digital camera in the early 1980s, which caused rapid technological progress in his own time, such as holographic monitors and newspapers that play video; also, his son is replaced by a daughter due to a "nanotech accident" causing Dan and his wife not to conceive a child at a specific moment.
* TimeTravel
* VictimOfTheWeek
* WhatYearIsThis
* WriteBackToTheFuture: Dan does a version at the end of the pilot to prove to his wife that he can travel through time.
* YouCantFightFate: "Game Three"
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1st Jun '13 5:57:25 AM SeptimusHeap
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* CanYouHearMeNow: When he travels back to 1987, his [=iPhone=] doesn't work, so he has to break into an apartment and steal a contemporary phone. From himself.

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* CanYouHearMeNow: CellPhonesAreUseless: When he travels back to 1987, his [=iPhone=] doesn't work, so he has to break into an apartment and steal a contemporary phone. From himself.
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