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* ''Film/TwoDistantStrangers'': Similar to ''Film/GroundhogDay'', this film revolves around a GroundhogDayLoop in which the protagonist, a young black man named Carter, has no idea how he's gotten stuck in the loop. It's a much darker version of the trope in which Carter continually gets into confrontations with a beat cop in which Carter is killed.

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* ''Film/TwoDistantStrangers'': Similar to ''Film/GroundhogDay'', this film revolves around a GroundhogDayLoop in which the protagonist, a young black man named Carter, has no idea how he's gotten stuck in the loop. It's a much darker version of the trope loop, in which Carter continually gets into confrontations with a beat cop in which Carter is killed.


* In ''Film/GroundhogDay'', the protagonist is caught in a [[GroundhogDayLoop trope-naming time loop]] with no explanation whatsoever. A few theories are discussed, but story-wise his reaction to it is more important than the reason.[[note]]In the original script the time loop was caused by a curse put on the protagonist by his bitter ex-girlfriend. This was dropped from the movie.[[/note]]

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* In ''Film/GroundhogDay'', the protagonist is caught in a [[GroundhogDayLoop trope-naming time loop]] with no explanation whatsoever. A few theories are discussed, but story-wise his reaction to it is more important than the reason.[[note]]In the [[note]]The original script reveals that the time loop was caused by a curse spell put on the protagonist by his bitter ex-girlfriend. This was dropped ex-girlfriend, to help him move on from the movie.her.[[/note]]

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* ''Film/TwoDistantStrangers'': Similar to ''Film/GroundhogDay'', this film revolves around a GroundhogDayLoop in which the protagonist, a young black man named Carter, has no idea how he's gotten stuck in the loop. It's a much darker version of the trope in which Carter continually gets into confrontations with a beat cop in which Carter is killed.

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* ''Series/{{Signal}}'': Detective Park finds an old walkie-talking that once belonged to Detective Lee, missing 15 years. Despite the fact that it doesn't have a battery, it crackles to life and broadcasts a transmission from Detective Lee, from 15 years in the past. For the rest of the series the walkie-talkie acts as a PortalToThePast, with Lee and Park talking to each other over gaps of 15-26 years, with no explanation ever given.


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* ''Film/StrangerThanFiction''''Film/StrangerThanFiction'': An anonymous man finds out that a fiction writer is controlling his life, and intends to have him die (since ''all'' of her novels have TheHeroDies endings.)


* ''Series/SavedByTheBell'' has plenty moments of this, particularly in the earlier seasons. Examples includes Kevin the Sapient Robot, Screech picking up radio waves or seeing into the future, or various suggestions that Zack's ability to stop time may not be entirely non-diegetic. Not to mention some various joint [[DreamSequence daydream sequences]].

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* ''Series/SavedByTheBell'' has plenty moments of this, particularly in the earlier seasons. Examples includes Kevin the Sapient Robot, Screech picking up radio waves or seeing into the future, Zack's ability to plant highly convincing [[SubliminalSeduction subliminal messages]] onto cassette tapes, or various suggestions that Zack's ability to stop time may not be entirely non-diegetic. Not to mention some various joint [[DreamSequence daydream sequences]].


* ''Series/SavedByTheBell'' has plenty moments of this, particularly in the earlier seasons. Examples includes Kevin the Sapient Robot, Screech picking up radio waves or seeing into the future, or various suggestions that Zack's ability to stop time may not be entirely non-diegetic. Not to mention some various join [[DreamSequence daydream sequences]].

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* ''Series/SavedByTheBell'' has plenty moments of this, particularly in the earlier seasons. Examples includes Kevin the Sapient Robot, Screech picking up radio waves or seeing into the future, or various suggestions that Zack's ability to stop time may not be entirely non-diegetic. Not to mention some various join joint [[DreamSequence daydream sequences]].

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* ''Series/SavedByTheBell'' has plenty moments of this, particularly in the earlier seasons. Examples includes Kevin the Sapient Robot, Screech picking up radio waves or seeing into the future, or various suggestions that Zack's ability to stop time may not be entirely non-diegetic. Not to mention some various join [[DreamSequence daydream sequences]].


Originally coined by CyberPunk author Bruce Sterling, Slipstream is often referred to as "the fiction of strangeness," and that's about as clear a definition as you can get. It falls somewhere between SpeculativeFiction and mainstream or LitFic, depending on the work. Above all, Slipstream is about a feeling of surreality.

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Originally coined by CyberPunk author Bruce Sterling, Creator/BruceSterling, Slipstream is often referred to as "the fiction of strangeness," and that's about as clear a definition as you can get. It falls somewhere between SpeculativeFiction and mainstream or LitFic, depending on the work. Above all, Slipstream is about a feeling of surreality.

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Not to be confused with the 1989 sci-fi movie ''[[Film/Slipstream1989 Slipstream]]''.


* The 1976 ''Film/FreakyFriday'' provides no explanation for the FreakyFridayFlip; it simply happens after the mother and the daughter make a simultaneous wish that they could be in the other's shoes for a day.

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* The 1976 ''Film/FreakyFriday'' ''Film/{{Freaky Friday|1976}}'' provides no explanation for the FreakyFridayFlip; it simply happens after the mother and the daughter make a simultaneous wish that they could be in the other's shoes for a day.


* Any film by Creator/DavidLynch (Save Film/TheElephantMan and Film/TheStraightStory).

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* Any film by Creator/DavidLynch (Save Film/TheElephantMan ''Film/TheElephantMan'' and Film/TheStraightStory).''Film/TheStraightStory'').


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* The 1976 ''Film/FreakyFriday'' provides no explanation for the FreakyFridayFlip; it simply happens after the mother and the daughter make a simultaneous wish that they could be in the other's shoes for a day.


* In ''Film/GroundhogDay'', the protagonist is caught in a [[GroundhogDayLoop trope-naming time loop]] with no explanation whatsoever. A few theories are discussed, but story-wise his reaction to it is more important than the reason.

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* In ''Film/GroundhogDay'', the protagonist is caught in a [[GroundhogDayLoop trope-naming time loop]] with no explanation whatsoever. A few theories are discussed, but story-wise his reaction to it is more important than the reason.[[note]]In the original script the time loop was caused by a curse put on the protagonist by his bitter ex-girlfriend. This was dropped from the movie.[[/note]]

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* ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'', and its associated films, is this concept PlayedForLaughs. Various incidents of surreal weirdness occur in mundane real-world locations. Most sketches are presented in a [[DeadpanSnarker deadpan]], matter-of-fact fashion as if there's nothing particularly strange about any of it, and there's often NoFourthWall.


* ''Film/GroundhogDay''

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* ''Film/GroundhogDay''In ''Film/GroundhogDay'', the protagonist is caught in a [[GroundhogDayLoop trope-naming time loop]] with no explanation whatsoever. A few theories are discussed, but story-wise his reaction to it is more important than the reason.

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