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''Time Spanner'' is a [[Creator/TheBBC BBC]] Radio 4 ScienceFantasy sitcom about TimeTravel, written by Simon Kane. The pilot was broadcast in January 2017, followed by a special in December 2018.

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''Time Spanner'' is a [[Creator/TheBBC BBC]] Radio 4 ScienceFantasy sitcom about TimeTravel, written by Simon Kane. The pilot was broadcast in January January 2017, followed by a special in December 2018.



* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: Martin fast forwarding to six o’clock in ''The Dan in the High Castle''. Arguably, even Martin and Gabbie’s decision to travel a mere two years into the future falls into this category:

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* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: Martin fast forwarding to six o’clock in in ''The Dan in the High Castle''. Arguably, even Martin and Gabbie’s decision to travel a mere two years into the future falls into this category:



'''Martin:''' Of course. Wait, you mean – this means will let me –\\

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'''Martin:''' Of course. Wait, you mean – this means will let me me –\\


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* ThePoorlyChosenOne: [[TheChooserOfTheOne The Angel]] absolutely did not give the Time Spanner to the worst possible candidate ever, why do you ask?
-->'''Angel:''' Tried that. Hm.\\
'''Martin:''' You tried that?\\
'''Angel: ''' Yes. It went a bit – in fact, it went terribly – in fact, forget I said – [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial it wasn’t Hitler]].\\
'''Martin:''' You gave this – you gave this to Hitler? Hitler wasn’t an artist!\\
'''Angel:''' He dabbled.


''Time Spanner'' is a [[Creator/TheBBC BBC]] Radio 4 ScienceFantasy sitcom about TimeTravel, written by Simon Kane. The pilot was broadcast in January 2017, followed by a special in December 2018.

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''Time Spanner'' is a [[Creator/TheBBC BBC]] Radio 4 ScienceFantasy sitcom about TimeTravel, written by Simon Kane. The pilot was broadcast in January January 2017, followed by a special in December 2018.



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* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: Martin fast forwarding to six o’clock in ''The Dan in the High Castle''. Arguably, even Martin and Gabbie’s decision to travel a mere two years into the future falls into this category:

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* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: Martin fast forwarding to six o’clock in in ''The Dan in the High Castle''. Arguably, even Martin and Gabbie’s decision to travel a mere two years into the future falls into this category:



* DarkWorld: Played with in ''The Dan in the High Castle'', when [[spoiler: Martin and Gabbie think the future is rubbish and Mr. Kraken is the one responsible for it. As it turns out, that’s just what Vauxhall normally looks like, only without the hail.]]

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* DarkWorld: Played with in ''The Dan in the High Castle'', when [[spoiler: Martin and Gabbie think the future is rubbish and Mr. Kraken is the one responsible for it. As it turns out, that’s just what Vauxhall normally looks like, only without like.]]
-->[[spoiler: '''Martin:''' Yeah, me too. If you didn’t take over
the hail.world, then why is everything now so rubbish?\\
'''Lord Kraken:''' What? Oh, thanks a bunch.\\
'''Martin:''' The Cat in the Bag all boarded up.\\
'''Lord Kraken:''' The new Kraken site, yeah. Pubs close down, Marty.\\
'''Martin:''' The deserted streets?\\
'''Lord Kraken:''' It’s hailing.
]]



* DoesNotLikeShoes: After taking off his shoes at Mr. Kraken’s request, Martin remains shoeless well into ''The Dan in the High Castle'' [[spoiler: until he’s given his old shoes back by Mr. Mergatroid.]]
-->[[spoiler: '''Gabbie:''' Can you let us go, then, please, Mr – Mergatroid?\\
'''Mr Mergatroid:''' No. But I do have something that may help. Found them in the explosion.\\
'''Martin:''' You’ve had my shoes inside you for two years?]]



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'''Martin:''' Of course. Wait, you mean – this means will let me me –\\




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!!This podcast radio show contains examples of the following tropes:


[[UnlikelyHero Martin Gay]]'s 40th birthday is disrupted by two very important moments: one is meeting [[PluckyGirl Gabbie]], the girl of his dreams who he might possibly have just said totally the wrong thing to; and the other is being forced at gunpoint through a supernatural mirror into a world of angels, robots and the most powerful tool in the universe, the [[MacGuffin Time Spanner]], which gives the holder the power to span time. [[superscript: [[https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b087p3mn]]]]

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[[UnlikelyHero Martin Gay]]'s 40th birthday is disrupted by two very important moments: one is meeting [[PluckyGirl Gabbie]], the girl of his dreams who he might possibly have just said totally the wrong thing to; and the other is being forced at gunpoint through a supernatural mirror into a world of angels, robots and the most powerful tool in the universe, the [[MacGuffin Time Spanner]], which gives the holder the power to span time. [[superscript: [[https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b087p3mn]]]]


''Time Spanner'' is a [[Creator/TheBBC BBC]] Radio 4 ScienceFantasy sitcom about TimeTravel, written by Simon Kane. The pilot was broadcast in January 2017, followed by a special in December 2018.

[[UnlikelyHero Martin Gay]]'s 40th birthday is disrupted by two very important moments: one is meeting [[PluckyGirl Gabbie]], the girl of his dreams who he might possibly have just said totally the wrong thing to; and the other is being forced at gunpoint through a supernatural mirror into a world of angels, robots and the most powerful tool in the universe, the [[MacGuffin Time Spanner]], which gives the holder the power to span time. [[https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b087p3mn]]

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''Time Spanner'' is a [[Creator/TheBBC BBC]] Radio 4 ScienceFantasy sitcom about TimeTravel, written by Simon Kane. The pilot was broadcast in January January 2017, followed by a special in December 2018.

[[UnlikelyHero Martin Gay]]'s 40th birthday is disrupted by two very important moments: one is meeting [[PluckyGirl Gabbie]], the girl of his dreams who he might possibly have just said totally the wrong thing to; and the other is being forced at gunpoint through a supernatural mirror into a world of angels, robots and the most powerful tool in the universe, the [[MacGuffin Time Spanner]], which gives the holder the power to span time. [[superscript: [[https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b087p3mn]]
uk/programmes/b087p3mn]]]]



* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: Martin fast forwarding to six o’clock in ''The Dan in the High Castle''. Arguably, even Martin and Gabbie’s decision to travel a mere two years into the future falls into this category:

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* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: Martin fast forwarding to six o’clock in in ''The Dan in the High Castle''. Arguably, even Martin and Gabbie’s decision to travel a mere two years into the future falls into this category:



'''Martin:''' Of course. Wait, you mean – this means will let me –\\

to:

'''Martin:''' Of course. Wait, you mean – this means will let me me –\\


''Time Spanner'' is a [[Creator/TheBBC BBC]] Radio 4 ScienceFantasy sitcom about TimeTravel, written by Simon Kane. The pilot was broadcast in January 2017, followed by a special in December 2018.

to:

''Time Spanner'' is a [[Creator/TheBBC BBC]] Radio 4 ScienceFantasy sitcom about TimeTravel, written by Simon Kane. The pilot was broadcast in January January 2017, followed by a special in December 2018.



* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: Martin fast forwarding to six o’clock in ''The Dan in the High Castle''. Arguably, even Martin and Gabbie’s decision to travel a mere two years into the future falls into this category:

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* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: Martin fast forwarding to six o’clock in in ''The Dan in the High Castle''. Arguably, even Martin and Gabbie’s decision to travel a mere two years into the future falls into this category:



'''Martin:''' [{{Beat}}] Sure.

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'''Martin:''' [{{Beat}}] ''[{{Beat}}]'' Sure.



'''Martin:''' Of course. Wait, you mean – this means will let me –\\

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'''Martin:''' Of course. Wait, you mean – this means will let me me –\\



** In the pilot episode, one of the reasons why Martin Gay decides to travel an hour back into the past is Gabbie hanging up on him, after declaring “Okay. That is weird.” As it turns out, she did just that because she found him standing right there in front of her after travelling back in time.

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** In the pilot episode, one of the reasons why Martin Gay decides to travel an hour back into the past is Gabbie hanging up on him, after declaring “Okay.[-“Okay. That is weird.”-] As it turns out, she did just that because she found him standing right there in front of her after travelling back in time.



* TraumaButton: Whenever startled, Martin will exclaim “Ah, guys!”, which is implied to be a consequence of him being bullied as a kid.

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* TraumaButton: Whenever startled, Martin will exclaim “Ah, guys!”, [-“Ah, guys!”-], which is implied to be a consequence of him being bullied as a kid.



'''Gabbie:''' Because, like, Martin is not as weird a name as Marvin, and no one says, [[[SpeakInUnison together]]] Marvin Gaye’s a weird name.

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'''Gabbie:''' Because, like, Martin is not as weird a name as Marvin, and no one says, [[[SpeakInUnison together]]] ''[[[SpeakInUnison together]]]'' Marvin Gaye’s a weird name.


''Time Spanner'' is a [[Creator/TheBBC BBC]] Radio 4 ScienceFantasy sitcom about TimeTravel, written by Simon Kane. The pilot was broadcast in January 2017, followed by a special in December 2018.

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''Time Spanner'' is a [[Creator/TheBBC BBC]] Radio 4 ScienceFantasy sitcom about TimeTravel, written by Simon Kane. The pilot was broadcast in January January 2017, followed by a special in December 2018.



* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: Martin fast forwarding to six o’clock in ''The Dan in the High Castle''. Arguably, even Martin and Gabbie’s decision to travel a mere two years into the future falls into this category:
-->'''Martin:''' Yeah. What? Oh! I’m a time traveller! Gabbie, do you want to come to the future with me and see if I regret –\\
'''Gabbie:''' Yes, please!\\
'''Martin:''' Right. 2017.\\
'''Gabbie:''' Or further!\\
'''Martin:''' 2018?



'''Martin:''' Of course. Wait, you mean – this means will let me –\\

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'''Martin:''' Of course. Wait, you mean – this means will let me me –\\



* TheSlowPath: In ''The Dan in the High Castle'', when [[spoiler: Gabbie goes back to 2016 via the shortcut through Heaven, and is only reunited with Martin after two years, while it’s a mere handful of minutes for him.]]



* TheSlowPath: In ''The Dan in the High Castle'', when [[spoiler: Gabbie goes back to 2016 via the shortcut through Heaven, and is only reunited with Martin after two years, while it’s a mere handful of minutes for him.]]



* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: Martin fast forwarding to six o’clock in ''The Dan in the High Castle''. Arguably, even Martin and Gabbie’s decision to travel a mere two years into the future falls into this category:
-->'''Martin:''' Yeah. What? Oh! I’m a time traveller! Gabbie, do you want to come to the future with me and see if I regret –\\
'''Gabbie:''' Yes, please!\\
'''Martin:''' Right. 2017.\\
'''Gabbie:''' Or further!\\
'''Martin:''' 2018?


* YouAlreadyChangedThePast: Unclear, but the reason why the phone call cuts off in the first place could be Martin travelling back into the past. If nothing else, the same phone suddenly being in two different places at the same time might cause some issues with reception. (Though it must be noted that immediately after, the non-time travelling version of Martin manages to put through a second call just fine.)

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* YouAlreadyChangedThePast: Unclear, but the reason why the phone call cuts off in the first place could be Martin travelling back into to the past. If nothing else, the same phone suddenly being in two different places at the same time might cause some issues with reception. (Though it must be noted that immediately after, the non-time travelling version of Martin manages to put through a second call just fine.)


''Time Spanner'' is a [[Creator/TheBBC BBC]] Radio 4 ScienceFantasy sitcom about TimeTravel, written by Simon Kane. The pilot was broadcast in January 2017, followed by a special in December 2018.

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''Time Spanner'' is a [[Creator/TheBBC BBC]] Radio 4 ScienceFantasy sitcom about TimeTravel, written by Simon Kane. The pilot was broadcast in January January 2017, followed by a special in December 2018.



* ABirthdayNotABreak: The entirety of the pilot episode takes place on Martin Gay’s 40th birthday. On that day, he is forced at gunpoint into Heaven, is tasked with the unlikely mission of saving the world, and ends up being chased by a giant robot. Happy birthday, yeah?

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* ABirthdayNotABreak: The entirety of the pilot episode takes place on Martin Gay’s 40th birthday. On that day, he is forced at gunpoint into Heaven, is tasked with the unlikely mission of saving the world, and ends up being chased by a [[HumongousMecha giant robot.robot]]. Happy birthday, yeah?



'''Martin:''' Of course. Wait, you mean – this means will let me –\\

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'''Martin:''' Of course. Wait, you mean – this means will let me me –\\



* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: Martin fast forwarding to six o’clock in ''The Dan in the High Castle''. Arguably, even Martin and Gabbie’s decision to travel a mere two years into the future falls into this category:

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* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: Martin fast forwarding to six o’clock in in ''The Dan in the High Castle''. Arguably, even Martin and Gabbie’s decision to travel a mere two years into the future falls into this category:


''Time Spanner'' is a [[Creator/TheBBC BBC]] Radio 4 ScienceFantasy sitcom about TimeTravel, written by Simon Kane. The pilot was broadcast in January 2017, followed by a special in December 2018.

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''Time Spanner'' is a [[Creator/TheBBC BBC]] Radio 4 ScienceFantasy sitcom about TimeTravel, written by Simon Kane. The pilot was broadcast in January January 2017, followed by a special in December 2018.



* NonNaziSwastika: Apparently, one of the [[GeometricMagic sigils]] that can turn an ordinary mirror into a way to communicate with angels (provided you had the Time Spanner inserted into your brain, that is) is indeed a swastika, though the Angel insists it’s got nothing to do with Nazis.

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* NonNaziSwastika: Apparently, one of the [[GeometricMagic sigils]] that can turn an ordinary mirror into a way to communicate with angels (provided you had the Time Spanner [[NoseShove inserted into your brain, brain]], that is) is indeed a swastika, though the Angel insists it’s got nothing to do with Nazis.



'''Martin:''' Of course. Wait, you mean – this means will let me –\\

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'''Martin:''' Of course. Wait, you mean – this means will let me me –\\



* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: Martin fast forwarding to six o’clock in ''The Dan in the High Castle''. Arguably, even Martin and Gabbie’s decision to travel a mere two years into the future falls into this category:

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* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: Martin fast forwarding to six o’clock in in ''The Dan in the High Castle''. Arguably, even Martin and Gabbie’s decision to travel a mere two years into the future falls into this category:


''Time Spanner'' is a [[Creator/TheBBC BBC]] Radio 4 ScienceFantasy sitcom about TimeTravel, written by Simon Kane. The pilot was broadcast in January 2017, followed by a special in December 2018.

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''Time Spanner'' is a [[Creator/TheBBC BBC]] Radio 4 ScienceFantasy sitcom about TimeTravel, written by Simon Kane. The pilot was broadcast in January January 2017, followed by a special in December 2018.



* AfterlifeAntechamber: By stepping into Mr. Kraken’s magic mirror, a very much alive Martin Gay is able to access Heaven.

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* AfterlifeAntechamber: By stepping into Mr. Kraken’s [[CoolGate magic mirror, mirror]], a very much alive Martin Gay is able to access Heaven.



'''Martin:''' Of course. Wait, you mean – this means will let me –\\

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'''Martin:''' Of course. Wait, you mean – this means will let me me –\\



* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: Martin fast forwarding to six o’clock in ''The Dan in the High Castle''. Arguably, even Martin and Gabbie’s decision to travel a mere two years into the future falls into this category:

to:

* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: Martin fast forwarding to six o’clock in in ''The Dan in the High Castle''. Arguably, even Martin and Gabbie’s decision to travel a mere two years into the future falls into this category:


''Time Spanner'' is a [[Creator/TheBBC BBC]] Radio 4 ScienceFantasy sitcom about TimeTravel, written by Simon Kane. The pilot was broadcast in January 2017, followed by a special in December 2018.

to:

''Time Spanner'' is a [[Creator/TheBBC BBC]] Radio 4 ScienceFantasy sitcom about TimeTravel, written by Simon Kane. The pilot was broadcast in January January 2017, followed by a special in December 2018.



* FantasticReligiousWeirdness: The [[ScienceFantasy magic space Heaven]] Martin is forced into, complete with Egyptian-themed buildings and flying robots.

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* FantasticReligiousWeirdness: The [[ScienceFantasy magic space Heaven]] Martin is forced into, complete with Egyptian-themed [[{{Motifs}} Egyptian-themed]] buildings and flying robots.



'''Martin:''' Of course. Wait, you mean – this means will let me –\\

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'''Martin:''' Of course. Wait, you mean – this means will let me me –\\



* PlaceBeyondTime: Heaven is described (or, as it happens, not described) as a place beyond time and space.

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* PlaceBeyondTime: Heaven is described (or, as it happens, not described) as a place beyond time and space. space:
-->'''Laika:''' How best to describe a place beyond time and space? [...] Probably by shutting up, actually.



'''Martin:''' Oooh, I thought I was imagining it.

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'''Martin:''' Oooh, [[ImagineTheAudienceNaked I thought I was imagining it.it]].



* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: Martin fast forwarding to six o’clock in ''The Dan in the High Castle''. Arguably, even Martin and Gabbie’s decision to travel a mere two years into the future falls into this category:

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* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: Martin fast forwarding to six o’clock in in ''The Dan in the High Castle''. Arguably, even Martin and Gabbie’s decision to travel a mere two years into the future falls into this category:


''Time Spanner'' is a [[Creator/TheBBC BBC]] Radio 4 ScienceFantasy sitcom about TimeTravel, written by Simon Kane. The pilot was broadcast in January 2017, followed by a special in December 2018.

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''Time Spanner'' is a [[Creator/TheBBC BBC]] Radio 4 ScienceFantasy sitcom about TimeTravel, written by Simon Kane. The pilot was broadcast in January January 2017, followed by a special in December 2018.



* MundaneUtility: Martin repeatedly uses the all-powerful Time Spanner for trivial reasons: first he travels less than an hour into the past ([[OutsideTheBoxTactic via the Big Bang]]) in order to find out whether Gabbie heard his declaration of sorts, then in ''The Dan in the High Castle'' he skips eight hours of his life just because he doesn’t know what to do with himself until his rendezvous with Gabbie.

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* MundaneUtility: Martin repeatedly uses the all-powerful Time Spanner for trivial reasons: first he travels less than an hour into the past ([[OutsideTheBoxTactic via the Big Bang]]) in order to find out whether Gabbie heard [[InterruptedDeclarationOfLove his declaration of sorts, sorts]], then in ''The Dan in the High Castle'' he skips eight hours of his life just because he doesn’t know what to do with himself until his rendezvous with Gabbie.



* {{Ouroboros}}: Possibly a visual representation of the fact (repeatedly stated throughout the show) that everything is a circle.

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* {{Ouroboros}}: Possibly a visual representation of the fact (repeatedly stated throughout the show) that [[{{Motifs}} everything is a circle.circle]].



'''Martin:''' Of course. Wait, you mean – this means will let me –\\

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'''Martin:''' Of course. Wait, you mean – this means will let me me –\\



* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: Martin fast forwarding to six o’clock in ''The Dan in the High Castle''. Arguably, even Martin and Gabbie’s decision to travel a mere two years into the future falls into this category:

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* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: Martin fast forwarding to six o’clock in in ''The Dan in the High Castle''. Arguably, even Martin and Gabbie’s decision to travel a mere two years into the future falls into this category:


* MundaneUtility: Martin repeatedly uses the all-powerful Time Spanner for trivial reasons: first he travels less than an hour into the past (via the Big Bang) in order to find out whether Gabbie heard his declaration of sorts, then in ''The Dan in the High Castle'' he skips eight hours of his life just because he doesn’t know what to do with himself until his rendezvous with Gabbie.

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* MundaneUtility: Martin repeatedly uses the all-powerful Time Spanner for trivial reasons: first he travels less than an hour into the past (via ([[OutsideTheBoxTactic via the Big Bang) Bang]]) in order to find out whether Gabbie heard his declaration of sorts, then in ''The Dan in the High Castle'' he skips eight hours of his life just because he doesn’t know what to do with himself until his rendezvous with Gabbie.


* MoreThanThreeDimensions: Throughout the show, time is treated effectively as the fourth dimension of spacetime. In addition to that, in ''The Dan in the High Castle'' the Angel implies there are further dimensions in addition to space and time:

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* MoreThanThreeDimensions: Throughout the show, time is treated effectively as the fourth dimension of spacetime. In addition to that, in ''The Dan in the High Castle'' the Angel implies there are further dimensions in addition to dimensions, other than space and time:

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