History Main / TimeTravelTenseTrouble

1st Apr '18 9:55:30 AM fighwitt
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* Simultaneously played straight and lampshaded by the narrator in the first chapter of ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'' fanfic ''Fanfic/HellsisterTrilogy''.
-->Ten centuries in the future, this will happen. Let us say that it did happen, to make our story easier to relate.
16th Mar '18 11:10:20 AM StarTropes
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'''Archer:''' Then who just climbed into be aboard ''Enterprise''?\\

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'''Archer:''' Then who just climbed into be bed aboard ''Enterprise''?\\
16th Mar '18 11:09:33 AM StarTropes
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** [[Series/StarTrekEnterprise Captain Archer]] isn't too fond of temporal grammar either.
---> '''Archer:''' So you're telling me you brought me back...what, ten months ago? What about Jonathan Archer ten months ago? Where's he?\\
'''Daniels:''' He's you.\\
'''Archer:''' Then who just climbed into be aboard ''Enterprise''?\\
'''Daniels:''' That hasn't happened yet.\\
'''Archer:''' That's a load of crap and you know it.
12th Mar '18 5:58:37 PM Scorntex
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--->'''Lister''': ''We don't exist here anymore!''
--->'''Kryten''': ''Actually sir, we don't ever have existed here anymore, but this is hardly the time to be conjugating temporal verbs in the past impossible never tense!''

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--->'''Lister''': ''We We don't exist here anymore!''
anymore!
--->'''Kryten''': ''Actually Actually sir, we don't ever have existed here anymore, but this is hardly the time to be conjugating temporal verbs in the past impossible never tense!''tense!


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** At the beginning of "Tikka To Ride", Lister tries to explain how they recovered being killed by their future selves. The basic premise is easy enough (well, "easy"...), but Lister's grammar is so awful that the cameras keep exploding on him.
11th Mar '18 5:31:06 PM Malady
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* ''JohnnyAndTheBomb'' has a few instances of this when everyone's back in 1941.

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* ''JohnnyAndTheBomb'' ''Literature/JohnnyAndTheBomb'' has a few instances of this when everyone's back in 1941.
15th Feb '18 7:18:19 AM PaulA
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* The protagonist of "...And it Comes Out Here" by Creator/LesterDelRey has a bit of trouble talking to his younger self:
-->You will, you know, so why quibble about it? At least, you always have... or do... or will. I don't know, verbs get all mixed up. We don't have the right attitude toward tenses for a situation like this.
31st Jan '18 8:37:57 PM Atreides
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--->'''Lister''': Hey, it hasn't happened, has it? It has "will have going to have happened" happened, but it hasn't actually "happened" happened yet, actually.

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--->'''Lister''': Hey, it hasn't happened, has it? It has "will have going to have happened" happened, but it hasn't actually "happened" happened yet, actually.hactually [sic].
23rd Jan '18 2:25:05 PM Mabus101
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* The Thirteen Generals of Dawn's Gate figure out quickly what Barid Bel Medar is proposing when he suggests using balefire on Paaren Disen, but he still has to say he has a plan "to have won" the War of Power in "Lost Violent Souls," a WheelOfTime prequel.
15th Jan '18 9:04:33 AM StarTropes
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* From ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact'', when our heroes go back in time and meet the inventor of warp drive:
--> '''Will Riker:''' Someone once said, "Don't try to be a great man; just be a man, and let history make its own judgement."\\
'''Zephram Cochrane:''' Rhetorical nonsense. Who said that?\\
'''Riker:''' You did, ten years from now.
10th Jan '18 3:11:50 AM lillolillo
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* ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'': In ''[[ComicBook/Supergirl2005 Supergirl vol. #5]]'' issue #22, Supergirl runs into this trouble when she remembers that she travelled to the far future and fought/will fight alongside the ''ComicBook/{{Legion Of Super-Heroes}}''.
-->'''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}:''' Well, um, thank you for unblocking my memory. You were... will be... very good friends to me.
* ''ComicBook/TheInvisibles'' sometimes shows events taking place outside of time, where not only tenses suffer but the entire linear construction of sentences. One such nonlinear word balloon might contain the words "From" "look" "at" "you" "are" "in" and "allnow", to be arranged by the reader in whatever order they need.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'': ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'':
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In ''[[ComicBook/Supergirl2005 Supergirl vol. #5]]'' issue #22, Supergirl runs into this trouble when she remembers that she travelled to the far future and fought/will fight alongside the ''ComicBook/{{Legion Of Super-Heroes}}''.
-->'''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}:''' --->'''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}:''' Well, um, thank you for unblocking my memory. You were... will be... very good friends to me.
* ''ComicBook/TheInvisibles'' sometimes shows events taking place outside ** In ''ComicBook/SupergirlCosmicAdventuresInThe8thGrade'' issue #5, Supergirl tries to have a talk with her time-travelling alternate self.
--->'''Supragirl:''' Anyway, when the asteroid destroyed the school and gave everyone super powers, and Lena and Belinda were making everything crazy, I had to use the asteroid fragments to get time travel powers!\\
'''Supergirl:''' None
of time, that ever happened!\\
'''Supragirl:''' That's because I'm on my way back in time to stop it from ever happening!\\
'''Supergirl:''' But... Why are you here?\\
'''Supragirl:''' I don't really know. All I know is what you told me...\\
'''Supergirl:''' What? I didn't...\\
'''Supragirl:''' Oh... You don't tell me about it until we meet in the 30th century. That's when I got this cool belt!\\
'''Supergirl:''' Right. And is that
where not only tenses suffer but you got the entire linear construction of sentences. One such nonlinear word balloon might contain horse?\\
'''Supragirl:''' Comet? Oh yeah, he belongs to you in
the words "From" "look" "at" "you" "are" "in" and "allnow", future. You loaned him to be arranged by the reader in whatever order they need.me.
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