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10th Jun '16 7:29:33 PM nombretomado
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* A veritable part of the landscape in SamuraiJack: almost every episode features a new time portal that's [[StatusQuoIsGod invariably]] destroyed in the end to spite [[FishOutOfTemporalWater our poor samurai hero]].

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* A veritable part of the landscape in SamuraiJack: ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'': almost every episode features a new time portal that's [[StatusQuoIsGod invariably]] destroyed in the end to spite [[FishOutOfTemporalWater our poor samurai hero]].
31st Jan '16 8:16:06 AM nombretomado
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* The ''{{Superfriends}}'' episode "The Time Trap" uses this trope.

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* The ''{{Superfriends}}'' ''{{WesternAnimation/Superfriends}}'' episode "The Time Trap" uses this trope.
28th Jan '16 8:34:31 PM PaulA
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* Creator/LesterDelRey's ''Tunnel Through Time'' involves the creation of a "time ring" that acts as a portal to the past.
9th Dec '15 5:34:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''MarioAndLuigiPartnersInTime'' had time portals popping up all over the place, leading to different areas in the same time period.

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* ''MarioAndLuigiPartnersInTime'' ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiPartnersInTime'' had time portals popping up all over the place, leading to different areas in the same time period.



* The protagonist of ''TimeHollow'' has the ability to open these using his "Hollow Pen". [[spoiler: It turns out that anyone who steps through them will be removed from the flow of time, stopping them from aging from then on.]]
* The ''StarOcean'' series has a planet specifically dedicated to a PortalToThePast: planet [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic Styx]]. It's used about thirty minutes into ''StarOceanFirstDeparture'', mentioned in ''[[VideoGame/StarOceanTheSecondStory The Second Story]]'', and used in ''[[VideoGame/StarOceanTillTheEndOfTime Till the End of Time]]'' to [[spoiler: contact the 4th dimensional beings that observe our MMO universe. That's right! We're all game characters that got ''pissed'' and came ''out of the computer'' to tell our creators to ''knock it off''.]]

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* The protagonist of ''TimeHollow'' ''VideoGame/TimeHollow'' has the ability to open these using his "Hollow Pen". [[spoiler: It turns out that anyone who steps through them will be removed from the flow of time, stopping them from aging from then on.]]
* The ''StarOcean'' ''VideoGame/StarOcean'' series has a planet specifically dedicated to a PortalToThePast: planet [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic Styx]]. It's used about thirty minutes into ''StarOceanFirstDeparture'', ''VideoGame/StarOceanFirstDeparture'', mentioned in ''[[VideoGame/StarOceanTheSecondStory The Second Story]]'', and used in ''[[VideoGame/StarOceanTillTheEndOfTime Till the End of Time]]'' to [[spoiler: contact the 4th dimensional beings that observe our MMO universe. That's right! We're all game characters that got ''pissed'' and came ''out of the computer'' to tell our creators to ''knock it off''.]]
31st Oct '15 11:26:48 PM nombretomado
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* ''QuantumLeap'' worked rather like this from Al's point of view - the door that took him to Sam was synced up so that if Al went away to do something for five minutes, Sam would have to wait out those five minutes before he returned.

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* ''QuantumLeap'' ''Series/QuantumLeap'' worked rather like this from Al's point of view - the door that took him to Sam was synced up so that if Al went away to do something for five minutes, Sam would have to wait out those five minutes before he returned.
24th Oct '15 5:52:15 PM nombretomado
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* Hordes of these show up in ''{{Primeval}}'' where they make up the shows premise. They're called Time Anomalies by the cast.

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* Hordes of these show up in ''{{Primeval}}'' ''Series/{{Primeval}}'' where they make up the shows premise. They're called Time Anomalies by the cast.
14th Oct '15 4:21:59 PM Grade0
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* The door to the Timeless River within Disney Castle functions as this in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII''.
13th Sep '15 9:07:11 AM HeraldAlberich
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* Part of the premise of ''Series/TerraNova''; a "time rip" has been discovered that leads to an AlternateUniverse (maybe) of the Late Cretaceous, some 85 million years in the past. The eponymous Terra Nova is an attempt to [[SettlingTheFrontier colonize the past]], since the EarthThatUsedToBeBetter of the 22nd century isn't a hospitable place to live anymore. Notably, the portal is only stable in space and time because of technology; the first person travel to the past before it was stablized had to survive alone [[TheSlowPath for 118 days]] before his backup appeared, even though [[YearInsideHourOutside they went through right behind him]]. It's also one-way for goods and people, and only two-way for communications. Everyone who travels through is committed to staying. [[spoiler:The villains' plot is to convert the portal to two-way travel so they can exploit the past for resources and riches.]]

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* Part of the premise of ''Series/TerraNova''; a "time rip" has been discovered that leads to an AlternateUniverse (maybe) of the Late Cretaceous, some 85 million years in the past. The eponymous Terra Nova is an attempt to [[SettlingTheFrontier colonize the past]], since the EarthThatUsedToBeBetter of the 22nd century isn't a hospitable place to live anymore. Notably, the portal is only stable in space and time because of technology; the first person travel to the past before it was stablized stabilized had to survive alone [[TheSlowPath for 118 days]] before his backup appeared, even though [[YearInsideHourOutside they went through right behind him]]. It's also one-way for goods and people, and only two-way for communications. Everyone who travels through is committed to staying. [[spoiler:The villains' plot is to convert the portal to two-way travel so they can exploit the past for resources and riches.]]
11th Sep '15 8:30:49 PM HeraldAlberich
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* Part of the premise of ''Series/TerraNova''; a "time rip" has been discovered that leads to an AlternateUniverse (maybe) of the Late Cretaceous, some 85 million years in the past. The eponymous Terra Nova is an attempt to [[SettlingTheFrontier colonize the past]], since the EarthThatUsedToBeBetter of the 22nd century isn't a hospitable place to live anymore. Notably, the portal is only stable in space and time because of technology; the first person travel to the past before it was stablized had to survive alone [[TheSlowPath for 118 days]] before his backup appeared, even though [[YearInsideHourOutside they went through right behind him]]. It's also one-way for goods and people, and only two-way for communications. Everyone who travels through is committed to staying. [[spoiler:The villains' plot is to convert the portal to two-way travel so they can exploit the past for resources and riches.]]
1st Sep '15 12:42:04 PM R1ck
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* There are at least three different reports from Texas's Trinity River swamp of cannibalistic Karankawa indians suddenly appearing and attacking game wardens, maintenance workers, and treasure hunters with primitive bows and arrows. Seeing as how the Karankawa were wiped out in the 1850s, this would indicate that some sort of portal to the past exists there, and the indians know about it. Magnetic anomalies have also been detected there by those with treasure-hunting equipment, which could hypothetically support the idea of some sort of time distortion.
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