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2nd Apr '16 8:17:46 AM MeerkatMario
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* The ''WesternAnimation/TazMania'' episode "The Man from M.A.R.S." has Taz and Marvin the Martian reversing time using this method as an attempt to stop themselves from blowing up the Earth.
4th Nov '15 2:16:21 PM bwburke94
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[[FridgeLogic ...wait,]] ''[[BigWhat WHAT?]]''
27th May '15 11:44:26 PM erforce
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* In the [[Franchise/XMen X-Men]] fanfic, ''The Blood & Tears Progression'', Wade is disappointed that time travel does not involve reversing the Earthís rotation. Or even a [[Film/BackToTheFuture DeLorean]] for that matter.

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* In the [[Franchise/XMen X-Men]] fanfic, ''The Blood & Tears Progression'', Wade is disappointed that time travel does not involve reversing the Earthís rotation. Or even a [[Film/BackToTheFuture [[Franchise/BackToTheFuture DeLorean]] for that matter.
2nd May '15 8:01:06 PM nombretomado
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* Calvin of ''CalvinAndHobbes'' did this as part of a Stupendous Man fantasy once, striking the Earth at a low angle to turn it backwards a full rotation so it'd be Saturday instead of Sunday, [[MundaneUtility thereby giving himself an extra day to shirk off his homework.]]

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* Calvin of ''CalvinAndHobbes'' ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' did this as part of a Stupendous Man fantasy once, striking the Earth at a low angle to turn it backwards a full rotation so it'd be Saturday instead of Sunday, [[MundaneUtility thereby giving himself an extra day to shirk off his homework.]]
30th Dec '14 12:32:12 PM nombretomado
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* In the HGWells short story "The Man Who Could Work Miracles", the protagonist, Fotheringay, realizes that all of his wishes come true. To gain more time, he wishes that the Earth to stop rotating, which causes all objects on Earth being hurled off the ground without control, destroying everything. Fotheringay survives because he wished he'd land safe, and seeing the destruction, he commands a return to the time before he had his power.

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* In the HGWells Creator/HGWells short story "The Man Who Could Work Miracles", the protagonist, Fotheringay, realizes that all of his wishes come true. To gain more time, he wishes that the Earth to stop rotating, which causes all objects on Earth being hurled off the ground without control, destroying everything. Fotheringay survives because he wished he'd land safe, and seeing the destruction, he commands a return to the time before he had his power.
16th Oct '14 8:49:40 AM Ptorquemada
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* In one of ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'''s Quailman imagine spots, the villain plans to eliminate weekends by speeding up the rotation of the Earth. Quailman uses his machine to slow down the Earth's rotation to add a third day to the weekend, which he calls "Funday". Ironically, speeding up the Earth's rotation would realistically ''increase'' the number of days in a week, because it would make the days shorter without affecting the year. Maybe Doug fell asleep through astronomy class.

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* In one of ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'''s Quailman imagine spots, the villain plans to eliminate weekends by speeding up the rotation of the Earth. Quailman uses his machine to slow down the Earth's rotation to add a third day to the weekend, which he calls "Funday". Ironically, speeding Speeding up the Earth's rotation would realistically have no effect on the number of days in a week (unless you define a week 1/52 of a year, in which case it would ''increase'' the number of days in a per week, because it would make the days shorter without affecting the year.year). Maybe Doug fell asleep through astronomy class.
22nd Aug '14 2:05:43 PM funopolis14
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* "The Guardian," an episode of ''Series/{{Sliders}}'', has a slightly more plausible version of this trope. The main characters arrive on a parallel Earth that is spinning on its axis at a slightly different speed than in their original reality. Objective time is unchanged, of course, but the difference in the speed of rotation means that events on this Earth are "behind," so that it appears to be 1984, rather than 1996 (present day). For example, Quinn attends his fatherís funeral, which took place, from his perspective, in 1984.
21st Aug '14 8:37:35 AM funopolis14
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\n* ''The Secret History of AA Comics'', by Bob Rozakis, deals with an Main/AlternateHistory of the comic book industry. A 1978 Franchise/GreenLantern movie that came out in this alternate world, a reference to the 1978 ''Film/{{Superman}}'' motion picture (See Film section), is discussed at length. In it, Green Lantern (instead of Superman) uses his power ring to make the world spin backwards and reverse time.
* In ''Dressing Death'', by Thom L. Nichols, two characters argue about whether this form of time travel would work, with one character claiming that if the Earth "started spinning the other way around the sun", time would be reversed and people would travel back in time.

5th Jun '14 8:28:36 AM funopolis14
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* The satirical essay, "Additional Questions Rep. Louie Gohmert Should Ask During Congressional Hearings," by Jeff Johnson, references this form of time travel. One of the important questions that should be addressed is whether Muslim people could band together and run in the opposite direction to the Earthís rotation, reversing it and sending the planet back in time. It is suggested history could be changed by going back to the sixties and influencing president JFK.
* In "Remarkable Incident in the Middle of Next Week: Anticipatively Communicated," a writer is upset that he is always falling behind, in all aspects of his life, including his work. He doesn't blame himself, however, but the world itself. He believes days pass by too quickly. As he puts it: "It is not my fault, but that of this ceaseless spinning orb of ours that will not give one a momentís breathing time." He wishes the world would stop spinning so he could make up for falling behind and one day wakes up to find the planet has stopped spinning, making it perpetually night where he lives. The issue is eventually resolved, the Earth begins to rotate again and day follows night the way it should. [[spoiler: The whole adventure was probably just a dream, though]].
* ''[[Literature/TheIncredibleWorldsOfWallyMcdoogle My Life as a Human Hairball]]'', by Bill Myers, features a story within a story that uses this form of time travel. In the short story, RetroRunt, a supervillain, ties rockets to the planet and uses them to reverse Earthís rotation, causing time to run backwards.


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* The satirical essay, "Additional Questions Rep. Louie Gohmert Should Ask During Congressional Hearings," by Jeff Johnson, references this form of time travel. One of the important questions that should be addressed is whether Muslim people could band together and run in the opposite direction to the Earthís rotation, reversing it and sending the planet back in time. It is suggested history could be changed by going back to the sixties [[Main/TheSixties Sixties]] and influencing president JFK.
* In "Remarkable Incident in the Middle of Next Week: Anticipatively Communicated," a writer is upset that he is always falling behind, in all aspects of his life, including his work. He doesn't blame himself, however, but the world itself. He believes days pass by too quickly. As he puts it: "It is not my fault, but that of this ceaseless spinning orb of ours that will not give one a momentís breathing time." He wishes the world would stop spinning so he could make up for falling behind and one day wakes up to find the planet has stopped spinning, making it perpetually night where he lives. The issue is eventually resolved, the Earth begins to rotate again and day follows night the way it should. [[spoiler: The whole adventure was probably just a dream, though]].
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* ''[[Literature/TheIncredibleWorldsOfWallyMcdoogle My Life as a Human Hairball]]'', by Bill Myers, features a story within a story that uses this form of time travel. In the short story, RetroRunt, [=RetroRunt=], a supervillain, ties rockets to the planet and uses them to reverse Earthís rotation, causing time to run backwards.

5th Jun '14 8:06:58 AM funopolis14
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\n* The satirical essay, "Additional Questions Rep. Louie Gohmert Should Ask During Congressional Hearings," by Jeff Johnson, references this form of time travel. One of the important questions that should be addressed is whether Muslim people could band together and run in the opposite direction to the Earthís rotation, reversing it and sending the planet back in time. It is suggested history could be changed by going back to the sixties and influencing president JFK.
* In "Remarkable Incident in the Middle of Next Week: Anticipatively Communicated," a writer is upset that he is always falling behind, in all aspects of his life, including his work. He doesn't blame himself, however, but the world itself. He believes days pass by too quickly. As he puts it: "It is not my fault, but that of this ceaseless spinning orb of ours that will not give one a momentís breathing time." He wishes the world would stop spinning so he could make up for falling behind and one day wakes up to find the planet has stopped spinning, making it perpetually night where he lives. The issue is eventually resolved, the Earth begins to rotate again and day follows night the way it should. [[spoiler: The whole adventure was probably just a dream, though]].
* ''[[Literature/TheIncredibleWorldsOfWallyMcdoogle My Life as a Human Hairball]]'', by Bill Myers, features a story within a story that uses this form of time travel. In the short story, RetroRunt, a supervillain, ties rockets to the planet and uses them to reverse Earthís rotation, causing time to run backwards.

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