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4th Dec '17 12:38:47 AM Nintendoman01
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* ''FanFic/{{Shard}}'': As revealed in the first chapter, [[WebAnimation/{{RWBY}} Summer Rose]] never actually died; she was transported to the distant past and ended up in Totum.
28th Nov '17 3:25:57 AM jormis29
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* Happens several times in Creator/AndreiBelyanin's novels, likely because of the author's love for AnachronismStew. Also, almost never do the heroes end up in a historical version of the past but a deliberately fictionalized version full of magic. The three prominent examples are ''Tsar Gorokh's Detective Agency'', which involve a modern-day Russian policeman being transported by unknown means to a cross between MedievalEuropeanFantasy and Myth/RussianMythologyAndTales; ''Sword with No Name'', where a modern-day man finds himself in a typical MedievalEuropeanFantasy, and ''The Thief of Baghdad'', with yet another modern-day man being transported by a genie to ArabianNightsDays (there are aliens there too). Also inverted in ''The Redheaded Knight'', in which an English crusader ends up in modern-day Russia thanks to a witch's spell.

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* Happens several times in Creator/AndreiBelyanin's novels, likely because of the author's love for AnachronismStew. Also, almost never do the heroes end up in a historical version of the past but a deliberately fictionalized version full of magic. The three prominent examples are ''Tsar Gorokh's Detective Agency'', ''Literature/TsarGorokhsDetectiveAgency'', which involve a modern-day Russian policeman being transported by unknown means to a cross between MedievalEuropeanFantasy and Myth/RussianMythologyAndTales; ''Sword with No Name'', ''Literature/SwordWithNoName'', where a modern-day man finds himself in a typical MedievalEuropeanFantasy, and ''The Thief of Baghdad'', with yet another modern-day man being transported by a genie to ArabianNightsDays (there are aliens there too). Also inverted in ''The Redheaded Knight'', in which an English crusader ends up in modern-day Russia thanks to a witch's spell.
11th Nov '17 8:35:26 PM Xtifr
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* ''The Other Time'' (started by Mack Reynolds, completed by Dean Ing after Reynolds' death) features a modern day (1980's) anthropologist doing field work in Mexico who gets thrown back in history to just the right time to run into Cortez and the conquistadors. The language issue is avoided as the hero (being an anthropologist) naturally speaks Nahuatl and Spanish.

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* ''The Other Time'' (started by Mack Reynolds, Creator/MackReynolds, completed by Dean Ing after Reynolds' death) features a modern day (1980's) anthropologist doing field work in Mexico who gets thrown back in history to just the right time to run into Cortez and the conquistadors. The language issue is avoided as the hero (being an anthropologist) naturally speaks Nahuatl and Spanish.
23rd Oct '17 5:24:52 PM Naram-Sin
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* In ''Videogame/OriginalWar'', the time travel device used by all factions is a one-way door to 2 million years before the present. The Americans send in volunteers, the Soviets send in "[[ShameIfSomethingHappened volunteers]]", and the Arabs send in PrivateMilitaryContractors after tricking them into thinking that there is a way back.
17th Sep '17 6:09:01 PM nombretomado
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* The ArthurCClarke novel ''Time's Eye'' is the extreme form of this, involving Alexander the Great's army, Genghis Khan's Mongol hordes, six people from 2037 (three UN peacekeepers and three Soyuz cosmonauts), and a British outpost from the days of the Raj, with Creator/RudyardKipling in it.

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* The ArthurCClarke Creator/ArthurCClarke novel ''Time's Eye'' is the extreme form of this, involving Alexander the Great's army, Genghis Khan's Mongol hordes, six people from 2037 (three UN peacekeepers and three Soyuz cosmonauts), and a British outpost from the days of the Raj, with Creator/RudyardKipling in it.
15th Jul '17 3:37:37 PM nombretomado
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* The ''Literature/AxisOfTime'' trilogy by Creator/JohnBirmingham. ''World War 2.1: Weapons of Choice'', ''World War 2.2: Designated Targets'', and ''World War 2.3: Final Impact''. A multinational naval task force from 2021 is sent back to WorldWarII, where it (literally) impacts with the American fleet steaming for Midway. The consequences are ''extremely'' far-reaching.\\\

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* The ''Literature/AxisOfTime'' trilogy by Creator/JohnBirmingham. ''World War 2.1: Weapons of Choice'', ''World War 2.2: Designated Targets'', and ''World War 2.3: Final Impact''. A multinational naval task force from 2021 is sent back to WorldWarII, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, where it (literally) impacts with the American fleet steaming for Midway. The consequences are ''extremely'' far-reaching.\\\
10th Jul '17 5:52:04 PM ElectroKraken
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* ''Yesterday's Flight'' by Martyn Ellington has a Boeing 737 airliner come off course through Yosemite National Park, resulting in its flight through an electrical storm. On the other side, Captain David Padel finds that his instruments have failed and the GPS cannot pick up satellites. After circling for some time, the aircraft lands with nearly no fuel remaining, and the passengers settle in for rescue. Everything goes downhill after Padel comes back from a reconaissence walk claiming to have located the body of a T-Rex... [[MeanwhileInTheFuture Meanwhile, in the present day]], Chief Air Crash Investigator Bruce Ackland is on his way to Death Valley to find out why a section of an airliner's tailplane has been dug up embedded in a 65 million year old fossil...

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* ''Yesterday's Flight'' by Martyn Ellington has a Boeing 737 airliner come off course through Yosemite National Park, resulting in its flight through an electrical storm. On the other side, Captain David Padel finds that his instruments have failed and the GPS cannot pick up satellites. After circling for some time, the aircraft lands with nearly no fuel remaining, and the passengers settle in for rescue. Everything goes downhill after Padel comes back from a reconaissence reconnaissance walk claiming to have located the body of a T-Rex... [[MeanwhileInTheFuture Meanwhile, in the present day]], Chief Air Crash Investigator Bruce Ackland is on his way to Death Valley to find out why a section of an airliner's tailplane has been dug up embedded in a 65 million year old fossil...



* Arthur Dent and Ford Prefect end up stuck on prehistoric Earth with the idiotic Golgafrinchans at the end of ''Series/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy''. In the earlier radio series they were rescued when Arthur's towel become fossilised and picked up by the Infinite Improbability drive in the future. In the third book of the "trilogy", they are instead "rescued" by a sofa that was supposedly displaced in time. It brought them back to modern day Earth, a few days before its destruction.

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* Arthur Dent and Ford Prefect end up stuck on prehistoric Earth with the idiotic Golgafrinchans at the end of ''Series/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy''. In the earlier radio series they were rescued when Arthur's towel become fossilised fossilized and picked up by the Infinite Improbability drive in the future. In the third book of the "trilogy", they are instead "rescued" by a sofa that was supposedly displaced in time. It brought them back to modern day Earth, a few days before its destruction.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'' and Arthur were stuck millions of years ago for quite a while and got mixed up with time-travellers from the future who were exploiting the Australiopithecenes as resort help.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'' and Arthur were stuck millions of years ago for quite a while and got mixed up with time-travellers from the future who were exploiting the Australiopithecenes Australopithecines as resort help.
7th Jul '17 12:21:39 PM HeroGal2347
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* ''Literatur/SchooledInMagic'': While not exactly in the past, Emily does find herself trapped in a world which is essentially still in the middle ages.

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* ''Literatur/SchooledInMagic'': ''Literature/SchooledInMagic'': While not exactly in the past, Emily does find herself trapped in a world which is essentially still in the middle ages.


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* ''Series/{{Voyagers}}'': As the Omni is only supposed to go up until 1970 and Bogg's arrival in 1982 was a fluke, he can't return Jeffrey to his own time.
1st Jun '17 7:51:33 PM PaulA
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* Creator/RobertAHeinlein's ''The Door Into Summer'' speculates that Creator/LeonardoDaVinci may have been a Leonard Vincent who attempted to time travel 500 years.

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* Creator/RobertAHeinlein's ''The Door Into Summer'' ''Literature/TheDoorIntoSummer'' speculates that Creator/LeonardoDaVinci may have been a Leonard Vincent who attempted to time travel 500 years.
24th May '17 9:29:09 PM PaulA
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* Creator/HarryHarrison's ''Deathworld 2'' features a non-time travel version of this, in which interstellar adventurer Jason [=dinAlt=] is stranded on a LostColony which has regressed to barbarism. Various bits and pieces of more advanced technology, generally regarded more or less as sorcery, are held as closely guarded secrets by the different clans (one group still knows how to make primitive petroleum-fueled engines, another how to make some crude electrical devices, yet another clan practices alchemy-level chemistry). The hero winds up completely revolutionizing the planet's backwater society solely out a desire to get off that primitive dirtball and back to someplace more civilized. The language issue is avoided as everyone on the planet speaks a (somewhat degraded) version of Esperanto.\\

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* Creator/HarryHarrison's ''Deathworld ''Literature/{{Deathworld}} 2'' features a non-time travel version of this, in which interstellar adventurer Jason [=dinAlt=] is stranded on a LostColony which has regressed to barbarism. Various bits and pieces of more advanced technology, generally regarded more or less as sorcery, are held as closely guarded secrets by the different clans (one group still knows how to make primitive petroleum-fueled engines, another how to make some crude electrical devices, yet another clan practices alchemy-level chemistry). The hero winds up completely revolutionizing the planet's backwater society solely out a desire to get off that primitive dirtball and back to someplace more civilized. The language issue is avoided as everyone on the planet speaks a (somewhat degraded) version of Esperanto.\\
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