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10th Jun '17 10:26:57 AM nombretomado
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** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E13TheWeddingOfRiverSong "The Wedding of River Song"]]: The entire timeline of the planet goes pear-shaped when [[spoiler: River refuses to kill The Doctor, even though it's meant to be a fixed point in time. Her failure to do so]] results in all of Earth's history happening at once - people travel by intercontinental steam trains and cars tethered to hot air balloons; pterodactyls are a nuisance in public parks; Creator/CharlesDickens is directing the BBC's big Christmas special; WinstonChurchill is ''Caesar'' of the Holy Roman Empire, which is headquartered in London, has classical Roman trappings, and is fighting the Wars of the Roses, and his barber is a Silurian; [=JFK=] and Cleopatra are a known item, and the great pyramid of Giza has an American flag painted on the side and is known as "[[{{Area 51}} Area 52]]".

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** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E13TheWeddingOfRiverSong "The Wedding of River Song"]]: The entire timeline of the planet goes pear-shaped when [[spoiler: River refuses to kill The Doctor, even though it's meant to be a fixed point in time. Her failure to do so]] results in all of Earth's history happening at once - people travel by intercontinental steam trains and cars tethered to hot air balloons; pterodactyls are a nuisance in public parks; Creator/CharlesDickens is directing the BBC's big Christmas special; WinstonChurchill UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill is ''Caesar'' of the Holy Roman Empire, which is headquartered in London, has classical Roman trappings, and is fighting the Wars of the Roses, and his barber is a Silurian; [=JFK=] and Cleopatra are a known item, and the great pyramid of Giza has an American flag painted on the side and is known as "[[{{Area 51}} Area 52]]".
27th May '17 3:20:43 PM Divra
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''ComicBook/AstroCity'' has this as part of the BackStory of one of the early stories. A man has been having recurring dreams about a woman he's never met, but apparently knows everything about, and it's slowly driving him insane. One night, he learns what happened; a jilted supervillain built a time machine, and used it to challenge the god of time, and their conflict tore the original timeline to shreds. A number of superheroes patched the timeline together as best they could, and one of the things that vanished in the cracks was the woman, his wife (her grandparents never met because they were forced to put Air Ace's battle with the Barnstormers a day early).
22nd Apr '17 3:09:47 PM Zaptech
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** At a couple of points in the histories, characters actually ''weaponize'' the Dragon Break. During the ancient Dragon War, the ancient Tongues of the Nords caused an intentional Dragon Break by using an Elder Scroll to banish Alduin across time, creating a permanent "time wound" at that location. Later on, the Dragonborn in the Fourth Era would use the same Scroll, at the same spot, to travel back in time through the wound to learn the Dragonrend Shout to defeat Alduin in the future.
17th Apr '17 5:33:41 AM SorPepita
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A Time Crash is not a simple thing to solve, either: usually, it involves either some serious AppliedPhlebotinum or [[MoreDakka enough firepower]] aimed at the right EldritchAbomination...''[[DownerEnding if it can be fixed at all.]]''

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A Time Crash is not a simple thing to solve, either: usually, it involves either some serious AppliedPhlebotinum or [[MoreDakka enough firepower]] aimed at the right EldritchAbomination... ''[[DownerEnding if it can be fixed at all.]]''



* Creator/GregBear's ''Literature/CityAtTheEndOfTime'' is all about a time crash [[spoiler:and an aeon-spanning GambitRoulette to ensure ''something'' will still exist afterwards]].

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* Creator/GregBear's ''Literature/CityAtTheEndOfTime'' ''City at the End of Time'' is all about a time crash [[spoiler:and an aeon-spanning GambitRoulette to ensure ''something'' will still exist afterwards]].
17th Apr '17 5:22:03 AM SorPepita
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* In ''Series/TheOuterLimits1995'' episode "Déjà Vu", a time travel experiment goes wrong [[spoiler: after an attempt to weaponize it by a corrupt military official]], which results in a GroundhogDayLoop...with a nasty twist. Each iteration grows shorter, and eventually there will be no hope of preventing the Time Crash from destroying the world. [[spoiler: In the end, the disaster is averted, and the man responsible suffers a [[KarmicDeath Karmic]] FateWorseThanDeath, as the malfunctioning time machine traps him in the moment of his own annihilation.]]

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* In ''Series/TheOuterLimits1995'' episode "Déjà Vu", a time travel experiment goes wrong [[spoiler: after an attempt to weaponize it by a corrupt military official]], which results in a GroundhogDayLoop... with a nasty twist. Each iteration grows shorter, and eventually there will be no hope of preventing the Time Crash from destroying the world. [[spoiler: In the end, the disaster is averted, and the man responsible suffers a [[KarmicDeath Karmic]] FateWorseThanDeath, as the malfunctioning time machine traps him in the moment of his own annihilation.]]
7th Apr '17 8:39:25 PM Zaptech
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** The eponymous [[TomeOfEldritchLore Elder Scrolls]] themselves can cause a mild version of this depending on who reads them. Someone who is completely untrained in the history and nature of the Scrolls just sees the page picture for the main ''Elder Scrolls'' page (something that looks a bit like a star chart with odd glyphs around it). Someone with slight training is struck blind immediately, and while they may gain some knowledge from it, it will likely be useless. People with great training (e.g. members of the Cult of the Ancestor Moth) gradually go blind as they read more of the scrolls, but can extract enough information to reliably predict future events (or, at least, what ''might'' happen). Then we have [[PlayerCharacter the Dragonborn]] in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]''. Dragonborn are mortals with the soul of an immortal Aedric dragon, whose souls exist partially outside of time, not unlike the Scrolls themselves. Reading the Scroll you obtain as part of ''Skyrim'''s main quest results in being momentarily blinded, then recovering. It is also revealed that the aforementioned Dwemer were able to create a machine which allowed them to read the Elder Scrolls without all of the nasty side effects.

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** The eponymous [[TomeOfEldritchLore Elder Scrolls]] themselves can cause a mild version of this depending on who reads them. Someone who is completely untrained in the history and nature of the Scrolls just sees the page picture for the main ''Elder Scrolls'' page (something that looks a bit like a star chart with odd glyphs around it). Someone with slight training is struck blind immediately, and while they may gain some knowledge from it, it will likely be useless. People with great training (e.g. members of the Cult of the Ancestor Moth) gradually go blind as they read more of the scrolls, but can extract enough information to reliably predict future events (or, at least, what ''might'' happen). Then we have [[PlayerCharacter the Dragonborn]] in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]''. Dragonborn are mortals with the soul of an immortal Aedric dragon, whose souls exist partially outside of time, not unlike the Scrolls themselves. Reading the Scroll you obtain as part of ''Skyrim'''s main quest results in being momentarily blinded, then recovering.recovering, and then immediately gaining access to precise information related to their current quest (either defeating Alduin or recovering Auri-El's Bow). It is also revealed that the aforementioned Dwemer were able to create a machine which allowed them to read the Elder Scrolls without all of the nasty side effects.
3rd Apr '17 11:38:14 AM BeerBaron
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** The Tribunal, a trio of Dunmeri {{Physical God}}s most prominently seen in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]], caused one of these when they tapped into the aforementioned Heart of Lorkhan to [[DeityOfHumanOrigin obtain divinity]]. Essentially, they brought together two timelines: one where they were mortals ascending to godhood, and one where they had always been gods. This, of course, created plenty of MindScrew contradictions.

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** The Tribunal, a trio of Dunmeri {{Physical God}}s most prominently seen in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]], Morrowind]]'', caused one of these when they tapped into the aforementioned Heart of Lorkhan to [[DeityOfHumanOrigin obtain divinity]]. Essentially, they brought together two timelines: one where they were mortals ascending to godhood, and one where they had always been gods. This, of course, created plenty of MindScrew contradictions.
3rd Apr '17 11:37:46 AM BeerBaron
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** The Numidium, a [[HumongousMecha giant brass golem]] built by the Dwemer and powered by the Heart of Lorkhan, the dead creator god, was essentially their refutation of the gods made material. Because of this, it frequently caused these when activated, such as the temporal toxic waste dump in Elsweyr where Tiber Septim's mages tried to figure it out after the Dunmer Tribunal gave it to him as a tribute, or the Warp In The West, where all the endings in Daggerfall essentially simultaneously happened and the temporal paradox was so straining on reality that a nuclear-like explosion occurred. Oh, and, during one part of the process, the Dwemer did... something that apparently pissed off reality, ending with their entire raced completely wiped from existence while keeping everything else intact.
** The eponymous Elder Scrolls themselves can cause a mild version of this depending on who reads them. Someone who is completely untrained in the history and nature of the Scrolls just sees the page picture for the main Elder Scrolls page. Someone with slight training is struck blind immediately. People with great training (e.g. members of the Cult of the Ancestor Moth) gradually go blind as they read more of the scrolls. Then we have the Dovahkiin in Skyrim. Dragonborn are mortals with the soul of an immortal Aedric dragon, whose souls exist partially outside of time, not unlike the scrolls themselves. Reading the Scroll you obtain as part of Skyrim's main quest results in being momentarily blinded, then recovering.

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** The Numidium, a [[HumongousMecha giant brass golem]] built by [[OurDwarvesAreDifferent the Dwemer Dwemer]] and powered by the Heart of Lorkhan, the dead [[GodIsDead "dead" creator god, god]], was essentially their refutation of the gods made material. Because of this, it frequently caused these when activated, such as the temporal toxic waste dump in Elsweyr where Tiber Septim's mages tried to figure it out after the Dunmer Tribunal gave it to him as a tribute, or the Warp In The West, where all the endings in Daggerfall ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIDaggerfall Daggerfall]]'' essentially simultaneously happened and the temporal paradox was so straining on reality that a nuclear-like explosion occurred. Oh, and, during one part of the process, the Dwemer did... something that apparently pissed off reality, ending with their entire raced completely wiped from existence while keeping everything else intact.
** The Tribunal, a trio of Dunmeri {{Physical God}}s most prominently seen in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]], caused one of these when they tapped into the aforementioned Heart of Lorkhan to [[DeityOfHumanOrigin obtain divinity]]. Essentially, they brought together two timelines: one where they were mortals ascending to godhood, and one where they had always been gods. This, of course, created plenty of MindScrew contradictions.
** The eponymous [[TomeOfEldritchLore Elder Scrolls Scrolls]] themselves can cause a mild version of this depending on who reads them. Someone who is completely untrained in the history and nature of the Scrolls just sees the page picture for the main Elder Scrolls page. ''Elder Scrolls'' page (something that looks a bit like a star chart with odd glyphs around it). Someone with slight training is struck blind immediately.immediately, and while they may gain some knowledge from it, it will likely be useless. People with great training (e.g. members of the Cult of the Ancestor Moth) gradually go blind as they read more of the scrolls. scrolls, but can extract enough information to reliably predict future events (or, at least, what ''might'' happen). Then we have [[PlayerCharacter the Dovahkiin Dragonborn]] in Skyrim. ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]''. Dragonborn are mortals with the soul of an immortal Aedric dragon, whose souls exist partially outside of time, not unlike the scrolls Scrolls themselves. Reading the Scroll you obtain as part of Skyrim's ''Skyrim'''s main quest results in being momentarily blinded, then recovering.recovering. It is also revealed that the aforementioned Dwemer were able to create a machine which allowed them to read the Elder Scrolls without all of the nasty side effects.
16th Mar '17 1:23:31 PM AthenaBlue
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''For the ''Series/DoctorWho'' mini-episode which could have ended in this trope, see Recap/DoctorWho2007CiNSTimeCrash.''

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''For the ''Series/DoctorWho'' mini-episode which could have ended in this trope, see Recap/DoctorWho2007CiNSTimeCrash.[[Recap/DoctorWho2007CiNSTimeCrash here]].''



* The movie ''Film/{{Millennium}}'' concludes with a massive paradox barreling its destructive way into the future whose time travel efforts caused it.



* ''Film/ThePhiladelphiaExperiment'' has this happen as an unanticipated side-effect of experiments in building an InvisibilityCloak. A Navy destroyer from 1943 and an entire Midwestern town from 1984 get [[MassTeleportation sucked into]] the resulting vortex, which has to be stopped (from within) lest it [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt destroy the entire world]].



* The movie ''Film/{{Millennium}}'' concludes with a massive paradox barreling its destructive way into the future whose time travel efforts caused it.
* ''Film/ThePhiladelphiaExperiment'' has this happen as an unanticipated side-effect of experiments in building an InvisibilityCloak. A Navy destroyer from 1943 and an entire Midwestern town from 1984 get [[MassTeleportation sucked into]] the resulting vortex, which has to be stopped (from within) lest it [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt destroy the entire world]].



* ''Literature/ElevenTwentyTwoSixtyThree'' makes use of the idea that if a time traveler changes the past too much, it will eventually destroy time itself (metaphorically, it is described as plucking the strings of an instrument until it vibrates itself to pieces). Jake manages to [[spoiler: save JFK from Lee Harvey Oswald]] only to return to his own time and find out that the Earth is well on its way to breaking apart into an asteroid belt and strange ripping noises are emanating from the sky, implied to be the sound of time collapsing. Jake's solution is [[spoiler: to create a brand new timeline where JFK was killed as before, and then never, ever time travel again.]]
* Creator/JohnMFord's "Alternities" stories are set in a multiverse where a major Time Crash (called the Fracture) has occured, and the survivors of Alteco are trying to pick up the pieces.
* Hal Duncan's ''Literature/TheBookOfAllHours'' duology starts with a very TimeyWimeyBall sort of cosmology that gets utterly trashed by the end of the first book when [[spoiler:nanites loaded with the language of magic and haunted by the spirits of dead gods are set loose and pull a magical GreyGoo scenario on the fabric of space and time]]. The second book picks up with the protagonists wandering between pockets of stability and causality by [[GenreSavvy taking advantage of - and fighting against - stories and cultural narratives]] to get around.
* Creator/GregBear's ''Literature/CityAtTheEndOfTime'' is all about a time crash [[spoiler:and an aeon-spanning GambitRoulette to ensure ''something'' will still exist afterwards]].
** This turns into easily the biggest MindScrew in the history of literature, because the Time Crash is taken [[UpToEleven to a logical extreme]]. Trying to preserve the universe during the event allows it to leak back in time, and as a result all alternate timelines collapse one by one, until by the late stage of the book, nearly all of every possible universe (including every timeline the event ''didn't happen in'') is RetGone in a [[NightmareFuel truly creepy]] fashion, and the surviving cast exist in the present, despite having no history; the entire past has been erased. The rest of the book is spent trying to make sure there is still ''enough'' of a future to fix it all in.
* As the title indicates, "The Day Time Stopped Moving" by Bradner Buckner is about a Time Crash -- specifically, a Time Freeze, for all but the protagonist, deuteragonist (who caused it) and an unknown number of others.



* ''Literature/TheLatheOfHeaven'' ends with something a lot like this happening because to the (ab)use of RealityWarper powers.
* M. Shayne Bell's short story "Lock Down" is about a team of time travelers trying to repair the continuum after one of these.



* M. Shayne Bell's short story "Lock Down" is about a team of time travelers trying to repair the continuum after one of these.

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* M. Shayne Bell's short story "Lock Down" Played literally, if bizarrely, in Creator/GregEgan's ''Literature/{{Orthogonal}}'' trilogy. Since spacetime in this universe is about a team [[WrapAround closed loop in all dimensions]], clusters of matter that were thrown in all directions in time travelers trying to repair as well as space by the continuum after Big Bang occasionally collide with other clusters, many of which are traveling in different directions or even [[TitleDrop orthogonally]] to each other in time as well as space, which means they literally have [[TimeIsDangerous infinite velocity relative to each other]]. The plot is driven by one such [[EarthShatteringKaboom impending collision]], which threatens to [[ApocalypseHow annihilate]] the cluster in which the trilogy's cast originates.
* This is the end goal
of these.the villain BKR in {{Creator/Bruce Coville}}'s ''Literature/RodAlbrightAlienAdventures'' series: to cause time to break down at the moment of his greatest triumph.



* Creator/GregBear's ''Literature/CityAtTheEndOfTime'' is all about a time crash [[spoiler:and an aeon-spanning GambitRoulette to ensure ''something'' will still exist afterwards]].
** This turns into easily the biggest MindScrew in the history of literature, because the Time Crash is taken [[UpToEleven to a logical extreme]]. Trying to preserve the universe during the event allows it to leak back in time, and as a result all alternate timelines collapse one by one, until by the late stage of the book, nearly all of every possible universe (including every timeline the event ''didn't happen in'') is RetGone in a [[NightmareFuel truly creepy]] fashion, and the surviving cast exist in the present, despite having no history; the entire past has been erased. The rest of the book is spent trying to make sure there is still ''enough'' of a future to fix it all in.
* This is the end goal of the villain BKR in {{Creator/Bruce Coville}}'s ''[[Literature/RodAlbrightAlienAdventures Alien Adventures]]'' series: to cause time to break down at the moment of his greatest triumph.



* ''Literature/TheLatheOfHeaven'' ends with something a lot like this happening because to the (ab)use of RealityWarper powers.
* Hal Duncan's ''Literature/TheBookOfAllHours'' duology starts with a very TimeyWimeyBall sort of cosmology that gets utterly trashed by the end of the first book when [[spoiler:nanites loaded with the language of magic and haunted by the spirits of dead gods are set loose and pull a magical GreyGoo scenario on the fabric of space and time]]. The second book picks up with the protagonists wandering between pockets of stability and causality by [[GenreSavvy taking advantage of - and fighting against - stories and cultural narratives]] to get around.
* Played literally, if bizarrely, in Creator/GregEgan's ''Literature/{{Orthogonal}}'' trilogy. Since spacetime in this universe is a [[WrapAround closed loop in all dimensions]], clusters of matter that were thrown in all directions in time as well as space by the Big Bang occasionally collide with other clusters, many of which are traveling in different directions or even [[TitleDrop orthogonally]] to each other in time as well as space, which means they literally have [[TimeIsDangerous infinite velocity relative to each other]]. The plot is driven by one such [[EarthShatteringKaboom impending collision]], which threatens to [[ApocalypseHow annihilate]] the cluster in which the trilogy's cast originates.
* Creator/JohnMFord's "Alternities" stories are set in a multiverse where a major Time Crash (called the Fracture) has occured, and the survivors of Alteco are trying to pick up the pieces.
* As the title indicates, "The Day Time Stopped Moving" by Bradner Buckner is about a Time Crash -- specifically, a Time Freeze, for all but the protagonist, deuteragonist (who caused it) and an unknown number of others.
* ''Literature/ElevenTwentyTwoSixtyThree'' makes use of the idea that if a time traveler changes the past too much, it will eventually destroy time itself (metaphorically, it is described as plucking the strings of an instrument until it vibrates itself to pieces). Jake manages to [[spoiler: save JFK from Lee Harvey Oswald]] only to return to his own time and find out that the Earth is well on its way to breaking apart into an asteroid belt and strange ripping noises are emanating from the sky, implied to be the sound of time collapsing. Jake's solution is [[spoiler: to create a brand new timeline where JFK was killed as before, and then never, ever time travel again.]]



* In ''Series/TheOuterLimits1995'' episode "Déjà Vu", a time travel experiment goes wrong [[spoiler: after an attempt to weaponize it by a corrupt military official]], which results in a GroundhogDayLoop...with a nasty twist. Each iteration grows shorter, and eventually there will be no hope of preventing the Time Crash from destroying the world. [[spoiler: In the end, the disaster is averted, and the man responsible suffers a [[KarmicDeath Karmic]] FateWorseThanDeath, as the malfunctioning time machine traps him in the moment of his own annihilation.]]
* Parodied in the (as mentioned above) "[[TimeyWimeyBall wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey]]" ''Series/DoctorWho'' universe. In the mini-episode "Time Crash", a short made for Children in Need (which WordOfGod says is canon), the Doctor accidentally somehow merges his TARDIS with the TARDIS of [[TheNthDoctor his fifth incarnation]]. Hilarity ensues at first as a starstruck Ten (and a real-life admiring Creator/DavidTennant, who was thrilled to be on the same set with [[Creator/PeterDavison his own childhood favourite Doctor]]) and a bewildered Five have to stop their inadvertent meeting from ripping a hole in space-time the exact size of Belgium.
** In a less humorous example, Rose causes a Time Crash in ''Father's Day'' when she saves her father from dying at a predetermined time. [[ClockRoaches Flying Killer Time Monkeys]] [[NiceJobBreakingItHero come out and eat everyone on Earth.]]

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* In ''Series/TheOuterLimits1995'' episode "Déjà Vu", a ''Series/TwelveMonkeys'', the [[BigBad Army of the Twelve Monkeys]] is trying to destroy time travel experiment goes wrong itself, believing [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans a world without time would be paradise.]] [[spoiler: after an attempt to weaponize it by a corrupt military official]], which results in a GroundhogDayLoop...with a nasty twist. Each iteration grows shorter, and eventually there will be no hope of preventing the Time Crash from destroying the world. [[spoiler: In the end, the disaster is averted, and the man responsible suffers a [[KarmicDeath Karmic]] FateWorseThanDeath, as the malfunctioning Fortunately, time machine traps him in itself is a conscious entity, and is fully capable of fighting back against them through the moment actions of his own annihilation.the protagonists.]]
* Parodied in the (as mentioned above) "[[TimeyWimeyBall wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey]]" ''Series/DoctorWho'' universe. In the mini-episode "Time Crash", a short made for Children in Need (which WordOfGod says is canon), the Doctor accidentally somehow merges his TARDIS with the TARDIS of [[TheNthDoctor his fifth incarnation]]. Hilarity ensues at first as a starstruck Ten (and a real-life admiring Creator/DavidTennant, who was thrilled to be on the same set with [[Creator/PeterDavison his own childhood favourite Doctor]]) and a bewildered Five have to stop their inadvertent meeting from ripping a hole in space-time the exact size of Belgium.
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** In a less humorous example, Rose causes a Time Crash in ''Father's Day'' [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E8FathersDay "Father's Day"]] when she saves her father from dying at a predetermined time. [[ClockRoaches Flying Killer Time Monkeys]] [[NiceJobBreakingItHero come out and eat everyone on Earth.]]]]
** Parodied in the mini-episode [[Recap/DoctorWho2007CiNSTimeCrash "Time Crash"]], a short made for Children in Need (which WordOfGod says is canon). The Doctor accidentally somehow merges his TARDIS with the TARDIS of [[TheNthDoctor his fifth incarnation]]. Hilarity ensues at first as a starstruck Ten (and a real-life admiring Creator/DavidTennant, who was thrilled to be on the same set with [[Creator/PeterDavison his own childhood favourite Doctor]]) and a bewildered Five have to stop their inadvertent meeting from ripping a hole in space-time the exact size of Belgium.



** ''The Wedding of River Song'': The entire timeline of the planet goes pear-shaped when [[spoiler: River refuses to kill The Doctor, even though it's meant to be a fixed point in time. Her failure to do so]] results in all of Earth's history happening at once - people travel by intercontinental steam trains and cars tethered to hot air balloons; pterodactyls are a nuisance in public parks; Creator/CharlesDickens is directing the BBC's big Christmas special; WinstonChurchill is ''Caesar'' of the Holy Roman Empire, which is headquartered in London, has classical Roman trappings, and is fighting the Wars of the Roses, and his barber is a Silurian; [=JFK=] and Cleopatra are a known item, and the great pyramid of Giza has an American flag painted on the side and is known as "[[{{Area 51}} Area 52]]".

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** ''The [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E13TheWeddingOfRiverSong "The Wedding of River Song'': Song"]]: The entire timeline of the planet goes pear-shaped when [[spoiler: River refuses to kill The Doctor, even though it's meant to be a fixed point in time. Her failure to do so]] results in all of Earth's history happening at once - people travel by intercontinental steam trains and cars tethered to hot air balloons; pterodactyls are a nuisance in public parks; Creator/CharlesDickens is directing the BBC's big Christmas special; WinstonChurchill is ''Caesar'' of the Holy Roman Empire, which is headquartered in London, has classical Roman trappings, and is fighting the Wars of the Roses, and his barber is a Silurian; [=JFK=] and Cleopatra are a known item, and the great pyramid of Giza has an American flag painted on the side and is known as "[[{{Area 51}} Area 52]]".



* In ''Series/TheOuterLimits1995'' episode "Déjà Vu", a time travel experiment goes wrong [[spoiler: after an attempt to weaponize it by a corrupt military official]], which results in a GroundhogDayLoop...with a nasty twist. Each iteration grows shorter, and eventually there will be no hope of preventing the Time Crash from destroying the world. [[spoiler: In the end, the disaster is averted, and the man responsible suffers a [[KarmicDeath Karmic]] FateWorseThanDeath, as the malfunctioning time machine traps him in the moment of his own annihilation.]]
* One of the more out-there episodes of ''Series/SeaquestDSV'' involved the Seaquest time traveling into the future by using their fusion reactors and laser weapon systems. The time they arrive in is a dead world inhabited only by an AI computer and 2 human children who spend all hours battling each other in a VR computer game involving real robots. The Seaquest can't return to the past, because the past doesn't exist because - get this - unless they help the 2 kids stop playing their game and procreate, then the human race has no future. And apparently if [[HumansAreSpecial the human race has no future then time breaks and the past ceases to exist.]]
* One episode of ''Series/{{Sliders}}'' has Quinn meddling in a world where time moves backwards... somehow. He changes the events that lead to his incarceration and the death of a police officer that was the double of someone he loved in his world, and a wormhole akin to ClockRoaches appears. We never know what happened to that world, as the heroes manage to slide out before things get serious, but we know messing with time created that paradox and the professor wonders if "[[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt there'll even be a tomorrow in that world]]".



* One episode of ''Series/{{Sliders}}'' has Quinn meddling in a world where time moves backwards... somehow. He changes the events that lead to his incarceration and the death of a police officer that was the double of someone he loved in his world, and a wormhole akin to ClockRoaches appears. We never know what happened to that world, as the heroes manage to slide out before things get serious, but we know messing with time created that paradox and the professor wonders if "[[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt there'll even be a tomorrow in that world]]".
* In ''Series/TwelveMonkeys'', the [[BigBad Army of the Twelve Monkeys]] is trying to destroy time itself, believing [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans a world without time would be paradise.]] [[spoiler: Fortunately, time itself is a conscious entity, and is fully capable of fighting back against them through the actions of the protagonists.]]
* One of the more out-there episodes of ''Series/SeaquestDSV'' involved the Seaquest time traveling into the future by using their fusion reactors and laser weapon systems. The time they arrive in is a dead world inhabited only by an AI computer and 2 human children who spend all hours battling each other in a VR computer game involving real robots. The Seaquest can't return to the past, because the past doesn't exist because - get this - unless they help the 2 kids stop playing their game and procreate, then the human race has no future. And apparently if [[HumansAreSpecial the human race has no future then time breaks and the past ceases to exist.]]
26th Feb '17 8:20:08 PM Amahn
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* One of the more out-there episodes of ''Series/SeaquestDSV'' involved the Seaquest time traveling into the future by using their fusion reactors and laser weapon systems. The time they arrive in is a dead world inhabited only by an AI computer and 2 human children who spend all hours battling each other in a VR computer game involving real robots. The Seaquest can't return to the past, because the past doesn't exist because - get this - unless they help the 2 kids stop playing their game and procreate, then the human race has no future. And apparently if [[HumansAreSpecial the human race has no future then time breaks and the past ceases to exist.]]
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